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Defense Innovation at Startup Speed:

The Role of Universities and Government Labs

Join BAE Systems’ Innovation team to discuss the importance of engaging with the high-tech ecosystem to achieve rapid innovation in defense and aerospace. This session will focus on the role of universities and government labs. Hear quick pitches from some of the region’s big thinkers around the roles and responsibilities of universities in defense innovation efforts. Furthering the BAE Systems Technology Scouting mission, these events are meant as a convening mechanism to encourage collaboration building between traditional defense and innovation community members to solve some of the world’s most challenging and bleeding edge technical problems. BAE Systems, as a leading defense innovator, recognizes the need to engage and support small business, universities and venture capital investors to leverage the fast paced commercial high-tech sector to achieve successful insertion of disruptive dual-use technologies into complex defense systems.

 

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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

5:00 PM – 5:05 PM     Welcome and Introductions

5:05 PM – 5:30 PM     Presentation: Meaningful Partnerships with Universities to Drive Next Generation Innovation in Defense

5:35 PM – 6:35 PM      TED-Talks: University and Defense Innovator Partnerships to Speed Industry Innovation: Three

                                       Perspectives on What’s Working and What We Need to Do Next

6:35 PM – 7:15 PM      Panel: Revolutionary Models at Government Labs

 

 


EVENT SERIES

Welcome and Introductions

5:00 PM – 5:05 PM

 

 

 

Padraig Moloney, Director of Technology Scouting, BAE Systems FAST LabsPadraig Moloney, Director of Technology Scouting, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Padraig Moloney, BAE Systems

 

Padraig Moloney, BAE Systems, Inc.

Dr. Padraig Moloney is Senior Director of Technology Scouting at BAE Systems, focusing on providing innovative technology and collaboration opportunities and strategies to BAE Systems with its academic, government, startup and venture capital partners. Padraig has held leadership and supportive roles in corporate, government (NASA) and startup enterprises in a variety of technology areas including nanotechnology, autonomy and advanced manufacturing. He holds degrees from Rice University and MIT and is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. 

 

 

 


 

Presentation: Meaningful Partnerships with Universities to Drive Next Generation Innovation in Defense 

5:05 PM – 5:30 PM

 

 

Ellen Ferraro, BAE Systems, Inc.

Dr. Ellen Ferraro, BAE Systems, Inc.

Dr. Ellen Ferraro is the deputy vice president of Engineering for the Electronic Systems (ES) sector of BAE Systems, where she helps lead a team of more than 5,000 engineers and technical support staff focused on developing innovative and affordable engineering solutions and services.  Prior to this position, Ellen worked for Raytheon as the Chief Engineer for Integrated Communication Systems (ICS) in the Space and Airborne Systems business where she was responsible for all engineering aspects of the ICS programs including technical, cost and schedule performance.  Ellen spearheaded efforts for the business in Model Based Systems Engineering, Program Protection Planning and Agile Methodologies for Systems Engineering. 
 Ellen received her PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst under a NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship.  She is an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and of the Boston Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). 

 

 

 


 

TED-Talks: University and Defense Innovator Partnerships to Speed Industry Innovation: Three

Perspectives on What’s Working and What We Need to Do Next 

5:35 PM – 6:35 PM

 

Daniel Behr, Brown University

Daniel Behr, Brown University

Daniel Behr is an innovation catalyst and a versatile entrepreneurial leader focused on turning ideas into impact.  He brings 25+ years of experience in startups, innovation strategy, business development and venture investing – all with a common thread of bringing new technologies to market in the life and physical sciences. He recently served as Executive Director of Industry Engagement and Commercial Venturing at Brown University where he re-engineered the university’s technology transfer program. Previously, Daniel was CEO of Adaptive Surface Technologies, venture investor at Access BridgeGap Ventures and at Allied Minds, director of business development at Harvard University, and co-founder at Rediscovery Life Sciences, Compact Instruments, and IN USA. Daniel is a Harvard MBA and a Georgia Tech engineer, and speaks Spanish fluently and German conversationally. He resides in the Boston, MA area. 

 

 

 

Peter Boynton, Kostas Research Institute

 

Peter Boynton, Kostas Research Institute

Peter Peter Boynton is CEO of the Kostas Research Institute and Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University’s Innovation Campus at Burlington, Massachusetts, and founder of a Venture Creation Center for early-stage companies. The institute co-locates industry, university and government labs to accelerate technology from discovery to commercialization.
He was previously Commissioner of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for Connecticut, appointed by both democratic and republican governors and twice confirmed by the General Assembly. Boynton was an officer in the Coast Guard, commanding three ships and serving as Director for Global Affairs onthe White House National Security Council staff. 
Boynton holds a master’s in public administration from Harvard, an ocean engineering degree from the Coast GuardAcademy, and an unlimited Master’s License for ocean-going vessels of any tonnage.

 

 

Dr. Julie Chen, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dr. Julie Chen, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Julie Chen, Ph.D., is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on nanotechnology and innovations in materials processing and manufacturing. She directs UMass Lowell’s $65 million research enterprise, which spans all academic departments and 14 research and engagement centers and institutes. As Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Chen carries out UMass Lowell’s mission to grow the innovation economy by overseeing the transfer of technology toward applications, and ensuring that research partners—which include large corporations and various federal and state agencies – are well served.
Chen received her Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees from MIT in Mechanical Engineering.

 

 

 

John Hart MIT

John Hart, MIT

John Hart is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, and Director of the Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies at MIT. John’s research group aims to advance the science and technology of manufacturing in areas including additive manufacturing, nanostructured materials, and the integration of computation and automation in process discovery. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in manufacturing processes, advanced materials, and research methods. In 2016, John launched the first massive open online course on manufacturing processes, and in 2018 he launched MIT’s online professional course in additive manufacturing. John is co-inventor on >50 patents, many of which have been licensed commercially. He has been recognized by awards from NSF, ONR, AFOSR, DARPA, ASME, and SME; two R&D 100 awards; and by the MIT Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching and the MIT Keenan Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education. 

 

 

 

 


 

 Panel: Revolutionary Models at Government Labs

6:35 PM – 7:15 PM

 

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, BAE Systems, Inc

Moderator: Dr. Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, BAE Systems, Inc.

Dr. Scire-Scappuzzo is Sr. Dir. of Advanced Technology & Innovation and Tech Scouting Lead at BAE Systems FAST Labs. She was Co-founder and CEO at Ondetech LLC, Cambridge, MA; Vice President of R&D/CTO at Metamagnetics Inc., Canton, MA; Principal Research Scientist at Physical Sciences Inc., Andover, MA; and tenured Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Catania, Italy. Francesca obtained her BS and MS, in EE at Univ. of Catania, Italy; MS at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA; PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland; and she was Post Graduate Fellow at the European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC in The Netherlands. Dr. Scire-Scappuzzo has published over 30 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds 7 patents. She is serving as Chair of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, Boston Section, and Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation, Plasma Science, and Antenna and Propagation Letters.

 

 

 

Bernadette Johnson, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Dr. Bernadette Johnson, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Dr. Bernadette Johnson is the Chief Technology Ventures Officer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The Technology Ventures Office was established in 2018 to support access to and development of commercial technologies relevant to national security. Prior to this appointment, she was the Chief Science Officer (CSO) at Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), which focuses on accelerating commercial innovation for the Department of Defense.  As CSO, her primary responsibilities were to provide strategic guidance on emergent technologies and support development of a technical workforce. Dr. Johnson is a 2007 recipient of the Lincoln Laboratory Technical Excellence Award for her system-level architecting, technical innovation, and prototype demonstration. She holds a BS degree in physics from Dickinson College, an MS degree in condensed matter theory from Georgetown University, and a PhD degree in plasma physics from Dartmouth College.  She attended the Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in National and International Security Program in 2015 and has served as a member of the Naval Studies Board since 2012.

 

 

 

Charlene Stokes, U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory

Dr. Charlene Stokes, U.S. Army CCDC Army Research Laboratory

Dr. Stokes is the Army Research Lab (ARL) Human Research and Effectiveness Directorate’s (HRED) Lead for human-centered research and innovation in the Northeast region, operating out of ARL Open Campus, Northeast, and serving as the Deputy Program Manager of STRONG. She completed a dual-focused Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational & Human Factors Psychology at Wright State University. Beginning with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and most recently joining ARL/HRED, she has over 14 years of experience as a defense researcher and program manager working to push the boundaries of DoD innovation, particularly in the area of human-agent teaming and artificial intelligence. She established and directed the Human-Machine Social Systems (HMSS) Lab as an AFRL resource at Yale University from 2011-2016. She then moved the HMSS Lab from Yale to a Boston robotics innovation hub for startups, MassRobotics, to increase engagement with the commercial sector and spur Government S&T innovation. Her primary research focus is on the social dynamics of human-machine interaction, with numerous publications on the topic of trust in autonomy and human-machine teaming. She is heavily involved with service activities in the Boston local area, she serves on various NATO research task groups, and she served on the selection committee for the federally funded Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. She is a passionate advocate for cross-service collaboration and open innovation communities.

 

 

 

 

Matt Correa, U.S. Army 

Matt Correa, Army Natick U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Soldier Center (dismounted soldiers). Matt is Acquisition coordinating manager and Enterprise integrator. He works with Army Future Command and Army 75th Innovation Command.

 

 

 

 

Randy “Laz” Gordon, AFWERX

Randy “Laz” Gordon, AFWERX

Colonel Randy “Laz” Gordon, PhD is currently serving as the Director for the Secretary of the Air Force’s AI Technology Accelerator with MIT. Prior to this, he served on the Secretary of the Air Force’s AFWERX Technology Innovation Team with business, academia, and Airmen. He is also a Presidential Fellow, Harvard Business School Alumnus, DARPA Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Fellow, and graduate of the US Air Force’s School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS). He served the F-22 Combined Test Force as its commander and has additional flight test pilot experience in the F-15C/E, A- 10A/C, F-16A/C, Bombardier BD-700 Global Express business jet, and 70 other military and civilian aircraft.

 

Defense Innovation at Startup Speed: The Role of Government

September 12, 2019

Join the BAE Systems’ Innovation team to discuss the importance of engaging with all the players in the high-tech ecosystem to achieve rapid innovation in defense and aerospace. Participate in a conversation with distinguished guest speakers from the Department of Defense and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to learn how the Government is engaging with small business, universities and venture capital investors to leverage the fast paced commercial high-tech sector.
Large system integrators such as BAE Systems will have a vital role for the success of this new defense innovation model, providing guidance and resources to small businesses to achieve successful insertion of disruptive dual-use technologies into complex defense systems.

 

Welcome and Introductions

5:00 PM – 5:05 PM

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST LabsLucia Maffei, Boston Business Journal

 

Lucia Maffei, Boston Business Journal

Born and raised in Italy, Lucia “Lucy” Maffei is a business reporter based in Boston. Her work has been published on NPR.org, TechCrunch and BostInno. Currently, she’s the Technology Reporter for the Boston Business Journal covering startups, M&A deals and venture capital in Greater Boston. Lucy received her master’s degree in business reporting from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. When she’s not breaking news, she can be found cultivating her photography skills or enjoying her last-one-seriously cup of coffee.

 

 

 


 

The Need for Rapid Innovation Integration and the Evolving Role of Defense Industry Primes

5:05 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Dave Logan, BAE Systems Inc.

 

Dave Logan, BAE Systems, Inc.

Dave Logan is the VP and General Manager for the C4ISR Systems business area within the Electronic Systems (ES) Sector of BAE Systems. The C4ISR Systems business develops products that span the underwater, surface, airborne, and space domains providing advanced sensing, identification, computing, exploitation, and mission management solutions. With revenues of $1.2B, C4ISR Systems has over 3,600 employees spread across more than a dozen sites. Major facilities are located in New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, California, and New Jersey.

 

 


 

TED-Talks: Government, Start-Up and Defense Innovator Partnerships to
Speed Industry Innovation Creation and Adoption: Four Perspectives on Next Generation Strategies

5:40 PM – 6:55 PM

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST LabsRavi Pappu, CTO, In-Q-Tel

 

Ravi Pappu, CTO, In-Q-Tel

Ravi Pappu is CTO at In-Q-Tel, where he works on technology strategy, roadmaps, and tools to systematically understand technology innovation. Prior to joining IQT, Pappu held senior technology and management positions at Trimble Navigation and ThingMagic, a venture-backed company he co-founded. ThingMagic was acquired by Trimble in 2010. Pappu received his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab, and was named to Technology Review’s TR100 list of top innovators under 35 and Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.

 

 

 

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Mike McGinley, Director, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

 

Mike McGinley, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

As Director of DIU Boston and of DIU’s Defense Engagements, Mike is responsible for executing DIU’s mission to bridge the gap between innovative commercial technologies and the federal government. Mike has also served as DIU’s Congressional Liaison and Air Force Lead, and started and led DIU’s computer vision innovation challenge. Before joining DIU, Mike ran USCYBERCOM’s Public-Private Partnership initiative, where he created and led advanced cyber tech outreach teams in Silicon Valley, New York City, and Boston, and crafted and implemented USCYBERCOM’s partnership strategy with venture capital/tech firms and academia.

 

 

Directorate CAG Chief of the Digital Directorate, United States Air Force

 

Amanda Rebhi, United States Air Force

Amanda Rebhi is a highly regarded officer in the US Air Force with TS/SCI clearance and 7 years of leadership, management, and critical thinking experience in high-stress, high-tempo, and high-visibility environments. As Directorate CAG Chief of the Digital Directorate, she cultivates joint, cross-organizational, inter-departmental, federal, and local partnerships to advance Agile DevOps. She manages Directorate programs that incorporate entrepreneurial lean startup approaches.

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Fuller, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Mark Fuller, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

As Undersecretary of Business Growth at the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Mark is responsible for advancing the administration’s strategy for job creation and business development across the Commonwealth. Mark coordinates state-funded incentive, capital, and operating budget driven programs, leads departments that offer support and resources for businesses of all sizes, and fosters relationships with the state’s diverse business owners. Mark most recently served as the Chief of Staff at the MBTA.

 

 

Q&A Session

6:55 PM – 7:15 PM

Randy “Laz” Gordon, Test and Evaluation Lead  AFWERX

 

 

Moderator: Randy “Laz” Gordon, AFWERX

Lieutenant Colonel Randy “Laz” Gordon, PhD is a decorated, multi-discipline leader with a demonstrated 20-year track record of professional excellence. He is currently serving as the Test and Evaluation Lead for the US Air Force’s AFWERX technology innovation enterprise with businesses, academia, and service members. He is also a Harvard Business School Alumnus and Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

 

Defense Innovation at Startup Speed: The Role of Startup Accelerator

June 20, 2019

 

Host: Nancy Saucier, BAE Systems Inc. Tech Scouting and currently runs operations

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Nancy Saucier, BAE Systems

Nancy Saucier, BAE Systems

Nancy Saucier has more than 20 years of experience working with high growth technology companies and the venture capital and angel investment communities. She has extensive knowledge of start-up activity and strategy, venture capital, community and alliance development, and organization operations management. Nancy recently joined BAE Systems Inc. Tech Scouting and currently runs operations. Prior to BAE, she was Executive Director of Innovation & New Ventures at UMass Lowell and responsible for the River Hawk Venture Fund, technology transfer and all new venture and entrepreneurial programs focused on faculty, graduate student and post-doctoral staff innovation.

BAE Executive Welcome and Company Introduction

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Paul Markwardt, Vice President and General Manager, Survivability, Targeting & Sensing Solutions

Paul Markwardt, Vice President and General Manager, Survivability, Targeting & Sensing Solutions

Paul Markwardt is vice president and general manager for the Survivability, Targeting & Sensing Solutions Business Area, within the Electronic Systems sector. STS is a diverse business with a broad portfolio of EO/IR products that provide its customers with unparalleled capabilities including infrared countermeasures, thermal imaging vision systems, low-level light sensors, precision munitions guidance systems, and laser targeting solutions.

Panel of accelerators, incubators and co-working spaces

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

 

BAE System’s business areas are working with FAST Labs and with local innovation ecosystems to foster rapid innovation and introduce new capabilities in next-generation defense and aerospace systems.

 

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Stas Gayshan, Co-founder, CIC Boston (Moderator)

Stas Gayshan, Co-founder, CIC Boston (Moderator)

Stas Gayshan is Managing Director at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) and the founder of CIC Boston. Stas leads the development of new CIC projects in the Americas, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and beyond, connecting innovators across boundaries and borders. Stas works with governments, universities, large corporations, real estate developers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, funders, and other stakeholders to solve difficult problems, build powerful, interwoven innovation ecosystems, and help cities craft lasting, impactful outcomes. A globally sought-after thought leader on innovation and entrepreneurship, Stas is often seen speaking at conferences and judging startup competitions around the world.

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Maren Cottonar, Director of External Relations, MIT Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS)

Maren Cottonar, Director of External Relations, MIT Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS)

Ms. Cattonar operates in the nexus between research, industry, and government. She is currently: an Entrepreneur in Residence at Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA); the director of external relations for MIT’s Jameel-Global Food and Water Security Laboratory (J-WAFS); a senior strategic advisor and ecosystem architect for BMNT/Hacking for Defense (H4Di) helping to solve strategic problems for the national security community (DoD and Intel.); the General Manager for Anoto AB’s Knowledge AI Technology (KAIT), a new company personalizing education and learning using AI. She is on the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) and is a mentor for the MIT Sandbox, TechStars Air Force, and MIT i-Teams programs.

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Fady Saad, MassRobotics

Fady Saad, MassRobotics

A 2017 Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree, Fady is the co-founder and partnerships director of MassRobotics; the first and largest robotics/AI startup escalator in the world. He also advises Rewired AI Studio on investment of their $100 million fund. Fady is the first to coin the term “startup escalation” model and “startup escalator”. Before that he was the strategy, research & business development director of Vecna Technologies where he supported the development of the company’s robotics R&D strategy, funding and commercialization activities.

Padraig Moloney, Director of Technology Scouting, BAE Systems FAST LabsPadraig Moloney, Director of Technology Scouting, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Reed Sturtevant, General Partner, The Engine

Reed Sturtevant, General Partner, The Engine

Reed is a General Partner at The Engine and co-founder and Managing Director at Project 11, a venture capital fund which invests in and assists early stage startups. Reed was a Managing Director of Techstars Boston and the founding director of Microsoft Startup Labs in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to Microsoft, he was Chief Technology Officer of EONS, Inc. Before EONS he served as a Managing Director and Vice President of Technology for Idealab, Boston, which founded several companies including Picasa and Compete. Prior to Idealab, Reed co- founded Radnet and RadioAMP.

He was architect and designer of Freelance Graphics, a best selling presentation graphics software product acquired by Lotus Development. Reed was a key member of the senior technical staff at Lotus where he launched many products including Lotus’ first web product.

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Christian Hassold, The Alchemist

Christian Hassold, The Alchemist

Christian Hassold is Director of Strategy & Corporate Development for ChannelAdvisor where he leads the M&A business practice and provides thought leadership on digital commerce. Christian has been a principal of three successful start-up companies since 1999 and is a mentor for Alchemist, a top-rated start-up accelerator based in San Francisco. Christian holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and attended London School of Economics and Political Science.

 


 

BAE Systems Reverse Pitches made available to the small business community.

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM

 

At BAE Systems we have a long tradition for solving hard technical problems: we are excited to share some key original ideas with entrepreneurs to rapidly develop new dual-use technologies.

 

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Jeff Degler, Director, Strategy & Planning, BAE Systems Electronic Systems

Jeff Degler, Director, Strategy & Planning, BAE Systems Electronic Systems (Moderator)

Jeff Degler is Director of Strategy and Planning for the Electronic Systems Sector within BAE Systems Inc. In this role, Jeff leads M&A, strategic collaboration, and IP licensing efforts, conducts business analyses, manages projects with external consultants, and supports the sector’s Integrated Business Plan development. Jeff has worked in the Aerospace and Defense industry for 30 years with BAE Systems and predecessor companies. Prior assignments include: electrical and software engineering, business development and capture team leadership, program management, R&D and investment portfolio management, and chief of staff positions with the North America CEO and the plc Chairman in London.

BAE Technology Presenters

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Chris Peckham, Growth Cell Leader, Survivability, Targeting and Sensing Solutions, BAE Systems

Chris Peckham, Growth Cell Leader, Survivability, Targeting and Sensing Solutions, BAE Systems

Chris Peckham is currently the Growth Cell Leader for the Survivability, Targeting, & Sensing Solutions (STS) business area at BAE Systems.  Prior to that he served as a capture lead and program manager in several other business area after program experience as a mechanical engineer.  His military experience includes service as a Naval Flight Officer in the S-3B Viking and P-3C Orion aircraft.  Chris holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration.  His professional affiliations include the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Association of Old Crows, and the Tailhook Association.

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

George Lim, Business Development Manager, BAE Systems Inc. Electronic Systems, Advanced Display Systems

George Lim, Business Development Manager, BAE Systems Inc. Electronic Systems, Advanced Display Systems

George Lim is the Business Development Manager for the BAE Systems, Electronic Systems, in the Advanced Display Systems (ADS) business area, which is based in Rochester, UK.  The ADS products include Heads up displays, Helmet/Man mounted displays and display computers for airborne and ground systems. George has spent the last 20 years in business development in the Displays business area.   Prior to that, he spent his early career in Engineering and became Lead Engineer in the display computers and heads up, and heads down displays. George obtained his EE Degree at Robert Gordon University in Scotland, UK in 1997 and now lives in Ann Arbor, MI.

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Andrew Davenport Survivability

Andrew Davenport Survivability,Targeting & Sensing Solutions, BAE Systems – Electronic Systems

Andrew Davenport, PMP, is a Program Manager for BAE Systems in the Survivability, Targeting and Sensing Solutions business area. In this role, Andrew’s responsibilities include identifying new opportunities for growth internally and externally, identifying strategic partnerships for technology advancement, and executing program strategy.

In his previous role as Product Stream Manager and the Operations Program Manager for BAE Systems, Andrew was responsible for operations strategy; including material planning, developing and executing staffing plans, manufacturing execution, compliance, and continuous improvement activities.

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Trish Fleming, Director of Mentoring, North Shore InnoVentures

Discussion Panel

Trish Fleming, Director of Mentoring, North Shore InnoVentures

Trish Fleming is an entrepreneurial leader with over 20 years successful experience in building community and teams, driving organizational change, leadership and program development, organizational management, fundraising, and community and strategic partner relations, in the non-profit and economic development sectors.

Her abilities include resourcefulness, team management, balancing strategic and tactical priorities, financial planning and management, operational skills, the ability to connect with multiple individuals, constituencies and missions, and manage change.

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Jason Allen, MassVentures

Jason Allen, MassVentures

Jason joined MassVentures in 2018 as a Vice President. Before MassVentures, was the Vice President of Media at Ovia Health, a Boston-based women’s digital health company that helps women navigate their fertility, pregnancy and parenting journey with the goal of improving outcomes.  Jason has also held positions at Launch Capital, Attivio, & LogMeIn.

 


 

Winner of the Boston IMS 2019 Startup Pavilion Competition

7:15 PM – 7:30 PM

 

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Bernie Malouin, JETCOOL Technologies Inc.

Bernie Malouin, JETCOOL Technologies Inc.

Bernie is the Founder & CEO of JETCOOL, bringing new cooling approaches to some of the world’s most advanced electronics in fields of defense, electric vehicles, and AI processors. JETCOOL technology brings 10x better cooling in 10x smaller packages. Prior to JETCOOL, Bernie spent 8 years at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he served as Chief Engineer leading the development of a $100M airborne payload program for the US Government. Bernie received a BS in Aeronautical Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, both from RPI. You may also find him fixing tractors, flying airplanes, or biking rail trails.

 


 

Accelerator Success Story

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Alex James, Addapptation

Alex James, Addapptation

With a background in the food & beverage and energy industries, Alex has experience scaling startups and expanding into new markets. His passion for building relationships and helping to form and build high-growth startups made addapptation and the software space a perfect fit for him as a Senior Relationship Manager. Having joined the company in 2018, as they entered into the MassChallenge Accelerator program, Alex has been instrumental in broadening addapptation’s network and opportunities within the community beyond winning Gold that year.

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Sumner Vanderhoof, Addapptation

Sumner Vanderhoof, Addapptation

Sumner has implemented over 100 cloud-related solutions ranging from startups to large enterprise customers. He ran the Operations Team for a financial firm and helped scale the business from $300M in revenue to $750M in 2 years. The financial firm was acquired by a Fortune 500 bank and Sumner was instrumental in their acquisition. His passion for cloud computing, knowledge of SMB as well as Enterprise business models, and technology expertise has been intentionally crafted for the opportunity to create a high-growth startup like addapptation.

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Christian Melton, MasChallenge

Christian Melton, MasChallenge

Christian is the Partnerships Manager for MassChallenge Boston. MassChallenge is a global, zero-equity startup accelerator network committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. As of 2019, MassChallenge has accelerated more than 1,900 startups that have raised more than $4.3B+ in funding, generate $2.3B+ in revenue, and have created 121,000 jobs.

 

Defense Innovation at Startup Speed: The Role of Venture Capital

March 14th, 2019

 

Reengineering Defense Business Innovation

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

 

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Scott Kirsner, CEO & Co-Founder, Innovation Leader

Welcome and Introductions – Scott Kirsner, Innovation Leader

Scott Kirsner is currently developing Innovation Leader, a new information service for Chief Innovation Officers, senior execs, and intrapreneurs at large organizations who are responsible for innovation and new ventures. He is also a weekly columnist for the Boston Globe and blogger for Boston.com, at http://boston.com/innovation. Scott is a co-founder and advisor to the Nantucket Conference on Entrepreneurship & Innovation (www.nantucketconference.com), Future Forward: The New England Technology Summit (www.futureforward.com), and the Convergence Forum (www.convergenceforum.com). Editor of “The Convergence Guide to Life Sciences in New England.” Author of “Fans, Friends & Followers,” “Inventing the Movies,” and “The Future of Web Video.” Scott has also contributed to numerous publications, including the New York Times, Wired, Fast Company, CIO Magazine, the San Jose Mercury News, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Salon.com, Variety, Boston Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and the Industry Standard.

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, Sr. Director Advanced Technology and Innovation, BAE Systems FAST Labs

A New “Disruptive” Business Model Innovation  Francesca Scire-Scappuzzo, BAE Systems

Dr. Scire-Scappuzzo is Sr. Dir. of Advanced Technology & Innovation and Tech Scouting Lead at BAE Systems FAST Labs. She was Co-founder and CEO at Ondetech LLC, Cambridge, MA; Vice President of R&D/CTO at Metamagnetics Inc., Canton, MA; Principal Research Scientist at Physical Sciences Inc., Andover, MA; and tenured Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Catania, Italy. Francesca obtained her BS and MS, in EE at Univ. of Catania, Italy; MS at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA; PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland; and she was Post Graduate Fellow at the European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC in The Netherlands. Dr. Scire-Scappuzzo has published over 30 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds 7 patents. She is serving as Chair of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, Boston Section, and Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation, Plasma Science, and Antenna and Propagation Letters.

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Peter Cunniffe, BAE Systems

Leveraging External Technologies Across the Enterprise – Peter Cunniffe, BAE Systems

Peter Cunniffe is Vice President of Strategy & Planning for BAE Systems, Inc., the US-headquartered business of BAE Systems plc. Peter joined BAE Systems from Booz & Company (formerly part of Booz Allen Hamilton), where he advised leading aerospace and defense companies on strategy and program management. Previously, Peter served in business development, policy, and engineering roles in industry and government. As director of sales and marketing at Hughes Electronics, Peter helped build a satellite services start-up business that was eventually sold to PanAmSat. Prior to Hughes, Peter served as a professional staff member on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, a systems engineer at TRW, and a senior staff member at MITRE. A graduate of Princeton University, Peter received a bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics. Peter also earned dual M.S. degrees from MIT in Technology & Policy and Aeronautics & Astronautics as well as an MBA from the University of Maryland.

 


 

Success Stories in Defense Innovation: VC & Startup Panel

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

 

 

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Padraig Moloney, Director of Technology Scouting, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Padraig Moloney, BAE Systems (Moderator)

Dr. Padraig Moloney is Senior Director of Technology Scouting at BAE Systems, focusing on providing innovative technology and collaboration opportunities and strategies to BAE Systems with its academic, government, startup and venture capital partners. Padraig has held leadership and supportive roles in corporate, government (NASA) and startup enterprises in a variety of technology areas including nanotechnology, autonomy and advanced manufacturing. He holds degrees from Rice University and MIT and is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA.

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Peter Kuper, Managing Director, Clearsky Security

Peter Kuper, Managing Director, Clearsky Security

 

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Ernesto DiGiambattista, Founder & CEO, Cybric

Ernesto DiGiambattista, Founder & CEO, Cybric

 

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Vivek Dave, Founder & Chief Science Officer, IIoT-OXYS Inc

Vivek Dave, Founder & Chief Science Officer, IIoT-OXYS Inc

Vivek obtained his BS with honor in Engineering Science from Caltech and an MS and PhD in Materials Engineering from MIT. For the past three decades, he has been solving hard problems in manufacturing, data science, and generating actionable insights for companies large and small. He has worked at large DoD aerospace contractors, at DOE and DoD research Labs, and within the startup community in NM as well as MA. He is Technology director for a family held German company in the IIOT space, as as well as advising several startups.

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Ari Glantz, Director, New England Venture Capital Association

Ari Glantz, Director, New England Venture Capital Association

 

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Greg O’Shaughnessy, Corporate Attorney Focused on Private Equity and Middle Market M&A, Nixon Peabody

Greg O’Shaughnessy, Corporate Attorney Focused on Private Equity and Middle Market M&A, Nixon Peabody

 

 


 

Spin-Out Hyper Accelerator Session

6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

 

 

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Scott Asmus, Deputy Chief Counsel, BAE Systems

IP and the Innovation Ecosystem – Scott Asmus, BAE Systems Electronic Systems

Scott Asmus is Deputy Chief Counsel Intellectual Property at BAE Systems managing all the IP efforts for the Electronic Systems sector. Prior legal experience includes managing patent counsel at GE Global Research in Niskayauna NY and a former partner at Maine & Asmus in Nashua NH. BSEE with engineering work experience that includes Grumman Aerospace, Raytheon and Analog Devices. JD and Masters of Intellectual Property from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now known as UNH – Law).

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Michael McComas, BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems’ IP Pitch Sessions – Michael McComas, BAE Systems

Mike’s career in Defense Innovation started as a proposal writer in iRobot’s Government & Industrial division, where he specialized in writing SBIR and DARPA proposals. After moving to BAE Systems in 2015, he helped develop external innovation pipelines to bring SBIR and venture-backed technologies into the product lines. As the Technology Transition component of the Tech Scouting team, he is primarily responsible for finding technologies which meet the needs of BAE Systems’ Business Areas.

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Matthew Linder, Sr. Principal Engineer, BAE Systems Electronic Combat Solutions (ECS) business area

BAE Systems’ IP Pitch Sessions – Matthew Linder, Sr. Principal Engineer, BAE Systems Electronic Combat Solutions (ECS) business area

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Dr. Mackenzie Van Camp,Principal Scientist, BAE Systems FAST Labs

BAE Systems’ IP Pitch Sessions – Dr. Mackenzie Van Camp,Principal Scientist, BAE Systems FAST Labs

Dr. Mackenzie Van Camp is a Principal Scientist at BAE Systems, focusing on photonics for defense applications. Her prior research experience includes quantum nonlinear optics, integrated photonic device fabrication, and atomic physics. She holds degrees from Boston University, MIT, and Lawrence University.

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John Kelly, Director of Empower Innovation program, BAE Systems Electronic Systems

BAE Systems’ IP Pitch Sessions – John Kelly, Director of Empower Innovation program, BAE Systems Electronic Systems

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Gene Keselman,Executive Director, MIT Innovation Initiative (and Air Force Reserves)

BAE Systems’ IP Pitch Sessions – Gene Keselman,Executive Director, MIT Innovation Initiative (and Air Force Reserves)

Gene R. Keselman is the Executive Director of the MIT Innovation Initiative. In this role he works to develop overall strategy and to pilot new programs to meet the Initiative’s goal of enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship across MIT and around the world. Gene has held leadership positions in a range of fields and was the co-Founder of Esports One, a esports analytics and data startup originating at MIT and using advanced machine vision technologies. He’s also a Lt. Colonel Keselman in the Air Force Reserves working at the Pentagon.

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Jens Festervoll, Corporate Liaison, Techstars Energy Accelerator, Equinor

BAE Systems’ IP Pitch Sessions -Jens Festervoll, Corporate Liaison, Techstars Energy Accelerator, Equinor

Jens is Equinor’s Corporate Liaison to Techstars Energy Accelerator in Partnership with Equinor. His background is in energy and business strategy for energy companies. Jens holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Essex.

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Warren Katz, Managing Director, Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars

BAE Systems’ IP Pitch Sessions – Warren Katz, Managing Director, Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars

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Audun Abelsnes, Managing Director, Techstars Energy

BAE Systems’ IP Pitch Sessions – Audun Abelsnes, Managing Director, Techstars Energy

Ardun is the Managing Director of Techstars Energy in partnership with Equinor, Kongsberg and McKinsey. For several years, Audun has been part-responsible for the master-level course “New Venture Creation” (5th year) at BI Norwegian Business School. He also founded and sold one company and has been instrumental in funding and scaling up a medical diagnostic company. Audun has spent several years in PWC management consulting and holds a Master of Science in International Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School and City University in London.

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Antony Coufal, IIoT-Oxys Corporation

BAE Systems’ IP Pitch Sessions – Antony Coufal, IIoT-Oxys Corporation

 

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Alex Harstrick, Defense Innovation Unit

BAE Systems’ IP Pitch Sessions – Alex Harstrick, Defense Innovation Unit

Alexander is a member of the Defense Innovation Unit’s Commercial Engagement Team and Human Systems portfolio. In this role he is responsible for interfacing with investment, academic and commercial start up organizations to bring the best civilian technology to the war fighter. He covers a broad range of focus areas from enterprise IT to corporeal and human performance technologies. He holds a BA from Columbia University in the City of New York and is currently pursuing his MBA at Harvard Business School.

 

Presenters:

Matthew Linder
Dr. MacKenzie Van Camp
John Kelly

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