October 5-8, 2020

Virtual

Please check back periodically as the Agenda is still in draft and subject to change.

Please Note:  All times are CDT

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 am

Virtual

GTR Pre-Execution/Acid Test and Office Hours for Participant Support in Open Zoom

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Virtual

GTR Pre-Execution/Acid Test and Office Hours for Participant Support in Open Zoom

Monday, October 5, 2020

8:30 – 9:00 am

Virtual

Opening Ceremony

9:00 – 10:00 am

Virtual

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Virtual

NDTA Expo (All Day)

10:00 – 10:15 am

Break

10:15 – 11:45 am

Virtual

Roundtable #1:  “Innovations Achieved in Spite of the Obstacles”

Moderator:  CMSgt Jason France, USTRANSCOM CSEL

Participants:

CMSgt Brian Kruzelnick, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Air Mobility Command (AMC)
CSM Rocky Carr, Command Sergeant Major, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC)
CMDCM Rick Dyksterhouse, Command Master Chief, Military Sealift Command (MSC)
CMSgt Linda Thrasher, SEL Joint Transportation Reserve Unit, USTRANSCOM and Chief Enlisted Manager, 954th Reserve Support Squadron

Description:  The workforce is comprised of intelligent, energetic, and creative professionals who will continue to drive innovation in an environment where they are confident their voices will be heard. Join CMSgt Jason France and his panel of enlisted senior leaders as they highlight examples of how several troops overcame obstacles to their new and different ideas. The interactive roundtable will further discuss how senior leaders can foster an environment that embraces change rather than be resistant to it.

11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Break

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Virtual

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Break

1:15 – 2:15 pm

Virtual

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Virtual

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Break

3:45 – 4:45 pm

Virtual

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

8:30 – 9:30 am

Virtual

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Virtual

NDTA Expo (All Day)

9:30 – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 – 10:30 am

Virtual

Keynote Speaker #1:  The Honorable Jordan Gillis, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, Office of Secretary of Defense

Topic:  “A Sustainment Vision for the Future:  Embracing Innovation and Disruptions to Advance”

Description:  Listen to the Honorable Jordan Gillis share his insights about the fight to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining a ready force to contend with peer competitors in the Gray Zone. Learn how OSD is employing new technologies to gain and maintain a logistical, maintenance, materiel readiness and strategic mobility edge today and into the future.

10:30 – 11:30 am

Virtual

Keynote Speaker #2: Mr. Bob Chapman, CEO, Chapman & Company Leadership Institute and CEO, Barry Wehmiller

Topic:  “Truly Human Leadership”

Description: Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO of $3 billion capital equipment and engineering solutions firm Barry-Wehmiller, to include 100+ acquisitions around the world, and was recently named the #3 CEO in the world by Inc. magazine as well as featured on CNBC. Bob Chapman is intentional about sharing his ideas in how business leaders can and must create caring work environments through Truly Human Leadership where people leave work every day fulfilled by their work, rather than drained by it. His leadership philosophy and the transformation it has ignited at Barry-Wehmiller were the inspiration behind his Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. Bob Chapman will interactively challenge the audience’s traditional thinking on how to run a business and build effective leadership skills. He will share his approach in the ‘08/’09 downturn, what he learned, and how he and his 12,000 team members are using these lessons even in our challenging times today. Chapman’s concepts/ideas are applicable to every member of every organization. 

11:30 – 11:45 am

Break

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Virtual

Roundtable #2:  “Adapting Logistics for the 21st Century – Technological Advancements, Evolving Requirements, COVID-19 Disruptors”

Moderator:  VADM Dee Mewbourne, USN, Deputy Commander, USTRANSCOM

Participants:

Dr. Chris Caplice, Executive Director, MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics
Dr. George Friedman, Founder and Chairman, Geopolitical Futures
Mr. Tom Shull, Director and CEO, Army & Air Force Exchange Service

Description: Join VADM Mewbourne and a panel of subject matter experts as they peer into the future to think about adapting logistics to meet the warfighter’s requirements and challenges. Throughout history, transportation and logistics have evolved due to technology, changing requirements, and unanticipated disruptors. The panel will discuss how technology – physical and IT – will continue to impact the future of transportation and logistics. Often technology leads to business process improvements, conversely evolving requirements are often the impetus for developing new technologies – this panel will address both aspects of technological advancements. Disruptors, often unanticipated, also drive changes, with COVID-19 being the most recent disruptor to force adjustments to the worldwide supply chain. The panel will also identify how the transportation and logistics community adjusted to COVID-19, and will discuss which adjustments are expected to be temporary and which are could be permanent. 

1:15 – 1:30 pm

Break

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Virtual

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 – 3:45 pm

Virtual

3:45 – 4:00 pm

Break

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Virtual

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

8:30 – 9:30 am

Virtual

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Virtual

NDTA Expo (All Day)

9:30 – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 – 10:45 am

Virtual

Keynote Speaker #3:  General Stephen Lyons, USA, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command

Description:  U.S. Transportation Command’s mission is to project and sustain combat power at a time and place of the nation’s choosing. This is accomplished by balancing strategic mobility requirements for the Secretary of Defense and executing the Unified Command Plan roles and responsibilities assigned by the President. In this way, USTRANSCOM ensures the Joint Force maintains continuous comparative advantage for our nation in competition and conflict today, tomorrow and into the future.

10:45 – 11:30 am

Virtual

Keynote Speaker #4:  Mr. Rami Goldratt, CEO, Goldratt Group

Topic:  Innovative and Disruptive:  Breaking Inertia and Overcoming Constraints

Description: Achieving breakthroughs in problem solving is difficult, and can be seminal moments for any organization. Learn about a guided process for out of the box thinking to solve difficult challenges, exponentially enhancing your business processes and effectiveness.

11:30 – 11:45 am

Break

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Virtual

Roundtable #3:  “Transportation Thru Space:  A Look at Space Systems Logistics, Supply Chain Initiatives and Capabilities”

Moderator:  Lt Gen (Ret) Steve Kwast, President and Chief Global Officer, Genesis Systems, LLC

Participants:
Dr. Greg Spanjers, Chief Scientist AF SDPE, WP AFB (Rocket Cargo project lead)
Col (Ret) Gary Henry, Senior Director, National Security Space Solutions SpaceX
Mr. Peter Garretson, AFPC Senior Fellow/Space Expert
Mr. Charles Miller, Space Entrepreneur co-founder and CEO, Lynk

Description: Our history is filled with examples of technological advancements in transportation including trains, ships, cars, and aircraft — all allowing us to move people and cargo faster over greater distances with ever-increasing efficiency and effectiveness. Many believe space transportation could be the next major transportation system, pointing to advancements being achieved by commercial industry and U.S. adversaries. What must be done to take advantage of evolving spacelift capabilities to globally deliver cargo? Join Lt Gen (Ret) Steve Kwast as he leads the discussion with a group of space experts.

1:15 – 1:30 pm

Break

1:30 – 2:15 pm

Virtual

Keynote Speaker #5:  Mr. Dan Helfrich, CEO, Deloitte Consulting US and Ms. Heather Reilly, Principal, and Defense, Security & Justice Sector Lead, Deloitte Consulting

Topic:  “Tackling Contested Logistics Through Workforce Resiliency – How Lessons Learned from COVID Can Help Organizations Conduct Globally Integrated Logistics”

 

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Virtual

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Break

3:45 – 4:45 pm

Virtual

Thursday, October 8, 2020

9:00 – 10:00 am

Virtual

Young Leaders Professional Development Session (Register online)

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Virtual

Defense Movement Coordinators (DMC) Symposium

POCs: Doug Briggs and Joshua Kiel

Description: This session, led by SDDC, is designed specifically for Defense Movement Coordinators to discuss details and issues.

10:00 – 10:15 am

Break

10:15 – 11:15 am

Virtual

NDTA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation

11:15 – 11:30 am

Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Virtual

Planning Meeting for Surface Force Projection Conference 2021

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Virtual

NDTA Rail Subcommittee Meeting (POC:  Theresa Lorinser)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Virtual

NDTA Household Goods Subcommittee Meeting (POC:  John Johnson)

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Break

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Virtual

NDTA Committee Meeting – Cybersecurity

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Virtual

NDTA Committee Meeting – Distribution

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Virtual

NDTA Committee Meeting – Military Aviation Advisory (MAAC)

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Virtual

NDTA Committee Meeting – Surface

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