October 28-30, 2019 | The Westgate | Las Vegas

Opening & Keynotes

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
9:00 am - 10:45 am
Pavilion 1-3

Opening & Keynotes

Track Name: Tuesday 9:00 - 10:45
Session Date: Oct 29 2019 9:00 am - 10:45 am

A Conversation with Administrator Bridenstine: A Vision for the Future

Unmanned systems are key to achieving NASA’s missions to the moon and Mars and the industrialization of space. Administrator Bridenstine will share his vision for value of drones and where these successes will lead.

Speakers:

UPS Flight Forward: Vision for Unmanned Deliveries

A big win for UPS and for the commercial unmanned industry was the FAA’s granting of the Part 135 certification to operate a drone airline with no limits on the size or scope of operations. Bala Ganesh, Vice President of the Advanced Technology Group at UPS will share not only the opportunities for transportation and delivery, but some insight into challenges and achievements of integrating a leading-edge drone program into a large and well-established airline fleet.

Speakers:

Bala Ganesh

United Parcel Service (UPS)

CEO Panel Discussion: UAS Insights and Strategies for Success in the Current Marketplace

While various reports continue to highlight the billions of dollars that commercial drone technology will eventually be worth, we’ve also seen headlines that claim the drone bubble has burst, contributing to market softness that will not allow the technology to truly take flight. Given these disparate narratives, people are wondering about the reality of the technology in the present and in the future. Hear from an esteemed panel of industry leading CEO’s on where they have found success (and perhaps made some missteps) in the current market along with their vision of future challenges and opportunities. Session Moderated by Gretchen West, President & CEO of Schiebel Aircraft Inc.

Speakers:

Gretchen West

Schiebel Aircraft Inc.

Mike Winn

DroneDeploy

Tom Walker

DroneUp

Adam Bry

Skydio

The Commercial UAV Event for:

 


Construction


Energy & Utilities


Forestry & Agriculture


Infrastructure & Transportation

Mining

Mining & Aggregates


Public Safety & Emergency Services


Security


Surveying & Mapping

 

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