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  • Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Time: 7:00AM - 11:55AM
  • Cost: FREE for Government Attendees
  • Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20004

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Automation -- a staple of federal IT initiatives for decades -- can only go so far when it comes to improving the performance and cost-effectiveness of government operations. The problem is that traditional software can only do so much without human intervention. That is where artificial intelligence comes in.

AI, machine learning and related technologies are poised to take automation to a whole new level. The goal is not to replace humans, but to augment their ability to do their job, whether that involves managing IT operations, analyzing data or delivering services. Market research firm Gartner has identified AI as a megatrend over the next ten years, because of its potential to drive innovation in other fields.

AI already is making its presence felt in such areas as advanced analytics, where it provides a foundation for predictive analytics; the Internet of Things, where it facilitates the aggregation and analysis of data gathered from networked devices; and IT operations, where it is creating new opportunities for automation.

This workshop will bring together IT leaders from government and industry to explore the future of AI and machine learning in government. The sessions—which include both agency strategic sessions and tech discussions—will look at key issues that agencies must consider when adopting AI-based solutions and highlight emerging best practices in early efforts in augmented government.

Potential topics to be addressed include:

  • The difference between automation and augmentation
  • The intersection of AI and analytics
  • AI and IT orchestration
  • Security in an augmented environment
  • Current and emerging standards and guidelines for AI
  • Future areas for AI-related growth

Featured Speakers:

  • Stephen Dennis
  • Data Analytics Engine Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
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    Mr. Stephen Dennis provides leadership and guidance for research, development and deployment of advanced computation and data analytics for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) of the Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the Director of the Data Analytics Engine, Mr. Dennis leads a team of subject matter experts to address a variety of homeland security challenges, including automated risk assessment, social media analytics, and data driven investigations using big data and internet of things technologies.

    Mr. Dennis has also served HSARPA as the S&T APEX Program Manager for the Border Enforcement Analytics Program to improve utilization of DHS Big Data sources for ICE Homeland Security Investigations. This program has delivered the first commercially supported open source platforms for big data analytics to ICE to support data driven investigations. Mr. Dennis represents S&T to cross-departmental working groups and represents DHS analytics interests to groups within the White House Office of Science and Technology Programs.

    Mr. Dennis has more than thirty-seven years of experience managing research programs in information analysis and processing automation within the Intelligence & Defense Communities and in collaboration with other federal agencies. Mr. Dennis holds MBA and M. S. Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a BS in Computer Engineering from Clemson University in SC.

  • Kevin Garrison
  • Chief of Analytics, Office of Special Assistant for Governance and Analytics, Department of Defense
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    Mr. Kevin Garrison serves as the Chief of Analytics in the Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer. With more than 40 years combined Federal Service and defense contractor experience, Mr. Garrison leads the efforts to build a DoD business data analytical environment and engages with key stakeholders across the Department to identify IT systems and provide analysis for cost saving opportunities. His leadership drives an informed decision-making model based on a repeatable data analysis methodology, including processes for data collection and enrichment, IT spending segmentation, and industry benchmarking comparisons.

    Prior to this assignment, Mr. Garrison served as the Department of Defense (DoD) Principal Director, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Business Process and Systems Review (DCIO(BPSR)). The organization’s function was to conduct the business process and Information Technology (IT) systems reviews directed by the Deputy Secretary of Defense in July 2014. Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Director of Information Enterprise Governance with a portfolio including Office of Management and Budget (OMB) initiatives, IT Portfolio and Inventory Management, and Acquisition Oversight. He was the lead action officer for PortfolioStat, TechStat, Shared Service, and CIO Ratings on the Federal IT Dashboard. As the requirements manager for the Department’s IT systems inventory, he implemented several initiatives that provided greatly improved visibility for technical and financial matters related to IT. Mr. Garrison was also responsible for significant activities regarding Defense Business Systems, including development of the IT portion of the Strategic Management Plan, the Enterprise IT Infrastructure Functional Strategy, and improvements to policy guidance to refine granularity in identifying IT systems performing business functions.

    Mr. Garrison spent 12 years as a defense contractor supporting the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence, ASD (Networks and Information Integration), Army CIO/G6, Army G3 LANDWARNET, Wounded Warrior, and the Federal Voting Assistance Program. He supported the Year 2000 Program Office and managed reporting to OMB, GAO, and DODIG, as well as, the plan for distribution of the $2.2B supplemental appropriation. He later supported the development and management of the DoD IT Portfolio Repository, IT Portfolio Management, and FISMA E-Gov, and Privacy Impact Assessment reporting. In the Army CIO/G6 he managed the Army Knowledge Management Goal 1 Waiver process and improvements to the Army Portfolio Management System. In Army G3/LANDWARNET he drove implementation of the initial Capability Portfolio Reviews for IT. Mr. Garrison is a retired US Army officer and a graduate of the US Air Force Academy (BS Astronautical Engineering). He is also Acquisition Certified at Level III for IT and Level I for Program Management, and is a member of IEEE and ACM.

  • Kirke Everson
  • Managing Director, KPMG
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    Kirke is a managing director in KPMG’s Federal Advisory practice with management consulting experience focusing on federal information technology transformation, financial management, information assurance, and risk management. As KPMG’s Government Intelligent Automation lead, Kirke drives awareness of the business applications of automation in federal, state, and local governments and has spoken at multiple government conferences on the topic. Kirke is a CGFM, CISSP, CISA, PMP, CRSC, and CGEIT.

  • Michael Marchuk
  • Chief Technology Evangelist, North America, Blue Prism
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    Author, speaker, and business leader Michael Marchuk has been working with organizations for over 35 years to provide a positive impact using technology to advance business objectives. Using innovation to transform the way business works, he has lead projects for IBM, AT&T, Accenture, and Avanade in financial services, manufacturing, health care, and telecommunications. As Blue Prism’s Chief Technology Evangelist for North America, Michael is responsible for educating the market on the value of leveraging and integrating Robotic Process Automation to drive digital transformation.

7:00 - 8:00AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking    
8:00 - 8:05AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Troy Schneider
Editor-in-Chief, FCW & GCN
8:05- 8:35AM
Opening Government Keynote
8:35 - 8:50AM
Technology Insights I
Kirke Everson
Managing Director, KPMG
8:50 - 9:20AM
Strategic Session I
Kevin Garrison
Chief of Analytics, Office of Special Assistant for Governance and Analytics, Department of Defense
9:20 - 9:35AM
Technology Insights II
Geoff Marsh
Analytics Leader - Americas, Hitachi Vantara
9:35 - 9:50AM
Networking Break
9:50 - 10:20AM
Strategic Session II
Stephen Dennis
Director of the Data Analytics Engine, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
10:20 - 10:35AM
Technology Insights III
Michael Marchuk
Chief Technology Evangelist, North America, Blue Prism
10:35 - 11:05AM
Strategic Session III
11:05 - 11:20AM
Technology Insights IV
11:20 - 11:50AM
11:50 - 11:55AM
Closing Remarks
Troy Schneider
Editor-in-Chief, FCW & GCN

The Willard InterContinental Hotel

Via Metro

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.

Via Driving

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 that the lots fill up early, so allow extra time.

Please note: Parking is not included with your registration.

CPE Credits Available

3 CPE Credits are available for the FCW Workshop:
AI - Augmented Government

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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