9–13 January 2017
Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas

Forum 360

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CREATE: Enabling Innovation through Computational Prototypes and Supercomputers

Monday, 9 January 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

Panelists:

  • Paul Nielsen, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (Moderator)
  • Edward Kraft, Technical Advisor, Air Force Test Center, Air Force Material Command, US Air Force
  • Robert Meakin, CREATE Air Vehicle Project Manager, High Performance Computing Modernization Program, Department of Defense
  • Scott Morton, Kestrel Principal, Software Developer, CREATE Program, Department of Defense
  • Robert Narducci, Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
  • Douglass Post, Associate Director, High Performance Computing Modernization Program, Department of Defense
  • Brian Smith, ADP Program and Technology Integration, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

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NASA Langley Centennial—A Storied Legacy, A Soaring Future

Monday, 9 January 2017, 1400-1600 hrs

Panelists:

  • Joe Anselmo, Editor-in-Chief, Aviation Week (Moderator)
  • Jeremiah Creedon, Center Director 1996-2002
  • Delma Freeman, Center Director 2002-2003
  • Roy Bridges, Center  Director 2003-2005
  • Lesa Roe, Center Director 2005-2014
  • Steve Jurczyk, Center Director 2014-2015
  • Dave Bowles, Center Director 2015-Present

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Future of the Aerospace Industry and Workforce Needs

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

Panelists:

  • Michael D. Griffin, Chairman and CEO, Schafer Corporation (Moderator)
  • C. Douglas Ebersole, Executive Director, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Kevin Parsons, Director, Innovation and Transformation, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Robie Samanta Roy, Vice President, Technology Strategy & Innovation, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Kenneth Sanger, Vice President and General Manager, 787 Airplane Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Lisa Teague, Director, Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce Corporation
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Geoengineering to Mitigate Climate Change – Is There a Role for Aerospace?

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 1400-1600 hrs

Panelists:

  • Marty Bradley, Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company (Moderator)
  • Martin Bunzl, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University
  • William Burns, Co-Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, American University
  • Timothy Langenkamp, Partner at the law firm of Sidley & Austin
  • Doug MacMartin,  Research Professor, Computing + Mathematical Sciences at Caltech / Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University

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Space Traffic Management

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

Panelists:

  • Moriba Jah, Director, Space Object Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona (Moderator)
  • Travis Blake, Senior Manager, Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • P.J. Blount, Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University
  • Mike Gazarik, Vice President, Engineering, Ball Aerospace
  • Donald Greiman, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Space Situational Awareness, Schafer Corporation
  • Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, USAF (ret)
  • George Nield, Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation, FAA

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Transitioning Your Idea from the Lab to Flight Test

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 1400-1600 hrs

Panelists:

  • Chris Cotting, Flight Sciences Technical Expert, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School (Moderator)
  • Albion Bowers, Chief Scientist, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
  • James "Buddy" Denham, Senior Scientific Technical Manager, Aeromechanics Division, Naval Air Systems Command
  • Bill Gray, Chief Pilot, USAF Test Pilot School
  • John S. Langford, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
  • Shawn Whitcomb, Systems Engineer, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Craig Woolsey, Professor of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Managing Change During the Development of Disruptive Technologies

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

Panelists:

  • Jocelyn Harrison, Program Manager, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Moderator)
  • Irene Gregory, Senior Technologist for Advanced Control Theory and Applications, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Rob High, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IBM Watson
  • Steven Huybrechts, Chief of Staff, Applied Minds LLC
  • Robert Lutwak, Program Manager, DARPA

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NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC): Enabling Missions from Venus to Alpha Centauri

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 1400-1600 hrs

Space is an imposing and harsh environment, but missions are designed to accommodate. Even so, some hurdles may seem insurmountable, if not impossible. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program within NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate invests in concepts that could change aerospace paradigms and break down exploration barriers. This panel will draw on leading innovators to discuss some of exploration's most challenging extremes -- for example: rovers on Venus, missions to icy moons, and ChipSats around Alpha Centauri.

Panelists:

  • Alvin Yew, Program Manager, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA (Moderator)
  • Geoffrey Landis, Scientist, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Mason Peck, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
  • Jonathon Sauder, Mechatronics Engineer, Technology Infusion Group, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
     

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