Next Session: September 2, 9am-12pm CDT

Abundant Economies, Resilient Societies: How AI Delivers Human Benefit

AI is not about man vs. machine. It’s about systems that can enable abundance and economic growth, leading to happier, more secure, and resilient societies. This virtual interactive session, presented by SparkCognition™, explores how AI is poised to reinvent the global supply chain by enabling distributed, more local and yet highly integrated systems of production and logistics.

By optimizing local production and supply and making it cost-competitive, AI systems can create new work opportunities in our towns and cities, enable greater national security, and deliver resilience against weather, pandemic, and economic shocks. Come join us to explore the new supply chain, powered by AI, at Time Machine: AI Sessions.

If you have any questions about this session please contact us at timemachine@sparkcognition.com.

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Session Agenda

(ALL TIMES CDT)

8:00-9:00 AM

9:00-10:00 AM

10:00-10:10 AM

10:10-11:00 AM

11:00-11:10 AM

11:10-12:00 PM

12:00-1:00 PM

8:00-9:00 AM

NETWORK

Networking in the VR Expo Hall

9:00-10:00 AM

PANEL

Perfecting Last Mile Logistics with AI

10:00-10:10 AM

Break

Networking in the VR Expo Hall

10:10-11:00 AM

PANEL

Zero Downtime: Evolving to Meet Consumer Needs

11:00-11:10 AM

Break

Networking in the VR Expo Hall

11:10-12:00 PM

PANEL

Using Predictive Maintenance to Support Military Readiness

12:00-1:00 PM

NETWORK

Networking in the VR Expo Hall

Panel Details

1

Perfecting Last Mile Logistics with AI

Effective “Last Mile” logistics entail great complexity, with many moving parts and significant expense. Learn how businesses can reimagine their last mile operations with AI-powered scheduling, route optimization, autonomous terrestrial vehicles, and unmanned aerial systems to make transport safer, more reliable, and efficient for goods and people.

| Jon Damush, Senior Director of New Business Ventures, Boeing NeXt

| Lisa Ellman, Partner at Hogan Lovells LLP, Executive Director of Commercial Drone Alliance

| Dr. Tom Prevot, Director of Engineering for Airspace Systems, Uber Elevate

| Michelle Saab (Moderator), VP, Marketing and Communications, SparkCognition

2

Zero Downtime: Evolving to Meet Consumer Needs

Unplanned downtime is a fact of life. But as consumer expectations keep rising, winning companies are hard at work continually reducing downtime that impacts their supply chain. Learn how predictive AI systems and autonomous control technologies provide the most significant opportunity to finally realize The Zero Downtime Enterprise.

| Mike Alvarado, VP, Growth and Sales Strategy, Jacobs Engineering

| Manish Garg, Director of Data Science, WestRock

Sridhar Sudarsan (Moderator), Chief Technology Officer, SparkCognition

3

Using Predictive Maintenance to Support Military Readiness

The old adage goes, “Amateurs discuss strategy, professionals talk logistics. ” There is no national defense without a resilient supply chain, yet high operational tempos and a shortage of qualified maintainers place increasing strain on legacy systems. AI-powered predictive maintenance ensures platform readiness so that military personnel can meet the demands of assigned missions.

| Secretary Lisa Disbrow, Former Under Secretary of the United States Air Force

| Major Alex Goldberg, Chief Innovation Officer of the Texas Military Department; DARPA Fellow for the Air Force Chief of Staff

| Chitra Sivanandam, VP, Analytics and Simulation, SAIC

Logan Jones (Moderator), President and General Manager of SparkCognition Government Systems

Extras

Interactive Experience

There will be a live Q&A session following each panel discussion, where you can anonymously submit your questions underneath the livestream video.

Virtual Reality Exhibit Hall

Network with your fellow attendees, interact with booths featuring can’t-miss content from our sponsors, and much more.

Speakers

Mike is Vice President of Growth and Sales for Jacobs Engineering’s $5B Critical Mission Solutions Line of Business where he provides growth strategy orchestration, pipeline prioritization, corporate development, and business intelligence.

Mike Alvarado

VP, Growth and Sales Strategy | Jacobs Engineering

Jon is the Senior Director of New Business ventures for Boeing NeXt, a business division building the ecosystem that will define the future of urban, regional, and global mobility.

Jon Damush

Senior Director of New Business Ventures | Boeing NeXt

As former Under Secretary of the United States Air Force, Secretary Disbrow was responsible for the affairs of the Department of the Air Force. She is also a member of the SparkCognition Government Systems’ Board of Directors.

Secretary Lisa Disbrow

Former Under Secretary | United States Air Force

Lisa chairs the Global Unmanned Aircraft Systems Group at Hogan Lovells, where she’s a leading public policy lawyer focusing on domestic drones, Advanced Air Mobility, and other emerging technologies. She is the Executive Director of the Commercial Drone Alliance.

Lisa Ellman

Partner at Hogan Lovells LLP, Executive Director of Commercial Drone Alliance

Manish is the Director of Data Science at WestRock. He leads a team of data scientists that develops mathematical optimization and machine learning based solutions for business units across WestRock. Manish has over 15 years of experience in applying advanced analytics to support executives and organizations in making better, data-driven decisions.

Manish Garg

Director of Data Science | WestRock

As Chief Innovation Officer of Texas Military Department, Major Goldberg is currently responsible for driving the innovation strategy within the TMD and acting as a liaison between academia, industry, and the DoD innovation ecosystem.

Major Alex Goldberg

Chief Innovation Officer of the Texas Military Department; DARPA Fellow for the Air Force Chief of Staff

Dr. Prevot serves as Uber Elevate’s Director of Engineering for Airspace Systems, where he and his team are developing the airspace systems and Elevate Cloud Services for Uber’s aviation products.

Dr. Tom Prevot

Director of Engineering for Airspace Systems | Uber Elevate

Chitra is the Vice President of Analytics and Simulation for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and has been with the company since 2018, where she leads their strategy in analytics, AI, and automation.

Chitra Sivanandam

VP, Analytics and Simulation | SAIC

Logan Jones is the President and General Manager of SparkCognition Government Systems, and has over a decade of national security and defense experience in the US and globally, in which he’s worked extensively with the DoD and with commercial defense companies. Jones is the former Vice President and founding member of the largest aerospace venture fund and innovation group, Boeing HorizonX.

Logan Jones (Moderator)

President and General Manager | SparkCognition Government Systems

Michelle is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for SparkCognition. She is responsible for the overall communication, product-based messaging, event planning and branding activity for the company.

Michelle Saab (Moderator)

VP, Marketing and Communications | SparkCognition

Sridhar is the Chief Technology Officer of SparkCognition. He is responsible for driving SparkCognition’s product and technology strategy, leveraging next-generation artificial intelligence systems to secure and optimize assets across key industries.

Sridhar Sudarsan (Moderator)

Chief Technology Officer | SparkCognition

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