8th Annual Norwegian-American Defense Conference

Winning the Innovation Contest

Forging International Partnerships for a Resilient Innovation Base

 

Thursday April 2

8am-5pm

House of NADIC

1201 Wilson Blvd, 30th floor, Arlington VA

 

Program

(subject to updates)

9am

REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

Register online here  

9 – 10:30am

SESSION I

  • Welcome by Master of Ceremonies

  • Opening Address by H.E. Kåre R. Aas, Norway's Ambassador to the United States

  • Norwegian Keynote by Ms. Tone Skogen, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Defence

  • US Keynotes (to be confirmed)

  • Rear Admiral Casey J. Moton, Program Executive Officer, Unmanned & Small Combatants, United States Navy

  • Gold Sponsor Address by Northrop Grumman

10:30 – 11am

NETWORKING BREAK

Light Refreshments

NADIC Members & Sponsors Exhibits

11am 12:30pm

SESSION II

  • Lt Gen Eric T Fick, Program Executive Officer F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office

NADIC Featured Members

  • Mr. Arnt-Helge Olsen, Vice President, Subsea Sales, Kongsberg Maritime

  • Ms. Linda Thomson, President & CEO, Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI)

Panel Discussion on Allied Innovation Cooperation, Moderated by Ms. Samantha Clark, Special Council, Covington & Burling LLP

  • Dr. Sunniva Tofte, Deputy Director General, Head of Section of Innovation, Research & Development, Department of Defence  Policy & Long Term Planning, Norwegian Ministry of Defence 

  • Dr. Dan Kliman, Senior Fellow & Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for New American Security 

  • Col. Sean O'Brien, USAF, Chair, National Security Industrial Base Department, The Eisenhower School, National Defense University 

  • Dr. Sorin Lungu, Professor, National Security Industrial Base, The Eisenhower School, National Defense University 

12:30 1:30pm

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

NADIC Members & Sponsors Exhibits

 

1:30 3:30pm

SESSION III

​Panel Discussion on How to Win the Innovation Contest, Moderated by Mr. Alex Gallo, BMNT​

  • Introductory Virtual Fireside Chat with Mr. Steve Blank, Silicon Vally Entrepreneur  

  • Col. (ret) Pete Newell, CEO, BMNT

  • Ms. Gro Dyrnes, Americas Regional Director, Innovation Norway

  • Dr. Kim Lynge Sørensen, CEO & Co-Founder, UBIQ Aerospace

  • Ms. Hanne Bjørk, Director of Innovation & Industrial Development, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI​)

Future Acquisitions of the Norwegian Armed Forces

  • Rear Admiral Bjørge Aase, Deputy Director General, Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency​

CMMC and the Need for Cyber Resilience

  • Ms. Katie Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer, OUSD A&S, Department of Defense

3:30 5pm

NADIC MATCHMAKER (B2B/B2G/G2G)

Meetings between US and Norwegian defense industries and governments

6 8pm

AMBASSADOR'S NETWORKING RECEPTION

Norwegian Residence

By invitation

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