Driving IoT and Edge Innovation in Gov

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The next wave of computing is taking shape around us – from smart devices and sensors that can speak, listen and action; to compute-enabled in remote parts of the globe – without requiring always-on connectivity to the cloud to make real-time, insightful decisions. This is the intelligent edge, and it’s defining the next wave of innovation and how organizations will address some of the world’s most pressing problems.

To gain insights on the latest Internet of Things (IoT) and intelligent edge solutions transforming government, RSVP and join us for a Microsoft Azure Government Meetup, Driving IoT and Edge Innovation in Gov.

During this meetup you’ll hear about:
• Ways agencies are leveraging IoT and edge computing to keep up with the accelerated pace their mission demands
• Best practices to overcome security and adoption challenges
• How agencies with remote operations can access the information they need to make mission-critical decisions at the edge
• Plus, demos of some of the latest IoT and edge technologies

AGENDA (*subject to change)

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking & refreshments

6:35 PM – 6:40 PM Welcome & announcements

Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government
Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS

6:40 PM – 7:00 PM Intelligent Kiosk: Game of Thrones

Shelly Parker, Senior Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft Federal

7:00 PM – 7:25 PM FarmBeats - Democratizing AI for farmers around the world

Wole Moses, Director Federal Cloud Solutions, Microsoft Federal
Dr. Steven Mirsky, Research Scientist, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA

7:25 PM – 8:00 PM Panel: Driving IoT and Edge Innovation in Gov

Michael Killion, Senior Director & Program Manager, Marine Corps Programs
Jeffrey Voas, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Karina Homme, Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government (moderator)

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Wrap-up & networking

As always, there will be great networking opportunities and refreshments during our Meetup, which is FREE and open to the public.

Please be sure to invite your colleagues and connections to join, too.

We also invite you to check out and join our Microsoft Azure Gov DC user community on Meetup (www.meetup.com/DCAzureGov/). This dynamic community of over 2,700 members hosts monthly Meetups to share best practices in driving cloud innovation in government.


1776 at New America Building[masked]th St NW #900 (9th floor)
Washington, DC 20005

The closest metro stop is McPherson Square (yellow & blue lines). The New America building is about a 5-10 minute walk from the station.

There is no parking available in the building itself, however, there are several lots located near the building. The main three lots are located H Street NW between 14th and 15th with varying prices between $8-$16 after 5:30 pm. You can reference this link to find the most convenient and available parking.