Emerging Commercial Markets Workshop – Information, Opportunities and Insights for Your Business

  • Room: B312
Tuesday, May 05, 2015: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Antoine Martin
Managing Director
Brendan Schulman
Head of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Group
Chad Colby
Nationally Recognized Advocate for Unmanned Systems in Agriculture
Dallas Cormier P.E.
Senior Project Manager
Dan Williams
ATO UAS Integration Team Lead
Gary Norek
Airspace Services Director
Gregory McNeal
Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy
Jesse Kallman
President, Commercial UAS
John Cherbini
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
John Perry
Founder and CEO
John Walker
Jon Resnick
Policy Lead
Jonathan Montague
Chief Technical Officer
Kathleen Swain
Innovation Advisor
Matthew Bieschke
Maureen Keegan
Manager, Technical Analysis and Operational Requirements Group


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.


Workshop Agenda


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


Session Description:
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


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