AFCEA International Chapter News
LEXINGTON-CONCORD CHAPTER CHAPTER - Mar 11, 2020

Google, DOD Chief Tech Officer Talks AI at Breakfast Fundraiser

In March, event co-chair, Troy Blanchard, Google Cloud account manager, welcomed guests to the 10th annual Gold Circle Breakfast, an adjunct fundraiser supporting chapter scholarships, held in conjunction with the March New Horizons Symposium at the Boston Marriott Newton. Blanchard introduced featured guest speaker Sean Maday, Defense Department chief technology officer for Google Cloud. Maday provided an extremely informative, thought-provoking talk about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) for the defense industry and how AI is becoming integral to not only defense but worldwide. Will Keller, chapter Young AFCEAN president (industry) from Booz, Allen, Hamilton, next presented a chapter scholarship to Rachel Mann for winning her Lexington High School science fair this year with her Medhelper-a medical delivery robot that transfers medical supplies from a base station to a patient's room. At the conclusion, Blanchard thanked sponsors Google Cloud, Intel Corporation, Veritas, General Dynamics, Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute and SEM.

Event Photographs:

Troy Blanchard, Google Cloud account manager, acts as master of ceremonies at the chapter's 10th annual Gold Breakfast fundraiser to support STEM scholarships in March.
Troy Blanchard, Google Cloud account manager, acts as master of ceremonies at the chapter's 10th annual Gold Breakfast fundraiser to support STEM scholarships in March.
Sean Maday, Google Cloud, Defense Department chief technology officer, discusses the impact artificial intelligence is having on the U.S. Department of Defense and globally at the Gold Circle Breakfast in March.
Sean Maday, Google Cloud, Defense Department chief technology officer, discusses the impact artificial intelligence is having on the U.S. Department of Defense and globally at the Gold Circle Breakfast in March.
In March, Will Keller, Young AFCEAN president, industry, from Booz, Allen, Hamilton (l), congratulates Rachel Mann (center l) on winning her Lexington High School, Massachusetts, science fair this year with her Medhelper robot, which verifies the identify and quantity of medication, uses laser radar to navigate and delivers medication to hospital rooms via radio frequency tags. Joining Keller for the photo opportunity is Rachel's mother, Shu Chu Chen (center r), and Troy Blanchard, master of ceremonies.
In March, Will Keller, Young AFCEAN president, industry, from Booz, Allen, Hamilton (l), congratulates Rachel Mann (center l) on winning her Lexington High School, Massachusetts, science fair this year with her Medhelper robot, which verifies the identify and quantity of medication, uses laser radar to navigate and delivers medication to hospital rooms via radio frequency tags. Joining Keller for the photo opportunity is Rachel's mother, Shu Chu Chen (center r), and Troy Blanchard, master of ceremonies.

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