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2024 Impact AI Summit

May 16 | 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Group of panelists with a moderator at 2023's Impact AI


May 16, 2024
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center
8100 Innovation Park Dr
Fairfax, VA 22031

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This year’s focus for Impact AI is Realizing the Value of AI: Strategies, Challenges, and Opportunities and will provide invaluable insights, networking opportunities, and actionable strategies that will help shape the future of your organization’s AI initiatives.

NVIDIA’s own Anthony Robbins will be the keynote speaker and will be joined by a comprehensive lineup of experts.

Generative AI Art Contest

Thank you to those that submitted your art, the deadline for submission has passed.

Winners will be announced during the Impact AI event, where their exceptional artwork will be shared and celebrated with the entire NVTC community.


8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration and Networking
8:45 – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
9:00 – 10:15 AM Fostering Responsible AI through Audit and Traceability

Understanding how to implement ethical and responsible AI systems is vital for your organization’s accountability and trust. This panel explores the new directives, tools, and expectations for ensuring AI is ethically and responsibly developed and deployed. The session will open with vision, perspective, and actionable guidance from the DoD Acting Lead for Responsible AI, Dr. Matthew Kuan Johnson, and the Responsible AI Institute’s Head of Global Partnerships and Growth, Alyssa Lefaivre Škopac, before transitioning to the broader panel discussion.

Shivani Desai, Space Sector Data & AI Architect, Northrop Grumman
Dr. Matthew Johnson, Acting Chief of Responsible AI, Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO), U.S. Department of Defense
Alyssa Lefaivre Škopac, Head of Global Partnerships and Growth, Responsible AI Institute

Dr. David Prakash, 
Director, AI Governance, Booz Allen

10:15 – 10:30 AM Networking Break
10:30 – 11:15 AM Revolutionizing Healthcare with AI

This panel brings together healthcare industry thought-leaders to discuss AI’s potential to improve diagnoses, treatment, and patient outcomes. This conversation will cover the promises of AI, while also weighing ethical, privacy, and regulatory challenges.

Aneesh Chopra, President, CareJourney
Sean Harrison, Chief Analytics Officer, Acentra Health
Mouneer Odeh, VP Analytics, Inova Health System

Marc Ruggiano
, Inaugural Director of the UVA Darden Collaboratory for Applied Data Science, University of Virginia

11:20 – 12:05 PM Operationalizing AI: Putting AI to Work

This panel of real-world AI practitioners will explain how AI is put to work. They will share examples, insights and lessons learned. They will also recommend immediate actions required for the successful deployment of AI, how to overcome obstacles typically encountered, and how to achieve more effective collaboration between industry and government.

Patrick Hall, Principal Scientist, Hallresearch.ai
Martin Klein, VP Analytics and AI, ECS Federal
Pragyansmita Nayak, Chief Data Officer, Hitachi Vantara Federal
Jacob Rank, Sr. Director Product Management, Appian

Doug McElhaney, Partner, McKinsey

12:05 – 12:55 PM Lunch & Generative AI Art Contest Announcement
1:00 – 1:30 PM Keynote Speaker: 

Anthony Robbins, VP North America Public Sector, NVIDIA

NVIDIA’s pioneering advancements in graphic processing units (GPUs) and AI technologies play a pivotal role in significantly modernizing U.S. federal government operations and advancing strategic initiatives.

1:35 – 2:20 PM Frontiers of Innovation: AI, Space, and Quantum

This panel explores how AI is accelerating two high growth industries of increasing importance: space and quantum. AI continues to create new business opportunities for existing companies and startups who are investing in space and quantum. Panelists will explain the importance of AI’s role in these complex domains. They will highlight the opportunities, challenges, and the vast potential we expect in the future.

Andrew Black, Lead for Emerging Tech, AWS
Gabe Chang, Account Technical Leader, Quantum Ambassador, IBM
Nick Kamin, Technical Director, Science, Technology and Research Directorate, U.S. Space Force
Enayet Shabon, Executive Emerging Technologies and Solutions, Peraton

Rob Ruyak, Business Development, Sales & Partnerships, Aerospace & Satellite Solutions, AWS

2:25 – 3:10 PM Future Forward: Looking Ahead!

To wrap up the day, industry thought-leaders will predict what emerging technologies we can anticipate over the next five years. They will examine AI’s impact across many different industries and how to mitigate social challenges in adopting these technologies, such as the changing nature of human-AI collaboration.

Morgan Kaplan
, Senior Policy Lead, Palantir Technologies
Sherry Marcus, Director Applied Science, AWS
Jason Payne, CTO, Microsoft Federal
Oliver Sadorra, Chief Growth Officer, Dark Wolf Solutions

David Gagliano, Vice President, Booz Allen

3:10 – 4:30 PM Networking Reception


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