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Mission Focus: Generative AI And High Performance Computing

Save the date and join us for this networking event and engage with thought leaders and practitioners from the GEOINT community on a topic crucial to the GEOINT enterprise and national security. Stay tuned for more information!

March 6, 2024
8:30 am - 11:30 ET

Amazon Web Services
510 14th Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Embark on a journey into the future of secure generative artificial intelligence (“GenAI”) high performance computing infrastructures as leaders from the intelligence community and industry partners converge for a compelling event. This program will unravel the intricacies of constructing robust computing and data infrastructures essential for harnessing generative AI capabilities within highly secure environments. 

Our distinguished panelists will share invaluable insights into the challenges and innovations shaping the integration of generative AI. Participants can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of how organizations are navigating the complex landscape of security protocols and innovative cloud capabilities to unleash the potential of AI in secure domains. Join us as we explore the intersection of innovation, security, and artificial intelligence, charting a course towards a future where intelligence and technology seamlessly converge in the most secure manner possible.



8:30-9:30 Breakfast and Networking  

9:30-9:45 Welcome Remarks  

9:45-10:30 Keynote: Sean Batir, Chief Technology Officer, NGA Maven Program, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

10:30-11:30 Panel: Next Generation Infrastructure – Powering GenAI and High Performance Computing 

Moderator: Ronda Schrenk, CEO, USGIF


  • John Beieler, Ph.D., Assistant DNI for Science and Technology, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Sam Dwyer, Government Sales Lead, Anthropic
  • Don Polaski, Director of AI, National Security Sector, Booz Allen Hamilton 
  • Thiyagu Ramasamy, Principal Lead for AI/ML, Emerging Technologies, AWS National Security
  • Nicholas Shelburne, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency 

Optional Lunch and Workshop for Builders, Presented by AWS
Lunch and Networking

12:45-2:45 Workshop: Generative Artificial Intelligence for the Geospatial Mission

Join us for a hands-on workshop with AWS experts to explore generative AI applications for the geospatial mission. During the workshop, you’ll build 1) an interactive chatbot that can access geospatial data, understand and execute geospatial tasks, and assist with geospatial visualization; and 2) a generative AI solution to collect, store, analyze, visualize, and query data from policy documents. Bring your laptop!