Taking place June 14-15, 2023, in National Harbor, MD, the 2023 Digital Engineering for Defense Summit will bring together experts from across US military services, Department of Defense (DoD), and academia to discuss digital engineering’s role in enabling the DoD to acquire, deliver, and sustain advanced warfighting systems quickly and more efficiently.
This year’s Summit will explore current and future efforts that aim to integrate digital engineering tools, technologies, and processes to improve the engineering practice and acquisition of defense systems and support a digital transformation across the DoD.
To remain competitive in a digital age of rapid change in technology, information, and threat complexity, the US must evolve its engineering practices in order to design, deliver, and acquire innovative capabilities at the speed of relevance.
This year’s Digital Engineering for Defense Summit will explore how to integrate digital engineering practices to speed up the delivery of new defense capabilities, transform the acquisition environment, support improved life cycle management and sustainment, and advance digital transformation across the US DoD.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from innovators, engineers, decision makers, and key military officials on ways to drive digital transformation across the services and promote digital fluency across the DoD’s workforce.
This year’s event will explore opportunities to integrate simulations, 3D models and digital twins into the engineering process to increase efficiencies in system designs; reduce cost, risk, and time; and enable better life cycle management and sustainment.
Additionally, this year’s panel will explore how the services are integrating digital engineering tools to modernize the design, delivery, acquisition, and sustainment of complex warfighting platforms.
Visitors to this year’s Digital Engineering for Defense Summit can network with senior leaders and contribute to the discussion focused on advancing digital transformation and innovation across the DoD.
Defense Strategies Institute (DSI)’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of its Summits’ content and focus areas, and will assemble the most respected minds in digital engineering and innovation across military, academia, and industry. DSI’s non-partisan approach allows it to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.
2023 Confirmed Speakers Include:
- Jennifer Swanson, SES
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Data, Engineering and Software,
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
- Kristen Baldwin, SES
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering,
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
- RDML Jason Lloyd, USN
Chief Engineer and Deputy Commander for Ship Design, Integration and Naval Engineering,
Naval Sea Systems Command
- Jacqueline Janning-Lask, SES
Engineering and Technical Management and Services Directorate,
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
- Thomas Lockhart, SES
Capability and Resource Integration (J8),
U.S. Space Command
- Timothy Gramp, SES
Chief Engineer and Deputy to the Commander,
Systems Engineering and Acquisition Logistics,
Marine Corps Systems Command
- Daniel Hettema
Digital Engineering, Modeling & Simulation,
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Digital Engineering for Defense Summit
June 14-15, 2023
The Sunset Room, National Harbor, MD, United States