Select Criteria: Super Track = Commercial

Monday, May 04, 1:00 - 2:30 PM


Monday, May 04, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

  • Room: B312
As of February 2015, 28 companies and organizations have been granted Section 333 Exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate unmanned aircraft for a variety of commercial applications. Companies are using UAS for everything from conducting aerial filming to flare stack inspection. In addition to the recent uptick... read more...
Speaker(s)
Anne Swanson
Partner
Grady Boyce
Regulatory & Operations Specialist
Henry Wendel
Henry
Jason Rademacher
Attorney at Law
Kyle Gilberston
UAS Flight Operations Manager
Tyler Collins
VP, Airspace Services, LATAS
SuperTracks:
  • Panels

Monday, May 04, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Room: B304
If there’s one thing unmanned systems do extremely well it is capturing tons and tons of data! This panel will provide the audience with perspectives from industry experts on transferring, storing and managing the enormous volumes of information captured by the sensors on unmanned systems.  In many cases, it is... read more...
Speaker(s)
Kevin Hand
Managing Director, Global Energy Business Unit
Matthew Bower
Principle Scientist
Matthew Kalas
Associate
Nazlin Kanji
Program Director
Stephen Ucci
Counsel
SuperTracks:
  • Panels

Monday, May 04, 3:30 - 5:30 PM

  • Room: B302
This discussion, led by some of the best-recognized legal commentators in the United States and the United Kingdom, will cover the latest developments in legal, privacy, and regulatory issues for integration of small UAS into the National Airspace System. Some of the timely topics that will be discussed include: the... read more...
Speaker(s)
Brendan Schulman
Head of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Group
Charles Tobin
Partner
Gregory McNeal
Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy
James Williams
Principal US LLP
Mickey Osterreicher
General Counsel
Peter Lee
Senior Associate
SuperTracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 05, 9:00 - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Hall B5
Start your conference experience off right at the Tuesday morning General Session featuring our Visionary Commercial UAS panel discussion!   Tuesday Agenda   Unmanned Systems 2015 General Session Host Welcome Colin Guinn, CRO, 3D Robotics   AUVSI Welcome Address Brian Wynne, President and CEO, AUVSI   Conference Chair Welcome John Burke, Unmanned Systems 2015 Conference Chair   Visionary Commercial UAS Panel Moderator:... read more...
Speaker(s)
Dave Vos
Project Lead - Project Wing
David Vigilante
Senior Vice President, Legal, CNN
SuperTracks:
  • Keynotes

Tuesday, May 05, 10:15 - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
The film/video production industry is one of the earliest benefactors of drone technologies, but has anyone asked a producer/cinematographer what they really want from a drone? Sure, they're using them today, but are they happy with what they're getting? We've found that producers are having to change their scripts around... read more...
Speaker(s)
SuperTracks:
  • Poster Session

Tuesday, May 05, 10:30 - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Join experts from the U.S. Commercial Service as the discuss business opportunities for the UAS industry around the globe! You won’t want to miss the engaging session and opportunity to get your questions answered!...
Speaker(s)
Aleksander Moos
Commercial Specialist
Danielle Blakely
Senior International Trade Specialist
Diane Mooney
Director, Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center
Dina Molaison
Senior International Trade Specialist
Gina Rebelo Bento
Commercial Specialist
Jonathan Alvear
Mr. Alvear
Marianne Ruud
Commercial Specialist
Paul Matino
International Trade Specialist
Vlad Oujegov
Commercial Specialist
SuperTracks:
  • Ask the Experts - Roundtable

Tuesday, May 05, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Do you have a great idea for an unmanned systems or robotics company? Is your startup looking for funding opportunities? If so, be sure to participate in this new and interactive session! AUVSI has brought together investors from different firms across the country to discuss the “ins and outs” of... read more...
Speaker(s)
Jonathan Rubin
Partner
Rob Painter
Managing Director and Technologist
Robert Seidl
Managing Partner
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session

Tuesday, May 05, 11:00 - 4:30 PM

  • Room: B312
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... read more...
Speaker(s)
Antoine Martin
Business Manager
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
Director
Jon Resnick
Policy Lead
Jonathan Montague
Chief Technical Officer
Kathleen Swain
Innovation Advisor
Matthew Bieschke
President
Maureen Keegan
Manager, Technical Analysis and Operational Requirements Group
SuperTracks:
  • Workshop

Tuesday, May 05, 11:15 - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
The AUVSI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that was established to support the educational initiatives of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). The AUVSI Foundation focuses on the future of the robotics industry by developing programs that will attract and equip students for a career in this... read more...
Speaker(s)
SuperTracks:
  • Ask the Experts

Tuesday, May 05, 12:45 - 1:15 PM

  • Room: SI Theater--Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Sensurion Aerospace obtained the very first FAA Special Airworthiness Certificate under the new 6-state COA structure for the Magpie MP-1 Small UAV. This presentation will discuss how Sensurion leadership, composed mostly of former large US 121 Airline Senior Management, worked with the FAA on the certification process....
Speaker(s)
Joe Burns
CEO
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session

Tuesday, May 05, 1:00 - 2:30 PM


Tuesday, May 05, 1:45 - 2:15 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
SuperTracks:
  • Ask the Experts
  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
SuperTracks:
  • Discussion Groups

Tuesday, May 05, 2:15 - 2:45 PM

  • Room: SI Theater--Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
There’s a lot of excitement and enthusiasm around UAS. Many consumers are looking to buy them for personal use. And, many different industries are also looking to use the technology. The technology is very accessible and in high demand, but information about safe flying isn’t easy to find. The education... read more...
Speaker(s)
Brett Davis
Vice President of Communications and Publications
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session

Tuesday, May 05, 3:00 - 3:15 PM

  • Room: SI Theater--Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
This presentation will discuss what the regulatory hurdles are for unmanned aircraft. This presentation will: (1) explain the difference between public aircraft vs civil aircraft, (2) explain what is required for public aircraft to fly, and (3) explain the multiple ways a civil aircraft can fly....
Speaker(s)
Jonathan Rupprecht
Drone Attorney/ Flight Instructor/ Professor
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session

Tuesday, May 05, 3:00 - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Over the years, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Challenges in the United States have galvanized interest in autonomous cars, making them a real possibility in the mind of the public, but autonomous and unmanned vehicles have been increasingly employed in many roles on land, in the water, and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Brett Davis
Vice President of Communications and Publications
SuperTracks:
  • Ask the Experts

Tuesday, May 05, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

  • Room: B304
Exports of commercial UAS are strictly controlled under federal law.  For example, most UAVs require a specific export license to be exported to virtually any country in the world.   Separate controls often apply to components and payloads, including sensors, cameras, and autopilots used in basic commercial applications, like agriculture,... read more...
Speaker(s)
Robert Slack
Associate
SuperTracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 05, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

  • Room: B308
Advances are being made in fuel cells, batteries and propulsion systems for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and unmanned surface vehicles (USVs). Despite new developments in these technologies, endurance remains for key focus point for UUV and USV developers and operators across the defense, research and commercial sectors.   This panel session brings... read more...
Speaker(s)
Graham Hine
Senior Vice President and Co-Founder
Robert Roy
Research Engineer, Advanced Systems and Technology
Walter Jones
Executive Director
SuperTracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 05, 3:15 - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Following a brief special interest presentation, join Jonathan Rupprecht as he discusses what the regulatory hurdles are for unmanned aircraft in a dynamic roundtable discussion. Bring your questions and take advantage of this opportunity to hear the latest on legal UAS operations....
Speaker(s)
Jonathan Rupprecht
Drone Attorney/ Flight Instructor/ Professor
SuperTracks:
  • Ask the Experts - Roundtable

Tuesday, May 05, 3:30 - 4:00 PM

  • Room: B310
The use of drones in food production has enormous potential. The 2013 AUVSI study "Economic Impact of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration" estimates the number of drones in use for agriculture in the U.S. by 2025 at 140 000 units. Engineers, entrepreneurs, and investors need to understand this market in detail... read more...
Speaker(s)
Mathieu Rasamoela
Senior Strategy Consultant
SuperTracks:
  • Hot Topics

Tuesday, May 05, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

  • Room: SI Theater--Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
This session will explore the importance of insurance in enabling the UAS commercial market to grow, as well as assessing potential issues and problems to overcome. We will also discuss the risk management processes that manufacturers and users can undertake to avoid losses. ...
Speaker(s)
Ian Lewis
Enterprise Risk Underwriter
Jay Wigmore
Underwriter
Raymond Mariani
Of Counsel
Robert James
Underwriter
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session

Tuesday, May 05, 4:15 - 4:45 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Unmanned aircraft are the latest tools being tested and used to monitor endangered wildlife, helping researchers and scientists to unobtrusively collect vital information about migration habits, population sizes and overall health than ever before. Stop by the Answer Bar in the Innovation Hub Tuesday afternoon to get your quesitons regarding... read more...
Speaker(s)
Nir Tenenbaum
Founder and Executive Director
SuperTracks:
  • Ask the Experts

Tuesday, May 05, 4:45 - 5:15 PM

  • Room: SI Theater--Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
This presentation will use video and photos to demonstrate the broad capabilities of 1-2 person portable underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Applications will include mine countermeasures, flight data recorder recoveries, collaboration with AUVs, as well as other unique examples.  ...
Speaker(s)
Sean Newsome
Global Business Development Manager
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session

Wednesday, May 06, 9:00 - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Hall B5
Get inspired during the Wednesday General Session featuring MIT’s Dr. Hugh Herr whom TIME magazine coined the “Leader of the Bionic Age” as the result of his revolutionary work in the emerging field of biomechatronics!   Wednesday Agenda   Unmanned Systems 2015 General Session Host Welcome Colin Guinn, CRO, 3D Robotics   State of the Industry Interview John... read more...
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SuperTracks:
  • Keynotes

Wednesday, May 06, 10:15 - 5:30 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
A real-time decision support system is being implemented for UAS monitoring and inspection of pipelines in Alaska. The project led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks is determining the optimal practices to stream live UAS video across existing intranet assets for pipeline operators in Alaska. The tests have successfully concluded... read more...
Speaker(s)
Keith Cunningham
Professor
SuperTracks:
  • Poster Session

Wednesday, May 06, 10:45 - 11:15 AM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Stop by the Innovation Hub’s Answer Bar to visit and pick the brains of UAS public safety experts Ben Miller and Don Roby.  They will be on hand to answer your questions about using unmanned aircraft for search and rescue, forensics, disaster response and more....
Speaker(s)
Benjamin Miller
UAS Operations Manager
Don Roby
Training Program Manager
SuperTracks:
  • Ask the Experts

Wednesday, May 06, 11:00 - 12:00 PM

  • Room: B308
CNN is the first in the news industry to enter a direct research agreement with the FAA. In a three-way partnership of Georgia Tech Research Institute and the FAA, CNN is working to understand the impact of UAS’  on news operations. In this presentation, we will take you on location and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Greg Agvent
Director of News Operations
Paul Ferguson
Supervising Editor
SuperTracks:
  • Hot Topics

Wednesday, May 06, 11:15 - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Entrepreneurs and anyone interested in starting an unmanned systems company should be sure to take advantage of this roundtable discussion! You will have the opportunity to pick the brains of experts from three different investment firms as they answer your questions on pitfalls companies should avoid, pointers on what investors... read more...
Speaker(s)
Jonathan Rubin
Partner
Rob Painter
Managing Director and Technologist
Robert Seidl
Managing Partner
SuperTracks:
  • Ask the Experts - Roundtable

Wednesday, May 06, 11:30 - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Stop by the Innovation Hub’s Answer Bar to visit and pick the brain of agricultural UAS expert Chad Colby.  Via his website, AgTechTalk.com, Chad provides the latest information on the four evolving areas of UAVs:  airship technology, camera and imaging hardware and software, applications for the technology and on the... read more...
Speaker(s)
Chad Colby
Nationally Recognized Advocate for Unmanned Systems in Agriculture
SuperTracks:
  • Ask the Experts

Wednesday, May 06, 11:45 - 12:15 PM

  • Room: SI Theater--Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
The purpose of this special session is to give an update on NASA’s UTM research, progress thus far and next steps.  We will also discuss how collaborators could participate in the UTM research.   Additionally, we will discuss NUSTAR idea and seek feedback on collaborattive self-regulation type approach....
Speaker(s)
Parimal Kopardekar
Senior Technologist for Air Transportation System and Principal Investigator for UAS Traffic Mgmt.
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session

Wednesday, May 06, 1:00 - 1:30 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Interested in meeting attendees using UAS for agricultural applications? Head over to the Innovation Hub for the opportunity to participate in a peer to peer discussion on the latest opportunities and applications for UAS in the agriculture industry. If you are interested in learning more about this emerging UAS application... read more...
Speaker(s)
SuperTracks:
  • Discussion Groups


Wednesday, May 06, 1:30 - 2:00 PM


Wednesday, May 06, 2:15 - 2:45 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
This session will focus on international opportunities for UAS with the U.S. Commercial Service. Presentation topics will include market briefings on Canada, Denmark and Norway....
Speaker(s)
Danielle Blakely
Senior International Trade Specialist
Diane Mooney
Director, Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center
Gina Rebelo Bento
Commercial Specialist
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session

Wednesday, May 06, 3:00 - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Business is booming in the UAS industry. This session will cover the latest projections for growth, industry trends, important challenges and future opportunities impacting the UAS market and your company. Be sure to attend this important session to get insights from expert consultant Ron Stearns as he discusses how agriculture... read more...
Speaker(s)
Ron Stearns
Business Development Director, Robotics and Unmanned Systems
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session

Wednesday, May 06, 3:00 - 4:00 PM


Wednesday, May 06, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

  • Room: B304
Unmanned aircraft are positioned to be an invaluable tool for the oil and gas industry, both on and offshore. Due to their ability to fly at lower altitudes and achieve difficult vantage points, the technologies are ideal for inspecting and monitoring, offering a much more affordable option to manned aircraft.... read more...
Speaker(s)
Balajee Kannan
Senior Scientist
Dave Truch
Technology Director, DIO
David Phillips
Vice President, SMEUAS
Dyan Gibbens
Founder and President
Joseph Barnard
Managing Director
Keith Cunningham
Professor
SuperTracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, May 06, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

  • Room: B310
It's been three years since the Mesa County Sheriff's Office created their first aerial map of a crime scene with photos taken from a small VTOL UAS. In This session attendees will learn the applications and merits of near earth aerial photography in creating highly accurate investigative products to aid... read more...
Speaker(s)
Benjamin Miller
UAS Operations Manager
SuperTracks:
  • Hot Topics

Wednesday, May 06, 4:00 - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
SuperTracks:
  • Discussion Groups
  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
SuperTracks:
  • Ask the Experts

Wednesday, May 06, 4:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Unmanned aircraft are the latest tools being tested and used to monitor endangered wildlife, helping researchers and scientists to unobtrusively collect vital information about migration habits, population sizes and overall health than ever before. During this session, you will hear from Dr. Nir Tennebaum as he discusses the benefits of... read more...
Speaker(s)
Nir Tenenbaum
Founder and Executive Director
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session

Thursday, May 07, 9:45 - 10:45 AM

  • Room: Hall B5
Thursday Agenda   Unmanned Systems 2015 General Session Host Welcome Colin Guinn, CRO, 3D Robotics   Spectrum Access Interview Colin Guinn and John Vislosky, senior vice president, Spectrum Access   Keynote Address Dr. Henrik I. Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics, Distinguished Professor of Computing and Director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Georgia Tech        ...
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SuperTracks:
  • Keynotes

Thursday, May 07, 11:00 - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Academic programs focused on all facets of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are expanding and increasingly new programs are being implemented across the country. As the UAS industry matures, the research and curricula of existing and nascent UAS academic programs will be shaped by the economically viable ap-plications of the technology.... read more...
Speaker(s)
Trevor Witt
Student
SuperTracks:
  • Poster Session

Thursday, May 07, 11:15 - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Join Tom Zajkowski, Flight Operations Manager for the NextGen Transportation Program at the Institute for Transportation Education and Research at North Carolina State University, as he leads a discussion on the use of UAS to assist in wild land fire prevention and response. Prior to joining North Carolina State, Tom was... read more...
Speaker(s)
Thomas Zajkowski
Flight Operations Manager
SuperTracks:
  • Discussion Groups

Thursday, May 07, 11:30 - 12:30 PM

  • Room: B302
As of February 2015, 28 companies and organizations have been granted Section 333 Exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate unmanned aircraft for a variety of commercial applications. Companies are using UAS for everything from conducting aerial filming to flare stack inspection. In addition to the recent uptick... read more...
Speaker(s)
Anne Swanson
Partner
Jonathan Hill
Attorney at Law
Marc Warren
Senior Counsel
SuperTracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, May 07, 11:45 - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
What are the attributes that make a good pilot when selecting an employee or mission specific pilot? The Military, Commercial Airlines and General Aviation hold some key elements when deciding to select a pilot. In simple terms the best pilot is one that makes decisions for the best outcome that... read more...
Speaker(s)
Rob Thompson
Senior Consultant Government Affairs, Author and Professor
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session

Thursday, May 07, 12:00 - 12:45 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
What are the attributes that make a good pilot when selecting an employee or mission specific pilot? The Military, Commercial Airlines and General Aviation hold some key elements when deciding to select a pilot. In simple terms the best pilot is one that makes decisions for the best outcome that... read more...
Speaker(s)
Rob Thompson
Senior Consultant Government Affairs, Author and Professor
SuperTracks:
  • Ask the Experts - Roundtable

Thursday, May 07, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Shawn Muehler, CEO of Botlink, will discuss how UAVs can safely fly alongside manned aircraft within the National Aerospace System. Muehler is an accomplished pilot with years of experience in the world of UAS in both civilian and military applications.  ...
Speaker(s)
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session

Thursday, May 07, 2:15 - 2:45 PM

  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
SuperTracks:
  • Special Interest Session
  • Room: Innovation Hub (Exhibit Hall)
SuperTracks:
  • Ask the Experts