COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER | DENVER
April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

Select Criteria: Tracks = Construction

Monday, April 30, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: 205
As CPUs and GPUs have shrunk in size while increasing in power, many have considered shifting processing from cloud computing to localized options closer to the data source – aka on the “Edge”. While the impacts of Edge computing will be seen broadly, there is exceptional potential in the commercial... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Arnaud Thiercelin
Head of US R&D
DJI
Panelist
Edward Koch
CTO
Automodality
Panelist
Jono Millin
Co-Founder and CPO
DroneDeploy
Panelist
Tony Poon
VP of Product
Skycatch
Moderator
David Benowitz
Enterprise Marketing Manager
DJI
Tracks:
  • Panels

Monday, April 30, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 301/302
This panel will address autonomy and the impact on BVLOS Operations. Is this the inflection point the UAS industry is waiting for? What still needs to happen? When will it happen?...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Colin Snow
CEO and Founder
Drone Analyst Research and Advisors
Panelist
Howard Loewen
President
MicroPilot
Panelist
Lisa Ellman
Partner and Co-Chair, Global Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Group
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Panelist
Susan Roberts
Co-founder, Policy Leader
AiRXOS, a GE venture
Moderator
Rich Kapusta
Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Sales
Alta Devices
Tracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 01, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Mile High Ballroom
The Unmanned Economy As the futuristic world of unmanned systems, intelligent robotics and drones unfolds, what may once have seemed like science fiction is now becoming a reality. These technologies are changing the way we work, live and play, and they will have a significant impact on our lives in... read more...
Speaker(s)
Keynote Speaker
Brian Wynne
President and CEO
AUVSI
Keynote Speaker
Dallas Brooks
Director, Raspet Flight Research Laboratory
Mississippi State University
Keynote Speaker
David Autor
Ford Professor of Economics and Associate Head, Department of Economics
MIT
Keynote Speaker
Michael Chasen
CEO
PrecisionHawk
Keynote Host
Sara Blackmer
President
RAVE Computer
Keynote Speaker
Steven Bradbury
General Counsel
U.S. Department of Transportation
Tracks:
  • Keynotes

Tuesday, May 01, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Providing attendees with 60 real-world practical tips they need to succeed as a UAS Service Provider across most industries. Creating and building a successful UAV commercial business requires more than FAA Part 107 rules & regulations compliance and airspace waivers. Business Fundamentals: We will provide 60 mission-critical tips for start-up... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Enrico Schaefer
UAV Attorney
Traverse Legal PLC & DroneLaw.pro
Tracks:
  • Novice
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
At its heart successful drone operation is dependent on thoughtful risk management. This presentation will show how the risk management tools developed for traditional aviation can be applied to drone operation to prevent accidents and problems with the FAA, law enforcement, and the local community....
Speaker(s)
Discussion Leader
John King
Co-Chairman
King Schools
Speaker
Martha King
Co-Chairman
King Schools, Inc.
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
This presentation will highlight practical applications for UAS programs in the oil and gas industry, and how best to integrate the technology into operations to improve safety while augmenting existing processes. The presentation will also review the state of the technology and its adoption, and review current and emerging use... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Todd Chase
Aviation and Safety Compliance Manager, Americas
Shell Exploration and Production Company
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
This session will focus on introducing real world advanced training concepts that all to often are overlooked and transcend the obvious but will help vaccinate their operation against a cultural influence that is deficient in aviation safety experience.  This would be of particular interest to anyone facilitating training programs and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Scott Strimple
Owner
The Drone Flight School
Tracks:
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 401/402
In this presentation we will discuss the various methods to determine the potential market size for various solutions. We will describe techniques and show practical examples of how to take the very large opportunity to seen in the UAV space and apply it to specific applications. We will discuss different... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Chris Wheeler
Business Area Manager
Trimble
Tracks:
  • Novice
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Tuesday, May 01, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 201
Unmanned aircraft are deployed to achieve a wide variety of mission objectives, with the result that their powerplants vary greatly (size, performance, type). Wide varieties of UAS designs exist, ranging from multi-copters to fixed-wing and some configurations blend features of both.  Therefore, unmanned air vehicles introduce propulsion systems that differ... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dennis Webb
Director of Marketing & Certification
DeltaHawk Engines, Inc
Panelist
Gavin Brett
Founder
Currawong Engineering
Panelist
Jeff Ratcliffe
Chief Technical Officer/Eng BD
Northwest UAV
Panelist
Jim Newton
Propulsion Engineer
Power4Flight
Panelist
Jim Sisco
Principal Engineer
Protonex Technology Corp
Panelist
Patrick Pierz
Principal Engineer – Propulsion
Insitu, Inc.
Moderator
Mark DeAngelo
Aerospace Standards Engineer
SAE International
Tracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 01, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 403/404
This discussion will focus on how solution providers can position their products and services for successful enterprise adoption and scaling, and how internal sponsors and initiative leaders can best position their initiatives for success. We will explore the gap between brilliant technical solutions and enterprise adoption. Why do sales cycles... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
James Rosen
President
Ridgeline Consulting
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, May 02, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Mile High Ballroom
The Unmanned Lifestyle The age of AI, digital connectivity, automation and intelligent machines has arrived. Even though the “Jetson lifestyle” isn’t upon us just yet, technology advancements have drastically changed our lives in just a few short years. Our Wednesday keynotes will continue to build on the ideas and concepts presented... read more...
Speaker(s)
Keynote Speaker
Eduardo Martinez
President
UPS Foundation
Keynote Host
Sara Blackmer
President
RAVE Computer
Keynote Speaker
Stephanie Hill
Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Business Development
Lockheed Martin
Keynote Speaker
Zeynep Tufekci
Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina
Tracks:
  • Keynotes

Wednesday, May 02, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday, May 02, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: 205
In order to realize the full economic benefit and societal impact of this revolutionary technology, unmanned systems will need to regularly fly BVLOS and at higher altitudes. This presentation will discuss the status of BVLOS today, autonomous operations, higher altitude applications and current integration efforts, and the path to a... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Craig Marcinkowski
Director of Strategy and Business Development
Gryphon Sensors
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session

Wednesday, May 02, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 301/302
BNSF and it’s research partner The FAA have been working on the technology, operating rules and rule-making research for pure BVLOS in The NAS since 2015. In this presentation, Todd will discuss the current expanded research operations, growing scale and the potential path forward for other potential entrants into The... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Todd Graetz
Technology Services – UAS Program and Advanced Train Operations
BNSF Railway
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, May 02, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 403/404
Is your company looking to develop an internal drone program? If so, you won’t want to miss this session that provides insights on the “ins and outs” of the process. ...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Andrew Carey
Sr. Engineer – Director of Drone Operations
Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper
Panelist
JT VonLunen
President
RMUS
Panelist
Justin Adams
President/Treasurer
CRASAR - Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue
Panelist
Richard Lopez
VDC Manager
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Panelist
Robert Meder
Senior Manager Unmanned Aerial Systems Operations
Union Pacific Railroad
Moderator
Jan Gasparic
Head of Enterprise Partnerships
DJI
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, May 02, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: 203
Autonomous systems are no longer the distant future— today these systems are navigating around our streets and within our backyards. This session will explore how one sensor, a multi-band, multi-constellation Real-Time Kinematics (RTK) GNSS receiver, demonstrates the strength of RTK within the autonomous vehicle sensor suite. Specifically, we will highlight... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Akshay Bandiwdekar
Product Manager
Swift Navigation
Speaker
David Fischer
Sales Executive
Swift Navigation
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, May 02, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 403/404
Heavy civil construction and resource operations are changing the way they measure and manage their sites with commercial drone mapping and analytics solutions, but how do you know the right questions to ask of your data to make it work for you? Can you answer questions like: How much have I... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Richard Hordern-Gibbings
Drone Pilot
Propeller Aero
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Thursday, May 03, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 301/302
Safe beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations are the next step for the UAS industry. This session will discuss the technology advancements being made by leading companies in the space, and how their work could help open up the airspace and the industry to limiltless opportunity....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Kevin Gallagher
President and CEO
Simulyze
Panelist
Paul Rigby
CEO
ConsortiQ
Panelist
Ran Krauss
CEO & Co-founder
Airobotics, Ltd.
Moderator
Joe Morra
Manager, Safety and Integration Division
Federal Aviation Administration UAS Integration Office
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, May 03, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems and Robotics Database is the largest comprehensive and searchable database of unmanned vehicles operating in the air, ground and maritime domains.  The database includes platforms spanning the civil, commercial and military markets with new information added daily.  Whether you are an operator searching for the platform that... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
David Klein
Research Analyst
AUVSI
Tracks:
  • Starting Point Theater

Thursday, May 03, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Join me as we learn the ins and outs of UAS Insurance. We will touch on what is covered and what is not covered in a typical UAS Policy as well as what to look out for when shopping for UAS Insurance. Most importantly we will go over why UAS... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Kristen Suarez
Agency Manager and Insurance Agent
BWI Aviation Insurance
Tracks:
  • Starting Point Theater