Summit Schedule

Honolulu, HI | August 21, 2024 | Hawai‘i Convention Center

Keynotes

Unleash the Power of Data +AI for Digital Transformation

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) services can help enhance customer experiences, boost employee efficiency, assist with creativity and content creation, improve business operations, and accelerate innovation by delivering digital services faster and at lower costs. Taking a “think big” approach and executing on thoughtful roadmap planning to leverage machine learning for data discovery, mastering, governance, and protection allows agencies to “start small” and deliver value quickly and safely. These data foundations also provide the foundations for responsible GenAI and enhanced worker and constituent experience.

Session Recommended for: All.

Natasha Nicolai, Data &
Transformation Leader, AWS

AI: Art of The Possible for Hawai‘i

John Larson will share insights into the adoption of Artificial Intelligence through collaborations with academic institutions and startups, fostering a research-focused culture that propels AI forward while addressing the unique challenges and opportunities in Hawaii. From supporting the federal government to protecting natural resources, we’ll see how Booz Allen’s AI initiatives are making a tangible impact.

Session Recommended for: All.

John Larson, Executive Vice President, AI, Booz Allen Hamilton

Business Track

AI Use Case

In this session, we’ll highlight a local use case/success story around an AI solution. Attendees will get a view into what’s possible as well as learn how to prepare for AI solutions including know-before-you-go components like understanding data, governance, and/or end user considerations.

Session Recommended for: All, Business Leaders, Healthcare sector, Technical Leaders.

More information to come.

Building the Future: Exploring Practical Insights from WWT's AI Implementations

The world of AI is buzzing with potential, and organizations are increasingly curious about how to leverage its power. But navigating the implementation process can be challenging. This session offers a glimpse into World Wide Technology’s (WWT) experience as we explore the exciting landscape of AI.

Session Recommended for: All, Business Leaders, Technical Leaders.

Toby San Luis, Principal Solutions Architect, World Wide Technology

Technical Track

GenAI workshop: Empowering Knowledge Management with Practical Chatbots

In this workshop, we dive into the world of practical chatbots and their integration into knowledge management systems. We will conduct live demonstrations of GenAI technology to showcase LLMs and customizations. This workshop is designed for professionals eager to leverage the power of AI to enhance their organization’s information ecosystem.

Session Recommended for: Business Leaders, Technical Leaders.

More information to come.

Modern Data Orchestration: Unlocking the Power of Data and AI in State & Local Gov

Experience the game-changing impact of AI on workflow optimization, productivity enhancement, and user experience revolution. Some of the newest technologies available can empower employees and constituents with cutting-edge AI features, energizing them with newfound capabilities and self-service options. Come learn how other State and Local entities have leveraged this technology to automate manual tasks, free resources for mission-critical endeavors, and ensure data integrity in their systems.

Session Recommended for: Business Leaders, Technical Leaders.

More information to come.

Data Modernization in Action: Applied Use Cases

Learn how to mitigate Data Risks and accelerate self-service access.

Session Recommended for: Business Leaders, Technical Leaders.

More information to come.

Workforce Development Track

Skilling In the AI Workforce

This discussion will explore best practices and lessons learned for AI upskilling efforts at a large technology company and at Department of Defense (DOD) organizations and how it benefited the workforce. The session will also discuss recommendations for implementation at companies and government organizations across the industry. The panel will include leaders from Booz Allen Hamilton and a DoD AI sector or Chief Digital and AI Office (CDAO).

Session Recommended for: Professionals seeking to upskill.

More information to come.

Generative AI Fundamentals

Kickstart your journey with a deep dive into the basics of Generative AI. This session is tailored for beginners and requires no coding background, ensuring everyone can grasp the core concepts and potential applications of this technology.

Session Recommended for: Professionals seeking to upskill.

More information to come.

Cloud Adoption Framework for AI & ML

Navigate the complexities of adopting AI and ML in the cloud with a structured framework. This session covers the Cloud Adoption Framework for AI, ML, and Generative AI, providing a mental model for organizations aiming to leverage AI for business value. Discover the journey of AI maturity, from foundational capabilities to advanced implementations, and gain prescriptive guidance on evolving your organization’s AI capabilities.

Session Recommended for: Technical Workers seeking to upskill.

More information to come.

Growing Hawai‘i’s IT Workforce: From Training, to Entry Level IT Jobs, to Career Advancement

Hear about progress being made to build Hawaii’s IT talent pipeline and learn how you can engage with Hawaii DOE, federal grants (Good Jobs Hawaii), and IT career pathway efforts.

Session Recommended for: All, Business Leaders, Technical Leaders.

Vanessa Rogers: VP, Workforce Development, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii;
Lord Ryan Lizardo: VP, Education, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Entrepreneur Track

How AI Can Revolutionize the
E-Commerce Experience

Amazon excels in delivering engaging user experiences by using AI tools to revolutionize e-commerce. Their AI-driven product recommendation system analyzes customer behavior, purchase history, wishlist items, and more to offer personalized recommendations. This approach sets a benchmark for other e-commerce platforms. Learn how to apply these strategies to your business.

Session Recommended for: All, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners.

More information to come.

Getting Started with Claude

This introductory session will demystify Claude for entrepreneurs, showcasing its potential as a powerful AI assistant. Participants will learn how to effectively interact with Claude, understanding its capabilities and limitations. The session will cover best practices for crafting prompts, maintaining context, and leveraging Claude for various entrepreneurial tasks such as brainstorming, market analysis, and content creation. Through live demonstrations and hands-on practice, attendees will gain practical experience in integrating Claude into their workflows, ultimately learning how to harness AI to enhance their productivity and creativity in business endeavors.

Session Recommended for: All, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners.

Peter Dresslar, Executive Director, Hawaii Center for AI

Claude for Content Creation

The field of AI image generation has seen incredible advancements in recent years, with AI systems now able to create highly realistic and creative images from simple text descriptions. One of the most powerful AI image generators available today is Claude, an artificial intelligence from Anthropic. Whether you want to create stunning AI artworks, design unique avatars, or visualize ideas, Claude makes it more accessible than ever before. In this session, we’ll walk through everything you need to know to get started using Claude AI for your own image generation projects.

Session Recommended for: All, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners.

More information to come.

Code-Free Prototyping for Success

This hands-on workshop will empower entrepreneurs to rapidly bring their ideas to life without writing a single line of code. Leveraging AI tools, including Claude, participants will explore the entire prototyping process from ideation to testing. The session will cover using AI for generating product concepts, creating user stories, and designing interfaces. Attendees will learn to utilize no-code platforms in conjunction with AI to build interactive prototypes, conduct user testing, and iterate based on feedback. Through real-world case studies and a practical exercise, entrepreneurs will gain the skills to create, refine, and validate their product ideas efficiently, accelerating their path to market success.

Session Recommended for: All, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners.

Peter Dresslar, Executive Director, Hawaii Center for AI