Eric Weisel, executive director of the Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center (VMASC) at Old Dominion University (ODU), will serve as a panelist at Potomac Officers Club’s Future Virtual Battlefield Event on Wednesday, July 22nd. Click here to register for the Future Virtual Battlefield Event.
Weisel seeks to lead VMASC to further research diversity, including digital innovation in research and simulation, data analytics, cybersecurity and autonomous systems sciences. With the University, Weisel helped to secure two Go Virginia awards and more than $5 million in new awards overall and ODU’s membership in the Systems Engineering Research Center.
VMASC researchers have modeled everything from the spread of religion to the recovery of vulnerable populations from storm events.
“Through these adjacent technology areas, we have the opportunity to expand the scope and impact of VMASC to the benefit of both the University and the Hampton Roads region,” said Weisel, who will continue to work to ensure a strong partnership between VMASC and regional employers.
Prior to joining ODU, Weisel served with General Dynamics, where he was a senior technical executive for a $34 million business unit. With the company, he led strategic technology and business development programs, applying innovative technologies to develop advanced learning and education systems.
At Potomac Officers Club’s Future Virtual Battlefield Event, Weisel will utilize his knowledge acquired from the his career and rich education to discuss the priorities and challenges of modern warfare.
Weisel will serve on the panel with Scott Gilman, deputy director of the U.S. Army Modeling and Simulation Office (AMSO); Favio Lopez, chief operations officer with Trideum; and Michael Enloe with Army Futures Command. Greg Wenzel, executive vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton will moderate the panel discussion.
Register here to join Potomac Officers Club for its Future Virtual Battlefield Event on July 22nd to learn about the speakers’ perspectives on the future of warfare and coordination at the strategic and tactical levels to strengthen national defense.