Chris has recently joined BAE Systems as Director of Army Programs – Army Futures Command. He served 27 years in the US Army commanding at multiple levels. His assignments included several years in the Combat Training Centers (NTC & JMRC), III Corps and Fort Hood Headquarters, and Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR).
Dr. Conover is the founder of Practical Scientific Solutions, Inc., a U.S. military contractor and consultant. As a co-founder of the Texas Defense Innovation Forum (TDIF), Dr. Conover intends to connect with the many players in the central Texas innovation ecosystem. TDIF is currently focused on enabling industry and academic successes in association with the Army Futures Command.
Kevin Landtroop is a cross-functional leader and entrepreneur with 20 years of operations and legal experience in National Security. He currently serves as Managing Director at Grayline Defense and as a Venture Partner (Defense Innovation) at Capital Factory. Kevin has held leadership and strategy positions at nearly every level within the Army. He simultaneously served as Director of Operations and Director of Plans, Capabilities, and Strategy for the Army Reserve Legal Command, (the DoD’s largest legal organization).