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WIT.Connect: The Potential of Sixth Sense Technology - ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED - WALKINS WELCOME
Valo Park
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
USA

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Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: WIT.Connect

Sixth Sense Technologies is defined by many as new capabilities that augment the traditional five human senses. Once a SCI-FI dream, Sixth Sense Technologies now enable real-world superpowers that help people around the world save lives, protect the environment, and enhance productivity. From Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Virtual Realities, the way we interact with and apply technology is evolving right before our eyes. Join WIT in a thematic showcase of predictive and empowering technologies as we discuss the benefits and challenges of next-generation smart technology.  

View our recent blog post for this event, featuring an interview with our speakers!

6:00 - 6:45pm | Registration and Networking
6:45 - 8:00pm | Program
8:00 - 8:30pm | Q&A and Program Close


Registration Fees

$45 WIT Members
$55 Non-Members
$60 On-Site

Online Pre-registration for this event has closed, but walk-ins are welcome.

Speakers

Emily Miller
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Emily Miller is an assistive technology coach. Stemming from her own challenges with dyslexia, Emily has learned to use assistive technology as a life-changing tool. She has presented on a range of assistive technology devices and services at Decoding Dyslexia, Dyslexia Edge, and Sliding Doors: Science Saturdays. When not helping to build awareness and evangelizing the use of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities in her community, Emily is a special education teacher and assistive technology tutor in the summer.  Emily has a graduate certificate in assistive technology from George Mason University.

 

Sophia Moshasha
Director, Immersive Programs, Brightline Interactive
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An evangelist in immersive technology, Sophia spends her time educating the community on applications of virtual and augmented reality. She is currently the Director of Immersive Platforms at Brightline Interactive, an immersive technology company that produces custom interactive technology, to include virtual and augmented reality experiences, for brands, agencies and government entities. Sophia is also Vice President of the VR/AR Association (VRARA), Washington DC, co-chairs the Association's Marketing and Defense committees and hosts the Association's podcast, "Everything VR/AR". She is dedicated to promoting the growth of VR and AR technology through hosting events and forums, authoring thought leadership pieces, securing strategic partnerships and speaking at industry conferences.

Claire Walsh
Director of Engineering and Services, Excella
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At Excella, Claire currently leads all engineering and service capabilities, spanning 18 different technical disciplines and over 250 consultants. Reporting directly into the CTO, she works with thought leaders in Agile, DevOps, Data and Software Development to deliver impactful solutions that combine the best of technical design and execution. Her career has been mostly in the private sector leading initiatives to deliver large scale analytics solutions for Fortune 500 companies such as GM, Comcast, New York Life and Kroger. Over the last 4 years she has been working in the federal sector with clients such as HHS OIG, USCIS and OPM. 
 
Claire regularly contributes to the data community, most recently participating in an MIT Sloan Management Review study on Big Data and she was named one of DCA Live’s Women in Tech in 2018.