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.

WEST Innovation Showcase


The Innovation Showcase provides the opportunity to demonstrate cutting-edge solutions to government representatives and potential industry partners. Located just outside the Operations Center on the exhibit floor, the showcase provides a platform for the broad exposure to government, military, and industry attendees. Solutions will be presented in the Innovation Showcase on all three days of WEST. Presenters will have 20 minutes to brief and field Q&A.

Presentation Schedule

Tuesday: February 14, 2023

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

"The Navy’s Data Use Innovation Starts with Data Security"

Chris Brown
Public Sector Chief Technology Officer
Immuta

Read Abstract

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

"See All Superpower: Observability for Zero Trust"

Willie Hicks
Federal CTO
Dynatrace

Read Abstract

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

"Data Loss Prevention – Protecting Navy Digital Information as Outlined by the DoD Zero Trust Initiative"

Kyle Black
Security Strategist, Symantec Enterprise Division
Broadcom

Read Abstract

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

"Data Quality and Observability – Most Embarrassing “Data” Moments"

Eric Gerstner
Head of Data Quality Technologies
Collibra

Read Abstract

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

"5G Smart Warehousing – Enabling Smart Logistics through a Powered Ecosystem"

Chad Jones
Global Government Supply Chain & Procurement Lead
KPMG

Read Abstract

1:40 PM – 2:00 PM

"Connecting People, Locations, Data, Clouds, and Applications to Support Mission-Critical Needs"

D.R. Carlson
Director of Segment Marketing for the Americas
Equinix

Read Abstract

2:10 PM – 2:30 PM

"A Supply Chain is Not a Chain – It Is a Network"

David P. Stephens
EVP & GM, Government, Aerospace and Defense
One Network

Read Abstract

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM

"Overcoming the IT/OT Disconnect: Tips, Tricks, and Traps”

James Stanger
Chief Technology Evangelist
CompTIA

John Mongeon
Senior Manager of Business Development
CompTIA

Read Abstract

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM

"Enhance Mission Readiness with Optimized Data Pipelines"

Rick Taylor
Senior Solution Engineer
Cloudera Government Solutions

Read Abstract

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

"Enterprise Data Fabric: Transforming AI and Machine Learning at the Edge"

RADM Julius S. Caesar, USN (Ret.) • Moderator
DoD Digital Strategy and Development
NetApp

Read Abstract

4:10 PM – 4:30 PM

[Details Pending]

4:40 PM – 5:00 PM

"Mission Cyber Demonstrator (MCD)"

Dmitriy Plaks
Specialist Leader
Deloitte

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Wednesday: February 15, 2023

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

"Quantum Readiness, Quantum Computing, Quantum Safe Area"

John Buselli
Offering Manager
IBM Quantum Group

Read Abstract

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

"Autonomy, AI, Computer Vision, and ML - Defining the Battlefield of the Future"

Mike Mattis
Senior Director of Naval Industries
Anduril Industries

Read Abstract

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

"Leveraging Edge to Cloud Solutions for Improved Mission Effectiveness in the DoD"

Mansour “Manny” Yusuf
Chief Cloud/Edge Architect
Dell Technologies Federal Systems

Read Abstract

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

"Rapid Connectivity Everywhere Driving Intelligent Action Anywhere"

Russ Davis
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Product Officer
VCinity

Read Abstract

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

"Security-Centric Warfare: Getting Past the NO! – Leveraging Security to Enable Joint & Coalition Information Sharing"

Russ Smith
Technical Director, Strategic Response Group
ZScaler

Read Abstract

1:40 PM – 2:00 PM

"Meshing About with Databricks for Data Sharing"

Zafer Bilaloglu
Senior Solutions Architect & Field Engineering Lead for Cybersecurity Go-To-Market
Databricks

Lisa Marcus
Lead, DoD Efforts
Databricks

Read Abstract

2:10 PM – 2:30 PM

"Modernizing Maintenance and Training with 5G"

Dominic Bonaduce
Product Strategy Manager – Tech Product Management
Verizon

Read Abstract

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM

"Combating Technological and Future Threats”

Micah Waldstein
Director of Product Management
Oxalis

Read Abstract

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM

"SDLC’s Continued Evolution to Support More Agile Methodologies"

Robert L. Linton
Business Consultant – Cloud DevSecOps
Micro Focus Government Solutions

Read Abstract

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

"Restoring 5G U.S. Leadership in Wirless: The First 5G Standalone O-RAN Deployment Trusted by the Department of Defense"

Rishi Bhaskar
President & General Manager of Global Verticals and Partnerships
JMA Wireless

Read Abstract

4:10 PM – 4:30 PM

"How Do You Maximize the Modernization Impact Across the Portfolio as a Whole When Facing Diversity in the IT Baselines?"

Themba Henke
DevSecOps Strategist & Solutions Architect
Cloudbees

Wes Pullen
Field Chief Technology Officer
Cloudbees

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Thursday: February 16, 2023

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM

[Details Pending]

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM

"Contracting with Canada"

Suzanne Wilkinson
Director, U.S Operations
Canadian Commercial Corporation

Read Abstract

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

"Zero Trust and Identity Security – From Privilege Policy to End User Security"

Gram Slingbaum
Solutions Engineer
CyberArk

Read Abstract

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

"Quantum-Resistant Security"

Gina Scinta
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies

Read Abstract

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

[Details Pending]