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Policy Simulation Symposium: Using Modeling and Simulation for Agency Policy Making


Models and Simulations already play an important. if unrecognized, role in government policy making. Models can represent complex ecosystems with interactions between the component systems, and simulations can provide new perspectives on how even the smallest decisions have significant consequences. This symposium will present examples of the use of simulation within government agencies, showing the types of model methodologies being used, and lessons learned from these experiences. We will also discuss the future of simulations, including how they can be used individually or collectively, how simulations can be linked to live data, and how policy decisions can be tested against large populations to quickly determine impact, behavioral changes, and opportunities to improve. Attend this Symposium to learn how Simulations can be used to improve your agencies' policies and decision making.

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Washington D.C. - United States

600 14th Street, NW
Washington D.C.
United States

Time Description
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Check-In
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome
Frank Stein, IBM
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Opening Keynote - Policy Simulations
Steven Adler, IBM
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Economic Policy Models
John Newman, World Bank
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Break - Light Refreshments Provided
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Environmental Models
Leonard Malczynski,Sandia Labs
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Healthcare Models
Isa Bar-On, Veterans Administration and Jim Rogers, Mayo Clinic
12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Break -Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:15PM Keynote: Federal Agency Use Cases for Predictive Governance
Myra Bambacus, NASA/GSFC Geospatial Information Officer
2:15 PM - 2:40 PM Recent Simulation Work at IBM
Arnold Greenland, IBM
2:40 PM - 2:55 PM Break - Light Refreshments Provided
2:55 PM - 3:40 PM Panel Discussion: The Future of Simulation For A Smarter Government
3:40 PM - 3:55 PM Wrap Up: Frank Stein, Director, Analytics Solution Center