Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has the potential to automate entire processes or part of processes that are repetitive, monotonous and occur in high volumes. In a shrinking budget environment, RPA is a tool to “do more with less”. While RPA automates “hand work”, AI assisted Intelligent Automation also automated “head work”.


RPA, IA and AI has spread rapidly in the private sector and many federal and state agencies are currently using these tools in production or as pilots to speed up cycle times reducing the time it takes to perform certain processes, augment the efforts of human workers and provide better outcomes for the business of government.

Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington 20004 United States
See map: Google Maps
Metro Center (Red, Orange, Blue Lines). Use the exit marked “12th & F Sts” to exit onto F St., then continue straight two blocks and cross 14th St.
What You Will Learn
  • What RPA is not
  • What is RPA
  • What is IA and AI
  • What are some use cases for government
  • How to assess the suitability of a process to be automated
  • How to make it happen
  • What are impacts and pitfalls to watch out for
Why You Should Attend
  • These intelligent technologies are disrupting how government can work better
  • Don’t get left out and watch the wave of innovation pass you by
  • The PMA, OMB and Congress are pushing for these types of technologies
Instructor Presentations, Classroom Discussions, and Guest Speakers

Agenda Subject to Change

7:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Art Chantker, President, Potomac Forum, Ltd.

8:45 am

Keynote: IA and AI in Government – The Big Picture


Stephen Sanford, Director, Center for Strategic Foresight Government, U.S. Government Accountability Office 

9:30 am

Applying RPA, IA and AI in Government

  1. RPA, IA and AI defined
  2. Use cases in federal government (with videos)


Sukumar Iyer, CEO, Brillient Corporation

10:30 am

Refreshment Break

10:45 am

RPA in Government – Learnings from GSA and the Federal RPA Community of Practice


Lessons learned from GSA’s implementation


Ed Burrows, Vice President of Intelligent Solutions, Brillient Corporation, Former Robotic Process Automation Program Manager(RPA)

General Services Administration 

12:00 pm

Hosted Working Luncheon


Students will be presented with a discussion topic during lunch

1:00 pm

Luncheon Workshop "Report Out"


A luncheon table leader will share the discussion and report out - interactive discussion 

1:20 pm

Government Panel – Agency leaders discuss their opportunities, implementations and plans for RPA, IA and AI


Moderator: James (Jim) Walker, Federal Chief Technology Officer, UiPath


Harrison Smith, Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, Internal Revenue Service

2:00 pm

Refreshment Break

2:15 pm

Lessons Learned in Implementing RPA in Government: What you need to know


Christine L. Gex, Army Innovation and Robotics Process Automation Lead, Financial Information Management, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Army

3:00 pm

Getting Started – Evaluating Opportunities for RPA, IA and AI in Government

  1. How to identify opportunities for automation and AI assisted solutions
  2. Evaluating if it will be a good, workable solution
  3. How to make it happen


Ed Burrows, Vice President of Intelligent Solutions, Brillient Corporation, Former Robotic Process Automation Program Manager(RPA)

General Services Administration 

3:45 pm

The Impacts of disruptive technologies

  1. What are the benefits of these technologies to the workforce
  2. What are the impacts to federal employees
  3. Designing the organization for post automation
  4. Impacts on networks, systems, security and ongoing operations


Sukumar Iyer, CEO, Brillient Corporation

4:45 pm

Wrap – up and Q&A

5:00 pm

Workshop Adjourns


Registration Information

Early Bird Registration Fee before

October 24, 2019

Registering after 

October 24, 2019 

Government Employees:
(Federal, State or Local Government Issued ID)
Special Reduced Rates in Support of Government Budget Reductions
Team Rate for Government: Send a government team to learn together. Register two government employees from the same office at the same time and the third person registers at $200 discount of the current government rate.
Industry and Contractors:
(Including contractors on-site and in direct support of government agencies).

Registration Includes: Presentations, Workshop Notebook, Continental Breakfast, All Day Refreshments and Hosted Luncheon

Cancellation Policy

Confirmed registrations who cancel within 3 business days of the program will be subject to a $250 cancellation fee. Registrations cancelled after the program starts are subject to the full registration fee. Substitutions can be made at any time. In the event a particular training workshop is cancelled, the liability of Potomac Forum, Ltd is limited to refund of any prepaid registration fee.

Who Should Attend
  • Federal Government program executives and managers charged with accomplishing the mission
  • Leaders working on IT modernization and digital government
  • Acquisitions professionals
  • CXOs
  • IGs and Staff
  • State and local Government  Executives, Managers and staff
  • Industry Partners who support the government


Stephen Sanford, 
Director, Center for Strategic Foresight Government, 
US Government Accountability Office 

Ed Burrows
Vice President of Intelligent Solutions
Brillient Corporation
Former Robotic Process Automation Program Manager(RPA)
General Services Administration 

Harrison Smith
Deputy Chief Procurement Officer 
Internal Revenue Service 

Christine L. Gex
Army Innovation and Robotics Process Automation Lead
Financial Information Management
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Army 

Sukumar R. Iyer
President & CEO
Brillient Corporation 

James (Jim) Walker
Federal Chief Technology Officer 

End Date
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – Automating repetitive, monotonous work, shifting people from low value work to high value work, faster cycle times with lower costs. AI assisted Intelligent Automation and human augmentation. This is the third workshop in our AI in government series.