Red Hat Government Symposium 2023

November 15 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Grand Hyatt, Washington D.C.

Intelligence Unleashed

Young Bang

Mr. Young Bang was appointed as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology) on 8 March 2022. As the Principal Deputy, Mr. Bang advises the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology and Army leadership on all matters relating to Army acquisition. Prior to joining ASA(ALT), Mr. Bang served at […]


Mark leads the IBM team dedicated to the success of US Federal organizations using IBM technology—encompassing data management, hybrid cloud, security, automation, and artificial intelligence. He has held many leadership roles within the tech industry, from software development to managed services, and in strategy and business development as well as sales. Mark was a US […]


Lauren Boas Hayes is the Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). She is a founding fellow of the Integrity Institute and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Lauren is a leader at the intersection of technology, security, and social issues.


Maj. Gen. David W. Abba is the Director of Special Programs and the Director of the Department of Defense Special Access Program Central Office, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He serves under the authority, direction, and control of the Deputy Secretary of Defense for all programs protected under special access controls in order to acquire and […]


Award-winning artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) authority Rob Albritton is Vice President of oLabs and the AI Center of Excellence at Octo. An Air Force veteran and former U.S. Army Geospatial Research Lab Scientist and Lead ML Engineer at MITRE, Rob spent several years growing NVIDIA’s public sector team alongside the world’s foremost […]


Varoon has a background conducting interdisciplinary research on the social implications of machine learning and related technologies on public domains. He currently serves as a Presidential Innovation Fellow and Senior Advisor on MLOps at the Department of Veteran Affairs, and as an Advisor on AI in the Executive Office of the President. Varoon previously served […]


Tim Fisher is a Systems Engineering Manager with Nutanix. In this role, he is responsible for the engineers that support the US Intelligence Community and the Civilian National Security team, including DOJ, DHS, and several other Civilian agencies. Prior to joining Nutanix in 2019, he was a Systems Engineer for both NetApp and Palo Alto […]


David White is an Associate Principal AI ML/Edge at Red Hat with over 20 years of industry expertise. He possesses exceptional knowledge in the realm of relational database management systems (RDBMS), including Oracle, MySQL, and SQL Server. Throughout his career, David has successfully led numerous design and development initiatives, which have contributed to his holistic […]


Dr. Cyril “Mark” Taylor, is an appointed Civilian Senior Executive serving as a Highly Qualified Expert (HQE) which is a grade equivalent to the SES. He serves as the Chief Technical Officer, Communications Systems for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. As CTO, he is responsible for the SOF […]