Dr. Craig Martell recently transitioned from a well-paying industry job as Head of Machine Learning at Lyft to the new Chief Digital and AI Officer at CDAO. Drawn by the mission, Dr. Martell brings a wealth of AI experience and business experience that he hopes will help increase the pace of technology adoption.
Dr. Martell will join Alexandr Wang, CEO and Founder of Scale, to discuss his charter to help the DoD increase the speed and agility it develops and fields advances in AI, data analytics, and machine-learning technology. Dr. Martell will discuss how he plans to align incentives to take advantage of existing private-sector technology while streamlining procurement processes. He addresses how he will work to organize the immense quantities of data the department processes to make it more AI-ready to improve the department's capabilities overall.
Dr. Martell will identify the advanced AI capabilities he will look to implement across the department and how some of the latest advancements in large models factor into his plans. Finally, he will explore how to communicate complex technical topics to non-technical leaders in the government and how the industry can best support the government with AI initiatives.