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AI and Trade Virtual Intensive Trade Seminar – a NextGenTrade Event

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
WITA Webinar WITA Online Event


WITA Member: $50

WITA Member Government/Embassy/Student: $25

Non-WITA Member: $100

For group rates (3 or more ticket purchases), email Diego Anez ( to receive a special rate.


Curriculum & Featured Speakers

All Times US/Eastern

Panel 1 – 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM 

Generative Artificial Intelligence and Artificial General Intelligence

Peter Harrell, Non-Resident Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and former Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness, National Security Council at the White House

Cornelia Kutterer, Multidisciplinary Institute in Artificial Intelligence, University of Grenoble; Member of the AI Governance Center Advisory Board, International Association of Privacy Professionals; Member of the OECD.AI Network of Experts

Ashley Llorens, Vice President, Distinguished Scientist & Managing Director, Microsoft Research Outreach

Panel 2 – 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM 

Practical Applications of AI in Business and Trade

Jake Colvin, President, NFTC

Adam Hemphill, Director, Global Government Affairs, Walmart

Srinivas Kuppa, Chief Strategy Officer, SymphonyAI Industrial

Jeff Winter, Sr. Director Industry Strategy, Manufacturing, Hitachi Solutions

Panel 3 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Policy Considerations for Trade Professionals

Nicholas Bramble, Head of Trade Policy & Economic Opportunity, Google

Tarun Chhabra, Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director for Technology and National Security, National Security Council at the White House

Lucilla Sioli, Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, European Commission

Lee Tiedrich, Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Law and Responsible Technology, Duke University; Global Partnership on AI; and Member of the OECD AI Expert Group



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Thank you to our WITA Academy Sponsors


American Apparel & Footwear Association

Cristena Bach Yeutter Charitable Trust

The WITA Academy is a project of the Washington International Trade Foundation (WITF), a 501c3 Educational Organization dedicated to supporting WITA’s mission of educating the trade community and the general public on trade and related issues.

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