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Baird 2022 Government & Defense Conference Speakers Unveiled

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The speaker roster for financial services company Baird’s upcoming 2022 Government & Defense Conference has been released and it is stocked with some of the biggest names in government contracting and the federal sector.

The Nov. 17 gathering includes detailed information sessions and expansive panel discussions centered on space, the U.S. Intelligence Community and defense technology innovation, among other focus areas. It will also, of course, feature opportunities for those in attendance to network and convene regarding the day’s topics and career opportunities.

Wash100 Award winners John Mengucci of CACI InternationalByron Bright of KBR and Jonathan Moneymaker of Blue Halo, as well as Baird’s own Jean Stack and John Song, are among the marquee attractions in the Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner-hosted event’s itinerary.

Song, a managing director at Baird, will commence the day’s offerings, followed by Stack shortly thereafter speaking on issues of government and defense mergers and acquisitions while providing observations about the state of the market.

Both executives will go on to moderate multiple other dialogues, including a one-on-one breakdown of the 2022 national defense strategy between Song and Michael McCord, Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) and chief financial officer of the U.S. Department of Defense.

After lunch, Stack will engage in an overview of autonomous systems company Shield AI’s company outlook with its co-founder and CEO, Ryan Tseng. Toward the end of the day, Song will lead a talk that assembles three major figures in the GovCon industry: DMI CEO and founder Sunny Bajaj, Unison CEO and President Reid Jackson and Systems Planning and Analysis CEO and President William Vantine.

Prior to the latter discussion, which will primarily examine lessons gleaned from M&A deals, the aforementioned Bright will join his KBR colleague, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mark Sopp in a conversation about the most recent wins and progress made by their company. Directly after, in the same space, Moneymaker is slated to speak with Raytheon executive James Moreland and DOD leader Chris O’Donnell about the joint force as it relates to optimizing missions.

Closing out the forum, Mengucci will speak about recent developments at CACI, before two culminating panels moderated by Baird figureheads.

If you would like to register for the 2022 Baird Government & Defense Conference, click here.