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DEFTECH Coffee Call Friday, Jan 27, 2023 | National Security Innovation Network (NSIN)
January 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday, 27 Jan 2023, 0800-1000 ET DEFTECH “Hybrid” in-person & virtual Coffee Call (TEAMS Link Below)
Location: TEAMS Call or In-Person at: First Flight Venture Center, 2 Davis Drive, RTP (Durham), NC. Parking around the building.
Topics: The NSIN Team will provide an overview of NSIN, its many programs, and how to best engage with them. (After the formal program there will be ample time for in-person one on ones.)
Registration (In-Person Only): Please use the following link to assist FFVC with the headcount for those who wish to attend in person.
If you are Not attending In-Person, there is no need to register. The link for all Coffee Calls this year is the same (link at the bottom). Thank you, and we look forward to joining you on Friday for the In-Person Coffee Call at the First Flight Venture Center (FFVC).
John Whiteaker is the Regional Engagement Principal of North Carolina for the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) and an Army Reservist. NSIN is a problem solving network in the U.S. Department of Defense that adapts to the emerging needs of those who serve in the defense of our national security. As the North Carolina Director, John is focused on providing a clear and collaborative connection between North Carolina Academic Institutions, the North Carolina industry ecosystem and the DoD units tasked with the innovation of the force along with forward leaning men and women throughout the DoD. He recently separated from the Active Duty component where he held a range of positions within the United States Army Special Operations Command focused on the INDOPACOM area of operation and transregional problem sets.
Oliver Hilgartner is an Active-Duty Fellow from USASOC with the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN). A Psychological Operations Officer, Oliver brings his recent operational insights as a leader of problem-solving teams addressing complex national security threats directly into the innovation ecosystem. Oliver seeks to increase shared cultural understanding and organizational interconnectivity between USASOC, NSIN, and the broader innovation network to assist in the strategic development of applied research and conversely integrate research outputs into current problem sets. With over 8 years of planning and leadership experience, Oliver has developed multidiscipline, unified campaigns in support of Integrated Deterrence, Strategic Competition, and the National Security Strategy working alongside numerous domestic and international mission partners’ federal agencies and militaries.
Tobias Armour is a member of NSIN’s Transition Cell. The Transition Cell partners with and advises NSIN program alumni to help them continue their scaling efforts within the DoD and the private sector. Toby works closely with alumni to understand specific technical capabilities, past performance in DoD and commercial sectors, and current growth inhibiting issues. He also plans and delivers Transition Cell’s Private Capital efforts alongside with the team’s Private Capital Manager, John Hrivnak. He holds a MA in Nuclear Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from Middlebury, and worked in cybersecurity and venture capital before joining NSIN at the end of 2021
Alison Beatty is the Regional Engagement Principal for Georgia at the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN), where she works to deliver innovative solutions to military challenges and bring non-traditional defense innovators to the national security arena. Prior to becoming the Georgia REP Alison served as University of Michigan Program Director for NSIN and continues to support NSIN activities in that state. Before joining NSIN she was the Mobility Specialist at startup incubator Ann Arbor SPARK, where she helped entrepreneurs expand companies of all sizes in any realm of mobility (land, air, space, etc.).
Show up early at 0800 for the DEFTECH Early Bird or at the 0830 Opps Update to join the DEFTECH Team as we review current federal technology opportunities.
*Note: The link is the same as the Coffee Call.*
**Note: If you have a topic that you would like to present or recommend, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 DEFTECH Coffee Call Connection Instructions:
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer, mobile app, or room device
Meeting ID: 286 586 268 492
Or call in (audio only)
+1 980-296-2533,,849190916# United States, Charlotte
Phone Conference ID: 849 190 916#
Questions or assistance, contact:North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH)