Booz Allen opens DC Innovation Center to show off his tech

Booz Allen Hamilton, a government IT entrepreneur based in McLean, Va., has opened an Innovation Center in downtown DC to showcase its high-tech solutions to government and commercial customers, investors and the media.

The invite-only demo center is called The Helix. The 9,400 square foot space is in Booz Allen’s existing office in McPherson Square at 901 15th St. NW.

It includes an executive briefing center with simulations and product demonstrations featuring artificial intelligence, 5G and cyber technology; a room called The Rotunda with a futuristic floor-to-ceiling 220-degree screen that will be used for special events; an AI adoption studio with playful interactions; a space for virtual live events and a digital library.

There are over 30 simulations, product demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Visits are organized on request.

“The Helix is ​​deliberately designed to explore the art of the possible while demystifying how emerging technologies can be applied to current and future challenges in the US government,” said Melissa Lazarofsky, director of the Helix. “Through The Helix, we hope to pull back the curtain for our customers and make technology more accessible, explainable and approachable.”

The space will also host leadership panels, fireside chats and hackathons.

Earlier this year, Booz Allen established a $100 million venture capital fund to invest in early-stage companies in artificial intelligence and machine learning, cybersecurity and deep tech. , destined to stay ahead of tomorrow’s technology.

Booz Allen is the government’s largest IT contractor, with annual revenue of $8.4 billion, and one of the DC area’s largest employers, with 18,000 DC area workers.

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