March 21, 2019
Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center
8100 Innovation Park Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22031

7:00 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks
NVTC Chairman and Vice Chair of MAXIMUS, Rich Montoni

8:15 a.m.

Keynote Remarks

Toni Townes-Whitley, Microsoft

8:45 a.m.

Integrating AI in Smart Cities

Forbes has called Smart Cities the new Platform Revolution. Approximately 50% of the world’s population now lives in urban areas. Those citizens are mobile-enabled, digitally-savvy and expect a higher level of service from government and their commercial providers.

Spending on Smart Cities has increased exponentially and is estimated to reach $135B by 2021. These cities use technology, information and data to improve infrastructure and services. The most effective Smart Cities leverage funding from local, private and federal partners to fundamentally change their citizen’s experience. There are four standards that define a Smart City: livability, workability, sustainability and (most recently) learnability.

Our panel will explore the emerging integration of AI into the Smart City model. We will share successes from the Department of Transportation’s Smart City grant winner, Columbus Ohio. We will explore how academia, government and commercial entities are now partnering across the US and the globe to realize the potential of Smart Cities for our citizens.

Joanna Pinkerton,CEO of Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Mike Stevens, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Columbus

Kim Hayes, CEO and Co-founder, The Ambit Group

9:30 a.m.

Tech Talk 1 – Cyber

9:45 a.m.

AI in Customer Service

At a speed unparalleled in technology adoption, organizations are using artificial intelligence and machine learning to create highly personalized and predictive experiences – drawing their customers closer and deepening brand loyalty. Hear from local leaders on how they’re creating new ways to engage with customers and capturing profound benefits in this pursuit.

Malcolm Ross, VP of Product Marketing, Appian

Melissa Edwards, Managing Director, Advisory, Intelligent Automation, KPMG

10:35 a.m.

Keynote Remarks
Building Ethical, Responsible AI

Dr. Rumman Chowdhury, Accenture

11:05 a.m.

Tech Talk 2

Jay Crossler, Director, Chief Engineer of Operations, The MITRE Corporation

11:15 a.m.

AI in Public Sector and Defense

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to transform nearly every aspect of government. This panel will bring together key leaders from different parts the US Government to discuss the use of AI in the government. Topics to be covered include: What are different parts of the government doing in AI? What are good use cases and expected outcomes for AI? What’s the best way to identify and move out on an AI initiative or deployment? What’s needed to be more effective at the use of AI? What important policy, ethical, and/or legal issues should be considered in making decisions about using AI?

Anthony Robbins, Vice President, North America Public Sector, NVIDIA
Lt Gen John N.T. “Jack” Shanahan, Director, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, the Pentagon (Invited)
Ingrid Solis, AIM Champion, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Charles Onstott III
, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SAIC

12:05 p.m.


12:45 p.m.

Practical Use cases of AI/ML

1:15 p.m.

AI in Human Capital Management

AI is already having an impact on workforce management. From a recruiting perspective, companies are leveraging analytics and bots to get better results in an increasingly competitive hiring market for employers. HR organizations are also using AI and analytics to try to predict and manage attrition, including identifying at-risk employees. There are also macro concerns with AI, including the potential displacement of millions of workers, or the issue of AI algorithm bias in recruiting and hiring practices. With representatives from business, consulting and legislative organizations, this panel will try to explore all of these issues and the impact of AI on the workforce and human capital management.

Dr. Carolina Young
, Policy Advisor on Future of Work, U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s Office
Angela Johnson, Director of Development, Allegis
Michele Bennett
, PhD, Data & AI Executive, Avanade
Katherine Lavelle, Managing Director, Accenture
Kevin Gorman, Head of Product & Data, People Analytics, Capital One

Kamran Khan, Managing Director, Accenture

2:00 p.m.

Tech Talk 3

Dr. Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist and Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton

2:10 p.m.

AI Enterprise Deployment Transition Challenges

Dr. Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist and Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton
Dr. Lance Sherry, Director of the Center for Air Transportation Systems Research at the Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University
Curt Rasmussen, Future Forecasting/Planning Scientist, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

F. Brett Berlin, Data Analytics Engineering M.S. Faculty & Capstone Director, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University

2:55 p.m.

Tech Talk 4 – Detecting Hateful Intent

Attain & George Washington University’s Business Analytics program will demonstrate a holistic AI approach to identifying potentially dangerous internet hate speech. Modeling how humans recognize threats, we were able to tease out hate speech posts which also signaled an intent to act. The solution connected multiple neural networks to faithfully model human cognition.

Tim Pavlick, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, Attain

3:05 p.m.

Back to the Future!

This panel will comment on the use cases and applications discussed in the previous panels. It will compare and contrast the AI techniques that were used and offer commentary on alternative approaches from the fields of AI, statistical learning and data science. In closing the panel will offer its views on future developments in these fields and their application.

Dr. Russell Vane III
, Department of Homeland Security
Carolyn Nguyen, Microsoft and Technology Strategist
Dov Levy, CTO and Founder, Dovel Technologies
Jennifer Hill, PhD, Vice President, Data Science, Enterprise Model Risk, Capital One

Dr. Sally Morton, Dean, VA Tech College of Science

4:05 p.m.

Closing Remarks