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May 14, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)


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Join the MTC Prince George's County Regional Chapter for an insightful morning delving into the practical realities of AI implementation. Explore the successes, challenges, and pitfalls in real-world AI use cases. You're invited to a panel discussion hosted at the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation Innovation Station Business Incubator. Hear from esteemed industry leaders representing NASA GSFC, University of Maryland, NOAA, and the USDA as they share their experiences in adapting AI within federal agencies and higher education institutions. This educational forum welcomes both members and non-members alike, offering valuable insights at no cost.


Dr. Omar Hatamieh, Ph.D., Chief Advisor, Artificial Intelligence & Innovation, NASA GSFC.

Dr. Omar Hatamleh is currently the Chief Advisor for Artificial Intelligence and Innovation at Goddard Space Flight Center and the Lead for NASA IT Strategy at NASA Headquarters. He is responsible for creating the AI Strategy and identifying and integrating cutting-edge AI and technology solutions that support NASA's missions and goals.  Click here for full bio.

Prabhudev Konana, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of Information Systems
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Prabhudev Konana became Dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business on January 2, 2021. In this role, he leads Maryland Smith in its mission to promote research excellence, sustainable innovative programs, and an inclusive learning environment that fosters intellectual discovery, and equip current and future leaders to assess complex problems and deliver innovative solutions.  Click here for full bio.

Parveen Setia, Chief, Digital Transformation Office, USDA/MRP-ITD Strategy and Digital Services Office

Parveen started his public service career as an Economist with the Economic Research Service in USDA. In 1997, he moved to the Office of the Secretary to serve as an economic advisor to the director of USDA’s Office of Civil Rights on settling class action lawsuit claims. During 2000-2007, Parveen served as a Senior Program Analyst in USDA’s Office of Budget and Program Analysis to oversee the program activities for the largest USDA account ($30 Billions/year) – Commodity Credit Corporation. Click here for full bio.  

Dr. Ir. Hendrik L. Tolman, Senior Advisor for Advanced Modeling Systems of the Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI), National Weather Service (NWS).

Dr. Ir. Hendrik L. Tolman is the Senior Advisor for Advanced Modeling Systems of the Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI) of the National Weather Service (NWS). Before joining OSTI, he was at the Environmental modeling Center (EMC) of the NWS for more that 20 years, as wave modeler (original development of the WAVEWATCH III wave model), Marine Modeling Branch Chief and as the Director. As senior advisor Dr. Tolman champions the Unified Forecast System (UFS), the use of social and behavioral science in forecasting, and regularly represent the NWS with respect to its use of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, in which field he has been active since ca. 1995.

Dr. Tolman holds a Doctorate (Dr., PhD equivalent) and Engineering degree (Ir., Masters equivalent) from the Civil Engineering Department of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is a naturalized US citizen of Dutch origin.


Mayank Kapur, Director of Business Development, Princes George's County EDC

With over 17 years of proven success in Business Development, operations, and strategic alliances within the IT services industry, consistently driven significant revenue growth through disciplined and structured efforts. Mayank Kapur’s expertise spans sales, marketing, teaming, and business development, with a track record of effectively managing federal government clients and the commercial sector. As the Director of Economic Development, he brings a strategic mindset, collaborative spirit, and a focus on emerging technologies such as AI, Quantum, and Data Centers to Prince George’s County, Maryland.  Click here for full bio.


Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation Innovation Station Business Incubator

1801 McCormick Drive, 4th floor, Largo, MD 20774


Free for Members and Non-Members!  Pre-registration is required.

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