In September 2021, S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) held its first four-day, virtual SVIP Demo Week. This was a virtual showcase of 26 SVIP-funded startups and their projects supporting DHS components in the areas of aviation security, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT), border and maritime security, artificial intelligence & machine learning (AI/ML), and COVID-19 response and future mitigation.
Each day opened with a keynote speaker, technology demos, and an expert panelist discussion. On this page you will find overviews and recordings of the daily events.
Day 1 kicked off with opening remarks from the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Undersecretary for Science & Technology (SOPDUSST) Kathryn Coulter Mitchell and a keynote address from Deputy Secretary John Tien. Eight SVIP startups demonstrated their technologies, followed by an Innovation in Aviation panel discussion.
Tiana Laurence, General Partner at Seed Catalyst provided a keynote, and seven SVIP startups demonstrated their technologies, followed by a Choice and Global Interoperability panel discussion.
Admiral Douglas Schofield, Assistant Commandant for Acquisition & Chief Acquisition Officer, United States Coast Guard (USCG) provided a keynote, and seven SVIP startups demonstrated their technologies, followed by an AI, Society's Collective Approach to Getting It Right panel discussion.
Dr. Pritesh Gandhi, DHS Chief Medical Officer provided a keynote, and four SVIP startups demonstrated their technologies, followed by a Global Perspectives on Pandemic Future Proofing panel discussion.