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Championing Disruptive Technology and Its Value to the Department of Defense (DoD)

Retired three-star general VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson sits down to discuss her experience in the armed forces and pressing national security issues facing the country’s ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) efforts. Currently,…

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Building the Base episode 7: William “Mac” Thornberry, former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee

Mac Thornberry served as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 13th Congressional District from 1995 to 2021, with service on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and was Chairman of…

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Building the Base episode 6: Dr. David Bray

Technologist and data expert Dr. David Bray is a leader with the World Economic Forum and a scholar with civil service experience. Bray served as an adviser to the Department…

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Building the Base episode 5: Kirsten Bartok Touw, Co-Founder, New Vista Capital

Kirsten Bartok Touw is Co-Founder of New Vista Capital and Managing Partner of AirFinance. She is an active early-stage investor in new and emerging advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies. Bartok…

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Building the Base episode 4: Steve Blank, Stanford University Adjunct Professor

Steve Blank is co-creator of the Lean Startup movement and has been part of, or co-founded, eight Silicon Valley startups in fields such as semiconductors, video games, personal computers and…

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Building the Base episode 3: James Cross, Silicon Valley Defense Group

James Cross is the Founder of Silicon Valley Defense Group, a nonprofit connecting the people, capital, and ideas that will ensure the U.S. and its allies achieve a durable advantage…

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Episode 15: David Bonfili, ACME General Corp.

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS New York member, David Bonfili. David is CEO of ACME General Corporation, a consulting firm leveraging decades of experience as warfighters, researchers, investors, and…

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Building the Base episode 2: Tina Dolph, CEO Siemens Government Technologies

Tina Dolph is an accomplished executive leader with more than two decades of government industry experience. She is widely known as a collaborative leader. Prior to leading Siemens Government Technologies, Ms.…

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Episode 14: Ryan Millsap, Chairman and CEO, Blackhall Americana

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS Southeast member, Ryan Millsap. Ryan is the Chairman & CEO at Blackhall Americana (and formerly Blackhall Studios), an Atlanta-based streaming service which seeks to…

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Building the Base episode 1: Shaun Modi

Shaun Modi is the founder and CEO of a new venture-backed Startup, Capitol AI. As founding designer at Airbnb, and co-founder of the design and innovation group TM, Shaun has launched over 55+…