TechTalk Sessions

Tuesday, October 3
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  10:15 AM - 10:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Operationalizing Drone Data. Learn how to incorporate drone data in your enterprise.

Gain a new understanding about what your drone can do for you. Advanced GIS analytics are transforming drone imagery into a variety of information products used to improve operational performance and the business’ bottom line. Join us to learn how advancements in drone-based analytics are benefiting industrial applications.

Speaker: Nazlin Kanji, Program Director at AeroVironment

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Drone Solutions for a new Generation of Work (M200 Series Demo)

Presented By: Romeo Durscher, Director of Education, DJI
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

SKYF Unmanned Aerial Carrier (UAC) - new class of commercial UAS with over 400 lbs payload

Hear from three different experts on three different topics in this 30 minute Tech Talk!

  1. Investments in new class of commercial UAS.
    Aleksandrs Timofejevs, General Partner, FPI Innovation Fund
  2. New level of crop dusting efficiency with SKYF AGRO.
    Max Khabur, CMO, SKYF
  3. Industrial fish detection, off-shore oil rigs and container ships necessities supply with SKYF MARINE.
    Alex Dolbunov, BDM, SKYF
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  11:15 AM - 11:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Skyefish Smart Gimbal Technology

Data collection drives the drone industry. Gimbals provide a stable, directional platform connecting the drone with critical data collecting sensors. The innovative scientists at Skyefish have added intelligence to the gimbal, allowing it to securely navigate and control the drone and sensors of your choice. The Skyefish gimbal and software is now the simple, safe, yet powerful entry point you’ve been seeking for controlling, collecting, and processing your aerial data into actionable information including 3D realty models.

Speaker: Dr. Orest Pilskalns, CEO, Skyefish
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Hydra Fusion Tools: Real-Time 3D Reconstructions on the Edge

Hydra fusion tools is a 3D reconstruction product that generates 3D models and maps in real-time on the edge (no cloud/internet connection required). This talk reviews Hydra Fusion Tools at a high level, including demonstrating it in action. Also reviewed are some appropriate computer vision concepts relevant to 3D reconstructions.

Speaker: Keith Purtle, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Moving UAS into the Civil Classification

Speaker: John Stevens, Chief Operations Officer, SOAR Oregon

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  1:15 PM - 1:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Intellectual Property – Navigating the patent landscape to build value and avoid barriers

Speaker: Aaron Poledna, Partner, Intellectual Property, Perkins Coie LLP
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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10/3/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Drone technology successes in an accelerated & changing environment. How is this accomplished for the small guys?

Speaker: Chris Bley, President, Insight Up Solutions
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  2:00 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Mobile Power: Using the World’s Thinnest and Most Efficient Solar

Thin gallium-arsenide (GaAs) solar cells manufactured through epitaxial liftoff can offer high-efficiency, reduced costs and high power to weight ratios perfect for UAV applications. Alta Devices, in particular, is one thin-film GaAs manufacturer which holds world records for terrestrial solar cell conversion efficiency of single junction cells. As a result, this solar technology is capable of increasing UAV endurance indefinitely in some instances. This talk will provide an overview of the different solar technologies available and demonstrate the advantage of thin-film GaAs for mobile power applications.

Speaker: Ian C. Murray, Technical Marketing Engineer, Alta Devices: 

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

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10/3/2017  |  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

New Remotely Operated Agriculture Mapping (ROAM) Software Demo

Jack Paris (President, Paris Geospatial, LLC) will do a live demo of his new ROAM processing software. ROAM automatically handles rig camera data, e.g., from a MicaSense RedEdge camera, and quickly produces exposure balanced, vignetting corrected, co-registered images with one TIFF file per frame and with GPS data for immediate viewing of color combinations, of histograms, of the way point track, and of EXIF metadata. The TIFF files are then ready for mosaicking software ... making them run five times faster than without the ROAM processing. ROAM enables this kind of quick processing done right after the drone has landed with the saved data on its SD card. Analytics for each frame can serve as a basis for immediate action.

Speaker: 

Jack Paris, President, Paris Geospatial, LLC
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

The Future of Drone Autonomy, Today

When it comes to making better business decisions, accuracy and speed are of utmost importance. This talk will cover how Intel is addressing critical steps of the drone workflow to accelerate the path from accurate data to actionable insights. The discussion will also look forward to some technology trends that are setting the framework for broader drone adoption.

Speaker: Brandon N. Eickhoff, Director of Business Development – Drone Team, Intel Corporation

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Why Hybrid VTOL Matters

New drone use-cases are popping up every day, but no matter the use, almost any application can benefit from the ability to take off and land vertically, and fly long distances fast and efficiently. Learn how hybrid VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) vehicles will shape the future of autonomous flight.

Speaker: JD Claridge, CEO & Co-Founder, xCraft

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Pacific Drone Challenge: How Competitions Spur Innovation

Speaker: Ed De Reyes, COO, Sabrewing Aircraft
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  3:45 PM - 4:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Solid Energy Systems

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  4:15 PM - 4:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Monetizing your drone footage through Pond5.

With the proliferation of drones in the production landscape, aerial footage is being used in TV and Film now more than ever. Watch almost any nonfiction or scripted production, and you’ll notice the use of aerials for title sequences, establishing scenes, transitions, and creating an overall epic look and feel.

This has created a huge demand for drone footage in the stock media marketplace. Pond5 is a leading stock media provider that allows contributors around the world to sell their media to a global network of buyers. Aerial footage consistently populates the list of top search terms on Pond5. Whether drone operators shoot aerial footage for media productions, research, or any other purpose, Pond5 helps them monetize their content. This presentation will dive into specifics of the stock media marketplace and how drone operators can create incremental revenue from their footage.

Speaker: Anna Garwood, Director, Artists & Content, Pond5)

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  4:30 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Using Fruity Chutes for your UAS Parachute Recovery System

As drones become more widely used in commercial application, potential increases that unexpected drone malfunctions can result in injury to persons and property. Serious crashes can lead to loss of valuable equipment, loss of data, and the potential loss of your business. Attendees of this presentation will gain valuable insight into the benefits of parachute recovery, see how this technology works, how it can help reduce financial risk for your business, and avoid injuring others.

Speaker: Gene Engelgau, CEO of Fruity Chutes

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  5:00 PM - 5:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Saybrewing Aircraft Company Press Conference

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  5:15 PM - 5:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Lily Next-Gen Introduction and Demo

Wednesday, October 4
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  10:15 AM - 10:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Operationalizing Drone Data. Learn how to incorporate drone data in your enterprise.

Gain a new understanding about what your drone can do for you. Advanced GIS analytics are transforming drone imagery into a variety of information products used to improve operational performance and the business’ bottom line. Join us to learn how advancements in drone-based analytics are benefiting industrial applications.

Speaker: Nazlin Kanji, Program Director at AeroVironment

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Redefining aerial surveys with intelligent, multi-drone missions

Drones are the new quantum leap in surveying and inspection technology, enabling the collection of highly accurate field data, on demand, using a broad variety of sensors in a fraction of the time required by other technologies. For commercial users though, manual operation doesn't scale. Newer, automated solutions are still limited in scale with simple, pre-planned use of a single drone that is unable to adapt to varying mission dynamics. In our talk, vHive will demonstrate its unique Mission AI: a cloud software that enables commercial users to easily deploy off-the-shelf drone fleets in coordinated, collaborative missions of any scale or shape with faster and cheaper results.

Speaker: Yariv Geller, CEO and co-founder of vHive

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Aerial Cities: Emerging Legal, Insurance and Regulatory Issues

Technological breakthroughs in the realm of urban air mobility have the potential of revolutionizing city life as we know it, but will our legal and regulatory systems be able to keep up with the coming revolution and support change, rather than stifle it? Our three speakers will take you for a journey into the regulatory sandbox and explore the legal, insurance, and regulatory issues that will be key to facilitating the creation of the aerial city of tomorrow.

Speakers: Tom Butler, Maynard Cooper & Gale; Alan Enslen, Maynard Cooper & Gale; Robert Keele, Associate General Counsel of A^3 by Airbus LLC

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  11:15 AM - 11:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Using Fruity Chutes for your UAS Parachute Recovery System

As drones become more widely used in commercial application, potential increases that unexpected drone malfunctions can result in injury to persons and property. Serious crashes can lead to loss of valuable equipment, loss of data, and the potential loss of your business. Attendees of this presentation will gain valuable insight into the benefits of parachute recovery, see how this technology works, how it can help reduce financial risk for your business, and avoid injuring others.

Speaker: Gene Engelgau, CEO of Fruity Chutes

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

US Export Controls Affecting UAS

The US export control regime can affect unmanned aerial systems, whether intended for civil or military end-use. The controls can apply based on the type of aircraft, as well as payload. This session will help UAS manufacturers and users understand where their systems fall within the regime and whether export authorization is required.

Speaker: Dan Fisher-Owens, Partner, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Autonomous Systems Application Platform (ASAP)

Get an early adopter's insights into Cisco's Autonomous Systems Application Platform (ASAP). In addition to being applicable to aerial drones, the same platform seamlessly supports ground-based robots. On top of providing baseline functionality like dynamic network connectivity, robust communications, end-to-end security, application enablement, and NASA UTM compliance; this unified platform integrates Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and other voice & gesture controlled APIs with Cisco Spark Bots and other AI-powered smart decision engines to manage the integrated sensor-actuator platform. Flexible algorithm support powered by edge and fog computing paradigms provide an infinite number of possibilities for leveraging much-anticipated value in the commercial drone ecosystem.

Discover more about drone innovations @ Cisco at http://cs.co/drone.

Speaker: Biren Gandhi, Head of Drone Business & Distinguished Strategist, Cisco

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  12:30 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

UAV Data Processing in Global Mapper

During every step of the UAV data collection process, from mission planning to data visualization to analysis, choosing the right software plays a critical role in the success of a project. In this presentation we will introduce an application that has gained a loyal and growing following in among UAV operators.

Global Mapper, from Maine-based Blue Marble Geographics, is a versatile GIS tool that supports over 250 spatial file formats and has become the software of choice for many UAV operators and data collection companies. The software offers a wide range of raster, vector, and terrain analysis tools and it has developed a worldwide reputation for its powerful LiDAR and point cloud processing capability and fly-through 3D visualization.

Speaker: Myles LaBonte, Marketing Assistant with Blue Marble Geographics

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  12:45 PM - 1:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

MAPIR Press Briefing

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  1:15 PM - 1:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Hydra Fusion Tools: Real-Time 3D Reconstructions on the Edge

Hydra fusion tools is a 3D reconstruction product that generates 3D models and maps in real-time on the edge (no cloud/internet connection required). This talk reviews Hydra Fusion Tools at a high level, including demonstrating it in action. Also reviewed are some appropriate computer vision concepts relevant to 3D reconstructions.

Speaker: Keith Purtle, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

SimActive

2:00 PM - 2:30 AM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  2:00 PM - 2:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Navigating FAR 107 Series - How to pass the Remote Pilot Aeronautical Knowledge Exam.

Get your FAA Remote Pilot Certificate. Come and learn test taking tips on how to answer the FAA's trickiest questions. You will learn how tested knowledge topics are applied in the field and designed to help you fly safe while keeping your company out of legal trouble followed up with an interesting introduction on how SynergyUAS can help your business. Q&A to follow.

Speaker: Bob Walker, CEO, SynergyUAS Inc.

2:15 PM - 2:45 AM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  2:15 PM - 2:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Drone Solutions for a new Generation of Work (M200 Series Demo)

Presented By: Romeo Durscher, Director of Education, DJI
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Unmanned Safety Institute: Developing an Ecosystem for UAS Safety

In its most basic form, an “ecosystem” is how living things interact with each other in their non-living environment. The term is most commonly used to describe humans, plants, animals and other organisms interacting with each other, and their environment, such as the earth and its atmosphere. Science gives us information about the planet and how to adapt to and protect our ecosystem. As living organisms our survival may depend on how successful we are. Consider the same concept for the UAS ecosystem, which includes people, such as UAS program managers, pilots, maintenance technicians, etc. and the environment in which they will operate. The environment includes the UAS technology itself, the organization’s program, regulatory agencies, etc. Unlike the planet’s ecology, there is very little information about the UAS ecosystem. There is no long-term historic data about the industry because it only began to emerge a little over a decade ago. There is however a wealth of knowledge and data in traditional manned aviation as to what is needed to assure safe and efficient operations and transferring these concepts to unmanned aviation is a logical approach to replicate a safety record that has been established over the course of a century. This Tech Talk will discuss how an organization looking to use UAS technology can develop a network of support that is SAFE, adaptable to new markets and technology, and scalable to meet current and future demands.

Speaker Aaron Greenwald, Senior Vice President, Unmanned, ARGUS International, Inc

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  3:00 PM - 3:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Moving UAS into the Civil Classification

Speaker: John Stevens, Chief Operations Officer, SOAR Oregon

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

TECH TALK THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Vantage Robotics Tech Talk

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER IN THE EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  3:45 PM - 4:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Why Hybrid VTOL Matters

New drone use-cases are popping up every day, but no matter the use, almost any application can benefit from the ability to take off and land vertically, and fly long distances fast and efficiently. Learn how hybrid VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) vehicles will shape the future of autonomous flight.

Speaker: JD Claridge, CEO & Co-Founder, xCraft