Preparing Your Agency for AI and Automation

After decades in development, artificial intelligence is now transforming government in both high-profile and largely hidden ways. Cloud-based computer resources, rapidly advancing algorithms and the explosion of available data are allowing agencies to pursue everything from automated citizen services to mission-centric machine learning.

The White House has made cognitive technologies a cornerstone of its annual research and development priorities, and a bipartisan group in Congress is pushing agencies to do more with AI. But while a growing number of agencies are moving past the hype and into production, the path to practical AI applications is still a winding one.

This FCW Workshop helped map the latest AI developments, the lessons learned by federal early adopters and the challenges that must still be addressed. Topics discussed included:

  • AI’s ability to automate low-value work
  • Public sector’s AI investment outlook
  • Governance questions around implementing AI
  • Talent and workforce considerations
  • Citizen-facing AI
  • Cybersecurity applications (and AI-powered threats)

Workshop Information

FCW Workshop :
Preparing Your Agency for
AI and Automation

April 3, 2019

8:00AM - 12:55PM

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

FREE for Government Attendees


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Stacy Money
1105 Public Sector Media Group
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 415-444-6933


  • KPMG
  • Accenture
  • Splunk
  • Deloitte


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM The A.I. Wave is Coming. Will You Surf It or Risk Getting Swamped?
  • Dr. Timothy M. Persons, Ph.D. Chief Scientist and Managing Director
    Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics
    Government Accountability Office
9:35 AM - 9:50 AM Deploying AI: 7 Lessons Learned
  • Kirke Everson Principal, Government Intelligent Automation Leader KPMG
9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Artificial Intelligence: It's all about the PEOPLE!
  • Ranjeev Mittu Branch Head for Information Management and Decision Architectures Branch, Information Technology Division U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM Building an AI-Ready Workforce
  • Michael Gavin Human Capital Senior Manager Accenture Federal Services
10:35 AM - 10:50 AM Networking Break
10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Getting Onboard with Artificial Intelligence
  • Dr. Justin Li Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Data Analytics Technology Center Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate
11:20 AM - 11:35 AM Key Decisions on the Path to AI
11:35 AM - 12:05 PM Governance as a Catalyst of AI
  • Robyn Rees DIS IT Budget Lead, IT Governance & Strategy Advisor National Science Foundation
12:05 PM - 12:20 PM Driving Performance: When to Let Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Take the Wheel
12:20 PM - 12:50 PM Workshop
12:50 PM - 12:55 PM Closing Remarks


The Hamilton Live
600 14th Street NW | Washington, DC 20005 | (202) 787-1000


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.

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Delivery Method: Group Live, Specialized Knowledge and Application, Registration # 137543

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