Brigadier General Michael Talley brings a stirring keynote at Fed Supernova.

A Keynote and Fireside Chat on Human Performance Tech

Join in on the Human Performance track keynote from Brigadier General Michael Talley who is followed by a fireside chat with Matthew Quinn and Dr. Mark Buller of Medical Research and Development Command, Dr. Charlene Stokes, and Capital Factory’s own Sean Duffy.

What you’ll find out:

  • New human performance technologies created to get more about of soldiers while protecting them from urgent medical problems (17:00)
  • The vision for transitioning a human performance product from the commercial space to the government (37:48)
  • For entrepreneurs looking to get involved in the military’s human performance sector, what are the thresholds or requirements for validating and testing relevant technology? (49:37)

Key quotes:

  • “You better believe that we’re not going to take our foot off the gas on protecting the homeland… I can tell you that I don’t think we’ve had a clearer direction during my three decades of services. A direction that keeps everyone nested, everyone in the entire military focused on unified goals” — BG Michael Talley (04:36)
  • “This effort to maximize human potential is essential as we plan for future multi-domain operations. To this end, MRDC is accelerating our investments in technologies that maximize the physical, mental, and behavioral aspects of warfighter health.” — BG Michael Talley (08:10)
  • “Being able to support something from anywhere to anywhere represents an important component of a next generation national disaster medical system.” — Matthew Quinn, MRDC (27:22)

Who you’ll hear from:

About Fed Supernova

Fed Supernova, presented by Deloitte, is a virtual conference highlighting defense innovation in Texas. This first-of-its-kind interactive experience will draw national attention and connect leading entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders, corporations, and decision makers from around the world.

About Capital Factory

Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, the number one startup state in the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gather day and night, in-person and online for meetups, classes and coworking. With boots on the ground in Austin, Dallas and Houston, we meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. According to Pitchbook, Capital Factory has been the most active investor in Texas since 2013.




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