Michael Jirjis, Ph.D.
Directed Energy Experimentation Lead, AF Strategic Development Planning & Experimentation
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Youngchul Kim, Ph.D.
Researcher, Laser Weapon Systems
South Korea Agency for Defense Development
Dr. David Stoudt
David Stoudt, Ph.D., Engineering Fellow for Directed Energy, President, Directed Energy Professional Society
Booz Allen Hamilton
Head of Innovation and Strategy
UK Defence Solutions Centre
Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Massimo Annati
European Working Group Non-Lethal Weapons
Assistant Head of Novel Weapons Programme, Weapons Evaluation and Capability Assurance, Finance & Military Capability Group
UK Ministry of Defence
Novel Weapons Programme, Weapons Evaluation and Capability Assurance, Finance & Military Capability Group
UK Ministry of Defence
Fumio Wani, Ph.D.
HEL Program Manager
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Keith A. Rigby CEng FIET
Platform Integration Consultant – LDEW
French-German Research Institute of Saint Louis (ISL)
Deputy Director of Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capability Development Integration Directorate
US Army Futures Command
Michael Cathcart, Ph.D.,
Principal Research Scientist
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta
Join us in October to gain both strategic and technical insight from military leaders, research scientists and industry experts, including roadmaps, goals, and the art of the possible. This will allow you to define future operational concepts, understand militarily useful applications of the latest technologies and help deliver the latest technology to the warfighter.
"Excellent Summit as it brings together experts from around the world. The planning and management of your events & conferences is always top-notch and excellent."
"Being new to DEW it was quite valuable"
"I got a good picture of where the laser weapon field is at the moment"
"It was first time attending and it was certainly valuable to get an overview, plus an outlook on the history, present and future thoughts and direction"
"Extremely good speaker faculty"
"Very valuable meeting"
"It is good to have an insight of the current subject, current status and an idea where it is moving"
"Very good opportunity for side meetings and networking with Good choice of speakers, interesting presentations"
"Very good, with high technical level"