8:30 - 9:20 AM
Breakfast & Registation
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: Customer 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.
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
Choice #1 | Aerial Inspection Panel
Eyes in the Sky: Building and Infrastructure Inspection with Drones
Josh Marriott | Senior VDC Engineer, McCarthy Construction Companies
Erik Baros | Chief Information Officer, Bruin E&P
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.
Choice #2 | Construction Panel
The Connected Job Site: The Rise of Drones in Construction
Ryan Hittie | Project Innovation Specialist, Brasfield & Gorrie
Matt Abeles | Co-Founder, BuiltWorlds
Travis Stalnaker | Manager, Architecture and Construction Information Systems, Marriott Vacations Worldwide
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.
2:50 - 3:00 PM
Choice #1 | Drone Industry Panel
The Industry Takes Flight: Commercial Drones in 2018 and Beyond
Andrew Dennison | COO, Uplift Data Partners
Colin Snow | CEO & Founder DJI, Skylogic Research
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 | 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
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.
The Nature Conservancy: Environmental 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.
Oceans Unmanned: Conservation 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 - 9:00 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.