Make plans to participate in this exciting workshop focused on the information you need to better understand the commercial UAS marketplace. The program will include a mixture of panels and individual presentations addressing the latest FAA updates on airspace access, privacy concerns and challenges, developing and building platforms and sensors to meet end user needs, and the latest case studies from current commercial operators.
11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Workshop Welcome
Moderator: John Walker, senior partner, The Padina Group
11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Updates and Information from the FAA on Commercial UAS Operations in the National Airspace System
Gary Norek, manager, Airspace Policy and Regulations, FAA
Dan Williams, ATO UAS Integration Team Lead, FAA
Maureen Keegan, manager, Technical Analysis and Operational Requirements Group, FAA
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Risk-Based UAS Regulation: A Proposal for a "Micro" UAS Category and Incremental Regulatory Approach
Speakers: Brendan Schulman, special counsel, Kramer Levin and Matthew Bieschke, president, UAS America Fund, LLC.
12:30 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. UAS Platform Design Considerations and Developments for Commercial Applications
Moderator: John Walker
John Cherbini, vice president, Sales and Marketing, 3D Robotics
Jesse Kallman, director of Business Development & Regulatory Affairs, Airware
Jon Resnick, policy lead, DJI
John Perry, CEO and founder, Altavian, Inc.
Chris Vallier, CEO, FlōT Systems
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. From Flight to Final Measurement: Adding Value with UAV Imagery
Speaker: Antoine Martin, business manager, Pix4D US
This presentation will show you how UAV imagery is transformed from raw images to the final products on which professionals base their decisions. It will cover the entire workflow: from how cameras capture photos to their use in volumetric measurements, inspection of towers, and creation of radiometrically-correct agricultural NDVI maps.
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Privacy and Perception and How They Impact the Commercial Sector
Speaker: Dr. Greg McNeal, Associate Professor of Law & Public Policy, Pepperdine University
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Commercial End User Perspectives and Insights
Moderator: John Walker
Dallas Cormier, project manager, Electric Distribution Engineering, San Diego Gas & Electric
Chad Colby, Product Support, 360 Yield Center and Nationally Recognized Advocate for Unmanned Systems in Agriculture
Jonathan Montague, CTO, Aerial Mob
Kathleen Swain, P&C Innovation/UAS Business Lead and Pilot, USAA