Captains of Industry Series

On November 18, 2015, the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, as part of its Captains of Industries Series, hosted a discussion entitled “The Space Race in Business,” moderated by the Council’s M.A. and George Lund Fellow on Emerging Defence Challenges Steven Grundman. The event explored current issues and trends in the space sector as the most dynamic corner of the aerospace and defense marketplace, drawing insights from a panel of distinguished executives from prominent aerospace companies. The event’s participants concluded that the current structure of the industry, historically built around “big space” projects, is now being disrupted by businesses with new sources of capital and novel ambitions for how to employ space for social good and commercial gain.

Read More

pdfView the Publication (PPT)

On October 20, the Atlantic Council's Captains of Industry series hosted Mr. Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, for an address entitled, "Accelerating Defense Innovation: Lessons from Silicon Wadi." The event explored what practical lessons the United States can learn from Israel's long tradition of commingling defense and commercial technologies, and how Elbit Systems in particular has been able to accelerate innovation by leveraging partnerships and dialogue with the United States' and Israel's technological hubs.

Read More

On June 24, 2015 the Atlantic Council hosted a panel discussion with Michael Andersson, President and CEO of Saab North America, Judy Marks, President and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Allen Pellegrini, President and CEO of Thales USA, and Peter Lengyel, President and CEO of Safran USA. This extraordinary panel was a part of the Brent Scowcroft Center's Captain of Industry series.

Read More

Please join the Atlantic Council on June 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for a special event in its Captains of Industry Series on Wednesday, when a panel of four chief executives will convene to discuss how foreign-owned companies address the opportunities and challenges of their participation in the business of defense and security in America.

Read More

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014 the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security hosted Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries, for a discussion on the need to plan further ahead in defense-industrial issues. The speech, entitled "Playing the Long Game," is the latest in the Atlantic Council's Captains of Industry series, a platform for senior executives in the defense industry to address the public interests their companies serve and the public policies that shape their markets. The event was moderated Steven Grundman, M.A. and George Lund fellow, with an introduction by Mark Brunner, senior adviser to Senator Mark Warner.

Read More

On Thursday November 13, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security welcomed Salvatore "Tory" T. Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA). The event, titled "Endless Possibilities for the Future of Space Launch," was the latest in the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry series, a platform for senior executives in aerospace and defense to address the public interests their companies serve and the public policies that shape their markets. The event was moderated by Jeffrey Roncka, managing partner of Renaissance Strategic Advisors.

Read More

Please join the Atlantic Council's Captains of Industry Series for a conversation with Tory Bruno, President and CEO of United Launch Alliance on November 13th at 4:30pm.

Read More

How should the defense industry adjust to greater economic globalization, with novel regional and functional challenges? How is the private sector going to manage decreasing national defense budgets while maintaining high levels of innovation, research, and development?

Read More

Please join us on June 4, 2014 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. for the latest event in the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry series, a discussion with SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell on the company's ongoing efforts to support commercial, civil, and national security customers with All-American launch services and the challenges faced in introducing change to government national security space launch acquisition.

Read More

What is the future of American space launch? As defense and space budgets decline, what is the future of US involvement in space? Gwynne Shotwell, president and COO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), gave an address entitled "The Future of American Space Launch" as part of the Atlantic Council Captains of Industry series on June 4, 2014 to answer these very questions. 

Read More



    

RELATED CONTENT