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Technology Horizons Summit

Against the backdrop of China’s aggressive state-sponsored technology strategy, the U.S. needs to act quickly to adopt a new national model to advance our global competitiveness objectives. How? By expanding and strengthening public-private collaboration on rapidly emerging technologies to advance economic and national security, while safeguarding democratic values.

Sep 19, 2023
1:00 - 6:30pm EDT

As the U.S. shapes and implements new business and financial models, what technologies are most critical to evolve in the near- and long-term? How do we encourage collaboration across government, industry, and academia while broadening the scope of stakeholders to include venture capital, the startup community, and privacy and civil liberties groups? How do we develop joint action plans, combine resources, and execute strategies to dramatically accelerate the pace of advancement?

Join us at our McLean campus to explore these questions. Opening with a panel of policy and technology leaders, this in-person event will dive deep into four areas critical to America’s global competitiveness: artificial intelligence (AI), microelectronics, biotechnology, and telecommunications.

MITRE is sponsoring this event with the support of AFCEA International. Registration is through an AFCEA portal and may require creating a free AFCEA account.


(Subject to change as speakers are added.)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Welcome and Keynote Panel

  • PJ Maykish, Senior Advisor, Special Competitive Studies Project
  • Tess DeBlanc-Knowles, Staff Associate for Technology Policy and Strategy, National Science Foundation
  • Duane Blackburn, S&T Policy Analyst, Center for Data-Driven Policy, MITRE
  • Dan Woolley, Entrepreneur in Residence, MITRE

2:10 pm – 3:40 pm: AI Breakout Session

  • Elham Tabassi, Chief of Staff, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
  • Dr. Ozgur Eris, Director, AI & Autonomy Innovation Center, MITRE
  • Dr. Lashon Booker, Acting Chief Engineer, AI & Autonomy Innovation Center, MITRE
  • Chelsea Magnant, Cybersecurity Policy Manager, Google

2:10 pm – 3:40 pm: Biotechnology Breakout Session

  • Matt Watson, Lead Bioeconomy Policy Analyst, MITRE
  • Dr. Monique K. Mansoura, Executive Director, Global Health Security and Biotechnology, MITRE
  • Dr. Richard Danzig, Adjunct Senior Fellow and Senior Advisor, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Anthony Sardella, Vice Chair and Founder, evolve24
  • Tara O’Toole, Senior Fellow and Executive Vice President, In-Q-Tel

3:50 pm – 5:20 pm: Future Telecommunications Breakout Session

  • ORAN
    • Peter Pacheco, Technical Strategist for Cellular Network Technologies, MITRE
    • Amanda Toman, 5G Innovation Fund Lead, NTIA
    • Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition
    • Andrew Thiessen, Head of 5G/xG, MITRE
  • Spectrum Sharing
    • Jeffrey T. Correia, Chief Scientist for Commercial Wireless, MITRE
    • Dr. John M. Chapin, Special Advisor for Spectrum, NSF
    • Kasey Pugh, Product Manager, Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), Defense Information Systems Agency
    • Dr. Paul E. Ransom, Office of Spectrum, NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 6G
    • Dr. Venki Ramaswamy, Chief Technologist for NextG, MITRE
    • Nada T. Golmie, Chief, Wireless Networks Division, NIST
    • Dean Brenner, Chair, FCC Technological Advisory Council
    • Mike Nawrocki, Vice President, Technology and Solutions, ATIS

3:50 pm – 5:20 pm:  Microelectronics Breakout Session

  • Asif Bhatti, Director of Innovation & Strategy, America’s Frontier Fund
  • Emily Weinstein, Research Fellow, Center for Security and Emerging Technology
  • John Terry, CEO, Espre Technologies
  • Eric Witherspoon, Senior Director, Business Development and Growth, Applied Materials
  • Jeremy Muldavin, Program Manager, Global Foundries

5:30PM – 6:30PM: Networking Reception