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.

Col Kwabena Gyimah, USMC
Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
1st Marine Division

A

VADM Kelly Aeschbach, USN
Commander
Naval Information Forces
Frank Alcantar
Federal Client Executive
NetApp

B

RADM Christopher A. Bartz, USCG
Assistant Commandant, Communications, Computers and Information Technology (CG-6)
U.S. Coast Guard
Col Thomas M. “Marty” Bedell, USMC
Commanding Officer
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Rishi Bhaskar
Senior Vice President & General Manager of Global Verticals and Partnerships
JMA Wireless
LtGen James W. Bierman, Jr., USMC
Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force
Commander, Marine Forces Japan
Zafer Bilaloglu
Senior Solutions Architect & Field Engineering Lead for Cybersecurity Go-To-Market
Databricks
Kyle Black
Security Strategist, Symantec Enterprise Division
Broadcom
Joseph Blau, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Physics
Naval Postgraduate School
Dominic Bonaduce
Product Strategy Manager – Tech Product Management
Verizon
Col Michael "Mike" A. Boutet, USAF (Ret.)
Indo-Pacific Strategy - AT&T National Security Solutions
AT&T
VADM Michael E. Boyle, USN
Commander
THIRD Fleet
CAPT Bryan Braswell, USN
Commander
Naval Information Warfighting Development Center
Julian Breyer
Chief Engineer Thunderdome, DISA Cyber Security and Analytics Directorate (ID7)
Defense Information Systems Agency
Chris Brown
Public Sector Chief Technology Officer
Immuta
RDML Susan BryerJoyner, USN
Deputy J-6 for JADC2/ Deputy Director (DDJ6)
The Joint Staff
John Buselli
Offering Manager
IBM Quantum Group
Gillian Busick
Senior Cyber Strategist
Defense Information Systems Agency

C

RADM Julius S. Caesar, USN (Ret.)
DoD Digital Strategy and Development
NetApp
D.R. Carlson
Director of Segment Marketing for the Amercias
Equinix
LCDR Ian Chamberlain, USN
Action Officer, Warfighter Communications
Joint Staff J6
VADM Carl P. Chebi, USN
Commander
Naval Air Systems Command
VADM Craig A. Clapperton, USN
Commander, Fleet Cyber Command
Commander, TENTH Fleet
Ricky Clark
Deputy Director
NITAAC
LtCol Thomas Cunningham, USMC
Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
1st Marine Logistics Group
LCDR Brian T. Curran, USN
PhD Candidate, Applied Physics
Naval Postgraduate School
Budge Currier
Assistant Director, Public Safety Communications
California Office of Emergency Services

D

Erica Daily, Ph.D.
Co- chair of the HF Interoperability and Architeture (HF I&A)
Joint Tactical Networking Center (JTNC)
CDR Jeremiah Daley, USN
Commanding Officer
Unmanned Surface Vessel Division
RADM Keith B. Davids, USN
Commander
Naval Special Warfare Command
Ken Davis
Senior Director of Business Development
Qualcomm Government Technologies
Russel Davis
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Product Officer
Vcinity, Inc.
The Hon. Carlos Del Toro
Secretary of the Navy
Department of Defense
VADM Daniel W. Dwyer, USN
Commander, SECOND Fleet
Commander, Joint Forces Command Norfolk

E

CAPT Brian C. Erickson, USCG
Chief Data Officer
U.S. Coast Guard

F

Col Dom Ford, USMC
Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
I Marine Expeditionary Force

G

CAPT George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)
Director, Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures
Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
VADM William Galinis, USN
Commander
Naval Sea Systems Command
Cpt Patrick Gallagher, USMC
Action Officer, Warfighter Communications
Joint Staff J6
Constance Genne
Sr. Program Manager, DISA & Enterprise Services
GDIT
Eric Gerstner
Head of Data Quality Technologies
Collibra
ADM Michael M. Gilday, USN
Chief of Naval Operations
U.S. Navy
LtGen Matthew G. Glavy, USMC
Deputy Commandant for Information
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
Mark S. Gorak, SES
Principal Director for Resources & Analysis
Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
LtCol Scott Graniero, USMC
Director, Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch
Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA)
ADM Jonathan W. Greenert, USN (Ret.)
Former Chief of Naval Operations
Department of Defense
RADM John E. Gumbleton, USN
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget/Director, Fiscal Management Division, N82
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

H

LCDR Shane Halton, USN
Assistant Intelligence Officer
USS Carl Vinson
Bruce Hanson
Chairman & CEO
MARTAC
LtGen Karsten S. Heckl, USMC
Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command
Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration
Themba Henke
DevSecOps Strategist & Solutions Architect
Cloudbees
Willie Hicks
Federal CTO
Dynatrace
Chris Hills
Chief Security Strategist
BeyondTrust
RDML Tracy Hines, USN
Director, Navy Cyber Security Division
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N2N6D)
CDR David C. Hollon, USN
Deputy Director
Surface Advanced Warfighting School
John E. Holloway, Jr.
Director DISA Office of Global Public Safety Communications
Defense Information System Agency
Dan Holmay
AI & HPC Solutions Leader
NetApp

I

Akhil Iyer
Vice President
Shield Capital

J

RADM Jeffrey T. Jablon, USN
Commander
Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
RDML Chad L. Jacoby, USCG
Director of Acquisition Programs & Program Executive Officer
United States Coast Guard
Patrick Johnson
Director, Workforce Innovation Directorate
Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Information Officer
Chad Jones
Global Government Supply Chain & Procurement Lead
KPMG

K

Mike Karlbom
Senior Account Executive
NVIDIA
David Kiel
Director, Directed Energy Warfare Office
Office of Naval Research
VADM Roy L. Kitchener, USN
Commander, Naval Surface Forces
Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Margarita Konaev, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of Analysis and a Research Fellow
Georgetown's Center for Security and Emerging Technology
Sridhar Kowdley
Technical Manager, Science and Technology Directorate
Department of Homeland Security
Kayne Kreitzer
Customer Experience Lead, Host and Compute Center (HaCC)
Defense Information Systems Agency

L

David Lago
IT Cybersecurity Specialist, Cloud Computing Program Office
Defense Information System Agency
Carissa Landymore
DEOS Program Director
Defense Information Systems Agency
LTG Susan S. Lawrence, USA (Ret.)
President & Chief Executive Officer
AFCEA International
CDR Mark A. Lennon, USN (Ret.)
Strategic Engagement
Defense Innovation Unit
LCDR Joeseph C. Lewis, USN
Integrated Air and Missile Defense Warfare Tactics Instructor
Surface & Mine Warfighting Development Center Fleet Training Pacific
Eric Lindley
Program Director, U.S. Navy
Cloudera
Robert L. Linton
Business Consultant – Cloud DevSecOps
Micro Focus Government Solutions
Col James W. Lively, USMC
Acting Chief of Staff
I Marine Expeditionary Force
The Hon. Ellen M. Lord
former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Jamie Lukos, Ph.D.
Business Portfolio Manager, Battlespace Awareness
Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific
VADM Kevin E. Lunday, USCG
Commander, Atlantic Area
US Coast Guard

M

LtGen Christopher Mahoney, USMC
Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources
Headquarters, Marine Corps
RADM Michael C. Manazir, USN (Ret.)
Vice President, Navy Systems, The Boeing Company
Lisa Marcus
Lead, DoD Efforts
Databricks
Jon R. Marcy
President and CEO
Netmaker Communications, LLC
Mike Mattis
Senior Director of Naval Industries
Anduril Industries
Ryan McArthur
JWCC Program Manafer, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC)
Defense Information Systems Agency
VADM Kevin McCoy, USN (Ret.)
Former Commander
Naval Sea Systems Command
Jessop McCrea
Chief Engineer, Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS)
Defense Information System Agency
Dave McDonald
CIO and Plans, Programs and Requirements Director
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific
Alexander McFarland
Vulcan Lead Engineer
Defense Information Systems Agency
Chuck McGraw
Vice President, Global Federal Sales
Skydio
James McPherson MS, MSSL, DML
Operations, Sustainment, and Training Program Manager
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
John Mongeon
Senior Manager, Business Development
CompTIA
ADM William F. Moran, USN (Ret.)
Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations
BGen Jason L. Morris, USMC
Commanding General
Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego

N

Michael F. Nastika
Command, Control and Navigation Program Manager
U.S. Coast Guard
LtCol Angela Nelson, USMC
Commanding Officer
Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38
Mark Nobles
Technical Lead, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC)
Defense Information Systems Agency

O

CAPT Brett O’Donovan, USN
Innovation and Experimentation Division Chief, J67
INDOPACOM

P

ADM Samuel J. Paparo, USN
Commander
U.S. Pacific Fleet
Faith Perry
Stratus Business Lead, Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC)
Defense Information Systems Agency
RDML Ron Piret, USN
Commander
Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
Dmitriy Plaks
Specialist Leader
Deloitte
Wes Pullen
Field Chief Technology Officer
Cloudbees

Q

Col Jason Quinter, USMC
Assistant Chief of Staff G-6
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

R

Kurt Reese
Director
Joint Tactical Network Center (JTNC)
CAPT Thomas "Thom" C. Remmers, USCG
Unmanned Systems Strategic Team Lead
Assistant Commandant for Capabilities (CG-7 UxS), U.S. Coast Guard
LtCol Jeffrey Rohman, USMC
Commanding Officer
9th Communications Battalion
Col Kevin R. Root, USMC
Commanding Officer
I MEF Information Group

S

Nicholaus H. Saacks
Deputy Program Executive Officer
Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T)
COL Cade M. Saie, USA
Chief Data Officer, Network Cross Functional Team
Army Futures Command
Gina Scinta
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies
Gram Slingbaum
Solutions Engineer
CyberArk
RADM Douglas Small, USN
Commander
Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR)
Russ Smith
Technical Director, Strategic Response Group
ZScaler
LtGen George W. Smith Jr., USMC
Commanding General
I Marine Expeditionary Force
Gen Eric M. Smith, USMC
Assistant Commandant
U.S. Marine Corps
Tarun Soni, Ph.D.
NG Fellow
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
James A. Stanger, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Evangelist
CompTIA
David P. Stephens
EVP & GM, Government, Aerospace, and Defense
One Network
Paul Stokes
Deputy Operations Officer
Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School
Eddie Storm
Senior Solutions Architect
Elastic
RADM Michael Studeman, USN
Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence
Director, National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office
ADM Scott H. Swift, USN (Ret.)
Former Commander
U.S. Pacific Fleet (2015-2018)

T

Scott Tait
Executive Director, National Security Innovation Catalyst
UC Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation
CAPT Sam J. Tangredi, USN (Ret.), Ph.D.
Professor and Leidos Chair of Future Warfare Studies
U.S. Naval War College
VADM Karl Thomas, USN
Commander
SEVENTH Fleet
CAPT Patrick M. Thompson, USCG
Infrastructure Services Division Chief, C5I Service Center
U.S. Coast Guard
VADM Andrew J. Tiongson, USCG
Commander, Pacific Area
Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force West
Jara Tripiano
Chief Engineer
Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PAC)
VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, USN
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare
Director of Naval Intelligence

V

RADM Michael Vernazza, USN
Commander, Fleet Information Warfare Command Pacific (FIWC PAC)
Information Warfare Task Force (TF-501), Pacific

W

Micah Waldstein
Director of Product Management
Oxalis
BGen David C. Walsh, USMC
Commander
Marine Corps Systems Command
Aaron Weis
Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Navy
CDR Jonathan D. White, USCG
Cloud and Data Branch Chief, C5I Service Center
U.S. Coast Guard
VADM Kenneth R. Whitesell, USN
Commander, Naval Air Forces
Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Suzanne Wilkinson
Director, U.S. Operations
Canadian Commercial Corporation
Col Jeremy S. "Beef" Winters, USMC
Commanding Officer
Marine Air Control Group 38, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing

Y

John Youssef
Account Director, U.S. DoD Business
Microsoft
Mansour "Manny" Yusuf
Chief Cloud & Edge Architect
Dell Technologies Federal Systems