Preston Dunlap is the CEO and Founder of Arkenstone Ventures. He has over 20 years of executive leadership experience spanning technology, national security, private investment, and space. He serves on Corporate Boards and advises Fortune 100 Companies, start-ups, private equity, venture capital, and research institutions such as Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Most recently, Mr. Dunlap was appointed by the Secretary of the Air Force as the first Chief Architect Officer and Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Space Force and Air Force, overseeing the technology, engineering, and architecture of over $70 Billion of development and acquisition programs.
Mr. Dunlap knows what it is like to serve at both the bottom and top as he began his Federal Service at the lowest rank and quickly rose to the highest Senior Executive Service (SES) rank attainable for a federal career civilian while serving 4 Secretaries of Defense.
He led national initiatives with direct participation from the Vice President of the United States, Cabinet Secretaries, Secretary of Defense, and Director of National Intelligence. Mr. Dunlap also ran the Pentagon’s $750 Billion Investment Analysis and Decision Committee process for multiple Secretaries of Defense, building the 5-Year Defense Budget Plan for Congressional authorization and appropriation.
He held senior executive positions as the Director of Program Analysis and Chief of Staff for Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Director for Space and Intelligence, Director of the Counter-Terrorism Analysis Center, and Director of Joint Warfighting Simulation and Analysis.
Mr. Dunlap incubated over $250 Billion of new Defense and Intelligence programs, such as Joint All-Domain Command and Control, Long-Range Strike Family of Systems, B-21 Bomber, Conventional Prompt Strike Hypersonic Programs, Collaborative Next Generation Air Dominance, and multiple classified programs. He expanded the industrial base and established new Venture Capital partnerships.
He co-led major defense policy and strategy development, such as the Strategic Choices and Management Review, National Defense Strategy, Quadrennial Defense Review, National Enterprise Nuclear Review, and Military Plans.
In the private sector, he served on multiple Boards and Technology Startups. He was both an Executive and Leadership Board Member of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and served on the Board of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Seminar XXI.
He holds a Master of Science in Operations Research and Management Science from George Mason University, a Bachelor’s Degree in both Computer Science and Political Science from Duke University, and was a Harvard National Security Executive Fellow.
A sought-after keynote speaker, Mr. Dunlap is frequently cited as an authority in international media publications and as an expert witness for the United States Congress. His awards include the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, Secretary of the Air Force Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, and multiple citations of both the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service and the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence.
Mr. Andaleon is a Manager, Business Development & Technology, at Innoflight with 35 years of high technology business development and marketing experience. David joined Innoflight shortly after the company was awarded a NASA contract to develop an on-orbit reprogrammable high-performance reconfigurable technology package for the DARPA System F6 program. This F6 Tech Package is a direct predecessor of its very successful cyber-secure CFC-400X compact flight computer family. Since joining Innoflight David has provided significant leadership growing its spaceflight computing, software-defined radio (SDR), and communications security (COMSEC) & cybersecurity portfolios.
Prior to joining Innoflight, Mr. Andaleon was a Director of Business Development at CommScope providing cable telecommunications solutions to cable operators. His area of expertise was streaming video solutions using content delivery networks (CDNs) with Digital Rights Management (DRM). Prior to CommScope, David was a strategic marketing and technical marketing manager at LSI Logic specializing in semiconductor solutions for digital video compression.
Mr. Andaleon began his career as Sandia National Laboratories focusing on fault-tolerant digital signal processing, initially focused on space-based missile warning and tracking of ballistic missiles. David graduated with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Stanford University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the Washington State University.Matthew Erickson
Matthew Erickson is SpiderOaks Vice President of Solutions guiding federal clients in applying zero trust and distributed ledger technologies to securing sensitive data, communications and hybrid space environments.
Joining SpiderOak in 2010 Matt is the architect of the companies initiative to expand the federal use case for blockchain in Hybrid Space, DoD and Intelligence.
In 2018 Matt was Executive Director of the Digital Privacy Alliance where he was responsible for bringing together sectors of the tech industry that respect user privacy enabling them to speak with a single voice in legislatures across the country.Declan Ganley
Declan Ganley is an entrepreneur and the founder, chairman & CEO of Rivada Networks, a leading innovator in market-driven wholesale wireless network sharing and provider of broadband communications services. Rivada Networks is sole owner of Rivada Space Networks, which is deploying a fully networked 600-satellite LEO constellation.
Declan is co-inventor of 48 patents in the wireless sector, including Rivada’s core Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage technology. Rivada’s DSA and tiered priority access patents enable the dynamic sharing of wireless networks, lowering barriers to entry and driving innovation in wireless.
Rivada Networks has provided award-winning emergency communication services in the US to customers including the Department of Homeland Security, US Northern Command, the National Guard and leading police forces. Rivada has been in operation since 2004 and has continued to successfully grow its customer base and services in the US and elsewhere. Rivada has offices in Co. Galway, Ireland, Munich, Germany, and Washington DC.
Declan was also founder of wireless broadband and cable TV businesses in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, including Broadnet, which operated broadband wireless networks in ten EU countries, and Cabletel, with a cable multimedia network in Eastern Europe.
Declan is married to Delia. They have 4 children.Daniel Holtzman
Mr. Holtzman is the Authorizing Official (AO) for the Department of Defense (DOD) Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO). Mr. Holtzman’s scope of responsibility spans all CDAO and CDAO related efforts across the DOD. In addition, Mr. Holtzman is the Authorizing Official for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Maintenance System portfolio (e.g., Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS), Operational Data Integrated Network (ODIN)). In his Previous assignment Mr. Holtzman was appointed as the first Air Force Highly Qualified Expert (HQE), Cyber Technical Director, serving as an internationally recognized authority in the areas of cyber security, program protection planning, security engineering, supply chain risk management, mission and system assurance and resiliency. As the Air Force Cyber Security Engineering and Resilience Senior Leader his responsibilities include technical authority for security engineering, cyber resiliency and systems and mission assurance; engineering resilient systems; and defensive security engineering.
Mr. Holtzman was appointed as the Authorizing Official for all Air Force Command and Control Information Technology and Rapid Cyber Acquisition IT systems and capabilities. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Holtzman had served as the Air Force Chief Engineer for a joint U.S. and NATO aircraft modernization program and a USAF aircraft modernization program, successfully navigating two production decision milestones and served as an appointed program Executive Officer Anti-Tamper Lead.
Mr. Holtzman has 38 years of experience leading change in large scale systems engineering and weapon systems acquisitions in support of the U.S. Department of Defense, NATO, Private/Public Industry and Non- Profit Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC). He has participated on numerous senior study group teams at the Office of Secretary of Defense level, including studies conducted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has been recruited for a Chief Information Officer assignment at a publicly traded company and was appointed as the first Highly Qualified Expert (HQE) for Cyber by the USAF. He has participated in technology development, research, and adaption to military systems acquisitions. Mr. Holtzman has received over 40 letters of commendation and appreciation for his service to date. Mr. Holtzman is also a Graduate of the MITRE Leadership Development and LeadFirst Leadership programs, and the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program – the Intersection of Technology and Policy.
Michael Vinter is an Executive Vice President of International Space Brokers, a division of Aon Risk Services. Mike has spent the last twenty plus years dedicated exclusively to the space industry. His duties include the design and placement of insurance programs for a wide variety of space sector clients. In this role, Mike has worked with leading satellite operators, manufacturers and launch vehicle providers to deliver innovative risk management and insurance solutions.
Mike received his B.S. in Business Management from Virginia Tech and has earned the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations from the Insurance Institute of America.