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DEFTECH Coffee Call: Special Guest MG (USA, Ret) Jim Hodge

Join DEFTECH this Friday, 30 October 2020 @ 0900-1000 ET  for the DEFTECH Coffee Call with our special guest: Jim Hodge, MG, USA (Ret) of the IDB | Institute For Defense & Business

MG (Ret) Jim Hodge is President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB). He serves as the Executive Director of IDB’s Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology (LOGTECH).

BIO MG (USA, Ret) Jim Hodge

Institute for Defense & Business 
In 1997, the Institute for Defense & Business was incorporated by the state of North Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education and research institute to develop and deliver custom-designed education programs and to conduct applied research across a range of subject matter areas.

In the years since, the IDB has evolved from a concept to help logistics professionals improve in their jobs to a respected leader in custom executive education, offering programs addressing logistics and technology, complex industrial leadership, strategic studies, stabilization and reconstruction, innovation, and more.

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Every Friday, 0900 Eastern, Grab your Coffee, bring your ideas, and join the NC Defense Technology Transition (DEFTECH) Network for an open, informal, virtual “Coffee Call” to address your concerns and ideas regarding Innovation, Technology, and commensurate Leadership challenges.

Why Participate:  If you are tired of being lectured to. If you would like a chance to share your thoughts and hear what others have to say. If you are interested in Innovation, Technology, Leadership, and contracting to solve national security problems, then this virtual networking event is for you. Talk, listen, ask questions, it’s your choice, but DEFTECH wants to hear from you. 

Who: Industry, academia, government, and anybody that wants to discuss Innovation, Technology, Opportunities, and the Leadership attributes required to pull it all together. 

Format:  To get us started, DEFTECH will briefly offer a relevant Technology Leadership topic and open it up for discussion, but theparticipants will drive the conversations. After the open forum, DEFTECH will briefly review current opportunities, trends, and upcoming events.   

When: Join us every Friday from 0900-1000 Eastern Time.   

Where: Virtual Microsoft Teams Meeting, or dial in from your phone. 

How: Join with your computer, tablet, phone browser, through the Microsoft Teams application, or call in. However you join the discussion, we want to hear from you! 

Connection Instructions:
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Conference ID: 228 241 218# 
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 ***Note*** You do not need to have a Microsoft Teams account or a Microsoft account to join the conversation. You can join the discussion through your preferred browser or dial in on your phone with the Conference ID. We will be available at 8:30 if you want to try and dial in early and work out any of the digital bugs. 

Special Note: We want to hear from you!

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