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AUVSI's Brian Wynne to Moderate Panel at UTM Convention 2016, Nov. 9
President and CEO of AUVSI to lead discussion on industry efforts to enable UAS traffic management

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 1, 2016 -- Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), will moderate a panel on Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) at the UTM Convention 2016 in Syracuse, New York, on Nov. 9.

Wynne will moderate a panel on the future of industry innovation and how it can enable UTM. Leaders from across the UAS industry will share their insights as they work toward a UTM system. The panel members will be Jon Resnick, policy lead at DJI; Paul McDuffee, vice president of government relations at Insitu and a member of the AUVSI board of directors; Mark Halverson, CEO of Precision Autonomy; Robert Stamm, senior principal systems engineer at Raytheon; and Kraettli Epperson, CEO of Vigilant Aerospace. The panel will take place at the Oncenter, Room 4/5/6, in Syracuse on Nov. 9 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST. 

UTM Convention 2016, which will be held from Nov. 8 to 10 in Syracuse and Rome, New York, will bring together experts from industry, government, and the international community to discuss UTM and the future of aviation. The convention will feature other panels on UTM, including the UAS test sites, collaborative efforts between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NASA, cybersecurity, and international approaches to UTM. 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the UAS test site at Griffiss International Airport in Rome for a demonstration of its research to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace.

For additional information about UTM Convention 2016 and to register, please visit

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics — represents more than 7,500 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets.