Bridging national security and autonomy

Join Applied Intuition and the Atlantic Council for Nexus 23—a two-day symposium with visionaries, leaders, and operators at the forefront of national security and autonomy.
This year’s symposium will feature two days of keynote presentations, expert panel discussions, hands-on workshops, networking forums, and more. 
  • May 17 - 18, 2023
  • The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
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Nexus 23 convenes experts, operators, and senior leaders to discuss issues at the intersection of national security and autonomy. This year’s event builds on the success of last year’s one-day Nexus 22 symposium. 
For Nexus 23, Applied Intuition and the Atlantic Council are thrilled to bring new perspectives, fresh formats, additional networking opportunities, and other exciting updates across the two-day symposium.  
What can we learn from today’s battlefields and the rapidly-changing threat environment? How can we strengthen partnerships and counter the threat? 
The Department of Defense, Congress, and industry must act collectively. What use cases for autonomy are most valuable to the end users? 
Operators of today’s manned systems need to trust the autonomous systems of tomorrow. How can we build trust into systems to ensure seamless integration?
Harnessing autonomy is imperative to prevailing in a future conflict. How can we streamline acquisition processes to acquire essential capabilities?
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At Nexus 23, you will hear from the world’s top experts on national security and autonomy, including foreign policy experts, allied delegations, warfighters, technology visionaries, policy leaders, and program managers. 
More speakers will be announced soon. 
Marc Andreessen
Andreessen Horowitz
Major General Borys Kremenetskyi
Embassy of Ukraine
Defense Attaché
Rep. Rob Wittman
U.S. House of Representatives (VA-01)
Nand Mulchandani
Central Intelligence Agency
Bilal Zuberi
Lux Capital
General Partner
Katherine Boyle
Andreessen Horowitz
General Partner
Schuyler Moore
Ivan Kanapathy
Beacon Global Strategies
Vice President
James “Hondo” Geurts
U.S. Navy
Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition
GEN (Ret.) Raymond Anthony Thomas III
U.S. Army
11th Commander of SOCOM
Preston Dunlap
U.S. Air Force and Space Force
Former CTO and CAO
Stephen Rodriguez
Atlantic Council Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Senior Advisor
Dr. Bruce D. Jette
U.S. Army
Former Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
GEN (Ret.) Stephen Wilson
U.S. Air Force
Former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force
Qasar Younis
Applied Intuition
Co-Founder and CEO
Peter Ludwig
Applied Intuition
Co-Founder and CTO
Gregory C. Allen
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Director and Senior Fellow
Interested in speaking at Nexus 23? Contact us with your proposal.


A detailed agenda of keynotes, fireside chats, expert panels, hands-on workshops, and networking events is coming soon. 
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Rewatch recordings of last year’s Nexus 22 symposium.

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  • May 17 - 18, 2023
  • The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
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