WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 12:30 am - 3:00 PM

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Instructors: Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partner, Principal Analyst, Cognilytica 
Kathleen Walch, Managing Partner, Principal Analyst, Cognilytica 

Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) are transforming the way we work, live, and interact with each other. The emergence of these cognitive technologies is transforming the way public sector agencies and citizens interact with each other. However, putting AI, ML, and DL into practice and getting beyond the buzzwords, as well as procuring these technologies can be a challenge. This seminar focuses on bringing real world practices, use cases, and methodologies to make AI projects a tangible success for public and private sector organizations. It will also help procurement professionals to understand why procuring AI is different than procuring traditional application development technology. Attendees will gain insight into what makes AI projects a success across a wide range of industries, learn about the seven patterns of AI, and learn about emerging cognitive automation and intelligent automation approaches.

12:30 pm Opening Remarks

Ronald Schmelzer, Managing Partner, Principal Analyst, Cognilytica 
Kathleen Walch, Managing Partner, Principal Analyst, Cognilytica

12:40 The Seven Patterns of AI: Government Success Cases in AI 

While artificial intelligence has been around for decades, it’s only recently that machine learning, deep learning, and other cognitive technologies are at the point where they can be practically realized by governments and organizations alike. This session sets the bar for what AI represents today, and provides definitions and level-setting of terminology. We bust some myths about AI, point to real-world applications of AI in large scale implementations, and explore how AI will impact our future illustrating what an AI-enabled future will look like. 

  • The seven primary adoption patterns for AI and cognitive technologies
  • Dispelling the Myths around Artificial Intelligence
  • The 4-Part AI-Enabled Vision of the Future
  • Cognitive technologies and their impact on government agencies
  • The new realities of our cognitive technology future
  • Matching AI vision to reality

1:30 Panel: Requirements for Broad AI Adoption in Government 

The Federal government is being tasked with adopting AI, but have not been given much guidance on how to do this. Many agencies are being thoughtful about the ways they are adopting AI but could benefit learning from others about current projects, best practices, and what’s possible with AI. From RPA bots and cognitive automation, predictive analytics, natural language processing, or AI chatbots to help citizens with various needs, this panel will explore the unique requirements agencies need to address in order to gain broad AI adoption.

Moderator: Tom Suder, President & Founder, ATARC

Panelists:

  •  Anil Chaudhry, Director of AI Implementations, IT Modernization Centers of Excellence, GSA 
  • Krista Kinnard, Director, AI Center of Excellence, General Services Administration
  • Jim Liew, PhD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School; Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, SoKat.co 
  • Alka Patel, Head of AI Ethics Policy, DoD, JAIC 

2:05 Refresh Break - View Our Virtual Exhibit Hall

2:20 Panel: How AI is Changing Federal Procurement 

It’s a long-held belief that the government is slower to adopt technology, and in some cases, this is correct, but not for AI. The Federal government is being thoughtful about the ways they are adopting AI and are keeping up with industry in their adoption of these various technologies. From RPA bots and cognitive automation, predictive analytics, natural language processing, or AI chatbots to help citizens with various needs, AI is continuing to gain adoption. This panel will showcase how various agencies are using AI to help automate and improve various processes and how procurement fits into the picture from helping to identity AI technologies, to market research, to finally picking a company for the AI project.

Moderator: Kathleen Walch, Managing Partner, Principal Analyst, Cognilytica 
Panelists: 

  • Mitchel Winans, Senior Advisor, Enterprise Digitalization, Internal Revenue Service
  • Keith Nakasone, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, IT Acquisition, Information Technology Category, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration (GSA) 
  • Scott E. Simpson, Innovation Coach, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Procurement Innovation Lab, US Dept of Homeland Security ‘pending approval’ 

3:00 AI World Government Connects - View Our Virtual Exhibit Hall 

3:00 Attend Meetup Groups

3:30 Close of Day 1

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