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POC - 5th Annual Artificial Intelligence Summit

5th Annual Artificial Intelligence Summit | Potomac Officers Club



The White House's AI Executive Order issued in October 2023 lays the groundwork for exponential AI growth in the federal sector after a year of particularly rapid development for the emerging technology. As the public sector meaningfully moves forward into an AI-enabled future, government leaders are working to harness the groundbreaking potential and innovation AI has to offer. 


Join the Potomac Officers Club’s 5th Annual AI Summit, where federal leaders and industry experts converge to explore the transformative power of artificial intelligence. Discover cutting-edge AI advancements, engage in dynamic discussions and forge strategic collaborations with key partners at this annual gathering of the movers and shakers in the field of AI.


AI leaders from CIA, DARPA, CDAO, OUSD (R&E), DHS and NGA are slated to keynote this must-attend AI event. Join us on March 21 to meet, learn from and network with the AI experts and leaders of tomorrow.


Thursday, March 21, 2024
7:00am - 4:30pm
Eastern Time Zone


Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park
3111 Fairview Park Dr,
Falls Church, VA 22042


LTG (Ret) Bob Ashley



Andrew Auerbach

Chief Architect, Mission Innovation

Amazon Web Services

Jeff Bohling

Chief Executive Officer

Empower AI

Vincent Bridgeman

Senior Vice President of National Security Services

Redhorse Corporation

Mark Brunner


Primer Federal, Inc.

David Carroll

Associate Director

U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Brandy Durham

Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Practice


Dr. Kathleen Fisher

Director of Information Innovation Office

Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)

Kyle Fox

Chief Technology Officer


Ravi Gourineni

Chief Delivery Officer

Fearless Digital

Dan Hudson

Senior Director of Applied Technologies


Alex Jaimes

Chief Scientist & SVP of AI


Dr. Matthew Johnson

Senior Technical Advisor, Responsible AI

Office of the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer [CDAO]

James Johnson

Program Executive Officer

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Martin Klein

Vice President, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence


David Larrimore Pending Approval

Executive Director of the Chief Technology Officer Directorate

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Holly Levanto

Director, Chief Technology Office

Booz Allen

George Linares


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Rachael Martin

Maven Office Director, NGA

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Ramesh Menon

Chief Technology Officer

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Michaela Mesquite

Acting Lead for Augmenting Intelligence using Machines

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Vinh Nguyen

Chief Responsible AI Officer

National Security Agency (NSA)

Bharat Patel

Product Lead for Project Linchpin


Dr. Jane Pinelis

Chief AI Engineer of the Applied Information Sciences Branch

Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL)

Lakshmi Raman

Director of Artificial Intelligence

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Dr. Nanda Ramanujam

Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives & AI Operations, CTO Office


Paul Scharre

Executive Vice President and Director, Studies

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Chris Shumeyko

Chief Technologist

Booz Allen

Dr. William Streilein

Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Matt Teschke

Chief Technology Officer

Redhorse Corporation

Stephen Wallace

Chief Technology Officer

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Nick Weir

Head of Federal Delivery

Yurts AI

Dr. Don Widener

Chief Technology Officer, Intelligence Solutions

BAE Systems


7:00am 8:00am

Networking Reception

8:00am 8:05am

Welcome and Introductions

8:05am 8:45am

Opening Keynote: Dr. Bill Streilein
Keynote Introducer: Jeff Bohling

8:45am 9:20am

Morning Keynote: Rachael Martin
Keynote Introducer: Vincent Bridgeman

9:20am 9:55am

Keynote: David Larrimore
Keynote Introducer: Martin Klein

9:55am 10:25am

Networking Break

10:25am 11:25am

Panel A: Leveraging Collaboration to Accelerate AI Adoption in the DoD: Dr. Matthew Johnson, Holly Levanto (Moderator), Dr. Jane Pinelis and Dr. Don Widener

10:25am 11:25am

Panel B: A Journey to AI: David Carroll, Ravi Gourineni and Martin Klein (Moderator)

11:25am 11:35am


11:35am 12:35pm

Panel A: Operationalizing AI in Government: Getting Things Done with Automation: Jeff Bohling (Moderator), Brandy Durham, James Johnson, George Linares and Stephen Wallace

11:35am 12:35pm

Panel B: Preparing Now for the Future of AI: Alex Jaimes, Matt Teschke (Moderator) and Nick Weir

12:35pm 1:15pm

Lunch Break

1:15pm 2:15pm

Panel A: Diagnosis in the Human Enterprise (Getting to leading indicator): Andrew Auerbach, Dan Hudson, Michaela Mesquite and Nanda Ramanujam (Moderator)

1:15pm 2:15pm

Panel B: Getting Left of Strategic Surprise: Adopting AI Advantages for an Unpredictable World: LTG (Ret) Bob Ashley, Mark Brunner (Moderator), Kyle Fox, Vinh Nguyen, Bharat Patel, Paul Scharre

2:15pm 2:45pm

Networking Break

2:45pm 3:20pm

Afternoon Keynote: Dr. Kathleen Fisher

3:20pm 3:55pm

Mid-Day Keynote:

3:55pm 4:30pm

Closing Keynote: Lakshmi Raman

4:30pm 4:35pm

Closing Comments

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