Join us for a one-day FREE workshop, Defense Industrial Base (DIB) 4.0, to explore the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on the Defense Industrial Base – and how Industry 4.0 relates to your organization! 

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has grown increasingly reliant on the Defense Industrial Base’s (DIB) research and development to deliver game-changing capabilities to the warfighter. The digitization brought forth through the 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) further enhances DIB’s ability to innovate and improve the military’s supply chain resiliency.

Join this workshop to explore Industry 4.0 regional applications, organizational benefits, commercial and DoD best practices for implementation, and other regional impacts with national implications.


Date: Friday, June 21


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Location: This workshop is hybrid. Join us in person at Innovare Advancement Center, 592 Hangar Rd, Rome, NY 13441 or online! Choose your option when you register for the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) 4.0 Workshop.


Cost: This workshop is free to attend with optional lunch and breakfast available. Learn more at the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) 4.0 Workshop’s event page.

Who Should Attend: Professionals of all ages and backgrounds in government, industry, academia, or non-profit. Defense Industrial Base (DIB) 4.0 will focus on DoD stakeholders and the local defense manufacturing base, but it is open to professionals from all industries.

This workshop will feature networking opportunities, engaging instruction, and interactive panel discussions by industry leaders answering YOUR questions about DIB and Industry 4.0.

Register today for the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) 4.0 Workshop! 



Why Should I Attend Defense Industrial Base 4.0?

Defense Industrial Base (DIB) 4.0 is for you if…

  • You are interested to learn about the Defense Industrial Base’s contribution to the warfighter and national defense
  • You have responsibilities in defense, manufacturing, or the military or commercial supply chain
  • You are seeking a basic understanding of the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Strategy released by the Department of Defense on March 28


Defense Industrial Base 4.0 Workshop Agenda

8 a.m. – Check-In

9 a.m. – Welcome, Event Details, Introduction of Keynote Speaker

9:20 a.m. – Keynote Address by Don Berchoff, co-founder and CEO of TruWeather

10:30 a.m. – Impacts of Industrial Revolutions

11:15 a.m. – Panelist Previews

12:15 p.m. – Lunch

1:15 p.m. – Optimizing Industrial Operations

2:15 p.m. – Technical Resources for Your Organization

3:15 p.m. – Interactive Panel Discussion (Answering Your Questions)

4 p.m. – Workshop Closeout and Networking



Keynote Speaker – Don Berchoff, co-founder and CEO of TruWeather

Don Berchoff (USAF-Ret.) is the co-founder and CEO of TruWeather with 40 years in the aviation, logistics and weather industry solving impactful weather problems for the government and businesses. Don has a B.S degree in Meteorology, M.A in Procurement Management and M.S degree in National Military Strategy from National Defense University.

Read Don Berchoff’s bio here.


Defense Industrial Base (DIB) 4.0 Workshop FAQs

  1. When should I arrive?
  2. Please arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. to give you time to check in and pay for any desired meal options.
  3. What is the cost to attend?
  4. The event is free to attend, thanks to the sponsorship of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Meal options are available at a cost ($4 for an optional continental breakfast and/or $16 for a boxed lunch).

  1. What is the deadline to register?
  2. The deadline is Monday, June 17. Register for the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) 4.0 Workshop today!
  3. What materials do I need?
  4. Nothing is required, though participants are encouraged to bring business cards and/or any materials they may use to capture notes, contacts, etc.
  5. Where should I park?
  6. The Innovare Advancement Center includes two large parking lots in front of the building on Hangar Road. Park in either lot.
  7. Will I have an opportunity to share my insights on IoT technology?
  8. Yes! The agenda includes many interactive sessions where participants are encouraged to ask questions, share insights from personal experience, or discuss ideas and opportunities with fellow attendees.

The panel discussion will be driven by YOUR questions about the Defense Industrial Base or the 4th Industrial Revolution.

  1. Is this a certified workshop?
  2. This workshop does not offer Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). If you need managerial approval to attend this workshop, tell us and we will send you a letter template outlining the professional development benefits and organizational advantages to attending the workshop.
  3. Will there be networking time?
  4. Yes! The DIB 4.0 workshop includes networking sessions built into the agenda. Bring your business cards and engage with other thought leaders from the community!

Register today for the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) 4.0 Workshop!

The IoT Workshop is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate through the ORION project, which is a collaborative effort between AFRL, Assured Information Security (AIS), Griffiss Institute, NYSTEC and Quanterion Solutions. Quanterion Solutions’ IoT Subject Matter Experts are leading instruction for this event.