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2016 Program schedule

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Friday, December 09, 2016

7:30am – 5:00pm | Registration Opens
8:30am | Organizer’s Welcome by E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK) | Room 304
8:55am | Master of Ceremonies, Marty W. Rogers
Executive Director, ASSURE UAS Center of Excellence, Mississippi State
9:00am | Keynote: Louis Stewart
Deputy Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, State of California
9:20am | Keynote Presentation: Lieutenant Commander Leedjia Svec, PHD
U.S. Navy and Liaison Office, NASA Ames
How Government and Industry can best work together in the area of Research & Development for Innovative Technologies in the Aeronautics and UAV Space
10:00am | Coffee Break
10:15am - 10:45am | Keynote Address: Wahid Nawabi | Room 304
Chief Executive Officer and President, Aerovironment
10:45am - 11:05am | Special Presentation

Marty W. Rogers, Executive Director, ASSURE UAS Center of Excellence, Mississippi State
How the Assure program, representing some of America’s top research universities, is working with the FAA under the current regulatory environment

11:05am - 11:25am | Special Presentation

Dr. Cathy Cahill, Director, Director, The Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration – (ACUASI), an FAA Selected Test Site
North to the Future - Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), the Arctic and other Alaska Test Site Activities

11:30am | Keynote: Romeo Durscher, Director of Education, DJI
The Future of #DronesForGood
12:00pm | Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Break Out Sessions:

Components, Parts and Systems Drone Applications Drone Designs, Development and Engineering

Components, Parts, and Systems (Room 304)

1:00pm: Fidelity - Sensors - Mobility

Moderator: Colin Snow, CEO, Skylogic Research
Greg Walker, Chief Test Engineer, Silent Falcon UAS
Steve Maller, PerspectiveAir

2:00pm: Big Data

Moderator: Bruce Tarbert, President, TCS Aviation, LLC. and former FAA’s co-chair to the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Al Britchi
, Director of Operations, Plexsys
Stuart and Janet Rudolf, Air Boss

2:30pm | Keynote: You’re part of a fast emerging industry - how you can help it grow now
and profit from it”

Jerry Grayson, AFC, Helicopter SAR and Film Pilot, Writer, Director and Instructor of ‘Flying the Lens Drone/RPAS/UAV Masterclasses’. (The most decorated Royal Navy Search and Rescue Pilot)

Rescue Pilot - Book Signing by Author

Drone Applications (Room 306 A)

1:00pm: The Best Gig in Town; Film, Television and Entertainment

Moderator: Christina Engh, COO, UASolutions Group and Black Hawk Pilot/
UAS Brigade Advisor (Army Reserves)
Drew Roberts, CEO & Founder, Wild Rabbit Aerial Productions
(Lexus, Iggy Azalea Team, Tecate, Mitsubishi, Moet & Chandon)
Melissa diMeglio, Production Manager, Vortex Aerial
(Walking Dead, Alvin and the Chipmunks, car commercials)
Maria Stefanopoulos, Producer, ABC News, Good Morning America
Ziv Marom, ZM Interactive, (Expendables 3, Homefront, Sparks)

2:00 pm: Real Estate, Architecture and Building Inspection

Moderator and speaker: James Carlini, Strategic Infrastructure Specialist
Alexander Kube, Chief Technology Officer, Botlink
Kris Graham, Principal, Galloway Advisors, LLC

2:30 pm: Gregory Walker, Silent Falcon - Breaking Glass - Reflecting on thirty years of Professional activity and drawing insights on possible future disruptions in the Uas world

Drone Designs, Development and Engineering (Room 306 B)

1:00pm: Built to Race

Moderators: Sarah and David Oneal, International Drone Marketing
Chris Graham
, Founder, MultiGP
Trent Siggard
, Product Manager, Yuneec
Zoe Stumbaugh, Famous Drone Racer

1:45pm: FPV Today and in the Future

Moderator and Speaker: Chris Graham, Founder, MultiGP
Trent Siggard, Product Manager, Yuneec
Skip Fredricks, President, Hollywood Drones, former Producer, FoxSports, Extreme Sports and two-time Emmy Nominee

3:00pm | Coffee Break

3:30pm – 5:00pm | Break Out Sessions Continued:

Components, Parts and Systems
Drone Applications

Components, Parts, and Systems (Room 304)

3:30pm: Build Your Own Drone

LEGO Drones - Amir Hirsch, CEO, Flybrix
Patrick Sherman, Roswell Flight Test Crew

4:00pm: Repair, Return, and Reverse Logistics - Boring but Critical

Moderator: Patrick Sherman, Roswell Flight Test Crew
Steve McKenna
, Senior VP & General Counsel, Unmanned Systems and Solutions LLC

4:20pm: The Innovators Hub: Ideas and Innovation and what
the investor is looking for

Moderator: Patrick Sherman, Roswell Flight Test Crew
Alex Wright
, Founder, Drone Depot (The Drone Mogul)
Gareth Keane
, Qualcomm Ventures
Ron Stearns, The Velocity Group
Vlad Shvartsman, UAV Patent Firm (Protecting Drone Technology with Patents)

Drone Applications (Room 306 A)

3:30pm: Oil & Gas and Alternative Energy

Moderator: Bruce Tarbert, President, TCS Aviation, LLC. and former FAA’s co-chair to the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Kevin Price
, Executive Vice President, Ag Pixel (Impact of using drones versus manned aircraft)
Chris Burke, Producer, Media Wing
Michael Shabun, Marketing Director, DJI

4:15pm: Agriculture - What Segments can be profitable:

Moderator: Chad Colby, Founder and Principal, Colby Ag Tech
Bailey Stockdale, Director, Unmanned Agricultural Institute
Tom McKinnon, CEO, Agribotix
Dr. Dale Cope, Lead Pilot, Multidisciplinary UAS Project, Texas A+M Farm

Drone Applications (Room 306 B)

2:30pm-3:15pm: Law Enforcement, Security & Counter UAS Opns

* This panel discusses the use of unmanned systems by Law Enforcement and Security,
touching on general Site Security, Stadium Security, Port Security and Counter-UAS;
Enforcement of Civil Drone Regulations.

Moderator: Joe Talley, Consultant, TAC Consulting
Chris Dunn, Commander, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
Tom Madigan, Captain, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
Richard Hassna, Pilot, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
Steve Roussell, LAPD / ALEA - Airborne LE Assn
John Nunes, First Responder UAS Instructor, IPTM
Kris Graham, Principal, Galloway Advisors, LLC
Scott Deitrich, Sales Engineer, SOCOM / Fire / Law Enforcement
Geospatial eXploitation Products, BAE Systems
Rob Stout, Sales Engineer, BAE Systems
Randall Warnas, Law Enforcement Liaison DJI

3:15pm-4:00pm: Emergency Response UAS Opns

* This panel discussed the use of unmanned systems in Emergency Response, Fire & Rescue, Disaster Mitigation & Response, Search & Rescue, and HAZMAT Opns.

Moderator: Joe Talley, Consultant, TAC Consulting
Chris Dunn, Commander, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
Tom Madigan, Captain, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
Richard Hassna, Pilot, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
Steve Roussell, LAPD / ALEA - Airborne LE Assn
John Nunes, First Responder UAS Instructor, IPTM
Kris Graham, Principal, Galloway Advisors, LLC
Scott Deitrich, Sales Engineer, SOCOM / Fire / Law Enforcement
Geospatial eXploitation Products, BAE Systems
Rob Stout, Sales Engineer, BAE Systems
Ellis Stanley, Emergency Manager
Michael Shabun, Marketing Director DJI

4:00pm: Insurance for Commercial and Public Safety Drone Applications

Scott Sky Smith, President, Skysmith

4:30pm: Mapping & Surveying for Commercial and Public Safety Opns

Moderator: Joe Talley, Consultant, TAC Consulting

Logan Campbell, Founder, Aerotas

Heller Gregory, Grandview Services

5:15pm- 7:00pm: FRUAS MAGAZINE’S FIRST RESPONDER UAS HOT WASH

* Open to everyone - Room 304*

FRUAS Magazine sponsors the First Responder UAS HOTWASH as a casual get together for conference attendees to meet all of the First Responder panel members on a one-on-one basis to discuss those topics critical to help save lives.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

7:30am – 2:00pm | Registration Open
8:00am – 9:10am | Women In Drones Breakfast |Room 308 A
Chair: Sally French, That Drone Girl and Journalist, Wall Street Journal
9:10am | Organizer’s Welcome to Day 2 by E.J. Krause & Associates (EJK) |Room 304
9:15am | Master of Ceremonies, Sally French
That Drone Girl and Journalist, Wall Street Journal
9:20am | Keynote Address: Art Pregler, Director, National Mobility Systems at AT&T
How AT&T is Utilizing Drones to do inspections for asset management

Moderator: Joe Talley, Consultant, TAC Consulting

9:30am – 12:30pm | Pitchfest - (3) winners will each receive $100,000 of app development or product development and an opportunity to pitch for direct funding. Sponsored by: Singh Ventures

9:40am | Adam Bailey, Vice Chairman, UAS UK, (ARPAS) The Professional Association for Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Systems in the UK.
Want to cash in on the European market? Opportunities and challenges in the Commercial drone sector in the UK and Europe and how International companies can cash in.
10:00am – 10:15am | Coffee Break

10:15am – 12:00pm | Break Out Sessions:

The Drone Business: How Drones Companies are Making Money & How to Cash In on the Opportunity
Aviation Laws, Regulations and What’s Coming Down the Pike
Current and Future Commercial & Government Markets

The Drone Business (Room 304)

10:15am: Funding Your Drone Company

Moderator: Christopher Korody, Principal, DroneBusiness
Logan Campbell
, Founder, Aerotas
Alex Wright, Founder, Drone Depot (The Drone Mogul)
Avery Brown, Drone Airspace Management
Alexander Niehenke, Principal Scale Venture Partners

11:00am: Drones and Media Coverage

Sarah and David ONeal, International Drone Marketing
Maria Stefanopoulos Bedryk, Operations Producer at ABC News, Good Morning America
Gary Buzel, TV Reporter, CW Channel 6, San Diego

11:30am: The Drone Entrepreneur

Moderator and speaker: Brett Velicovich, Managing Director, Expert Drones- How to open a drone retail and repair business. What drones are users buying and why?
Hugh Benjamin, President, How to Grow your Drone Business using Social Media
Scott “Sky” Smith, President, SkySmith- Using Guerilla Marketing to Grow your Drone Business

Aviation Laws, Regulations and What’s Coming Down the Pike (Room 306 A)

10:15am - 12:00pm: Laws and Regulations

Chair: Mark Dombroff, Partner, and Head of the UAS Practice, Denton’s   
Leonard Ligon, The Corvus Group, LLC Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Airspace Integration / Operations ManagementRules, Regulations and Policy SME
Jared Greenberg, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLC
Gregory Walden, Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld LLP              

RTCA SC 228, ASTM F38, FAA Small UAS ARC, New Part 107,
New Drone Advisory Board

Paul McDuffee, Boeing Insitu- Co-chair, RTCA SC 228
Ted Wierzbanowski, Chair, ASTM F38 Per BT

Current and Future Commercial & Government Markets (Room 306 B)

10:30am: Emerging and Future Commercial Markets

Moderator and speaker- Brett Velicovich, Managing Partner, Expert Drones
Dr. Ramanathan Sugumaran
, Lead on UAS for Agriculture at John Deere
Cory Mullins, CEO, Drone4Hire.Com

11:15am: The Sport of the Future + 21st Century STEM Education

Dahlton Grover, Director, Business Development, PCS Edventures & Thrust, UAV

11:30am: Local Government Markets - What will future Government
business look like?

Moderator- Dahlton Grover, Director, Business Development, PCS Edventures & Thrust, UAV
Darryl Anunciado
, Action DroneUSA
Doug Johnson, Vice President, Technology Policy, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

12:00 – 1:00pm | Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:00pm – 2:45pm | Break Out Sessions Continued:

The Drone Business:
How Drones Companies are Making Money & How to Cash In on the Opportunity
Aviation Laws, Regulations and What’s Coming Down the Pike

The Drone Business (Room 304)

1:00pm: Crowdsourcing

Moderator: Mr. Terry Parisher, Co-Founder of Straight Up Imaging
Alex Rodriguez, President, Urban Drones and crowdfunding guru
JD Claridge, Founder xCraft (presenter and winner on SHARK TANK)

Aviation Laws, Regulations and What’s Coming Down the Pike (Room 306 A)

1:00pm: Applying for a COA (For Government Applications)

Bruce Tarbert, President, TCS Aviation, LLC. and former FAA’s co-chair to the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Leonard Ligon, The Corvus Group, LLC Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Airspace Integration / Operations ManagementRules, Regulations and Policy SME

1:30pm: Education and Training Standards: (What you need to know to earn the Remote Pilot Certificate under the new
49 CFR Part 107 rules) 

Moderator: Christina Engh, COO, UASolutions Group and Black Hawk Pilot/ UAS Brigade Advisor (Army Reserves)
Jon Minor, Provost, ,Unmanned Vehicle University
Patrick ‘Lucidity” Sherman, Roswell Flight Test Crew

2:15pm: Air Space Integration

Moderator and speaker: Leonard Ligon, The Corvus Group, LLC Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Airspace Integration / Operations ManagementRules, Regulations and Policy SME

2:30pm: Air Battlespace Management- Lessons learned from the Battlefields of Afghanistan and Washington, DC for Commercial drones

Pete Dwyer, Senior VP Consulting, Unmanned Systems and Solutions LLC

2:45pm | Coffee Break

Aviation Laws, Regulations and What’s Coming Down the Pike (306 A)

3:00pm: Mishaps, Investigation, Lessons learned, Immediate actions,
Applied actions, Liabilities

James Carlini, Strategic Infrastructure Specialists

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