AI in Action — Trends Powering Your Career, Tech, Team and Mission Forward

AI in Action:
Trends Powering Your Career, Tech, Team, and Mission Forward

Free In-Person Event | Attendees Can Earn 1 CPE Credit

Wednesday, July 24 | 8:00-11:30 a.m. ET
Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Registration Is Free & Open to Everyone

You’ve probably heard 1,000 news stories over the past few months about how AI, specifically Generative AI, will transform the way we work. But that talk has been largely theoretical.

So what’s currently happening on the ground in government agencies regarding AI, and what’s on the AI priority list?

Join us in-person on July 24, 2024, from 8:00–11:30 AM ET at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C. to hear from government and industry leaders about the AI use cases that are currently making a difference in government and how they expect to see AI evolve over the coming years.

Additionally, catch up in person with your government peers, enjoy a free breakfast and get a professional headshot taken!

Who should attend?

  • Government employees looking to grow their skillsets and careers to support the future of government.
  • Those interested in learning the top trends in government technology, policy and career planning.

What will you learn?

  • Real-world examples from agencies using AI to bring more efficiency, tighter security and better processing to their organizations.
  • Insights from government and industry leaders on how they make strategic AI planning decisions. 
  • The biggest AI pain points that exist for government agencies.


[8:00-9:00 a.m. ET] Networking Breakfast, Headshots and a GovLoop Welcome
Check in, grab a coffee and breakfast, network with fellow govies and get a free headshot taken by our photographer. We are so excited to welcome you!

[9:00-9:20 a.m. ET] 3 Ways AI Will Change the Way You Work 
  • Taka Ariga, Chief Data Scientist and Director of Innovation Lab, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Where will the rubber meet the road when it comes to your career and AI? In this keynote, learn from a government leader about the top three ways AI will change your career trajectory.

[9:20-9:45 a.m. ET] How AI Will Transform Constituent Services
  • Manuel Xavier Lugo, CAPT, SC, USN, Head of AI Initiatives and Capability Delivery and Task Force Lima Commander, OSD Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office
AI-powered bots can offload work from call center staff by capturing key information, providing answers to common questions or guiding constituents through common processes. Bots also can support call center staff as they interact directly with constituents. In this panel, you will hear use cases from government and industry leaders about how AI impacts their constituent services.

[9:45-10:10 a.m. ET] AI and Cybersecurity — A Perfect Match?
  • Amy Hamilton, Visiting Faculty Chair, Department of Energy, National Defense University
  • Rhett Krulla, Chief Technology Officer, Homeland Security Division, Microsoft Federal
AI can automate everything from threat detection and incident response to freeing up human analysts’ time to focus on more critical risks. In this panel, you will hear from government and industry leaders as they share specific examples of how AI and cybersecurity can work together to make organizations more secure.

[10:10-10:25 a.m. ET] Break

[10:25-10:50 a.m. ET] AI’s Deep Dive on Data
  • Mark Wheeler, Director of AI, Data & Analytics Center of Excellence, GSA
  • Nick Psaki, Federal Principal Technology Strategist, Pure Storage
  • Stephen Tuomey, Data Center Compute Executive, Dell Technologies
Data is the foundation of AI. But to be successful, AI needs data to be accurate, secure and managed — hence enhanced data governance policies. In this panel, you will hear from government and industry leaders about the key elements for a strong data management foundation and what they would change.

[10:50-11:10 a.m. ET] Taking the Mundane Work out of Your Day
  • Keegan Mills, HQE/Engineering and Cyber Technology Lead, Marine Corps Systems Command
  • Gaine Nazareth, Solution Consulting Leader – U.S. Defense Department, ServiceNow
AI can automatically capture data from applications, claims and other digital or paper forms, validate the information, flag potential problems and forward for additional review as needed. In this panel, government and industry experts will explain how to use AI to eliminate the annoying manual tasks that take up so much of your time.

[11:10-11:30 a.m. ET] GovLoop Wrap Up

Until we meet again, stay connected, stay inspired, and keep innovating!




Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20001

  1. The closest metro stops are:
    • Metro Center Station on the red, blue, orange and silver lines (7-minute walk from the hotel).
    • Gallery Place-Chinatown Station on the red, green and yellow lines (7-minute walk from the hotel).
  2. Parking: Street parking and paid parking will be available on-site. Parking fees are not included in your registration.