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Thursday - Main Agenda



General Session: Transformative Emerging Technologies

11 May 2023
Marriott Water Street - Floor 2 - Grand Ballroom
General Sessions

This panel will feature experts from industry with experience in various defense technology areas and multiple phases of finding, transitioning, developing, and providing emerging technologies that could change the capability landscape within their organization and in support of DoD and SOF missions. How will the future of SOF be transformed by technology? How will technology change the operating environment across domains? These leaders will discuss the cutting-edge technologies of which USSOCOM and its supporters should be aware. They will also comment on where the government is most effective, successful, and challenging.

Ms. Lisa Sanders, Director, Science and Technology Directorate - U.S. Special Operations Command
Ms. Leslie Babich, Director - SOFWERX
General (Ret.) Terrence "Shags" O'Shaughnessy, Senior Advisor & Vice President, Special Programs - SpaceX
Colonel Jay Wishman, Executive Director - Army Applications Lab
Mr. Rob Zuppert, Senior Manager - NVIDIA

  • We are extremely excited USSOCOM selected GSOF to co-sponsor its newly envisioned “SOF Week” in 2023. SOF Week will be a national convention for U.S. SOF and include a more diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, operator-driven discussions, and family-focused conversations. In 2020, GSOF was designated as a National Military Association by the U.S. Department of Defense, and we look forward to working with USSOCOM to make “SOF Week” an impactful event.
    Stuart Bradin
    President and CEO, GSOF


Co-sponsorship of this event does not imply endorsement of GSOF, its services, or products by the United States Government, the Department of Defense, or U.S. Special Operations Command.