Emerging technologies offer the promise of better, faster, cheaper processing and problem solving, but they also bring the possibility of bias, security breaches and new privacy issues. Most agencies are experimenting on a small scale and testing out standards on privacy and security.

Workforce also has been a concern as emerging tech matures—both to ensure displaced workers are reskilled and to make certain the job classifications are available to hire new workers with specialized skills.

This workshop will explore those trends, provide an update on the latest policy guidance and look at examples of how agencies have applied emerging tech to improve financial controls, discover fraud and achieve the best prices on contracts.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • New communities of practice and how they are spreading the word
  • The latest White House guidance on AI
  • How agencies are taking a mission-driven approach to emerging tech deployment
  • Congressional efforts to create an AI center of excellence at GSA
  • A look at the most promising pilots to date
  • How to fund new projects


Note: Due to the COVID-19 concerns and current restrictions on large public gatherings, this Workshop is being planned as an exclusively online event. Should the public health environment change, an in-person component may be reinstated at a later date. Please check back here for updates.


  • Red Hat
  • Confluent
  • Dynatrace


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:35 AM - 9:05 AM The Future of DoD Digital Modernization
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM Breaking Down the Barriers of Practical AI Adoption in Your Organization
  • Dan Domkowski Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Delivery Specialist Red Hat
9:25 AM - 9:55 AM Beyond Just Counting Heads: Using Interactive Visualizations to Explore the Census
9:55 AM - 10:05 AM Coffee Break
10:05 AM - 10:35 AM Making AI Real...How do we chart the Course ahead?
  • Capt. Michael Kanaan Director of Operations U.S. Air Force / MIT Artificial Intelligence
  • Mark Senell* Regional Vice President Dynatrace

    *providing session opening remarks
10:35 AM - 10:45 AM Access is the Key: Building the Network
  • Eric Hargan Deputy Secretary Department of Health and Human Services
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Using AI to Fight Forest Fires and Other Disasters
  • Katie Malague Vice President Partnership for Public Service
  • Peter Kamocsai Research and Analysis Manager Partnership for Public Service
11:45 AM 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: 3

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

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Program Level: Basic with no pre-requisites required

Field of Study: Information Technology

Registration # 137543

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

Emerging Tech Workshop

DATE: October 27, 2020

TIME: 8:30 - 11:45AM [all times are Eastern]


COST: FREE for Government Attendees*

*Government registrations require a valid .gov/.mil email address or badge on-site


To learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact:

Kharry Wolinsky
Public Sector 360
[email protected]