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Thursday, June 6 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Enterprise Architecture for the AI Era

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We are excited to announce IBM AI Washington DC’s next meetup on Thursday, June 6th from 1-3 pm in downtown Washington DC. The event will be held at Hill Country Barbecue on 7th and D, just a few blocks from the National Mall. The topic of this meetup is “Enterprise Architecture for the AI Era” and will include a brief architecture overview followed by a panel discussion about how organizations can develop an IT strategy to fully exploit artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.

According to a McKinsey report published in July 2018, although “45 percent of executives who have yet to invest in AI fear falling behind competitively,” only approximately 10 percent of companies have tried to diffuse AI across the enterprise. McKinsey observes that the success of AI adoption is largely dependent on an organization’s digital base: “AI adopters can’t flourish without a solid base of core and advanced digital technologies.” Underpinning this digital base and enabling companies to become AI-ready is a strategically-planned infrastructure that provides the efficiency and scalability required for AI applications and workloads.
Read the full report at https://mck.co/2uULEr3.

So, how can organizations best position themselves to adopt and diffuse AI to improve their business? This meetup will cover how to develop this digital base, and more specifically, how to design an infrastructure that allow users to take full advantage of artificial intelligence.

The agenda for this meetup includes:
1. Opening remarks by Jim Monroe, manager of the IBM AI Washington DC Meetup
2. A high-level infrastructure overview for AI workloads: Aaron Potler
3. Panel discussion about AI infrastructure from thought leadership. The panel will include:
a. Dr. Wayne Chung, Director of AI at Federal Bureau of Investigation
b. Aaron Potler, IBM US Federal Distinguished Engineer
c. Proshanta Saha, IBM Cognitive Solutions Architect
d. Jane Yu, IBM AI / ML Solutions, Federal Systems
e. James Nash (Moderator), IBM Washington Systems Center POWER Systems Specialist

Panelists will be prepared in advance with questions. If you have a specific question you would like to have answered, please reply to this broadcast so it can be included in the moderator questions.

Hope to see you all there to:
• learn from thought leaders about how organizations can prepare for and leverage AI to glean insights about their business
• ask questions about how organizations can plan infrastructure strategically to take advantage of AI, ML and DL
• share some of your AI experience with other meetup members

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday, June 6th from 1-3 pm at 410 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004. The restaurant is metro accessible from Metro Center (blue, orange, red, silver lines) and Gallery Place (green, red, yellow lines). Street and garage parking close to the venue are also options for attendees driving to the event.

Please RSVP to the event if you plan to attend and feel free to reach out with any questions, as well as questions for our panelists. Hope to see you all there!

Thursday June 6, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Hill Country Barbeque Market 410 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004