Join us for the next On Acquisition featuring Doug Beck, Director of the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and senior advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense on technology innovation, competition, and strategic impact, will sit down with DAU president Jim Woolsey to talk through the organization’s new direction. The conversation will explore how DIU is aligning and building a national innovation force, and driving the DoD’s acceleration of commercial technology with the focus, speed and scale necessary to deter major conflict or win if forced to fight. Prior to joining DIU in mid-2023, Beck was Vice President at Apple, reporting directly to Tim Cook, where he co-led the worldwide business development and sales functions, and currently serves as a Captain in the Navy Reserves.
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pacific)
Questions for the Speakers: we will not be able to accept live questions from attendees during this session. We are no longer accepting questions.
*This event begins at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) following the Immersive Commercial Acquisition Program (ICAP) graduation ceremony. Join the session at 1 p.m. ET to watch both.
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Doug BeckDirector of the Defense Innovation Unit
Doug Beck is the Director of the Defense Innovation Unit, reporting directly to the Secretary of Defense. In this role, Beck oversees efforts to accelerate the Department's adoption of commercial technology throughout the military while acting as senior advisor on technology innovation, competition, and strategic impact. Beck was previously the Vice President at Apple, reporting directly to its CEO, Tim Cook; Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Charles Schwab; and Partner at McKinsey & Company. Beck is currently a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve and has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the Asia Pacific region, totaling more than 26 years of service.Image
Jim WoolseyPresident, DAU
Jim Woolsey is President of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), a position he has held since January 2014. In that role, he is responsible for delivery of learning products through the DAU regions, the Defense Systems Management College, and the College of Contract Management; curriculum development; online learning programs; learning technology; and library services for a major Department of Defense corporate university. DAU, strategically located within five geographical regions across the country and servicing a global workforce, provides practitioner training, career management, and services to enable the acquisition, technology, and logistics community to make smart business decisions and deliver timely and affordable capabilities to the Warfighter.