Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Deputy Branch Chief, Science and Technology Portfolio Management, Defense Health Agency (DHA)

Biography
CDR Peter Walker is a data scientist and academic leader in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. He has been an advocate for innovation and change within the Navy. His leadership and keen eye towards organizational change has led to the adoption of a digital first mentality across the DoD. During the COVID pandemic, CDR Walker served as the Product Manager for Project Salus, the Department of Defenses data analytic platform for COVID. He helped to establish a multi-variate data pipeline to model issues such as disease spread, food shortages, and most recently the prioritization of vaccine distribution. CDR Walker is currently assigned to the Defense Health Agency as the Deputy Branch Chief for the Science and Technology Portfolio Management Branch and the Program Director for the Small Business Innovative Research and Small Business Technology Transition Program.


Talk
The intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare represents one of the most promising and dynamic frontiers in modern science and technology. As artificial intelligence capabilities rapidly advance, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) recognizes both the transformative potential and ethical imperatives of these technologies.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 2 - January 24 9.00 A.M.-4.45 P.M.


Track Co-Chairs:
Russ Cucina, UCSF
John Kalafut, Asher Orion Group

  • PMWC 2024 Award Ceremony
    Luminary Honoree: Suchi Saria, Johns Hopkins
  • Integrated Diagnostics: The Future Powered by AI and Data Innovations
    - John Kalafut, Asher Orion Group
  • AI-Driven Integration of Genomic Data for Disease Understanding and Treatment
    - Mark Yandell, University of Utah
  • AI, Big Data and the Early Detection/Prevention of Chronic Diseases
    - Lee Hood, Phenome Health
  • AI in US Military Healthcare System
    - Peter Walker, Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Health IT and Interoperability Policy (PANEL)
    Chair: Russ Cucina, UCSF
    - Steven Lane, Gorila Health
    - Charles Jaffe, HL7
    - Alan Swenson, Sequoia Project
    - Neli de Crescenzo, Optum
    - Julia Adler, UCSF
  • Barriers and Challenges of Deploying AI into Clinical Use (PANEL)
    Chair: Shweta Maniar, Google
    - Bernardo Bizzo, Mass General Brigham
    - Guido Matthews, Bayer
    - Tina Hernandez-Boussard, Stanford
  • Transforming Healthcare Using Big Data and Remote Monitoring
    - Michael Snyder, Stanford
  • AI to Improve Patient Outcomes: Exploring High-Speed Genomic Insights with GPU-Accelerated Tools
    Chair: Julie Gil, Velsera
    - Jason Fenwick, NVIDIA
  • AI Pathology's Horizon: Navigating the Future and Overcoming Obstacles (PANEL)
    Chair: Pavankumar Anne, ZS
    - Eric Walk, PathAI
    - Michael Rivers, Roche Diagnostics
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Elliott Green, Dandelion Health
    - Tomasz Jetka, Ardigen
    - Peter White, Nationwide Children's Hospital

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