In the world of drone conferences and shows, the Commercial UAV Expo stands out this year – demonstrating that businesses across sectors recognize that drones can be a valuable piece of their operating strategy.
Only a year old, the Commercial UAV Expo is building by offering a unique set of education sessions, laser focused on industry. While breakout sessions follow individual verticals – including surveying/mapping, precision agriculture, power and energy, law enforcement and emergency response, construction, mining, and civil infrastructure – many sessions focus on the details of implementing a drone program in large enterprises. Sessions range from enterprise fleet management, insurance, and risk assessment issues to calculating the ROI of your drone program. Some industry leaders will be speaking about market forecasts and trends in the commercial drone industry: drone analyst Colin Snow will present multiple sessions including which sectors of the industry are growing, and which are not; the FAA‘s Hoot Gibson will provide an update from the FAA; and multiple representatives from leading universities and research centers will present on recent innovations and the regulatory environment for commercial drones.
Keynote speakers cover all areas of the commercial drone industry and the include Mark Bathrick US Department of Interior, Robbie Hood of NOAA, Jonathan Downey of Airware, Bob Young of PrecisionHawk, Anil Nanduri of Intel, and Chris Anderson of 3DRobotics. In addition, the exhibitor list features over 130 companies from across the globe, many promising announcements of new products and innovations.
Participants can register for the event and see a detailed session schedule here.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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