WEST 2023

Come see SparkCognition Government Systems at WEST 2023! Visit our booth for a demo of Maritime Digital Maintenance Advisor.

Event Summary

The premier naval conference and exposition on the West Coast, WEST is now in its 33rd year of bringing military and industry leaders together. Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, WEST is the only event in which the makers of platforms and the designers of technologies can network, discuss and demonstrate their solutions in a single locale.


Come see SparkCognition Government Systems at WEST 2023! Our distinguished team consists of longstanding authorities at the intersection of AI and defense, which makes SGS well-suited to help you stay mission-ready. We specialize in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and shipbuilding and maintenance. Come visit us at booth #2437 and view a demo of Maritime Digital Maintenance Advisor.

Our Representatives

Rome Ruiz

Rome Ruiz is the Senior Director of Business Development for US Navy, US Marine Corps and DoD for SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS). He has over three decades of national security and defense experience in the U.S. and globally, in which he’s worked extensively within the DoD, and with commercial defense companies and foreign governments.

Ashley Sanks

Ashley Sanks is a Business Development Executive for SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS). Sanks has a decade of experience within the Business Development profession.

Dan Martinez

Daniel J. Martinez is the Vice President of Product & Programs for SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS). He has over a decade of domestic and international experience in collaborating with industry, governments, and industrial partners to field advanced aerospace technology solutions.

Lane Boyer

Lane Boyer is the Director of Solutions Integration & Test for SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS). Boyer obtained his master’s in Data Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence from Northwestern University and a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Arkansas.

Stephen Strickland

Stephen Strickland is the Director of Engineering Operations for SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS). He has a decade of defense experience in the U.S., both with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Industry.

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