Welcome and Opening Remarks
Stephanie Kostro, Executive Vice President of Policy, PSC
Panel 1: Modernizing Federal IT Services In Partnership With the Private Sector
As emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, quantum computing and migration to the cloud, are gaining practical applications in the services that federal contractors can provide the public sector, federal agencies must adapt contract requirements government-wide and utilize procurement approaches that allow them to leverage these new technologies faster in order to sustain and innovate their services in a competing cyber and technology environment.
This panel will highlight what emerging technologies federal agencies need from the private sector, where they are putting their time and resources in, where they are going in the next 2 to 3 years, and where the federal contracting community fits in. This panel will also showcase how rapid acquisition approaches can guide in that process and the impacts that those new contracting approaches will have on agency culture.
Gregory Allen, Chief of Strategy and Communications, Department of Defense Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC)
Jessica Clark, Acquisition Systems Team, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Robert S. Sutor, Chief Quantum Exponent, IBM
Sam Mulopulos, Director, Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus (Invited)
Moderator: Kristen Verderame, Vice President, Government Relations, NetApp