“Hardware Entrepreneurship in Los Angeles”

“Hardware Entrepreneurship in Los Angeles”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on August 18

Los Angeles is a hotbed for hardware entrepreneurship thanks to the existing manufacturing base and a growing startup ecosystem. To further help with these efforts, new services are popping up like hacker spaces, co-working spaces, and hardware accelerators. Established companies are beginning to recognize the value of this environment and establishing partnerships to stay on the pulse.

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, August 18, 7:30–9:00am, when Shaun Arora, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Make in LA will discuss how hardware entrepreneurship happens in Los Angeles and how your company can tap into this innovation process.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until August 11). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflaaug17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“5 Ways Leaders Solve Problems with Stories”

“5 Ways Leaders Solve Problems with Stories”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on July 21

Great leaders are great story-tellers. Successful stories not only solve problems, they leave their listeners with a greater ability to adapt to the challenges of life. In this interactive presentation, learn the 5 elements of a great story, and how stories can achieve your goals in every professional encounter – from business introductions to full-scale presentations.

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, July 21, 7:30–9:00am, when Ann Convery, Principal, Speak Your Business will help us discover:
• How to capture attention in 8-10 seconds
• 3 keys to make your story “all about” your listener, not you
• How to create a “neck-down” story for deep and lasting connection
• The No. 1 way to engage your listeners in 2-5 minutes
• How to use the Empathy Telescope to guarantee emotional investment

Come discover the keys to a great story and then spend up to 30 minutes practicing your story in small groups with peer feedback. Leave with at least one story that will show you how to achieve your goal: from persuading stakeholders to attracting more business.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until July 14). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflajul17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“Build a Better Economic Future for LA Aerospace”

“Build a Better Economic Future for LA Aerospace”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on June 16

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (MOED) advances Los Angeles by developing sound policies, creating strategic partnerships, prioritizing investments and delivering key services that will accelerate pathways to economic opportunity.

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, June 16, 7:30–9:00am, when Deputy Mayor Chan, who heads MOED, will describe how MOED is working to extend & expand the current economic cycle to create the longest & biggest economic boom. He will also highlight the free city programs and tools available to local businesses to help them grow.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until June 9). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflajun17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“Supply Chain Trends in the Scheduled Airline Sector”

“Supply Chain Trends in the Scheduled Airline Sector”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on May 19

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, May 19, 7:30–9:00am, when Dave Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer, Air Transport Business Development, Inc. will discuss supply chain trends that he sees in the scheduled airline sector, which is high value/high utilization industry, trickling down to the rest of the aviation and general aviation sectors. He also will focus on capturing the services business of a product lifecycle, packaging products and services into a holistic package (branding, service package as having added value to the customer, e.g. extended life, increased asset value, increased reliability).

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until May 12). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflamay17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality for Aerospace”

“Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality for Aerospace”
A Presentation & Tour at Inhance Digital

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on April 21

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, April 21, 7:30–9:00am when Penn Arthur, renowned multimedia developer and founder of Inhance Digital, will reveal trends in interactive technology, like virtual and mixed reality, used by leading aerospace and defense companies to drive audience engagement and communicate often complex messages. You’ll learn the latest uses of cutting-edge technology, what’s around the bend and get hands-on demonstration of the most immersive tools available.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until April 14). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflaapr17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“Defense Industry Outlook and Trends”

“Defense Industry Outlook and Trends”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on March 17

With decades of service to our country in the armed forces, government, and in industry, General Bob Edmonds will share his insights on a range of defense topics, including:
• Overview of the state of global security / threats
• Outlook for the defense budget and spending
• Perspective on the early days of the new administration and impact on defense
• Perspectives on key programs, including the F-35
• Future trends in defense technology

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, March 17, 7:30–9:00am, when we will have an insightful and informative discussion on key topics facing the defense industry.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until March 10). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflamar17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on February 17

You’ve taken all the recommended cybesecurity actions. You have secured ITAR areas. And you welcome tours by potential global customers and suppliers to show off your unique capabilities. Did you know that you could be losing valuable IP just by granting permission to “may I touch”?

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb 17, 7:30–9:00am PDT, when we will screen a film produced by the FBI followed by comments by FBI Special Agent Cheny Mak.

Economic espionage is real and securing the information that makes your corporation relevant is essential for its survival.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until February 10). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflafeb17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“Exploring the Back of Your Business Card”

“Exploring the Back of Your Business Card”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on January 20

Carl Terzian, who was one of if not the leading networker in Los Angeles, distinguished between the mental concepts of the front and the back of your business card, both being important. The front of the card is your professional information – your organization, your role, your products and services, and contact information. The back of the card is about you personally, your family, your interests, your community involvement, what you have accomplished about which you are proud, etc. In summary, the back of the card expresses your personal uniqueness. Given that people do business with those whom they know, like, and trust, the back of the card is critical to successful business development, whether you are a sole practitioner or a salesperson for a large A&D company.

The main part of the meeting will be exploring the back-of-your-card and integrating it into your business development. Among other questions, you will have an opportunity to explore the following:
• What is the back of your card and how do you effectively share it?
• What is the event/ experience that spurred your interest in A&D and how you were able to match that interest with your professional career choice(s)?
• How might you incorporate the back of your card to improve your business development?

Please join us in Los Angeles on Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:30am – 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Anne will then review the main points of her May 2016 presentation, and then will discuss how to more effectively engage our Lizard Brain when we share our elevator speech. She will give tips on how to prepare the best introduction. There will also be short break out groups to practice what Anne shares.

Anne is one of the leading consultants on how to improve your marketing and selling communications. This meeting, as with Anne’s presentation at the May 2016 LA Chapter meeting, can make a profound difference in your business development results.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until January 13). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflajan17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“Where Science Gets Down to Business”

“Where Science Gets Down to Business”cnc-training

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on November 18

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries are critical drivers of economic growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that seven of the ten fastest growing occupations are in STEM fields, and California is expected to have over 1 million STEM jobs within five years, far more than any other state. Our State’s and indeed our Nation’s future economic success is closely tied to innovation, invention, intellectual property development, entrepreneurialism and preparing a workforce with the talent, creativity, skills and knowledge to innovate in STEM fields.

Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. (KST) is a privately-held company established in 1993 serving the aerospace, defense and technology industry sectors, based in San Bernardino, California at the former Norton Air Force Base. KST operates the Aerospace Research & Development Center (ARDC) as a center of technical excellence to develop, test and deploy critical technologies that provide advancements in defense, aviation and space. KST’s business approach is to identify and deploy revenue-generating, commercial applications of space-related technology while creating financially-viable and sustainable lines of business.

Please join us in Los Angeles on Friday, November 18, 2016, 7:30am – 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Michael J. Gallo, President & CEO, Kelly Space & Technology, will describe how, concurrent with KST’s project development and testing activities, KST and its 501(c)(3) non-profit, Technical Employment Training, Inc., has implemented business-education partnerships to provide our youth and adult students with relevant, exciting, hands-on instruction and training that captures student interest, motivates life-long learning and produces a technologically literate workforce. KST believe this investment in building the capacity of our residents to effectively compete for demand occupations within the various STEM related industries will not only help build our business, but transform our region through educational attainment, workforce investment and economic development.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until November 11). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adfsdnov16.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, and the 62 Mile Club

“The Air Force Space Command’s Space Enterprise Vision (SEV)”

“The Air Force Space Command’s Space Enterprise Vision (SEV)”sev

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on October 21

There is a concern that the current space enterprise is not resilient enough to be successful in a conflict that extends to space, that current stove piped PoR are unable to survive a war in space with near peer adversaries. It was recognized that we need a future enterprise that can deter, and if necessary prevail, in a war that extends into space.

In August 2015 the Air Force Space Command Commander, Gen Hyten, commissioned a study aimed at charting a new vision for the Air Force space enterprise. Among other findings, the study concluded that “Most US military space systems are not designed with threats in mind and instead are built for long-term functionality and efficiency with systems operating for decades”

Please join us in Los Angeles on Friday, October 21, 2016, 7:30am – 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Thomas A. Fitzgerald, Director of Engineering, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base will talk about SEV Key new focus areas:
• Pursuit of better forecasting, detection and attribution of attacks in a more timely manner
• Movement from just Space Situational Awareness and tracking objects in space to having appropriate defensive and offensive responses and converting many current blue suite tasks to commercial providers, freeing them to “warfight”

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until October 14). For more information and to register to attend the meeting in person or for free via the web, go to https://adflaoct16.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, the 62 Mile Club, and UK Department for International Trade.