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2016 Washington, DC 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.

Speakers Include 

Robert Grant – Director of Government Relations – Lyft

Major General James Poss – Executive Director – ASSURE

Robbie Hood – UAS Program Director – NOAA

Diana Marina Cooper – Sr. Director of Legal & Policy Affairs – PrecisionHawk

Mark Erwin – Director – Sensor & System Integration – U.S. Customs & Border Protection – Air & Marine Operations

Robert Katz – Executive Director – Innovation Intelligence Institute

Dr. Missy Cummings – Director – Duke Humans & Autonomy Lab – Duke University

Mark A. Dombroff – Partner – Dentons US LLP

Patrick Byrnes – Partner – Locke Lord LLP

Maarten Sierhuis – Director of Research Silicon Valley, Nissan USA

Nat Beuse – Association Administrator – Vehicle Safety Research – U.S. Department of Transportation

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Steve Brown – Board of Commissioners, Fayette County

John Fry – Partner – Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

Wayne Chen – Edge Tech Ventures Director – Booz Allen Hamilton

Tess Oxenstierna – Managing Director – Aerospace, Defense, & Government – Headwaters MB

David Strickland – Partner – Regulatory Group – Venable LLP

Jared Ablon – Chief Information Security Officer – AirMap

Biren Gandhi – Distinguished Engineer & Strategist – Cisco

Monday, June 13, 2016 

8:00 AM                           Registration Opens with Coffee & Networking
8:45 AM                           Opening Remarks with Robert Katz, Conference Chair
9:00– 9:30 AM             Keynote Presentation – David Strickland 

Learning Objectives:

  • Former NHTSA Administrator David Strickland will discuss how the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets (a partnership between Google, Ford, Uber, Lyft, and Volvo) is working with federal and state agencies to ensure that there will be a consistent regulatory environment for self-driving vehicles without impeding the opportunity for continuous industry innovation.
Speaker: David Strickland, Partner – Regulatory Group, Venable LLP
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:  Kyle LandryResearch Analyst, LUX Research
Speakers: Brian Markwalter, SVP Research & Standards, Consumer Technology Association
Justin Towles, SVP Regulatory & Legislative Affairs, American Association of Airport Executives
Reese Mozer, CEO, American Robotics
10:05 – 10:40 AM       Case Study

USI case studies feature engaging, passionate thought leaders whose presentations expose new ideas in unmanned systems that are supported by concrete evidence and are relevant to current and future industry trends. Presentations will explore novel and counterintuitive approaches to solving complex challenges and leveraging opportunities on the horizon.

Speaker: Robert BlairVP of Agriculture, Measure
10:40 – 11:00 AM       Introductions to Day 1 Living Groups Activity

Spend 20 minutes meeting with your conference ‘Living Group’.  Attendees will be grouped together so that starting on Day 1 you will have an opportunity to meet new contacts and maximize your conference experience.

In addition to meeting your Living Group, you will also take part in an interactive activity to determine the top challenges facing the unmanned systems industry.  The top challenges for each group will be announced at the end of the session!

 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 AM – 12:30 PM                Panel – UAS Policy and Regulatory Update

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify growing applications and policy implications
  • Understand key issues around civil and public UAS operations
  • FAA updates
  • Discuss possible disruptions that can impact regulation
Moderator: Grant BegleyAerospace – Manned, Unmanned and Robotics, Concepts to Capabilities Consulting LLC, US Department of Defense, Raytheon (former)
Speakers: Bart Elias, Aviation Policy Specialist, Congressional Research Service
David GoldsteinSenior Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office
John VisloskySenior Vice PresidentAccess Spectrum
Mark Dombroff, PartnerDentons US LLP
Captain Chuck Hogeman, Aviation Safety Chairman, Air Line Pilots Association
John FryPartner, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP
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 the UAV 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: Steve Brown, Commissioner, Fayette County
Speakers: Nat BeuseAssociate Administrator – Vehicle Safety Research, Department of Transportation
Robert Grant, Director of Government Relations, Lyft
Diana Marina Cooper, Sr. Director of Legal & Policy Affairs, PrecisionHawk
Scott Belcher, CEO, Telecommunications Industry Association
 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 – City Planning for Autonomous Vehicle Integration

USI case studies feature engaging, passionate thought leaders, whose presentations expose new ideas in unmanned systems that are supported by concrete evidence and are relevant to current and future industry trends. Presentations will explore novel and counterintuitive approaches to solving complex challenges and leveraging opportunities on the horizon.

Speaker: Scott Le VineEngineering ProfessorCentre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London
3:10 – 3:50 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
Speakers: Maarten Sierhuis, Director of Research – Silicon Valley, Nissan USA
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:  John SantagateResearch Manager – Supply Chair ExecutionIDC Manufacturing Insights
Speakers: Rini SheronySr. Principal Engineer, Collaborative Safety Research Center – Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America
Scott Le VineEngineering ProfessorCentre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London
4:20 – 5:00 PM   Panel – UAS Integration and Safety Applications

Learning Objectives:

  • 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:  Kyle LandryResearch Analyst, LUX Research
Speakers: John VisloskySenior Vice PresidentAccess Spectrum
Rose Mooney, Executive Director, Mid Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) at Virginia Tech University
Dennis Zaklan, Deputy Director – UAS Flight Test Center, New Mexico State University
Patrick Byrnes, Partner, Locke Lord LLP
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 systems
Moderator: Robert Katz, Executive Director, Innovation Intelligence Institute
Speakers: Eric Rickard, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Jared AblonChief Information Security Officer, AirMap
Dana Goward, President & Executive Director, Resilient Navigation & Timing Foundation
6:00-7:00 PM            Networking Reception at Breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

8:00 AM                                  Registration Opens with Coffee & Networking
8:45 AM                                 Opening Remarks
9:00 – 9:30 AM                  Keynote Presentation – Robbie Hood

Learning Objectives:

  • An in-depth look into how NOAA is utilizing unmanned aircraft for monitoring and responding to climate and weather patterns, including emergency response to natural disasters.
Speaker:  Robbie Hood, UAS Program Director, NOAA
9:30 – 10:00 AM                  Imagining Innovative Unmanned Systems

Learning Objectives:

  • With today’s hyper-rapid advances in robotics and artificial intelligence, the range of what’s possible remains limited only by our powers of imagination. But such seemingly limitless technical capabilities present a double-edge sword. We have a definite need to identify and focus on truly valuable solutions to our most critical challenges. By imagining the desirable outcomes, as designers of unmanned systems we can then work backwards, reverse engineering from creative thought back to practical innovative design. By deploying both-sides-of-the-brain thinking we will keep the man in the unmanned system – making the world a better place – for people!
Speakers: Robert Katz, Executive Director, Innovation Intelligence Institute
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. Refreshments & snacks will be served on the exhibit floor.

10:30-11:15 AM             Presentation – Drones: IoT Ecosystem Rising From the Fog

Learning Objectives:

The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is experiencing an exponential growth in recent times. Billions of sensors getting connected to the internet pose unique challenges from computing, storage, network and security perspectives. Drones’ abilities to fly autonomously and carry diverse types of payloads add whole new dimensions into the mix. Regulatory compliance and public safety requirements further complicate the widespread commercial adoption of drones. How do we unleash billions of dollars of drone opportunities in a uniform, homogenous manner? How can we apply some of the time-tested cloud computing principles and practices to the drone ecosystem?

Meet Fog Computing. Fog Computing is a distributed computing paradigm that extends cloud computing model towards the edge of the network to address unique challenges posed by IoT. Discover how Fog Computing could be an essential element to any horizontal drone platform expecting to capture enormous commercial opportunities in multiple verticals.

Speakers:  Biren Gandhi, Distinguished Engineer & Strategist – Corporate Strategy Office, Cisco
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM               Panel – Investment Growth and Market Potentials in Unmanned Systems

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what market segments capital will flow to in the next 2-3 years
  • 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: Grant Begley, Aerospace – Manned, Unmanned and Robotics, Concepts to Capabilities Consulting LLC, US Department of Defense, Raytheon (former)
Speakers: Tess Oxenstierna, Managing Director – Aerospace, Defense, Government, Headwaters MB
Wayne Chen, Ventures Director, Booz Allen Edge Technologies
12:00 – 1:00 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.

 1:00 – 1:45 PM                 Panel – 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
Moderator:  John SantagateResearch Manager – Supply Chair ExecutionIDC Manufacturing Insights
Speakers: Steve Brown, Commissioner, Fayette County
Chris Monk, Human Factors Division Chief, NHTSA
1:45 – 2:30 PM                     Panel – Breakthrough Technologies Reshaping UAS   

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the latest technologies impacting UAS
  • Debate the implications of anti-drone technology
  • 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: Dana Goward, President & Executive Director, Resilient Navigation & Timing Foundation
Speakers: Grant Begley, Aerospace – Manned, Unmanned and Robotics, Concepts to Capabilities Consulting LLC, US Department of Defense, Raytheon (former)
Erik Soykan, Supervisory Air Interdiction Agent – UAS , Air & Marine Operations – US Customs & Border Protection
Joshua Thomas, Aeronautics Coordinator, Delaware Department of Transportation
Michael Hopmeier, President, Unconventional Concepts
2:30 – 3:00 PM      US Army’s Future Vision for Unmanned Systems

Learning Objectives:

  • The human dimension of unmanned systems
  • Robotic and autonomous systems strategy
  • Manned-unmanned teaming          
Speakers: Brigadier General John George, Director of Capabilities Development, TRADOC
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.

3:30 – 4:00 PM                     Case Study

USI case studies feature engaging, passionate thought leaders whose presentations expose new ideas in unmanned systems that are supported by concrete evidence and are relevant to current and future industry trends. Presentations will explore novel and counterintuitive approaches to solving complex challenges and leveraging opportunities on the horizon.

Speakers: Major General James Poss, Executive Director, ASSURE UAS Center of Excellence
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: Max Rollinger, Program Director, Unmanned Systems Institute 
Speakers: Justine Kasznica, Special Counsel, Saul Ewing LLP
Deon Van Der Merwe, Associate Professor, Kansas State University
Lily Bengfort, CEO, UAS Safeflight
4:45 – 5:30 PM   Panel: Eyes on the Skies – The impact of unmanned systems on the insurance industry

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the insurance industry’s shift away from covering controlled aircraft in homeowners policies due to the rise of UAS use.
  • Discuss the challenges involved in obtaining insurance coverage for UAS flights that take place indoors.
  • Predict the future of UAS insurance for commercial, government, and academic use.
Moderator: Mark Dombroff, PartnerDentons US LLP 
Speakers: Steven Allen, SVP & Head of Aviation, QBE North America
Richard Nocella, Vice President – Aviation, Marsh USA
James Van Meter, Aviation Practice Leader, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
John Meehan, VP Global Sales, Wyvern
Chris Proudlove, SVP Complex Risks, Global Aerospace

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

8:45 AM                          Opening Remarks
9:00 – 9:45 AM          Closing Keynote  – Collaboration is the Future of Unmanned Systems
  • Discuss the strengths and limitations of both humans and autonomous systems.
  • Learn why the key to successful unmanned systems is developing a mutually supportive system that relieves humans of tedious, high-workload tasks but also allows them to develop creative solutions with automated assistance.
Speakers: Dr. Missy Cummings, Director – Duke Humans & Autonomy Lab, Duke University
9:45 – 10:15 AM    Presentation: UAS Security Threats to Correctional Facilities 

USI case studies feature engaging, passionate thought leaders whose presentations expose new ideas in unmanned systems that are supported by concrete evidence and are relevant to current and future industry trends. Presentations will explore novel and counterintuitive approaches to solving complex challenges and leveraging opportunities on the horizon.

Speakers:  Todd Craig, Chief – Office of Security Technology, Bureau of Prisons
10:15 – 11:00 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.

11:00-11:40 AM Panel: Making Sense of the Future – How sensors define the next generation of unmanned systems

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the latest sensor technologies available for unmanned systems – What are their benefits and drawbacks?
  • Learn how the government and military are using sensors to navigate unmanned systems in areas where GPS capabilities are limited or unavailable.
  • Analyze which commercial industries stand to benefit most from the continuous innovation of sensor technology being used on unmanned systems.
Moderator: Max Rollinger, Program Director, Unmanned Systems Institute
Speakers: Mark Erwin, Director – Sensors & Systems Integration, Air & Marine Operations – US Customs & Border Protection
Mike Chumer, Director – UAS Research, New Jersey Innovation Institute
11:40 AM-12:00 PM Presentation: UAS Solutions for Emergency Management on a State and Local Level

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn which types of UAS deployment are most important for state and local officials to consider when they are responding to a natural disaster.
  • Understand the concept of a Multi-UAS Mobile Operations Center (MU-MOC)
  • Hear best practices for public/private sector collaboration for UAS implementation in emergency situations.
Speaker: Mike Chumer, Director – UAS Research, New Jersey Innovation Institute
12:00 PM            Conference Closing Remarks with Robert Katz, Conference Chair

June 13-15th Washington, DC

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