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Add Nexus 23 (May 17-18, 2023) to your calendar! 📅

Bridging national security and autonomy

Nexus 22 was a one-day symposium with national security and autonomy thought leaders in Washington, D.C.
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38
speakers
2,000+
attendees
12
sessions

About

Nexus 22 brought together senior leaders to discuss issues at the intersection of national security, defense, and autonomy.

National security
Strategic competitors are advancing autonomy and AI-enabled technology. This threatens global security and U.S. national security interests.
Unity of purpose
The Department of Defense, Congress, and autonomy companies must act collectively to define and implement effective use cases for defense autonomy.
Trust in autonomy
Operators of today’s manned systems need to trust the autonomous systems of tomorrow. This requires action at the technical and policy levels.

Past speakers

Michèle Flournoy
WestExec Advisors
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
LTG (Ret.) H. R. McMaster
Hoover Institution
Senior Fellow
Marc Andreessen
Andreessen Horowitz
Co-Founder
Mustafa Suleyman CBE
DeepMind, Inflection AI
Co-Founder
Rep. James R. Langevin
U.S. House of Representatives (RI-2)
Congressman
Rep. Michael Waltz
U.S. House of Representatives (FL-6)
Congressman
Dr. Michael Horowitz
Department of Defense
Director of Emerging Capabilities Policy
Mike Brown
Department of Defense, Defense Innovation Unit
Director
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Past sessions

Rewatch all panels, fireside chats, and spotlights from the Nexus 22 event.

Spotlight video
Autonomy: A national security imperative
LTG (Ret.) H. R. McMaster
Panel
Autonomy: The threat perspective
Josh Rogin • August Cole • Margarita Konaev • Liza Tobin • Gregory C. Allen
Fireside chat
Defense policy keynote
Dr. Michael Horowitz • Sunmin Kim
Panel
Investment landscape for defense autonomy
Stephen Rodriguez • Katherine Boyle • Bilal Zuberi • Nick Sinai • Peter R. Dixon
Spotlight video
Congressional spotlight
Rep. Michael Waltz
Fireside chat
Trust: The warfighter perspective
GEN (Ret.) Raymond Anthony Thomas III • Thomas Tull • Qasar Younis
Panel
Defense autonomy & trust
Capt. Michael D. Brasseur • Dr. Jane Pinelis • Dr. Jeff Schneider • Mustafa Suleyman CBE • The Honorable Joe Kernan
Panel
Breaking the defense barrier for commercial autonomy
Nand Mulchandani • Mike Brown • Chris Brose • Devaki Raj • Dr. Angel Smith
Fireside chat
Defense keynote
Michèle Flournoy • Brendan McCord
Panel
The state of defense & commercial autonomy
Colin Carroll • Ryan Tseng • Chris Lynch • Apeksha Kumavat • Dr. Regan Campbell
Fireside chat
Venture capital keynote
Marc Andreessen • Qasar Younis
Fireside chat
Congressional Chairman’s keynote
Rep. James R. Langevin • Nicholas Kazvini-Gore
Panel
Autonomy: The threat perspective
Josh Rogin • August Cole • Margarita Konaev • Liza Tobin • Gregory C. Allen
Panel
Investment landscape for defense autonomy
Stephen Rodriguez • Katherine Boyle • Bilal Zuberi • Nick Sinai • Peter R. Dixon
Panel
Defense autonomy & trust
Capt. Michael D. Brasseur • Dr. Jane Pinelis • Dr. Jeff Schneider • Mustafa Suleyman CBE • The Honorable Joe Kernan
Panel
Breaking the defense barrier for commercial autonomy
Nand Mulchandani • Mike Brown • Chris Brose • Devaki Raj • Dr. Angel Smith
Panel
The state of defense & commercial autonomy
Colin Carroll • Ryan Tseng • Chris Lynch • Apeksha Kumavat • Dr. Regan Campbell
Fireside chat
Defense policy keynote
Dr. Michael Horowitz • Sunmin Kim
Fireside chat
Trust: The warfighter perspective
GEN (Ret.) Raymond Anthony Thomas III • Thomas Tull • Qasar Younis
Fireside chat
Defense keynote
Michèle Flournoy • Brendan McCord
Fireside chat
Venture capital keynote
Marc Andreessen • Qasar Younis
Fireside chat
Congressional Chairman’s keynote
Rep. James R. Langevin • Nicholas Kazvini-Gore
Spotlight video
Autonomy: A national security imperative
LTG (Ret.) H. R. McMaster
Spotlight video
Congressional spotlight
Rep. Michael Waltz