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2019 TVC National Summit
May 29 @ 11:00 am - May 30 @ 2:30 pm
Chattanooga, Tennessee • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
May 29-30, 2019
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Welcome Lunch: Chattanooga: A Story of Community Visioning and Leadership
Presenting Sponsor: EPB
Over the past 50 years, the Chattanooga/Hamilton County community has emerged as one of the nation’s leading centers for entrepreneurship and innovation. During this Summit session, you’ll hear how Chattanooga has achieved this global recognition and about current efforts to provide the vision and leadership for future success.
Host: Mike Arms, Chairman, TVC Board of Directors
Presenting Sponsor: Hodgen Mainda, VP of Community Development, EPB
Mayor Jim Coppinger, Hamilton County
Congressman Chuck Fleischmann-TN-3
Congressman Phil Roe, TN-1
Christy Gillenwater, President/CEO, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
Joe Ferguson, Chairman, EPB
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Session I: Developing TVC’s New Economic Infrastructure
Presenting Sponsor: CO.LAB
As we plan for our five-state region’s future economic growth, special focus must be given to the infrastructure required to capitalize on our unique array of federal investments and brainpower. During this Summit session hear from entrepreneurs who have already leveraged relationships and opportunities in national security, clean-up technology, and advanced manufacturing to create and grow new businesses. And learn from representatives of our region’s federally funded organizations about how we prepare for more entrepreneurial inspired growth in the future.
Host: John Morris, Executive VP, The Lighthouse Fund & TVC Board Member
Presenting Sponsor: Marcus Shaw, CEO, CO.LAB
Keynote Speaker: Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer and Director, Office of Technology Transitions for the Department of Energy
Jonaaron Jones, VP of Engineering, Volunteer Aerospace
Bob Wilson, President, RDI Technologies, Inc
Mitch Ishmael, CEO, Active Energy Systems
Roger Sanders, President, Advanced Unmanned Systems
Moderator: Marcus Shaw
Dr. Stacey Patterson, VP for Research, Outreach and Economic Development, University of Tennessee
Dr. Mike Paulus, Director of Tech Transfer, ORNL
Dr. Tom Berg, Director Technology Development , Technology Transfer and University Partnerships, CNS Y-12
Kelly McGuire, Chief, Science and Technology Division, Redstone Arsenal, AL
3:45 to 5:30 p.m. Session II : Addressing America’s Future Security Threats
Presenting Sponsor: Protection Strategies, Inc.
The TVC’s national defense assets play increasingly important roles in providing the deterrence and preparedness to assure our nation’s freedom and security. During this Summit session receive updates on the threats facing America including cyber, nuclear and terrorism and how the TVC is providing the leadership to address them.
Host: Andy Page, President/CEO, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Presenting Sponsor: Sean Williams, President/CEO, Protection Strategies, Inc.
Frank Cillufo, Director, Auburn University McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security
Robert Raines, Associate Administrator for Acquisition and Project Management, NNSA
Moderator: Morris Hassler, Senior Director for Global Security and Strategic Partnerships, CNS Y-12
Reed Mullins, Senior Director of Production Operations, CNS Y-12
Wayne Ayer, Vice Director, Arnold Engineering Development Complex
Dr. James Peery, Associate Lab Director of Global Security, ORNL
LTC Martin L. O’Donnell, Public Affairs Officer and Spokesperson, 101st Airborn Division (Air Assault), Ft. Campbell
6 to 7:30 p.m. Reception at Tennessee Aquarium
*Begin at River Journey
7 to 8:30 p.m. TVC Leadership Council, Summit Sponsor, Speakers Dinner at Tennessee Aquarium
The TVC and the Tennessee Aquarium will host an invitation-only dinner to show appreciation to the TVC Board of Directors, Leadership Council, Summit sponsors and speakers.
Keith Sanford, President/CEO, Tennessee Aquarium
Congressman Chuck Fleischmann
Congressman Mark Green
Dr. Eric Abelquist, EVP and Chief Research Officer, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Tim Thomas, Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission
7:15 a.m. Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Area
8 to 10 a.m. Session III: The TVC: Where Nature and Technology Meet
Presenting Sponsor: Teledyne Brown Engineering
One of the unfortunate consequences of the birth of the nuclear power in the TVC is the resulting legacy wastes located within a region that is known for its natural beauty. During this Summit session learn how the federally funded effort to clean-up these wastes has given birth to another new industry dedicated to restoring the environment and re-using once contaminated properties. And demonstrating how we’re making nature and brown field development compatible in the TVC.
Host: Gerald Boyd, TVC Board Member
Presenting Sponsor: Gard Clark, VP Energy and Environment, Teledyne Brown Engineering
Keynote Speaker: Jason Watson, Munitions Response Program Manager, Redstone Arsenal
Jay Mullis, Manager, Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management
Moderator: Ashley Saunders, Chief of Staff, UCOR
Tim Griffin, Executive Director, Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association
Myrna Redfield, Deputy Program Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership
10:30 to 12:15 p.m. Session IV: TVC—A Model for Advanced Manufacturing
Presenting Sponsor: Wacker
The TVC continues to be a center of excellence in government and private sector manufacturing. Often the expertise and technology developed to provide national security and explore space has been transferred into the private sector to manufacture cars and other commercial products. During this Summit Session learn about how the TVC is hosting federally funded efforts to develop new materials, processes and techniques that can be transferred into the private sector.
Host: Dr. Rodney Robertson, Executive Director, Huntsville Research Center, Auburn University & TVC Board Member
Presenting Sponsor: Mary Beth Hudson, Vice President and Site Manager, Wacker
Bruce Landrey, National Technical Director, Advanced Methods for Manufacturing Program, DOE Office of Nuclear Energy
Moderator: Dr. David Burns, Manager, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Science and Technology Office
Dr. Rebecca Ashford, President, Chattanooga State Community College
Dr. George Graham, Director of Operation, Wacker Polysilicon
Scott Smith, Group Leader, Machine Research, Energy/Transportation, ORNL
Kelly Jackson, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Materials and Nanosystems Group, Dynetics Technical Solutions
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. TVC Leaders Luncheon
Presenting Sponsor: Dynetics
The Summit’s closing luncheon, which is open to all attendees, will include keynote speakers who will showcase the TVC’s important contributions to science, education, technology and national security. Members of the TVC Leadership Council, Board of Directors, and Summit Sponsors will be recognized. And, the TVC’s highest honor – the Corridor Champion Award, will be presented to our 2019 recipients.
Host: Mike Arms
Presenting Sponsor: Greg Lester, President, Dynetics
Remarks: Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, TN-3
Randy Boyd, Interim President, University of Tennessee
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee