Many companies are exploring the potential use of UAS, or drone
technology for unmanned travel with programs to develop self-driving
cars and pilotless passenger planes and everything in between. The
keynote sessions at this year’s Drone World Expo will explore these
developments for applications in the commercial drone industry and offer
bold predictions for the future. Drone World Expo 2017 will take place
October 3-4, at the San Jose Convention Center with the keynote
presentations at the start of each day from 9:00 – 10:00 am PST.
“Technology is evolving so quickly and our dynamic panelists will be
offering up-to-the-minute information about the current state of drone
technology and insights as to where the industry is heading,” said
Joelle Coretti, Vice President and Event Director, Drone World Expo. “As
we have done each year, we will kick off each day of the event with a
panel discussion about the state of the industry and what is on the
horizon. We are fortunate to have two keynote panels comprised of
forward-thinking representatives from several Fortune 500 companies to
discuss the applications they are developing and provide visionary
insight into the future of commercial UAS.”
On Tuesday, October 3, Laura Ponto, Head of Regulatory Affairs and
Public Policy, Project Wing, X and Susan Roberts,
Founder/Executive, GE Beyond will join other panelists to discuss
Views from Above: Policy Evolution and Bold Predictions for the
Future of Commercial UAS.
“Laura and Susan are among top professionals creating a path to the
future of this industry,” said Gretchen West, Senior Advisor, Hogan
Lovells, Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance, and Advisory
Board Chair for Drone World Expo. “We can’t wait for them to bring their
unique perspectives to the Drone World Expo audience.”
On Wednesday, October 4, Jerome Ferguson, Director of Autonomous
Systems, UPS and Adi Singh, Senior Scientist, UAV Systems, Ford
Motor Company will join other panelists to discuss From Packages
to Passengers: How Drones are Transforming Transportation.
“Last year’s keynote panel on drone delivery showed us Zipline
International’s humanitarian efforts in Rwanda as they delivered medical
relief via drone,” said West. “Today’s drones are delivering packages,
and in the future they will be delivering passengers. The technologies
being developed now could be the solutions companies need to propel
unmanned passenger travel forward.”
West, who serves as Drone World Expo’s Master of Ceremonies, will
moderate the keynote panels. Additional panelists will be announced soon
for each keynote.
Commercial drone professionals may register for complimentary expo
passes which include access to these keynote presentations, the exhibit
hall, Tech Talks and demonstrations from featured exhibitors, and
networking receptions each day. In addition, Drone World Expo offers a
complete two-day conference program where more than 100 thought leaders,
industry experts and end-users will gather to present real-world
solutions to business and environmental challenges. End-users of drone
technology may qualify to attend the full conference at no charge by
The exhibit hall will be open on Tuesday, October 3rd from 10:00 am –
6:00 pm with a networking reception from 5:00 – 6:00 pm and on
Wednesday, October 4th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm with a networking
reception from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Throughout the exhibit hours there will
be Tech Talks and live demonstrations in special theaters on the show
floor where attendees will hear from innovators who are taking drone
technology to the next level. For information about exhibiting and
sponsoring at Drone World Expo, contact Michael Driscoll, Vice President
of Business Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drone World Expo, the defining event for the commercial
applications of UAS technology, will take place October 3-4, 2017 in the
heart of Silicon Valley at the San Jose Convention Center. For more
information, visit www.droneworldexpo.com.
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