2017 AerospaceDefenseChain
2016 FINAL PROGRAM


The program for the 3rd Annual AerospaceDefenseChain Conference will be available shortly. In the meantime, please refer to the program for the 2nd Annual AerospaceDefenseChain Conference held in October of 2016.


Speaker Biographies



OCTOBER 27, 2016 - THURSDAY


7:30-8:30 am
Registration, Alhambra Foyer
Breakfast, Alhambra Terrace, sponsored by AlixPartners

8:30-8:35
Welcome Address and Introduction
Alhambra Ballroom
Joanna Speed, Managing Director, A&D and SpeedNews Conferences
 
8:35-9:05
CAPITAL ALPHA PARTNERS
Opening Address
Byron K. Callan, Managing Director

9:05-9:35
DELOITTE
Pursuing Sustainable Growth Opportunities and New Initiatives in A&D Sectors 
Tom Captain, Vice Chairman, Global & U.S. A&D Sector Leader
 
9:35-10:05
ALCOA TITANIUM & ENGINEERED PRODUCTS AND ALCOA DEFENSE
The New Business of Aerospace & Defense
Eric V. Roegner, President

10:05-10:40
Morning Coffee Break, Alhambra Terrace & Foyer

10:40-11:50
PANEL: THE FOUR HORSEMEN - OUTLOOK AND TRENDS WITHIN THE A&D INDUSTRY
With a new U.S. president and Congress, a changing macroeconomic landscape, and new competitors and business demands within the aerospace and defense industry, it is looking like some of the most dynamic and uncertain times since the end of the Cold War.

Moderated by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network
CAPITAL ALPHA PARTNERS - Byron K. Callan, Managing Director
GRUNDMAN ADVISORY & ATLANTIC COUNCIL - Steven Grundman, Principal & Lund Fellow
THE MCLEAN GROUP - R. John Stack, Managing Director & Aerospace Practice Leader
RENAISSANCE STRATEGIC ADVISORS - Pierre Chao, Founding Partner
Discussion and Questions

12:00-1:45 pm
Lunch, Alhambra Terrace, sponsored by Arizona Commerce Authority

1:45-2:15
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS
The Commercial Future of Defense
Duane F. Hawkins, Senior VP & General Manager, Boeing & Defense Programs

2:15-2:45
ALDERMAN & COMPANY
Aerospace & Defense M&A
William H. Alderman, Founder & President

2:45-3:15
STARBURST ACCELERATOR
New Ventures and Investor Relations
Vandad "Van" Espahbodi, Chief Operating Officer
 
3:15-3:45
Afternoon Coffee Break, Alhambra Terrace

3:45-4:45
PANEL: THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION - DEFENSE BUDGET
Forget what you hear on the campaign trail. The next President and next session of Congress are going to slam into a wall of worries already predominating budget planning in Washington. From an acquisition bow wave to monstrous personnel costs and deep anxiety over research and development efforts, the Pentagon faces daunting spending challenges that are likely to climax during the next administration. Indeed, short of a World War III-level spending surge, the Pentagon could face conditions that make "sequestration" fights of the early 2010s look quaint. Hear how some of the most widely respected defense budget experts think things will turn out. Some of the A&D’s leading experts will be joining this Panel and will provide their insight as well.

Moderated by Jen DiMascio, Managing Editor, Defense, Space & Security, Aviation Week Network
CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND BUDGETARY ASSESSMENTS (CSBA) - Katherine Blakeley, Research Fellow & Director, Defense Budget & Resources
CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (CSIS) - Todd Harrison, Director, Aerospace Security Project and Director, Defense Budget Analysis
THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION - Justin T. Johnson, Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting Policy
Discussion and Questions

4:45
Wrap-up
Joanna Speed

6:15
Cocktails and Wine on the Kasbah Patio

7:00-9:00
Poolside Buffet Dinner at Kasbah Patio, spouses invited



OCTOBER 28, 2016 - FRIDAY


7:00-8:00 am
Breakfast, Alhambra Terrace, sponsored by AlixPartners

8:00-8:05
Introduction
Joanna Speed

8:05-9:00
PANEL: CYBERSECURITY IN AEROSPACE & DEFENSE PROGRAMS
Cybersecurity in A&D programs has always been a concern, but now it is a requirement. New DoD regulations pervade the supply chain and require a new level of response. The urgent need to protect the digital thread in products and offerings means more than just not getting hacked or showing up on WikiLeaks. What must companies do in the era of defense acquisition reform, additive manufacturing, and the Internet of Things? A&D’s leading experts will be joining this Panel, providing their insights, and discussing what’s new and what to expect in the near future.

Moderated by Tim Zullo, Sr. Director, Sales & Marketing, Exostar
CAPGEMINI - David J. Grasso, VP North America Aerospace & Defense
DRS TECHOLOGIES - Ernie Magnotti, Chief Information Security Officer
L3 COMMUNICATIONS - Steven P. Kipp, Director, Information Systems Security
Discussion and Questions

9:00-9:10
Refresher Break

9:10-9:40
RENAISSANCE STRATEGIC ADVISORS
Imagining the A&D Industry of the 2020s: Impacts of New Technologies and New Business Models
Jacob Markish, Principal

9:40-10:10
SIEMENS PLM SOFTWARE
PLM Today and Tomorrow as an Enterprise Asset
David H. Riemer, Vice President, A&D Strategy

10:10-10:40
Morning Coffee Break, Alhambra Terrace & Foyer

10:40-11:10
FAIRMONT CONSULTING GROUP
Getting to Ground Truth: Honest Perspectives From Across The Supply Chain on What's Working and What Still Needs Work
Jay Wynn, Managing Director

11:10-11:40
KPMG
Market Trends - The Search for Growth
Thomas J. Mayor, Partner, Industrial Manufacturing Strategy Practice Leader

11:40-12:00 pm
Refresher Break

12:00-1:00
PANEL: A&D PROGRAMS - PRODUCT UPDATE AND DELIVERY FORECAST
What programs are growing, what programs are plateauing? Forecasters and analysts offer their outlooks on where programs, budgets and business opportunities are going in the aerospace and defense world. Audience questions will be encouraged as well as information on how to learn more about their forecasts.

Moderated by Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor & Content Manager, Aviation Week Network
ALIXPARTNERS - Luigi Peluso, Managing Director
AVIATION WEEK NETWORK - Daniel Katz, Director, Defense Analysis & Data - Intelligence & Data Services
FROST & SULLIVAN - Brad Curran, Senior Analyst, Defense
Discussion and Questions 

1:00
Closing Remarks
Michael Bruno

Drawing for a PacMin airplane model (must be present to win)

1:15-3:00
BBQ Lunch, Alhambra Terrace, sponsored by Arizona Commerce Authority