Set your contact details for Space scene September 19, day 1, at 8 a.m. TechCrunch disrupts 2023. You’ll find sessions featuring some of the industry’s leading founders, investors, NASA researchers, Department of Defense officials, military commanders, and national security experts.
Launch into the future of space at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023
These leaders will address the challenges of interstellar travel, business and government collaboration, the next space age and much more. Take a look at the many topics and speakers waiting for you in San Francisco. So go ahead and explore it complete event agenda.
The most exciting time in space: how we got here and what’s next
Steve Isakowitz, President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation
Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation
Susan Karlin, regular contributor, Fast Company
Peter Wegner, Chief Strategy Officer, BlackSky
Presented by The Aerospace Corporation
The future of sending humans into space
Laura Crabtree, co-founder and CEO, Epsilon3
Jared Isaacman, astronaut and commander, Inspiration4 and Polaris program
Dave Korsmeyer, deputy center director (acting), NASA Ames Research Center
Aaron Stein, Director of Content, War on the Rocks
Commercial space power and the next space age
General James Dickinson, Commander of US Space Command
Ryan Evans, CEO, Bedrock Learning
John Plumb, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space Policy, Department of Defense
Mandy Vaughn, CEO and Founder of GXO.
Quantum and a new era of espionage
Debra L. Emmons, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, The Aerospace Corporation
Herbert Lin, Principal Investigator, Hank Holland Fellow, Stanford University
Laura Thomas, Chief of Staff and Strategic Initiatives, Infleqtion
Andrew Wilson, head of the quantum physics division, National Institute of Standards & Technology
AI and war
Rajeev Chand, Partner and Head of Research, Wing Venture Capital
Craig Martell, U.S. Department of Defense Digital and Artificial Intelligence Manager, U.S. Department of Defense
Tara Murphy Dougherty, CEO, Govini
Torsten Reil, co-founder and co-CEO, Helsing
Why is venture capital so uncomfortable with the world’s largest client?
Morgan Beller, General Partner, NFX
Ryan Evans, CEO, Bedrock Learning
Dan Gwak, Managing Partner, Point72 Private Investments
Tess Hatch, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Dave Tremper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Acquisition Integration and Interoperability, Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Launch of the Space Awareness Challenge
Don’t miss the five startups that reached the final and will participate in the Launch of the space awareness challenge! Each team will present live on the space stage in front of our panel of judges: Tess Hatch (Bessemer Venture Partners) and Ian McCubbin (JPL). Stick around to see which finalist wins a customer roadshow and expert-led concept feedback.
Learn more about the Space Domain Awareness Challenge finalists:
All five startups will be exhibiting in the Expo Hall’s Space Startup Pavilion during the three-day show, so be sure to go meet them and learn more about their space technology prowess.
Can’t get enough space-related sessions? Head to the second floor breakout rooms for two more extraordinary presentations.
Breakout: The Hardest Problems in Space Presented by The Aerospace Corporation
Tanya Pemberton, Vice President, National Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation
Al Tadros, Chief Technology Officer, Redwire
Colonel Wallace Turnbull, Deputy Director, Space Systems Integration Office, Space Systems Command
Peter Wegner, Chief Strategy Officer, BlackSky.
To burst: So, you want to work in space? Presented by The Aerospace Corporation
Tess Hatch, Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners
Rachel Morford, Senior Director, The Aerospace Corporation
Aine Nakai, Atlas Deputy Director, Space System Command
Will Pomerantz, Executive Consultant, Aerospace, Space Workforce 2030
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