Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) | AMIA | Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) | Connecticut Academy of Science and Technology (CASE) | IEEE Computer Society | IEEE Women in Engineering | IEEE, Senior Member | INFORMS | Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) | New York Academy of Science | Society of Women Engineers | Tau Beta Pi | Women in Technology (WIT) | Women in Technology International (WITI)
Invited speaker, "Introduction to Watson Health," 51st Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS) 2018, Oahu, Hawaii, January 3 - 6, 2018.
Invited speaker, FCC’s Connect2Health Task Force Virtual Listening Session on the Broadband Health Divide, September 22, 2017.
Invited Panelist, "The Role of Cognitive and AI Technologies in the Digital Health Transformation," Health Datapalooza 2017, Washington D.C., April 27 - 28, 2017.
“IBM Watson Health,” NIH Deep Learning Interest Group, Rockville, MD, February 6, 2017.
Invited Speaker, “The Power of Data in the Era of Cognitive Computing: The Next Frontier for Healthcare,” AMIA Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Working Group, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2016 Annual Symposium, Chicago, IL, November 12 – 16, 2016.
Invited Panelist, “Faces of AMIA,” American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2016 Annual Symposium, Chicago, IL, November 12 – 16, 2016.
Invited Speaker and Panelist, "Cognitive Computing for Clinical Trials Innovation," NIH 2016 Bioinformatics Festival - Virtual Clinical Trials: Modernizing Comparative Studies, Bethesda, MD, October 21, 2016.
Speaker, "Health Informatics: A New Era of Innovation for Access, Analysis, and Action," Public Health Informatics (PHIN) 2016, Atlanta, GA, August 21 - 24, 2016.
Invited Talk, "Cybersecurity Leadership: Competencies, Governance, and Technologies for Industrial Control Systems," with Jean-Pierre Auffret, George Mason University, International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) 2016, New York, NY, July 25 - 28, 2016.
Invited Panelist, Society of Women's Health Research (SWHR) 26th Annual Gala: Revolutionizing Healthcare & Research through Data, with Kavita Patel, MD, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution (Moderator);Robert M. Califf, MD, Commissioner at the FDA; Jennie Larkin, PhD, Senior Advisor for Extramural Programs and Strategic Planning at the NIH;and Anna McCollister-Slipp, Co-founder of Galileo Analytics, Ritz Carlton, Washington, DC, May 4, 2016.
Invited Talk, "Using IBM Watson Health to Improve Patient Care and Wellness Outcomes,” The Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Quality Conference, Baltimore, MD, December 1-3, 2015.
Invited Plenary, "Technology and Innovation Lead the Next Era of Integrated Intelligence," 2015 Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) Conference, San Antonio, TX, August 23 - 26, 2015.
Federal News Radio Interview by Jason Miller with D. J. Patil and Jane Snowdon, "From CDOs to CIOs: Agencies must find balance between hip, cool and timeworn, true," http://federalnewsradio.com/big-data/2015/07/agencies-must-find-balance-hip-cool-timeworn-true/, Washington DC, July 7, 2015.
Invited Panelist, "Vision 2020 and Internet of Things," with Carle De Groote, Cisco, and Ashish Jaiman, Microsoft, Northern Viriginia Technology Council, Reston, VA, June 10, 2015.
Speaker, "Introduction: A New Security Reality is Here," George Mason University - IBM - National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Leadership and Smart Grid Conference, Fairfax, VA, April 30, 2015.
Panel Moderator, "Industrial Control Systems Perspectives," George Mason University - IBM - National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Leadership and Smart Grid Conference, Fairfax, VA, April 30, 2015.
Invited Keynote, "Implementing the Internet of Things," IBM Department of Justice and Law Enforcement Innovation Day, Washington DC, April 29, 2015.
Invited Panelist, "Global Innovation," with Doug Barry, Deputy Director, U. S. Commercial Service, and Ambassador Stuart Holliday, President and CEO, Meridian International Center, Wharton DC Innovation Summit, Washington DC, April 28, 2015.
Invited Panelist, “Data Myths and Realities,” with Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA; Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Commerce; and John Nesi, VP Market Development at Rockwell Automation, The National Press Club Newsmaker Forum, Washington DC, December 10, 2014.
Invited Panelist, “STEM,” AFCEA Belvoir STEM Innovation Day, Fort Belvoir, VA, November 13, 2014.
Invited Keynote, “How Can Organizations Use Big Data to Achieve Sustainability Objectives?” GMU-IBM Diverse Data Analytics Applications Symposium,” George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, November 4, 2014.
Invited Panelist, “Interagency Big Data Initiative,” Symposium on the Interagency Strategic Plan for Big Data: Focus on R&D, Board on Research Data and Information, The National Academies, Washington, DC, October 23, 2014.
Speaker, “How Can Organizations Use Big Data to Achieve Sustainability Objectives?” Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment, Washington DC, October 1, 2014.
Speaker, “Cross-Industry Considerations for Securing Industrial Control Systems,” George Mason University – IBM – National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Research Workshop, Arlington, VA, July 11, 2014.
Invited Keynote, “Leading the Next Era of Information Technology,” Northrop Grumann Tech Expo Gala, Hilton, McLean, VA, June 17, 2014.
Invited Speaker, “Big Data and Smart Cities,” 4th American Institute of Engineers (AIE) Symposium on Big Data for Government, Arlington, VA, June 17-18, 2014.
Invited Panelist, "Big Data and Open Government,” Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC, June 6, 2014.
Invited Speaker, “The Coming Era of Cognitive Computing,” School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences (SPACS), George Mason Retired Faculty Association, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, May 15, 2014.
Invited Speaker, “Leading the Next Era of Innovation,” AFCEA Technology Council, Fairfax, VA, May 14, 2014
Invited Panelist, "Vendor Perspective on Public Sector Requirements for Cloud Computing,” Cloud Standards Customer Council’s Public Sector Cloud Summit, Reston, VA, March 24, 2014.
Invited Keynote, "Key Technology Trends for Public Sector,” Cloud Standards Customer Council’s Public Sector Cloud Summit, Reston, VA, March 24, 2014.
Invited Speaker, “The Coming Era of Cognitive Computing,” The Philosophical Society of Washington (PSW), Washington, DC, February 7, 2014, http://vimeo.com/87433622
Invited Panelist, U. S. Department of Energy’s “Building a Cyber Workforce for Energy Systems: Attracting, Training, and Retaining Talent in the Face of a Changing Cyber Landscape,” Washington, DC, October 24, 2013.
Keynote Address “How Can Organizations Use Big Data to Achieve Sustainability Objectives?” and panel moderator, Environmental Law Institute's Conference on Big Data: A Game Changer for Environmental Managers, Advocates, and Regulators?, Washington DC, October 22, 2013.
Invited Speaker, "Women in Data: Global Technology Outlook 2013," Data Innovation DC, Washington DC, September 23, 2013.
Invited panelist in partnership with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, The Governor General of Canada, and the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at New York University (NYU), on the spirit of innovation and the diplomacy of knowledge between Canada and the United States, New York, NY, May, 29, 2013.
Speaker, “IBM Global Technology Outlook 2013," Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Annual Conference and Expo, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18 - 22, 2013.
Closing Keynote "Energy Conservation and IBM’s Real Estate Transformation,” 2012 Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership Summit, Stamford, CT, June 13-14, 2012.
Conference organizer, panel organizer and moderator for the “Implications of a Data-Driven Built Environment Conference,” New York Academy of Science, New York, NY, May 30, 2012.
Panel organizer and moderator “Georgia Tech Industrial and Systems Engineering Careers in Industry Panel,” Atlanta, GA, April, 20, 2012.
Luncheon Keynote “Innovations for Energy Efficient Buildings at IBM,” Society of Women Engineers: Engineering Exploration Experience, New York, NY, March 31, 2012.
Invited panelist “The Big Picture 2012: Sustainability for Large Corporations,” Urban Land Institute Westchester/Fairfield, White Plains, NY, February 23, 2012.
Keynote, “Innovation – Defining the Future for Smarter Buildings,” IBM Canada Forum on Smarter Buildings, Markham, Canada, February 7, 2012.
Speaker, “Modeling and Simulation of Building Energy Performance for Portfolios of Public Buildings, 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, Phoenix, AZ, December 11-14, 2011.
Invited speaker and panelist “Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster for Energy Efficient Buildings,” American Institute of Architects NY Buildings = Energy: Design for a Change Symposium, New York, NY, November 5, 2011.
Invited speaker and panelist “Establishing Field Tested Integrated Design and Delivery Methodology for Retrofitting Commercial Buildings,” International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO) 2011, New York, NY, October 18-20, 2011.
Invited lecturer “How Much Energy is Enough?”, Union College, September 13, 2011.
Invited panel moderator “Opportunities Behind the Meter,” with Eaton and RPI at the Energy Infotech Forum, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, June 21, 2011.
Invited lecturer “Innovation for a Smarter Planet,” Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Seminar Series, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, April 19, 2011.
Invited lecturer "Innovation for Energy Efficient Buildings," Penn State's IE 590 Graduate Seminar Series, University Park, PA, March 17, 2011.
Invited Keynote Address "Opportunities for Innovating Solutions for a Smarter Planet," The Fordham IBM Forum on Analytics "Building Real World Readiness -- Analytics Skills for 21st Century Leaders," New York, NY, March 31, 2011.
Invited speaker and panelist "Market Requirements for Analytics skills for the 21st Century Smarter Planet," The Fordham IBM Forum on Analytics "Building Real World Readiness -- Analytics Skills for 21st Century Leaders," New York, NY, March 31, 2011.
Invited speaker “Smarter Buildings and Smart Grid Research,” Univ of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, February 18, 2011.
Invited speaker, Announcement of the Urban Technology Innovation Center with Mayor Bloomberg, Columbia, CUNY, IBM, NYU and NYCEDC, New York, NY, January 20, 2011.
Invited lecturer “The Smart Grid and Smart Buildings” in Columbia’s EE 4510 Solar Energy and Smart Grid Power Systems class, October 26, 2010.
Quoted in Scientific American’s May 13, 2010 issue on “Securing the Smart Grid.”
Invited speaker and panelist “Smarter Cities, Smarter Buildings: Strategically Using New Technology to Design a Sustainable Planet” at AIA’s Build Pittsburgh 2010 conference, April 12, 2010.
Invited speaker and panelist “The Olympic Peninsula Project” at The Smart Grid for Smart Cities event co-sponsored by The Sallan Foundation and CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, February 3, 2010.
Invited speaker and panelist “The Power of Many: The ABC’s of Collaborative Innovation throughout the Extended Enterprise” at Columbia’s Building Intelligence Project (C-BIP) Integrated Design Studio Panel, January 27, 2010.
Featured in Metropolis Magazine’s January 13, 2010 issue on “What’s Next: Energy.”