Main Conference Day 1

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Networking Breakfast & Registration

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Chairperson’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote: Will Future Conflicts Continue To Be An Urban Affair Or Should The Military Focus On All Terrain Capabilities? How Does This Affect The Requirements & Planning Of The NGCV?

Robert Abrams, Commanding General, FORSCOM, US Army

Robert Abrams

Commanding General, FORSCOM
US Army

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM What Organizational Design Changes Can Be Enacted In The Near, Mid, And Far-Terms Which Will Close Or Mitigate Capability Gaps?

Major General Robert Dyess, Deputy Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, US Army

Major General Robert Dyess

Deputy Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center
US Army

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Integrating novel optronics and inertial systems enhances real-time vehicle situational awareness and weapon effectiveness

Bob Lachance, Vice President, Business Development, Safran Optics 1

Bob Lachance

Vice President, Business Development
Safran Optics 1

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM U.S. Military’s Short Term And Long Term Strategic Plan In Modernizing Its Fleet Of Stryker Vehicles To Increase Their Protection And Lethality.

Glenn Dean, Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, U.S. Army

Glenn Dean

Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team
U.S. Army

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Using Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle And Robotic Wingmen To Give GCV Crews Increased Protection And Battlefield Awareness

Major Alan Stephens, Lead Project Officer, Maneuver Robotics and Autonomous Systems, MCoE, US Army

Major Alan Stephens

Lead Project Officer
Maneuver Robotics and Autonomous Systems, MCoE, US Army

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Integrating Active Protection Systems In The Current And Next Generation Ground Combat Vehicles To Increase Protection Against Anti-Tank Weapon Systems

Colonel Kevin Vanyo, Military Deputy to the Director, TARDEC, U.S. Army

Colonel Kevin Vanyo

Military Deputy to the Director, TARDEC
U.S. Army

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Deploying Next Generation Weapon Systems On Current And Future GCV Platforms To Increase Their Lethality On The Battlefield.

John W. Charlton, Commanding General, US Army Test & Evaluation Command

John W. Charlton

Commanding General
US Army Test & Evaluation Command

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Identifying Future Capabilities Of Robotic And Autonomous Systems (RAS) To Increase Situational Awareness And Force Protection

Mr. Dale Ormond, Principal Director, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering)

Mr. Dale Ormond

Principal Director
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering)

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

5:15 PM - 7:15 PM Cocktail Hour