Two years after the White House issued an executive order creating a national strategy for artificial intelligence, agencies are moving past pilot projects and are looking for the next level of AI in government. Although some of the most visible projects are at NASA, DOD and IRS, many agencies are working on developing AI projects that support services, improve mission effectiveness and decision making and automate repetitive tasks.

There is also a renewed effort to share knowledge and lessons learned through organizations such as GSA’s AI Center of Excellence and DOD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. Investing in research and educating the workforce were other pillars of the strategy that are getting focus and funds.

This FCW Workshop featured government and industry experts who shared lessons they have learned and the results they have achieved.

Attendees who joined the virtual event came away with an improved ability to:

  • Understand how and why government services are being redesigning
  • Use new contracting vehicles specifically for AI services to speed projects
  • Learn from the lessons of success stories at active programs
  • Learn about collaboration efforts at DOD and DOD-wide data availability
  • Apply proven methods of educating and training the workforce


  • Oracle
  • Red Hat
  • Cloudera
  • Uptake
  • Alteryx


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:35 AM - 9:05 AM Opening Keynote: Federal Data Strategy and AI Readiness
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM MLOps - Why It Matters and How To Do It Right
  • Chris Kang Staff Solutions Architect Red Hat Public Sector
9:25 AM - 9:50 AM A Look at NIST’s Trustworthy AI Program
  • Elham Tabassi Chief of Staff, Information Technology Laboratory NIST

    [Pending Agency Approval]
9:50 AM - 10:10 AM The AI Technology Challege
  • Timur Nersesov Sr. Manager Professional Services Strategy Cloudera Government Solutions
10:10 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM AI for National Security: Recommendations from the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Lessons Learned from Deployments in Space
  • Dr. Steve Chien Commissioner, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Engineering Fellow Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Driving Transformational Outcomes with Alteryx Analytics
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM AI Best Practices from GSA
  • Anil Chaudhry Director of Federal AI Implementations, Artificial Intelligence, GSA Centers of Excellence
11:25 AM - 11:45 AM Artificial Intelligence for Mission Success
  • Mark Hornick Sr. Director, Data Science and Machine Learning Oracle
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM Accessing Innovation Expertise
12:10 PM Closing Remarks



The Hamilton Live
600 14th St NW| Washington, DC 20005


The Hamilton is located just steps from the White House at 14th and F Street, NW, Washington, DC, two blocks away from the Metro Center WMATA Metro Station, which is within walking distance of the venue.


There is a PMI Parking garage located at 1325 G 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.

Number of CPE Credits: 4

CPE Accreditation: Program knowledge level is overview and there is no prerequisite education or advanced preparation require.

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Field of Study: Information Technology

Registration # 137543

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AI Strategies Workshop

DATE: April 21, 2021

TIME: 8:30 am - 12:10 pm
(all times are ET)


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address for verification


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]