Our featured speakers in Austin, Texas

Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison

Permanent Representative

of the United States to NATO

Gwynne Shotwell

President and COO


Kevin J. Scheid

General Manager

NATO Communications and Information Agency

General John M. Murray

Commanding General

U.S Army Futures Command

Michael Dell

Chairman of the Board and

Chief Executive Officer, Dell Technologies



Help NATO maintain its technological edge. NITEC will focus on how NATO can embrace innovation in four key areas: technology, data, processes and human capital.

Space, artificial intelligence and quantum computing are changing how we think about security and defense in the future. Come to NITEC to discuss what that means for NATO. In December, NATO Heads of State recognized space as an operational domain. How can NATO begin to embrace innovative technologies in space to secure systems and connect forces?

NITEC will also offer you a unique opportunity to learn more about the NCI Agency’s upcoming business opportunities. At NITEC, you can access NATO decision makers and NCI Agency business managers who are interested in learning more about what you do. It is NATO’s premier technology event for one-on-one conversations and enhancing your business.

For the first time, we have taken this event out of a Nation’s capital, and dropped it into an emerging hub for technology. The convergence of startups and innovation-focused defense organizations makes Austin a place to watch – and we want to take you there.

The Conference

Why should I attend

Come to NITEC to learn where NATO is going next. Hear from NATO, the Nations and industry leaders about the areas they are watching, such as space, artificial intelligence and quantum computing. And tell us about your company! We want to connect with more innovative organizations to learn what you are doing, and how it could be adapted for NATO.

The NATO environment is a unique opportunity to collaborate with 29 Nations across the globe to develop interoperable solutions. At NITEC, you can learn more about how the NATO Communications and Information Agency is leading that work, and meet the Agency, and its partners from both sides of the Atlantic. We want to meet organizations from across the Alliance to learn more about their innovative products and services.

Attend breakout sessions with the NCI Agency’s senior business leaders to hear their insights on upcoming business opportunities to support NATO’s mission. It is a unique chance for in-depth discussions about major future projects. Do not miss your chance to learn best practices to successfully compete for NATO contracts from the Agency’s acquisition experts.

Come to NITEC to access NATO decision makers interested in learning more about what you do. NITEC2020 is the perfect storm of NATO and National decision makers, industry leaders who regularly do business with NATO and innovative startups.

At NITEC, you can find new business and partners. The conference will offer you ample opportunity for one-on-one conversations, Q&A and brainstorms.

You play a part in deciding how NATO will forge partnerships with industry, academia and non-profits to develop future capabilities. We are working to build an ecosystem for NATO’s technology community to better collaborate to build the best solutions for the Alliance.

“Keep Austin Weird” has become synonymous with this rapidly growing and changing city, and we want to bring that creative, innovative attitude to NATO to help us think outside the box. Help us push the envelope and break down barriers to bring innovative ideas into NATO. Tell us what we can do to help organizations like yours work with us.

“We simply cannot take our technological edge for granted. Our future security depends on our ability to understand, adopt and implement emerging and disruptive technologies. And NATO has a key role in driving this change.”

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

“We are here to keep our edge. We want to be a smart buyer. We want to learn from industry, see what is going on and make sure that you know how to engage with NATO and the NCI Agency.”

NCI Agency General Manager Kevin J. Scheid


NITEC20 Ticket Sales

All pricing includes access to main sessions, breakouts, workshops, B2B sessions, conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches.

* Government pass is for the following categories; NATO personnel, Military personnel, Academia and Not for Profit Organisations.
** Ticket pricing is subject to payment processing fees applied at final payment.


  • Cancellation before 27 April 2020: Full refund of registration fee*
  • Cancellation between 27 April – 12 May 2020: 50% refund of registration fee*
  • Cancellation after 12 May 2020: No refund


*PLEASE NOTE: All refunds are subject to a credit card transaction fee of 3.99%


Substitution Policy: Registrants may send a substitute in lieu of requesting a refund. Requests for substitutions will only be accepted by email to: events@ncia.nato.int.