Accelerating DoD’s Adoption of Transformative Commercial IT Solutions

October TWICS Prelude Event

Thursday, October 21, 2021
12:00pm – 3:30pm EDT

  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: Registration and Lunch
  • 12:30pm – 12:45pm: Announcements
  • 12:45pm – 1:15pm: Keynote Address
    Col Heather Blackwell, ACC/A6
  • 1:30pm – 2:25pm: Industry Panel
    Hardware solutions for transformative change
  • 2:35pm – 3:30pm: Industry Panel
    Software solutions for transformative change
  • 3:30pm: No-host social

Event location:
Bayview Commonwealth Center
Inside main ballroom and outside patio space
350 Clarke Ave
Langley AFB, VA  23665

With guest speakers:

Col Heather BlackwellKeynote Speaker, ACC/A6

Colonel Heather W. Blackwell is the Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance, and Chief Information Officer, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. She leads a staff and three subordinate units responsible for delivering strategic and enterprise-level cyberspace efforts to increase the U.S. Air Force's ability to provide combat forces to Combatant Commanders. Colonel Blackwell provides the strategic vision, policy, guidance and advocacy to drive the engineering and integration to build, extend, operate, secure and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. She is responsible to organize, train and equip cyberspace capability and communications for the command’s 35 wings, 1,000 aircraft, 12 bases and 242worldwide operating locations with 156,739 total force military personnel.

Col Heather BlackwellKeynote Speaker, ACC/A6

Colonel Heather W. Blackwell is the Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance, and Chief Information Officer, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. She leads a staff and three subordinate units responsible for delivering strategic and enterprise-level cyberspace efforts to increase the U.S. Air Force's ability to provide combat forces to Combatant Commanders. Colonel Blackwell provides the strategic vision, policy, guidance and advocacy to drive the engineering and integration to build, extend, operate, secure and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. She is responsible to organize, train and equip cyberspace capability and communications for the command’s 35 wings, 1,000 aircraft, 12 bases and 242worldwide operating locations with 156,739 total force military personnel.

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Shurronne Young DavisPanelist, Peraton

Shurronne Young Davis provides strategic operations leadership and technical direction of security operations for Peraton's U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) customers. She brings to the position extensive experience in enterprise digital transformation, cyber technology development, predictive modeling and systems integration. Ms. Young Davis leads a team of architects, engineers, SMEs, and technical product and program managers in delivering security solutions. By elevating security standards, compliance and risk management to the enterprise, she helps ensure operational integrity and mission assurance for the DOD.

Shurronne Young DavisPanelist, Peraton

Shurronne Young Davis provides strategic operations leadership and technical direction of security operations for Peraton's U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) customers. She brings to the position extensive experience in enterprise digital transformation, cyber technology development, predictive modeling and systems integration. Ms. Young Davis leads a team of architects, engineers, SMEs, and technical product and program managers in delivering security solutions. By elevating security standards, compliance and risk management to the enterprise, she helps ensure operational integrity and mission assurance for the DOD.

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Gary OlsonPanelist, AT&T CyberSecurity

Gary W. Olson is the Senior Associate Vice President for the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific Sales, AT&T CyberSecurity. In this role, Mr. Olson is responsible for $200 million in profit and loss and leads over 200 personnel driving worldwide sales operations and marketing for AT&T's global cyber security portfolio.

Gary OlsonPanelist, AT&T CyberSecurity

Gary W. Olson is the Senior Associate Vice President for the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific Sales, AT&T CyberSecurity. In this role, Mr. Olson is responsible for $200 million in profit and loss and leads over 200 personnel driving worldwide sales operations and marketing for AT&T's global cyber security portfolio.

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Brian RossonPanelist, Tanium

As Vice President of DoD and IC, Brian Rosson is responsible for the performance, strategy, and alignment of Tanium’s sales operations with the Department of Defense. Brian is a 26-year technology industry veteran with a strong sales and sales leadership background primarily within the Department of Defense.

Brian RossonPanelist, Tanium

As Vice President of DoD and IC, Brian Rosson is responsible for the performance, strategy, and alignment of Tanium’s sales operations with the Department of Defense. Brian is a 26-year technology industry veteran with a strong sales and sales leadership background primarily within the Department of Defense.

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… and more!

No-host Social to Follow

R.S.V.P. by:
October 5, 2021 (for those WITHOUT base access)
October 14, 2021 (for those WITH base access)

R.S.V.P. Now

POC:
Sam Moore
sam.moore.ctr@cox.net

Dress Code:
Military: UOD
Civilian: Business Casual

Those WITHOUT base access, please RSVP by 1200 (Noon), Wednesday, October 6, 2021 for
Entry Authorization Letter processing 15 days prior to event.

All others, please RSVP by 1700 (5PM) on Thursday, October 14, 2021

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