Conference Sessions

KEYNOTES - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

Tuesday, October 3, 2017  |  8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

KEYNOTES - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

Tuesday, October 3, 2017  |  8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Views from Above: Policy Evolution and Bold Predictions for the Future of Commercial UAS

SPEAKERS
 
Martin Gomez
Director of Aeronautical Platforms, Facebook
 
Jesse Kallman
President, Airbus Aerial
 
Parimal "PK" Kopardekar
Manager, Safe Autonomous System Operations (SASO) Project, NASA
 
Laura Ponto
Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Project Wing, X
 
Susan Roberts
Founder/Executive, GE Beyond
MODERATOR
 
Gretchen West
Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells, & Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
Much of the buzz around commercial UAS has focused on the evolving policy framework and public perception challenges for small drones as well as growing optimism and opportunities for large enterprises to adopt these technologies. But what’s next? As we move towards more connected technologies, the Internet of Things and interoperability, what is the future of the commercial drone industry? Learn from this esteemed panel their visions of the future of this industry as we move towards automation, use drones at both high and low altitudes to provide valuable data to end users, and create a global airspace network to enable drones to safely operate in our skies at all altitudes. We will address new policy and public perception challenges as we move towards a more automated and interconnected community. Be part of the conversation and hear their bold predictions of the future of the commercial UAS industry.

KEYNOTES - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

Tuesday, October 3, 2017  |  1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, The White House

Michael Kratsios is a Deputy Assistant to the President and the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House. Michael advises the President on a broad range of technology policy issues and helps drive U.S. technology priorities and strategic initiatives.

 

Under his leadership, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy encourages the development of emerging technologies in the United States, empowers American companies to commercialize and adopt new technologies, and improves and expands access to the tools necessary for Americans to succeed in the 21st century economy. His office is also responsible for aligning the development of new technologies with the Administration’s priorities, including standing up for the American worker, defending American innovations abroad, and protecting the safety and security of the American people.

 

Prior to joining the White House, Michael was a Principal at Thiel Capital, where he invested in and advised technology companies. Michael graduated from Princeton University and served as a Visiting Scholar at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.

KEYNOTES - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

Wednesday, October 4, 2017  |  8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

KEYNOTES - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

Wednesday, October 4, 2017  |  8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

From Packages to Passengers: How Drones are Transforming Transportation

SPEAKERS
 
Jerome Ferguson
Director of Autonomous Systems, United Parcel Service (UPS)
 
John Langford
CEO, Aurora Flight Sciences
 
Eric Mueller
Aerospace Engineer, NASA
 
Tom Prevot
Director of Engineering, Airspace Systems, Uber Elevate
 
Adi Singh
Principal Scientist, Ford Motor Company
MODERATOR
 
Gretchen West
Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells, & Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
Transportation - of goods and people - is rapidly transforming due to the increased interest in drone technology. Despite many policy and public perception hurdles, in the not-too-distant future, we will have our packages delivered to our front door by a drone and we will reduce travel times by commuting by air. Learn from this esteemed panel their predictions for the future of urban air mobility and drone delivery, and hear their visions for implementation. How and when will drone delivery become reality? How does the drone community address the challenges with public perception and the changing regulatory environment? You'll hear from these panelists how transportation by drone is not only possible but inevitable.
Room 1
Tuesday, October 3
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Industry Standards for Newsgathering

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Wednesday, October 4
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Room 2
Tuesday, October 3
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Agricultural Applications for Drones

Open to Conference Attendees Only

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

The Value Proposition for Drones and Utilities

Open to Conference Attendees Only

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday, October 4
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drones in the Insurance Industry

Open to Conference Attendees Only

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Aerial Artistry: Exceptional Film and Television

Open to Conference Attendees Only

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Room 3
Tuesday, October 3
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

MAPPS Geospatial Sessions, Part 1

Separate Registration Required

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

MAPPS Geospatial Sessions, Part 1

Separate Registration Required

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, October 4
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

MAPPS Geospatial Sessions, Part 2

Separate Registration Required

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

MAPPS Geospatial Sessions, Part 2

Separate Registration Required

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Room 4
Tuesday, October 3
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Cisco Sponsored Forum

Open to All Attendees!

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Intel Sponsored Forum

Open to All Attendees!

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Women of Commercial Drones Roundtables

Separate Registration Required

Wednesday, October 4
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Drones for Energy/Oil & Gas Applications

Open to Conference Attendees Only

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Inspection by Drone

Open to Conference Attendees Only

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM