Industry Leaders Address the Future of Aerospace

Industry Leaders Address the Future of Aerospace


A panel featuring top executives from three of the world’s leading aerospace companies – The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Northrop Grumman Corporation – will discuss “Innovation in Aerospace” at Caltech’s Hameetman Auditorium on Friday, January 22, at 1:30 p.m.

John Tracy, Chief Technology Officer for Boeing; Scott Fouse, VP Advanced Technology Center at Lockheed Martin; and Erik Antonsson, Northrop Grumman’s Corporate Director of Technology will discuss the greatest technology challenges and opportunities facing their industry. Vandad Espahbodi, co-founder of Starburst Accelerator, is also participating on the panel.

Panelists will also discuss the continuing and vital role that the aerospace industry plays in society and the global economy.

Andrea Belz, Caltech alumna and USC Marshall School of Business Entrepreneur-in-Residence, will serve as moderator.

Mory Gharib, Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering and Director of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech, will kick off the event.

Guruswami Ravichandran, John E. Goode, Jr. Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Otis Booth Leadership Chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech, is scheduled to deliver closing remarks.

You must RSVP to attend this free event.

The Idea 2 Innovation (I2i) event series, co-presented by Innovate Pasadena and Caltech, provides ongoing opportunities to bring together the Pasadena innovation community with industry leaders to exchange ideas in an inspiring and welcoming environment that fosters entrepreneurship.

Caltech is a world-renowned research and education institution. The scientific, engineering, and technological contributions of Caltech’s faculty and alumni have earned national and international recognition, including 35 Nobel Prizes. Caltech’s 300 professorial faculty members offer a rigorous science and engineering curriculum to approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 1,300 graduate students, providing one of the nation’s lowest student-to-faculty ratios.

Innovate Pasadena‘s mission is to create a vibrant ecosystem of technology and design innovation in the greater Pasadena area that supports sustainable economic growth.