Spark + AI Summit is the world’s largest data and machine learning conference. This year we have a robust experience for data teams in the Federal, State, and Local Government and Higher Education. Join thousands of your peers to explore how the latest innovations in data and AI are improving how we serve our citizens, secure our homeland, and fight waste and fraud.

Government Forum

Wednesday, June 24, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Join us for an interactive Government Forum at Spark + AI Summit. In this free virtual event, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers and participate in engaging panel discussions with Federal and State and Local government leaders on how data and machine learning are driving innovation across agencies.

Chase Baker
Unit Chief

Rob Brown

Scott Porter

Eileen M. Vidrine

Howard Levenson
RVP, Federal

Kevin Davis
VP, Public Sector

Education Forum

Wednesday, June 24, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Join us for an interactive Education Industry Forum at Spark + AI Summit. In this free virtual event, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers and participate in engaging panel discussions with leaders in academia on how data and machine learning are driving innovation in student success, the online delivery of education, and more. We’ll also share how Databricks supports educational institutions with free training and tools.

Colby Ford
Faculty Member

Charlie Lindville
Visiting Associate Professor of Statistics

Donghwa Kim
Adjunct Professor

Fireside Chats

Accenture Fireside Chat: Scaling Mission AI Faster with AIP IQ + Databricks

Friday, June 26 11:00am-11:30am PST

The Accenture Insights Platform for Government (AIP IQ) brings together best-of-breed analytics and data management as a FedRAMP authorized, cloud-based service. AIP IQ enables federal agencies to more quickly and cost effectively implement and scale artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning programs addressing agency and mission-specific requirements.Databricks Unified Data Analytics Platform is now integrated into and accessible via AIP IQ. The means analysts and developers can now take advantage of Databricks’ industry-leading capabilities alongside a number of complementary tools within a single FedRAMP authorized environment.

Join Accenture’s Bryan Rich and David Lindenbaum as they share how federal agencies are capitalizing on the power of AIP IQ + Databricks. During this fireside chat, they will discuss how solution accelerators support popular federal use cases, the platform’s integrated architecture, and how federal agencies can take advantage of pay-as-you-go pricing. All of this works to significantly reduce the cost of advanced data science through the development of a federation of repeatable workflows and models.

Bryan Rich
Applied Intelligence Lead and Managing Director

David Lindenbaum
Director of Machine Learning, Applied Intelligence

Powering Innovation in the Public Sector and Healthcare with
Unified Data Analytics and AI in the Cloud

Friday, June 26 11:00am-11:30am PST


The opportunity to improve government operations and citizen services with data and AI is massive. In fact, the federal government earmarked over $1B dollars for AI initiatives in February of this year. Unfortunately, most government agencies and healthcare organizations are limited by inflexible legacy data warehouses and analytics architectures that create data silos leading to poor and disjointed analytics capabilities.

Today, every organization is faced with big data challenges. These challenges manifest more prevalently within federal government and healthcare organizations. They are compounded by regulations for handling sensitive information including Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protect Health Information (PHI). To unlock the potential of big data, government agencies and healthcare organizations need a secure, modern analytics platform with the scale of the cloud.

Join Patrick Munis, Chief Executive Officer of NewWave, for an interactive fireside chat on how agencies can take advantage of all their data and build powerful predictive models with a unified approach to data and AI. In this talk, Patrick will share how NewWave (a premier systems integrator for the federal government) is delivering innovative analytics with a platform built on Azure Databricks for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – the largest healthcare payer in the United States.

During the fireside chat, Patrick will discuss how Databricks enables the healthcare agency to break data silos and adapt a Data-as-a-Service culture without compromising the security and privacy of beneficiary data. The audience will have a chance to hear about the journey NewWave had with Databricks and Azure to bring Databricks onto Microsoft Azure Government (MAG).


Patrick Munis

Howard Levenson
RVP, Federal, Databricks


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Government and Education Talks at Spark + AI Summit

Don’t miss these exciting talks on topics relevant to the Federal, State and Local Government and Higher Education sectors taking place at Spark + AI Summit

12:10 PM – 12:40 PM
The 2020 Census and Innovation in Surveys
Speaker: U.S. Census Bureau
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Lessons Learned from Modernizing USCIS Data Analytics Platform
Speaker: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
3:05 PM – 3:35 PM
Geospatial Options in Apache Spark
Speaker: Pacific Northwest National Lab

10:35 AM – 11:05 AM
11:10 AM – 11:40 AM
Resource-efficient Deep Learning Model Selection on Apache Spark
Speaker: University of California, San Diego
11:10 AM – 11:40 AM
12:20 PM – 12:50 PM

Interactive Demos

As part of the Government and Education experience at Spark + AI Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to join live demos on the hottest data analytics and machine learning use cases including cyber threat detection, image analytics, improving student success with ML, detecting fraud, modeling opioid epidemics, and more.

Make sure to register for Spark + AI Summit to take advantage of all these Government and Education sessions, demos, and networking opportunities.