September 6-7, 2023 | The Sunset Room, National Harbor, MD

All details below pertain to the 2023 Summit; 2024 details coming soon!

The 2nd Annual AI for Defense Summit will bring together key leaders from across the DoD, IC, federal government, academia, and industry to discuss how the United States is enabling AI innovation to modernize defense capabilities and deliver cutting-edge technologies to support national security initiatives and the Warfighter’s overall mission.


2023 Confirmed Speakers Include:

Bill Streilein, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO)

Young Bang
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology

Michael Horowitz, PhD
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Development and Emerging Capabilities
OUSD Policy

Nand Mulchandani
Chief Technology Officer

Jay Bonci
Chief Technology Officer
Department of the Air Force

Schuyler Moore, HQE
Chief Technology Officer
U.S. Central Command

Jane Pinelis, PhD
Chief AI Engineer

Download the 2023 Agenda


Why You Should Attend This Summit:

This year’s AI for Defense Summit will explore ways the Department of Defense is enabling AI innovation to modernize defense capabilities in support of enhanced decision-making, situational awareness, strategic planning, simulations and training, predictive maintenance and analytics and the overall effectiveness and efficiency of military operations.

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role in U.S. defense and national security, and the Department of Defense is allocating billions of dollars to advance transformational AI capabilities. The 2023 AI for Defense Summit will provide a ‘town-hall’ style forum to discuss how the integration of innovative, cutting-edge AI technologies is enhancing the warfighter’s situational awareness, information advantage, combat power, connectivity, and overall digital capacity at the strategic and tactical edge. Sessions at this year’s Summit will explore AI’s applications for autonomous weapon systems, predictive analytics, cybersecurity, logistics and supply chain management, simulation and training, and intelligent chatbots and natural language processing. In addition, this year’s Summit will deepen your understanding of the policy, technology, and ethical challenges and opportunities presented by AI. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to network with, learn from, and ask questions to experts and senior leaders from across the artificial intelligence community. Join us at this year’s AI for Defense Summit to stay ahead of the technology curve, share your own insights, and contribute to the discussion on the future of artificial intelligence and machine learning in enhancing defense and security.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas, and we will assemble the most respected minds in AI/ML across military and civilian offices.


Past Participating Organizations:

NVIDIA, Palantir, Microsoft, Spark Cognition, Department of the Army, Department of the Air Force, MITRE Corporation, Carnegie Mellon University, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Southwest Research Institute, Lockheed Martin, Zetane Systems, The Boeing Company, Shield AI, US Military Academy, ONR, Leidos, PacStar, DEVCOM GVSC, ANAWA, Skydio, SRC Inc, NSA, BAE Systems, GM Defense, HEICO, Modern Technology Solutions, Oceaneering, Collins Aerospace, Mile Two, Moog Inc, Dataminr, Best LIDAR Corporation, DHS, Teledyne FLIR, DARPA, Kongsberg Geospatial, MIT Lincoln Lab, US Navy, Maxar Technologies, CSET at Georgetown University, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, Curtiss Wright, KEF Robotics, Cybernet Systems Corporation, Preligens, DTRA, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Chief of Naval Operations, CSAF, Neya Systems, Defense Innovation Unit, National Defense University, Deloitte, Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy & many more…!

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

The 2023 AI for Defense Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

__________________________________________________________________________________ Topics to be covered at the 2023 Summit:

- Accelerating Artificial Intelligence Innovation and Implementation Across the Department of Defense

- Synchronizing and Augmenting the DoD’s Artificial Intelligence, Data, and Digital Solutions Goals, Strategies, and Innovation

- AI’s Potential to Deliver the Intelligence and Decision Advantage

- Strengthening Partnerships to Amplify and Coordinate AI Research and Policy

- Driving AI/ML and Autonomy Research Across the DoD Enterprise

- Accelerating Defense Innovation with AI-Centric Policies, Plans, and Capabilities

- Developing and Delivering an AI-Enabled Army for the Future Fight

- Driving the Air Force’s Vision to Implement Transformational AI and Autonomous Capabilities


At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the most complex issues facing the DoD and government as it relates to artificial intelligence.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to discover some of the latest technologies, policy considerations, and solutions of interest to the DoD and government for AI, machine learning, and autonomy.

Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. Our town hall format is your opportunity to address our speakers with questions or comments on the current mission. __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD & Federal Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their organization’s overall mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal Government employees and is considered an educational and training forum. ________________________________________________________________________________________

*Summit is Closed to The Press / No Recordings*