Presented by U.S. Army

The Greatest Innovator in the History of the World

Mar 10, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

The historical connection between defense research and commercial tech innovation has resulted in what are arguably the most significant innovations in recent history, and the origin of Silicon Valley itself. This session introduces the audience to the outcomes of defense research that benefit individuals, businesses, and the world. Discussing the development of exceptionally significant technologies, the panel will also discuss the necessity of defense investment on basic research and preview how the next generation of great innovations may address today's global challenges.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Doug Beck

Defense Innovation Unit

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Joe Felter

Gordian Knot Center, Stanford

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Stefanie Tompkins

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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