WEST 2023 Sponsorship and Branding Opportunities

AFCEA and the U.S. Naval Institute have developed an enhanced sponsorship program for WEST 2023 that will offer maximum visibility to those who participate! What better way to make sure you stand out and increase your exposure than at this foremost event in which industry leaders can learn about military requirements and connect with decision makers and operators, where senior military and government officials can gain feedback from sea service warfighters, and where industry thought leaders will discuss and demonstrate sea service solutions? Sponsorship opportunities are offered at a several investment levels, ensuring your ability to participate.

Browse available options below, or jump to specific categories: Patron Packages, Individual Sponsorships and Advertising Opportunities. Branding Opportunities will be available soon.

Have an idea for a sponsorship not listed below? We are here to ensure you have the best conference experience. We are happy to create a custom sponsorship package to meet your specific needs. Let us know your vision, objective and budget and we’ll create a customized opportunity just for you.

All Sponsorships and Branding Opportunities for WEST 2023 are now closed.

Thought Leadership - Learn from Key Industry Leaders

Aerospike - SPONSOR

Achieving Higher Levels of Autonomy for Advanced Battle Management

Evolving trends in warfare require new operational concepts ensuring our nation remains competitive against adversaries. Despite the tremendous technological advances made in the last decade, achieving high levels of autonomy in uncertain, unstructured, and dynamic environments remains challenging and somewhat controversial. As greater amounts of computing and network power are deployed at the tactical edge, key capabilities such as anomaly detection, entity tracking, real-time alerting, predictive classification, and historical analysis must maintain a common operating picture (COP) for greater situational awareness (SA).

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Appian - Booth 1436

Rapid, Future-Ready IT Modernization in Defense Agencies

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) and related agencies are driving an across-the-board IT modernization initiative. The DoD Chief Information Officer’s vision is to create “a more secure, coordinated, seamless, transparent, and cost-effective IT architecture that transforms data into actionable information and ensures dependable mission execution in the face of a persistent cyber threat.” The US Army, for one, is leveraging their adoption of cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), and data analytics to form the IT backbone of their modernization initiatives across weapons, personnel, and strategy.

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Appian - Booth 1436

3 Steps to Efficient Government Workflows with Low-Code

Modernizing government technology is an imperative for federal, state, and local departments alike. Gartner predicts that by 2025, more than half of government agencies will have modernized critical core legacy applications to improve resilience and agility.1 But upgrading core technology can be daunting. A common misconception among government organizations is that modernizing technology requires removing incumbent solutions that have been in place for years. That’s not the case.

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BMC - Booth 1517

The Path to U.S. Navy Digital Transformation

The Information/Cyber domain has joined Land, Sea, Air, and Space as a critical dimension of U.S. Navy operations and strategy. To maintain U.S. Navy supremacy, the department must rapidly adopt best practices providing the agility, speed, and resilience necessary to support its mission and warfighters in digital theaters. To this end, Department of Navy CIO, Aaron Weis, has issued an Information Superiority Vision encompassing strategic initiatives to ensure information dominance cyber-resilience, and digital transformation throughout the DON.

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Cox Business - SPONSOR

Achieving Technological Readiness: Benefits of Modernizing Your Infrastructure

Today’s armed services must always be ready to meet and eliminate threats, those of today and the future. The right technologies adjust your networks to manage a usage surge in real-time and ensure the availability of critical assets. Your base's infrastructure forms the footing for modernizing your capacity and capability. It lets your institution roll out military tech advancements while achieving quick wins that improve routine base processes.

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Deloitte - Booth 1221

AI Port Control: Augmented Intelligence for Vessel Inspections

Maritime security and safety pose unique challenges for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) when enforcing international regulations for Port State Control (PSC). In 2021, over 70,000 ships docked at US ports, but only ~10% could be physically examined by PSC officers. Of the 7,000 ships that were inspected, ~18% of those inspected vessels were found to contain deficiencies, with 1% of inspected ships detained at port. For this program, a key priority is to identify methods that efficiently target deficient vessels to improve operational capacity and logistics.

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IBM - Booth 2423

Supercharge Your Data

The federal government has codified agency data management via H.R. 4174, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (signed into law in 2019). The law requires, among other things, that agencies develop and maintain a comprehensive data inventory that accounts for all data assets an agency creates, collects, controls, directs or maintains, to the maximum extent practicable. The bill also requires federal agencies to develop evidence-based policy and evaluation plans. In practice, that means agencies must be able to use the data to support mission objectives.

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