Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT


Phil Williams, DANC Science & Technology Chair 
Defense Alliance of North Carolina 


NC State University Wilson College of Textiles 
1020 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

Driving Directions 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Google: Bringing Capabilities from the Consumer Space to DoD Mission 

Defense companies have a wide range of AI practitioners, from analysts to developers to data scientists. In this talk, Google will discuss the various ways AI can be implemented across these different levels of practitioner. You will also learn how services that you and billions of others use daily are of strategic importance to DoD programs.

Scott Frohman | Google Federal

 Scott Frohman

Scott Frohman runs the business responsible for bringing the innovation of Google to the US Department of Defense and US defense intelligence community. He works with government to enable adoption of cutting edge practices in the areas of artificial intelligence, ultra-large scale mission data processing, and business productivity. He also serves as government liaison for cutting-edge technological developments, bringing thought leadership to federal programs and policy groups in areas such as mission critical computing, software development best practices, and large-scale data management. Prior to Google, Scott ran the 60-person federal business for Rational Software Corporation (now IBM Rational®), having contributed directly to the success of many federal and commercial mission-critical software development programs as well as the Unified Modeling Language standard. Scott has taught information technology best practices to audiences in many developed and third world nations. Scott holds degrees in engineering, computer science, and business

Rob Albritton | Octo, Senior Director, oLabs AI Center of Excellence

Octo introduces its Close Quarter Battle Lab (CBL), one of its approaches to AI and ML operationalization; Octo’s 14,000 sq. ft. emerging technology research and development (R&D) facility, oLabs “Close Quarter Battle Lab” (CBL),  offers our federal mission partners capabilities not previously available in the defense innovation ecosystem

Octo invested $7M to solidify and enhance its commitment to providing innovative approaches to AI and ML operationalization; our 14,000 sq. ft. emerging technology research and development (R&D) facility, oLabs, offers our federal mission partners capabilities not previously available in the defense innovation ecosystem. oLabs provides 15 petaflops of AI compute, tactical communications devices, end-user devices, and a close quarter battle (CQB) facility to enable innovative yet operationally relevant data pipeline and AI prototyping and experimentation with emerging data science and MLOps tools.

Leveraging oLabs’ infrastructure, standards, and the oLabs AI operationalization process, our AI and ML engineers, data scientists, architects, and software developers partner with federal clients and domain and industry experts to ensure AI and ML models and their associated data pipelines are properly prepared, tested, and ready for operational deployment.

At oLabs, we solve the governments most challenging problems through AI and emerging technology research, development, and rapid prototyping. oLabs is where the government, Octo, and industry partners join forces for the common goal of operationalizing AI and emerging technologies to save warfighter lives.   While the oLabs mothership is in Reston, VA, mission specific satellite campuses are planned for the Fort Bragg NC area, Fort Huachuca area, and central Texas.

Hassan A. Tetteh, MC, MBA, FACS, FACHE Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy Health Mission Chief Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) Department of Defense 

Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh is a US Navy Captain and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and adjunct faculty at Howard University College of Medicine. He was selected a 2019 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar by the National Academy of Medicine. Currently, Tetteh serves as the Health Mission Chief for Warfighter Health at the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) in the Department of Defense (DoD), and he is a Thoracic Surgeon for MedStar Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He leads a Specialized Thoracic Adapted Recovery (STAR) Team, in Washington, DC, and his research in thoracic transplantation aims to expand heart and lung recovery and save lives. Tetteh served as Ship’s Surgeon and Director of Surgical Services for the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in 2005. In 2011, he deployed as a trauma surgeon to Afghanistan’s Helmand and Nimroz provinces in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM with II Marine Expeditionary Forces and most recently supported Special Joint Forces missions to South America, the Middle East, the South Pacific, Australia, and Africa. He earned both the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer and Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer designations, and his military honors include two Meritorious Service Medals and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Tetteh received his BS from State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh, his MD from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, his MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, his MBA from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, and his MS in National Security Strategy with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence from the National War College. He completed his thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota and advanced cardiac surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Tetteh is board certified in thoracic surgery, general surgery, clinical informatics, and healthcare management, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association.




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Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces on campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors,regardless of vaccination status.

DANC Science & Technology Committee Leaders;

Phil Williams, Chair, Phil Williams LLC, https://www.linktophil.com/ 

Brandon Conover, Co-Chair, Practical Scientific Solutions, https://www.practicalscientific.com/about-2

DANC Operational Staff:

Tammy Everett, Executive Director (Interim), 910-690-4450, teverett@defensealliancenc.org

About The Alliance

The Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) is a private, nonprofit, organization focused on strengthening North Carolina’s defense sector and those who support it.

The Alliance combines the powerful leadership of distinguished military officers and industry executives, a large and active membership base, and an impressive set of standing forums and events to support North Carolina’s government, military, business, and academic communities.

Our Mission:

Grow North Carolina’s defense economy in a way that creates new long-term investments and job opportunities.


Improve the economy of North Carolina by:

  • positioning key organizations and senior leaders to assist in the expansion of defense-related business opportunities throughout the state
  • leading high-impact strategic growth initiatives
  • providing actionable information and networking opportunities to NC entities with defense sector interests

The Alliance’s unique ability to lead government, military, industry, and academic partners in collaborative efforts toward common objectives continues to create opportunities for North Carolina while augmenting the capabilities of the nation’s military.