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

Open to All Attendees!

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

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
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.