July 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California

Speaker

Coyote Smith

Colonel M.V. "Coyote" Smith, PhD, is the Chief Future Scientist of the Air Force and Director of the US Air Force Center for Strategy and Technology at Maxwell Air Force base, AL, where he leads Project Blue Horizons for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Project Cyber Horizons for the Commander of 24th Air Force. He also serves as a Professor of Strategic Space Studies at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, and as an associate director of the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies at the US Air Force Academy. Before completing his PhD at the University of Reading in the UK, the Colonel served as the Chief of “Dream Works,” which was the Future Concepts shop in the Pentagon’s National Security Space Office. In 2007 he led the Department of Defense Space-Based Solar Power study for which he and his team received the Space Pioneer Award for 2008 at the International Space Development Conference in Washington, DC. He has served in various flying, space, and missile positions and as a Space Weapons Instructor at the USAF Weapons School. He was Commander of the 321st Missile Squadron at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne Wyoming, where his unit was recognized as the “Best ICBM Squadron in Air Force Space Command.” During Operation ALLIED FORCE he served in the Combined Forces Air Component Commander’s Strategy Cell and on the Guidance, Apportionment, and Targeting Team. During Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, he served at USCENTCOM Headquarters as a strategist on General Tommy Frank’s staff and in the Space and Information Operations Element. He later served as the chief air and space power strategist on the Pentagon’s Strategic Planning Council during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. His passion is to advance the interests of nation-states through normal, competitive, government exploration and subsequent commercial development of space.
Coyote Smith
Colonel, USAF