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Keynote Speakers

Robert O'Neill

Former SEAL Team Six Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group

New York Times Best-Selling Author

Rob O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time and the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. A former SEAL Team Six leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he deployed more than a dozen times and held combat leadership roles in more than 400 combat missions in four different theaters of war. A highly-trained Navy SEAL, he led the military’s most elite and was involved in our nation’s most important campaigns. With most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak, O’Neill was the man on the ground we have never heard of but know exists. He was one of the quiet professionals performing the most difficult tasks in the most difficult circumstances, serving his remarkable career in the shadows and keeping America safe in the process.


In the world of high-pressure Navy SEAL missions, instant, critical decision-making is a necessity for success. He has proven experience in exceptionally high-risk and fluid environments. Having trained more than 800 special operations and tactical operators, O’Neill brings this unique expertise to organizations and translates his elite SEAL team training into high-impact, actionable insights on leadership, decision-making, operating in uncertain environments, and how to become the ‘best of the best.’ Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, his mantra is “never quit,” and he believes this is the single most important factor in determining success. O’Neill reminds us that the servicemen doing the dirtiest work are often making the hardest sacrifices.

services, and family stabilization support. 

Ted Wagner

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Ted Wagner is the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2).  SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software solutions, and NS2 provides industry-focused services for the U.S. national security and critical infrastructure markets.


Ted joined SAP National Security Services in March 2015.  He is responsible for the security and compliance of the corporate network, sharing best practices with customers and oversight of NS2’s FedRAMP and Commercial Cloud offerings. He was previously the CISO for TASC.  He supported the Army’s CERT for nine years as a project manager for Northrop Grumman.  He was responsible for the Incident Response, Forensic and Malware Analysis support to Army Cyber Command and 1st IO Command.


Ted has led cyber teams employing tactical to strategic capabilities.  His experience includes completing the certification and accreditation process for agency level programs, including developing curriculum for the Computer Network Operations planner course and establishing a team validation process for deploying cyber teams.  


Ted served 30 years in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery officer.  He retired from the Army Reserves as a Colonel, his last position was the Deputy Chief of Staff, G6, 80th Training Command (TASS).  He is an adjunct professor at University of Maryland University College, teaching Cyber Policy, and a guest lecturer at MIT.  Ted serves as an Advisory Board Member to the Geospatial Data Center and is published in the book, Cyber Infrastructure Protection, Strategic Studies Institute.  He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a BA in economics and holds a MA in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  His certifications include CISSP, ISSMP, CISM and CRISC.

Torsten Welte

Global Vice President
Head of Aerospace & Defense and Travel & Transportation
SAP Industry Business Solutions


Torsten Welte joined SAP Americas in 2004 and assumed the role of Global Head of Aerospace & Defense (A&D) Industries in 2015 and Travel & Transportation in 2019. With over 25 years of experience in consulting, sales, IT and program management, Torsten brings a depth and breadth of experience to the key leadership roles that he has held in the North American Aerospace & Defense segment.

Under Torsten’s leadership, the A&D and T&T Industry Team’s mission is to deliver industry cloud solutions that help SAP customers sustainably innovate and grow their businesses, operate safely and develop their people. 


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Joe Gentile
ERP Center of Excellence
L3Harris Technologies

Joe Gentile is senior director for the ERP Center of Excellence (COE) at L3Harris Technologies. He was promoted to the role in June 2019, when L3 Technologies and Harris Corporation merged together.

As a member of the global CIO leadership team, he provides the overall ERP leadership to develop and align vision, strategy, and plans for the deployment of ERP systems, projects, and services across L3Harris.


David Bargh
Cloud Solution Manager


David has been focused on the analytics field for twenty years, primarily in the aerospace, defense, and government realms. He has extensive experience with the Intelligent Enterprise solutions from SAP and how they deliver value to customers in a secured environment.


Manfred Hader
Senior Partner
Roland Berger

Manfred is a Senior Partner of Roland Berger and has been with the firm since 1998. He currently serves as Co-Head of Roland Berger's Global Aerospace & Defence Practice and Managing Partner of the Hamburg office.

Before joining Roland Berger, Manfred worked 8 years in high tech industries where he held various management positions in marketing and sales and international business development.

Since joining Roland Berger, Manfred has advised companies in the Industrial Products and Services sector with a particular focus on Aerospace & Defence. His clients include primes, leading suppliers, airlines, MROs, investment funds and governments.


His areas of expertise include new business development, business and go-to-market strategy, organization, program management/ recovery, large cross-border transformation and performance improvement projects as well as M&A opportunity identification and transnational integration projects.