Leading Military Executives Confirmed for Unmanned Maritime Systems Summit

By Caroline Rees / 20 Sep 2018
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Unmanned Maritime Systems SummitThe Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA), a division of IQPC, has announced details of the 4th Unmanned Maritime Systems Summit, due to take place this October 24-26, 2018 in Norfolk, VA.

The summit will provide a unique and intimate setting for military leaders and their prospective vendors to discuss implementation of Unmanned Maritime technologies. A number of key thought leaders and industry experts have been confirmed for the conference to discuss the importance of Unmanned Maritime Systems, including both Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), in maintaining dominance in the maritime domain and the future requirements for Unmanned Maritime Systems.

Featured speakers include:

  • Deputy Commander/Technical Director, Commander, Task Group 80.7 – Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
  • Director of the Ship Systems & Engineering Research Division – ONR
  • Director, Submarine/submersible Design & Systems Engineering Gro – Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Deputy Assistant Commandant for Capability – U.S. Coast Guard
  • Computer Scientist; Distributed Autonomous Systems Group – NRL
  • Director, Center of Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence – CNA
  • OPNAV N951 Naval Special Warfare Branch Head – US Navy
  • Artificial Intelligence Expert – NRL
  • Roboticist, Expert in Reinforcement Learning – NRL
  • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense – US Department of Defense
  • Program Manager, PMS 399 Undersea SOF Mobility – NAVSEA
  • Director, Center for Innovation in Ship Design (CISD) – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
  • Research Analyst – Center for Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence, CAN
  • And more!

Download the full conference agenda for full details of the speakers and discussions planned for this year’s event.

For more information about being involved with this event, please review the Sponsorship Prospectus.


Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact