Emerging Tech Summit - Agenda

Agenda

All times ET and subject to change

10:30 AM ET

Thursday, July 14

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Event Host: Andrew Werner, Publisher of Federal Technology, GovExec

Description

Welcome to the Emerging Tech Summit!

On Demand

10:35 AM ET

Thursday, July 14

Editorial

Risk or Reward - How to Safely Stay on the Edge of Technology

Editorial Speaker: Congressman Jerry McNerney, (CA-09), United States House of Representatives

Editorial Speaker: Marianne Roth, Chief Risk Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Editorial Moderator: Aaron Boyd, Senior Editor for Technology and Events, Nextgov

Description

As government continues to work to stay on the edge of technology, keeping pace with the private sector and spearheading modernization efforts, it is not without careful consideration. How does leadership stay at the forefront of advancements while ensuring safe, efficient and reliable technology is being adopted? Whether it’s blockchain, artificial intelligence, or now the newest hot topic: cryptocurrency, risk is always associated. What considerations are leaders making to inform decisions on where to invest? 
 

On Demand

11:10 AM ET

Thursday, July 14

Underwritten

Emerging Tech and Hardware: Why Hardware Matters

Underwriter Speaker: Dr. Tommy Gardner, Chief Technology Officer, HP Federal

Underwriter Moderator: George Jackson, Executive Producer, GovExec TV

Underwritten by: HP | Intel

Description

With discussions focused on software advancements in AI, ML, big data and the continual expansion of cloud solution usage, it is easy to overlook the hardware aspect of advancing technology. In reality, development of software and hardware go hand in hand. Agencies and industry partners alike are working closer than ever identifying needed solutions and developing new hardware.  In this session, HP's Dr Tommy Gardner, will expand on why hardware is an important factor now and what is on the horizon for advancement in hardware technology.

On Demand

11:25 AM ET

Thursday, July 14

Editorial

Gaming in Government

Editorial Speaker: Patrick Estep, Human Performance Engineer, Johnson Space Center, NASA

Editorial Moderator: Jessie Bur, Managing Editor, Nextgov

Description

Video games continue to prove their ability to go well beyond just an interesting pastime. Instead, they’ve appeared in work combating PTSD for veterans, supported military training efforts, and demonstrated the importance of security perimeters. Still, a new gaming engine has the potential to revolutionize how astronauts prepare for missions to Mars. During this session with Nextgov, we explore the power of gaming in government and spotlight one example, the potential path Unreal Engine 5 is making on Mars exploration.

On Demand

11:58 AM ET

Thursday, July 14

Underwritten

Four Steps to Ensure Your Modernized IT Platform is AI-Ready

Underwriter Speaker: Allen Badeau, Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President and Director, Empower AI Create Lab

Editorial Moderator: Alex Treadway, Vice President/Associate Publisher, GovExec

Underwritten by: Empower AI

Description

Many federal IT systems today are unable to support one of the most important innovations vital to future systems transformation – artificial intelligence. AI can empower people at every level in federal agencies with the insight to see the whole problem, the creativity to find a solution, and the confidence to fix it. 

Adopting and integrating these powerful new automation and analytics tools can empower your teams, support citizens, and help you focus on and achieve your agency’s mission. 

In this segment, you will learn how following four basic steps can help your agency ensure that AI is built into its IT modernization plans.

o    Quality data = quality AI 

o    Align AI with agency objectives 

o    Get infrastructure AI-ready 

o    Take AI “baby steps” 

On Demand

12:14 PM ET

Thursday, July 14

Editorial

Debunking Disinformation and Defense

Editorial Speaker: Anjana Susarla, Omura-Saxena Professor in Responsible AI, Michigan State University

Editorial Speaker: Gregory C. Allen, Director, AI Governance Project and Senior Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Description

Arguably one of the most pressing threats to national security today is the rapid spread of disinformation. A dramatic shift in recent years, particularly on social media, outlines the dangers of edited videos, photos and the like to portray inaccurate information. What role does artificial intelligence play in these deep fakes and how are leaders approaching their dangers? What role, if any, can technology play in debunking deep fakes and authenticating accurate information? During this session, Nextgov convenes a panel of experts to discuss both the technical and cultural implications of automating protections and authenticating digital information. 

On Demand

12:55 PM ET

Thursday, July 14

Underwritten

Session Presented by Elite Underwriter Red Hat

Underwriter Speaker: Ben Cushing, Chief Architect, Federal Health, Red Hat

Underwritten by: Red Hat

1:10 PM ET

Thursday, July 14

Editorial

What's Next? Spotlight on DARPA

Editorial Speaker: Dr. Seth Cohen, Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office, DARPA

Editorial Moderator: Frank Konkel, Executive Editor, Nextgov

Description

During this exclusive spotlight session, Nextgov sits down with DARPA to unveil their most exciting projects just around the corner. How is their portfolio of technology paving the way forward and what trends can we anticipate in where they are focusing their time?

On Demand

1:42 PM ET

Thursday, July 14

Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks

Event Host: Andrew Werner, Publisher of Federal Technology, GovExec

Description

Thank you for attending Emerging Tech Summit.

On Demand