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APRIL 25 - 28 | EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
APRIL 26 - 28 | EXHIBITS

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CHART THE PATH TO
ASSURED AUTONOMY

IN-PERSON CONNECTION AND ON-DEMAND INSPIRATION.

Join a community of end users, technologists and policymakers working together to write the next chapter of autonomous innovation and assure its safe and seamless integration into everyday life. XPONENTIAL 2021 is a reimagined hybrid experience offering fresh insight across the full spectrum of unmanned innovation, from AI, to sensors, to cybersecurity. It’s more than an in-person gathering or a virtual event. It’s the best of both worlds.

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Find new solutions
in unexpected places

From energy to transportation, construction to defense, and so many more opportunities for cross-market networking, AUVSI XPONENTIAL is the place to join the unmanned systems community including users, technologists and policymakers to collaborate on ideas, share lessons learned and build new partnerships.

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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.

Important Dates and Information
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Tuesday, August 17, 12:05 PM - 12:25 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8001
In recognition of the immense potential that autonomous systems bring to business and society, our industry must adopt a framework and approach to designing and integrating these systems in a way that mitigates risks and encourages trust. This foundational presentation will explore the pillars of assured autonomy and provide a... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
James Bellingham
Executive Director
Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Tuesday, August 17, 12:25 PM - 1:25 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8002
In response to the presentation, The Framework of Assured Autonomy, panelists will explore the current and future challenges in autonomy through the lens of technology, policy, social acceptance, and integration. This discussion will inform other exchanges and presentations throughout the three-day program....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Devin Gladden
Manager, Federal Affairs
AAA National
Panelist
Okeoma Moronu
Head of Aviation Regulatory & Legal Affairs
Zipline International
Panelist
Steven Kenner
Vice President of Safety
Locomation
Panelist
Uma Ferrell
Principal Aviation Systems Engineer
The MITRE Corporation
Moderator
James Bellingham
Executive Director
Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy
Tracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, August 17, 1:40 PM - 1:55 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8003
The design of autonomous technology must maintain a priority of safety and reliability at its core, and developing systems that can repeatedly perform operations in the way they are expected to is no easy feat. Join this session to hear from a tech developer overcoming hurdles to develop safe and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Adam Bry
CEO & Co-Founder
Skydio
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Tuesday, August 17, 1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8004
Safe and reliable operations are one element of trustworthy tech, but with malicious actors looking for weaknesses, developers must ensure their technology is secure and resilient against such threats that would put the system and the public at risk. This panel will explore the issue of cybersecurity from multiple perspectives....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Andrew Thurling
Chief Technology Officer
NUAIR
Panelist
Erwin Karincic
Principal Cyber Protection Engineer
Peraton
Panelist
Zachary Peterson
Director of Autonomous Vehicle Security
WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc.
Moderator
Bryan Zelley
Lead Applied Cybersecurity Engineer
The MITRE Corporation
Tracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, August 17, 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8005
Before launching into a panel on testing and validation methods within different domains, this presentation will explore timely considerations for improved system safety and performance....
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Shawn Kimmel
Director of Engineering
Quantitative Scientific Solutions
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Tuesday, August 17, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8006
In the final segment of our Day One assured autonomy program, we will explore testing and validation methods within the industry to ensure technology is safe and reliable for deployment, and that regulatory bodies can be confident in compliance....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Adam Jacoff
Robotics Research Engineer
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Panelist
Christine Chappelle
Systems Engineer
Aurora Flight Sciences
Panelist
Darshan Divakaran
Senior Manager, Strategic Innovation & Partnerships
AFWERX, US Air Force
Panelist
Ryan Fitzgerald
Intelligent Autonomous Systems Mission Outcome Lead
Naval Program Office, The MITRE Corporation
Moderator
Jim Williams
FAA Regulatory Affairs Director
AURA Network Systems
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, August 18, 12:05 PM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8007
What does the successful integration of autonomous vehicles require? Trustworthy technology, a strong and supportive infrastructure, a plan for integrating autonomous operations within high traffic areas, and for policy makers and standards organizations to work together. This introductory discussion will lay the foundation for other conversations throughout Day Two of... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Selika Talbott
Founding Partner
Autonomous Vehicle Consulting, LLC
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, August 18, 12:15 PM - 1:10 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8008
Consider the infrastructure needed – both the physical and digital – to allow for the seamless integration of unmanned and automated vehicles into urban environments. What attributes, applications and requirements should be prioritized? This panel will feature the experts researching, developing and testing the enabling infrastructure that will facilitate future... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Brian Johnson
City Manager
City of Peachtree Corners
Panelist
Matthew Metcalfe
Managing Director, Strategy and Analytics Practice
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Panelist
Michael Guterres
Portfolio Leader
The MITRE Corporation
Panelist
Suzanne Murtha
Vice President, Connected and Automated Technologies
AECOM
Moderator
Becca Bycott
Director of Thought Leadership and Engagement
FiscalNote
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, August 18, 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8009
An added complexity for the safe integration of autonomous systems is at the intersection of design and regulations. This presentation will contribute to the discussion of the assured autonomy framework through the lens of building an autonomous system that meets COLREGS. The design of such technology will inform developers, policy... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Joceyln Lorrey
Software Engineer
Sea Machines Robotics
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, August 18, 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8010
As UTM continues to mature, the technology necessary to support this growth are critical for operations at scale within this new ecosystem.  Hear from a panel of experts about the UTM system as it matures to accommodate the growth of the system and its users. Switch, ANRA Technologies, and the... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Brent Klavon
VP Operations
ANRA Technologies, Inc
Panelist
Kevin Fallico
Sr. Program Manager
Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems
Panelist
Wesley Dye
Special Projects Manager
Switch
Moderator
Elizabeth Fretwell
SVP
Switch
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, August 18, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8011
After much anticipation, the ASTM F3411 Standard Specification for Remote ID and Tracking has been revised to comply with changes both in the FAA and EASA Remote ID  regulations.  First identified as necessary to forward progress for the industry in 2017, the new set of rules reflect four years of... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Aaron Pierce
CEO
Pierce Aerospace
Panelist
Brendan Schulman
VP of Policy & Government Relations
Boston Dynamics, Inc.
Panelist
Gabriel Cox
Principal Engineer and Chairman of ASTM Remote ID Workgroup
Intel Corporation
Panelist
Matthew Satterley
UTM Lead on Policy and Government Relations
Wing
Moderator
Philip Kenul
Chair, F38 Committee on UAS
ASTM International
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, August 18, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8012
Join leaders of advocacy as they discuss best practices and lessons learned on unmanned systems advocacy in state houses around the country....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Jeff Brandes
Senator
State of Florida
Panelist
Josh Turner
Partner
Wiley Rein LLP
Panelist
Patrick Bresnahan
GIO
Richland County, South Carolina
Moderator
Mike Smitsky
Director, Government Affairs
AUVSI
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, August 19, 12:05 PM - 12:25 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8013
Our community often talks about the public acceptance of unmanned and autonomous systems, but there is a myriad of challenges that impact widespread social acceptance and adoption of these vehicles. In this initial presentation, let's consider social acceptance and adoption from the perspective of design. This presentation will highlight how... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Mira Marquez
Senior Product Designer
Skydio
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Thursday, August 19, 12:25 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8014
Developers, human and organizational experts, business leaders, and policymakers play a role in assured autonomy by creating systems that facilitate an ethical and beneficial impact on society. A multi-disciplinary approach is needed for AI and autonomous vehicles to function effectively in an increasingly complex environment. This session will aim to... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Elaine Ward
Technical Director, Enterprise, Strategy & Transformation Innovation Center, MITRE Labs
The MITRE Corporation
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Thursday, August 19, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8015
How can our industry take actionable steps to recruit, train, reskill, and encourage a diverse workforce that interacts with and develops autonomous systems? Join this panel of educators and industry leaders stepping up to reimagine and then equip our industry with the right knowledge and skills....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mike Bortfeld
Vice President and General Manager, Navy/Marine Corps Business Unit
Peraton
Panelist
Paul Hsu
Founder and Chairman
HSU Educational Foundation
Panelist
Tiffany Howard
Director of Transportation Industry Initiatives
Louisiana Community and Technical College System
Moderator
Jonathan Beck
Executive Director
National Center for Autonomous Technologies
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, August 19, 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8016
If unmanned and autonomous systems are meant to have a positive impact on society, then we must make sustainable operations an industry-wide priority. This session will feature a discussion on steps that need to be taken both immediately and in the future to achieve specific environmental goals....
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Dr. Dean Bushey
Vice President
Hitachi Global Social Innovation Business, Americas
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, August 19, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Georgia Ballroom
  • Session Number:8017
A consideration for social acceptance and trusts rests in the answers to public privacy and security concerns. Let’s wrap our three-day program with a discussion on the technical, policy, and social impacts to privacy and security issues associated with the widespread use of automated vehicle technology....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Christopher Hill
Chief Engineer, Transportation Safety
The MITRE Corporation
Panelist
Deven Desai
Associate Professor, Area Coordinator for Law and Ethics
Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business
Panelist
Wendy Okolo
Research Engineer and Program Manager
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Moderator
Sara Baxenberg
Associate
Wiley Rein
Tracks:
  • Panels

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