Preliminary Agenda


Equity & Effectiveness in AI

Chike Aguh, Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor (awaiting final approval)

Building Equitable & Fair AI within the GSA

Anil (Neil) Chaudhry, Director, Federal AI Implementations, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) (awaiting final approval)

Talk Title to be Announced

Keith Sonderling, Commissioner, U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission

PANEL DISCUSSION: Making AI Work for All Citizens— Exploring Equitable AI

Matthew James Bailey, Founder & CEO,
Ed McLarney, Lead for Transformation Integration and AIML, Transformation & Data Division, NASA CIO
Katalin K. Bartfai-Walcott, Senior Principal Engineer, CTO, Ambient Science Architecture, Intel Corporation

Equity & Scaling, Operationalizing AI

Kristin Finne, Director, HHS emPOWER Program and Senior Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

Talk Title to be Announced

Taka Ariga, Chief Data Scientist and Director of Innovation Lab, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Board Member

PANEL DISCUSSION: Ensuring You Have the Right People, Process, and Technology in Place to Implement Your AI Model

Renata Miskell, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, HHS Office of Inspector General (awaiting final approval)
Professor Ola Olude-Afolabi, IT Program Manager, U.S. Department of Commerce (awaiting final approval)


Track 1: Business Outcomes & Workplace Transformation

Assessing Employee Feedback to Inform Workplace Culture Improvements: Tips from VA

Katerine Osatuke, PhD, Supervisory Health Scientist & Research Director, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Inspiring Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Highway Transportation

David Kuehn, Program Director, Federal Highway Administration

When Your Data & AI Reveal More than You Know

David Bray, PhD, Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center
Anthony Scriffignano, Senior Vice President, Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet

PANEL DISCUSSION: Digital Transformation at IRS: Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities for the Future

Moderator: Mitchell D. Winans, Senior Advisor, Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management Office, Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Panelists: Senior Representatives, Internal Revenue Services (IRS)


Track 2: Risk, Resilience & Responsible AII

Ransomware, Defense & Resilience Strategies

Brett Tucker, Technical Manager, Cyber Risk Management, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Implementing Responsible, Human-Centered AI

Carol Smith, Senior Research Scientist, Human-Machine Interaction, AI Division, Carnegie Mellon University

PANEL DISCUSSION: Responsible AI as an Organizational Strategy

Moderator: Prof. Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Director of Research, Institute for Experiential AI, Northeastern University
Panelist: Dr. Cansu Canca, Ethics Lead & Research Associate Professor, Institute for Experiential AI, Northeastern University

Talk Title to be Announced

Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, DHSc, Research Director, Real World Evidence, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy


Track 3: Scaling & Operationalizing AI

Driving AI Application Development through Industry Collaboration

Olga Livingston, PhD, Senior Economist, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Gary Jones, D.Eng., CISA CTO, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Data Governance Strategies for Government in the AI-Driven World

Bryan Lane, Chief, Business Intelligence Services, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (awaiting final approval)

Talk Title to be Announced

Laura Biven, Data Science Technical Lead, Office of Data Science Strategy, National Institutes of Health (awaiting final approval)
Ana Sowa, Senior Scientific Project Consultant, The BioTeam, Inc. (awaiting final approval)


Track 4: Emerging AI Technologies

Utilizing Emerging AI and Machine Learning Technologies as Part of the Digital Transformation at NASA

Ed McLarney, Lead for Transformation Integration and AIML, Transformation and Data Division, NASA CIO

Metaverse for Government: Serving Citizens in the Metaverse

Kashyap Kompella, CFA, Chief Analyst, RPA2AI Research

Talk Title to be Announced

Speaker to be Announced, National Center for Organization Development, Veterans Affairs