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XPONENTIAL 2023
May 8 – 11, 2023
Colorado Convention Center
Denver
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Select Criteria: Tracks = DRONERESPONDERS Global Public Safety Forum

Tuesday, April 26, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: S320
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR00
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Fritz Reber
Head of Public Safety Integration
Skydio, Inc.
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Tuesday, April 26, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: S320
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR01
The Blue UAS program from the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has quickly become one of the hottest topics impacting the U.S. government sUAS sector. In this session, we'll explore the history of the Blue UAS program and learn about new developments expected to further impact government drone operations....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Matthew Borowski
Project Manager - Autonomy Portfolio
Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
Moderator
Shelby Ochs
Program Manager
Defense Innovation Unit
Tracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, April 26, 3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

  • Room: S320
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR02
Florida Sheriff's have been among the most forward leaning public safety agencies in their adoption of sUAS for various missions. Learn how various sheriff offices are using drone technology to help make positive impacts across a wide range of operations....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Kevin Johnson
Master Deputy
Orange County Sheriff's Office
Panelist
Lance Liggett
Detective
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Moderator
Jim Baker
Sergeant, Technical Services Bureau
Collier County (Florida) Sheriff's Office
Tracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, April 26, 4:10 PM - 4:55 PM

  • Room: S320
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR03
Air and ground robotic vehicles are continuing to transform emergency and disaster operations, yet much work must still be done to perfect the technology. In this session we'll explore various scenarios using drone technology for tandem needs, including air and ground robotic systems, uncrewed and crewed aircraft operating in confined... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Doug Thron
Infrared Drone Pilot and Animal Rescuer
Doug to the Rescue TV Show
Panelist
Joey Mercer
Research Psychologist
NASA
Moderator
Charles Arant
Director of Operations
Airborne International Response Team (AIRT)
Tracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, April 26, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: S320
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR04
The City of Boulder Police Department has experienced both extreme tragedy and exceptional triumph during the evolution of their public safety drone program. Learn where the Boulder P.D. UAS Team is currently at in their development program and how they are using drones to help accomplish various mission to protect... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Andrew Heaton
Sergeant
Boulder Police Department
Session Speaker
Craig Shepherd
Police Officer
Boulder Police Department
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, April 27, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: S320
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR05
The New York City Fire Department has been at the forefront of testing and deploying robotic systems for a wide range of use cases. Learn how one of the world's largest fire departments has built their drone and robotics program to help serve New Yorkers, and the millions of people... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Fred Carlson
Lieutenant, Robotics Program
New York City Fire Department (FDNY)
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, April 27, 3:20 PM - 4:05 PM

  • Room: S320
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR06
Incidents involving hazardous materials can be especially harrowing for first responders arriving on-scene. Discover how Florida's Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District has found new ways to respond to HAZMAT incidents using drones. Learn about risk management and cost saving strategies that the department has uncovered through the use of robotic... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Chris Gould
Battalion Chief
Southern Manatee Fire Rescue
Session Speaker
Rich Gatanis
Firefighter/HazMat Technician UAS Coordinator, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue
Manatee County Search and Rescue UAS Team Lead and DRONERESPONDERS Florida Public Safety UAS Coordination Group Leadership Council
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, April 27, 4:10 PM - 4:55 PM

  • Room: S320
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR07
The U.S. Forest Service has developed strategies to successfully use sUAS for a wide range of missions to help combat wildfires. Learn how drones are making positive impacts in mitigating and responding to incidents. Discover proven tactics that are helping to protect and preserve one of America's most vital resources....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dan Matthews
National UAS Fleet Specialist
U.S. Forest Service
Panelist
Justin Baxter
National UAS Operations
U.S. Forest Service
Panelist
Kelly Boyd
National UAS Aerial Ignition Specialist
U.S. Forest Service
Moderator
Dirk Giles
National UAS Program Manager
USDA/Forest Service
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, April 27, 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: S320
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR08
Discover why flight data is crucial towards helping expand UAS operations impacting the public good. Learn how researchers are planning for the next phase of airspace management for aviation assets....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Lynn McDaniel
Director of Data
Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation
Panelist
Scott Drew
UAS Project Manager
ATA, LLC.
Moderator
Chris Sadler
Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC)
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, April 28, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room: S220E
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR09
Explore the various resources offered by the Federal Aviation Administration to help public safety agencies operate safe and effective drone programs. Learn about Certificates of Authorizations (COA's), waivers, Strategic Government Interest (SGI) requests, the Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) and more....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Kerry Fleming
Manager of the System Operations Support Center (SOSC)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Panelist
Steve Pansky
Air Traffic and Public Safety Liaison
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) supporting FAA UAS Strategic Programs Branch and Policy Team
Moderator
Mike O'Shea
Program Manager and Public Safety Liasion
Federal Aviation Administration, UAS Integration Office
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, April 28, 11:20 AM - 12:05 PM

  • Room: S220E
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR10
A good plan is always the first step toward a successful flight operation, but the ability to plan effectively can become daunting when lives are on the line and time is of the essence. Learn the strategies that Florida law enforcement agencies are using to ensure their drone programs are... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Anthony Loperfido
Sergeant, Technical Operations Unit
Miami Beach Police Department
Panelist
Herbert Brown
Lieutenant, Law Enforcement Information Technology Section
Florida Highway Patrol
Panelist
Larry Wood
Deputy, Chief UAS Pilot
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Moderator
Robert Dooley
Sgt., Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Program Coordinator
Florida Highway Patrol
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, April 28, 12:10 PM - 12:55 PM

  • Room: S220E
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR11
Learn how research from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has the potential to reshape how law enforcement and security agencies view UAS in relation to large public gatherings and special events....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Anthony Galante
Assistant Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Moderator
Ryan Wallace
Associate Professor of Aeronautical Science
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Thursday, April 28, 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Room: S220E
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR12
Drones are still new to the public psyche and recent developments in Eastern Europe are reigniting images of UAV's as machines used for conflict. It is imperative that public safety agencies devise a strategy to help create positive public opinion about drones and robotic systems. Learn how the City of... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
J. Matt Rowland
Patrol Officer sUAS pilot
Fort Wayne Police Department
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Thursday, April 28, 1:45 PM - 2:20 PM

  • Room: S220E
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR13
Responding to accidents involving drones and automated vehicles is a new frontier yet to be explored by the vast majority of public safety agencies around the world. Thankfully, training is already available. Learn how the Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in Pueblo, Colorado is testing new vehicles and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Brandon-Dean Morris
Instructor
Security and Emergency Training Center (SERTC)
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Thursday, April 28, 2:25 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: S220E
  • Session Number:XPO22-DR14
In this session, we'll explore the potential impacts that the proposed Remote ID rule could have on public safety drone operations....
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Lance Liggett
Detective
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

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