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AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 has been postponed

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The Exhibitor Console is your XPONENTIAL hub for all the information you need to know – from deadlines to promotional items - in one convenient location.

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Find INSIGHTS That Make a Difference

Innovation has defined our mobility for centuries. Cornelis Drebbel took to the depths in 1620. Karl Benz took to the streets in 1885. The Wright Brothers took to the skies in 1903. Today, leaders in unmanned and autonomous systems are redefining how we move by developing new technologies, building new support systems, and addressing regulatory concerns to unleash the tremendous growth potential of this market. Together, we must tear down any walls that impede innovation and progress, and look to the unexpected for inspiration.

The AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 keynotes feature trailblazers from across industry, government, and academia, all coming together to share how — as a community — we can reach the next summit for unmanned systems. Our diverse line-up of keynote speakers will share their experiences as pioneers in their respective fields and inspire attendees to move forward and advance the unmanned industry together.

Tuesday, October 6 – Thursday, October 8 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM | Ballroom


Dr. Robert Ballard
President, Ocean Exploration Trust, and
Director, Center for Ocean Exploration

Widely considered a pioneer in the development of deep-sea submersibles and remotely operated vehicle (ROVs) systems, Dr. Robert D. Ballard has made several important discoveries over the course of his 155+ deep-sea expeditions. Some of those discoveries include the discovery of John F. Kennedy’s boat ...
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James Burgess
CEO
Wing (an Alphabet Company)

Mark Blanks
Director
Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership

James is CEO of Wing, an Alphabet company that provides drone delivery and traffic management services. He joined the organization in 2012 and has held a number of business and engineering ...
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Mark Blanks brings extensive experience in aviation and unmanned systems to his role as the director of the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, where he leads an FAA-designated test site ...
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Cathy Lanier
Senior Vice President of Security
NFL

Over her 26 years in law enforcement and counter-terrorism, Cathy Lanier has come to be known for her game-changing leadership. Prior to serving in her current role as Senior Vice President and Chief of Security at the National Football League, Lanier held the position of Chief of Police with the Washington, D.C. ...
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Dr. Cara E. LaPointe
Co-Director, Institute for Assured Autonomy
Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory

A futurist who focuses on the intersection of technology, policy, ethics, and leadership, Dr. Cara LaPointe has accumulated a wealth of knowledge related to autonomous and unmanned technologies during her career. During her 20+ years in the United States Navy ...
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Dr. Marc Raibert
Founder and Chairman
Boston Dynamics

Creativity and innovation are the pillars of the unmanned systems’ industry, and few people represent those pillars better than Dr. Marc Raibert, the founder and chairman of Boston Dynamics, which is known for its advanced robots such as the BigDog, Atlas, Spot and Handle ...
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Dr. Will Roper
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
United States Air Force

As the Air Force’s Service Acquisition Executive, Dr. Roper is responsible for and oversees Air Force research, development and acquisition activities totaling an annual budget in excess of $60 billion for more than 550 acquisition programs. In this position, Dr. Roper serves as ...
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Brian Wynne
President and CEO
AUVSI

An instrument-rated pilot for more than 20 years, electric vehicle driver for more than 15 years, early recipient of a Part 107 remote pilot certificate, and recent recipient of a commercial pilot certificate, Brian Wynne possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in transportation and technology applications ...
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Keenan Wyrobek
Founder, Head of Product & Engineering
Zipline

Keenan Wyrobek is co-founder and head of product and engineering at Zipline, the world’s first drone delivery service whose focus is delivering life-saving medicine to the most difficult to reach places on earth. Prior to Zipline, Keenan was a co-founder and director of ...
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Keynote Host


Michael Wilbur
Director of Engagement
AUVSI

Having dedicated his career to working to accelerate the deployment of advanced technologies, AUVSI’s Director of Engagement Michael Wilbur oversees all enrollment and engagement activities for the association, working to align each member’s market goals with their participation at AUVSI ...
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Stay tuned as more exciting keynote announcements are made!

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