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Applied AI: Use cases of AI in business and government. 

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There are only a few organizations that understand how to utilize AI in their business.

This session offers practical business insights, trends organizations need to look out for and approaches and challenges of AI application implementation both in the government as well as commercial sectors.

6:00 - 6:30 pm - Networking
6:30 - 7:00 pm - Presentations by speakers
7:00 - 7:40pm - Panel discussion
7:40 - 8:00 pm - Audience questions

Speakers Bio:

Melonie Richey is an analytic methodologist by training and a technical program manager by trade. She currently manages a portfolio of AI/ML-focused programs for NT Concepts, a woman-owned National Security solutions company. Her portfolio spans deep learning and other machine learning approaches to computer vision, natural language processing, sensor data processing, and automation for federal agency clients. Ms. Richey earned a BA in Linguistics in 2011, an MS in Intelligence Studies and Information Science in 2014, a PMP in 2015, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate within George Mason University’s College of Science. Technical areas of expertise include network science, social network analysis, computational social science, and geospatial modeling. In her spare time, Ms. Richey enjoys international travel, video gaming, and the culinary arts. LinkedIn.

Frank La Vigne works at Microsoft as an AI Technology Solutions Professional where he helps companies achieve more by getting the most out of their data with analytics and AI. He also co-hosts the DataDriven podcast. He blogs regularly at and you can watch him on his YouTube channel, “Frank’s World TV” (FranksWorld.TV). Frank has extensive experience as a software engineer. You can find him on Twitter at @tableteer.