Florida Unmanned Systems Business Expo Agenda

Day 1 – February 26, 2015

07:00 am – 8:00 am Registration – Coffee/Networking 08:00 am – 8:05 am Welcome – AUVSI Florida Peninsula Chapter 08:05 am – 8:15 am  Expo Introduction – Chris Bennett, UAS Business Solutions 08:15 am – 8:30 am  Opening Keynote – Jim Kuzma, COO Space Florida
Panel Session #1

08:30 am – 10:00 am UAS Regulatory Status Update

Moderator: Grant Begley Moderator

This panel will present current information on UAS regulations and policy to include FAA Policy and Processes (NPRM, White House UAS Memo, COAs, Test Sites, Section 333 Exemptions), Florida laws and efforts to improve the UAS regulatory policies in the State of Florida.

Panelist:

Jim Kuzma – Chief Operating Officer Space Florida

Stephen Myers – Founder Angel Eyes UAV

Brant Hadaway – International Aviation Attorney Diaz Reus & Targ LLP

Paul McDuffee – Vice President Government Relations for Insitu

10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
Panel Session #2
10:30 am – 12:00am Florida UAS Customer Requirements

Moderator: John Lambert

This panel will present information on current and future needs for UAS operations and data requirements in the State of Florida and other locations in the southeastern US. Focus areas will include agriculture, environmental research & protection and public safety.

Panelist:

Marty Bowen – Vice President/Director of Bowen Brothers, Inc

JC Coffey – NOAA Environmental Research

Tom Zajkowski – NC State University Wildfire Management

12:00 am – 01:00 pm Lunch Break 01:00 pm – 01:45 pm Florida Legislative Update

Florida State Senator Garrett Richter

Florida State Representative Jimmie T. Smith

Presentations from Florida’s State Legislators on initiatives important to the development of unmanned systems related business in the State of Florida 01:45 pm – 2:15 pm Ed Hutchinson – Florida Department of Transportation

FDOT’s Interest in Unmanned Systems

02:15 pm – 03:00 pm  Business Expo Sponsor Presentations

Bruce McCormack, President, Gulf Unmanned Systems Center (GUSC)

Edmund Burke, President, Space Information Labs

Marty Waldman, Director, SIL Intelli-Navigation Division

Learn about the businesses and academic institutions developing new technologies and providing key services necessary to establish a vibrant world class unmanned systems business environment in Florida

03:00 pm – 03:30 pm Networking Break
Panel Session #3
03:30 pm – 05:00 pm  University Programs and Intellectual Property Commercialization

Moderator: Bryan da Frota

This panel will discuss opportunities to leverage Florida university research and intellectual property to accelerate the development of UAS aircraft, sensors, human interfaces and analytical systems.

Panelist:

David Day – University of Florida Assistant Vice President for Tech Transfer and Director of Office of Technology Licensing

Robin Phelps – University of Central Florida Office for Research and Commercialization

Stephen Meuse – Principal at Red Desk IP

Scott Merrell – Hutchinson Law Group IP Law and former GC for RTI

05:00 pm – 05:05 pm Day 1 Closing Comments 05:05 pm – 06:00 pm Social and Networking

Business to Business Networking (Conference Room)

Business to Academic Networking (Exhibit Area)

06:30 pm – 07:30 pm AUVSI Florida Peninsula Chapter Annual Meeting

 Day 2 – February 27, 2015

07:30 am – 08:15 am Coffee/Networking 08:15 am – 08:20 am  Welcome – AUVSI Emerald Coast Chapter 08:20 am – 08:30 am Introduction – Jay Willmott, Nexutech 08:30 am – 09:00 am Rose Mooney, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership – FAA Test Site 09:00 am – 09:30 am  Florida State Representative Halsey Beshears

Presentations from Florida’s State Legislators on initiatives important to the development of unmanned systems related business in the State of Florida

09:30 am – 10:00 am  Dr. Charlie Reinholtz (ERAU) Unmanned Systems – Research, Demos and Competitions 10:00 am – 10:30 am Networking Break
Panel Session #4
10:30 am – 12:00 am Panel Session #4:  UAS Supply Chain and Technical Development

Moderator: Grant Begley

This panel will discuss the state of the UAS industry, their views on accelerating UAS introduction into the market place and their needs for technology development.

Panelist:

Ed Franco – General Manager, Turin Aviation Group

Brent Klavon – Commercial Unmanned Systems, Aviation Systems Engineering Company

Gene Payson – President, Payson Troy Build Models

12:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch Break
Panel Session #5
01:00 pm – 2:30 pm  Panel Session #5: STEM Outreach and the Future Workforce

Moderator: John Lambert

This panel will discuss the need to nurture local students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines and its importance to develop university students and industry professionals. The importance of student competitions and internships will also be discussed.

Panelist:

Dr. Virginia (Suzy) Young – AUVSI Board of Directors and University of Alabama Research Provost

Dr. Daniel Barber – Research Associate & Faculty Advisor for Robotics Club at University of Central Florida

John Hagen – Pasco County Economic Development Committee

Robert Seltzer – Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division STEM Outreach Coordinator

TBD- Central Florida FIRST Robotics

02:30 pm – 03:00 pm Networking Break 03:00 pm – 03:30 pm Florida High Tech Corridor, Randy Berridge, President

Florida Economic Gardening Institute and GrowFL, Tammie Nemecek, Director

03:30 pm – 05:00 pm Florida Business Expo Sponsor Presentations

Learn about the Florida businesses and academic institutions developing new technologies and providing key services necessary to establish a vibrant world class unmanned systems business environment in Florida.

05:00 pm – 05:05 pm Expo Closing Comments 05:05 pm – 06:00 pm Social and Networking

Business to Business Networking (Conference Room)

Business to Academic Networking (Exhibit Area)

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