About the series
The Captains of Industry Series is a platform for senior defense executives to address the public interests their companies serve and the public policies that shape their markets. By engaging the perspective of business leaders about issues at the interface of defense ministries and industries, the series aims to cultivate a constituency for practical solutions to these challenges. Past events include a discussion on redefining leadership with SAIC CEO Nazzic Keene and an exploration of the unremarked story of the aerospace industry’s role in the Apollo program.
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Facing a rising China, the US Department of Defense must adapt quickly or lose its military competitive advantages. Within this context, Anduril Industries CEO Brian Schimpf and Maxar Technologies CEO Daniel Jablonsky join Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Melissa Flagg to reimagine the model for public-private collaboration in responding to twenty-first century security challenges.
As we enter a new decade, corporate leadership goes beyond shareholder returns, and requires delivering on commitments to customers and building an effective workforce. Leadership in today’s dynamic, complex, and high-stakes market has evolved tremendously int he last two years alone. Within this context, SAIC CEO Nazzic Keene discusses the ways in which SAIC is transforming its culture with a heightened focus on talent, innovation, and mission to be a better partner and industry leader.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Scowcroft Center amplifies the acclaimed achievements of NASA and the astronauts with a focus on the unremarked story of the aerospace industry’s role in the Apollo program. Apollo holds a distinctive place in the heritage of technology, businesses, and people who make up the contemporary landscape of aersopace and defense.
Mon, Apr 2, 2018
On April 2, the Atlantic Council hosted Roger Krone, chairman and chief executive officer of Leidos, for a conversation on “Making a Safer, Healthier, and More Efficient World” as a part of the Atlantic Council’s Captains of Industries Series.
Captains of Industry Series by Emily Dean
Wed, Apr 4, 2018
A CONVERSATION WITH Brad Feldmann Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Cubic Corporation Andy Hove President and Chief Executive Officer AM General Barbara Humpton President and Chief Executive Officer Siemens Government Technologies MODERATED BY Steven Grundman Senior Fellow and Director, Emerging Defense Challenges Atlantic Council Please join the Atlantic Council on Wednesday, April 4th, from […]
4:30pm Washington DC
Thu, Nov 10, 2016
Captains of Industry Series by Atlantic Council
Wed, Nov 9, 2016
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE WEBCAST An introduction by: George Lund Chairman, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Torch Hill Investment Partners, Atlantic Council A presentation by: Maryam Haque Vice President of Research National Venture Capital Association A conversation with: Thomas d’Halluin Chief Executive Officer US Venture Investments Airbus Brett Lambert Vice President Corporate […]
5:30pm Washington DC
Sat, Jun 18, 2016
At the end of 2014, the CEO of naval shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries, Mike Petters, delivered an address at the Atlantic Council entitled, “Playing the Long Game”. In it, Petters made the case for the chief executive’s leadership antidote to what he called “the institutionalization of the short-term”: No. 1: You have to think that […]
Captains of Industry Series by Steve Grundman
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