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The New England UAS and AAM Summit 2024: If We Build It, Will They Come? from Tuesday, October 29 to Thursday, October 31, 2024, is co-hosted by AUVSI New EnglandMassAutonomy, and NDIA New England. The Summit's comprehensive program brings together government, industry, and academic leaders to provide keynote sessions, speaker presentations, and focused discussions that will provide critical insights into the UAS and AAM in society and business today and in the future. The event also features a STEMFest with local students, PitchFest, an exhibit hall, commercial breaks from industry leaders, and ample networking opportunities. 

*The 2024 speaker list is under construction. Check back soon!*

CO-HOSTS | 2024 KEYNOTES & SPECIAL GUESTS | 2024 SPEAKERS & MODERATORS


CO-HOSTS


WASEEM NAQVI, PH.D.

President
AUVSI New England

Chief Technology Officer
Raytheon Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Dr. Waseem Naqvi is the CTO (Technology Director) for Raytheon’s (NYSE: RTN) Unmanned Vehicle Systems business. He is responsible for defining business strategy, capability, technology, and investment priorities addressing future unmanned and autonomous systems.

Raytheon is a leader in unmanned vehicle control systems and has provided Ground Control Systems and Mission Planning Systems for Global Hawk, BAMS, Fire Scout, and other UxS. Raytheon develops sensors, surveillance, communications, command and control, vehicle control systems, and cyber solutions in the Unmanned Systems industry.

Dr. Naqvi is an active contributor to the Autonomous Vehicle and Robotics Industry. He is President of the Board of Directors for the Association for Unmanned Systems International (AUVSI) New England Chapter. Waseem is Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors for the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), an FAA UAS Test Site. He is a past Board member for AUVSI Headquarters and represented all 36 chapter Presidents. He previously served on the advisory board for the Massachusetts Robotics Sector. He is an International Executive Resource Group (IERG) Global Business Leader Fellow and serves on its Board.


M. ROMAN HACHKOWSKI, PH.D.

President
NDIA New England 

General Manager, Business Unit
L3Harris KEO

Dr. M. Roman Hachkowski is the General Manager of L3Harris’s KEO Business Unit located in Northampton, MA, delivering photonic products to both the U.S. Navy and numerous international customers. He previously was the President of BEI Precision as well as currently the Executive Industry Advisor to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prior to joining BEI, Roman spent six years with Northrop Grumman - Adaptive Optics Associates as the General Manager responsible for mission-critical optical and photonic solutions. He has also held various positions throughout his career with BAE Systems, Zygo Corporation, and Goodrich Corporation, as well as currently on a number of Board of Directors.

Dr. Hachkowski holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been awarded several patents for engineered flexure components and optical space telescope systems.


PAIGE SCOTT REED

Chief Legal Counsel to Governor Maura T. Healey
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Counsel
MassAutonomy

Partner
Prince Lobel Tye LLP

Paige Scott Reed is an experienced transportation and employment attorney whose transactional, litigation, regulatory, administrative, and procurement work has served her clients well for over 20 years. She has worked as general counsel for the Mass. Department of Transportation and the MBTA and also served as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel to the Boston 2024 Partnership for the city’s Olympic bid. Paige has assisted government and private organizations, CEOs, and Boards of Directors with commercial contracts, development transactions, and public projects. She was instrumental in procuring a new operator for the MBTA’s commuter rail, forming a public-private partnership to redevelop Back Bay Station, implementing the MBTA’s Construction Manager/General Contractor project delivery approach, and securing $1 billion in federal funding for the Green Line Extension project. Paige has also defended government organizations against class actions charging racial discrimination in hiring practices. Paige leads the firm’s unmanned and autonomous systems practice. She is a strategic advisor to the Commonwealth UAS Integration Program and guides MassDOT’s efforts to utilize drones to advance its transportation mission. Paige is active in the community, serving as the Immediate Past President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and Vice-President of the Harvard Law School Association of Massachusetts. Paige also serves on the Court Management Advisory Board, the Board of the Boston Bar Foundation, and the Board of Boston Harbor Now. Paige recently chaired the finance committee for Rachael Rollins historic campaign, helping to elect the first black woman to serve as District Attorney for Suffolk County. She received her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review.


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