CXO Tech Forum: AI and RPA In Government

CXO Tech Forum: AI and RPA In Government

 
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International Spy Museum
Washington, D.C

Join us for candid conversations on how the U.S. government is using the best artificial intelligence technologies to improve efficiencies, analyses and decision-making. We'll discuss automation, data management and high-performance computing, deepfakes, facial recognition, machine learning, robots and more! Invited speakers for this forum include senior leaders from Congress, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Johns Hopkins University, Pegasystems, Defense Department, Hitachi Vantara Federal, GSA, NetApp and more! 

What you can expect: GovernmentCIO Media & Research events bring together leading academic, government, and industry technology transformers for real conversations, organic collaboration and networking.

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Interview: Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus

The chairmen of the House of Representatives caucus aimed at ensuring rapid innovation in artificial intelligence discuss the social impacts and opportunities the technology brings plus how legislation fits in.

  • U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, Co-Chair, Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus
  • U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, Co-Chair, Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus

Federal agencies have big decisions to make on the technology and platforms they want to invest in to build AI and RPA into their capabilities and processes. Similarly, agencies have already invested in chatbots and digital assistants to improve citizen services. Leaders on this panel will discuss what platforms and systems hold the most potential for government.

Nolan Greene, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Robotic Automation & Workforce Intelligence, Pegasystems discusses how his platform works for better government.

The growth of AI and RPA has raised important questions around ethics, bias and the future of the workforce. The panelists will address these issues and more.

The Department of Health and Human Services has a wealth of data sets. The agency is exploring ways it can use AI and RPA technologies to better use this data and improve the services it offers. CTO Ed Simcox is helping oversee this effort and making decisions on the way HHS plans to invest in platforms and technologies.

Automation processes require a solid data management strategy. Panelists discuss success stories at agencies, such as government’s first blockchain ATO, and where they see opportunities to expand applications of artificial intelligence by first making sense of the data.

The GSA and DOD’s Joint AI Center have launched a discovery sprint as part of GSA’s Centers of Excellence initiative. The sprint will address ways the government can accelerate and expand how it adopts and integrates new AI technologies.

Meredith Clinton, Innovation Storyteller, Engagement Manager, Blue Prism spoke to the assembled audience.

GSA is at the forefront of widespread adoption of robotic process automation thanks to an effort that sprouted from the CFO’s office. The office’s chief shares how other agencies can get involved, how the agency measures progress and the areas he sees the technology having the most impact.

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Sponsors

Pega
 
Hitachi Vantara
 
Immix
 
NetApp

Speakers

 
Artificial Intelligence Caucus Co-Chair, U.S. House of Representatives
Artificial Intelligence Caucus Co-Chair, U.S. House of Representatives
Department of Labor Chief Information Officer
Director, National Artificial Intelligence Institute, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Chief Data Officer, GSA
Chief Financial Officer, GSA
Innovation Storyteller, Engagement Management, Blue Prism
Acquisition Lead, GSA Centers of Excellence
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Robotic Automation & Workforce Intelligence, Pegasystems Inc.
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization
CTO Americas, Director Office of Technology and Strategy, NetApp
Director of Platforms, GovernmentCIO
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Statistician, Veterans Affairs
Acquisition Lead, GSA Centers of Excellence
Senior Advisor to the HHS CIO
Senior Vice President, GovernmentCIO
Chief Data Scientist, Hitachi Vantara Federal
Staff Writer, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
CTO, Health and Human Services
Director of Enterprise Measurement & Design, Veterans Experience Office

Agenda

 
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Registration and Breakfast with Views

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Opening Remarks

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Interview: Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus

The chairmen of the House of Representatives caucus aimed at ensuring rapid innovation in artificial intelligence discuss the social impacts and opportunities the technology brings plus how legislation fits in.

  • U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, Co-Chair, Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus
  • U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, Co-Chair, Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus

Moderator

  • Michael Hoffman, President, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Panel Discussion: Platforms and Digital Assistants

Federal agencies have big decisions to make on the technology and platforms they want to invest in to build AI and RPA into their capabilities and processes. Similarly, agencies have already invested in chatbots and digital assistants to improve citizen services. Leaders on this panel will discuss what platforms and systems hold the most potential for government.

  • Gil Alterovitz, Director of AI, Veterans Health Administration
  • Cmdr. Alex Holston, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Defense Health Management Systems
  • Dr. Pragyansmita Nayak, Chief Data Scientist, Hitachi Vantara Federal

Moderator

  • Peter Kinch, Director of Platforms, GovernmentCIO
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Industry Perspective

  • Nolan Greene, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Robotic Automation & Workforce Intelligence, Pegasystems
  • Peter Kinch, Director of Platforms, GovernmentCIO
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Panel Discussion: Governing AI & RPA Growth

The growth of AI and RPA has raised important questions around ethics, bias and the future of the workforce. The panelists will address these issues and more.

  • Gundeep Ahluwalia, CIO, Department of Labor
  • Anil Tilbe, Director of Enterprise Measurement & Design, Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dr. Tin Yan Alvin Liu, Johns Hopkins University

Moderator

  • Jason Windsor, Chief Health Information Officer, GovernmentCIO
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Networking Break

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Interview with Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Ed Simcox

The Department of Health and Human Services has a wealth of data sets. The agency is exploring ways it can use AI and RPA technologies to better use this data and improve the services it offers. CTO Ed Simcox is helping oversee this effort and making decisions on the way HHS plans to invest in platforms and technologies.

  • Ed Simcox, Chief Technology Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Erin Mirsky, Senior Vice President, GovernmentCIO
  • Faith Ryan, Researcher, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Panel Discussion: Data Models and Processing

Automation processes require a solid data management strategy. Panelists discuss success stories at agencies, such as government’s first blockchain ATO, and where they see opportunities to expand applications of artificial intelligence by first making sense of the data.

  • Kris Rowley, Chief Data Officer, GSA
  • Oki Mek, Senior Advisor to the Chief Information Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kirk Kern, Chief Technology Officer, NetApp
  • David Maron, Statistician, Department of Veterans Affairs

Moderator

  • Amy Kluber, Managing Editor, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Panel Discussion: How to Buy AI

The GSA and DOD’s Joint AI Center have launched a discovery sprint as part of GSA’s Centers of Excellence initiative. The sprint will address ways the government can accelerate and expand how it adopts and integrates new AI technologies.

  • Omid Ghaffari-Tabrizi, Acquisition Lead, GSA Centers of Excellence
  • Michelle McNellis, Acquisition Lead, GSA Centers of Excellence

Moderator

  • Andrew Underhill, Chief Technology Officer, GovernmentCIO
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Industry Perspective

  • Meredith Clinton, Innovation Storyteller, Engagement Manager, Blue Prism
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Fireside Chat: Leading the Community of Practice

GSA is at the forefront of widespread adoption of robotic process automation thanks to an effort that sprouted from the CFO’s office. The office’s chief shares how other agencies can get involved, how the agency measures progress and the areas he sees the technology having the most impact.

  • Gerard Badorrek, Chief Financial Officer, GSA
  • Amy Kluber, Managing Editor, GovernmentCIO Media & Research
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Closing Remarks

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Networking Lunch with Speakers