For over 45 years, CGI Federal has provided end-to-end technology, consulting and managed services that deliver actionable insights for mission outcomes.

We bring the latest technology innovations that enable federal agencies to achieve their missions though cloud-native solutions, cybersecurity, data management, analytics, and other solutions.

From Hype to Help: Navigating the Ethical Landscape of AI in Government

Sunday, July 14th, 2024 from 1 - 2:15 p.m. 

Panel moderator: Josh Sonnier, Director, Analytics and Intelligence Lead 


- Taka Ariga, Chief Data Scientist and Innovation Lab Director, GAO

- Todd Anthony, Chief Procurement Officer, IRS

- Matthew Roper, Director of the Justice Management Division, Finance, DOJ                                                                                                           

Session abstract:

Embark on a journey into the heart of artificial intelligence's transformative power in government. This session unveils a comprehensive AI playbook, offering a roadmap for success. Dive into real-world applications, implementation strategies, and discover how AI can revolutionize mission achievement for unparalleled government success. 

AI vs. Bots

Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 4 - 4:50 p.m. 

CGI presenter:  Josh Sonnier, Director, Analytics and Intelligence Lead 


- Ravenna Bohan, Controller, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, AOUSC

- Brenda Rodriguez, Financial Solutions Branch Chief, AOUSC

- Mona Amatie, Accounting Director, Architect of the Capitol, AOC

- Nicole Anderson, Automation Program Manager, Financial Systems, U.S. Department of Justice

Session abstract:

AI is everywhere, but what happened to the bots? Learn the differences between AI and bots , and when a bot may be a better solution for your accounting operations.

Digital Accessibility: Moving Beyond the Regulations

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 from 4:00 – 4:50 p.m. 

CGI moderatorsKenyon Wells, Senior Vice President and Rebecca Knoll, Senior Business Consultant 


- Betsy Sirk, Director, Digital Accessibility and Strategic Sourcing, NASA

- Dominique Wheeler, Accessibility Specialist and Trainer, DOJ

- Joe Carter, Director, Customer Experience, HUD

Session abstract:

Inclusion is defined as the practice or policy of providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized. This is important because DEI isn't inclusive if it doesn't include people with disabilities. Several recent reports such as OMB M-24-08 have been released to ensure federal agencies are meeting the Section 508 requirements; looking beyond the legal requirements we will discuss how digital accessibility impacts and ensures the unique needs of all customers and employees are met. 

Findings from AGA's U.S. Government Accounting & Reporting Issues Survey

July 17, Wednesday, July 17, 2024 from 9:35 – 10:25 a.m. 

CGI moderators: Melanie Colston, Director, Consulting Services

Rob Irish, Managing Director, Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte


Luke Sheppard, Financial Reports Division Director, Bureau of Fiscal Service Teresa Tancre, Senior Budget Methods Specialist, Office of Management and Budget David Horn, Director, Office of Financial Policy and Reporting, Department of Health & Human Services


Session abstract:

Explore the background of AGA’s Government Accounting & Reporting Issues Survey and its recent findings. Identify important issues raised in the survey that relate to USSGL accounting and reporting guidance. Review recommendations based on analysis of survey responses and discover ways to contribute to improvements in USSGL accounting and reporting.

Beyond Algorithm: Responsible AI for Financial Management in Government

 July 17, Wednesday, July 17, 2024 from 1:10 – 2:00 p.m. 

CGI moderatorSherien Youssef, Vice President, Business Consulting


- Dr. Aisha Behr, Adjunct Professor, GMU

- Steven Brand, Deputy CIO, Resource Management, Dept. of Energy

- Grace Lim, Program Manager, BFS

Session abstract:

Navigate the ethical landscape of AI in financial management. This session delves into the principles of responsible AI, exploring its application to fiscal domains. Learn essential strategies for ethical AI implementation, understand its impact on financial decision-making, and uncover pathways to foster transparency and accountability in government operations.