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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Join us on May 2nd, in-person or virtually, for the 2024 AI and Cyber Summit at the IBM Innovation Studio in Washington, D.C.

Don’t miss this powerful opportunity to get prepared for where AI and Cyber are heading.

Looking into the near future and approaching an incredibly rapid pace, AI will play an increasingly important role in cyber security. We are nearing a time when the two will become inseparable, working hand-in-hand. As this integration happens, the AI/Cyber landscape is becoming simpler and more complicated simultaneously.


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Big, new questions are being raised every day:

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  • Where are the lines being drawn between robots and humans?
  • Where are those lines beginning to blur?
  • How do we know what tools to purchase for our needs?
  • How do we know what questions to ask?
  • Looking ahead, how do we manage costs, complexity, and sustainability?
  • What is the cost/benefit of new AI technology?
  • What governance and policy issues should we be planning for?

At the Summit, we will be convening local government officials, the private sector, and academia to explore AI and Cyber topics like these together. We’ll step into the intersection where artificial intelligence and security meet. Leading AI and Cyber experts will guide our conversations, share the latest industry/technology news, and drive awareness on these two critical topics.

Training at the 2024 AI and Cyber Summit will include…

Managing real-time data and information

AI in relation to threat response


Using AI as a communication tool with stakeholders

AI governance and policy development


Attendees will get to tour the IBM X-Force Cyber Range where immersive simulations guide teams through realistic breach scenarios, helping ensure they can respond and recover from enterprise-level cyber security incidents, manage vulnerabilities, and build a stronger security culture in their organizations.

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Daniel J. Lohrmann

Keynote Speaker: Dan Lohrmann

Field CISO, Public Sector, Presidio
Author of Cyber May Day and the Day After

During his distinguished career, Dan has served global organizations in the public and private sectors in a variety of executive leadership capacities, receiving numerous national awards including: CSO of the Year, Public Official of the Year, and Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. Lohrmann currently serves as the public sector CISO for Presidio, working with global CxOs and partners, advising clients on cybersecurity best practices and solutions.

(All times are Eastern Daylight Time)
8:45 to 9:15 am: Registration, Coffee, Pastries
9:15 to 9:45 am:

Welcome and Summit Overview

  • Alan Shark, Executive Director, PTI
  • Daniel Chenok, Executive Director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government
9:45 to 10:30 am:

Panel Discussion: AI and Cybersecurity: The Intersect

  • William Mann, CISO, Borough of West Chester, Pennsylvania, CGCIO
  • Dr. Brian Gardner, CISO, City of Dallas, Texas
  • Dr. Alan Shark, Executive Director, Public Technology Institute
10:30 to 11:00 am:

The Critical Role of Data Governance and Management as Part of Your AI Strategy

  • Jaime Lees, Chief Data Officer, Department of Technology Services, Arlington County, Virginia
  • Greg Useem, Director, Office of Performance Analytics, City of Alexandria, Virginia
11:00 to 11:30 am:

Case in Point: Practical Approaches to AI and Cybersecurity for State & Local Government – Fairfax County, Virginia

  • Charles Gore, IT Security Program Director, Department of Information Technology, Fairfax County, Virginia
  • Maura M. Power, Director, Business Applications, Data & AI, Department of Information Technology, Fairfax County, Virginia
11:30 to 12 noon:

Case in Point: Augmenting AI for Citizen Engagement and Communications – Montgomery County, Maryland

  • Shayna Taqi, Chief Change Officer, Office of Change Management, Technology and Enterprise Business Solutions,
    Montgomery County, Maryland
12 noon to 1:00 pm:

Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Cyber May Day and the Day After

  • Dan Lohrmann, Field CISO, Public Sector, Presidio
1:00 to 1:30 pm:

AI Policies, Guidelines and Approaches: Where to Begin?

  • Christopher Jordan, Senior Specialist, Municipal Practice, National League of Cities
  • Chris Neves, Director of IT and Innovation, City of Brighton, Colorado, CGCIO
1:30 to 2:00 pm:  Understanding Open and Closed AI
2:00 to 2:30 pm:

Zero-trust Meets AI

  • Alice Fakir, Partner, Federal Security Services, IBM
  • Dr. Brian Gardner, CISO, City of Dallas, Texas
2:30 to 2:45 pm: Networking Break
2:45 to 3:15 pm:

Election Security From a Technology and an AI Perspective

  • Adam Frumkin, CIO, Franklin County, Ohio Data Center, Chair, PTI Leadership Council, CGCIO
3:15 to 4:15 pm:

AI Training and Development for Staff, Citizens and Elected Leaders and Tour of the IBM X-ForceCyber Range

This session will include a discussion around AI training needs for IT executives, elected leaders, and staff.
We will then take a tour of the the IBM X-Force Cyber Range. This solution creates immersive simulations to guide
your team through realistic breach scenarios, helping ensure you can respond and recover from enterprise-level
cyber security incidents, manage vulnerabilities, and build a stronger security culture in your organization.

4:15 to 5:00 pm: Open Discussion
4:15 to 5:00 pm: Summit Adjourns

10 reasons to join us on May 2nd

  1. Explore AI and Cyber governance and policy issues
  2. Learn about emerging technologies
  3. Address AI’s role in Cyber and threat response
  4. Hear from private sector experts and leaders
  5. Ask questions and unlock answers
  6. Prioritize data protection for your community
  7. Discuss data governance and classification
  8. Understand the practical implications of an AI/Cyber intersection
  9. Get your AI and Cyber house in order for today and the future
  10. Connect and network with other IT leaders from across the U.S.!

Register today to join us in-person or virtually for these important conversations.

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