State CDO Panel

Thu. April 21, 2022 @ 11:30 ET

Moderator: Bassel Haidar, AI/ML Practice Lead at Guidehouse


  • Patrick McLoughlin, CDO, State of Maryland
  • Ravi Krishnan, CDO, State of North Dakota
  • Marcus Thornton, Interim CDO, Commonwealth of Virginia

With the massive increase in public sector AI adoption over the last few years it’s no surprise to state and local governments are seeing benefits from these technologies. In this interactive panel of state CDO’s they will share how states are approaching technologies such as AI, machine learning, automation (including RPA), and predictive analytics. Panelists will discuss how these technologies are playing an increasing role in state and local governments, share use cases, challenges and lessons learned as well as how they’d like to see AI adopted in the future. Join us for this engaging panel and your opportunity to ask questions directly to the panelists.



  • 11:30-12:30pm: Panel Discussion
  • 12:30-13:00pm: Your Q&A and interaction

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Featured Presenters

Bassel Haidar

Bassel Haidar is an experienced business technologist who thrives on new challenges in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. He has a track record of

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Marcus Thornton

Marcus Thornton serves as the Deputy Chief Data Officer (CDO) for the Commonwealth and is from Danville, Virginia and has worked in software engineering for the last

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Patrick McLoughlin

Patrick McLoughlin, GISP, is the Chief Data Officer for the State of Maryland, where he is responsible for setting statewide data management and analytics practices.

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Ravi Krishnan

Ravi Krishnan has over two decades of experience in the data management space, having led large transformation efforts in the private sector. His prior experience

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