Featured Speakers

The government is often conservative about adopting new and cutting-edge technology—even when it funded the early development. The scale of the applications, the sensitivity of the data and the strategic importance of the agency missions have made federal IT executives cautious. Now a new generation of emerging technology offers particularly promising results—but what is mature enough to implement or pilot?

In this summit, we will show how agencies are using these new capabilities to improve such tasks as approving security clearances, detecting fraud in disbursements and rethinking training. Attendees will learn what’s working, what’s still in the piloting stage, and how to assess transformative tech that does not yet have a track record.

Potential Topics to be Addressed Include:

  • Which agencies are successfully using emerging tech
  • Fraud detection using new techniques
  • How augmented reality is reinventing training techniques
  • Checking vendor compliance with AI and machine learning
  • The latest on federal efforts with AI, Robotic Process Automation, IoT, 5G, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Blockchain and more.

Summit Information

FCW Summit:
Emerging Tech

July 17, 2019

7:30AM - 12:00PM

Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

FREE for Government Attendees


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-300-5825


  • Accenture


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:25 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM Opening Government Keynote: Leading with Innovation
  • Keith Nakasone Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Acquisition
    Office of Information Technology Category
    Federal Acquisition Service
    General Services Administration
8:50 AM - 9:30 AM Panel: IT Modernization: Paving the Way for AI Deployment
  • Dorothy Aronson Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation and Co-Chair, Federal CIO Council Workforce Committee
  • Lori Ruderman BUY SMARTER Initiative Lead Dept. of Health and Human Services
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM Shake It Up! Disruption in Acquisition
  • Joanie Newhart Associate Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs at the
    Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP)
    OMB, Executive Office of the President
9:55 AM - 10:20 AM Fireside Chat: Using Distributed Ledger Technology to Mitigate Risks in a Health Emergency
  • Anne Armstrong Chief Content and Alliance Officer Public Sector 360
  • Sachiko Kuwabara, PhD, MA Director, Risk Management and Operational Integrity
    Division of Emergency Operations
    Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM Networking Break
10:35 AM - 11:15 AM Panel: Leveraging Emerging Tech to Drive Digital Transformation
  • Peter T. Ranks Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise Department of Defense
  • Pamela Wise-Martinez Chief Enterprise Architect Energy Information Administration
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Accelerate Government: Applying AI to Detect and Respond to Cyberattacks
  • Jeff Alstott Program Manager IARPA
  • Martin Stanley Branch Chief for Strategic Technology Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS/CISA)
11:45 AM - 12:05 PM Government Keynote: The Critical Enablers of Innovation
  • Mark Krzysko Director, Acquisition Data
    DASD(AE)/Acquisition Analytics and Policy
    Department of Defense
12:05 PM Closing Remarks


The Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW | Washington, DC 20004 | (202) 628-9100


The Federal Triangle Metro stop (orange/blue lines) is 2 blocks away and the Metro Center metro stop (red line) is three blocks away, both within walking distance of the hotel.


The Willard Hotel offers valet parking at the main entrance on Pennsylvania Ave NW. The hotel public parking entrance is located on F Street NW behind the Willard Hotel, between 14th Street NW and 15th Street NW. There are additional public garages on F Street NW and at the National Press Building, with two entrances on 13th Street NW. Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.


NASBA CPE Registry

In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour.

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Information Technology - Technical, Registration # 137543

Credits Earned: 4

1105 Media is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.