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2019 Emerging Technology Forum

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:30AM-5PM EDT
Venue Address: 
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St NW
Washington , DC 20001
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:30AM-5PM EDT
2019-06-05 07:30:00 2019-06-05 17:00:00 America/New_York 2019 Emerging Technology Forum See more details at: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St NW, Washington, DC
Venue Address: 
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St NW
Washington , DC 20001

Training Fees

Government: $0 until May 31, 2019
Industry: $395
Non-Member: $495

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Event Details


Title:  From local to global:  emerging technologies for the digital age


Mark Beall, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's (JAIC) Chief of Strategic Engagement and Policy, Department of Defense
Jamal El-Hindi, Deputy Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
Ambassador Robert L. Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State 
Frank Yiannas
, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy & Response, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


ACT-IAC's third Annual Forum will feature wide-ranging discussions among top executives, government leaders and industry experts on bold ideas, policies, and strategies to harness emerging technologies - including Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, Artificial Intelligence and other cognitive technologies - for advancing economic growth and inclusion, modernizing governments and industries, promoting safety and security, and ensuring U.S. and like-mind economies remain global leaders in innovation.  The forum will convene senior executives and practitioners from across industry and government to explore strategies, share learnings, and highlight approaches for enabling transformative innovations to respond to changing needs.


  • Inform participants on current applications and fit-for-purpose use cases for emerging technologies across industries and governments (federal, state, local, and international)
  • Generate a discussion on lessons learned from these applications and the policy and regulatory implications
  • Advance public, private, and cross-discipline collaboration for the continued advancement and appropriate application of emerging technologies across all mission spaces


Combiz Abdolrahimi, Emerging Technologies and Innovation Leader, Deloitte and Industry Co-Chair of the Emerging Technology Forum
Tiffany Angulo, Policy Advisor and Staff Co-Chair Congressional Blockchain Caucus
Jose Arrieta, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grants Acquisition Policy and Accountability, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Dr. Joshua Baron, Information Innovation Office, Defense Advanced Reserarch Projects Agency (DARPA)
Luis Borunda, Maryland Deputy Secretary of State
Jason Brett, Founder of Value Technology Foundation and Board Advisor for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
Edward Burrows, Robotics Process Automation (RPA) Program Manager, General Services Administration
Todd Hager, Vice President, Macro Solutions and Industry Chair of the Emerging Technology Community of Interest (COI)
Laura Gaviria Halaby, Chief Innovation Officer for Inter-American Development Bank's Innovation and Venture Arm
Justin Herman, Public Sector Director, Twilio
Shawnna Hoffman, Automotive, Aerospace and Defense Client Partner and Global Co-Lead of the IBM Cognitive Legal Practice, IBM
Susan Joseph, Founder, Principal, and Executive Director, Diversity in Blockchain, Inc. and former B3i North America Representative
Caitlin Long, Governor Appointee, Wyoming Blockchain Task Force
Adam Lusin, Director, U.S. Department of State
The Honorable Clemens Mantl (Minister Plenipotentiary), Director, Office of Science and Technology Austria (OSTA)
Alan McQuinn, Senior Policy Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
Meagan Metzer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dcode
John Piletich, International Relations Officer, International Communication and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State
Bill Rockwood, Financial and Technology Policy Advisor and Staff Co-Chair Congressional Blockchain Caucus
Scott Rembrandt, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury
Joel Robideaux, Mayor-President of Layfette, Louisiana
Charles Romine, Director, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Kristin Smith, Director of External Affairs, Blockchain Association
His Excellency Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United States
His Excellency Jonatan Vseviov, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the United States 
Mac Warner, West Virginia Secretary of State

Others to be announced shortly.






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