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"The Changing Face of Unmanned Systems" - LA Chapter Mtg

The Aerospace & Defense Forum

Friday, April 18, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)

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"The Changing Face of
Unmanned Systems"
 

Guest Presenter:

  
Larry Osborn
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer,  
DreamHammer, Inc.

Larry's presentation will focus on the changes occurring in the unmanned systems market and how DreamHammer is positioned to address that market.  (Note: by "unmanned systems" is meant including, but not limited to, aerial unmanned vehicles.)

Trends in the market segment include explosive growth, commercialization, commoditization, increased autonomy of the platforms, miniaturization and proliferation, and regulatory pressure to manage their safe operation and address privacy concerns.

DreamHammer, as a commercial software provider, is uniquely positioned to address this emerging and evolving market segment with disruptive technology and an innovative business model.

About DreamHammer

DreamHammer is a Santa Monica-based software company that provides intelligent software control products for commercial, defense and intelligence customers.

Its first product, Ballista, is a OS for drones and allows one person to simultaneously control multiple drones of any type. It features a plug and play architecture that can be integrated into any unmanned system. Ballista has been licensed to government agencies including the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons.

Ballista is a warfighting system that allows operators to project singular and focused force with every asset in the battlespace.  Ballista is built on an open, versatile and all encompassing platform allowing for the integration of disparate and stove-piped military domains. Consequently autonomous and simultaneous control of multiple unmanned vehicles across all domains (air, sea and land) in a single software environment becomes possible.
 
 

Guest Presenter 

 

 

Larry Osborn is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of DreamHammer, Inc.

Entering Navy flight training in 1969, he was designated a Naval Aviator in July 1971.  While serving in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Osborn accumulated more than 4,000 hours of flight time and 850 carrier landings in tactical jet aircraft. During his Navy career he commanded a deployed operational light attack squadron, served as the air officer on an aircraft carrier, and provided technical and policy advice to the Secretary of Defense, the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Pacific Command. Mr. Osborn headed the Cruise Missile Support Activity while at USPACOM and was a Deputy Director for Crisis Action.  Mr. Osborn was designated a specialist in Operations Analysis, System Acquisition, Joint Service Operations, and Financial Management. Mr. Osborn completed his military career with the rank of Captain, U.S. Navy in 1994.

Mr. Osborn has extensive expertise and experience with information technology, including PC Windows based applications, Rapid Applications Development languages (Delphi and Visual Basic), LAN and WAN architecture, digital imaging technology, and relational database architectures. He has designed and implemented records management and inventory control systems as a manager, small business owner, large business executive, and independent consultant.

Following nearly eight years with Northrop Grumman as the Corporate Lead Executive in Hawaii, Mr. Osborn joined DreamHammer as the company's chief operating officer. Mr. Osborn serves on the Navy League Honolulu Council Board of Directors and is an appointed member of the State of Hawaii Aerospace Advisory Committee.

Mr. Osborn earned an MBA from Marymount College of Virginia and an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He has completed additional graduate level studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in aviation safety program management and holds a commercial pilot's license. Mr. Osborn has completed executive education programs at the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
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Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell
1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Friday, April 18, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)


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