CES Government 2019 Detailed Agenda


 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

CES Day One

Las Vegas Convention Center


 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

CES Day Two

Las Vegas Convention Center

 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CES Government Registration

Park MGM Griffith Ballroom

 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

CES Leaders in Technology Dinner

The Wynn Hotel

♦ GBEF Members and Invited Guests

JANUARY 10 CES Government Day One

 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

CES Government Registration

Park MGM Griffith Ballroom

Executive Roundtables

 12:15 PM – 1:40 PM

CES Government Executive Roundtables ~ SESSION ONE

Park MGM Griffith Conference Rooms

Griffith Room 1


Ever-evolving cyber attacks mean IT professionals must continue to stay not one- but, several steps ahead. Government and Industry leaders will discuss the 2019 cyber threat landscape, security trends and emerging technologies including cloud integration and virtual machines.

Griffith Room 2


Blockchain has the potential to revolutionize government services through an incorruptible record of digital transactions that could improve accuracy, transparency and public trust. Executives will explore the evolution of blockchain technology in governments across the globe.

Griffith Room 3


As a high tech race to the final frontier continues to heat up between private industry, NASA still plays a central role in American space policy. Executive leaders will examine the pivotal turning points in the public-private space race and discuss where the space industry is headed in 2019 and beyond.

 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

CES Government Executive Roundtables ~ SESSION TWO

Park MGM Griffith Conference Rooms

Griffith Room 1


Integration of cloud services, computing resource services, virtualized networking, and supporting software are revolutionizing IT management. High level executives will discuss the new paradigm of serverless infrastructure in support of government and enterprise operations and trends in IaaS technology.

Griffith Room 2


Transformative technology is modernizing public safety services, but presents challenges in securing information, sifting through big data, and getting actionable intelligence in the hands of first responders in real time. Public safety leaders will explore the evolution of analytics, mapping technology, facial recognition, artificial intelligence, IoT and wearables and drone applications used to secure our nation.

Griffith Room 3


The Chief Technology Officer is new to government, and relatively new to industry as well. Its purpose is to drive innovation into vital government and critical infrastructure missions. In industry, the position directly affects a company’s competitiveness. CTOs today exist in every major agency and department and in many states and local jurisdictions. This roundtable of CTOs and business leaders will explore the office and whether it needs statutory definition and identified lines of accountability. This subject may be addressed in the new Congress.

 3:10 PM – 4:40 PM

CES Government Executive Roundtables ~ SESSION THREE

Park MGM Griffith Conference Rooms

Griffith Room 1


Consumer technologies are driving consumer expectations in delivery of vital services, and nowhere is this more evident than in health care delivery. This roundtable looks at many opportunities and challenges this presents in data management and service delivery across the health care spectrum – doctors, insurers, pharmacists, payers (public and private sectors), and the contribution AI and advanced analytics can make in fraud detection and more efficient service delivery.

Griffith Room 2


Top professionals in executive and workforce development discuss the very challenges for meeting workforce requirements in government and critical infrastructure sectors. Augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence – where do these complement a more effective workforce? How are workers recruited and trained? Will robots replace humans? Once the subject of futurists, these questions are relevant today and the future that is upon us.

Griffith Room 3


AI and advanced analytics allow real-time data collection and analysis, but decisions about who gets what data, when and under what circumstances is critical to meeting increasingly impactful and global threats. This roundtable of recognized professionals discuss these and other data management issues critical to detecting and preventing bad actors and the events they seek to precipitate.

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

CES Government 2019 Opening Reception

Park MGM Hotel, Double Barrell

♦ All Attendees welcome

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Government Business Executive Forum (GBEF) Reception and Dinner

Park MGM Hotel, Juniper

♦ Invitation Only

JANUARY 11 CES Government Day Two

General Session ~ Park MGM Grand, Presidio Ballroom

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast and Coffee Bar

8:00 AM – 8:05 AM

Welcome to CES Government 2019

Donald W. Upson, Founder and Co-Chair, CES Government

8:05 AM – 8:25 AM

AI, Innovation and Government

Eric Gillespie, Founder and Executive Chairman, Govini

8:25 AM – 8:45 AM

Opening Keynote

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Sophia, Spokesbot, Hanson Robotics

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Sophia Q & A

Moderated by Bernard McMonagle, Verizon

♦ Select participation from Government attendees

8:50 AM – 9:10 AM

Industry Keynote

The Cloud is Doing IT

Teresa Carlson, General Manager and Senior Vice President, AWS Global Public Sector


9:10 AM – 9:30 AM

CESG Focus on Technology ~

AI in Government: The Future is Here and Now

Chad Steelberg, CEO, Veritone


9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

CESG Government Keynote ~

Cyber 2019: Threats and Trends

Amy Hess, Deputy Assistant Director for Cyber, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation


9:45 AM – 10:05 AM

CES Government Critical Infrastructure Keynote

Keeping the Lights on in a Dangerous World

Rodney Blevins, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Dominion Resources

10:05 AM – 10:25 AM

Coffee and Conversation

♦ Photos with Sophia – limited availability

10:25 AM – 10:50 AM

AI, Analytics and Quantum Computing

Beau Airwall, Chief Executive Officer, DWave

Tom Soderstrum, Chief Technology Officer, NASA Jet Propulsion Labs

10:50 AM – 11:35 AM

The Cloud vs. Legacy: Opportunities and Challenges

Ryan Jannise, Vice President, Oracle (Moderator)

Bill Marion, Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Air Force

Dominic Dussant, Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


11:35 AM – 12:05 PM

The End of the Beginning: Space is Here and Now

Terry Virts, Astronaut, Author


12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

CES Government Luncheon Keynote


1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Space Matters

Honorable Robert S. Walker (Moderator)

Kevin O’Connell, Director, U.S. Commercial Space Office, DOC

Nathalie Meusy, European Space Agency

UAE Space Agency Director General


2:25 PM – 2:55 PM

Keeping Innovation in IT: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Gundeep Ahluwalia, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Labor

Karen Wrege, Chief Information Officer, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. State Department

Steven Rice, Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


2:55 PM – 3:10 PM

Everything Depends on the Network: The Promise of 5G

Mike Maiorana, Senior Vice President Public Sector, Verizon

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM

Government IT and the New Congress

Stephen M. Ryan, McDermott, Will and Emry


3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Analytics and Politics: What the Numbers Tell us

John McLaughlin, Pollster for President Trump


4:00 PM – 4:40 PM

CES Government Congressional Panel


4:40 PM – 5:00 PM

Out of the Box

Skunk Baxter

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

CES Government 2019 Speakers’ Reception

Park MGM

♦ All CES Government Attendees Welcome


JANUARY 12 CES Government Day Three

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast and Coffee Bar


8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

Opening Remarks


8:10 AM – 8:30 AM

The Cyber Moonshot Imperative: The NSTAC Report

Peter Altabef, Chief Executive Officer, Unisys


8:30 AM – 9:10 AM

Cyber and the IoT

Peter Altabef, Chief Executive Officer, Unisys (Moderator)

Amy Hess, Executive Assistant Director of Cyber, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations

Michael Stawasz, Deputy Chief of Cyber Crime, U.S. Department of Justice

Gregory Crabb, US Postal Service

Michael Dent, CISO, FairFax County


9:10 AM – 9:20 AM

CES Government Focus on Technology

Voice Driven AI – What it means to government

XAPP Media


9:20 AM – 9:30 AM

Smart Cities Executive Summit Intro

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Technology Saves Lives

Speaker to be announced

9:45 AM – 10:10 AM

What Makes a City Smart?

Carey Smith, COO Parsons Engineering (Moderator)

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM-

AI, Big Data and Predictive Public Safety

Chief Johnathon Lewin, Chief Technology Officer, Chicago Police Department

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM-

Building Safer Cities through Real Time Information

Commander Jose Rivero, Information Technology Service Bureau, Miami-Dade Police Department

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Shaping Safer Cities of the Future with Smart Technology

The growing data revolution, low-cost sensor networks, integration of Internet of Things, and real time analytics are improving the collection, aggregation, and use of data to enhance public safety and the general quality of life in communities. Panelists will discuss the use of real-time data to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and natural disasters.

Bill Schrier, Senior Advisor, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)

Jonathan Lewin, Chief Information Officer, Chicago Police Department

Jose Rivero, Chief Technology Officer, Miami-Dade Police Department

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

Singapore: A Vision in Smart Tourism

Quek Choon Yang, Chief Technology Officer, Singapore Tourism Bureau

11:30 AM – 12:05 AM

The Global Transformation in Smart Infrastructure

Many of the technological advancements emerging around the world today are being applied to smart cities. Artificial Intelligence; Autonomous Vehicles; Mobile applications; Biometrics; Internet of Things; Drones; Wearable and Smart devices are just some of the key developments to watch. Panelists will discuss the framework being implemented as sectors like healthcare, energy, and transportation are transforming themselves to tackle social, economical and sustainability challenges.

Howard Kass, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Clear

Trent Teyema, Chief Technology Officer, Parsons Engineering

John Wagner, Executive Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

Gianlugi Castelli, Chiairman, Italian Railways

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM

CES Government Closing Remarks

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

CES Government 2019 Golf Outing

Spanish Trails Golf Course

♦ Round trip transportation provided. Pre-Registration Required

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

CES Government 2019 Bowling Tournament

♦ Pre-Registration Required

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

CES Government 2019 Closing Reception and Dinner

Mandalay Bay, Rivea

♦ Invited Guests Only