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Defense Alliance of NC – Science & Technology Forum – Developing Operational Artificial Intelligence

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Don’t miss out on the in-person Science & Technology forum hosted by the Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:00 am.

***Please arrive by 9:30am for check-in.  Coffee & pastries provided. Come early to network with our speakers, DANC members and special guests.

Keynote presenters:

 Dr. Colleen “Kelly” McCue Principal Data Scientist with CACI International, where she brings more than twenty years of experience in data science and operational security analytics to the special missions community. Dr. McCue earned her doctorate in psychology from Dartmouth College, and completed a five-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mr. Michael Prorock CTO and Founder of Prior to, Michael was Director of Emerging Technologies for the Bardess Group (an analytics consulting firm) and aided key customers such as the UN (WHO, FAO, STI), Cisco, and JP Morgan Chase in defining and implementing strategies around large scale machine learning, analytics, blockchain, and IoT. Previously, Michael built the Compellon machine learning platform, and was awarded several patents related to search, heuristics, and the IoT. Michael has developed an automated machine learning platform that has discovered multiple environmental and disease models.

Dr. Stephen Lee Senior Scientist at the U.S. Army Research Office (AR)), U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Development and Engineering Command. Lee’s responsibilities as chief scientist are to build international science and technology alliances; lead efforts to model materials by design; and implement research that takes into account Soldiers’ protection and lethality needs in future conflicts. He has authored 33 scientific technical publications and two scientific books; and co-edited one other book. “I did quite a few things over a few years, but what I take pride in is transitioning basic research into something revolutionary that can save Soldiers’ lives on the battlefield,” Lee said.

Special Guest:

Scott Frohman with Google Federal runs the business responsible for bringing the innovation of Google to the US Department of Defense and US defense intelligence community. He works with government to enable adoption of cutting edge practices in the areas of artificial intelligence, ultra-large scale mission data processing, and business productivity. He also serves as government liaison for cutting-edge technological developments, bringing thought leadership to federal programs and policy groups in areas such as mission critical computing, software development best practices, and large-scale data management.

Click here to register!

9:30am – Meet & Greet

10:00am – Program

  • Please enter the building through the front entrance which can be identified by the large flagpole out front.
  • If your GPS pulls Durham instead of RTP, it will bring you to the same location. There is ample complimentary parking.
  • We are following City of Durham COVID-19 Guidelines. As of today, face masks (covering nose and mouth) are required, even among those who are fully vaccinated, in all public and common areas of the buildings on campus. This mandate will remain in effect until Durham County states otherwise.
  • Sanitizer stations and disinfectant wipes are located throughout the facility. They continue to promote caterers with top sanitation scores and post signage reminding of protective measures against the virus. Their janitorial staff will continue using hospital grade products as they have been throughout the pandemic, and we will sanitize audio visual equipment after each use.


The Frontier RTP Campus – Building 800
800 Park Offices Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
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