FEATURED SPEAKERS
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2024 Featured Speakers

Welcome to DIBCON 2024, where leading voices in defense manufacturing will address the key challenges facing U.S. small manufacturers. This event offers a unique chance to gain insights from top industry figures shaping the future of defense with innovative approaches. Below, meet our esteemed speakers who will be headlining this year's conference.

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David Koch

Director
DLA Research and Development

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Dr. Jyoti Malhotra

Division Chief for National Programs with the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Dr. Arthur Herman

Author of "Freedom's Forge" & Director at the Hudson Institute

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The Honorable
Robert O’Brien

27th United States National Security Advisor

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Brench Boden

Sr. Technical Advisor & Digital Enterprise Lead Air Force Research Laboratory

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Ronald Hobbs

Director 
AFSC Small Business Office

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Jeffrey Sick

Director of Logistics
Air Force Sustainment Center

Michael Morford

Michael Morford

Founder & Chairman
Knudsen Institute

Loren Smith

Loren Smith

President
Skyline Policy Risk Group

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Larry Adams

Business Advisor
Business Advisor, OK SBDC

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Chris Caron

Principal
Oculus Strategies

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Jessica Ervin

Technology Innovation Director
Oklahoma Small Business Development Center Network

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Travis Goldbach

CMMC GTM Leader
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Michael Farmer

President
Viking Innovations

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Bhairavsingh Ghorpade

Senior Data Scientist
Space Cow LLC

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Robert Gorham

Co-Founder & Chief Executive
BlueForge Alliance

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Alexander Gray

Former Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff of the White House National Security Council (NSC)
American Global Strategies LLC

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Dr. Sharon Harrison

Owner
Harrison Consulting Group

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David Hoffmeier

Procurement Contract Specialist and Certified VA Verification Counselor
Oklahoma APEX Accelerator

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Maj Gen USAF (ret.)
Lee Levy

President & CEO and Logistics Division Chair for the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
The Levy Group

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Rodney Reddic

Executive Director
TMAC

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Sam Thevanayagam

President & CEO
Parts Life, Inc. and DeVal Lifecycle Support

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Kenny Williams

Co-Founder & CEO
PHENX Products

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George Whittier

CEO
Fairbanks Morse Defense

Our Sponsors & Partners

Thanks to the following companies for supporting the 2024 conference.

May 7-9, 2024

Oklahoma City Convention Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


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