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  • 21 Jun 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
  • American Nurses Association 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400 Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492


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CNG D.C. In-Person Session

Generative AI

EVENT SLIDES: CNG June DC Event.pptx

June 21, 2023
9:30 – 11:45 AM ET

American Nurses Association

8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3492



Unless you’ve been living in a cave or are just returning from a lengthy silent meditation retreat, you’ve probably heard a lot about ChatGPT, Large Language Models, and generative AI, and how they’re already disrupting almost every area of education and the workplace.

What is generative AI and how can it disrupt and transform credentialing and credentialing testing?  What is the current state and the future outlook for content ownership and intellectual property for AI-generated content?  And what issues in psychometrics and measurement should we be exploring now with respect to generative AI in high stakes assessment?

We will explore these new technologies and how they might change our ways of working.  Join us for a conversation with the following industry experts:
  • Eric D’Astolfo – Vice President of Professional Business Development, Pearson VUE (Panel Moderator)
  • Ken Alba – Director of Product, Trivie
  • Dr. Kirk Becker – Senior Research Scientist, Pearson VUE


Eric H. D’Astolfo – Vice President, Business Development, Pearson VUE
As Vice President of Business Development, Eric D’Astolfo is responsible for business development and client management activities for Pearson VUE’s professional licensure and certification markets. Eric has nearly 30 years of experience in both the K–12 and certification testing industries, including test development, business development, and program management.

Prior to Pearson VUE, Eric served in a variety of leadership roles with The Princeton Review Canada, Harcourt Publishers, the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence and the Scantron Corporation. An active contributor to industry associations and committees, he has served as both conference chair of the Innovations in Testing conference in 2016 and also as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) in 2017.

Eric earned an Master’s Degree in English and American literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a BA in English Literature from New York University.

Ken Alba – Head of Product, Trivie and Chief Product Officer,
Ken Alba is a dynamic product management leader, serving as the Head of Product at Trivie and the Chief Product Officer at Ken's background is academic, with advanced degree in English Literature from Boston University and a postgraduate fellowship at MIT's Digital Humanities Lab where he worked on extracting structured metadata from unstructured texts.

Ken's current endeavor revolves around pioneering a groundbreaking tool that generates innovative assessment material from diverse unstructured sources, such as PDFs, videos, and websites. His passion for pushing boundaries extends beyond his professional pursuits, as he is an ardent lover of science fiction.

Dr. Kirk Becker – Senior Research Scientist, Pearson VUE
Dr. Becker is a senior research scientist with Pearson. He has over twenty five years experience conducting research and performing operational work in measurement and psychometrics. Kirk has conducted research and worked operationally with test security and data forensics, automatic item generation, applications of natural language processing to testing, innovative test items, and exam formats (CAT, LOFT, and MST). Dr. Becker received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Directions to meeting location:

  • ANA’s offices are located at 8515 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910.
  • The closest metro station is Silver Spring (red line).
  • Parking is available at the Wayne Avenue Garage at 921 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 for a daily rate of $1.25 per hour. 
  • To access the ANA offices from the Wayne Ave Garage, please exit the garage and walk towards Georgia Ave. You will enter the glass doors on the first floor of the secured building and look for ANA staff.
  • Attendees must be escorted to the 4th floor upon arrival by staff.

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