The 2024 GW Business & Policy Forum: Imagining the Future With AI




Policy and Industry Leaders Imagine the Future With Artificial Intelligence

April 2, 2024


An artificial intelligence boom is underway and accelerating at an exponential magnitude. The developments in big data and machine learning have now led to large language models that are rapidly paving the way toward the emergence of artificial generative intelligence (AGI).

What mechanisms and frameworks should we use to prepare for the future? How should these innovations materialize in markets around the globe? What safe and ethical practices could government and business leaders follow when integrating AI into their operations? During this second annual GW Business & Policy Forum, leading experts and practitioners and leaders from the private and public sectors will convene to discuss these questions and others that society must address, juxtaposed with the transformational benefits of AI for our economic and social welfare. Join us for the 2024 GW Business & Policy Forum: Imagining the Future with AI.

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Explore the dominant forces in emerging technology


Bridging our partnership and collaboration with government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the 2024 GW Business & Policy Forum brings together a wide variety of public and private sector backgrounds to discuss the most critical issues in artificial intelligence.

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As a preeminent, comprehensive global research university located in the heart of the U.S. capital, the George Washington University is uniquely suited to attract and convene the world’s top leaders in government, business and technology. By bringing together policy makers and industry experts from around the world, GW provides an unprecedented forum to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues, and encourages platforms to address them in unexpected, thought-provoking ways.

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Take advantage of a truly hands-on ideas forum


Forum attendees will not only hear from several of the most influential figures in artificial intelligence, but also enjoy a premier networking opportunity to engage with key players, collaborate on integrating new technologies, and act to manage AI risks.






Michael Akinwumi

Michael Akinwumi

Chief Responsible AI Officer, National Fair Housing Alliance

Read Dr. Akinwumi's Bio

Dr. Michael Akinwumi is the chief responsible AI officer at the National Fair Housing Alliance, leading the development and implementation of AI policies that ensure security, safety and trustworthiness of AI solutions in housing and lending. His work involves strategic oversight, stakeholder engagement, and advocacy for ethical AI practices. Previously, he specialized in governance engineering and machine learning in fintech, banking, and insurance. He is committed to living a life dedicated to serving others.

Dwayne Allen

Dwayne Allen

SVP and CTO, Unisys
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Dwayne Allen is the senior vice president and chief technology officer at Unisys. He has held past IT executive roles at Microsoft, Masonite International, Cummins, Fifth Third Bank, Wells Fargo, and Marriott International. Dwayne is a board director at Cross Country Healthcare and a past board director at KPIT. He was recognized in BoardProspects' 2024 list of 100 Black Board Directors Making a Difference, and won Florida CIO/CTO of the year in 2023. Dwayne earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, his MBA from the George Washington University, and completed the Yale University Leadership Program.

John Carlson

John Carlson

SVP, Cybersecurity Regulation and Resilience, American Bankers Association

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John Carlson is the SVP of cybersecurity regulation and resilience at the American Bankers Association (ABA). Prior to ABA, Carlson served in a variety of private and public sector roles in cybersecurity, op risk, regulatory compliance, public affairs, strategic planning, and management, including AWS, FS-ISAC, BITS, Morgan Stanley, OCC, OMB, and Federal Reserve. Carlson received a MPP from Harvard University and a BA from the University of Maryland.

Sameer Chowdhary

Sameer Chowdhary

Partner, McKinsey & Company

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Sameer Chowdhary is a partner in McKinsey's public sector practice and leads the AI/GenAI service line. He has also served healthcare and public sector clients on topics related to productivity, operations and technology to improve effectiveness/efficiency of processes. He is also a core leader in McKinsey’s transformation center of excellence in North America. Sameer has served organizations across the globe on these topics.

Jill Crisman

Jill Crisman

VP & Executive Director - Digital Safety Research Institute, UL Research Institutes

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Jill Crisman, Ph.D., is the vice president and executive director of the Digital Safety Research Institute at UL Research Institutes. She previously served as principal director for artificial intelligence in the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (Modernization) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, and as chief scientist for the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.

Yosha DeLong

Yosha DeLong

Global Head of Cyber, Mosaic Insurance

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Yosha R. DeLong is the global head of cyber at Mosaic Insurance, where she is responsible for the coordination, development, and oversight of the cyber line of business on a global basis. She has more than 27 years of experience in the insurance industry and is a frequent guest contributor and speaker to business publications and panels on cyber and artificial intelligence.

Brian Donnellan

Brian Donnellan

President & CEO, Bright MLS

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Brian Donnellan is the president and CEO of Bright MLS, the Mid-Atlantic multiple listing service that spans 40,000 square miles throughout Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Bright MLS’s approximately 104,000 real estate professionals serve more than 20 million consumers and completed approximately $121B in residential real estate transactions during 2022.

Erwin Gianchandani

Erwin Gianchandani

Assistant Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, NSF

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Dr. Gianchandani previously served the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) as the senior advisor for Translation, Innovation and Partnerships and the deputy assistant director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), twice serving as acting assistant director. Before joining NSF in 2012, Gianchandani was the inaugural director of the Computing Community Consortium. Gianchandani holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia. In 2021, he received the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award for sustained extraordinary accomplishment.
Kristie Grinnell

Kristie Grinnell

SVP & CIO, DXC Technology

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Kristie Grinnell is the senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for DXC Technology. She is responsible for leading business transformation including defining IT strategy for new digital capabilities and streamlining current operations. Kristie is a transformation executive with almost 25 years of experience driving change in public and privately held professional services companies. She has led four major IT transformations while overseeing changes to enterprise-wide technology, cyber and risk management, culture, skills and behaviors.

Matt Hayden

Matt Hayden

VP for Cyber and Emerging Threats, GDIT

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Matt Hayden serves as GDIT’s vice president for cyber and emerging threats. As a senior cyber executive within GDIT’s Intelligence and Homeland Security division, he is responsible for fostering trusted relationships with industry partners and key cyber executive government leadership, delivering cyber growth strategies, and advancing the company’s cyber thought leadership.

Andy Henson

Andy Henson

SVP - Digital Innovation Factory, SAIC

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Andy Henson is the senior vice president of SAIC’s Digital Innovation Factory. In this role, he oversees the operationalization of SAIC’s AI ecosystem including technical personnel, strategic partnerships and technology assets. Henson focuses on solving the complex challenges our country faces by leveraging mission-focused applications powered by the latest AI.

Quimby Kaizer

Quimby Kaizer

Principal, Federal Advisory, KPMG

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Quimby Kaizer is accomplished in managing large and complex projects with over two decades of management consulting experience. She has 20 years of experience in executive management, large-scale program management, business transformation, and operational improvement. Having worked in both the federal and commercial sectors, she applies her business, operations, analytics, and change-strategy consulting skills to understand complex Federal problems. A certified Lean Sigma Master Black Belt and Executive Coach, Quimby leads the Customer & Operations Service Network for KPMG’s Federal practice.

Dmitry Korolev

Dmitry Korolev

Principal, Security Risk Management, Verizon

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Dmitry Korolev is a cybersecurity specialist with more than 15 years of experience focusing on enterprise risk management. He is adept at building and maintaining cybersecurity programs, proposing tailored strategy solutions, and realizing company security, IT compliance, and privacy objectives. His background comes from performing system assurances and risk assessments for web applications and infrastructures within the financial, telecommunications, crypto, technology and federal sectors. He is a graduate of the George Washington University and Syracuse University.

Kalyan Krishnamurthy

Kalyan Krishnamurthy

CEO, Flipkart Group
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Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the CEO of Flipkart Group. He has led various charters at Flipkart since his association with the company and was appointed CEO in January 2017. Kalyan has played a pivotal role in shaping the consumer internet business in India. He is responsible for driving growth and operations for the business across the country with a vision to democratize e-commerce in India. Kalyan holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.
Danny Leipziger

Danny Leipziger

Prof. of International Business, The George Washington University School of Business

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Danny Leipziger is managing director of The Growth Dialogue and former vice president at the World Bank. He also served on the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff at the Dept. of State. He has published extensively on international economics, development, and finance, and taught graduate and undergraduate courses at GWSB. He is a frequent guest columnist and speaker on issues concerning the global economy. Dr. Leipziger has a Ph.D. in economics from Brown University.

Gary Lynch

Gary Lynch

Global Practice Leader & CTO - Healthcare and Life Sciences, Verizon Business Group

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Gary Lynch is the global practice leader and CTO for the Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical for Verizon Business Group. Gary has 25 years experience leading digital transformation initiatives throughout the health ecosystem. Prior to focusing on health IT, he worked within the provider and payer markets in both the clinical and financial areas. Gary holds a B.S. in Dietetics and a master's in healthcare administration.

Joel Minton

Joel Minton

CTO, Google Public Sector

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Joel Minton leads the Office of the CTO for Google Public Sector, a U.S. team of technology executives and senior engineers. Joel engages with US government executives to deliver new technology, maximizing technical capabilities and constituent outcomes. Prior to Google, Joel worked in the White House founding and delivering, a government identity platform. He has 25 years experience leading engineering teams at leading Silicon Valley companies.

Tiffany Moore

Tiffany Moore

SVP of Political and Industry Affairs, Consumer Technology Association

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As the senior vice president of Political and Industry Affairs at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), Tiffany M. Moore leads advocacy efforts at the federal level on issues that affect the consumer technology industry. Tiffany also drives the association’s political strategy and programs and the Industry Affairs portfolio at the intersection of technology and the workforce.

LaQuandra Nesbitt

LaQuandra Nesbitt

Executive Director, Center for Population Health Sciences and Health Equity

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LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH, is a board-certified family physician with more than a decade of experience leading population health initiatives in governmental public health agencies. Most recently, she served as the director of DC Health and led the District’s COVID-19 pandemic response. In this role, she mobilized organizations and community to implement innovative solutions to promote health and wellness and achieve health equity.

Mark Newsome

Mark Newsome

VP and Managing Client Partner, Veterans Affairs & Military Health, IBM

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Mark Newsome is the vice president and managing client partner for the Veterans Affairs and Military Health System within IBM Consulting. Mark is an IBM Industry Diamond/Industry Academy member, and a Fellow with the IBM Center for The Business of Government. Mark served 25 years as a U.S. Army Medical Service Corps CFO and Army Medical Congressional Budget Liaison with ASA (FM&C), Pentagon. He is an adjunct professor for the Master's of Healthcare Administration program at the George Washington University.

Andrew Omidvar

Andrew Omidvar

Vice President of Government R&D, Philips Healthcare

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Dr. Andrew Omidvar is the vice president of Government R&D at Philips Healthcare, where he shapes the long-term R&D strategy for Philips Government Enterprise to solve complex problems for major customers. Dr. Omidvar has worked for the U.S. government, including as a consultant to agencies such as HHS, CMS, NIH, DHS, DoD and VA. Previously, Dr. Omidvar was senior director of corporate development at Motorola and was also a senior advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Stefano Pasquali

Stefano Pasquali

Managing Director and Head of Investment AI Modeling and Research, BlackRock

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Stefano Pasquali is the managing director and head of the Investment AI team at BlackRock. He focuses on integrating AI and machine learning into investment, liquidity, and trading analytics. With over 20 years of experience in quantitative finance, his mission is to use AI technologies to enhance investment processes, emphasizing efficiency, transparency, and innovation. His team works with BlackRock investment teams and BlackRock’s technology platform, Aladdin, to improve investment outcomes and set new standards in the use of technology in finance.

Vanetta Pledger

Vanetta Pledger

CIO, City of Alexandria Government

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Vanetta Pledger works with her team to deliver innovative technological advancements to the Alexandria community. Advancements in technology, coupled with artificial intelligence (AI), offer opportunities to improve business processes and overall business intelligence. AI will complement the work we do as well as transform how we do our work. The addition of this advanced technology will provide meaningful insights that will assist in our decision-making processes.

David Rubenstein

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, The Carlyle Group

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David M. Rubenstein is the co-founder and co-chairman of The Carlyle Group. He is a 1970 graduate of Duke University and a 1973 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Rubenstein is the chairman of many educational and nonprofit boards. He is an original signer of The Giving Pledge and the host of The David Rubenstein Show, Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein, and Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories with David Rubenstein.

Nicholas Schmidt

Nicholas Schmidt

CTO, SolasAI

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Nick Schmidt has deep expertise in the domains of algorithmic fairness and explainable AI. His pioneering work in data science includes devising techniques to measure, understand, and counteract bias and discrimination in algorithmic decision-making. Nick's contributions have found their way to some of the nation's leading lenders, fintechs, and insurance providers — enabling them to pave the way for more equitable outcomes for their clientele.

Neil Serebryany

Neil Serebryany

CEO, CalypsoAI

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Founder/CEO of CalypsoAI, Neil Serebryany holds multiple patents in machine learning security and is widely regarded as a leading voice in the field. Being one of the youngest venture capital investors and working on the front lines of national security innovation at the Department of Defense spurred him to create AI security, an industry that didn’t exist four years ago. CalypsoAI's mission is to become the trusted partner and global leader in AI security.

Nishant Shah

Nishant Shah

Senior Advisor for Responsible Artificial Intelligence, State of Maryland

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Nishant Shah oversees Maryland’s AI strategy, including the development of ethical guidelines, business pilots, and coordination with federal leadership. He was appointed to the newly-established role by Maryland Governor Wes Moore in 2023. Before this, Shah served at Meta, where he led the Responsible AI product team and the Open Research & Transparency team for Facebook. He was also a senior product manager at Amazon.

Elham Tabassi

Elham Tabassi

Associate Dir. for Emerging Technologies - Information Technology Laboratory, NIST

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Elham Tabassi is a senior research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the associate director for emerging technologies in the Information Technology Laboratory. She leads NIST's Trustworthy and Responsible AI program. She is a member of the National AI Resource Research Task Force, vice-chair of the OECD working-party on AI Governance, associate editor of IEEE Transaction on Information Forensics and Security, and a fellow of the Washington Academy of Sciences.

Mike Uster

Mike Uster

CIO/CTO, ManTech
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Mike Uster, CIO/CTO at ManTech, spearheads a critical portfolio of IT services encompassing business systems, software delivery, managed services, and security. His "proven here first" philosophy fosters deliverable innovation, benefitting over 14,000 users. Uster champions cybersecurity and leads IT modernization, while delivering measurable gains in user experience and cost savings. Leveraging his zero-trust expertise, Uster guides ManTech in developing advanced capabilities in ZT that can empower federal clients to achieve their mission-critical national security objectives.
Jeremy Wacksman

Jeremy Wacksman

COO, Zillow

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As chief operating officer, Jeremy leads Zillow Group’s business, product, operations, engineering, industry and brokerage licensing teams. In this role, Jeremy focuses on Zillow’s vision for the future of real estate, building a seamless customer experience across Zillow’s products and services. Jeremy previously served as president of Zillow and chief marketing officer of Zillow Group.



GW Leadership


Christopher Alan Bracey

Christopher Alan Bracey

Provost & Executive VP for Academic Affairs, The George Washington University

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Christopher Alan Bracey, J.D., is an internationally recognized expert who teaches and researches in the areas of the legal history of U.S. race relations, constitutional law, criminal procedure, civil procedure, and civil rights. He is the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs as well as a professor of law at the George Washington University. A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina, Professor Bracey received his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Ellen Granberg

Ellen Granberg

President, The George Washington University

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Ellen M. Granberg, Ph.D., is the 19th president of the George Washington University. An accomplished academic leader, Dr. Granberg has a record of strengthening teaching and research excellence across disciplines, supporting a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff, and collaborating with all stakeholders to drive transformative change and increase institutional prominence. She became the first woman to serve as GW’s president when she took office on July 1, 2023.

Jared Johnson

Jared Johnson

AVP, Academic Tech. & Customer Experience, The George Washington University

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As the associate vice president of academic technology and customer experience, Jared leads a dedicated team responsible for the cross-functional management of academic technology operations and information technology support at GW. In this role, he oversees functions such as customer service support and call centers, campus partnerships, academic technology operations, change management, training, governance, project planning, and technology within academic spaces across three campuses and two academic centers. Jared holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from Wheaton College and an MBA from the George Washington University.

John Lach

John Lach

Dean, The GW School of Engineering and Applied Science

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John Lach, Ph.D., is the dean of the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science. His primary research areas are cyber-physical systems, smart and connected health, and body sensor networks. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and has been the principal or co-principal investigator on more than 35 grants totaling over $57 million. Dr. Lach received his B.S. degree from Stanford University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from UCLA.

Dayna Bowen Matthew

Dayna Bowen Matthew

Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, GW Law

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Dayna Bowen Matthew, J.D., Ph.D., is the dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at GW Law. A leader in public health and civil rights law who focuses on disparities in health, health care, and the social determinants of health, Dean Matthew joined GW Law in 2020. Dean Matthew graduated with an AB in economics from Harvard-Radcliffe and obtained a JD from the University of Virginia. She received a Ph.D. in health and behavioral sciences from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Vanessa Perry

Vanessa Perry

Interim Dean & Vice Dean for Strategy, The GW School of Business

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Vanessa Gail Perry, MBA, Ph.D., is the interim dean of the GW School of Business as well as the vice dean for strategy and a professor of marketing, strategic management and public policy. Her research, focused on consumers in housing and financial markets, marketplace discrimination, and public policy, has been published extensively. She has held numerous administrative appointments, including associate dean for graduate programs, associate dean for faculty and research, and vice provost for diversity and inclusion. While on leave from GWU, Dr. Perry served as a senior advisor to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as an expert appointee at the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Before joining GWU, Prof. Perry served as a senior economist at Freddie Mac. She earned a B.A. from the American University, an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Liesl Riddle

Liesl Riddle

Dean, The GW College of Professional Studies

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Liesl Riddle, Ph.D., is the dean of George Washington University College of Professional Studies (CPS). As dean, she oversees workforce development, bachelor's completion, and master’s and executive programs designed to empower students to make an impact in various industries, including cybersecurity. She also leads several innovative schools and centers, including the Cyber Academy, the Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, and the Graduate School of Political Management.









Schedule of Events

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
The Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street NW

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Registration and Breakfast

Location: Lobby of the Jack Morton Auditorium

8:30 – 8:35 a.m. | Opening Remarks
  • Ellen M. Granberg, President, The George Washington University
8:35 - 9:20 a.m. | Opening Keynote: Imagining our AI Future
  • David Rubenstein, Co-founder and Co-chairman, The Carlyle Group
9:25 - 10:05 a.m. | Panel 1: AI in the Global Frontier
  • Moderator: Danny Leipziger, Managing Director of The Growth Dialogue and Professor of Practice of International Business, The George Washington University 
  • Dwayne Allen (M.B.A. ‘96), Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Unisys
  • Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO, Flipkart
  • Tiffany M. Moore, Senior Vice President of Political and Industry Affairs, Consumer Technology Association

10:10 - 10:25 a.m. | Coffee Break

No further details.

10:30 - 11:05 a.m. | Panel 2: The Future with AI in Healthcare
  • Introduction and Panelist: Mark Newsome, Vice President and Managing Client Partner for Veterans Affairs and Military Health Systems at IBM Consulting
  • Quimby Kaizer, Principal, KPMG
  • Gary Lynch, Global Practice Leader, Healthcare, Insurance & Life Science Vertical, Verizon Business Group
  • LaQuandra Nesbitt, Executive Director, Center for Population Health Sciences and Health Equity
  • Andrew Omidvar, Vice President of Government R&D, Philips Healthcare
11:10 - 11:50 a.m. | Panel 3:  AI Empowering the Public Sector
  • Moderator: Sameer Chowdhary, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Jared Johnson, AVP, Academic Technology & Customer Experience, The George Washington University
  • Joel Minton, Chief Technology Officer, Google Public Sector  
  • Vanetta Pledger, CIO, City of Alexandria Government
  • Nishant Shah, Senior Advisor for Responsible AI, State of Maryland

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. | Luncheon Fireside Chat: AI’s Application and Impact in Real Estate

Location: University Student Center, Grand Ballroom

  • Brian Donnellan (MBA ‘02), President and CEO, Bright MLS
  • Introduction: Christopher A. Bracey, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The George Washington University
  • Moderator: Vanessa Perry, Interim Dean and Professor of Marketing, Strategic Management and Public Policy, The George Washington University School of Business 

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. | Panel 4: Emerging AI Policy Issues in Housing and Financial Services
  • Moderator: John Carlson, Vice President, Cybersecurity Regulation and Resilience, American Bankers Association
  • Michael Akinwumi, Chief Responsible AI Officer, National Fair Housing Alliance
  • Stefano Pasquali, Managing Director and Head of Investment AI Modeling and Research, BlackRock
  • Nicholas Schmidt, Partner and AI Practice Leader at BLDS, LLC and Founder and Chief Technology Officer, SolasAI
2:20 - 3:00 p.m. | Panel 5: AI at the Intersection of Cybersecurity
  • Introduction: Liesl Riddle, Dean, The George Washington University College of Professional Studies
  • Moderator: Dmitry Korolev, Principal, Security Risk Management, Verizon 
  • Kristie Grinnell, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, DXC Technology
  • Matt Hayden, Vice President for Cyber and Emerging Threats, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) 
  • Neil Serebryany, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CalypsoAI
  • Mike Uster, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer, ManTech

3:05 - 3:20 p.m. | Coffee Break

No further details.

3:25 - 4:05 p.m. | Panel 6: Trustworthy AI
  • Introduction: John Lach, Dean, The George Washington University School of Engineering
  • Moderator: Erwin Gianchandani, Assistant Director, Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Jill Crisman, VP & Executive Director - Digital Safety Research Institute, UL Research Institutes
  • Andy Henson, SVP - Digital Innovation Factory, SAIC
  • Elham Tabassi, Associate Director for Emerging Technologies, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

4:10 - 4:50 p.m. | Closing Keynote: Zillow, the Zestimate and Transforming Real Estate
  • Jeremy Wacksman, COO, Zillow Group
  • Introduction: Dayna Bowen Matthew, Dean, The George Washington University Law School

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. | Networking Reception and Student Poster Presentations

Location: University Student Center, Grand Ballroom

  • Opening Remarks: Yosha DeLong, Global Head of Cyber, Mosaic Insurance







There are a variety of registration options for attendees to chose from. GW alumni receive a discounted rate. Students, faculty and staff can attend free of charge.


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Plan Your Visit

The 2024 Business & Policy Forum will be held on GW's Foggy Bottom campus in the Jack Morton Auditorium at 805 21st Street NW.

Our Foggy Bottom campus is conveniently located in the heart of Washington, D.C., close to three major airports — Ronald Reagan Washington National, Washington Dulles International, and Baltimore Washington International — as well as Union Station, from which you can take the bus or train. The Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro stop is located right on campus, with service to the the Orange, Blue and Silver Metro lines. Taxis and rideshare programs are available throughout the city, and there are more than 4,000 bikes and 500+ bike stations around the District; visit Capital Bikeshare for maps and details on how to access a bike.


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Directions & Accomodations

From Ronald Reagan National Airport

Located in downtown Washington, D.C., the George Washington University School of Business is easily accessible by taxi, rideshare, bus or subway (Metrorail) from the region's airports.

From Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), take the Blue Line of the Metrorail from the Ronald Reagan National Airport Station to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Station.

From Dulles International Airport (IAD), take the Silver Line Express bus to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station, and then take the Silver Line to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Station. You may also take the Washington Flyer private bus service directly to many downtown hotels.

From Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), take the Super Shuttle or Amtrak train directly to Union Station in downtown Washington, D.C., then take the Metrorail Red Line from Union Station to the Metro Center Station and transfer to the Blue, Silver or Orange Lines to go to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Station.

By Metrorail (Subway)

The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail Station is located on campus. It offers access to Metrorail’s Blue, Orange and Silver lines. For more information on Metrorail, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

By Car

From North:

  • Take Interstate 95 South to Interstate 495 North toward Silver Spring/Northern Virginia
  • Take Exit 33, heading south on Connecticut Avenue for about nine miles
  • Turn right onto Florida Avenue (just past the Washington Hilton) and then turn left immediately onto 21st Street NW
  • The visitor entrance to the G Street Garage is on the left between G and F Streets NW

From Northwest:

  • Take Interstate 270 to Interstate 495 North toward Silver Spring/Northern Virginia
  • Follow directions as shown above in “From North”

From West:

  • Take Interstate 66 or Route 50 to the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
  • Cross the bridge and exit left at E Street NW, then again at Virginia Avenue NW
  • Stay to the left, following signs for 23rd Street NW
  • Turn left onto 23rd Street NW and continue a few blocks to campus
  • Turn right onto H Street
  • The visitor entrance to the University Parking Garage is on the left on H Street between 23rd and 22nd Streets

From South:

  • Interstate 95 to Interstate 395, Arlington Memorial Bridge Exit
  • Cross the bridge and stay to the left at the Lincoln Memorial
  • Turn left onto 23rd Street NW
  • Turn right on H Street
  • The visitor entrance to the University Parking Garage is on the left on H Street between 23rd and 22nd Streets

Where to Park

University Parking Garage

Access on H Street NW between 22nd and 23rd Streets NW. Located under the Science and Engineering Hall.

Hours: Open 24 hours a day

This is a self-service garage for visitors. This garage only accepts MasterCard, American Express, and Visa for payment. Rates:

  • 1 hour: $10
  • Up to 2 hours $16
  • Daily Maximum: $22
  • Weekend Daily Maximum: $12
  • Evening Maximum Rate (after 5 p.m. until midnight): $10

G Street Garage

Access from both 20th Street NW and 21st Street NW between F and G Streets NW.

Hours: Open 24 hours a day

This is a self-service garage for visitors. This garage only accepts MasterCard, American Express, and Visa for payment. Rates: see University Parking Garage rates.

University Student Center Garage

Access on H Street NW between 21st and 22nd Streets NW.

Hours: Open Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m. to midnight. Closed on weekends and holidays.

This is a self-service garage for visitors. This garage only accepts MasterCard, American Express, and Visa for payment. Rates: see University Parking Garage rates.

Elliott School Garage

Access on 19th Street NW near E Street NW.

Hours: Open Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Closed on holidays and weekends.

This is a self-service garage for visitors. This garage only accepts MasterCard, American Express, and Visa for payment. Rates:

  • Up to 1 hour: $10
  • Up to 2 hours: $17
  • Daily Maximum: $26
  • Evening Maximum Rate (5 p.m.-11 p.m.): $14

Ambulatory Care Center Garage

Patients and visitors of the George Washington University Hospital and of the Ambulatory Care Center are welcome to park at the Ambulatory Care Center Garage. In the event that this garage is full, patients may park at the other university visitor parking locations.

For more information, visit GW’s transportation website.

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