Nino Marcantonio is the Deputy Director of the Defense Technology Innovations Program, LLC, a public-private partnership with the Pentagon, tasked to scout for, identify, evaluate, qualify, and bring in transformational, disruptive technologies to support the warfighter. Nino was an Ex Advisor to OUSD(P&R) on Force Education and Training, specializing in Modernization and Innovation. Former Business Information Analyst SME supporting the Dept. of VA, Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Homeland Security, and the Security Exchange Commission. A global petroleum technology and refining broker with AGC International. CEO of Marcantonio Global, LLC, a global technology innovation consulting company. Former professional soccer player in the USA and Italy, member of the U.S. Soccer Men's U-20 National team in 2000.