National Security Conference | Opening Dinner & Discussion: The Changing Intersections of Technology, Culture and Leadership

Sponsored by the Raytheon Company

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 (6:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
The Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center (map)


2013 NSC WebDisruptive technology/innovation goes beyond changing entire markets, companies and workers.  It can also affect cultures and sometimes entire countries, for both good and bad.  Often the influence/control of centralized government is weakened. Thinking about these intersections can provide a better perspective of current and emerging world events.

Opening Dinner & Discussion

6:00–6:40p

Cocktails

6:40–9:00p

Keynote Dinner

“The Changing Intersections of  Technology, Culture and Leadership”Keynote Speaker: Gordon England, President of E6 Partners LLC & the 29th Deputy Secretary of Defense

gordon EnglandGordon England is the President of E6 Partners LLC, a firm specializing in defense, security, and mergers and acquisitions for domestic and international companies. Previously, Mr. England served as the 29th Deputy Secretary of Defense.  He also served as the 72nd and 73rd Secretary of the Navy and as the first Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining the federal government, Mr. England served as President of the General Dynamics Fort Worth Division (later Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company); as President of General Dynamics Land Systems; and as corporate Executive Vice President of General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology Sector, Ground Combat Systems Sector and the International Sector.  His business career spanned over 40 years as an engineer and senior executive. A native of Baltimore, Mr. England graduated from the University of Maryland in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.  In 1975 he earned a master’s degree in business administration from the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University and is a member of business, engineering and leadership honor societies.  He serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Maryland, and has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Mr. England has served in a variety of civic, charitable and government organizations, including serving as a city councilman; Vice Chair, national Board of Goodwill, International; the USO’s Board of Governors; the Defense Science Board; the Board of Visitors at Texas Christian University; and many others. He has been recognized for numerous professional and service contributions by multiple universities and organizations.