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Tuesday, November 17
 

8:00am EST

Transforming the Business Using Technology
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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, federal agencies broadened the adoption of cloud computing, robotic process automation (RPA), and “low-code” application development techniques to rapidly deal with disruptions and improve productivity. The ramp up of increased telework capacity is due for the most part to expanded use of cloud architectures and capabilities. Federal employees from the CFO Act agencies reportedly harnessed automation tools to streamline operations and shift focus from routine tasks to higher-value work. Meanwhile, some agencies adopted low-code, fast app development methods to quickly modernize and transform their customer-facing systems.

The pandemic also exposed the limits of IT systems built for a different era and the need for ongoing IT transformation. This webinar will explore how tools and technology that helped agencies retain effective operational levels during the COVID-19 response can support agencies’ future business and mission requirements. Speakers will give updates on the various technologies, how they have been applied in agencies, and how they will continue to drive and sustain innovation across government.
Please join AFCEA Bethesda on November 17, 2020 as federal IT thought leaders and decision-makers discuss how these technologies can help further advance IT and digital transformation progress.

AFCEA Member: $45
AFCEA Non-Member: $55
Government/Military*: Complimentary
*Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.

Tuesday November 17, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am EST
Virtual

8:00am EST

GMG Virtual Forum: Artificial Intelligence
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The mining industry is increasing using AI to optimize processes, enhance decision-making, derive value from data, and improve safety. While there are many benefits to its implementation, it is still very new and there is a lot of work that needs to go into successful application. Planning, research, communication, and change management are all essential foundations for implementation.

In an industry that can be reluctant to change, industry collaboration is essential in order to communicate the advantages of AI, as well as to establish best practices for moving forward with AI technology. During this virtual forum, the industry will come together to collaborate on the future of AI from a wide range of perspectives.



Tuesday November 17, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am EST
Virtual

11:00am EST

FedTalks - Day 1
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FedTalks, the largest annual gathering of C-suite leaders from tech, gov and academia is turning 11 this year and will be bigger than ever. This year FedTalks will be a digital experience featuring talks from the biggest names in tech around the country.

As the flagship event of National AI Week - a weeklong annual festival hosted by FedScoop from November 16-20, FedTalks will showcase influential leaders for daily lightning talks, keynotes, and fireside chats exploring ways we can use technology to transform government and overcome the biggest challenges facing our nation.

Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

12:00pm EST

LatinX in AI Social @ EMNLP 2020
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LatinX in AI (LXAI) is hosting a virtual social to connect LatinX identifying AI Researchers and Engineers around the Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing taking place November 17th -18th, 2020. EMNLP was planned to take place in Dominican Republic, but is now being hosted virtually in response to COVID-19 concerns.
 
Schedule:
Tue Nov 17th | 9:00 am - 11:00 am PST
Wed Nov 18th | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
 
Mission:

This affinity social is aimed at LatinX individuals working on or interested in NLP with a goal to increase the visibility of researchers of LatinX origin in a field that has been dominated by countries such as China, USA and Germany.
Those already working on NLP will have the opportunity to connect with fellow LatinX and make their own work known, while those new to the field will benefit from the scientific exchange, guidance and advice of researchers with their same background. Participants will be able to engage in discussions about NLP (formal and informal) and to share their thoughts on how to increase the presence of LatinX in NLP.

Diversity and inclusion are key to achieve better and more creative science. By promoting this event, EMNLP will not only advocate for an underrepresented community, it will also help to promote the development of technologies and language resources that take into account the different languages that exist in Latin America.

Speakers:
  • Francisco (Paco) Guzman Research Scientist, Facebook
  • Thamar Solorio Associate Professor, University of Houston
  • Agustín Gravano Professor and Researcher, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and CONICET
  • José Eduardo Ochoa-Luna Professor, Universidad Católica San Pablo, Arequipa
  • Aiala Rosá Professor, Universidad de la República (Uruguay)

Tuesday November 17, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

1:00pm EST

Microsoft FedTalks Community Connection – Part 1
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We invite you to join Microsoft experts to learn more about best practices for successful AI and transformational cloud efforts in the US government space. From skilling up your teams to our Cloud Adoption Framework to responsible AI development and more, we are here to help.
See all our great sessions below:

TimeSession Details1:00pm ESTWelcome and introduction
Presented by Kavita Raval, Industry Marketing Manager, Microsoft Federal1:05pm ESTEnabling Azure using the Cloud Adoption Framework
The Cloud Adoption Framework is Microsoft’s best practice approach on how to adopt cloud services. In this session, we will share the outline of the adoption framework and demonstrate a possible path to seamless activation and usage of Azure services.
Presented by Wayne Meyer, Cloud Adoption Director1:30pm ESTBuilding a Continuous Learning Culture for Transformational AI
AI is significant because it enables software to perform human capabilities, such as reasoning, cognition, planning, communicating, and perceiving, and do so effectively and at low costs. But without the proper skilling, many AI efforts will stumble. This community session will cover key skilling resources you and your teams should leverage now to ensure your AI efforts are successful.
Presented by Jeff Sanders, Principal Cloud Solution Architect1:55pm ESTSAP on Azure for Government
During this session we will discuss deployment offerings and best practices for SAP landscapes. Highlighting MSIT’s leanings, journey principles and SAP Partnership.
Presented by Brad Berkey, Azure Global Engineering GM2:20pm ESTThe Future of Cloud Computing in Intelligence Community - Ask Me Anything!
    • In the next 2-5 years, what does Microsoft think will be the major areas of cloud interest for the Intelligence Community?
    • What should the government consider when choosing a cloud platform when the government has multiple choices?
    • How can the government get the “most value” out of the innovation being introduced in the coming years in the cloud?
Presented by Robert Shelton, CTO National Security Group2:40pm ESTDeveloping AI Responsibly
As creators of AI we want to ensure that our technology is developed and used in ways that uphold our ethical principles. The journey of putting our principles into practices has pushed us to learn, invent, and innovate. In this talk, I will share what we are doing to develop our AI technologies, how we empower customers to use them effectively and responsibly, and tools we have created to enable others to do the same.
Presented by Sara Bird, AI Principal Program Manager

Tuesday November 17, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

AWS Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
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Check out the On DEMAND sessions for from AWS' Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Week. The webinar series shows nonprofit, government, education, and healthcare organizations how to use machine learning to advance their missions.

Whether you’re new to ML or an IT expert who’s curious about how AI can advance your mission faster, lower costs, or reveal new insights, you’ll learn about how customers just like you are applying these technologies in 2020. Discover how you can build solutions for your organization.
Identify the best AI use case to help solve complex challenges in 2020. Whether you are in a government, nonprofit, university, or hospital setting, this webinar series is designed to spark new ideas for business stakeholders and support deep dive technical execution for developers.

Available sessions:
  • Introduction to AI | 28 mins
  • Detecting patterns of fraud, waste, abuse | 26 mins
  • Automating document management and improving search and discovery | 40 mins
  • Improving student outcomes | 31 mins
  • Extracting insights from unstructured medical data | 28 mins
  • Forecasting service demand and planning capacity | 28 mins
  • Modifying models when major events occur | 32 mins

Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

Talk Data to Me: Healthcare & AI
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Webinar registrants will receive the meeting link via email 2 hours prior to the start of the event

About This Event
At this event, we host leaders from the healthcare community to discuss the possibilities that data and AI bring to life. They’ll cover how today’s wealth of data drives business and product decisions across industries ranging from journalism to programming, and share their visions for the future.
Data is everywhere, and it affects not only how we run our businesses, but how we live as individuals. Understanding the ways you can leverage data in your personal and professional life can help you find key insights, make smarter decisions, and elevate your career.

Takeaways
Learn how you can leverage data in your role — no matter the industry. Our expert panel will cover real-world scenarios in which data has driven business success, discuss how data can be a powerful weapon for problem-solving, and share their insights on exciting career opportunities in data.

 

Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

SNG Live: Artificial Intelligence
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The federal government is on the cusp of an artificial intelligence explosion. Many agencies are using AI applications in varying degrees, from basic backend automation of manual process to cloud-enabled solutions that bring new success to their missions. AI is also a major tool being used in the response to the coronavirus.

This SNG Live Virtual session will gather federal IT decision-makers leading the adoption of artificial intelligence to discuss the state of AI in the federal government and where they see the emerging technology having the biggest impact.

Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

DARPA's SubT Cave Circuit Virtual Competition
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Sixteen teams will compete in the DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge Cave Circuit Virtual Competition. At 2:00pm ET, viewers will be able to experience a webcast of the event that follows teams as they progress through a variety of virtual cave worlds in a quest to correctly identify and locate artifacts placed throughout and see who comes out on top. Expert commentary will be provided by DARPA program manager Dr. Timothy
Chung, U.S. Army Research Laboratory engineer Angela Maio, and others.

The DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge seeks to better equip warfighters and first responders to explore uncharted underground environments that are too dangerous, dark, or deep to risk human lives. In both Virtual and physical System Competitions, participants deploy autonomous systems to map, navigate, and search various subterranean domains. The Tunnel Circuit took place in August 2019 and the Urban Circuit in February 2020. The Final Event incorporating tunnels, urban underground, and cave settings is targeted for Fall 2021.

The SubT Challenge Systems and Virtual Competitions aim to create a community of multidisciplinary teams from wide-ranging fields to foster breakthrough technologies in autonomy, perception, networking, and mobility for underground environments.

Tuesday November 17, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual

3:00pm EST

Modernization Through Intelligent Customer Engagement
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The Red Hat Services solution: Intelligent Customer Engagement, makes interactions with customers over various devices smart and value-enhancing based on real-time opportunity identification, situational awareness, and deep customer understanding. IT departments need to make technological and architectural choices that achieve this impact. This webinar explores the cloud-native and architectural elements necessary to deliver an exceptional customer experience with real-time offers, recommendations, and options.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual
 
Wednesday, November 18
 

11:00am EST

FedTalks - Day 2
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FedTalks, the largest annual gathering of C-suite leaders from tech, gov and academia is turning 11 this year and will be bigger than ever. This year FedTalks will be a digital experience featuring talks from the biggest names in tech around the country.

As the flagship event of National AI Week - a weeklong annual festival hosted by FedScoop from November 16-20, FedTalks will showcase influential leaders for daily lightning talks, keynotes, and fireside chats exploring ways we can use technology to transform government and overcome the biggest challenges facing our nation.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

12:00pm EST

LatinX in AI Social @ EMNLP 2020
REGISTER HERE FOR THIS SESSION! 

LatinX in AI (LXAI) is hosting a virtual social to connect LatinX identifying AI Researchers and Engineers around the Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing taking place November 17th -18th, 2020. EMNLP was planned to take place in Dominican Republic, but is now being hosted virtually in response to COVID-19 concerns.
 
Schedule:
Tue Nov 17th | 9:00 am - 11:00 am PST
Wed Nov 18th | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
 
Mission:

This affinity social is aimed at LatinX individuals working on or interested in NLP with a goal to increase the visibility of researchers of LatinX origin in a field that has been dominated by countries such as China, USA and Germany.
Those already working on NLP will have the opportunity to connect with fellow LatinX and make their own work known, while those new to the field will benefit from the scientific exchange, guidance and advice of researchers with their same background. Participants will be able to engage in discussions about NLP (formal and informal) and to share their thoughts on how to increase the presence of LatinX in NLP.

Diversity and inclusion are key to achieve better and more creative science. By promoting this event, EMNLP will not only advocate for an underrepresented community, it will also help to promote the development of technologies and language resources that take into account the different languages that exist in Latin America.

Speakers:
  • Francisco (Paco) Guzman Research Scientist, Facebook
  • Thamar Solorio Associate Professor, University of Houston
  • Agustín Gravano Professor and Researcher, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and CONICET
  • José Eduardo Ochoa-Luna Professor, Universidad Católica San Pablo, Arequipa
  • Aiala Rosá Professor, Universidad de la República (Uruguay)

Wednesday November 18, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

1:00pm EST

What's New in Azure Government
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Highly secure and forward-thinking, Azure powers government missions across a broad range of data classifications and tactical scenarios from intelligent cloud to intelligent edge. Discover the wide range of new Azure services and capabilities to help government organizations meet their critical needs—both today and tomorrow.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Virtual

1:30pm EST

Securing the Government Software Supply Chain
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In this session, we will tackle today’s challenges in securing software in government systems and discuss how modern approaches to software development can enable more repeatable and secure application delivery.
In this virtual session, we’ll discuss:
  • Challenges building software in regulated environments
  • The fundamentals behind “shift-left” security
Empowering developers and system owners with software security best practices.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

Microsoft Federal - Women in IT
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Microsoft women discuss navigating their careers in a male dominated industry: Sara Brooks interviews Catherine KuenzelHolly WoodenHira Reddy , and Lynn Johns to gain their insights on industry trends, best practices on getting your voice heard, how to get involved and give back, and remaining true to your values. We will explore what Diversity and Inclusion looks like at Microsoft and how you can ignite this culture within your team. You’ll walk away with perspective as an ally and/or tips and tricks on navigating the Federal space as a woman in IT.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Healthcare
REGISTER HERE FOR THIS SESSION! The superpower of artificial intelligence (AI) is fast, detailed and high-volume data analysis that has the potential to make high quality healthcare more accessible and affordable.But, how will AI impact the human aspect of healthcare? Could AI eventually replace doctors? In this exciting live debate, AI experts Jim Stolze and Nell Watson will explore these questions and more.Both experts are members of the AI faculty of the prestigious Singularity University in Silicon Valley.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

SNG Live: Data & Machine Learning
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In an era dominated by unprecedented challenges for state and local government as well as higher education institutions, data and machine learning are an increasing focus for technology leaders. Now, as the coronavirus pandemic begins to define a new normal for government, data and machine learning has the chance to drastically change the government technology workforce in a big way.

This SNG Live virtual event will bring together voices of the future of government movement for a conversation on how they’re continuing to embrace change, innovate and look toward what’s next.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Virtual

3:00pm EST

Inspire Educators Workshop
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The VIRTUAL Inspire Educators Workshops – presented by AstraZenecaDiscovery Education, and the U.S. Department of Defense, with participating workshop partners Illumina and Thermo Fisher Scientific – is a special event for educators designed to inspire and equip teachers with the most current and innovative STEM learning tools for the classroom. Industry leaders will share their STEM perspectives and resources while implementing realistic teaching models.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

Towards Building New AI Using Neuromorphic Computing Systems
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Deep learning models define the landscape of AI today and have resulted in a great deal of success in enabling new capabilities in intelligent data processing that have made a big impact on society. Intel is actively involved in developing hardware products to support these models. However, these models are still limited in many ways and there is a need to drive research in new directions to further enhance their capabilities. One such path is to explore principles of how the brain computes and use that to develop novel neuromorphic algorithms and systems that may help to achieve these new capabilities. In this talk, I will provide a historical overview of the AI landscape and highlight some of the challenges facing the field. I will then provide an overview of neuromorphic computing at Intel as an alternate option and highlight examples where this form of computing excels relative to AI models of today.

Narayan Srinivasa is an expert in machine learning and neuromorphic computing and its applications to solve real world problems. He Is currently with Intel Labs as Director of Machine Intelligence Research Programs and a Senior Principal Engineer. Until recently, he was the CTO of Eta Compute, developing energy efficient AI applications for edge devices. Prior to Eta Compute, Dr. Srinivasa was at Intel Labs as Chief scientist and was the chief architect for the 14 nm Loihi neuromorphic chip with on-chip learning. Before Intel, he was a Principal Scientist and Director for the Center for Neural and Emergent Systems at HRL and served in various
capacities including the principal investigator for DARPA programs SyNAPSE, Physical Intelligence, UPSIDE. He was the Principal Investigator on several programs within HRL on topics ranging from sensing and robotics, adaptive control, autonomous vehicles and biologically inspired systems for both Boeing and General Motors. Dr. Srinivasa has 79 issued patents and published over 94 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Reports about his work have appeared in The Economist, MIT Technology Review, Wired Magazine, IEEE Spectrum and Forbes among others. Dr. Srinivasa has a Ph. D. from the University of Florida and was a Beckman Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Virtual

8:00pm EST

Machine Learning Design Patterns Book Launch Event
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Design patterns capture best practices and solutions to recurring problems. Join us for the great talks and AMA, by the authors of the newly released O’Reilly book “Machine Learning Design Patterns”, covering solutions to common challenges in Data Preparation, Model Building, and MLOps. Lak, Sara and Michael will introduce three of these tried-and-proven methods to help engineers tackle problems that frequently crop up during the ML process. And we will wrap up the event with AMA (Ask Me Anything).

There will be a Kahoot quiz with top 5 winners getting a free copy of the book.

TALKS

The Bridged Schema pattern, Valliappa Lakshmanan
When an input provider makes improvements to their data feed, it often takes time for enough data of the improved schema to be collected for us to adequately train a replacement model. The Bridged Schema pattern allows us to use as much of the newer data as is available, but augment it with some of the older data to improve model accuracy.

The Rebalancing pattern, Sara Robinson
Many real-world datasets are not perfectly balanced, and it’s important to address this throughout the ML process – in data analysis, model development, and in production. The Rebalancing pattern provides various approaches for handling datasets that are inherently imbalanced.

The Continued Model Evaluation pattern, Michale Munn
This pattern handles the common problem of detecting when a deployed model is no longer fit-for-purpose. This pattern addresses the problems of data and concept drift by regularly evaluating your model, and using these results to determine if retraining is necessary.

SPEAKERS

Valliappa Lakshmanan @lak_gcp
Lak is Global Head for Data Analytics and AI Solutions on Google Cloud. His team builds software solutions for business problems using Google Cloud's data analytics and machine learning products.

Sara Robinson @SRobTweets
Sara Robinson is a developer advocate on the Google Cloud team focusing on ML. She inspires developers and data scientists to integrate ML through demos, online content, and events.

Michael Munn
Mike is an ML solutions engineer in Google Cloud. He helps customers design, implement, and deploy machine learning models and teaches the ML Immersion Program in Google's Advanced Solutions Lab.

Wednesday November 18, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST
Virtual
 
Thursday, November 19
 

8:00am EST

Artificial Intelligence International Impact on Economy and Society
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This webinar examines the current and potential impact of artificial intelligence on the economy and society.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already a widespread technology, affecting every aspect of our daily life. Even though it is, as yet, no more than a machine or program performing a narrow range of tasks efficiently, it already does so as well as or even better than humans. Some experts are hailing this spectacular improvement in AI capacity, but others are concerned. AI is a double-edged sword: it can either protect or damage people depending on how it is used. Technologies, including AI, are intrinsically neutral, and it is humans (both developers and users) who determine the purposes to which AI is put. With the help of AI, we can develop new materials and vaccines faster, manage internet traffic more efficiently, and boost production efficiency. AI however can also generate unexpected economic and social turmoil, such as disruptive industrial restructuring entailing unemployment and widening income inequality, malicious use by terrorists, privacy breaches, and violations of human dignity. We are now receiving AI with conflicting emotions, hopes and fears. Humans are especially afraid of AI because it is not just relieving us of long and hard physical labour, but it is also beginning to substitute human intelligence (our brain functions).

Recognizing the potential dual impacts of AI on economy and society, TP recently published the very special issue on “Artificial intelligence, economy and society,” this webinar summons seven authors of the special issue to continue their unfinished discussions. We cordially invite you to this timely international forum.

Thursday November 19, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am EST
Virtual

11:00am EST

National Security and Artificial Intelligence: How Export Controls and CFIUS Reviews Impact AI Trade and Investment
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As artificial intelligence promises to transform society beyond the wildest dreams of science fiction enthusiasts, it has drawn the attention of U.S. government regulators seeking to preserve U.S. technological leadership and promote national security interests. The U.S. Department of Commerce has identified AI as an “emerging” technology that could become subject to strict restrictions on exports to certain countries, including China and Russia. Meanwhile, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) continues to ramp up scrutiny of foreign investments in high-tech U.S. businesses, including in the AI field. Linking the two regulatory regimes is a keen policy focus on protecting U.S. national security, and a U.S. interest in preventing geopolitical rivals from obtaining advanced U.S. technology.

Join Mario Mancuso, Anthony Rapa, and Luci Hague of Kirkland & Ellis for a discussion of how export controls and CFIUS might impact the AI industry.

Speakers:
Mario Mancuso, P.C., Partner
Anthony Rapa, Partner
Luci Hague, Associate

Thursday November 19, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

11:00am EST

FedTalks - Day 3
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FedTalks, the largest annual gathering of C-suite leaders from tech, gov and academia is turning 11 this year and will be bigger than ever. This year FedTalks will be a digital experience featuring talks from the biggest names in tech around the country.

As the flagship event of National AI Week - a weeklong annual festival hosted by FedScoop from November 16-20, FedTalks will showcase influential leaders for daily lightning talks, keynotes, and fireside chats exploring ways we can use technology to transform government and overcome the biggest challenges facing our nation.

Thursday November 19, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

Impact Summit Series: Artificial Intelligence
In the coming years. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will bring about transformative change to most, if not every aspect of humanity, presenting a range of challenges and opportunities. The federal government plays two critical roles with respect to AI: regulator and practitioner. As a regulator, it’s important that the government puts forth guidance and boundaries on what it means to use AI in a responsible manner, and aligns to our nation’s values. As a practitioner, the government should apply this transformative technology to enhance and support the many ways it serves the people of this country. In doing so, the federal government must keep the users in mind when deploying AI systems as they are a critical component.

But there are challenges in AI that include: building out the skills of the government workforce to be AI and data science ready, investing in technical infrastructure, and making sure its wealth of data is also ready to be used in an AI context. The government must face these challenges and opportunities head on to stay on the leading edge, sustain a competitive advantage on the global stage, and ensure the long-term prosperity of the United States. Part of doing so includes investing in, and applying AI, to solve government challenges, whether directly or indirectly impacting the public.

Hosted by GSA’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS), this seventh event of the Impact Summit Series is on November 19, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ET. We’ll share how agencies are solving their problems and challenges through the application of AI. In this webinar, you’ll learn how the government is tackling these challenges and taking advantage of what AI systems have to offer.

Thursday November 19, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

Women's Health Tech Challenge - Women's Entrepreneurship Day
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The second HITLAB Women's Health Tech Initiative Challenge in 2020 calls on FemTech innovators to pitch their disruptive healthcare solutions in New York City on November 19th, Women's Entrepreneurship Day.
The HITLAB Women's Health Tech Challenge began in 2018, focusing on emerging technology applications and systems that improve medical care and the provision of healthcare among women worldwide, an industry slated to reach $50B by 2025.

Join us at Pitch Day to see five finalists pitch live and network with industry leads representing the entire digital health ecosystem. The event will feature an Innovators Showcase Powered by Goodwin Procter, Panel Discussions, Breakout Groups, Innovator Pitches, and a surprise Keynote Speaker!

Details Below

Prizes:
1st Place - $10,000.00 GRAND PRIZE sponsored by Goodwin Procter LLP
2nd Place - $20,000.00 in kind legal services from Goodwin Procter LLP
3rd Place - Health Innovation Alliance Award
- 1 Year Membership in the Health Innovation Alliance
- $15,000.00 in-kind services of direct government affairs consulting services
Sponsored by Horizon Government Affairs
4th Place - NIHUB Women’s Health Tech Innovation Award
- 1 year premium membership in Nursing Innovation Hub
- $5,000 in-kind services including tailored team strategy, design, and consulting
Sponsored by Nursing Innovation Hub
5th Place - Women’s Health Tech Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award
- Media exposure package from Women of Wearables valued at $1,000.00
- One 1-Year Premium WoW Membership
Bonus Prize Opportunities:
$5,000.00 Bonus Prize for companies with innovations in maternal health care or contraception that are addressing the needs of underserved communities (women of color, Medicaid, low-income women). Sponsored by Rhia Ventures.
- $2,500.00 Bonus Prize for Best Diagnostic Innovation, Sponsored by DigitalDx Ventures.
November 19, 2020 - 2pm-6pm EST -Women's Entrepreneurship Day
Topline Event Day Agenda (4 hours)*
*Subject to change

Master of Ceremonies:
Susan Solinsky
Chief Growth Officer, Ellipsis Health
Founding LP, How Women Invest
2:00 PM - Opening Remarks & Welcome from HITLAB
Susan Solinsky, Women’s Health Tech Challenge Director, Chief Growth Officer, Ellipsis Health + Founding LP, How Women Invest
Nina Roth, Women’s Health Tech xxx , + MPH Candidate at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
2:05 PM - Introduction (Sponsor 5th Place Prize) - Women of Wearables – CEO & Co-Founder Marija Butkovic
2:15 PM - Innovator Showcase Powered by Goodwin Procter: TMRW (15 min + 5 min Q&A) (Sponsor 1st and 2nd Place Prize)
2:35 PM - Panel Discussion: Funding Underrepresented Female Founders, moderated by Stefanie Beasley, Founder Silicon Valley Women’s Leadership Initiative + General Partner BMC Media, Former President & Editorial Director @ GENTRY Magazines (20 min + 10 min Q&A)
Julie Castro Abrams — General Partner How Women Invest, CEO How Women Lead
Shelly Kapoor Collins — VC + Founder Shatter Fund
Michele Colucci, J.D. — General Partner DigitalDx Ventures
Noosheen Hashemi — Founder January.ai
Deepa Pakianathan PhD — Managing Partner Delphi Ventures
3:05 PM - Inspirational Leader: Wendy Diamond, CEO & Founder Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization
3:15 PM - WHTC: Live Pitch Competition (Each pitch 10 min + 5 min Q&A: 75 min total)
4:30 PM - Keynote Speaker: Julia Cheek, CEO & Founder at Everlywell (15 mins)
4:45 PM - Four Simultaneous Breakout Groups (25 min)
CJ Frogozo, VP of PR and Community at Thinx Inc.
Dr. Elizabeth Rochin, President, National Perinatal Information Center, and Carole Klove, General Counsel & Chief Nursing Officer, Elemeno Health (NIHUB), (4th Place Prize Sponsors)
Elise Mortenson, Director of Research and Marketing at HTD Health (WHT Executive Committee)
Alison Wlis, Vice President of Strategy at Horizon Government Affairs (3rd Place Prize Sponsors)
5:10 PM – Winners Announced by HITLAB (15 min)
Bonus Prizes Announced
Jill Parker, Director of Development & Investor Engagement of Rhia Ventures
Michele Colucci, Co-founder/Managing Partner of DigitalDx Ventures.
5:25 PM - Close-out & Thank you led by HITLAB (10 min)
5:40 PM - Virtual Networking & Happy Hour (20 mins) - Optional
- Sign up by sector

Finalist Bootcamp
The five companies that are selected to pitch on Challenge Day - November 19, 2020 - are expected to participate in a special training program, or “Virtual Bootcamp," for 1-2 hours daily the week before the pitch. The mentorship-driven Virtual Bootcamp creates an ecosystem for Finalists of the Women's Health Tech Challenge to receive expert guidance and support from industry leaders and VCs. Designed as a blend of workshops and one-on-one office hours, Finalists will collaborate with mentors to perfect their pitches and expand their entrepreneurial expertise.

Thursday November 19, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual

3:00pm EST

Inspire Educators Workshop
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The VIRTUAL Inspire Educators Workshops – presented by AstraZenecaDiscovery Education, and the U.S. Department of Defense, with participating workshop partners Illumina and Thermo Fisher Scientific – is a special event for educators designed to inspire and equip teachers with the most current and innovative STEM learning tools for the classroom. Industry leaders will share their STEM perspectives and resources while implementing realistic teaching models.

Thursday November 19, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

Maryland AI Roundtable Discussion: AI Promise and Reality
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The November session will be a TEDCO Maryland AI Roundtable discussion of AI Promise and Reality. This will be a fully participatory, moderated discussion session. Contact facilitator Seth Grimes at [masked] if there are topics you'd like to raise.

TEDCO is the Maryland Technology Development Corporation. For more on the AI Roundtable, visit https://www.tedcomd.com/roundtables/artificial-intelligence-roundtable .

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Thursday November 19, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Virtual

5:00pm EST

Webinar: Breaking Into Product Management by Google Sr AI/ML PM
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What does it take to be hired as a Product Manager? How can you leverage your current skills to make the transition? There are a few things you need to learn about before you make the switch. Whether you come from marketing, UX/UI, engineering, or even business, you need to know a few things first.
Main takeaways:
  • a mindset shift - start thinking about the users
  • you need to know your frameworks (frameworks for road mapping etc.)
  • how to approach the Product Management interviews
Speaker: Marily Nika is a Speech AI Product Manager at Google. She also works for Harvard Business School as a Product Manager Instructor and Teaching Fellow.

Thursday November 19, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Virtual

6:00pm EST

Cascad.AI: Ethical AI Adoption Around the Globe
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Join our speakers from around the world as they discuss the steps they've taken to protect their organizations, customers, and communities in the adoption and deployment of artificial intelligence.

Presentations:
  • AI Register for Cities and Public Sectors
  • Principles to Practice: The Role of the Public Sector
  • Canada's Efforts Towards Ethical AI
  • Indigenous Data Sovereignty in AI 













Thursday November 19, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Virtual
 
Friday, November 20
 

9:00am EST

CX and AI in 2021: What to Expect and How To Get Ready
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In this hands-on workshop with Dave Cherry, we'll discuss the concept of "customer experience" and why it is so important to prepare for 2021. We will explore the customer experience attributes of your favorite brands and of our host, Brick House Blue. We'll identify gaps, discuss how to build a strategy to close them, and prepare you to lead this effort in your organization and the impact of AI, as we near the end of 2020, and the start of a new year.. and new opportunities.

A little about your speaker: Dave Cherry, principal of Cherry Advisory, LLC, is a thought leader, executive strategist and speaker. He helps clients in the customer experience industry (that's everyone with customers) define a customer experience strategy, enabled by innovation and measured/informed by analytics that drives deep relationships and connections with customers.

He is a member of the International Institute of Analytics Expert Panel, serves on three Advisory Boards (Women in Analytics, CbusRetail, and Mive), and is the Co-Producer of the Digital Solutions Gallery at the Ohio State University.

Dave has worked with and for leading organizations such as LBrands, Polo Ralph Lauren, Easton Town Center, Ascena Retail Group, Journeys, DSW, Disney, Alliance Data, Nationwide Insurance, AEP, Huntington Bank, Cardinal Health, OhioHealth, Deloitte Consulting and Price Waterhouse. He holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Friday November 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Virtual