3rd Annual Disruptive Technology Conference

"Seeking the Capability Before the Capability is the Surprise"

6 - 7 September 2006

Washington, DC


Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Keynote Address:

  • Technology Surprise-Why should we worry?, Dr. Ruth David, Chair, Committee on Defense Iintelligence Agency, Technology Forecasts and Reviews, President and CEO, ANSER, Inc.

Panel: The Warfighter's Perspective
Moderator: Mr. Wayne Snodgrass, Consultant

  • The Impact of Disruptive Technologies on Joint Warfighting, MG Michael Vane, USA, Vice Director for Force Structure, Resources & Assessment, Joint Staff, J-8

Panel: Perspectives of Change: Identifying the Emerging Commercial Disruptive Technologies
Moderator: Mr. Fred Lash, Vice President, VSE Corp.

  • Decision & Analysis as a Disruptive Technology, Dr. Desmond Saunders-Newton, BAE Systems, AlphaTech Division
  • Open Source GeoSpatial Tools and their Future Impact, Mr. Mark Lucas, Board Member OSGeo, RadiantBlue Technologies

Panel: The Search for Disruptive Technologies - a "Blue Force" Multiplier
Moderator: Mr. Mike Devine, Vice President, Alion Science and Technology

  • Advanced Capability Electric Systems, Mr. Scott Littlefield, PEO Ships Science & Technology Director, Office of Naval Research


Thursday, September 7, 2006

Panel: Disruptive Technology Policy and Focus
Moderator: Mr. Alan Shaffer, Director, Plans & Programs, ODDR&E

  • The Military Options to the Use of Commercially Available Disruptive Technology, Mr. Mark Johnson, Co-Founder and President, Innosight, LLC

Panel: Ubiquitous Platform to PlayStation Disruptive Technologies
Moderator: Mr. John Scott, Director Open Integration, RadiantBlue Technologies

  • A Concept of Operations for Armed Autonomous System, Mr. John Canning, Chief Engineer, Advanced Engagement & Autonomous Warfare Systems, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division
  • Real-Time Spectrum Management for Wireless Networks, Mr. Daniel Stevenson and Dr. Arnold Bragg, RTI International