Watch: 2021 Air, Space & Cyber Conference Sessions


Opening and Award Ceremony

Keynote Address
Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines Holdings, Inc.

State of the Forces
The Honorable Frank Kendall, Secretary of the Air Force

Accelerate Change to Empower our Airmen
Gen Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Force Mix of the Future
Gen Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, Commander, Air Mobility Command
Gen Mark D. Kelly, Commander, Air Combat Command
Gen Anthony J. Cotton, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command and Commander, Air Forces Strategic – Air, U.S. Strategic Command    

First Principles of Airpower – Getting to a Design that Wins
Lt Gen Duke Richardson, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
Lt Gen David Nahom, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs
Lt Gen Clinton Hinote, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration and Requirements 

MCA: Weapons & Munitions
John “Snooze” Martins, Director of International Programs, MBDA
Maj Gen Jon Norman, USAF (Ret) Vice President of Customer Requirements & Capabilities, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Mark Altobelli, Director of Advanced Weapons and Missile Systems, Phantom Works, The Boeing Company

The Bomber Mafia
Malcolm Gladwell

Agile Combat Employment – Airpower Anytime, Anywhere
Gen Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; Commander, Allied Air Command;
Gen Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Commander, Pacific Air Forces; Air Component Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; and Executive Director, Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff; 
Lt Gen James C. “Jim” Slife, Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command

MCA: Logistics/Sustainment/Mission Support
Anthony Pedroni, Vice President of Development, NextEra Energy Resources
Maj Gen Robert McMahon, USAF (Ret.), Senior Advisor, Systecon 
Maj Gen Stephen T.  “Steve” Sargeant, USAF (Ret.) CEO, Marvin Test Solutions 

Building Tomorrow’s Airmen, Today and OAY Celebration
CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass


One Team, One Fight – Global Engagement
Heidi H. Grant, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Kelli L. Seybolt, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs
Air Commodore Jeremy  “Jez” Attridge, UK Air & Space Attache to the U.S. 

Mike Shortsleeve, Director Strategic Development, General Atomics Aeronautical
Eric Thompson, Associate Director JADC2 Capabilities, Collins Aerospace Systems, ISR and Space Solutions
James “J.R.” Gear, Vice President, Washington Operations, L3Harris Technologies


MCA: Space/Overhead Platforms 
Paul Tilghman, Senior Director of Azure Spectrum Technologies, Microsoft
Eric J. Brown, Senior Director, Military Space Mission Strategy, Lockheed Martin
Bill Gattle, President, Space Systems, L3Harris Technologies

Space Force Update
Gen John W. “Jay” Raymond

Space Force Presentation and Readiness
Lt Gen B. Chance Saltzman, Chief Operations Officer, Headquarters U.S. Space Force

MCA: Battle Management: JADC2/ABMS 
Richard S. Stapp, Corporate Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Steve Nordlund, Vice President and General Manager of Phantom Works, The Boeing Company
Ross Niebergall, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, L3Harris Technologies

MCA: Digital Engineering/Advanced Manufacturing 
Wallis Laughrey, Vice President of Strategy and Chief Transformation Officer, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, Raytheon Technologies
Eric Hein, Vice President for Defense Advanced Development and Space Programs, Spirit AeroSystems
Renee Pasman, Director of Integrated Systems, Lockheed Martin

CMSSF Roger A. Towberman

Defending the Homeland
Gen Glen D. VanHerck, Commander, United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command
Lt Gen Stephen N. Whiting, Commander, Space Operations Command
Admiral Christopher Grady, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command

The Need for DOD Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 
Col Mark Gunzinger, USAF (Ret.), Director of Future Concepts and Capability Assessments, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
Robert Winkler, Professional Staff Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee 
Rowayne A. “Wayne” Schatz, Jr., Director for Studies, Analyses and Assessments, Headquarters U.S. Air Force 

MCA: Electromagnetic Warfare
Dr. Jerry M. Wohletz,Vice President and General Manager of Electronic Combat Solutions, BAE Systems
Dr. Gerald Gerace, Chief Scientist, Electronic Warfare Division, Leidos
Anthony Nigara, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Space and Airborne Systems, L3Harris Technologies

Fighting and Winning in Space
General James H. Dickinson, Commander, U.S. Space Command

MCA: Data Management: Software Engineering/Cloud/AI /Analytics 
Akash Jain, Chief Technology Officer, Palantir Technologies
Brendan M. Harris, Director, ISR Solutions, Dell Technologies 
Robert Audet, Director, Guidehouse 

MCA: Autonomous Systems
Jarod Patton, Autonomous Systems Solution Architect, Leidos
Matthew Boyer, Systems Engineer Senior Staff, Elbit Systems of America
Diem Salmon, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for New American Security 

Space Capability Development
L. Gen William J. Liquori, Jr., Deputy Chief of Space Operations, Strategy, Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Analysis, United States Space Force
Andrew Cox, Director, Space Warfighting Analysis Center; Director, Space Security and Defense Program
Brig Gen Shawn Bratton, Commander, Space Training and Readiness Command, U.S. Space Force

Space Acquisition to Lethality
Lt Gen Stephen N. Whiting, Commander, Space Operations Command
Lt Gen Michael A. Guetlein, Commander, Space Systems Command
Michael W. Roberts, Director and Program Executive Officer for The Space Rapid Capabilities Office

Total Force – Air and Space
Lt Gen Richard W. Scobee, Chief of Air Force Reserve
Lt Gen Michael A. Loh, Director, Air National Guard


The 2022 National Defense Strategy and Future Force Structure
Melissa Dalton, Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities
Lt Gen Joseph Guastella Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force 
Col Mark Gunzinger, USAF (Ret.), Director of Future Concepts and Capability Assessments, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Accelerating Innovation
Preston C. Dunlap, Chief Architect of the Department of the Air Force
Kevin O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, The O’Neill Group Company
Dr. Jeff DeGraff, Professor of Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Leading from the Front: Command Chief Perspectives
CMSgt Dave Wolfe, PACAF/CCC
CMSgt Timothy White, AFRC/CCC
CMSgt Daniel Simpson, DSCA/SEL
CMSgt Amber Mitchell, USSF/S1 SEL

It’s All About People – Join Us!
Gina Ortiz Jones, Under Secretary of the Air Force
Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr, USAF, (Ret.)
Lt Gen Brian T. Kelly, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel, and Services
Patricia Mulcahy, Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Space Force

Developing the Next Generation Leaders of Airmen and Guardians
Lt Gen Marshall B. “Brad” Webb, Commander, Air Education and Training Command

Town Hall: Leadership and the Family
CSAF/Sharene Brown, CMSAF/Rahn Bass, CSO/Mollie Raymond, CMSSF/Rachel Rush

Information Warfare: A Strategy for the Competition Continuum
Lt Gen Timothy D. Haugh, Commander, Sixteenth Air Force; Commander, Air Forces Cyber, and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber
Lt Gen Mary F. O’Brien, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations
Lauren Knausenberger, Chief Information Officer, Department of the Air Force

Fighter Roadmap
Gen Mark D. Kelly, Commander Air Combat Command

From Acquisition to Lethality
Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
Lt Gen Duke Richardson, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
Randall G. Walden, Director and Program Executive Officer for the Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Maj. Gen. Heather L. Pringle, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command 

Air and Space Leadership – A Global Perspective 
Gen John Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffGen Tod Wolters, Commander, U.S. European Command, and  Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)

MCA: Networks/5G/Cyber Operations/Cybersecurity 
Daniel G. Rice, Vice President, 5G.MIL™ Programs, Lockheed Martin
Col Lance Spencer, USAF (Ret), Client Executive Vice President – AT&T Global Public Sector, AT&T
Ed Vasko, Director of Boise State University’s Institute of Pervasive Cybersecurity
Stephen Marker, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development Cyber Systems, General Dynamics Mission Systems