Washington - Feb 4, 2010 - Harris Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Howard Lance will be a keynote speaker at the 2010 NAB Show. In a morning session titled Dual Utilization of Broadcast Technology for Industry and Government on April 14, Lance will discuss how the integration of government and commercial technologies can create cross-over applications that benefit both sectors.
In his address, Lance will focus on how commercial broadcast technology has increased the performance and reduced the price of military equipment for many intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications -- including the use of consumer technology by government and defense leaders to help homeland security, warfighting and peacekeeping efforts.
For example, technology initially developed for commercial broadcasters has led to products that enable the military to capture, store, retrieve, analyze and disseminate hundreds of thousands of hours of video it receives from unmanned aerial vehicles and ground sensors. This cross-over use improves the military's ability to provide soldiers with better situational awareness on the networked battlefield. Additional capabilities and applications are also in development.
Lance was appointed president and chief executive officer and elected to the board of directors at Harris in 2003. Before joining Harris, Lance was president of NCR and chief operating officer of its Retail and Financial Group. Previously, he spent 17 years with Emerson Electric where he held senior management positions.
Lance was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Florida Institute of Technology and the Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association.