Pacific Operational Science & Technology (POST) Conference

"Seizing the Initiative via Decision Superiority, Innovation and Collaborative Partnerships"

5 - 9 March 2023

Honolulu, HI


Monday, March 6, 2023

International Keynote Speaker: Japan's National Defense Technology Strategy

  • Dr. Shigenori Mishima, Vice-Commissioner & Chief Technology Officer, Acquisition Technology & Logistics Agency, Ministry of Defense, Japan

Innovation Acquisition Service Chiefs Panel
Moderator: Dr. George Ka'iliwai III, SES, Director, Requirements & Resources, USINDOPACOM

  • Kristen Baldwin, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology & Engineering
  • Willie Nelson, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Army, Research & Technology
  • Dr. Rhys Williams, SES, Executive Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)


Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Rapid Prototyping And Expediting Service Delivery
Moderator: Jesse Gipe, Pacific-South Regional Director, National Security Innovation Network, U.S. Department of Defense

  • Cheryl Ingstad, Managing Director, National Security Innovation Network
  • Mike Madsen, Acting Director, DIU
  • Curry Wright, Special Advisor to the Director, AFWERX, Department of the Air Force
  • Leslie Babich, Director, SOFWERX
  • Dr. Matthew Willis, Director, Army Prize Competitions & Army Applied SBIR Program

Critical Technologies Panel
Moderator: Maynard Holliday, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Critical Technologies (DCTO(CT)), U.S. Department of Defense

  • Dr. Lindsay Millard, Principal Director for Space, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E))
  • Dr. Frank Peterkin, Principal Director, Directed Energy
  • Dr. Kimberly Sablon, Principal Director for Trusted AI and Autonomy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering, (OUSD(R&E))
  • Col Cecilia Watkins, USAF, Military Lead, INSS (FNC3), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E))