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Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics Agenda

Oct 24, Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
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Oct 24, 2019

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7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast and Opening of Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics Technology Showcase

The Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Technology Showcase is a valuable market research tool for IT practitioners within the Federal Government. This immersive technological learning experience features demonstrations of innovative products and solutions from private industry that will provide agencies with greater mission efficiency.

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8:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Government Chair: Sonny Bhagowalia

Government Chair: Sonny Bhagowalia

Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information and Technology, CBP (invited)

Analyst Chair: Kathleen Walch

Analyst Chair: Kathleen Walch

Managing Partner, Cognilytica

Analyst Chair: Ron Schmelzer

Analyst Chair: Ron Schmelzer

Managing Partner and Principle Analyst, Cognilytica

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8:35 AM

Visionary Keynote Briefing on Federal Data Strategy

The new data strategy is linked to AI as the necessary foundation that needs to be developed before ensuring the success of intelligent automation. Later in 2019 after the release of the strategy, the administration will issue a one-year action plan for the actions set out in the plan.

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8:55 AM

5 Minute Q&A

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9:00 AM

NEXT – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a new, innovative approach for solving challenging problems that we encounter in practice, and as an enabler of disruptive innovations and smarter world. AI’s renaissance is driven by recent complementary developments, including major advances in the AI arena, realistic expectations, and recent success in its applications. AI is also raising some major concerns, real and perceived. Nevertheless, AI is trending to become a new normal and is increasingly being adopted in many applications despite its concerns and limitations. This panel will examine the new realities of AI in the federal space.

Elise Sweeney Anthony

Elise Sweeney Anthony

Executive Director, Office of Policy, ONC, HHS (invited)

Christine Gex

Christine Gex

Innovation and RPA Lead, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Financial Information Management (DASA-FIM) of U.S. Army (invited)

Charles Worthington

Charles Worthington

Chief Technology Officer, VA (invited)

Edward Dowgiallo

Edward Dowgiallo

DOT Principal Solutions Architect

Dewayne Whitfield

Dewayne Whitfield

Technology Product and Innovation Strategist, USPS (invited)

Moderator: Frank Konkel

Moderator: Frank Konkel

Executive Editor, Nextgov

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9:45 AM

Market Research in ATARC Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics Technology Showcase

The ATARC Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics Technology Showcase is a valuable market research tool for IT practitioners within the Federal Government. This immersive technological learning experience features demonstrations of innovative products and solutions from private industry that will provide agencies with greater mission efficiency.

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10:15 AM

Artificial Intelligence Talks

Government customers and select Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics Summit exhibitors co-present on their experiences with AI during these 7.5 and 15 minute talks.

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10:30 AM

Ask the CIO Live with Jason Miller – Bridging the Data Analytics Gap

As a result of the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary, (OPEN) Government Data Act that became law, Chief Data Officers (CDOs) are now mandated. How can CDOs bridge the gap between other agencies and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding best practices on how to use agency data?

Eileen Vidrine

Eileen Vidrine

Chief Data Officer, USAF (invited)

Ted Kaouk

Ted Kaouk

Chief Data Officer, USDA (invited)

Michael Conlin

Michael Conlin

Chief Data Officer, Department of Defense (invited)

Trey Bradley

Trey Bradley

Program Manager, Strategic Data Initiatives, GSA (invited)

Moderator: Jason Miller

Moderator: Jason Miller

Executive Editor, Federal News Network

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11:15 AM

Visionary Keynote Briefing

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11:35 AM

10 Minute Q&A

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11:45 AM

Artificial Intelligence Talks

Government customers and select Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics Summit exhibitors co-present on their experiences with AI during these 7.5 and 15 minute talks.

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12:00 - 1:30 PM

Lunch in ATARC Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Technology Showcase

The Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Technology Showcase is a valuable market research tool for IT practitioners within the Federal Government. This immersive technological learning experience features demonstrations of innovative products and solutions from private industry that will provide agencies with greater mission efficiency.

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1:30 PM

Artificial Intelligence Talks

Government customers and select Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics Summit exhibitors co-present on their experiences with AI during these 7.5 and 15 minute talks.

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1:45 - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

MITRE Chair: Erik Miller

MITRE Chair: Erik Miller

Computer Science Principal, Data Integration & Interoperability

Collaboration Session 1: Human-Centered Design Patterns for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

This collaboration session will examine the use of ML in the information extraction process and how organizations use high quality/semantic data to drive ML and improve the way in which they derive reasoning from data.

Kathleen Walch

Kathleen Walch

Managing Partner, Cognilytica

Ron Schmelzer

Ron Schmelzer

Managing Partner and Principle Analyst, Cognilytica

Glenda Hayes

Glenda Hayes

Principal Engineer, MITRE (invited)

Collaboration Session 2: Blockchain-managed Data

Applications using blockchain and related trends showing promise for government use. Among these blockchain topics, Identity and Blockchain (Specifically Self-Sovereign identity for returning data ownership to data subjects); applications of blockchain for global customs tracking. (such as guaranteeing customs enforcement, tracking sensitive materials, or even tracking immigrants and refugees from various countries); blockchain for cryptocurrency (which we understand the Treasury is hoping to use for improved grants payment tracking and management).

Ben Bergesen

Ben Bergesen

CIO, USTDA (invited)

Mark Wahnish

Mark Wahnish

Principal Engineer, MITRE

Collaboration Session 3: AI-Assisted Healthcare and Health-Related Data: Challenges and Roadblocks

Emphasis would be on the societal and technical limitations of artificial intelligence in systems and applications. We anticipate discussion of data interoperability, PII, etc.; evolution of research, commercial products and applications involving DNA, and other personal data commercialization (per Bruce Schneier 2015 and Shoshana Zuboff’s 2019 book on Surveillance Capitalism). Further topics include impacts and implications for government use or protections of personal data including biometrics, facial recognition, the use of DNA and ‘genetic genealogy’ as evidence in legal proceedings.

Dr. Neil Evans

Dr. Neil Evans

Chief Officer, Connected Care, VHA (invited)

Dr. Teresa Zayas Cabán

Dr. Teresa Zayas Cabán

Chief Scientist, ONC, HHS (invited)

Justin Brunelle

Justin Brunelle

Principal Researcher, MITRE

Collaboration Session 4: Data Management, Commercialization, and Transparency

This is where we can discuss how citizens use data and how government can make data available; this is also where we can address the tradeoffs around the value (e.g., security detection) and issues (e.g., vulnerability detection) with transparent log data. Additional discussion topics: How the government can (or should) apply resources to study and understand user profiles & behavior within government networks in alternative ways e.g., to understand / mitigate the highest risks of insider threats. Participants have indicated this is a big area for data utilization in government at the moment, with lots of organizations looking at that cross-section of research and utilization.

Dr. Greg Pappas

Dr. Greg Pappas

Associate Director for National Device Surveillance, FDA (invited)

AJ Bognar

AJ Bognar

Principal Engineer, MITRE

Government-Only 1102 Training Series

This session centers on training specific to federal GS-1102 contract specialists. The GS-1102 series includes positions that manage, supervise, perform, or develop policies and procedures for professional work involving the procurement of supplies, services, construction, or research and development using formal advertising [i.e., sealed bidding] or negotiation procedures; the evaluation of contract price proposals; and the administration or termination and close out of contracts. The work requires knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics.

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4:00 - 6:00 PM

ATARC Reception

Grand Ballroom Foyer

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