SwitchPitch Aerospace & Defense

SwitchPitch Aerospace & Defense – September 27, 2016
1776 Crystal City, VA
Glacier Point brings SwitchPitch to Aerospace & Defense.

Join this first-of-its kind event putting startups to work with the biggest players in Aerospace & Defense!

Government customers are demanding new sources and methods of innovation from established aerospace & defense companies. SwitchPitch Aerospace & Defense provides a unique opportunity for established companies to source innovative startup solutions. For startups, the event provides a fantastic opportunity to go to work with some of the leading suppliers in the defense and government sector – BAE Systems, Elbit Systems, Harris Corporation and Amazon Web Services – who will pitch funded projects designed to put defense-relevant startups to work.

Who’s attending?

  • Startups seeking opportunities to solve defense customer problems, partner with experienced players and win government contracts
  • Established A&D companies seeking new sources of innovation and commercial technology
  • Investment, consulting, and legal ecosystem supporters in search of promising young companies and clients
  • Government agencies driving innovative acquisition models
Agenda Time
Registration 10:00am – 10:45am
Opening Remarks 10:45am – 11:00am
Morning Keynote

– Jerry McGinn, DOD Deputy Director, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy
11:00am – 11:30am
Panel Discussion

– Models for Defense Collaboration
11:30am – 12:00pm
Lunch Keynote

– Teresa Carlson, VP Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Break 12:45pm – 1:00pm
Corporate Project Presentations

– BAE Systems, Elbit Systems, Harris Corporation
1:00pm – 2:15pm
Break 2:15pm – 2:30pm
Speed Meetings & Networking

– Established A&D Companies and Startups
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Closing Remarks 4:00pm
Networking Reception (optional) 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Project topics include:

  • Aerial Unmanned Vehicle Tracking
  • Advanced Imaging
  • Avionics & Displays
  • Machine Intelligence
  • MULTI-INT Data Fusion
  • Precision Navigation in a GPS-Denied Environment
  • Public-Safety Communications

With general interest in:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented Reality
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cyber
  • Federal Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Micro-electronics
  • Robotics
  • Sensors

…and other novel approaches to solving the tough aerospace, defense and government challenges

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