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Ukraine: One Year Later – Session II: The Tools of War and the Effects of War on Health

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
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Ukraine: One Year Later – Session II: The Tools of War and the Effects of War on Health

Register to join Session II of GIC’s upcoming series, Ukraine: One Year Later. We invite you to join us virtually on Thursday, March 9, 2023 to explore war and the tools of war including drones, the use of artificial intelligence, and the effects of war on health. This session is a half-day virtual conference.


Ukraine: One Year Later is a four-part series examining the impact of the war in Ukraine hosted in partnership with the University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee, and the Florida West Coast Chapter of the Air and Space Forces Association. This hybrid series will take place virtually and in-person between February – April in 2023, and cover themes such as the military-geopolitical outlook, the financial-economic arena, implications on agriculture, cybersecurity, and world trade.

The conference series is co-chaired by Major General David Scott Gray, US Air Force (retired) and David R. Kotok, Chairman and CIO, Cumberland Advisors. They are developing the program so it blends the finance and economics issues of Russia-Ukraine with the military and defense components. This is the second year of the series following a successful and quickly assembled first year held shortly after Russia invaded. The events will be held in-person at the Selby Auditorium at the University of South Florida Sarasota – Manatee and virtually via zoom.

 

Agenda

Thursday, March 9, 2023

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks

  • Karen Holbrook, Regional Chancellor, USFSM
  • David R. Kotok, Chairman and CIO, Cumberland Advisors
  • Major General David Scott Gray, U.S. Air Force (Ret), Chair, President, and CEO of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. | Session I: Drones and Emerging Technologies

  • Lieutenant General (Ret) David Deptula, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

9:45 – 11:15 a.m. | Session II: Artificial Intelligence in Warfare

  • Lieutenant General (Ret) David Deptula, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
  • Brian Barnier, Head of Analytics, ValueBridge Advisors
  • Colonel Brendan Dunne, Global Analytics Platform Director, U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Mark Grzegorzewski, Ph.D., Joint Special Operations University, Department of Strategic Intelligence and Emerging Technology, Senior Academic Instructor contractor (RDR), Army Cyber Institute Non-Resident Fellow
  • Moderator: Major General David Scott Gray, U.S. Air Force (Ret), Chair, President, and CEO of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Session III: Health and War

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

  • Major General David Scott Gray, U.S. Air Force (Ret), Chair, President, and CEO of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

12:30 p.m. | Speakers’ Lunch
Hosted by Cumberland Advisors and RiskBridge Advisors, LLC

Event Location

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Speakers

Brian Barnier

Brian Barnier

Head of Analytics, ValueBridge Advisors

Brian Barnier is focused on growing companies, investments and countries, bringing practical insight to investors, boards and management to help them bridge from strategy to execution. He accelerates improvement in business results through a "risk lens" that incorporates both growth and turnaround lessons learned across industries, professional disciplines and countries.

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Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula

Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula

First Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force

Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula is the first Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

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Major General Scott Gray

Major General Scott Gray

U.S. Air Force (Ret), Chair, President, and CEO of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge

Major General Scott Gray, USAF, (Ret) has held numerous staff positions at the numbered air force, major command, Air Staff, Secretary of the Air Force and Joint Chiefs of Staff levels, and has commanded in support and operational organizations.

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Mark Grzegorzewski, Ph.D.

Mark Grzegorzewski, Ph.D.

Senior Academic Instructor at Joint Special Operations University

Dr. Mark Grzegorzewski is a Senior Academic Instructor in the Department of Strategic Intelligence and Emerging Technology at Joint Special Operations University.

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Karen Holbrook

Karen Holbrook

Regional Chancellor, USF Sarasota-Manatee

Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D., is the Regional Chancellor at USF Sarasota-Manatee, following a year as the Interim President for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Before assuming the position at Embry-Riddle she worked as a higher education consultant and the Senior Advisor to the President at the University of South Florida, where she was, until recently, the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation then Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and International Research.

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David Kotok

David Kotok

Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors

David Kotok co-founded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. David’s articles and financial market commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, Yahoo Finance TV, and other media.

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Partners

Air and Space Forces Association: Florida West Coast Chapter
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Sponsors

Cumberland Advisors
RiskBridge Advisors