Program

  04.05.2017 | Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv
08:00 - 09:00
Gathering and Registration
09:00 - 09:10
Opening Remarks

Amir Rapaport, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Israel Defense
Brig. Gen. (res.) Abraham Assael, CEO, The Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies
Brig. Gen. (Res.) Ephraim Segoli, The Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies

Plenary I | Toward the Next Era

Session Chairman: Brig. Gen. (Res.) Ephraim Segoli, the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies

09:10 - 09:30
The Strategic Environment

MK Avi Dichter, Chairman, The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee 

09:30 - 10:00
The “Adir” F-35 as the Engine Pulling the Israeli Air Force into the Next Era

Brig. Gen Eyal Grinboym, Commander of the Nevatim base 

10:00 - 10:20
F 35B STOVL

Gen. (Ret.) Gary North,Vice President for Customer Requirements, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

10:20 - 10:40
Industry Vision for the Next Generation

Boaz Levi, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Systems, Missiles & Space Group, IAI

10:40 - 11:00
The Fifth Generation and the Political Level

MK Yair Lapid, Chairman of Yesh Atid Party

11:00 - 11:30
Intermission
Plenary II | Perspectives, Organization, Technology

Tal Inbar, The Head of The Space and UAV research center, The Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies

11:30 - 11:50
The Future of Heavy Lift Helicopters

Dr. Andreas P. Bernhard, Chief Engineer, CH-53K Program, Sikorsky, Lockheed Martin

11:50 - 12:10
Jointness in the Next Generation

Col. Eran Ortal, Deputy Commander of the Dado Center for Interdisciplinary Military Studies (TBD)

12:10 - 12:30
The Six-Day War, Air Supremacy, and the F-35

LTC (Ret.) John Cappello, senior fellow in FDD research institute, Washington D.C.

12:30 - 12:50
The Effectiveness of Air Power: a Different Perspective

MK Merav Michaeli, Member of Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee 

12:50 - 13:00
Saluting the Combatants of the Six-Day War

Award Ceremony for Operation “Focus” Squadron Commanders

13:00 - 14:15
Afternoon Intermission
14:15 - 14:35
Leading Trends for the Next Decade: the World of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Dr. Liran Antebi, Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)

14:35 - 14:55
Absorption of the F-35: Challenges for the Royal Netherlands Air Force

LTKOL Aviator  A. A. (Andries) Keijzer, Head of Air & Space Warfare Centre, Royal Netherlands Air Force

14:55 - 16:10
Session III | Trends in the Next Era

Session Chairman \\ Michal Ziegelman, Complex Management and Leadership Consultant, Physicist, Founder and CEO of Duality.

Pilot Brain Monitoring \\ Dr. Oren Shriki, Division for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev.

Artificial Intelligence \\ Col. (Res.) Dror Ben David, Head of Neural Networks R&D labs, Matrix IT Ltd

Strategy Design in the VUCA Era \\ MK. Ksenia Svetlova, Member of Parliament and Former Senior Reporter on the Middle East and Arab World

16:10 - 16:20
Closing Remarks