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2018 UAS Conference Agenda

Monday, September 24

8:00 to 9:00:  REGISTRATION + CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST + EXHIBITS

9:00 to 9:10:  WELCOME

Will Morey, Cape May County Freeholder

9:10 to 10:00:  KEYNOTES

Congressman Frank LoBiondo
Marke (Hoot) Gibson, President and CEO, NUAIR Alliance

  • Q+A: Keynoters will participate in a brief Q+A session.

Senator Corey Booker (by video)

10:10 to 10:40:  MAKING HISTORY ON THE HILL
Aviation/UAS legislation and policy highlights

Panelists: Congressman Frank LoBiondo
  Mark Aitken, Senior Policy Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  Matt Satterley, AirMap
  • Q+A: Panel will participate in a brief Q+A session

10:45 to 11:45:  COAST GUARD USES OF UAS

Panelists: Mr. Jeff Bishop, sUAS for National Security Cutter Program Manager, USCG Office of Aviation Acquisition
  Mr. Scott Craig, USCG Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Program
  Captain Owen Gibbons, Commanding Officer, USCG Training Center Cape May
  CWO Todd Wardwell, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay

11:45 to 1:45:  AVIATION COMMUNITY THANKS CONGRESSMAN FRANK LOBIONDO
                         Luncheon at Naval Air Station Wildwood Museum, KWWD

Presentation: Freeholder Will Morey
Speaker: Shelly Yak, Director, FAA Technical Center

1:50 to 2:00:  COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WELCOME

Vicki Clark, President, Cape May County Chamber of Commerce

2:00 to 3:15:  POLICY TAKES FLIGHT, FROM D.C. TO OUR BACK YARD
FAA research and projects enable key operations.

Moderator: Jim Patterson, FAA
Panelists: Thomas Baker, FAA
Program Manager, Program and Data Management Branch
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office
  Jim Patterson, FAA
Manager, Airport Safety Research and Development Section
Aviation Research Division – FAA Technical Center
  Kerin Olson, FAA
UAS Integration Research Strategy Lead
UAS Integration Office Research Division (AUS-300)

3:30 to 4:45:  LET'S KEEP THE LIGHTS ON: ENERGY & UTILITIES
Energy+Utility sectors exploring new uses of drones, inside and outside the fence

Moderator: Dave Yoel, Founder and CEO, American Aerospace
Panelists: Jeffrey Brockett, Esq., Deputy General Counsel, Monroe Energy
  Chris Kahn, GIS Manager, New Jersey American Water
  Suzanne Lemieux, Manager, Midstream & Industry Operations, American Petroleum Institute
  Jon Wickersham, Emergency Response Specialist, Colonial Pipeline
  • Q+A: Panel will participate in a brief Q+A session

4:45 to 6:00: EXHIBIT HALL FESTIVITIES
#girls+boysJustWannaHaveOysters+Beer

Tuesday, September 25

8:00 to 9:00:  CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST + EXHIBITS

8:15 to 8:30:  SALUTE YOUR RECRUITS!

Recruits from TRACEN, the Coast Guard base at which recruits from around the Country undertake basic training, will run past Convention Hall. Show them we care by cheering them on their run!

9:00 to 9:40:  WHAT'S IN THE AIR, SOUTH JERSEY?
Cape May County/NJ Team’s innovative work and collaboration

Moderator: Carole Mattessich, Esq., CMC Director of Strategic Business Development
Panelists: Nate Ernst, Founder and CEO, Skyscape Industries
  Cliff Johnson, Research Engineer and Program Manager, FAA Technical Center
  Brigadier General (ret.) William J. Marshall III, NJIT / NJII
  • Q+A: Panel will participate in a brief Q+A session

9:50 to 10:40:  "FOR WANT OF AN ENGINEER ... "
Building the Future Drone Workforce

Moderator: Karen DiMeo, Managing Partner, AERODiMEO LLC
Panelists: Lyndsay Digneo, FAA Program Manager, Aviation Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (AvSTEM)
  Nancy Hudanich, Ed.D., Superintendent, Cape May Co. Technical Schools
  Dr. Ratan Jha, Department Head, Mechanical Engineering, Rowan University
  Patrick Szary, PhD, Associate Director, CAIT, Rutgers University
  • Q+A: Panel will participate in a brief Q+A session

10:50 to 11:10:  HOT TOPIX #1: PRO"TECH"ING THE ENVIRONMENT
UAS assists with wildlife tracking

Speaker: Casey Halverson, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Cellular Tracking Technologies

11:15 to 11:45: HOT TOPIX #2 - WHEN DRONES ARE NOT WELCOME
Counter-UAS to the rescue!

Speaker: Linda Ziemba, Founding CEO, AeroDefense

11:45 to 12:45:  LUNCH AND EXHIBITS

  • 1-minute elevator speeches by Conference attendees

12:50 to 1:30:  NEEDING THE DOUGH

I:  JOURNEY OF A START-UP
Eddie Obropta, Co-founder and CTO, Raptor Maps, Inc.

II:  FUNDING STRATEGIES AMP UP
Rob Ripp, Founder and President, Fintelligent

  • Q+A: Messrs. Obropta and Riff will participate in a combined Q+A session

1:40 to 2:40:   AIRSPACE INFRASTRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT
Experts discuss latest in UTM and LAANC

Moderator: David Yoel, Founder and CEO, American Aerospace
Panelists: Brenden Hedblom, Business Development Manager, The Thales Group
  George Kirov, VP + Gen’l Manager, Commercial UAS Solutions, Harris Corp.
  Nate McBee, Director of Product Management, AGI OneSky
  • Q+A: Panel will participate in a brief Q+A session

2:45 to 3:30:  LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU

I:  ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY EMBRACES UAS
Edward Kostakis, Co-Founder and Head of Aerial Operations, Xizmo Media

II:  LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED
Jonathan Rupprecht, Esq., Rupprecht Law, PA

  • Q+A: Messrs. Kostakis and Rupprecht will participate in a combined Q+A session
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