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When it comes to technology and innovation, agencies often find private sector technologies too risky, difficult to integrate, or not specific enough to government. Yet answers to some of the government’s biggest problems may already be out there — even right in front of us.

Join Dcode42, Potomac Institute of Policy Studies, and One Defense as we explore the risks, rewards, and methods of solving government’s big problems with non-traditional commercial technologies.

Watch companies battle on-the-spot to solve real-life DoD challenges. Attendees will also have an exclusive opportunity to see demos from innovative, hand-selected technologies hitting the government market.

Registration for this event is limited to Federal Government employees, Dcode42 cohort companies, and sponsors.




7:30   Check in and Networking

8:00-8:15   Welcome Remarks/Introductions

  • Meagan Metzger, Founder/CEO, Dcode42

8:15-8:45   Visionary Keynote

Rewiring the Pentagon with Emerging Tech

  • Corey Harrison, Founder, DoD Digital Service

8:45-9:15   Battlefield Throwdown

Data & Information Management Solutions for the Warfighter.

9:15-10:15    Innovation Showcase #1

10:15-10:30   Coffee Break and Networking

10:30-11:15  Innovation Showcase #2

11:15-11:45    Discussion

How ďż˝?Fail Fast’ @ Defense Innovation – Integrating Solutions Into Existing Systems

  • Dr. Jerry McGinn, Principal Deputy Director, OSD Military Industrial Base Policy
  • Use Case Presentation – CUIC, Chris Gorman, Managing Director, The Efiia Group

11:45-12:30  Lunch and Networking

12:30-1:00   Discussion

How to Rapidly Field Non-traditional Tech

  • Erwin Godoy, Chief Innovation Officer, Enterprise Innovation Office

1:00-1:45  Battlefield Throwdown Solution Presentations and Awards

1:45-2:00  Closing Remarks

  • Stephen Rodiguez, Managing Partner, One Defense

2:00-3:00  Technology Connections and Networking