Return to page and Carahsoft Introduce a GenAI Bootcamp for Government to Provide Hands-on Training and Best Practices for GenAI Implementations

U.S. government employees who are looking to learn about Generative AI and its applications across Public Sector agencies are eligible to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits

Speakers will include the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security, Vice President of National Security for ASRC Federal, and CIO of HawkEye 360, former Director of White House Information Technology

May 06, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE), the open source leader in Generative AI and machine learning, partners with Carahsoft to bring Generative AI education to the Public Sector to further democratize AI. On May 7, 2024, continues with its series of Public Sector GenAI days at the Carahsoft Conference and Collaboration Center in Reston, VA, attracting 100+ AI practitioners from federal agencies and departments. Limited seats can be reserved at

Event highlights and speakers include:

  • Keynote on the state of the industry by Sri Ambati, CEO and founder,
  • Bootcamp examining responsible, explainable and interpretable AI when applied in the context of Generative AI and specifically Large Language Models (LLMs). This will include both several sections on theoretical concepts as well as hands-on labs using Enterprise h2oGPTe and H2O GenAI applications.
  • Mike Horton, VP of National Security, ASRC Federal and former Chief Data Officer for the Department of Homeland Security will deliver insights to effectively evaluate and enhance their AI readiness. Participants will learn about the multifaceted approach to assessment that covers strategy, governance, application, and infrastructure readiness, enabling a detailed understanding of current capabilities and areas for growth.
  • Shane Barney, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security will focus on the intricacies of implementing trustworthy AI systems, the roles of data and model governance, and the importance of aligning AI operations with ethical guidelines and regulatory standards. Attendees will learn advanced techniques and theoretical frameworks essential for ensuring robustness against various forms of attacks, maintaining privacy during model inference and training, and promoting fairness in AI applications.
  • Chris Herndon, CIO, HawkEye 360, and former Director of White House Information Technology and former Deputy Assistant to the President, will equip attendees with a comprehensive deployment framework for evaluating the most suitable infrastructure for their AI initiatives, whether they are experimenting with AI capabilities or rolling them out at scale. Attendees will navigate the critical decision-making process between on-premise and cloud deployments for AI applications, exploring the scalability and security concerns when choosing where and how to deploy AI into their systems and operations.
  • Dave Epperson, CISO of, formerly CIO and CISO for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Dave will cover AI governance and security frameworks essential for AI deployment in the public sector.

Please visit YouTube or Slideshare for on-demand content from past events and talks.

In the last year, sold-out H2O World events have been held in DC, San Francisco, New York, London, Singapore and Sydney and attended by thousands representing over 30 countries and every industry.

For more information about H2O GenAI World DC, please visit


Founded in 2012, is at the forefront of the AI movement to democratize Generative AI.’s open source Generative AI and Enterprise h2oGPTe, combined with Document AI and the award-winning autoML Driverless AI, have transformed more than 20,000 global organizations and over half of the Fortune 500 and household brands, including AT&T, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, PayPal, Chipotle, ADP, Workday, Progressive Insurance and AES.’s AI for Good program supports nonprofit groups, foundations and communities in their efforts to advance education, healthcare, and environmental conservation, including identifying areas vulnerable to natural disasters and protecting endangered species. has a vibrant community of 2 million data scientists worldwide, and aims to bring together the world’s top data scientists with customers to co-create GenAI applications that are usable and valuable by everyone. Business users can now leverage the power of LLMs to enhance productivity with enterprise applications.

Betty Candel, VP, Marketing