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Karate Belt


Our distinguished speakers represent a well-connected and supportive ecosystem, comprised of stakeholders from both the defense and investment worlds.

Continuous dialogue enables to connect the three essential pillars and achieve effective synergies among defense innovations & investment, aiming to deter adversaries and strengthen the security of Lithuania, NATO countries, and its allies:

  • what we need

  • what we did

  • how we can do more


Greta Monika Tučkutė

Vice Minister for Defense, Republic of Lithuania


Focus areas: cyber security, national defense system procurement

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COL Peter Nielsen

Commander at the NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) in Lithuania under the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) of the NATO Force Structure (NFS)

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LTC (ret.) Valerijus Šerelis

Founder & Advisor at the
Military Affairs Institute,
Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) of  the Lithuanian Armed Forces (LAF) 

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Erika Kuročkina

Vice Minister for
Economy & Innovations,
Republic of Lithuania

Focus areas: defense innovations, GovTech, etc.

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Bryan Rich

Global AI Lead H&PS| SMD Applied Intelligence, Accenture

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Giedrimas Jeglinskas

Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, former Assistant General Secretary at NATO

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Viktorija Trimbel

Managing Director at Coinvest Capital,
Board Member at INVEGA

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Edvinas Kerza

Managing Partner at ScaleWolf, former Vice Minister of Defense of the Republic of Lithuania


Inga Beiliūnienė

Deputy CEO at INVEGA, National Rep. of Lithuania at NATO Innovation Fund

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Andrea Traversone

Managing Partner at NATO Innovation Fund

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Dominykas Milašius

Venture Partner at Baltic Sandbox Ventures

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Prof. Deeph Chana

Managing Director, NATO Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA)

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CDR Edward Ebbern 

Founder of the tech accelerator Defence BattleLab 

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Andrius Milinavičius

General Partner at Baltic Sandbox Ventures

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Edit Komáromi

Policy Officer, Defence Industry Directorate, DG Defence Industry and Space, European Commission

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Jonas Ohman

Founder of Blue/Yellow

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