Agenda

TRACKS
  • 9:30 AM

    • DJI Keynote

      GENERAL

      Jan Gasparic
      Director of Strategic Partnerships / DJI
      Lorne W. Cass
      Vice President, Operations and Industry Affairs / American Airlines
      Mario Rebello
      Vice President & Country Manager, North America / DJI
      Corey Hitchcock
      UAS Standardization Pilot / Southern Company Services
      Arnaud Thiercelin
      Head of US R&D / DJI
      Dinesh Narayanan
      Director of Device Incubation / Microsoft
      Christian Sanz
      CEO & Founder / Skycatch
      Rob Clark
      Enterprise Sales Manager / DJI
      Bill Chen
      Enterprise Partnerships Manager / DJI
      Edward Adelman
      General Director of Safety / Union Pacific
      Daniel Hennage
      CEO/AutoModality
      9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
      Imperial Ballroom
  • 1:30 PM

    • Commercial UAV Policy Panel:The New Drone Policy Era Ahead – How FAA Reauthorization Will Impact Your Business​

      GENERAL

      Brendan Schulman
      Vice President of Policy & Legal Affairs / DJI
      Danielle Corbett
      Aviation Safety Inspector / Federal Aviation Administration
      Brian Wynne
      President & CEO / AUVSI
      Jaz Banga
      CEO / Airspace Systems
      Diana Cooper
      Senior Vice President of Policy & Strategy / PrecisionHawk
      Andrew Elefant
      Director of Policy / Kittyhawk
      1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
      Imperial Ballroom
  • 2:45 PM

    • Scaling Up with Autonomous Drone Hives

      GENERAL

      Yariv Geller
      CEO / vHive
      2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
      Obelisk
    • Cyber, Data Management & Supply Chain - Heightened Scrutiny

      GENERAL

      Mario Rebello
      Vice President & Country Manager, North America / DJI
      Robert S. Metzger
      Shareholder / Rogers Joseph O'Donnell
      Douglas A. Brush
      Director, Cyber Investigations / Kivu Consulting, Inc.
      2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
      Metropolitan
  • 3:00 PM

    • Covering All Your Bases: Evolving Drone Insurance and its Role in a Full Stack Commercial Drone Workflow

      GENERAL
      INSURANCE

      Jason Griswold
      COO and Co-Founder / DroneInsurance.com
      3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
      Morocco
    • Drone-Based Sensing and Sampling Opens New Frontiers in the Environmental Sciences

      GENERAL

      Dr. ​Scot T. Martin
      Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Science and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences / Harvard University
      3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
      Monet
  • 3:15 PM

    • Building AI Powered Flying Machines with Hi-Fidelity Simulations

      GENERAL

      Ashish Kapoor
      Principal Researcher & Research Manager / Microsoft
      3:15 PM – 4:00 PM
      Fleur De Lis
  • 3:45 PM

    • Drone Data in Construction, Mining and Aggregates: A Real-Time Look at Progress and Productivity

      CONSTRUCTION
      MINING

      Rory San Miguel
      Co-Founder / Propeller Aero
      3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
      Obelisk
    • How Can Drone Safety Technology Enable the Drone Industry to Realize its Full Potential?

      GENERAL

      David Kozlovsky
      Sales Director / ParaZero
      3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
      Metropolitan
  • 4:00 PM

    • The Evolution of Edge Computing and Drone IoT Solutions

      GENERAL

      Peter Provost
      Principal Group Program Manager / Microsoft
      4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
      Morocco
    • AR + Drones = Real Time Visual Intelligence

      GENERAL

      Adam Kaplan
      CEO / Edgybees
      Garret Bryl
      UAS Pilot / Joshua Fire Department
      4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
      Monet
  • 4:15 PM

    • Unleash Custom Drone Solutions with Developer Technologies

      GENERAL

      Hai Vo
      Mobile Engineer Manager / DJI
      4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
      Fleur De Lis
  • 4:45 PM

    • High Accuracy Mapping Using PPK Positioning

      GENERAL
      MAPPING

      Lewis Graham
      President & CTO / AirGon
      4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
      Obelisk
    • Life After LAANC — Flying in Controlled Airspace

      GENERAL

      Joshua Ziering
      Founder / Kittyhawk
      4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
      Metropolitan
  • 5:00 PM

    • How Emerging Economies Are Leading the Drone Revolution

      GENERAL

      Timothy Reuter
      Head of Drones and Tomorrow’s Airspace / World Economic Forum LLC
      5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
      Morocco
    • Is Cellular the Missing Link for Drones?

      GENERAL

      Graham Trickey
      Head of Internet of Things / GSMA
      5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
      Monet
  • 5:15 PM

    • A Robotic Drone Solution for Insurance and Agriculture

      INSURANCE
      AGRICULTURE

      Philippe Vayssac
      Chief Innovation Officer / GROUPAMA Rhône-Alpes Auvergne
      5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
      Fleur De Lis
  • 9:30 AM

    • Tackling the Complexities of Sports Construction with UAVs

      CONSTRUCTION

      Brian Nahas
      Integrated Construction Manager / Mortenson Construction: Sports + Entertainment Group
      9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Obelisk
    • Demystifying Precision RTK

      MINING

      William Pryor
      Enterprise Solutions Manager / Skycatch
      9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Fleur De Lis
    • Transforming Public Safety with the Help of UAS

      PUBLIC SAFETY

      Garret Bryl
      UAS Pilot / Joshua Fire Department
      Wayne Baker
      Fire Chief / Joshua Fire Department
      9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
      Metropolitan
  • 9:45 AM

    • External Load Operations: Use Case and Limitations

      ENERGY

      Corey Hitchcock
      UAS Standardization Pilot / Southern Company Services
      9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
      Morocco
    • Enabling Precision Agronomy through Seamless Integration of Optical Sensor Technologies

      AGRICULTURE

      Dr. Antonio Ray Asebedo
      Assistant Professor, Precision Agriculture / Kansas State University
      9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
      Monet
  • 10:30 AM

    • Mixed Reality, Intelligent Cloud, Drones: Better Together

      GENERAL

      Nancy Li
      Senior Program Manager / Microsoft
      10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
      Obelisk
    • 2:1:0 — From Multiple Pilots to Just the Drone — The future is Autonomy!

      INFRASTRUCTURE

      Aaron Singer
      Chief Operating Officer / AutoModality
      10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
      Fleur De Lis
    • Public Safety Panel: Where Are We Today and What’s Around the Corner?

      PUBLIC SAFETY

      Romeo Durscher
      Director of Public Safety Integration / DJI
      Chris Sadler
      Deputy Chief / York County Department of Fire and Life Safety
      Keenan Newton
      UAS Coordinator & Instructor / Lynwood Fire Department
      Coitt Kessler
      Firefighter / Austin Firefighters Association
      Barry Moore
      Lead UAV Operator / Mansfield Police Department
      Matthew Slawson
      Officer, UAS Team / Torrance Police Department
      10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
      Metropolitan
  • 10:45 AM

    • Automate Your Power Grids and Wind Turbines with Drone-Based Inspections

      ENERGY

      Geoffrey Vancassel
      CEO / Sterblue
      10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
      Morocco
    • Exploring Advanced Analytics: On-Field, In-season Relevancy

      AGRICULTURE

      Eric Taipale
      CEO / Sentera
      10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
      Monet
  • 11:30 AM

    • Creating Worksite Efficiencies with Drones: 920 Hours Saved

      CONSTRUCTION

      Dan Burton
      CEO and Founder / DroneBase
      Jaxson Warrick
      Director of Aerial Operations / Stockpile Reports
      11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
      Obelisk
    • Is Drone the Future Solution for Property Claims and Inspections?

      INSPECTION
      INSURANCE
      CONSTRUCTION

      Andy Maverick
      Founder & CEO / Bees360
      11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
      Fleur De Lis
  • 11:45 AM

    • Automated Energy Operations in Japan

      ENERGY

      Taishin Demura
      President & CEO / Sensyn Robotics
      11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
      Morocco
    • Scaling Drone Operations Within the Agriculture Enterprise

      AGRICULTURE

      Michael Ritter
      CEO / SLANTRANGE
      11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
      Monet
    • When Situational Awareness is Critical: Introducing Heads Up and Highly Transparent FPV Glasses for Your Next Flight

      PUBLIC SAFETY

      

Eric Mizufuka
      Product Manager, Augmented Reality Solutions / Epson America, Inc.
      11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
      Metropolitan
  • 1:30 PM

    • Commercial UAV Trends Panel

      GENERAL

      Tim Nguyen
      Business Development and Strategic Partnerships Manager / DJI
      Colin Snow
      CEO & Founder / Skylogic Research
      Adam Wiśniewski
      Director / PwC
      Tony Poon
      Vice President of Product / Skycatch
      Dinesh Narayanan
      Director of Device Incubation / Microsoft
      Dan Burton
      CEO / DroneBase
      1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
      Imperial Ballroom
  • 2:45 PM

    • Unlocking Real-Time Drone Insights on the Job Site

      CONSTRUCTION

      Mike Winn
      CEO and Co-Founder / DroneDeploy
      2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
      Obelisk
    • Maximizing Operational Efficiency in Agriculture

      AGRICULTURE

      Angad Singh
      Technical Sales Engineer / Pix4D
      2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
      Monet
    • Creating A UAV Program for Fire and Rescue Services: Swift Water Rescue, Structure Fires and More

      PUBLIC SAFETY

      Brian Kotsur
      Deputy Shift Commander / Mesa Fire and Medical
      2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
      Metropolitan
  • 3:00 PM

    • Advances in Automating Utility Asset Management Operations with UAS-Based Geospatial Analytics

      ENERGY

      Rob Laudati
      Utilities Business Leader / Harris Geospatial Solutions Inc.
      03:00 PM – 03:45 PM
      Morocco
    • Drones in Infrastructure — Photogrammetry, Thermal Inspection, and LiDAR Applications

      INFRASTRUCTURE

      Andrew Maximow
      Chief Drone Officer / Firmatek
      03:00 PM – 03:45 PM
      Fleur De Lis
  • 3:45 PM

    • How Drones and Deep Learning Extend Careers, Power Insights, and Change the Professional Inspection World

      CONSTRUCTION
      INSURANCE
      INSPECTION

      Leif Larson
      Co-Founder & CTO / Loveland Innovation
      3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
      Obelisk
    • From Niche to Ubiquitous: How Agricultural Drones Transformed the Chinese Crop Protection Industry

      AGRICULTURE

      Jiadong Sun
      Head of Agras Overseas Sales / DJI
      3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
      Monet
    • Keeping Your Head in the Game: Situational Awareness for Public Safety UAS Flight Crews

      PUBLIC SAFETY

      Kevin Haughwout
      Senior Manager, Product Development / Brother International
      Michael Uleski
      Chief Public Safety UAS Instructor / DARTdrones
      3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
      Metropolitan
  • 4:00 PM

    • Looking Ahead: The Future of UAS Operations in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

      ENERGY

      Suzanne Lemieux
      Manager, Midstream and Industry Operations / American Petroleum Institute
      4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
      Morocco
    • A Turnkey LiDAR System

      INFRASTRUCTURE

      Jeff Fagerman
      CEO / LiDAR USA
      4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
      Fleur De Lis
  • 4:45 PM

    • Successfully Integrating a Drone Program: A Case Study from the Construction and P&C Insurance industries

      CONSTRUCTION
      INSURANCE

      Cory Shelton
      Head of UAV Technology / Geomni
      4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
      Obelisk
    • Counting Sheep with AI and Drones

      AGRICULTURE

      Godfrey Nolan
      President / RIIS LLC
      4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
      Monet
    • Public Safety UAV’s — Police and Fire Working Together

      PUBLIC SAFETY

      Jeff Kleven
      Battalion Chief & UAS Coordinator / Fremont Fire Department
      4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
      Metropolitan
  • 5:00 PM

    • AI & Edge Computing for Real Time Analytics

      Energy

      Keith Aubin
      Geographical Information Systems Manager / Enel Green Power
      5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
      Morocco
  • 9:30 AM

    • Transform Site Data into Powerful Insights with Drone Technology

      CONSTRUCTION

      Lauren Elmore
      President / Firmatek
      9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
      Obelisk
    • Leveraging Drone Technology to Improve Public Safety Services

      PUBLIC SAFETY

      Lieutenant Ivan Valencia
      SWAT Commander & UAS Team Manager / Modesto Police
      9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
      Metropolitan
    • New Product Training with DJI

      TRAINING

      Jason Wang
      Product Marketing Manager / DJI
      9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
      Wyeth
  • 9:45 AM

    • UAVs Changing the Perspective of Oil & Gas Fields in North America

      ENERGY

      Erik Baros
      Chief Information Officer / Bruin E&P Operating LLC
      9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
      Morocco
    • One Sensor, More Information. The Future of Agriculture Drone Sensing is Layered.

      AGRICULTURE

      Justin McAllister
      Chief Technology Officer / MicaSense
      9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
      Rosetta
  • 10:00 AM

    • State DOT Use of Drones: Hurricane Florence Response

      INFRASTRUCTURE

      Basil Yap
      UAS Program Manager, Division of Aviation / NC Department of Transportation
      Darshan Divakaran
      UAS Program Engineer / NC Department of Transportation
      10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
      Fleur De Lis
  • 10:30 AM

    • Innovating an Icon – Building the Future with Drones

      CONSTRUCTION

      Grant Hagen
      Virtual Design and Construction Manager / The Beck Group
      10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
      Obelisk
    • Controlled Trials for Evaluating UAS for Low Light Collision Scene Reconstruction and Other Public Safety Applications

      PUBLIC SAFETY

      Joe Eyerman
      Director,UAS Systems Research / RTI International
      10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
      Metropolitan
  • 10:45 AM

    • Getting Enterprise Business Answers Out of Your Drone Imagery

      ENERGY

      Trent Casi
      Enterprise Sales Executive- North America / Pix4D
      10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
      Morocco
    • Practical Examples of Enhanced Precision Farming (ePF) on Multiple Crops Using Autonomous Drones

      AGRICULTURE

      Rob Roy
      EVP & GM, Innovations / TEOCO Corporation
      Risa Shirai
      Innovation Specialist / TEOCO Corporation
      10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
      Rosetta
  • 11:00 AM

    • Building an Industrial Drone Program: Lessons Learned

      INFRASTRUCTURE

      Rachel A. Mulholland
      Consultant, Industrial UAS Programs / Kestrel Management
      Edward Adelman
      General Director of Safety / Union Pacific Railroad
      11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
      Fleur De Lis
    • Augmented Reality: Enabling A Safer, More Productive Flight Experience

      TRANING

      Michael Leyva
      Product Manager – Augmented Reality Solutions / Epson America, Inc.
      11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
      Wyeth
  • 11:30 AM

    • UAS for Fire Prevention: Risk Reduction and Investigation

      CONSTRUCTION

      Jonathan Johnston
      Fire Marshal / Menlo Park Fire Protection District
      11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
      Metropolitan
  • 1:45 PM

    • Drone Data in Construction: What the Future Holds for Job Site ROI

      CONSTRUCTION

      Patrick Stuart
      Senior Director of Product / Skycatch
      1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
      Obelisk
    • Fire Service Deployment of UAV Technology for A Safer, Smarter and More Efficient Community Protection Program

      PUBLIC SAFETY

      Todd McNeal
      Fire Chief / Twain Harte Fire
      1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
      Metropolitan
    • Dream in Thermal: Unique and Inspiring Use-Cases

      TRAINING

      Randall Warnas
      Global sUAS Segment Leader / FLIR
      1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
      Wyeth
  • 2:00 PM

    • Emergency Storm Damage Inspection of Powerlines

      ENERGY
      INSPECTION

      Grant Leaverton
      Senior Accounts Manager / Exo
      2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
      Morocco
    • Analytics to Action: Agriculture’s Enterprise-Class Solution

      AGRICULTURE

      Todd Colten
      Chief Aerospace Engineer / Sentera
      2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
      Rosetta
  • 2:15 PM

    • Future of Drones for DOTs

      INFRASTRUCTURE

      Basil Yap
      UAS Program Manager, Division of Aviation / NC Department of Transportation
      Darshan Divakaran
      UAS Program Engineer / NC Department of Transportation
      2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
      Fluer De Lis
  • 2:45 PM

    • Drones in Construction: Going From 0 to 60

      CONSTRUCTION

      Richard Lopez
      National UAS Operations Executive / Hensel Phelps
      2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
      Obelisk
    • Drones for Hazardous Materials Response and Detection

      PUBLIC SAFETY

      Chris Goud
      Battalion Chief / Southern Manatee County Fire Rescue
      Rich Gatanis
      Firefighter / EMT & UAS Coordinator / Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue District
      2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
      Metropolitan
  • 3:00 PM

    • Scaling UAV Programs in the Utility Space

      ENERGY

      Eric Bitzko
      Technical Services Supervisor / Pedernales Electric Cooperative
      3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
      Morocco
    • Ultra-High Resolution UAV Hyperspectral Imagery

      AGRICULTURE

      Dr. Margaret Kalacska
      Associate Professor, Department of Geography / McGill University
      3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
      Rosetta
  • 3:15 PM

    • Automating Infrastructure Management, Experiences from Japan

      INFRASTRUCTURE

      Taishin Demura
      President & CEO / Sensyn Robotics
      3:15 PM – 3: 45 PM
      Fleur De Lis
    • DJI Q & A

      GENERAL

      3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
      Wyeth
  • 3:45 PM

    • Stereographic Compilation: An Accuracy and Feasibility Study

      CONSTRUCTION

      Christian Stallings
      R&D Manager / McKim & Creed, Inc.
      Orrin Thomas
      Sr. Software Engineer / Cardinal Systems
      3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
      Obelisk
    • UAV Use Over Waters: Day/Night Search and Rescue Operations

      PUBLIC SAFETY

      Ryan Gifford
      HazMat Captain and UAV Program Manager / Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
      3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
      Metropolitan
  • 4:00 PM

    • Challenging the Status Quo of Wind Turbine Inspection

      ENERGY

      Tom Sulzer
      Co-Founder / Sulzer Schmid Laboratories Inc.
      4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
      Morocco