Agenda

All times ET and subject to change

8:30 AM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Opening Remarks

Welcome

Host & Moderator

Chris Riotta, Staff Writer, FCW

Description

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Chris Riotta, Staff Writer, FCW. 

8:35 AM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Opening Government Keynote

How the Department of the Air Force is Advancing Data and AI

Brigadier General John M. Olson, Chief Data and AI Officer, Department of the Air Force

Session Opening Remarks

Bill Sullivan, Vice President and General Manager, Denodo

Description

This session will address the Department of the Air Force leveraging ethical and responsible data and artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure mission readiness and superiority. Brigadier General John M. Olson will discuss the DAF’s focus on scaling innovation, utilizing measurable indicators, and providing enterprise-wide data services and enhanced security to support real-time authoritative data and integration of AI into DoD operations for optimal decision-making and success.

SPONSORED BY: DENODO

On Demand

9:00 AM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Master Class

Applying Data In Motion to Government

Will LaForest, Field CTO Americas and Public Sector, Confluent

Description

Data in motion architecture has gained rapid adoption since its advent over a decade ago.  It has served as the foundation for significant business transformation in industry and is enabling a similar process across government.  This session will explain what data in motion is and the ways it is being applied within government.

SPONSORED BY: CONFLUENT

On Demand

9:20 AM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Panel

How is the Federal Data Strategy Progressing?

Sean Plankey, Director of Cyber Missions, DataRobot

Pending Agency Approval

Tom Sasala, Chief Data Officer, Department of the Navy

Moderator

Lauren C. Williams, Senior Editor, FCW and Defense Systems

Description

The Federal Data Strategy was introduced two years ago. The Office of Management and Budget has since released several action plans to help agencies implement data governance, planning and infrastructure actions. How are those plans moving ahead and what’s coming?

SPONSORED BY: DATAROBOT

On Demand

10:00 AM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Break

COFFEE BREAK

Description

A chance to stretch your legs and refill your coffee!

10:10 AM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Executive Insights

Driving a Holistic Data Strategy

Michael R. Anderson, Chief Strategist, Public Sector, Informatica

Brian Merrick, Director, Cloud Program, Department of State

Moderator

Adam Mazmanian, Executive Editor, FCW

Description

Siloed data is data that can’t be used effectively. Agencies are learning to weave data into the fabric of their operations, allowing more efficient and secure access across the organization. 

SPONSORED BY: INFORMATICA

On Demand

10:40 AM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Exclusive Interview

Fostering a Data-Driven Culture

Kristen Wilson, Deputy Director, Government-wide Category Management, General Services Administration

Moderator

Anne Armstrong, VP, Strategic Alliances, GovExec

Description

Finding and keeping technical talent, understanding how data should cross the organization, evangelizing the importance of data, and backing it up with capabilities, are all part of the complex culture of advancing data analytics. Fostering the development and sustainment of a data-driven culture is almost as important as data itself.

On Demand

11:10 AM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Master Class

Aligning Industry to The DOD Data Strategy and Adhering to the DOD Ethical Principles for Artificial Intelligence

Bill Washburn, Federal Chief Program Officer, MarkLogic

Description

SPONSORED BY: MARKLOGIC

On Demand

11:30 AM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Break

COFFEE BREAK

Description

A chance to stretch your legs and refill your coffee!

11:45 AM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Exclusive Interview

Mitigating Data Risk and Cyber Security

Robin E. McWhorter, Division Chief, Data Management, USCIS Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO)

Host & Moderator

Chris Riotta, Staff Writer, FCW

Description

What are some of the things agencies should be considering to protect their data and data privacy from growing threats? 

On Demand

12:15 PM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Panel

How to Fight Analysis Paralysis

Ryan Korn, Senior Cloud Architect & Program Manager, Department of Commerce

Dave Lopez, Supervisory Data Scientist, General Services Administration

Nicholas Speece, Chief Federal Technologist, Snowflake

Moderator

Natalie Alms, Staff Writer, FCW

Description

Government agencies, faced with a rising tide of data and analytics capabilities, have a tough job deciding how to start and how to get optimal results. Advice and practical how-to’s to manage analysis paralysis.

SPONSORED BY: SNOWFLAKE

On Demand

12:55 PM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Closing Government Keynote

The Data Paradigm Shift…Let’s Look Under the Rock

Pending Agency Approval

Dorothy Aronson, Chief Information Officer & Chief Data Officer, National Science Foundation

Session Opening Remarks

Michael Adams, Director, Sales, Carahsoft

Description

For decades we have been collecting data for various purposes and reporting results from the data collected…and that data was GREAT.  Somehow, overnight, that same data just isn’t clean enough, complete enough, accessible enough…  What has changed?  Let’s look under the rock together and figure out where to go from here.

SPONSORED BY: CARAHSOFT

On Demand

1:25 PM ET

Wednesday, May 18

Closing Remarks

Thank You

Description

Thank you for joining us!