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Innovation for the Future


March 1 to March 3, 2022



Michael Mancini


Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Assistant Deputy Minister
Defence Excellence, Headquarters NZDF

Yogi Stöckler

Deputy Director Defence Excellence (Innovation)
Emerging Security Challenges Division NATO

Philip Lockwood

Deputy Head of Innovation for NATO
Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)

Dr. Tony Collins

International Innovation Partner
Dutch Ministry of Defence

LTC Fons Van der Ham

Manager, International Innovation Cooperation
ICE worx, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment

Stein Gundersrud

Head of ICE worx
NATO Innovation Hub

Serge Da Deppo

Founder & Manager, Innovation Hub
DefSec Innovation Hub

Dr. Kristina Soukupova

Founder and President
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Megan Mahle

Director of Industry Partnerships
Special Operations Forces, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (SOF AT&L), USSOCOM

Ms. Lisa R. Sanders

Director of Science and Technology for Special Operations Forces
AFWERX, United States Air Force

Darshan "Dash" Divakaran

Senior Manager, Strategic Innovation & Partnerships

Eric Fournier

Director General Research & Development Innovation
NavalX, US Navy

Mr. Bradley Goodrich

Deputy Director
Special Advisor for Advanced Technologies

Brad Chedister

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
Office of Innovation and Collaboration, Science & Technology Directorate,

Melissa Oh

Managing Director, Industry Partnerships
Science & Technology Directorate for an International Program

Ormal Ali

Senior Strategic Advisor (Contract)
First Responder Disaster Resiliency

Paul McDonagh

Portfolio Manager, First Responder Disaster Resiliency
Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), US Department of Defense

Katherine Koleski

International Engagement Lead
Stoneleigh Strategies Inc.

Rob James

Royal Canadian Navy Innovation

Cdr Lee Vessey RN

Director Navy Innovation
Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM)

Cdr Scott Healey

Old Dominion University

Girish Sreevatsan Nandakumar

Centre for Collective Intelligence, MIT

Mark Klein, Ph.D.

Principal Research Scientist
Commander, Unmanned & A.I. Integration

Captain Michael D. Brasseur

Commodore – Task Force 59
NATO Innovation Hub,

Serge Da Deppo

Founder & Manager
Defence Excellence, Headquarters NZDF

Yogi Stöckler

Deputy Director Defence Excellence (Innovation)
Leading Change through Innovation

James White

Defence Innovation

Pete Newell Colonel (Ret'd)

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