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CGI Federal Innovation Center (Entrance Via Fairfax Drive)

1000 North Glebe Road

#9th floor

Arlington, VA 22201

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Artificial Intelligence: Disruption or Destruction?

Are you looking for more efficient ways to serve your customers? Can your government contracts be clearer, more accurate and compliant? Looking for better ways to service manufacturing equipment? Are you worried that AI can adversely impact your ethical posture?

During this forum of Artificial Intelligence thought leaders will discuss the benefits of this technological innovation, explore its application and assess the challenges, benefits and ethical repercussions in an interactive forum with expert leaders in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality technology.

Synopsis of the Seminar:

We live in a world of communication and miscommunication, exasperated by the information overload from various media outlets. These outlets provide us a varying view (their perception) of the world of AI and AR. The seminar intends to break the barriers and myths that may have been caused by information overload and give a practitioner view of AI and AR.

Seminar Overview and Takeaway

Attendees to the Seminar will be able to walk away with the knowledge of AI and answer the following questions

  • What is AI, what are their uses and how their power can be harnessed?

  • Impact of AI over business costs, efficiencies, accuracies, and productivity.

  • Ethical perceptions and how to address them.

  • Workforce enablement

  • Which barriers must be removed to take full advantage of AI.

  • Impact on corporate and government performance, fraud detection, loss mitigation, proposals and grant management.

What is AI – Artificial Intelligence? What is Augmented Reality?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions) and self-correction.

Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user's view of the real world, thus providing a composite view.

Pros and Cons of AI and AR

There are many benefits to using an AI, primarily reducing the error ratio and operating cost. We will explore and discuss the benefits or not, but we also intend to demonstrate two real-life applications in different industries (Natural Language Processing and Augmented Reality, and how the audience can reach their conclusions. The audience will also get their creative juices flowing on other areas where they can apply AI and AR. Our program features panelists is that they come from various walks of life, including Academics, Executive Leadership, Consulting, Product Development and have experience in both the Government and Commercial sector and applications.

Main Speaker:

*Jose Arrieta (Invited) currently serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Mr. Arrieta is an innovative leader and isn’t afraid of pushing the envelope to improve business functions by delivering cutting edge technology to solve the problems. Mr. Arrieta introduced a decentralized procurement platform using Blockchain and AI models that helps procurement specialists across HHS’s disparate agencies get to the best possible procurement strategy that benefits the Government the most. In his current role, Mr. Arrieta manages the IT infrastructure for HHS and its agencies.


Rama Sreenivasan, CoFounder & CEO, Blitzz

Swati Young, Founder, Technotch Solutions

Peet van Bijon, President and Owner, BMNP Strategies LLC

Suren Vadhaneeni, VP Digital Insights, CGI

Mallesh Murugesan, Founder & CEO, Abeyon and Co-Founder, Chirrp.ai


Sampath Morisetty, Director of Data Analytics & Innovation, Synectics


Venkat Kodumudi is the Practice Lead for Blockchain and Intelligent Automation for CGI’s US Strategic Business Unit. Venkat has 25+ years of IT experience as both a government leader and in the private sector. He worked in Homeland Security and currently, he is the Director of Innovation Programs for CGI Federal. blockchain, robotic process automation (RPA), DevSecOps, and IT service management to support the government in achieving mission objectives. He also co-chairs CGI Federal’s Blockchain Round-table. Mr. Kodumudi holds bachelors and masters degrees in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration.


Susana Marino is a founding member of the Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and provides strategic direction for the programs, and activities of Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - NOVAHCC delivering oversight for all organizational operations supporting the growth and prosperity of large and small businesses in northern Virginia. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies from the University of South Florida and graduated from NOVA Southeastern University with a Master of Science in Management and Administration of Educational Programs. She leads the committee for International Investment & Trade

How To Get There?

Metro: Ballston-MU Station (Orange & Silver Line)

Parking Garage Available across the street on Holiday Inn or back of the building.


Registration 1:00 PM to 1:30:PM

Welcoming Remarks and Speakers Introductions 1:40 PM to 2:00 PM

Panel Discussion 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Product Demonstration 3:45 – 4:30 PM

Q & A 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Networking 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

*CGI is a Federal Contractor and Photo ID is required to enter the building.

*Sponsorship Opportunities are available. To learn more please contact NOVA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at info@novahispanicchamber.com or call us at (703) 839-8140 our website is www.novahispanicchamber.com

THIS EVENT IS ORGANIZED BY Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in partnership with CGI Federal.

The U.S. tax code provides a tax deduction for certain work-related training and education expenses. To get the deduction, you must be working. If you are employed, you must itemize deductions on Schedule A or, if you are self-employed, claim the expense on Schedule C. Work-related education expenses are among miscellaneous deductions subject to a 2 percent income exclusion.

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