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


Art Chantker, President, Potomac Forum


Keynote:    IA and AI in Government – The Big Picture

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


Applying RPA, IA and AI in government

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

Sukumar Iyer, CEO, Brillient Corporation


Refreshment Break


RPA in government – Successful Implementations at GSA

Lessons learned from GSA’s implementation


Ed Burrows, Robotic Process Automation Program Manager(RPA), GSA-USDA Financial Management Liaison, Office of the Chief Financial Officer (BG), General Services Administration

12:00 PM

Hosted Working Luncheon
(Students will be presented with a discussion topic during lunch) 


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


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


Donna Roy, Executive Director, Information Sharing and Services Office, Office of the CIO, Department of Homeland Security


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

Reza Rashidi, Executive Lead for Robotics Process and Intelligent Automation, Internal Revenue Service


 Refreshment Break


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


Anand Paul, PhD, Director Intelligent Solutions, Brillient Corporation


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


Wrap-up and Q&A


Workshop Adjourns


Post Workshop Discussions with Instructors on Specific Individual Topics


Registration Information
  Early Bird Registration Fee Registering after August 1
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

Keynote Speaker
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


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

Ed Burrows
Robotic Process Automation Program Manager(RPA)
GSA-USDA Financial Management Liaison
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (BG)
General Services Administration

Donna Roy
Executive Director
Information Sharing and Services Office 
Office of the CIO 
Department of Homeland Security 

Reza Rashidi
Executive Lead for RPA
Executive Officer 
Solutions Engineering 
Enterprise Services 
Internal Revenue Service 

Sukumar R. Iyer
President & CEO
Brillient Corporation 

Anand Paul, PhD
Director, Intelligent Solutions
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 second workshop in our AI in government series.