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Meet the 2016 FLC National Meeting Speakers!

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The FLC is pleased to welcome George Duchak, Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and Tim Ferrarell, strategy, technology and operations advisor as this year’s national meeting keynote speakers! Duchak and Ferrarell have found great success in their respective public- and private-sector technology industry ventures, and both offer valuable insights on how to improve technology transfer strategies and business systems management.

On Wednesday, April 27, Duchak kicks off the meeting with a keynote address, and Ferrarell will follow on Thursday, April 28, with opening remarks on Industry Day. Both speakers offer experienced government and industry perspectives you don’t want to miss!
For more details about this year’s FLC national meeting and the featured keynote speakers, please visit meeting.federallabs.org.

Keynote Speakers

~1@BODYIMAGE[id=162DWcfl581&align=left]@As a member of the Senior Executive Service, George Duchak is Director, Information Directorate, AFRL in Rome, New York. The Information Directorate is the Air Force’s and the nation’s premier research organization for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) and cyber technologies. As Director, he leads basic research and advanced development activities in a variety of C4I areas; oversees a workforce of 1,166 military, civilian, and onsite contractors; and executes an annual budget of over $1 billion (fiscal year 2014).

~1@BODYIMAGE[id=162DWcfl583&align=left]@Currently an independent consultant and advisor on issues of strategy, technology, operations and continuous improvement, Tim Ferrarell had an extremely successful career at W. W. Grainger, Inc. from 1983 – 2014. Serving in a variety of capacities in senior leadership roles from product management to technology and innovation, he headed up Grainger’s information technology group from 2001 – 2014. Ferrarell led efforts to create the highly flexible, large-scale systems necessary to enable the company’s growth plan. Recognized as a technology leader and innovator in the industrial distribution market, he has earned numerous industry awards in the process.

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