Join us for a virtual conversation on the critical topic of “Building the Future Industrial Network: Maintaining the U.S. Competitive Edge.” The discussion features General Joseph Votel and James “Hondo” Geurts and will be moderated by BENS Vice Chair Denis Bovin.
2022 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP) Virtual Concluding Summit
BENS members are invited to join the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, for its 2022 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP) Virtual Concluding Summit.
The Virtual Summit will take place on Tuesday, August 30th, and will feature presentations from the each of the ten AEP 2022 Topic Teams – several of which included BENS members! Pre-registration is mandatory no later than Wednesday, August 20, 2022.
The former Director of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will be in The Cipher Brief Studio to talk about why technology is not enough when it comes to maintaining a competitive edge in national security over China.
BENS member and Chairman of Akamai Technologies Dan Hesse will be inducted into the prestigious Wireless Hall of Fame at the annual awards gala held by the Wireless History Foundation. Mr. Hesse redefined the way wireless services are sold and delivered to customers, in multiple wireless generations and at two of the largest wireless carriers. As an industry leader, Mr. Hesse also championed sustainability and corporate responsibility issues not only at his company, but across the entire industry.
ICYMI: Building the Base Interviews William “Mac” Thornberry, former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee
On the latest Building the Base podcast, James “Hondo” Geurts and Lauren Bedula spoke with former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry. Listen for Thornberry’s perspectives on strengthening collaboration between DoD and the technology sector and how the Pentagon can work more effectively with startups.
Coming Soon! Building the Base hosts Hondo Geurts and Lauren Bedula will be joined by Lt. Gen. VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, U.S. Air Force.
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August 2 | Southeast BENS Southeast will gather at Antica Posta in Atlanta to view a virtual discussion presented by the OSS Society between Gen. David Petraeus and Dr. Mike Vickers followed by a discussion among the BENS members in attendance.
Multiple Dates, Locations BENS TX luncheon discussions on U.S. Military Strength with Dakota Wood, Senior Research Fellow, Defense Programs, Center for National Defense, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy.
August 18 | Southeast BENS Southeast hosts a luncheon and live stream discussion with BENS member Don Harkleroad. Don will update us on the discussion points that were covered at the 2022 Davos World Economic Forum.
August 25 | Chicago BENS Chicago hosts a Thursday, August 25th dinner discussion with U.S. Air Force guests, Mr. Timothy Sakulich, USAF Research Lab Executive Director, and Brigadier General (Dr.) John Andrus, USAF, 711 Human Performance Wing Commander. The conversation will highlight U.S. force modernization through warfighting technologies in air, space and cyberspace.
September 29 | Texas BENS Texas Dallas luncheon discussion with Major General James Dawkins, Jr., USAF, Commander, Eighth Air Force, and Commander, Joint-Global Strike Operations Center, Barksdale Air Force Base.
Multiple Dates, Locations BENS Texas luncheon discussions on China and the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party with Col Heino Klinck, USA (Ret.), Senior Associate, CSIS, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia.
BENS Member Mark Shenkman, Founder and President of Shenkman Capital Management was honored with the Museum of American Finance’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding career in the investment industry.