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Global Online Event, Oct. 19-20.

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DroneDeploy Conference brings together a community of innovators from our ecosystem of industries to discuss the latest drone innovations, best practices, and hot topics impacting operations.

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Industries represented

2000+

Attendees worldwide

40+

Keynotes, sessions, panels

2021 Agenda at a glance

09:00 - 10:00 AM PT
  • Opening Keynote - Day 1

    Tune in to our opening keynote to hear the latest and greatest from DroneDeploy. Discover what's in store and what you can start implementing today.

  • Managing Stands from Planting to Harvest

    Drone data is an integral part of managing forestry stands from planting to harvest. Monitor stand health, compare acreages that were planted to what was harvested, and integrate with key platforms like Esri to keep track of inventory.

10:00 - 10:45 AM PT
  • Creating A Culture of Collaboration with Site Reality

    Dive into a comprehensive overview of time and budget management processes with construction companies using our single site reality solution. With more efficient and collaborative workflows, teams and stakeholders stay informed throughout all phases of a project.

  • Keep Teams Safer & Cut Inspection Costs in Energy

    In this session, hear from energy industry experts on how they leverage drone data throughout their inspections to cut equipment costs, save time, and create one source of truth for asset imagery.

  • All About Flight

    Learn about new and exciting updates from DroneDeploy!

  • The Practical Application of Ground Robotics for Site Inspection & What We’ve Learned to Date

    Join David Inggs, Head of Ground Robotics at DroneDeploy as he chats with leading robotics experts from Boston Dynamics and InDro Robotics. In this panel session, speakers will share real world use case examples of ground robots in action, and provide insights into the learnings from the field.

10:45 - 11:15 AM PT
  • Elevating DEI in the Drone Industry

    Join the conversation with leaders in the drone industry as they discuss the progress of women and diversity in the drone industry and the work that still has to be done for our industry to soar to new heights.

11:15 - 12:00 PM PT
  • Roundtables & Workshops

    Head to the roundtables to spark interesting conversations, get your questions answered, and meet with industry professionals.

12:00 - 1:00 PM PT
  • Customer Relationship Management in Agribusiness

    Learn how to facilitate best-in-class customer service from an industry leader. From conducting early season stand counts, scouting mid-season, and making appropriate product recommendations and applications, Syngenta has leveraged drone data to ensure that their customers are making the most out of every acre each season.

1:00 - 1:45 PM PT
  • Pre-Construction with Aerial Imagery - Start Project Phases With Confidence

    Whether your project is in a greenfield state or foundation has just been poured, site reality capture solutions provide the insights necessary to ensure accuracy of designs and takeoffs. Discover how companies are leveraging aerial data to improve bids and affirm that construction starts off according to design.

  • Leveraging Drones in the Enterprise

    Adopting drone technology company-wide is no easy task for enterprise organizations. In this session, hear from DroneDeploy users at Chevron’s San Joaquin Valley Business Unit as they explain how they established their drone program for use in inspections and maintenance. You’ll learn everything from how the group established SOP’s, to how they implemented training, and eventually, how they monitor pilots.

  • All About Interior Documentation

    Learn about new and exciting updates from DroneDeploy!

  • Break

    Check out our sponsor and partner booths!

1:45 - 2:00 PM PT
  • Drones in Agriculture 101

    Learn the fundamentals of using drones in agriculture. This session reviews primary ag use cases that can benefit from the addition of drone data. From stand counts to product validation, this session takes you through tools and workflows that can change the way you work in the field.

2:00 - 2:45 PM PT
  • Win More Jobs & Promote Positive Client Relationships

    Autonomous drone flights and 360 cameras have enabled daily site observation and documentation. Learn how companies are increasing business and partner relationships by leveraging site reality beyond inspection and progress tracking use cases.

  • How to Effectively Plan & Track Progress on any Renewable Construction Project

    Utility-scale projects are complicated in more ways than one, with thousand-acre sites managing many different contractors and stakeholders. In this session, hear directly from industry experts on how they use aerial data and technology solutions to effectively plan & design new sites, and track project progress once they are underway.

  • All About Asset Inspection

    Learn about new and exciting updates from DroneDeploy!

  • Break

    Check out our sponsor and partner booths!

2:45 - 3:00 PM PT
  • Augmented Development: How UNDP is Accelerating Human Development with Drone Technology

    When disaster strikes, the long-term sustainable rebuilding of an area often takes too long to be initiated. The United Nations Sustainable Development Program has an Accelerator Lab is looking for new models of development. After a hurricane decimated Paradise Island in Columbia, UNDP Columbia partnered with local organizations to implement augmented development: speeding up the process of recovery and aid.

3:00 - 4:00 PM PT
  • Roundtables & Workshops

    Head to the roundtables to spark interesting conversations, get your questions answered, and meet with industry professionals.

4:00 - 5:00 PM PT
  • Networking

    Check out our sponsors and partners in the expo, network with other attendees and catch up on sessions you missed!

5:00 - 7:00 PM PT
  • Opening Keynote Replay (APAC)

    Tune in to our opening keynote to hear the latest and greatest from DroneDeploy. Discover what's in store and what you can start implementing today.

Oct 20, 10:00 - 11:00 AM AEDT
  • All About Flight (APAC)

    Learn about an exciting new product offering from DroneDeploy!

Oct 20, 11:00 - 11:45 AM AEDT
  • All About Interior Documentation (APAC)

    Learn about new and exciting updates from DroneDeploy!

Oct 20, 11:45 - 12:30 PM AEDT
  • All About Asset Inspection (APAC)

    Learn about new and exciting updates from DroneDeploy!

Oct 20, 12:30 - 1:15 PM AEDT
  • Drones in Agriculture 101

    Learn the fundamentals of using drones in agriculture. This session reviews primary ag use cases that can benefit from the addition of drone data. From stand counts to product validation, this session takes you through tools and workflows that can change the way you work in the field.

Oct 20, 1:15 - 2:00 PM AEDT
  • Disaster Management: Leveraging Drone Data for Community Resilience

    With a host of wildfires, earthquakes, and tropical storms touching down in the past year, proactive disaster management is more pertinent than ever. Longtime DroneDeploy.org partner, Disaster Relief Australia, knows this all too well, and utilizes drone solutions frequently to minimize each natural disasters’ impact. In this session, hear from these industry veterans as they describe how to stay on top of these risks while staying out of harm’s way.

Oct 20, 2:00 - 2:45 PM AEDT
  • A Conversation Between Aerologix & DroneDeploy

    Using innovative technology for positive change is a core belief held by Tom Caska and his team at Aerologix. From using drone technology for conservation projects in South Africa to spotting some of the largest sharks on record in Australia. Join us as we get a glimpse into Tom’s journey and the incredible technology he and the team at Aerologix has been working on to empower drone pilots and customers alike.

Oct 20, 2:45 - 3:15 PM AEDT
  • A Drone Odyssey 2031

    Where are the future opportunities for growth and diversification in the drone services ecosystem? Learning from lessons and economic cycles of the past there are ways in which we can predict the future. A data-driven climate change-fighting future will fuel the next industrial revolution: Industry 5.0. Learn what is possible, what is probable, and consider what is preferable as we take a peek over the horizon. The journey for the drone industry is really just beginning.

Oct 20, 3:15 - 4:15 PM AEDT
09:00 - 10:00 AM PT
  • A Drone Odyssey 2031

  • Sustainability & Carbon Farming

    When building out a carbon sequestration program, verification and documentation are critical to the process. Learn how drone data provides the necessary field documentation to ensure carbon sequestration practices are being implemented and gauge the success of carbon farming products and biologicals throughout the season.

10:00 - 10:45 AM PT
  • Remove Risk With Automated Vertical Flights For Facade & Exterior Building Inspections

    Having accurate, daily site reality data to verify work reduces subcontractor disputes and therefore, costly rework. Discover how companies leverage volume calculation tools, high resolution imagery, and our integrations to document daily progress of cut/fill operations.

  • How Aerial Data Brings Insight & Oversight Into the Reclamation Process

    Hear a firsthand account from a variety of environmental and utility companies on how they have leveraged aerial data in the reclamation process. Tune in for use cases, where they’ve found value, and how they incorporate this data into their daily operations.

  • How to Leverage Ground Capture Data in the Energy Industry

    Learn from DroneDeploy product experts about how you can leverage ground data, such as mobile devices and 360 cameras, to document and inspect your assets and sites. We will deep dive into the latest products and review current workflows.

  • Advancing the Potential of Research Trials with Agremo

    How Ag analytics software and drones improve micro plot monitoring while improving crop and chemical performance.

10:45 - 11:00 AM PT
  • How to Leverage the New Matrice 300RTK in AEC and Energy

    Join DJI for an overview of how you can leverage the latest features and capabilities from the Matrice 300RTK + H20 Series, P1, and L1 update in AEC and Energy.

11:00 - 11:15 AM PT
  • Leveraging Aerial Data for Vegetation Management

    Learn how to use drone data to proactively plan for disasters and prepare your teams. In this session, you’ll hear from those in the public safety, government, and disaster response spaces on how they use aerial data to manage vegetation and identify any areas of risk.

11:15 - 12:00 PM PT
  • Best Practices for Earthworks Management

    Having accurate, daily site reality data to verify work reduces subcontractor disputes and therefore, costly rework. Discover how companies are leveraging volume calculation tools, high resolution imagery, and our integrations to document daily progress of cut/fill operations.

  • A Year in Review: Sunrun’s Solar Roof Installation Program

    Learn how residential solar company, Sunrun, has grown its drone program over the past year. Hear best practices on what has worked, what has not, and how they are using drone insights moving forward.

  • Capture to Cloud - Skydio 3D Scan and DroneDeploy

    Skydio 3D Scan is an adaptive mapping solution that automates data capture of any structure with a Skydio drone. 3D Scan helps pilots autonomously manage resolution, overlap, and capture style to generate comprehensive photo datasets. These photos can then be synced to DroneDeploy to create some of the best 3D models in the industry to date.

  • Roundtables & Workshops

    Head to the roundtables to spark interesting conversations, get your questions answered, and meet with industry professionals.

12:00 - 1:00 PM PT
  • Drone Use in Land Management & Conservation

    Learn from a leading non-profit about how their teams of scientists use drones in the field to collect critical data to better understand what’s happening in the variety of habitats they manage.

1:00 - 1:45 PM PT
  • Practical UAS Operations in Civil Engineering

    “So Now What?” Most organizations start operating UAS for media imagery until they realize how useful they are at capturing accurate data. In this workshop, two DroneDeploy enthusiasts from Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. – a national civil engineering firm, will discuss the growth of the GPI’s UAS program, and share some of their recent experience with DroneDeploy to plan, collect, and extrapolate data for missions including coastal erosion, roadway corridors, and construction. This workshop will also discuss project workflows including airspace and other safety checks along with best practices and lessons learned.

  • Planning & Budgeting Efficiently with Aerial Data

    In this session, learn how companies are proactively planning and budgeting their capital expenditures based on aerial data assessments. You’ll discover how top property insurance companies utilize drone data to affirm property conditions during underwriting and use these insights to create a baseline for measurement. In this way, drone technology creates transparency in client relations and accurately verifies payout claims.

  • How to Conduct a Visual Inspection During the Construction Process

    Product deep-dive and demo for visual inspection.

  • Break

    Check out our sponsor and partner booths!

1:45 - 2:00 PM PT
  • Hyper-Scale Your Drone Program

    The best way to grow your drone program? Fully integrating the service from the get-go – including onboarding and hiring! In this session, you’ll hear from Ryan Kahn, Regional VDC Manager, & Robert Havins, Senior Manager of Integrated Construction at Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, as they detail how they gained buy-in from their project teams. Building and utilizing site models will also be discussed.

2:00 - 2:45 PM PT
  • Digital Twins for Project Protection, Regulation, and Team Accountability

    Digitized physical assets are the new normal in construction. Hear how leading firms leverage frequent site reality capture to ensure their assets are protected from both subcontractor disputes and regulatory compliance.

  • How AI and Geospatial Data Transform Data Management

    Hear from leading companies on how they’ve found value incorporating geospatial and aerial data into their existing models and architecture. Learn best practices on how these industry experts have automated their data flow and increased accessibility organization-wide.

  • All About Roofing & Property Inspection

    Learn about new and exciting updates from DroneDeploy!

  • Break

    Check out our sponsor and partner booths!

2:45 - 3:00 PM PT
  • Adapt, Overcome and Win as One: The Game-Changing Mindset That Creates Next Level Success

    What are the common attributes of people who make a lifelong habit of winning… and who succeed against all odds? Drawing inspiration from Robyn’s team of World Champion adventure athletes as well as Winners from all walks of life, Why Winners Win uncovers the common traits and attitudes of the world’s most consistent high performers. The Best of the Best experience times of great challenge and change just like everyone else; but with characteristic Courage, Luck (Opportunity + Preparation), Adversity Management Skills, and a keen ability to create Synergy with their colleagues, they possess the ability to continually motivate and inspire themselves and those around them to the top of the podium in any endeavor.

3:00 - 4:00 PM PT
  • Roundtables & Workshops

    Head to the roundtables to spark interesting conversations, get your questions answered, and meet with industry professionals.

4:00 - 5:00 PM PT
  • The Practical Application of Ground Robotics for Site Inspection & What We’ve Learned to Date

    Join David Inggs, Head of Ground Robotics at DroneDeploy as he chats with leading robotics experts from Boston Dynamics and InDro Robotics. In this panel session, speakers will share real world use case examples of ground robots in action, and provide insights into the learnings from the field.

Oct 21, 10:00 - 10:30 AM AEDT
  • How to Leverage Ground Capture Data in the Energy Industry (APAC)

    Learn about new and exciting updates from DroneDeploy!

Oct 21, 10:30 - 11:15 AM AEDT
  • How to Conduct a Visual Inspection During Construction Process (APAC)

    Learn about new and exciting updates from DroneDeploy!

Oct 21, 11:15 - 12:00 PM AEDT
  • All About Roofing & Property Inspection (APAC)

    Learn about new and exciting updates from DroneDeploy!

Oct 21, 12:00 - 12:45 PM AEDT
  • Standardizing Asset Inspections in Solar

    To keep up with explosive growth, Softbank Energy turned to DroneDeploy for assistance in asset management and inspections. Since then, the solar company has used our software for tracking construction progress, proactive panel maintenance, and team scheduling. Learn more about solving issues in project logistics and reporting in this session.

Oct 21, 12:45 - 1:30 PM AEDT
  • The Interconnectivity of Remote Data Sharing

    Listen as Australian construction companies, Hansen Yuncken and Downer, detail how they’ve improved trust, transparency, and communication on and off-site with drone technology. By utilizing both drones and 360 cameras, project teams are able to access virtual site reality from anywhere, and stay informed as remote workers with comprehensive digital twins.

Oct 21, 1:30 - 2:15 PM AEDT
  • Break

    Check out our sponsor & partner booths!

Oct 21, 2:15 - 3:30 PM AEDT
  • Simplifying Collaboration with Site Reality

    In this session, we’ll review how leading construction firms in the Asia-Pacific region leverage DroneDeploy for both project and budget management. You’ll hear directly from our customers at Calibre Group and Southbase Construction on how they utilize drone data to drive more efficient and collaborative workflows, all while keeping teams and stakeholders informed throughout all phases of a build.

Oct 21, 3:30 - 4:15 PM AEDT
  • Procore & DroneDeploy: The Next Phase of Collaborative Project Management

    With parallel growth strategies and similar goals, Procore & DroneDeploy make the perfect pairing. Whether helping cross-functional construction teams reduce risk on-site or solving quality assurance issues for energy workers, project teams utilizing this integration can be assured that the information they’re receiving is reliable, up-to-date, and accurate. But what’s the next step in collaborative project management, especially during a global pandemic? Procore VP Tom Karemacher at Procore and DroneDeploy GM APAC Adam Savage discuss industry trends and their predictions in this forward-thinking Fireside Chat.

Oct 21, 4:15 - 4:45 PM AEDT

Speakers

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Mike Winn

Founder & CEO
DroneDeploy

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Nicholas Pilkington

CTO
DroneDeploy

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Jono Millin

Co-Founder
DroneDeploy

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Robyn Benincasa

Top Leadership & Teamwork Motivational Speaker, Full-time Firefighter, Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, and Bestselling Author
Project Athena

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Dr. Catherine Ball

Associate Professor, Author & Founder
The Australian National University

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Rhys Andersen

Vice President/Roofing Division
SCBS

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Rob Beeler

Customer Business Manager
AES

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Chris Binschus

Northeastern Reclamation Specialist
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

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Tom Briggs

Technology Manager
Industrial Project Innovation

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Elena Buenrostro

Founder
Women Who Drone

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Jason Carignan

Mine Technician
Impala Canada

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Tom Caska

CEO & Co-Founder
Aerologix

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Sean Connell

Senior Geologist, Special Projects
Chevron

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Tim Conroy

Northeast Field Technology Group Leader
DPR

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Darren Crichton

General Manager - Commercial and Performance
Downer

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Italo Cruz

Senior Construction Technology Specialist
CORE Construction

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Guillaume Delepine

Sr. Product Marketing Manager
Skydio

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John Diaz

Vice President
GPI

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Stuart Drahota

Southeast Field Technology Leader
DPR

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Nick Dryer

UAS Field Operations Manager
BNSF Railway

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Tim Dykstra

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Channel Sales
Boston Dynamics

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Sally French

Founder
The Drone Girl

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Tim Frost

Area Manager (Midlands and Anglia)
Tilhill Forestry

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Andy Gajbhiye

Director of Construction Technologies
Joeris

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Jason Gomez

Compliance Supervisor
Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

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Elizabeth Hall

Lead Engineer - Drone Engineering, Transmission Line Engineering
Eversource Energy

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Jason Hanlon

Northern Great Plains Land Steward
The Nature Conservancy

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Robert Havins

Senior Manager - Integrated Construction
Bartlett Cocke General Contractors

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Andy Heggenstaller

Head of Agronomy, US Seeds
Syngenta

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Paul Helm

Site Survey Project Manager / Drone Program Administrator
Sunrun

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Ryan Hittie

Innovation Specialist
Brasfield & Gorrie

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Brent Hoade

National Aerial Damage Assessment Team Manager
Disaster Relief Australia

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Grant Hosticka

Head of Enterprise Solution Engineering, North America
DJI

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Andy Howard

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Climate Solutions Exchange Ltd

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Richard Hurley

Mechanical Inspection Supervisor
Chevron

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Jared Jacks

Project Administrator
Clark Contractors

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Juan David Martin Jimenez

Head of Experimentation
UNDP

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Karen Joyce

Founder
SheMaps

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Ryan Kahn

Integrated Construction Manager
Bartlett Cocke General Contractors

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Tom Karamacher

VP of APAC
Procore

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Justin King

Project Engineer
Ghilotti Bros.

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Peter King

Head of Robotic Solutions
InDro Robotics

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Kirk Klausmeyer

Director of Data Science
The Nature Conservancy

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Vincent Kot

Director Project Management Office
SB Energy (Softbank Group)

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Michael Lambert

VDC Manager
Chasco Constructors

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Austin Lay

Visualization Coordinator
Layton Construction

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Alejandro Uribe Lopez

Drone Operations Lead
MAB

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Nick Luzar

State Manager - NSW/ACT
Hansen Yuncken

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Anthony Malabed

Project Manager / Drone Admin
Sunrun

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Marina Makri

Environmental & Technical Data Analyst
Climate Solutions Exchange Ltd

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Samuel Marking

Project Manager
Invenergy

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Dean Miller

Virtual Construction Engineer
Sundt Construction

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Angelo Moreno

Manager & Developer
UNDP

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Sander Mos

Technology Coordinator Heavy Oil
Chevron

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Alejandro Pacheco

Deputy Resident Representative
UNDP

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Darren Pearce

Senior Marketing Advisor
Calibre Group

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Lem Prestage

IT Manager
Southbase Construction

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David Price

Chief UAS Pilot
GPI

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Brian Richman

Enterprise Product Manager
Skydio

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Brandon Ramon

Construction Technology Project Manager
Joeris

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Julio Rojas

Director of Production Forestry
Weyerhaeuser

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Elliot Salisbury

Head of Technical Development
Climate Solutions Exchange Ltd

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Steven Schill

Lead Scientist, Caribbean Division
The Nature Conservancy

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Ben Stocker

Construction Technologist
Skender

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Samantha Teten

Developmental Agronomist
Syngenta

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Jairo Alberto Matallana Villarreal

Programme Manager - Rule of Law and Crisis Response
UNDP

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Dustin Waller

Sr. UAS Analyst
Occidental Petroleum

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Luka Zivkovic

Account Executive
Agremo

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FAQ

  • When is DroneDeploy Conference 2021?

    DroneDeploy Conference 2021 will be held on Tuesday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 20.

  • Where will DroneDeploy Conference 2020 be held?

    Wherever you are! In light of the challenges brought on by COVID-19, DroneDeploy 2020 is going entirely virtual.

  • How much does it cost?

    Early bird registration is $29 through August 15. Regular registration is $49 through Sept 30. Late registration is $79 through Oct 19. More information on registration can be found here.