9–13 January 2017
Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas

Plenary Program

  Plenary Panel

Setting the Landscape—Factors Driving Today's Disruptive Environment

Monday, 9 January, 0800–0900 hrs


  • Carissa Christensen, Managing Partner, The Tauri Group
  • George Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company


Disruptive Business Models

Tuesday, 10 January, 0800–0900 hrs


Disruptive Policy Issues—Presidential Transitions

Wednesday, 11 January, 0800–0900 hrs 


  • Ann Zulkosky, Director, NASA Programs, Washington Operations, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (Moderator)
  • Michael D. Griffin, President and CEO, Schafer Corporation
  • L.G. Henry “Trey” Obering, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Dorothy Robyn, Independent Consultant/Writer; Former Commissioner, GSA, Public Buildings Service; Former DUSD (Installations and Environment)


Disruptive Technology Developments—Breakthroughs That Will Transform Aerospace

Thursday, 12 January, 0800–0900 hrs 

Aerospace itself was born a disruptive technology that completely changed global transportation norms, taking us from the ground to the skies and eventually space. A diverse group of leaders from key emerging disruptive technology areas will participate in a lively discussion and debate on the following topics: big data/machine learning, quantum technology, autonomous systems, and advanced manufacturing.


  • Rob High, IBM Fellow, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IBM Watson 
  • Robert Lutwak, Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office, DARPA 


Next Generation Workforce

Friday, 13 January, 0800–0900 hrs


Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 06 Dec 2016
  • Early Bird Reg Deadline: 19 Dec 2016
  • Cancellation Deadline: 26 Dec 2016

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