DETEC is not a traditional classroom training course.
It is modeled after executive education seminars from top MBA programs. The format of the course combines seminar-style discussion, dynamic presentations from experienced leaders, interactive design thinking workshops, and in-person events with tech executives and leaders across government.
The fast-paced DETEC course will arm participants with an actionable plan to drive innovation across their organization. Participants will workshop their existing challenges throughout a three day program. Hands-on expert-led workshops help leaders identify the right tech solutions, lead effective implementation and measurement, and manage transformation across teams and stakeholders.
Leaders will leave the DETEC program with practical knowledge, a tactical plan tailored to their organization, and an exceptional network of peers and coaches to provide ongoing support.
Understanding the Strategic Technology Landscape
Survey emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, and cloud, and identify how these techologies matter to the mission today
Understand the dynamics and incentives for partnering with industry by studying the business models of the technology industry and cycles of private sector innovation
Identify areas of your mission to evolve and how to define problems to facilitate tech injection
Organizational Change and Driving Innovation
Utilize existing agency resources to accelerate innovation and tech adoption and begin to understand how to change culture, harness your workforce, and hire the right talent
Learn how to put into practice some of the best commercial business methodologies, such as design thinking, lean startup, agile, and product management
Examine how to transform culture, de-risk innovation, and develop staff to create a forward leaning organization
Overcoming Internal and External Barriers
Identify procurement strategies for more agile and rapid adoption of tech
Design and prepare to deliver prototypes that launch in 2-3 months
Preparing for Tech Adoption
Identify the data and technology infrastructure needed in your organization and plan to evolve your current systems
Learn how to leverage cloud computing effectively and securely
Know how to ask the right questions of your technology leaders
Understand how to navigate and overcome complex compliance and security requirements
Adaptive Acquisitions: a comprehensive framework
Identify rapid, innovative procurement vehicles exist and how to leverage them, such as Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs)
Accomplish innovation goals using the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR), such as FAR Parts 12 and 15
Learn to lead teams and innovation across disparate organizations, budgets, and programs
Hear case studies of missions supported by emerging tech within the federal government and study lessons learned from the experiences
Optimizing Current and Future Technologies
Understand the current digital technology landscape and identify technologies that can be implemented TODAY
Engage with commercial technology leaders and venture capital firms to understand how to collaborate with the national security innovation base
Engaging effectively with the innovation base
Understand the impact of the culture, technological, and business gaps between government/DoD and private sector
Learn how to leverage research investments, a $3.8B untapped market, and hear how other international partners are investing in innovation
Understand the role of technology accelerators, incubators, and government programs for finding viable solutions
Hear how venture capitalists manage and view risk when making forward leaning investments
ROUNDTABLES: Meaningful discussions with venture capitalists and creators of some of the world’s leading emerging technologies to see the Art of the Possible.