8th Annual Norwegian-American Defense Conference

Winning the Innovation Contest

Forging International Partnerships for a Resilient Innovation Base

8am-5pm

House of NADIC

1201 Wilson Blvd, 30th floor, Arlington VA

Program

(subject to updates)

8-9am

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. Richard Mills, Vice President, Maritime Robotics 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 (invited)

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

12:30-1:30pm

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

NADIC Members & Sponsors Exhibits

1:30-3:30pm

SESSION III

Panel Discussion: How to Win the Innovation Contest

Moderated by Mr. Alex Gallo, BMNT

  • 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