UAS TECH FORUM 2018

Broken Arrow, OK



September 12 – 13, 2018

Wednesday September 12, 2018 Thursday September 13, 2018 Full Agenda Expand all sessions

Wednesday September 12, 2018

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Registration Open
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center
Event registration and check-in. On-site Registration Available.
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Opening Reception
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center
Pick up your registration materials, have a cocktail, and enjoy some local jazz music. Make friends with your fellow attendees over hors d'oeuvres and then continue the conversations over dinner in town or in the Blind Buffalo Pour House.

Thursday September 13, 2018

07:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Registration Open
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
Event registration and check-in. On-site Registration Available
08:00 AM
Breakfast Begins
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
08:15 AM - 09:45 AM
Opening Plenary
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
Details coming soon. Stay tuned!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pitch Session - OPEN CALL for presentations
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
A session of Quick Pitches of the hottest available technologies today with applications in a variety of UAS markets. From raw tech, to startups, to the revenue generators, your next investment or big opportunity could be a Pitch away.

CALL FOR PITCH PRESENTATIONS IS OPEN - Read more and submit your pitch.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 27, 2018.
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Researchers are developing super sensors and sending drones into hurricanes and frozen tundra to collect previous unavailable levels weather data. Increased predictability and warning times barely scratches the surface. Weather affects us all and in this session learn all about how drones are making weather a hot market.
Speaker(s):
  • Mark Askelson Ph.D, Professor, University of North Dakota
  • Matthias Steiner, Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  • Kelvin Droegemeier, Secretary of Science & Technology, State of Oklahoma
  • Steven Koch, Director of the, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
  • Why Cybersecurity is key to unlocking the full potential of UAS Technology
    Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
    Drone hacker kits on the dark web, wi-fi based cyber snooping, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) hacks – these are just a few of the concerns that could turn tools of innovation and progress into tools of mayhem. Drones represent a unique challenge in that they have accessibility on land, sea, and air unlike any other technology to date and carry many hackable payloads. In this session learn how leading experts are staying ahead in their respective markets and what really keeps them up at night.
    Speaker(s):
  • Sujeet Shenoi PhD, Professor, The University of Tulsa
  • Sergio A Salinas Monroy, Assistant Professor, Wichita State University
  • 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
    Luncheon featuring UAS IPP Program Overview with Awardees
    Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
    UAS Integration Pilot Program - Solution providers unite to push FAA to the next level of drone airspace integration

    Issued by the President to the Secretary of Transportation on October 26, 2017 The Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program allows Department of Transportation (DOT) to enter into agreements with State, local, and tribal governments to establish innovation zones for testing complex UAS operations and to attempt different models for integrating drones into local airspace.

    Come learn from the award winners about the next generation of technologies that will define drone integration and the innovative approaches national leaders are taking as part of this large scale, industry defining project.
    01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
    NASA Innovations – Opportunities for the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Industry
    Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
    NASA’s portfolio of technologies have been benefiting industry on earth for years. Many technologies that have transformed the markets on earth can trace their origin’s to NASA technology. Recently, researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia have developed two long endurance Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) UAVs.

    These new concepts address two major roadblocks for commercial UAV applications, expensive ground support for launch and recovery and limitations on flight time and range. During this session you will hear of other technologies that are available to benefit the UAS industry.
    We are the UAS Champions: How to Advocate and Implement Policy to Build a UAS Ecosystem
    Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
    As stakeholders, we have a unique opportunity to shape policy and legislation to seize momentum around the disruptive UAS industry and capture untapped economic opportunities. Industry has been a driving force pushing policymakers to implement legislation that keeps up with the pace of development. Learn how you can become a champion for the industry. This session will touch on policies that encourage UAS industry development and the ongoing strategy for integration.
    Speaker(s):
  • Shawn S Bullard, President, Duetto Group
  • J.R. Claeys, Kansas State Representative, District 69
  • Wesley Shover, Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation
  • 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Show Me the Money
    Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
    In this advanced level session investors speak candidly about UAS deals. What caught their eye, what they discovered in due diligence that gave them heartburn, and why they ultimately invested or passed. Come be a fly on the wall as our investors get into the weeds.
    Moderator(s):
  • Jim Troxel, President, Cowboy Technology Angels
  • Speaker(s):
  • Brett Amerine, Chief Operating Officer, Startup Junkie Consulting
  • Art Miller, President, Miller Business Consulting
  • UAS and Tribes
    Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
    Identified early by leadership for its widespread economic impact, UAS has found a place among the tribes. Tribes are increasingly becoming advocates for the industry, with assets that position them to be at the forefront. Whether it is droneports, regulations, air space integration, or manufacturing come learn about how the tribes are getting it done.
    Speaker(s):
  • Raymond Red Corn, Assistant Principal Chief, Osage Nation
  • Michael Mitchell, President, Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc.
  • 04:10 PM - 05:00 PM
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc and Oklahoma – A love Story
    Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
    Oklahoma demonstrated why it continues to be a UAS hub when early in 2018 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc, Unmanned Systems Division, a leading National Security Solutions provider selected Oklahoma as a place to open a new office to accommodate the increased demand for drones. In this case study learn how your city can attract attention from industry leaders and what makes them want to set up shop in your community.
    Speaker(s):
  • Vince Howie, Aerospace Director, Oklahoma Department of Commerce
  • Tim Dickinson, Senior Business Development Manager, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
  • 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Reception
    Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, Broken Arrow, OK
    After a full day of innovation, wind down with a drink and hors d'oeuvres. This is the best time to continue those conversations and and get in some of the best networking. Not ready for the fun to end, ask us where to grab a bite to eat!