Defence iQ’s Digital Transformation in Defence webinar series is designed to take our community on a virtual digital transformation and disruptive technology journey. Each webinar will bring thought leaders from traditional and non-traditional defence industry, SMEs and start-ups to share their expertise with defence customers and military end-users. Discussion will cover the development and application of some of the most innovative technologies emerging today, as well as advise on core requirements, security considerations and future technology implementation.

Confirmed Speakers include:

Lt Col (USMC) Brandon Newell

Director, SoCal Tech Bridge, NavalX

U.S. Department of Navy

Dr. Alexander Kott

Chief Scientist

U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Randy Brown

VP & Division Manager

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)


Land Open Systems Architecture, Land Equipment

DE&S – UK Ministry of Defence

Tarek Abdelzaher

Director, IoBT REIGN

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Matthew Bennett

Technical Director

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)

Tony White

Chief Technology Officer - Land (Precision Control Systems)

Ultra Electronics Group

Ian Brzezinski

former U.S. DASD Europe and NATO Policy, and Resident Senior Fellow

Atlantic Council

Dean Hoover

Systems Engineering Section Manager/Virtual Systems


Doug Brown

Head of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Guild


Chuck Marx

Retired Partner, Senior Advisor, Digital Services and Blockchain


Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Baldisserri

Deputy Director and Chief of the Concept Development and Experimentation Department

Italian Joint C-M/M UAS Centre of Excellence

Andrew Hartigan

Vice President, Aviation

Innovative Defense Technologies

Scott Thompson

Partner, US Aerospace & Defense Leader


Shannon Parker

Senior Manager of Business Development for Government Services


Craig Gottlieb

Managing Director, Aerospace and Defense


Steven Roemerman

Chairman and CEO

Lone Star Analysis

Jason Rios

Sr Vice President & General Manager, Aerospace

Sentient Science Corporation

Dr. Bill Lewis

Former Director of the Aviation Development Directorate of AMRDEC

Tennessee Technical Test Team

Brandon Johnson

Digital Product Strategy Leader

Bell Flight

Jordan Garrett

Digital Twin and Edge Solutions Lead

Dell Technologies

Peter Shultz

Senior Manager, FVL Digital Systems

Bell Flight