ATARC Federal Emerging Technology Summit

April 17, 2018 | Marriott Metro Center | Washington, DC

The ATARC Federal Emerging Technology Summit will be held on April 17, 2018 at the Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

–> Free Government Registration
–>Participants in ATARC Emerging Technology Showcase


This educational, one-day symposium will examine emerging technology products and solutions being utilized by the Federal Government to provide agencies with increased efficiency and cost savings.


The morning session features speakers and panels with government thought leaders, while the afternoon includes the MITRE-ATARC Emerging Technology Collaboration Symposium, where government, academic and industry subject matter experts brainstorm and whiteboard specific challenge areas.


The event is free to government and full-time academics and qualifies for 7.5 CPE credits from (ISC)², the World’s largest IT security organization.

To learn more about industry participation in the ATARC Emerging Technology Showcase, please view the prospectus or contact Jordan Purvis at jpurvis@atarc.org.

Grand Ballroom
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Map and Directions

Government Chair

Lon Gowen, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development (pending agency approval)

MITRE Chair

John Griffith, Principal AI Engineer, MITRE

TUESDAY, APRIL 17
7:30 a.m. 

Registration and Opening of ATARC Emerging Technology Showcase

–> Free Government Registration
–>
Participants in ATARC Emerging Technology Showcase

8:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks in ATARC Emerging Technology Showcase

Lon Gowen, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development

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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

8:30 a.m.
Keynote Introduction
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Tom Suder, President, Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC)

8:35 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Congressman Rohit Khanna, U.S. Representative, 17th Congressional District, California (invited)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and other Emerging Technologies within the Federal Government

Federal agencies are in various phases of researching, piloting, evaluating and adopting emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Virtual and Augmented Reality and others. When it comes to next-generation technology, how can the government utilize these high-tech solutions to become more efficient? This panel of technology experts will examine the current and future state of emerging technologies within government.

Moderator

Justin Herman, ‎Lead, U.S. Emerging Citizen Technology Office, U.S. General Services Administration (pending agency approval)

Panelists

Molly Cain
, Director of Venture, Market Intelligence and Engagement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Lon Gowen, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development


Bo Shevchik, Co-Chair, AGA Blockchain Working Group

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
Break in ATARC Emerging Technology Showcase

–>Participants in ATARC Emerging Technology Showcase

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Visionary Panel – Digital Government and Citizen Experience

The White House Office of American Innovation has made the improvement of citizen service a priority within the new administration. This strategy for an increased digital experience will leverage Federal IT modernization legislation, utilizing technology such as automation and data analytics. This panel will examine the current state of citizen experience and discuss ways the government can deliver its digital services more efficiently and provide greater customer satisfaction to U.S. citizens.

Panelists

Christen Geiler
, Management and Program Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (pending agency approval)


Dan Munz, Senior Advisor, Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State (pending agency approval)

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing – Internet of Things, Sensors, Drones and Autonomous Vehicles

By the year 2020, the number of objects and devices connected to the Internet is estimated to be between 25 billion and more than 200 billion. As this number begins to grow exponentially, what impact will it have on the Federal government? This panel will examine the devices, sensors, objects and vehicles of the future and discuss the government’s role in areas such as standards, security and sustainment of these emerging “smart” technologies.

Panelists

Jeff Alstott
, Program Manager, IARPA (pending agency approval)


John Sprague
, Deputy Associate CIO, Technology and Innovation, NASA (pending agency approval)

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
ATARC Emerging Technology Showcase

–>Participants in ATARC Emerging Technology Showcase

1:15 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Visionary Keynote Briefing

Matt Coates, Program Manager, Research and Development Partnerships, Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (pending agency approval)

1:35 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Logistics for MITRE-ATARC Emerging Technology Collaboration Symposium

MITRE Chair

John Griffith, Principal AI Engineer, MITRE

1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Collaboration Sessions

1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
2. Blockchain and Other Emerging Technologies
3. Internet of Things: A Future of Exponential Growth
4. Using Digital Technology to Enhance Citizen Experience
5. Content Management in a Digital Government Environment

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Break for Out Brief Preparation

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session Out Briefs

MITRE-ATARC Emerging Technology Collaboration Symposium

The MITRE-ATARC Emerging Technology Collaboration Symposium features discussion and white-boarding between government and industry subject matter experts in a small-group setting. The outcomes of these sessions will be compiled in a White Paper with recommendations to the government.

SESSION TOPICS

1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Industry Lead

2. Blockchain and Other Emerging Technologies

Industry Lead

Shamlan Siddiqi
, NTT Data

3. Internet of Things: A Future of Exponential Growth

Government Lead

Eric Simmon, NIST (pending agency approval)

Industry Lead

4. Using Digital Technology to Enhance Citizen Experience

Industry Lead

5. Content Management in a Digital Government Environment

Industry Lead

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

1.   Participants should come prepared to:

  • Contribute and participate from specific domain/experience
  • Share ideas and build off each other’s contributions
  • Support the session facilitators and other team members
  • Write down ideas on whiteboard
  • Create best practices to support the event’s objectives and goals
  • Refrain from sales or business development conversations

2.   All discussed material must be publicly releasable

  • No Classified discussions
  • No proprietary discussions

3.   None of the discussions or artifacts constitute Government direction, nor should be interpreted as official Government position

ATARC Emerging Technology Showcase | April 2018

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