Conference By Day

The DWE conference program will provide a road map for the application and deployment of drone solutions and key insights for participants into how to measure and maximize on the value drones can add to commercial businesses. 

We are welcoming new faculty members to our conference program regularly! 
Speakers and sessions are subject to change.  Please check back here for the most up-to-date conference information. 
Questions?  Contact joelle@jdevents.com.

Monday, October 2 (Pre-Conference)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SPECIAL FEATURES AND WORKSHOPS

10/2/2017  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Public Safety Training Workshop, presented by AMA, DJI and Fly-Robotics

SPEAKERS
 
Bill Pritchett
Director of Education, AMA
 
Romeo Durscher
Director of Education, DJI North America
 
Archie Stafford
CTO, Fly-Robotics, LLC

Drones provide an aerial perspective on emergencies that was previously expensive, dangerous or simply impossible to obtain, and public safety agencies have expressed a clear need for more guidance and training to begin putting this new technology to work.

Join AMA, DJI, and Fly-Robotics for this specialized public safety workshop at Drone World Expo!  

Admission to this workshop is included with your Drone World Expo conference pass but you must RSVP to dawn@jdevents.com to attend.

Please note:  This workshop will be presented twice on October 2.  Please indicate if you would like to attend the 9:00am session or the 1:00pm session. 

SPECIAL FEATURES AND WORKSHOPS

10/2/2017  |  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

sUAS for Inspections, presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide

SPEAKER
 
Dr. Scott Burgess
Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics, Department of Flight, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

This in-depth workshop will introduce and familiarize students with inspections utilizing sUAS. Critical to an efficient flight operation and data collection is understanding sUAS regulations, the need for aviation safety, pre- and post-flight planning, maintenance, and communications.  These factors are essential to planning and conducting safe inspection operations and developing mission profiles for any organization. Organizations integrating sUAS operations for inspection of a myriad of mission profiles should understand the intricacies of these factors as they prepare, integrate and evolve their sUAS plan. All those who complete the workshop will receive CEUs from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Includes lunch and refreshments on the workshop day.  More information...

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SPECIAL FEATURES AND WORKSHOPS

10/2/2017  |  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

Sensors and Analytics for Precision Agriculture, presented by MicaSense

SPEAKERS
Drew Baustian
Regional Sales Manager, MicaSense
Robert Parker
Customer Support Manager, MicaSense

This workshop will cover the basic concepts of multispectral imaging and analytics, empowering growers to more effectively manage their crops.

 

Admission to this workshop is included with your Drone World Expo conference pass but you must RSVP to dawn@jdevents.com to attend.

Tuesday, October 3
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

KEYNOTES - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

10/3/2017  |  8:30 AM - 8:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTES - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

10/3/2017  |  8:45 AM - 10:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Views from Above: Policy Evolution and Bold Predictions for the Future of Commercial UAS

SPEAKERS
 
Martin Gomez
Director of Aeronautical Platforms, Facebook
 
Jesse Kallman
President, Airbus Aerial
 
Parimal "PK" Kopardekar
Manager, Safe Autonomous System Operations (SASO) Project, NASA
 
Laura Ponto
Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Project Wing, X
 
Susan Roberts
Founder/Executive, GE Beyond
MODERATOR
 
Gretchen West
Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells, & Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
Much of the buzz around commercial UAS has focused on the evolving policy framework and public perception challenges for small drones as well as growing optimism and opportunities for large enterprises to adopt these technologies. But what’s next? As we move towards more connected technologies, the Internet of Things and interoperability, what is the future of the commercial drone industry? Learn from this esteemed panel their visions of the future of this industry as we move towards automation, use drones at both high and low altitudes to provide valuable data to end users, and create a global airspace network to enable drones to safely operate in our skies at all altitudes. We will address new policy and public perception challenges as we move towards a more automated and interconnected community. Be part of the conversation and hear their bold predictions of the future of the commercial UAS industry.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  10:15 AM - 10:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Operationalizing Drone Data. Learn how to incorporate drone data in your enterprise.

Gain a new understanding about what your drone can do for you. Advanced GIS analytics are transforming drone imagery into a variety of information products used to improve operational performance and the business’ bottom line. Join us to learn how advancements in drone-based analytics are benefiting industrial applications.

Speaker: Nazlin Kanji, Program Director at AeroVironment

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Drone Solutions for a new Generation of Work (M200 Series Demo)

Presented By: Romeo Durscher, Director of Education, DJI

ROOM 1 (210E)

10/3/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

The State of UTM: Policy and Air Traffic Management Updates from Around the Globe

SPEAKERS
 
Fred Borda
Co-founder, COO, Aerial Innovation
 
Peter Dumont
President & CEO, Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)
 
Jonathan Evans
Co-President, Skyward, a Verizon Company; President, Global UTM Association
 
Marke "Hoot" Gibson
Senior Advisor on UAS Integration, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
 
Brent Ingraham
The Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logisti, Department of Defense
 
Marc Kegelaers
Co-owner, CEO, Unifly; Vice President, Global UTM Association
MODERATOR
 
Parimal "PK" Kopardekar
Manager, Safe Autonomous System Operations (SASO) Project, NASA
Join this dynamic panel from NASA, FAA, the Global UTM Association and ATCA, as they discuss the current state of UTM here in the US and abroad, including Europe and Japan. What are the UTM business models? How do you mitigate the risk of fragmented regulation – federal vs. state in the US and by state in the EU? Will there be a single or multiple UTM system in each region? Who will have to register and who will be exempt? Don’t miss your opportunity to listen in as these topics and more are explored by these subject matter experts and get an update from the ICAO UTM conference, fresh from Montreal!

ROOM 2 (210F)

10/3/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Agricultural Applications for Drones

SPEAKERS
 
Mark Dufau
Director of Sales, Commercial, AeroVironment
 
Scott Gregory
FAA-Certified UAS Operator, Remote Sensing Program Manager, Ag One Solutions
 
Jesse Smith
Founder, California Spatial Solutions, GIS Specialist, City of Oroville
MODERATOR
 
Dr. Ken Giles
Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis

ROOM 3 (210B)

10/3/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Capturing the Magic: Making Innovation Part of Everyday Business

SPEAKERS
 
Maria Stefanopoulos
Production Manager, ABC News
 
Jim Blanchard, ScD
Chief Scientist, UAS Academy

ROOM 4 (211A)

10/3/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Cisco Sponsored Forum: The Future of Commercial Drone Ecosystem

SPEAKERS
 
Biren Gandhi
Head of Drone Business & Distinguished Strategist, Cisco
Drones had enjoyed numerous venture investments and attention over the last couple of years. However, recently we see an industry-wide slowdown in the commercial drone ecosystem. Drones or UAVs went from an "innovation trigger" category to "trough of disillusionment" segment on the Gartner Hype Cycle curve in just one year's timeframe. Amid the uncertainty surrounding regulatory approvals, privacy, misuses, traffic control systems, etc. and the fear of job losses resulting from extreme automation, where do we see the future of commercial drone ecosystem? Who is going to conquer of the drone marketplace? What are the elements of success in an era of robotics, AI, IoT, the blockchain, AR/VR, etc. technologies and the overarching digital transformation? Let's discover it together.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

SKYF Unmanned Aerial Carrier (UAC) - new class of commercial UAS with over 400 lbs payload

Hear from three different experts on three different topics in this 30 minute Tech Talk!

  1. Investments in new class of commercial UAS.
    Aleksandrs Timofejevs, General Partner, FPI Innovation Fund
  2. New level of crop dusting efficiency with SKYF AGRO.
    Max Khabur, CMO, SKYF
  3. Industrial fish detection, off-shore oil rigs and container ships necessities supply with SKYF MARINE.
    Alex Dolbunov, BDM, SKYF
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  11:15 AM - 11:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Skyefish Smart Gimbal Technology

Data collection drives the drone industry. Gimbals provide a stable, directional platform connecting the drone with critical data collecting sensors. The innovative scientists at Skyefish have added intelligence to the gimbal, allowing it to securely navigate and control the drone and sensors of your choice. The Skyefish gimbal and software is now the simple, safe, yet powerful entry point you’ve been seeking for controlling, collecting, and processing your aerial data into actionable information including 3D realty models.

Speaker: Dr. Orest Pilskalns, CEO, Skyefish
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Hydra Fusion Tools: Real-Time 3D Reconstructions on the Edge

Hydra fusion tools is a 3D reconstruction product that generates 3D models and maps in real-time on the edge (no cloud/internet connection required). This talk reviews Hydra Fusion Tools at a high level, including demonstrating it in action. Also reviewed are some appropriate computer vision concepts relevant to 3D reconstructions.

Speaker: Keith Purtle, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems

ROOM 1 (210E)

10/3/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Security Series Part 1: Counter Measures for Unmanned Aircraft

MODERATOR
 
Marke "Hoot" Gibson
Senior Advisor on UAS Integration, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
SPEAKERS
Neil Boland
Chief Information Security Officer, Major League Baseball
Brady Cass
Business Development, Strategic Intelligence, Gryphon Sensors
 
Lisa Ellman
Global UAS Practice Chair, Hogan Lovells; Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
 
Brendan Groves
Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and Chairman of DOJ’s Working Group on Unmanned Aircraft
 
Daniel Magy
Founder, Citadel Defense Co.
Drone technology has advanced rapidly over the last decade, and this technology has become a valuable tool for many industries on a global scale. With commercial and hobbyist drones filling our skies, policymakers have increasingly expressed security concerns. How can law enforcement mitigate potential threats? How does must drone policy evolve to allow counter-drone efforts to operate? And how can industry contribute to the federal government policy conversation around domestic drone security? Join industry and government representatives to talk about counter-drone technologies and policies, and how industry can innovate in a way that helps to keep businesses and the public secure.

ROOM 2 (210F)

10/3/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

The Value Proposition for Drones and Utilities

SPEAKERS
 
Hector Ubiñas
UAS Program Lead/Aviation Safety Advisor, San Diego Gas & Electric

ROOM 3 (210B)

10/3/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Drones for Good: Humanitarian Applications for UAS

SPEAKERS
 
Michael Auerbach
Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group
 
Juan Bergelund
General Manager, UAV del Peru
Joshua Levy
UAS Program Coodinator, University of Hawaii Applied Research Laboratory
MODERATOR
 
Dr. Beverley Adams
Head of CPR (Catastrophe Planning & Response), Guy Carpenter, a Marsh & McLennan Company
The world has the capacity to deliver humanitarian aid to devastated areas without putting the lives of aid workers at risk. We have the ability to alleviate the suffering of millions of people, not a month or a year from now, but immediately. Hear stories from Peru, Syria, the Amazon rainforest and more that demonstrate the power of drones for good.

ROOM 4 (211A)

10/3/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Weighing the Risks: Drones for Environmental Assessment

SPEAKERS
 
Bradley Koeckeritz
Chief of the UAS division, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Aviation Services
 
Christopher Moccia
EVP Telecommunications, Measure
MODERATOR
 
Dr. Scott Burgess
Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics, Department of Flight, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

This session will illustrate these case studies:

1.  In May of this year, Embry-Riddle sent a study away class of undergrads with faculty to chase after tornadoes in Oklahoma which yielded some amazing results.  The goal was to perform coordination, mission planning, risk management, and tactics, techniques or procedures to operate a sUAS system in an actual flight environment for the students.  We successfully demonstrated how sUAS full motion video and still image captures were successful due to planning and execution of UAS operations in disaster relief. In collaboration with several companies we were able to livestream data and overlay map data (augmented reality) to the customer. The team conducted post storm live and near real time reporting to the Oklahoma Dept of Emerg. Mgmt EOC after the Elk City tornado on 16 May.  Related flooding days later in Johnston County also yielded excellent experience and positive results. (Scott Burgess Ph.D.)
 

2.  In early October 2016, Hurricane Matthew, a powerful Category 4 storm with wind speeds up to 120 mph, swept through the Caribbean and along the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Forty-three lives were lost in the U.S., along with hundreds abroad. Business intelligence group CoreLogic estimated the cost of the damage to be between $4-$6 billion.  From newsgathering and inspecting critical infrastructure to assisting in the insurance claims process, Measure’s “eye-in-the-sky” provided first responders, enterprise customers, and the general public alike with a new level of situational awareness. This case study will detail operations before, during, and after the hurricane, including our work to survey Verizon cell sites impacted by the severe flooding. (Chris Moccia)
 

3. The U.S Department of the Interior is responsible for the stewardship of nearly 20% of the land within the United States.  Emergency management is an area in which UAS are having a big impact on the day-to-day operations of DOI first responders. DOI will share various experiences and lessons learned from it's use of UAS for search and rescue, wildland firefighting and emergency management.   (Brad Koeckeritz)

 

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Moving UAS into the Civil Classification

Speaker: John Stevens, Chief Operations Officer, SOAR Oregon

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

KEYNOTES - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

10/3/2017  |  1:00 PM - 1:20 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, The White House

SPEAKERS
Michael Kratsios
Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, The White House

Michael Kratsios is a Deputy Assistant to the President and the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House. Michael advises the President on a broad range of technology policy issues and helps drive U.S. technology priorities and strategic initiatives.

 

Under his leadership, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy encourages the development of emerging technologies in the United States, empowers American companies to commercialize and adopt new technologies, and improves and expands access to the tools necessary for Americans to succeed in the 21st century economy. His office is also responsible for aligning the development of new technologies with the Administration’s priorities, including standing up for the American worker, defending American innovations abroad, and protecting the safety and security of the American people.

 

Prior to joining the White House, Michael was a Principal at Thiel Capital, where he invested in and advised technology companies. Michael graduated from Princeton University and served as a Visiting Scholar at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  1:15 PM - 1:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Intellectual Property – Navigating the patent landscape to build value and avoid barriers

Speaker: Aaron Poledna, Partner, Intellectual Property, Perkins Coie LLP
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Drone technology successes in an accelerated & changing environment. How is this accomplished for the small guys?

Speaker: Chris Bley, President, Insight Up Solutions

ROOM 1 (210E)

10/3/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Drones and Law Enforcement: What's Now and What's Next?

SPEAKERS
 
Tom Madigan
Commander, Alameda County Sheriff's Office
 
Don Roby
Training Program Manager, Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA)
 
William Seymour
, Tulare County Sheriff's Department
 
Dennis Sliva
Sergeant, Ventura County Sheriff's Office
MODERATOR
 
Charles Werner
Acting Deputy State Coordinator, Disaster Services, Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Public Safety agencies throughout the United States continue to explore the practical applications for Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS). In this two-part series, you will hear from several agencies that have made significant headway in the deployment of UAS in support of their agency’s mission. The discussion will include a brief description by each speaker as to how their respective agency deploys UAS and under what form of FAA authorization (COA, Blanket COA, Part 107, etc.) they are operating. The discussions will include the perceived benefits and shortfalls for each option. Additionally, agencies will identify best practices learned through navigating the FAA authorization process and UAS operation procedures.

ROOM 2 (210F)

10/3/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Construction Roundtable Discussion

ROOM 3 (210B)

10/3/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

MAPPS Geospatial Sessions, Part 1

SPEAKERS
 
Jason Heywood
Director of Business Development, DroneView Technologies
 
Brian Raber
Vice President, Merrick Company
 
Mike Tully
President & CEO, Aerial Services, Inc.

Add this specialized programming to your registration when you sign up at droneworldexpo.com.

When Part 107 rules were put into effect in 2016, this ushered in the first-ever commercial use of UAS in the United States. The number and nature of applications to which professionals and enthusiasts have discovered and applied these technologies has been nothing short of astounding. And the growth rate and pace of innovation is still increasing. As with most new technological bursts of innovation, much is lost and gained when practitioners don't understand the rules, technology, limitations, or business models. The MAPPS session will present a series of discussions from geospatial firms that have been deploying UAS for mapping purposes throughout the country, and in the global market, and will present the good, the bad, and the ugly of real applications of drones for remote sensing and mapping applications. 

SPEAKERS: 
Jason Heywood, Director of Business Development, DroneView Technologies
Brian Raber, Vice President, Merrick Company
Mike Tully, President & CEO, Aerial Services, Inc.

ROOM 4 (211A)

10/3/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Intel Sponsored Forum: Innovating with Intel Drone Technology

SPEAKERS
 
Anil Nanduri
VP, New Technology Group; General Mgr, UAV Segment, Perceptual Computing Group, Intel
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  2:00 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Mobile Power: Using the World’s Thinnest and Most Efficient Solar

Thin gallium-arsenide (GaAs) solar cells manufactured through epitaxial liftoff can offer high-efficiency, reduced costs and high power to weight ratios perfect for UAV applications. Alta Devices, in particular, is one thin-film GaAs manufacturer which holds world records for terrestrial solar cell conversion efficiency of single junction cells. As a result, this solar technology is capable of increasing UAV endurance indefinitely in some instances. This talk will provide an overview of the different solar technologies available and demonstrate the advantage of thin-film GaAs for mobile power applications.

Speaker: Ian C. Murray, Technical Marketing Engineer, Alta Devices: 

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

New Remotely Operated Agriculture Mapping (ROAM) Software Demo

Jack Paris (President, Paris Geospatial, LLC) will do a live demo of his new ROAM processing software. ROAM automatically handles rig camera data, e.g., from a MicaSense RedEdge camera, and quickly produces exposure balanced, vignetting corrected, co-registered images with one TIFF file per frame and with GPS data for immediate viewing of color combinations, of histograms, of the way point track, and of EXIF metadata. The TIFF files are then ready for mosaicking software ... making them run five times faster than without the ROAM processing. ROAM enables this kind of quick processing done right after the drone has landed with the saved data on its SD card. Analytics for each frame can serve as a basis for immediate action.

Speaker: 

Jack Paris, President, Paris Geospatial, LLC
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

The Future of Drone Autonomy, Today

When it comes to making better business decisions, accuracy and speed are of utmost importance. This talk will cover how Intel is addressing critical steps of the drone workflow to accelerate the path from accurate data to actionable insights. The discussion will also look forward to some technology trends that are setting the framework for broader drone adoption.

Speaker: Brandon N. Eickhoff, Director of Business Development – Drone Team, Intel Corporation

ROOM 1 (210E)

10/3/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

The Role of IoT, Software & Platforms in the Commercial Drone Ecosystem

SPEAKERS
 
Biren Gandhi
Head of Drone Business & Distinguished Strategist, Cisco
Amit Ganjoo
CEO, ANRA Technologies
 
Nitin Gupta
Founder & CEO, FlytBase
 
Anil Nanduri
VP, New Technology Group; General Mgr, UAV Segment, Perceptual Computing Group, Intel
 
Sasha Rao
Partner, Maynard Cooper & Gale

When most people think of drones, the very first thing they typically visualize is a flying camera - an eye in the sky. Although consumer drone industry has done a great job in pushing cost effective camera drones in people's hands, commercial drone ecosystem needs many different kinds of sensors and actuators to realize the meaningful business impact. 

 

What role can software & platforms play in today's multi-sensory IoT ecosystem powered by heterogeneous drones capable of carrying a variety of payloads? How can businesses focus on domain specific outcomes than worrying about the basics of connectivity, security, data transport and regulatory compliance? What kind of infrastructural hardware and software artifacts can the commercial drone industry collectively provide to unleash the real digital disruption potential of drones?

 

 

ROOM 2 (210F)

10/3/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Game Changer: How UAS is Transforming Communications Infrastructure Industries

SPEAKERS
 
Thomas Camp
Business and Product Development, Verizon Innovation Program
 
Christopher Moccia
EVP Telecommunications, Measure
 
Art Pregler
UAS Program Director, AT&T
MODERATOR
 
Todd Schlekeway
Executive Director, National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)

This session will educate Drone World Expo attendees on the safety and efficiency benefits associated with the integration of UAS at communication tower sites.  The presentation will examine all of the present and future applications associated with UAS utilization in the wireless industry. Wireless industry UAS use cases to be explored include the following:

     •   UAS Replacing the Need for Tower-Site Bid Walks

     •   Tower Site Hazard Awareness Recognition

     •   Workforce Safety (Reducing Repetitive Stress related to Climbing Structures)

     •   Structural Inspections

     •   Close-Out Photos and Documentation

     •   Natural Disasters and Catastrophe Response

     •   Monitoring for Environmental Species and Nests

     •   Inspecting Stealth (Concealed) Tower Sites

     •   Data Collection and Tower-Site Mapping

     •   Enhancing LTE Coverage at Densely Populated Events

 

The session will also examine the vital role UAS technologies can play at tall tower sites involved in the post- 600 MHZ Incentive Auction Broadcast “Repacking” transition work that is currently being conducted over the course of the next 3-5 years as well as the deployment of FirstNet, the nation’s first broadband network devoted exclusively to public safety.

Breathtaking aerial video footage portraying UAS technology in action at tower sites will be incorporated into the session to supplement the presentation. This video footage will help capture the essence of how important UAS technologies are in terms of the safe deployment of the networks of today and tomorrow.

ROOM 3 (210B)

10/3/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

MAPPS Geospatial Sessions, Part 1

ROOM 4 (211A)

10/3/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

Women of Commercial Drones Roundtables

SPEAKERS
 
Emily Avant
Senior Counsel, CNN
 
Ashley Carroll
Partner, Social Capital
 
Karen DiMeo
Senior Technical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Advisor, Office of the Deputy Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
 
Lisa Ellman
Global UAS Practice Chair, Hogan Lovells; Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
 
Dyan Gibbens
CEO & Founder, Trumbull Unmanned
 
Lyela Mutisya
CEO, Kenspeco Ltd.
 
Susan Roberts
Founder/Executive, GE Beyond
 
Maria Stefanopoulos
Production Manager, ABC News
 
Kathleen "Kat" Swain
Senior Director, UAS Programs, AOPA - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
MODERATOR
 
Gretchen West
Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells, & Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance

 

Women are welcome to join us on Tuesday afternoon for a series of roundtable discussions about your experiences, challenges and great successes in this growing market.  

 

Join us for unique and inspirational conversations and walk out of the meeting ready to expand your network!  

 

Following introductions, the Women of Commercial Drones program will start with a 20-minute discussion around STEM, mentorship and related topics, moderated by discussion leaders at each table. We’ll focus on how we can inspire younger generations to get into this industry, how we work together to mentor each other and share opportunities, and how we can encourage each other individually to be more successful.

 

Attendees will then switch tables for the opportunity to interact with even more participants.

 

The next 20 minutes will focus on a call to action around the broader picture of women in technology. How do we encourage our organizations to be more diverse and more inclusive of women through hiring or women’s groups? How do women work together more publicly to break the glass ceiling and provide support outside of their individual networks? How do women work with organizations to leverage our messages for broader purpose?

 

Each table host will briefly present the key takeaways from their discussions and participants can continue with less structured networking at a reception immediately following.

 

Admission to this workshop is included with your Drone World Expo conference pass but you must RSVP to dawn@jdevents.com to attend. 

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Why Hybrid VTOL Matters

New drone use-cases are popping up every day, but no matter the use, almost any application can benefit from the ability to take off and land vertically, and fly long distances fast and efficiently. Learn how hybrid VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) vehicles will shape the future of autonomous flight.

Speaker: JD Claridge, CEO & Co-Founder, xCraft

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Pacific Drone Challenge: How Competitions Spur Innovation

Speaker: Ed De Reyes, COO, Sabrewing Aircraft
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  3:45 PM - 4:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Solid Energy Systems

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ROOM 1 (210E)

10/3/2017  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Industry Standards for Newsgathering

SPEAKERS
 
Emily Avant
Senior Counsel, CNN
Matt Clark
Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells
Joseph Cousins
News Photojournalist, KPIX CBS 5
 
Jeff Rose
Chief UAS Pilot, Sinclair Broadcast Group
MODERATOR
 
Michael Chambliss
Technologist, International Cinematographers Guild/IATSE Local 600
The immediacy, impact and cost effectiveness of drone videography promise to make it a vital technique for news organizations of all sizes. But when federal regulations are mixed together with a growing patchwork of local ordinances and the concerns of communities and public safety officials, the practical execution of a drone news operations may seem daunting. Join pioneers in this nascent area of journalism for a discussion of the unique benefits drones bring to the newsroom and how they are addressing the challenges of integrating this new technology.

ROOM 2 (210F)

10/3/2017  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

ROOM 3 (210B)

10/3/2017  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Who's Calling the Shots? Making Sense of Federal, State and Local Drone Laws

SPEAKERS
James Grimsley
, University of Oklahoma
Richard Hanson
President, Academy of Model Aeronautics
 
Charles Raley
Senior Attorney, Enforcement Division, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
MODERATOR
Chad Budreau
Public Relations & Government Affairs Director, AMA

ROOM 4 (211A)

10/3/2017  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

And the Winners Are… Award-Winning Innovations from the 2017 IDEA Competition

SPEAKERS
 
Manu Pillai
Undergraduate Student, Electronics and Communication, Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering
 
Gustavo G. M. Venegas
, Black Bee Drones Team
MODERATOR
 
Tom Irvine
Managing Director, Content Development, AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

When it comes to autonomous aerial vehicles—the sky is the limit! With that in mind, AIAA and Drone World Expo have once again come together to present the IDEA Competition, encouraging new ideas that connect the UAS-related R&D and end-user communities. The objective of the competition is to provide a platform for sharing ideas and research related to the design, utilization, and applications of autonomous aerial systems.

 

The competition took place throughout the summer and the winners have been selected to present their work at DWE!

 

Winner: Manu M. Pillai, Undergraduate student, Electronics and Communication, Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering

Bhumi is an afforestation initiative using drones. The focus is on minimizing human intervention and maximizing plant health and reach across the lands. This project will result in saving endangered and endemic plant species.

 

Winner: Frederik Dunschen

The experimental drone concept "roflCopter" is to build a drone that has the agility of a 3D model helicopter using simpler mechanics. This is done by seeing the main rotor of a helicopter as a flying object on its own, resulting in a drone that is agile but simple, fast but energy efficient, and not just cool but useful. 

 

Winner:  Gustavo G. M. Vengas, Black Bee Drones Team

Black Bee Drones is a team whose started as a free time research group, at Federal University of Itajubá, in order to implement artificial intelligence in drones. Those unmanned aerial vehicles were codded using a ground station and sensors to scan images and respond to different situations such as firefighting, supplies delivering, areas surveillance and victims recognition. Our Drones are developed for humanitarian responses and hazard situations, constantly improving in order to coop flight various drones on the same mission providing better coverage and response. Black Bee Drones has held several prizes along the way and is proud to be one of the main representatives of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle with artificial intelligence at Latin America. The team is also proud to share all possible knowledge with the college and freshman students.

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  4:15 PM - 4:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Monetizing your drone footage through Pond5.

With the proliferation of drones in the production landscape, aerial footage is being used in TV and Film now more than ever. Watch almost any nonfiction or scripted production, and you’ll notice the use of aerials for title sequences, establishing scenes, transitions, and creating an overall epic look and feel.

This has created a huge demand for drone footage in the stock media marketplace. Pond5 is a leading stock media provider that allows contributors around the world to sell their media to a global network of buyers. Aerial footage consistently populates the list of top search terms on Pond5. Whether drone operators shoot aerial footage for media productions, research, or any other purpose, Pond5 helps them monetize their content. This presentation will dive into specifics of the stock media marketplace and how drone operators can create incremental revenue from their footage.

Speaker: Anna Garwood, Director, Artists & Content, Pond5)

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  4:30 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Using Fruity Chutes for your UAS Parachute Recovery System

As drones become more widely used in commercial application, potential increases that unexpected drone malfunctions can result in injury to persons and property. Serious crashes can lead to loss of valuable equipment, loss of data, and the potential loss of your business. Attendees of this presentation will gain valuable insight into the benefits of parachute recovery, see how this technology works, how it can help reduce financial risk for your business, and avoid injuring others.

Speaker: Gene Engelgau, CEO of Fruity Chutes

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  5:00 PM - 5:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Saybrewing Aircraft Company Press Conference

SPECIAL FEATURES AND WORKSHOPS

10/3/2017  |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

NETWORKING RECEPTION - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  5:15 PM - 5:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Lily Next-Gen Introduction and Demo

Wednesday, October 4
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

KEYNOTES - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

10/4/2017  |  8:30 AM - 8:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTES - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

10/4/2017  |  8:45 AM - 10:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

From Packages to Passengers: How Drones are Transforming Transportation

SPEAKERS
 
Jerome Ferguson
Director of Autonomous Systems, United Parcel Service (UPS)
 
Eric Mueller
Aerospace Engineer, NASA
Robert Parks
Senior Technical Fellow, eVTOL Chief Engineer, Aurora Flight Sciences
 
Tom Prevot
Director of Engineering, Airspace Systems, Uber Elevate
 
Adi Singh
Principal Scientist, Ford Motor Company
MODERATOR
 
Gretchen West
Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells, & Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
Transportation - of goods and people - is rapidly transforming due to the increased interest in drone technology. Despite many policy and public perception hurdles, in the not-too-distant future, we will have our packages delivered to our front door by a drone and we will reduce travel times by commuting by air. Learn from this esteemed panel their predictions for the future of urban air mobility and drone delivery, and hear their visions for implementation. How and when will drone delivery become reality? How does the drone community address the challenges with public perception and the changing regulatory environment? You'll hear from these panelists how transportation by drone is not only possible but inevitable.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  10:15 AM - 10:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Operationalizing Drone Data. Learn how to incorporate drone data in your enterprise.

Gain a new understanding about what your drone can do for you. Advanced GIS analytics are transforming drone imagery into a variety of information products used to improve operational performance and the business’ bottom line. Join us to learn how advancements in drone-based analytics are benefiting industrial applications.

Speaker: Nazlin Kanji, Program Director at AeroVironment

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Redefining aerial surveys with intelligent, multi-drone missions

Drones are the new quantum leap in surveying and inspection technology, enabling the collection of highly accurate field data, on demand, using a broad variety of sensors in a fraction of the time required by other technologies. For commercial users though, manual operation doesn't scale. Newer, automated solutions are still limited in scale with simple, pre-planned use of a single drone that is unable to adapt to varying mission dynamics. In our talk, vHive will demonstrate its unique Mission AI: a cloud software that enables commercial users to easily deploy off-the-shelf drone fleets in coordinated, collaborative missions of any scale or shape with faster and cheaper results.

Speaker: Yariv Geller, CEO and co-founder of vHive

ROOM 1 (210E)

10/4/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Innovative Drone Use for Public Safety and Emergency Response

SPEAKERS
 
Wayne Baker
Fire Chief, City of Joshua, TX
 
Romeo Durscher
Director of Education, DJI North America
 
Rick Hassna
Chief Pilot, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
 
Assembly Member Evan Low
District 28, California State Assembly
 
Harold Schapelhouman
Fire Chief, Menlo Park Fire Protection District
MODERATOR
Andrew Lloyd
Managing Director, Visual Law Group
Over the past year, there has been an increase in the adoption rate of UAVs in public safety here in the US. This is still all very new as industry and public safety entities are learning about the needs, the challenges and the tactical and most beneficial use of UAS technology during emergency services. Attend this session where public safety professionals from law enforcement, fire departments, and search and rescue units will share their lessons learned and discuss best practices to advance the use of drones in life- and property-saving operations.

ROOM 2 (210F)

10/4/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Drones in the Insurance Industry

SPEAKERS
 
Dr. Beverley Adams
Head of CPR (Catastrophe Planning & Response), Guy Carpenter, a Marsh & McLennan Company
 
Taylor Horsager
UAS Chief Pilot, American Family
 
Jessica Magill
Acount Executive, AOPA Insurance Agency
MODERATOR
 
Kathleen "Kat" Swain
Senior Director, UAS Programs, AOPA - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

ROOM 3 (210B)

10/4/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Separate Registration Required

MAPPS Geospatial Sessions, Part 2

SPEAKERS
 
Jason Heywood
Director of Business Development, DroneView Technologies
 
Brian Raber
Vice President, Merrick Company
 
Mike Tully
President & CEO, Aerial Services, Inc.

Add this specialized programming to your registration when you sign up at droneworldexpo.com.

When Part 107 rules were put into effect in 2016, this ushered in the first-ever commercial use of UAS in the United States. The number and nature of applications to which professionals and enthusiasts have discovered and applied these technologies has been nothing short of astounding. And the growth rate and pace of innovation is still increasing. As with most new technological bursts of innovation, much is lost and gained when practitioners don't understand the rules, technology, limitations, or business models. The MAPPS session will present a series of discussions from geospatial firms that have been deploying UAS for mapping purposes throughout the country, and in the global market, and will present the good, the bad, and the ugly of real applications of drones for remote sensing and mapping applications. 

SPEAKERS: 
Jason Heywood, Director of Business Development, DroneView Technologies
Brian Raber, Vice President, Merrick Company
Mike Tully, President & CEO, Aerial Services, Inc.

ROOM 4 (211A)

10/4/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Drones for Energy/Oil & Gas Applications

SPEAKERS
 
Dr. Gerald Curry
Deputy Associate Under Secretary for Security, U.S. Department of Energy
 
Julia DiPalma
Mechanical Static Design Engineer, Shell Global Solutions
 
Susan Roberts
Founder/Executive, GE Beyond
MODERATOR
Jeff Gunnulfsen
Director, Security and Risk Management, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
The potential benefits of UAS operations within the oil and gas industry are great. For example, UAS can be used to inspect and monitor equipment and facilities, or to assess and evaluate emergency situations from different perspectives. By utilizing UAS, the need for human personnel to directly undertake such potentially hazardous activities is greatly reduced, if not eliminated. However, the use of UAS by unauthorized operators or for unauthorized operations also presents critical safety, privacy, and security risks to the oil and gas industry.

Join these panelists as they discuss positive use cases, policy and technology developments, and emerging security concerns surrounding UAS use in the oil and gas industry.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Aerial Cities: Emerging Legal, Insurance and Regulatory Issues

Technological breakthroughs in the realm of urban air mobility have the potential of revolutionizing city life as we know it, but will our legal and regulatory systems be able to keep up with the coming revolution and support change, rather than stifle it? Our three speakers will take you for a journey into the regulatory sandbox and explore the legal, insurance, and regulatory issues that will be key to facilitating the creation of the aerial city of tomorrow.

Speakers: Tom Butler, Maynard Cooper & Gale; Alan Enslen, Maynard Cooper & Gale; Robert Keele, Associate General Counsel of A^3 by Airbus LLC

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  11:15 AM - 11:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Using Fruity Chutes for your UAS Parachute Recovery System

As drones become more widely used in commercial application, potential increases that unexpected drone malfunctions can result in injury to persons and property. Serious crashes can lead to loss of valuable equipment, loss of data, and the potential loss of your business. Attendees of this presentation will gain valuable insight into the benefits of parachute recovery, see how this technology works, how it can help reduce financial risk for your business, and avoid injuring others.

Speaker: Gene Engelgau, CEO of Fruity Chutes

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

US Export Controls Affecting UAS

The US export control regime can affect unmanned aerial systems, whether intended for civil or military end-use. The controls can apply based on the type of aircraft, as well as payload. This session will help UAS manufacturers and users understand where their systems fall within the regime and whether export authorization is required.

Speaker: Dan Fisher-Owens, Partner, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP

ROOM 1 (210E)

10/4/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Security Series Part 2: Remote Identification for Unmanned Aircraft

SPEAKERS
 
Dr. Gerald Curry
Deputy Associate Under Secretary for Security, U.S. Department of Energy
 
Brendan Groves
Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and Chairman of DOJ’s Working Group on Unmanned Aircraft
 
Travis Mason
VP of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Airbus A³
 
Christian Ramsey
President, uAvionix Corporation
 
Michael Sedam
Lieutenant, Commander, California Highway Patrol, Office of Air Operations
MODERATOR
 
Lisa Ellman
Global UAS Practice Chair, Hogan Lovells; Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
The commercial and consumer uses for drones have grown exponentially and this industry is poised to see aggressive growth. But as the industry continues to expand, law enforcement and homeland security agencies want to know: Whose drone is that? What security concerns do flights over people, beyond visual line of sight, and at night pose – and are there technology solutions that can mitigate security risks and help enable broader operations? The FAA recently convened an Aviation Rulemaking Committee to help the agency create standards for remotely identifying and tracking drone operations. Join law enforcement and industry representatives to discuss legal, policy and technology issues around remote identification – and what your business needs to know in this evolving regulatory landscape.

ROOM 2 (210F)

10/4/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Where Science Meets Technology: Maritime and Coastal Applications for Drones

SPEAKERS
Matthew Fladeland
Airborne Science Manager, Earth Science Division, NASA Ames Research Center
 
Philip McGillivary
Science Liaison, US Coast Guard
MODERATOR
 
John "JC" Coffey
Executive Director, Unmanned Systems, Cherokee Nation Technology Portfolio
Unmanned systems have the potential to efficiently, effectively, economically, and safely bridge critical observation requirements in an environmentally friendly manner. As the United States’ Atmospheric, Marine and Arctic areas of interest expand and include hard-to-reach regions of the Earth (such as the Arctic and remote oceanic areas) optimizing unmanned capabilities will be needed to advance the United States’ science, technology and security efforts. Through increased multi-mission and multi-agency operations using improved inter-operable and autonomous unmanned systems, the research and operations communities will better collect environmental intelligence and better protect our Country against hazardous weather, environmental, marine and polar hazards. This presentation will examine UAS operations which includes developing a coordinated effort to maximize the efficiency and capabilities of unmanned systems across the federal government and research partners.

ROOM 3 (210B)

10/4/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

MAPPS Geospatial Sessions, Part 2

ROOM 4 (211A)

10/4/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Inspection by Drone

SPEAKERS
 
Nazlin Kanji
Director of Programs, AeroVironment
 
Steven Fargo
CEO, DataWing Global
Nathan Schuett
Founder & CEO, PRENAV
MODERATOR
 
John M. Wechkin
Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Autonomous Systems Application Platform (ASAP)

Get an early adopter's insights into Cisco's Autonomous Systems Application Platform (ASAP). In addition to being applicable to aerial drones, the same platform seamlessly supports ground-based robots. On top of providing baseline functionality like dynamic network connectivity, robust communications, end-to-end security, application enablement, and NASA UTM compliance; this unified platform integrates Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and other voice & gesture controlled APIs with Cisco Spark Bots and other AI-powered smart decision engines to manage the integrated sensor-actuator platform. Flexible algorithm support powered by edge and fog computing paradigms provide an infinite number of possibilities for leveraging much-anticipated value in the commercial drone ecosystem.

Discover more about drone innovations @ Cisco at http://cs.co/drone.

Speaker: Biren Gandhi, Head of Drone Business & Distinguished Strategist, Cisco

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  12:30 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

UAV Data Processing in Global Mapper

During every step of the UAV data collection process, from mission planning to data visualization to analysis, choosing the right software plays a critical role in the success of a project. In this presentation we will introduce an application that has gained a loyal and growing following in among UAV operators.

Global Mapper, from Maine-based Blue Marble Geographics, is a versatile GIS tool that supports over 250 spatial file formats and has become the software of choice for many UAV operators and data collection companies. The software offers a wide range of raster, vector, and terrain analysis tools and it has developed a worldwide reputation for its powerful LiDAR and point cloud processing capability and fly-through 3D visualization.

Speaker: Myles LaBonte, Marketing Assistant with Blue Marble Geographics

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  12:45 PM - 1:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

MAPIR Press Briefing

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  1:15 PM - 1:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Hydra Fusion Tools: Real-Time 3D Reconstructions on the Edge

Hydra fusion tools is a 3D reconstruction product that generates 3D models and maps in real-time on the edge (no cloud/internet connection required). This talk reviews Hydra Fusion Tools at a high level, including demonstrating it in action. Also reviewed are some appropriate computer vision concepts relevant to 3D reconstructions.

Speaker: Keith Purtle, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

SimActive

ROOM 1 (210E)

10/4/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Getting the Big Picture: Mapping for Traffic, Crime Scenes, Fires and Search and Rescue Operations

SPEAKERS
 
Tony Eggimann
Captain, Menlo Park Fire Protection District
 
Tom Madigan
Commander, Alameda County Sheriff's Office
 
William Seymour
, Tulare County Sheriff's Department
 
Dennis Sliva
Sergeant, Ventura County Sheriff's Office
 
Paul Spaur
Commercial Lead, North America, Pix4D
MODERATOR
 
Christopher Korody
Principal, DroneBusiness.center
Public Safety agencies throughout the United States continue to explore the practical applications for Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS). Part two of our law enforcement series will explore the use of drones in various mapping scenarios from traffic to crime scenes, from fires to search and rescue operations.

ROOM 2 (210F)

10/4/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Aerial Artistry: Exceptional Film and Television

MODERATOR
 
Eric Cheng
Head of Immersive Media, Facebook
SPEAKERS
 
Ashleigh Allam
Drone Team, Red Apple Productions
Radley Angelo
CEO, Spark Aerial
 
Gavin Garrison
Film Producer, Red Apple Productions
 
Michael Sanderson
CEO/Director of Photography/Director, Ateles Films/BBC's Planet Earth II/NatGeo Wild

ROOM 3 (210B)

10/4/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Follow the Money: Exploring the Drone Investment Climate

SPEAKERS
 
Ashley Carroll
Partner, Social Capital
 
Yoshi Iwakami
Partner, World Innovation Lab
Jake Kaldenbaugh
, Growthpoint Technology Partners
 
Tammi Smorynski
Director, Intel Capital
 
Bilal Zuberi
Partner, Lux Capital
MODERATOR
 
Jonathan Evans
Co-President, Skyward, a Verizon Company; President, Global UTM Association
This panel will feature prominent investors who have invested in drone-related startups. Not only will the panel cover the venture capital perspective on general industry topics (e.g. commercial viability, FAA / regulation, market timing), but will also offer specific insight into what investor frameworks look like in an industry that is still emerging. What parts of the eco-system are most interesting to VCs? What are investors looking for in a product idea or pitch? How much money should a company raise at different stages? Attend this panel for answers to these questions and more.
2:00 PM - 2:30 AM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  2:00 PM - 2:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Navigating FAR 107 Series - How to pass the Remote Pilot Aeronautical Knowledge Exam.

Get your FAA Remote Pilot Certificate. Come and learn test taking tips on how to answer the FAA's trickiest questions. You will learn how tested knowledge topics are applied in the field and designed to help you fly safe while keeping your company out of legal trouble followed up with an interesting introduction on how SynergyUAS can help your business. Q&A to follow.

Speaker: Bob Walker, CEO, SynergyUAS Inc.

2:15 PM - 2:45 AM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  2:15 PM - 2:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Drone Solutions for a new Generation of Work (M200 Series Demo)

Presented By: Romeo Durscher, Director of Education, DJI
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Unmanned Safety Institute: Developing an Ecosystem for UAS Safety

In its most basic form, an “ecosystem” is how living things interact with each other in their non-living environment. The term is most commonly used to describe humans, plants, animals and other organisms interacting with each other, and their environment, such as the earth and its atmosphere. Science gives us information about the planet and how to adapt to and protect our ecosystem. As living organisms our survival may depend on how successful we are. Consider the same concept for the UAS ecosystem, which includes people, such as UAS program managers, pilots, maintenance technicians, etc. and the environment in which they will operate. The environment includes the UAS technology itself, the organization’s program, regulatory agencies, etc. Unlike the planet’s ecology, there is very little information about the UAS ecosystem. There is no long-term historic data about the industry because it only began to emerge a little over a decade ago. There is however a wealth of knowledge and data in traditional manned aviation as to what is needed to assure safe and efficient operations and transferring these concepts to unmanned aviation is a logical approach to replicate a safety record that has been established over the course of a century. This Tech Talk will discuss how an organization looking to use UAS technology can develop a network of support that is SAFE, adaptable to new markets and technology, and scalable to meet current and future demands.

Speaker Aaron Greenwald, Senior Vice President, Unmanned, ARGUS International, Inc

ROOM 1 (210E)

10/4/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Profit And Safety -- Fast Friends Or Bitter Enemies?

SPEAKERS
 
Carl Honaker
Airport Manager, Moffett Field
 
Joshua Pruitt
Chief Pilot, Abroadened Horizon
 
Matthew Slawson
UAS Team/Patrol Division, Torrance Police Department
 
Abby Speicher Carroll
CEO and Co-Founder, DARTdrones
MODERATOR
 
Joshua Ziering
Founder, Kittyhawk.io

Anyone who’s created a commercial drone program will tell you that some of the largest hurdles don’t come from outside the organization but from within it. Do profit and safety have to be bitter enemies? Join us while we talk with experts from law enforcement, construction, drone instruction, photography and airport operations about how they’re running their programs and how they’re making safety enhance the bottom line, not diminish it.

ROOM 2 (210F)

10/4/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Optimizing Drone Surveillance for Security and Business Uses

SPEAKERS
 
Denis R. Hébert
Chairman of the Board, Security Industry Association (SIA)
 
Nick Speidell
Chief Risk and Logistics Officer, The Green Solution
 
Jack Wu
CEO, Nightingale Security
MODERATOR
 
Steve Reinharz
President & CEO, Robotic Assistance Devices

Drones are emerging on the world stage across industries, offering companies the ability to monitor critically important sites and help protect people, visitors, and assets from threats. But in addition to the security functionality of this technology, drones offer organizations the ability to use surveillance footage attained to offer significant business value in an effort to gain more situational awareness and streamline operations across an enterprise.

 

In this panel discussion, representatives will cover the business uses of commercial drones and their effect on the market. In particular, panelists will explore specific use cases for agricultural purposes - particularly in the budding market for marijuana production facilities. Panelists will talk about the challenges faced in many markets and how drone usage can address these needs, as well as the surveillance solutions in use in today's drone technology.

 

Learning Objectives:

• Identify ways in which commercial drone usage delivers business value in various markets.

• Discuss the challenges associated with protecting and overseeing recreational and medical marijuana production, and how these are addressed through drone usage.

• Identify the various surveillance solutions employed by commercial drones and the ways in which footage is used to optimize business and provide coverage.

ROOM 3 (210B)

10/4/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Predicting the Future of the Drone Industry: New Research Results

SPEAKERS
 
Colin Snow
CEO and Founder, Skylogic Research, LLC

Get an exclusive first time public look at Skylogic Research’s latest research on the commercial drone industry. With more than 2,600 respondents worldwide, the 2017 Drone Market Sector Research is an independent and comprehensive study of commercial drone market trends and usage. You’ll hear fresh insights on which drone industry sectors are thriving (and which aren’t) and how businesses are using drone-acquired data in their day-to-day operations.

 

Come to this session to learn:
• Who’s buying what types of drones from which makers at which prices and for what use?
• How large are drone-based service providers and how and where are they positioning themselves to whom and in which target industries?
• What concerns business buyers of drone-based projects most and why? How much are service providers and business buyers using flight management and data analytic software for image-based projects?

 

At the end of the session, you’ll have a better understanding of critical industry drivers, vendor and service provider market shares, business adoption trends and issues, market size for all drone brands, and growth projections by segment.

ROOM 4 (211A)

10/4/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Drone Response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

SPEAKERS
 
Justin Adams
Director of Business Development, Kovar & Associates, LLC
 
Tony Eggimann
Captain, Menlo Park Fire Protection District
 
Dyan Gibbens
CEO & Founder, Trumbull Unmanned
 
Bradley Koeckeritz
Chief of the UAS division, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Aviation Services
 
Art Pregler
UAS Program Director, AT&T
MODERATOR
 
Christopher Korody
Principal, DroneBusiness.center
Breaking News: Attend this panel and hear first-hand from speakers who responded - by drone! - to emergency response efforts in Texas and Florida, during and following Harvey and Irma.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Moving UAS into the Civil Classification

Speaker: John Stevens, Chief Operations Officer, SOAR Oregon

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Vantage Robotics Tech Talk

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  3:45 PM - 4:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Why Hybrid VTOL Matters

New drone use-cases are popping up every day, but no matter the use, almost any application can benefit from the ability to take off and land vertically, and fly long distances fast and efficiently. Learn how hybrid VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) vehicles will shape the future of autonomous flight.

Speaker: JD Claridge, CEO & Co-Founder, xCraft

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SPECIAL FEATURES AND WORKSHOPS

10/4/2017  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

NETWORKING RECEPTION - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

Thursday, October 5 (Post-Conference)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SPECIAL FEATURES AND WORKSHOPS

10/5/2017  |  10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

Professional Drone Demo Day

Monterey Bay Academy, La Selva Beach, CA
Professional Drone Demo Day (PD3) is a unique, one day event offering participants first-hand exposure to world class drone innovations. Top leaders in drone technology will be gathered along a single grass airstrip to fly their crafts along the majestic California Coast. Participants can engage with demonstrators in the event lounge and watch live demonstrations in the dedicated vendor-flying zones. Instead of watching videos, attendees can see the technology LIVE. Separate registration required. See www.prodronedemo.com for details and to sign up!