Azure Gov Meetup: How AI is creating what’s next in government

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As AI emerges from research labs and IT back offices and into the mainstream, the transformational possibilities of AI for both businesses and government are enormous. According to the Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence, released earlier this year, "AI promises to drive growth of the United States economy, enhance our economic and national security, and improve our quality of life."

To discuss how AI is creating what’s next in government, be sure to RSVP and join us Wednesday, April 24 from 6 – 8:30 p.m., at 1776 Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.

During this event you’ll hear from leading experts on AI in government who will discuss:
• How government is using AI today and its vision of the future
• Best practices and challenges for government with AI
• Innovative AI solutions along with exciting demos

Agenda & Directions:

6:00 PM - 6:35 PM
Check-in and Networking

6:35 PM - 6:40 PM
Welcome Remarks
* Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government
* Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS & Microsoft MVP

6:40 PM - 7:20 PM
Knowledge Mining with Azure AI (Presentation with Demos)
Abstract: Learn how to use artificial intelligence to turn data into knowledge. Then use that knowledge as a force multiplier empowering your organization to achieve its mission with greater impact.

* Uche Adegbite, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Government
* Kevin Tupper, Tech Solutions Professional, AI, Microsoft

7:20 PM - 8:00 PM
How AI is Creating What’s Next in Government (panel discussion)
Hear leading experts discuss how government is using AI today along with its vision of the future. This interactive discussion will also cover best practices and challenges as well as opportunities for Q&A.

* Dominic Delmolino, CTO, Accenture Federal Services
* Michael Mitchell, Program Manager, Enterprise Data Management, Defense Security Service (DSS)
* Vijay Mehra, Principal Consultant, KYM Advisors, Inc.
* Robert Shelton, CTO, National Security Group, Microsoft Federal
* Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government (Moderator)

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Our meetups are free, open to the public and provide excellent networking opportunities and refreshments. Please help us spread the word about this community and event by inviting your colleagues and connections, too!

Getting There:

1776 Crystal City
2231 Crystal Drive, #1000 (10th Floor)
Arlington, VA 22203

The closest metro stop is Crystal City (yellow & blue lines). 1776 is about a 7 minute walk from the station (you can also walk through the Crystal City Shops “Underground” and make most of the trip indoors - follow signs to “23rd Street”).

The 1776 building has an underground parking deck on 23rd Street S and Crystal Drive, right at the intersection. When you enter the parking lot, turn left following signs to the restaurant “Ruth’s Chris". Make sure to park in the green zone to access our building directly (if you’re not sure, the pillars have the building address on them as well).