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Summer Seminar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Generative AI

July 18 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Join us for an exciting virtual summer seminar event hosted by Guidehouse and the ISACA GWDC chapter. This year’s topic focuses on one of the most relevant topics of the time, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Generative AI. This event brings together a lawyer, industry experts, and government speakers to deliver insightful presentations on various aspects of AI, including its benefits, challenges, risks, and legal issues.

All are welcome to join this free information session and bring questions for the expert speakers. If you are interested in exploring the latest trends, strategies, and best practices in implementing and managing AI this is the event to attend.

IT professionals, managers, auditors, consultants, or anyone else interested in learning more about artificial intelligence and machine learning should attend this event.

Registration closes on July 17 @ 5 pm.  Note, CPE credits will not be issued for this event.

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Event Sponsor

The GWDC is once again pleased to partner with our Gold Sponsor Guidehouse on this summer seminar.





08:30 AM – 09:30 AM

Understanding and Managing Legal Risks with AI

Presenter: James Gatto (Sheppard Mullin)

The benefits of AI are clear, but the legal risks are a bit murky and rapidly evolving. Employees are using AI without understanding the potential legal ramifications of certain uses. Join us for a timely discussion on the key legal issues with AI and what companies need to do to manage the legal risks while leveraging AI.

In this presentation, Jim Gatto (who has 20+ years of legal experience with AI) will clarify the key legal issues with AI, explain business risks if not properly managed, provide insights on likely future legal developments and provide specific recommendations on what companies must do now to manage the legal risks with company use of AI.

09:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Harnessing the Power of Generative AI in Financial Auditing

Presenter: Bob Dunmyer (Guidehouse)

In the rapidly evolving financial landscape, organizations face increasing complexity in regulatory compliance, financial reporting, IT risk management, predictive analytics, and fraud detection. Join us to learn how Generative AI can significantly streamline these organizational audit processes.

In this presentation, Bob Dunmyer, the leader of Guidehouse’s Data and AI Division, will break down the use case of GenAI in financial auditing processes, describe the process of implementing this robust technology, and provide insights on how GenAI can cause a paradigm shift for financial institutions.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

AI’s Impact on Cybersecurity – Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

Presenter: Geoff Grogan (Guidehouse)

AI technology is quickly evolving and becoming more and more ubiquitous in our daily lives. With it comes many benefits, but also many risks. Learn how AI is affecting today’s cybersecurity landscape and how organizations can tackle this challenge today, while laying a robust foundation of cyber resilience in the future.

11:30 AM – 12:30 AM

AI, Deep Fakes, Natural Hazard Modeling

Presenters: Brian Bothwell (GAO) and Kevin Walsh (GAO)

I and associated technologies are changing how we interact with the world. In this seminar, Brian and Kevin will discuss how AI is changing forecasting, deep fakes, and interactions between the government and citizens. Join us as we explore the peril and the potential of AI.



James Gatto
Lawyer @ Sheppard Mullin

James Gatto has been a leading lawyer for 35 years providing business-focused, legal advice on all aspects of intellectual property strategy, technology transactions, technology-related regulatory issues, and litigation, especially ones driven by new business models and/or disruptive technology. For over 20 years he has focused on Artificial intelligence legal issues (e.g., training, policies, IP, regulatory issues). He is an Adjunct Professor at Ole Miss Law School where he teaches “Legal Issues with AI.” He is a frequent author and speaker on AI. Some of his recent talks include:

  • Invited Speaker, Korean Copyright Office “AI and Open Source” 
  • Speaker, US Copyright Office Listening Session on AI Authorship 
  • Speaker, USPTO Listening Session on AI Inventorship Issues 

He is an industry leader, with prominent roles in a number of top tier legal organizations, including: 

  • Appointed member, ABA-IPL AI/Machine Learning Task Force 
  • Co-Chair, AI Subcommittee, AIPLA 
  • Member, Artificial Intelligence Committee, International Technology Law Association

Bob Dunmyer
Partner @ Guidehouse

Bob Dunmyer serves as a Partner in the Digital Solutions sector at Guidehouse, where he spearheads the Data & AI division. His leadership is pivotal in guiding clients through their Digital Transformation journey, leveraging GenAI and Intelligent Automation. Bob’s rapidly expanding team, comprising data management pros, data scientists, and bot developers, is dedicated to harnessing artificial intelligence and automation to tackle intricate challenges. He navigates clients through the dynamic landscape of artificial intelligence, making certain they stay at the forefront of digital innovation. Bob’s leadership ethos is centered around creating synergies between technology and strategy, delivering tailored solutions that catalyze significant transformations in both the Commercial and Public Sectors.

Geoff Grogan
Director @ Guidehouse

Experienced cybersecurity business leader with more than 15 years of professional experience providing consulting, program management, and risk management expertise to Department of Defense and Federal Government clients. Extensive experience in cybersecurity strategy, governance, and policy development, including expertise in supply chain risk management (SCRM), and non-traditional IT (i.e. weapons systems, industrial control systems). Possesses a proven track record successfully leading large, diverse teams that deliver at a high level to senior clients in a variety of high-paced, dynamic environments.

Brian Bothwell
Director of Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics @ U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Brian Bothwell is a Director in GAO’s Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics (STAA) team. He oversees a team of engineers and scientists who analyze engineering and technology issues. He also directs a team whose work includes assessing federal efforts to acquire and operate weapons, satellites, and other major technological systems on time and on budget.

Brian joined GAO in December 2013 as a member of the Applied Research and Methods team, where he assessed cost estimates, schedules, cost management systems, and technology readiness of several federal programs. Additionally, Brian contributed to the development of several GAO best practice guides and led the update to the “Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide.” In 2021, he became a Director in GAO’s STAA team. Prior to joining GAO, Brian enjoyed a 20-year career in the United States Navy and worked as a cost estimator in the private sector.

Brian earned a master’s degree in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Kevin Walsh
Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity @ U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Kevin Walsh is a Director in GAO’s Information Technology and Cybersecurity team. He oversees work related to AI, Census, CIO authorities, legacy modernizations, and satellite and space systems. He has led reviews covering topics related to the authorities of federal Chief Information Officers, management of legacy IT systems, coordination of IT contracts, and assessments of IT-related risk.

Kevin joined GAO in June 2006, and led projects related to FITARA and GAO’s High-Risk area on Improving the Management of IT Acquisitions and Operations.

Kevin earned a master’s degree in business administration from Virginia Tech. Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Virtual Meeting Information

  • This event will be presented online through Zoom.  
  • The zoom link will be emailed to you when you register. 


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CPE Information

No CPEs will be awarded for this event.



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