October 11 - 12 · San Francisco


What to Expect

Join DroneDeploy in San Francisco for two full days of drones & data. With dozens of industry-specific sessions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities, you’ll walk away with a clear vision on how to integrate drone data into your existing workflows, and scale your drone program with the highest degree of confidence.

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Two full days of drones, workshops, and opportunity.

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Thursday, October 11
Training Workshops

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

12:30 - 12:45 PM

Welcome Remarks
Jono Millin | Chief Customer Officer, DroneDeploy
Kick-off the conference in style with our co-founder and MC, Jono Millin.

He will set the stage for what’s to come so you know exactly what to expect over the next two days.

12:45 - 1:15 PM

Workshop: DroneDeploy 101
Introduction to Photogrammetry and Map Engine

Nicholas Pilkington | Chief Technology Officer, DroneDeploy
Before you dive into hands-on training, learn about the principles of photogrammetry and DroneDeploy’s Map Engine.

Photogrammetry is the complex process of generating accurate 3D reconstructions from 2D images, all while balancing the intricacies of cameras, geometry, motion, and light. Map Engine tracks billions of points in aerial images to simultaneously reconstruct 3D scenes and the trajectory of the drone. See under the hood of Map Engine to understand the process of 3D reconstruction and best practices for collecting images for best results.

1:15 - 1:30 PM

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Workshop: DroneDeploy 201
Capturing High Quality Data for Accurate Maps & Models

James Pipe | Product Manager - Flight + Processing, DroneDeploy
With the right tactics and technology, it’s possible to create maps and 3D models that are accurate enough for even the most advanced projects.

Whether you're a specialist who wants to use drones to streamline your existing day-to-day workflow, or a drone service provider looking to expand the range of your business, this workshop should help you improve the overall accuracy of your drone maps and 3D models with DroneDeploy product training and expert best practices to keep in mind moving forward.

2:30 - 2:45 PM

2:45 - 3:45 PM

Workshop: DroneDeploy 301
Getting the Most Out of Your Aerial Data

Anya Lamb | Product Manager - Growth, DroneDeploy
Jay Ryoo | Engineering & Product Manager - App Market, DroneDeploy
Drone data collection is just one piece of the puzzle. It’s the analysis stage where the bulk of the value and the time investment comes in.

With the right software, apps, and reporting you can gain better insights into your job site, farm, or mine—and ultimately make smarter business decisions in the process. Join members of the DroneDeploy product team to learn best practices for analyzing and reporting your findings, and get an in-depth look at the latest measurement & analysis tools.

3:45 - 4:00 PM

4:00 - 5:00 PM

CoreLogic: Innovation Customer Keynote
Neil Pearson | Principal Data Strategy, Enterprise Data Group
Neil will kick off the evening by presenting CoreLogic's innovative use of technology. He'll show how they integrate drone data throughout their property and real estate solutions.

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Industry Meet-Ups Happy Hour

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Welcome to San Francisco Reception Party
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather of San Francisco and mingle with other drone and data aficionados. The opening party will be at Dogpatch studios warehouse space and feature signature drinks, great food, and fun entertainment.

Expert Hours

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Sales Meetings

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Exhibit Hall

Thursday, 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Live Demos

Thermal Live Map, Live Map, & New Features

Drone Demo Space | All Day

Friday, October 12

Keynotes, Customer Sessions, and Panels

8:30 - 9:20 AM
Breakfast & Registration

9:30 - 11:30 AM

Morning Keynote
Mike Winn | Chief Executive Officer, DroneDeploy
Nicholas Pilkington | Chief Technology Officer, DroneDeploy
Matt Hunter | VP Product, DroneDeploy
Join our presentation on the future of drones in the age of automation.

During the morning keynote session Mike will be joined on stage by Katerra, DJI, DroneDeploy VP Product Matt Hunter, and DroneDeploy co-founder & CTO Nicholas Pilkington. Exciting new features and integrations will be announced including major upgrades to the DroneDeploy user interface, new AI features, and much more!

11:30 - 1:00 PM
1:00 - 1:20 PM

First Solar: Energy Keynote
Brian Lawrence | Systems Analyst
Brian will share how First Solar is putting drones to work on their Solar Plants. See what they've done with DroneDeploy and where they are taking their drone operations program.

1:20 - 1:50 PM

Katerra: Construction Customer Keynote
Ray Pascua | UAV Specialist
Travis Rauscher | Construction Technology Manager
Construction technology startup Katerra has brought together experts in design, manufacturing, logistics and technology to fundamentally change the way buildings are constructed.

Providing a single, vertically integrated offering for it’s customers, Katerra is breaking new ground in one of the world’s largest industries. Along the way, it has invested in some of the most innovative technologies available to deliver a more beautiful and sustainable future for construction. That’s why drones—and DroneDeploy—are a key part of its tech strategy.

1:50 - 2:00 PM

2:00 - 2:50 PM

Choice #1 - Floor 1 | Construction Panel
The Connected Job Site: The Rise of Drones in Construction
Ryan Hittie | Innovation Specialist, Brasfield & Gorrie
Matt Abeles | Co-Founder, BuiltWorlds
Travis Stalnaker | Manager A+D Info Systems, Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Michael Lambert | VDC Manager, Chasco Constructors
Technology is transforming construction sites as builders adapt to an increasingly data-driven economy.

The construction industry has historically been one of the slowest adopters of new technology. But that is all changing as builders seek to better understand what’s happening on the job site. In the process, drones have emerged as the go-to tool for real-time site intelligence. Learn why drone use has skyrocketed in the last year as contractors of all sizes race to digitize the job site with drone-generated photos, maps, and 3D models. Join fellow construction pros as they take a deep dive into the role drones play in the wave of digitization sweeping the industry.

Choice #2 - Floor 2 | Drone Operations Panel
Eyes in the Sky: Drone Operations in Energy and Construction
Joshua Marriott | Senior VDC Engineer, McCarthy Building Companies
Erik Baros | Chief Information Officer, Bruin E&P
Jono Millin | Chief Customer Officer, DroneDeploy
Infrastructure inspection has traditionally been a dangerous, time-consuming job. But that’s all changing.

Today, companies use drones to quickly and accurately inspect buildings, bridges, roads, pipelines, and solar panels—all from the safety of the ground. Learn why industry professional now rely on drones to keep America’s infrastructure up and running. Expect to walk away with a better understanding of UAV applications, how drones can improve your workflows, and tips for success in this burgeoning space.

2:50 - 3:00 PM

3:00 - 3:50 PM

Choice #1 - Floor 1 | Drone Industry Panel
The Industry Takes Flight: Commercial Drones in 2018 and Beyond
Andrew Dennison | COO, Uplift Data Partners
Colin Snow | CEO & Founder, Skylogic Research
Brandon Montellato | Program Manager – Enterprise Solutions, DJI Enterprise
Mike Winn | CEO, DroneDeploy
The last year has been an exciting time to be in the commercial drone industry.

We’ve seen drone adoption skyrocket across sectors, game-changing technology hit the market, and new partnerships form along the way. But what’s next for our industry as we move towards a more data-driven future? And what role will our favorite flying robots play in the ongoing digital transformation of the world’s largest industries? Join industry experts as they explore the latest industry trends and share their vision for the future of drone technology, regulations, and more.

Choice #2 - Floor 2 | Agriculture Panel
Smarter Farming: Drones and Precision Agriculture
Chad Colby | Founder, Colby AgTech
Kyle Miller | Agriculture Consultant, DroneDeploy
Wesley Mackie | Climate Business Manager, Climate Corporation
Anna Schneider | Partner Enablement, DroneDeploy
Agriculture is one of the fastest growing markets for the commercial drone industry.

In five years, drones have gone from toys to an essential tool in the ag professional’s toolbox. What does this mean for growers, agronomists, and co-ops? And what can we expect from drones in agriculture over the next five years? Join agriculture experts as they explore the impact of drones, how technology is changing the farm, and share insights to take back to your fields.

3:50 - 4:00 PM

4:00 - 4:30 PM

The Nature Conservancy: Conservation Keynote
Kirk Klausmeyer | Senior Spatial Data Scientist
Conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends is no small task. But The Nature Conservancy is up to the challenge, working every day to protect our planet.

In the process, it has turned to drones and DroneDeploy to help meet the mission. Learn how TNC uses drones to collect scientific data and better understand what’s happening in Earth’s most precious habitats.

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Oceans Unmanned: Environmental Keynote
Brian Taggart | Director
For those of us who fly drones on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget that UAVs are still a foreign technology to most people—even professionals who often work with sophisticated tools.

That’s where Oceans Unmanned comes in. The organization helps oceanic researchers, biologists, and maritime archeologists integrate drone data into their everyday workflows. Hear how DroneDeploy makes this possible.

5:00 - 6:00 PM

DroneDeploy Apps & Ecosystem Happy Hour
Mingle with our technology partners and check out their solutions and services to expand your drone data capabilities. Stop by to get a demo of the newest DroneDeploy features presented during the morning keynote.

6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Famous "DroneDeploy BBQ" Final Party
Celebrate drones, data, and a our community of mappers over classic BBQ dinner. Connect with fellow attendees, follow-up with your favorite speakers, and meet DroneDeploy team members to share a drink.

Expert Hours

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Sales Meetings

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Exhibit Hall

Thursday, 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday, 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Live Demos

Thermal Live Map, Live Map, & New Features

Drone Demo Space | All Day

Dogpatch Studios

991 Tennessee St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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