ASF Overview and Welcome Message

The Army’s first Soldier-led software factory is where cutting-edge software solutions are developed FOR Soldiers, BY Soldiers. Learn how Army Software Factory and its partners are advancing US capabilities to stay competitive.

What you’ll find out

  • The mission of Army Software Factory (00:30)
  • A history of partnership (02:00)
  • Innovation as a team sport (03:30)
  • Building a culture to attract top talent (04:20)

Key quotes

“Army Software Factory is really all about empowering end users to troubleshoot and code their own solutions to technology problems in the future.” — Lt. Col. Errico, Army Software Factory, Co-director (00:38)

“We’re here as part of the Army Futures Command and combined Austin ecosystem team to find solutions 5, 10, 15 years out in the future, leveraging technology. So it’s not lost on us, we have to come together as an ecosystem.” — Lt. Col. Errico, Army Software Factory, Co-director (00:49)

“As you know, innovation is a team sport. I think one of the biggest benefits of being at the Capital Factory is the ability to interact with all these amazing partners in the innovation ecosystem in Texas. We’ve got a phenomenal talent base, we’ve got small businesses, we’ve got academia all working together to assist the Department of Defense with dual use technology.” — Rob Thomas, IBM, SVP Global Markets (03:30)

“Lt. Col. Errico and the whole Army Software Factory team have done an amazing job at building a culture to attract the best talent throughout the Army. Now we need to continue to build on that culture of innovation and collaboration to shape the most technically advanced military in the world. We’re ready. I know all of you are too.” — Rob Thomas, IBM, SVP Global Markets (04:22)

Who you’ll hear from

Lt. Col. Vito Errico, Army Software Factory, Co-director

Rob Thomas, IBM, SVP Global Markets

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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.

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