2016 Agenda | Unmanned Systems Institute

2016 Agenda

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We believe that there are countless opportunities why you should attend the Annual Conference, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to five:

Learn new skills and upgrade current ones. No matter how long you’ve been in unmanned systems or what position you hold at your company, chances are there is still something you need to learn. Policy and Regulatory environment is effected by testing and progress, so we must strive to centralize regulations, new strategies and innovations for civil and public in unmanned systems happen all the time; to stay up-to-date you need an educational opportunity that provides you with the full range of unmanned systems knowledge.

Network with your peers. We know you’ve heard it all before, but networking is a huge part of your professional success. When you meet with your peers, you have an opportunity to collaborate, hear new ideas, and validate or change your perspectives. People do business with people, this is the opportunity to build relationships and mingle with your colleagues and peers

Meet with new vendors and suppliers. Our exhibitors are industry experts and solution-providers who truly know what is happening in the world of unmanned systems and business – and they have answers to your questions. Invest time in the exposition hall – our vendors are some of the best people for you to get to know if you want to learn more about what’s happening in unmanned systems now – and what’s going to happen in the future. Trust us: discovering innovative products and services is necessary to stay competitive in today’s business world.

Hear from the experts. Our speakers are proven business leaders, strategists, practitioners and peers. Many of them are current unmanned systems professionals; others are well-respected industry leaders who know what you need to know. Our selection process for speakers is as rigorous as you’ll find anywhere, and we make sure that you’re hearing from the best. You’ll get a solid grounding in tried-and-true unmanned systems fundamentals and unique insight into the innovative new practices that will change how the world does business.

Have fun. Let’s be honest – the Annual Conference is a lot of learning packed into a short amount of time.

Conference Chair

Major General James Poss ASSURE FAA UAS Cetner of Excellence (Retired)

Conference Chair, Major General James Poss ASSURE FAA UAS Center of Excellence (Retired)

Monday, October 3, 2016

8:00 AM
Registration Opens with Coffee & Networking

8:45 AM
Opening Remarks with General Poss Conference Chair

  • Major General James Poss, RetiredMajor General James Poss, Retired

9:00– 9:30 AM
Keynote Presentation – Brad Koeckeritz

UAS Growth Sectors and Applications

Learning Objectives:

Department of Interior Update and 5 year Plan

Understand how agriculture, energy and other industries are innovating with UAS

Discover the fastest growing market segments

Analyze challenges for market penetration

UAS Integration and Safety Applications

Learn about the latest technologies making UAS safer

Understand the largest areas of growth in this segment

Hear how these applications can foster UAS growth

Moderator:

9:30 – 10:05 AM
Panel – Flying High in the Fast Lane: Analyzing the Market for Unmanned Systems

Learning Objectives:

Understand current market growth for unmanned aerial systems and vehicle systems

Understand current market growth for unmanned vehicle systems

Hear the latest 5-10 year industry projections

Uncover the fastest growing market segments

Identify key growth inhibitors

Moderator:

  • Major General James Poss, RetiredMajor General James Poss, Retired

Panelists:

10:05-11:00 AM
UAS Policy and Regulatory Update

Learning Objectives:

Understand current market growth for unmanned aerial systems and vehicle systems

Understand current market growth for unmanned vehicle systems

Hear the latest 5-10 year industry projections

Uncover the fastest growing market segments

Identify key growth inhibitors

Moderator:

  • Major General James Poss, RetiredMajor General James Poss, Retired

Panelists:

11:00 – 11:30 AM
Morning Networking Break

Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Refreshments & snacks will be served on the exhibit floor.

11:30-12:30 AM
Living Group: Copy Description From DC Agenda

12:30 – 1:30 PM
Break for Lunch

Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Lunch will be served on the exhibit floor.

1:30 – 2:10pm
Panel – Analyzing Driverless Vehicle Policy and Regulatory Environment

Learning Objectives:

Hear the latest regulatory updates on testing and progress

Understand challenges and possible solutions

Discuss how major corporate entrants into the market impact progress

Updates on centralizing regulation for unmanned vehicles

Moderator:

Panelists

  • Max Schwarts, Dronimation, DJI Search & Rescue Drone Challenge FinalistEmily Castor, Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft

2:10 – 2:40 PM
Afternoon Networking Break

Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Refreshments & snacks will be served on the exhibit floor.

2:40 – 3:10pm
– Case Study Crash Avoidance Technologies: The building blocks for tomorrow’s driverless vehicles

  • David Zuby, Senior Vice President Vehicle Research, Insurance Institute for Highway SafetyDavid Zuby, Senior Vice President Vehicle Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

3:10-3:50 PM
Case Study TBD

3:50 – 4:20 PM
Presentation – Artificial Intelligence Based City Driving

Learning Objectives:

Understand the market potential for A.I. in the automotive sector

Identify the possible pitfalls of A.I. in autonomous vehicles on major urban highways and roads

Discuss how A.I can enhance driver safety in urban environments

Moderator:

Panelist

  • Max Schwarts, Dronimation, DJI Search & Rescue Drone Challenge FinalistEmily Castor, Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft
  • Robert Katz Robert Katz, Disaster and Terrorism Advisor, Commissioner, FEMA
  • David Zuby, Senior Vice President Vehicle Research, Insurance Institute for Highway SafetyDavid Zuby, Senior Vice President Vehicle Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

3:50 – 4:20 PM
Panel – Integrating Autonomous Cars into Traffic: Myths and Realities

Learning Objectives:

Get and update on how automobile manufacturers are working to get autonomous vehicles in traffic

Understand differences between consumer applications vs. commercial

Discuss the required safety redundancies

Learn what pilots are underway and which have been successful and why

Moderator:

Panelists

  • David Zuby, Senior Vice President Vehicle Research, Insurance Institute for Highway SafetyDavid Zuby, Senior Vice President Vehicle Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

4:20 – 5:00 PM
Panel – UAS Integration and Safety Applications

Learn about the latest technologies making UAS safer

Understand the largest areas of growth in this segment

Hear how these applications can foster UAS growth

Moderator:

  • Alexander Harmsen, CEO & Co-Founder, IRIS AutomationAlexander Harmsen, CEO & Co-Founder, IRIS Automation
  • Brad Koeckeritz, ivision Chief, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, U.S. Department of the InteriorBrad Koeckeritz, Division Chief, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM
    Panel – Cybersecurity Strategies for Unmanned Systems

    Learning Objectives:

    Identify cyber threats and possible points of weakness for cyber threats

    Understand the technologies available to prevent and mitigate attach

    Hear about the biggest challenges to securing unmanned system

    Moderator:

    • Major General James Poss, RetiredMajor General James Poss, Retired

    Day 2 October, 4th 

    8:45-9:00 PM
    MC Open in Remarks

    • Major General James Poss, RetiredMajor General James Poss, Retired

    9:00 – 10:00 AM
    Panel – Investment Growth and Market Potentials in Unmanned Systems

    Explore what technologies and applications are most promising today

    Discuss industry M&A activity

    Analyze who some of the major industry players will be in the years to come

    Moderator:

    • Peter Shannon, Managing Director, Firelake Capital ManagementPeter Shannon, Managing Director, Firelake Capital Management

    Panelists

     


    10:00-10:30 AM
    Morning Networking Break

    Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Lunch will be served on the exhibit floor.


     

    10:30 – 11:30 AM
    – Presentation Building the Case for Commercial and Consumer Autonomous Vehicles

    Learning Objectives:

    Understand how autonomous vehicles can transform commuting for the 8 million Americans that travel over an hour to work each day.

    Analyze the realities and benefits associated with widespread adoption.

    Discuss ROI for commercial businesses such as transportation and shipping

    Break down how automated technology can potentially reduce motor accidents and fatalities

    • Robert Katz Robert Katz, Disaster and Terrorism Advisor, Commissioner, FEMA

    11:30 – 12:30 AM
    Panel – Breakthrough Technologies Reshaping UAS

    Learning Objectives:

    Examine the latest technologies impacting UAS

    Explore what applications are driving demand for innovation

    Hear what you never knew data is teaching us about unmanned systems

    Discover approaches to analyzing sensor data

    Moderator:

    2:30 – 3:00 PM
    Case Study -US Navy’s Future Vision for Unmanned Systems

    • Bill Guarini, Program Manager, US NavyBill Guarini, Program Manager, US Navy

    3:00 – 3:30 PM
    Afternoon Networking Break

    Take this opportunity to mingle with your peers in an intimate setting to build relationships and establish future partnerships. Refreshments & snacks will be served on the exhibit floor.

    4:00 – 4:45 PM
    Panel – UAS Growth Sectors and Applications

    Learning Objectives:

    Understand how agriculture, energy and other industries are innovating with UAS

    Discover the fastest growing market segments

    Analyze challenges for market penetration

    Moderator:

    4:45 – 5:30 PM
    Panel – Eyes on the Skies – The impact of unmanned systems on the insurance industry