AFWERX Welcome Message
AFWERX is the U.S. Air Force’s team of innovators who encourage and facilitate connections across industry, academia, and military to create transformative opportunities and foster a culture of innovation. Hear directly from Gen. David Allvin on the history and the future of these vital partnerships for national security.
What you’ll find out
- The enduring partnership of Air Force and industry goes way back (00:30)
- Four key elements to this winning formula (01:04)
- Emboldened competitors erode our advantage (02:48)
- The explosion of technology defines the current environment (03:15)
- The most consequential impact of 911 (03:38)
- Defense-industry relationships are critical to victory (05:25)
- Accelerate change, or lose (06:00)
“Our strategic competitors are modernizing and feel emboldened to erode our competitive advantage in all domains and all instruments of power. They have gone to school on the American way of war.” — General Allvin (02:48)
“The explosion of technology, computing power, the ubiquity of information, the ability for state and nonstate actors to rapidly influence populations and myriad new capabilities as well as the increasing pace of change define this current dynamic environment.” — General Allvin (03:15)
“The entrepreneurial spirit, lower barrier to entry, and enduring patriotism of our current and emerging industry make it far more adept at responding to the evolving landscape.” — General Allvin (04:55)
“Our military must capitalize on your agility and innovative ethos to support our national security objectives and secure peace and prosperity for the next generation.” — General Allvin (05:36)
“Events like this Supernova are the engine for the change we need and set the pace at which we need to achieve it.” — General Allvin (05:38)
Who you’ll hear from
Gen David W. Allvin, USAF, Vice Chief of Staff
About Fed Supernova
Fed Supernova is a two-day annual conference highlighting defense innovation in Texas. This first-of-its-kind interactive experience draws national attention and connects 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.