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Nicole Malachowski | Colonel

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Nicole Malachowski has been a leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a flight instructor, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Over her 21-year Air Force career, she achieved the rating of Command Pilot with over 2,300 flight hours in six different Air Force aircraft. She was also selected to fly as Thunderbird Number 3 with the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron – the first woman to fly on any Department of Defense military jet demonstration team. Colonel Malachowski has served as a mission-ready fighter pilot in three operational F-15E fighter squadrons and has flown over 188 combat hours, including her proudest moment as a fighter pilot: leading the first fighter formation to provide security for Iraq’s historic democratic elections in 2005.

Mike Griswold | VP Analyst

Current Biography: Mike Griswold is a Research VP in Gartner's Consumer Value Chain team, focusing on the retail supply chain. He is responsible for assisting supply leaders in understanding and implementing demand-driven supply chain principles that improve the performance of their supply chain. Mr. Griswold joined Gartner through the company's acquisition of AMR. Previous roles include helping line-of-business users align corporate strategy with their supply chain process and technology initiatives.

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