Tradewind OTA Enterprise presents the Tradewind Regional Event on June 29 (government registration) and June 30 (industry registration).

This event is co-hosted by the Central Florida Tech Grove and Team Orlando, and runs from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Learn how the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is using the Tradewind OTA to accelerate the adoption of AI/ML across the Dept. of Defense. The industry day will focus on industry ecosystems such as OEMs, Academia, small-medium-sized businesses, and AI innovators, while the government day will focus on government operational stakeholders and partner organizations such as PIAs, Innovation Hubs, and the Small Business Office representatives. Seating is limited. The program will run from 9:00am – 1:30pm and lunch will be served.

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Agenda Overview

9:00 a.m. – Introductions & Overview of Tradewind with featured speaker Will Roberts, JAIC Acquisition Manager
10:30 a.m.- Tradewind – How it will Work: Processes & Tools | Tech Scouting | Ecosystem & Engagement
12:40 p.m. – U.S, Space Force Project Announcement
1:00 p.m. – Lunch, Networking & Socializing


Dave Angeletti
Director of Ecosystems @IN3 – Indiana Innovation Institute

David (Dave) Angeletti serves as Director of Ecosystems for IN3. Prior to joining IN3, he served as Senior Director, Business Development for Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC). At CTC, he was successful in positioning congressional programs through the National Defense Appropriations Act for FY21 and generating more than a $330 million pipeline of contracts with the Air Force Research Laboratory. Angeletti is familiar with both the processes and decision makers in various government acquisition programs including over 10 years working with Other Transaction Authority agreements and various Department of Defense consortia. He has a successful track record in business development and program management positions for companies working in the defense and government services industries.

Richard Leonard
Director of Federal Capture | Director of Tradewind OTA @IN3 – Indiana Innovation Institute

Richard “Rich” Leonard serves as the Director of Federal Programs for IN3 and IN3’s Director of the Tradewind OTA. Prior to joining IN3, Leonard was the founder of Windfall Ridge Consulting, providing tactical and strategic advice to organizations pursuing a wide range of federal science and technology opportunities. Leonard has also held research, program management, business development, and P&L management roles focused on serving federal clients. These included President/CEO for Battelle Ecology Inc. and Co-Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation’s National Ecological Observatory Network, and President/CEO of Bluefin Robotics. His career has spanned a wide range of science and engineering disciplines on projects for all major national security agencies extending from early discovery through production. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army.

Will Roberts
JAIC Acquisitions Chief @Joint Artificial Intelligence Center

As Acquisition Chief of the JAIC, Mr. Roberts ensures acquisition pathways and methodologies are centered on JAIC’s mission of providing AI capabilities to the warfighter and DoD workforce. His work includes crafting guides, advice, and contract vehicles to assist DoD services in AI as an emerging technology and how to tailor contracting to meet this need. Mr. Roberts is responsible for enterprise-wide contracts enabling the DoD Acquisition workforce to acquire AI services at the speed of relevance, including JAIC-offered vehicles within high-technology areas, such as the Florida tech corridor. Mr. Roberts is structuring a new Acquisition and Contracting office, per NDAA FY21, Section 808 requirements. This including creating processes, personnel, and vehicles reflecting forward thinking and modernized acquisition strategies to acquire AI capabilities. Mr. Roberts collaborates with innovative segments of the DoD Acquisition community, including SOCOM and Team Orlando.

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