Ultra Speakers Bureau | Tactical communications

Dominique Dubouil

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Ultra Fellow (2021)

Dominique has spent 30 years developing complex RF components, with a specific focus on electromagnetic RF filters, and high efficiency HPA. His work enables state-of-the-art RF performance that sits at the core of high-end military communications systems. His expertise in high precision mechanical structures and software algorithms is a key driver of Ultra Communications' product development.

Areas of expertise:

  • Tactical communications
  • Electromagnetic RF
  • High precision mechanics
  • Algorithms

Dr Andrew Puryear

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Ultra Group Executive Team member

Dr Andrew Puryear is responsible for the Ultra group’s technology strategy and global research and development to innovate emergent, disruptive, and convergent technologies for a safer tomorrow. Dr Puryear has a background in electrical and computer engineering as well as extensive technology leadership experience in aerospace and defence.

Dr Puryear is the Chairman of the newly formed US Department of Commerce Emerging Technology Technical Advisory Committee (ETTAC), where he advises the department on emergent technology with potential dual-use applications in their developmental stages both within the United States and abroad. He has served in the US Navy Reserves since 2012 as a warfare qualified Engineering Duty Officer and a founding member of a specialized detachment within the Navy Cyber Warfare Group focused on rapidly surfacing new capabilities in cyberspace.

Prior to joining Ultra Electronics, Dr Puryear was the Director of Cyber Strategy and Execution at the MITRE Corporation. Dr Puryear graduated first in his class from MIT with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering with specialties in information theory, analytics, and cryptography. He holds an MS in electrical engineering from Stanford and a BS in electrical engineering, summa cum laude, from Texas A&M.

Areas of expertise:

Innovation management

Defence industry trends

Research and development

Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning

Wireless communications

Optical communications

Advanced RF


Lori Thompson

Lori Thompson is a strategy, marketing, and business development leader with extensive experience in strategic planning, technology and offering development, and innovation management and investment across the aerospace, defence, and communications sectors.

As Senior Vice President for Strategy, Business Development and Marketing for our Intelligence & Communications division, Lori is responsible for strategic planning and execution priorities and leading the business development and marketing functions to grow new business opportunities with defense and security organizations worldwide.

She also currently serves as a Board Member for the University of Colorado Alumni Association Advisory Board.

Areas of expertise:

  • Strategy Development & Execution
  • Business Development
  • Market Intelligence
  • Tactical Communications
  • Command and Control Systems
  • Cryptography
  • Software development and business models
  • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Innovation and R&D management

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