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Speakers & Agenda

UTM CONVENTION 2016 SPEAKERS

Keynotes
                                    Joanie Mahoney, Onodaga Country Executive
                                    NY Lieutenant Governor Kathleen C. Hochul
                                    Dr. Parimal Kopardekar, NASA
                                    Victoria Wassmer, Acting Deputy Administrator, FAA
                                    Howard Zemsky, New York State Department of Economic Development

Collaborating for UTM: How NASA and the FAA are Working Together
                                    Dr. Parimal Kopardekar, NASA
                                    Marke “Hoot” Gibson, FAA
                                    Tom Prevot, NASA

FAA Research Transition Team Briefing
                                    Dr. Parimal Kopardekar, NASA
                                    Sherri Magyarits, FAA
                                    Joseph Rios, NASA

Updates from the Field- UAS Test Ranges
                                    Larry Brinker, NUAIR Alliance
                                    Mark Blanks, Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership
                                    Russ Stark, Griffiss Test Range
                                    Chris Theisen, Northern Plains UAS Test Site
                                    Chris Walach, Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems
                                    Melanie Willis, Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation

UTM Safety Considerations and Vehicle Technologies for Low-Altitude Autonomous Urban Flight
                                    Diana Acosta, NASA/ARC
                                    Kalmanje Krishnakumar, NASA/ARC
                                    Christine Belcastro , NASA/LARC
                                    Steve Young, NASA/LARC
                                    Guillaume Brat, NASA/ARC
                                    Louis Glaab,  NASA/LARC

Control, Payload, Collision Avoidance, and Low Altitude Traffic Management:  Spectrum Considerations
                                    Jennifer Richter, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP        
                                    Tyler Collins, Precision Hawk
                                    Mike Gagne, Ligado
                                    Travis Mason, Google
                                    Ed Sayadian, Harris Corporation
                                    Mike Walsh, AT&T

The Future of Industry Innovation to Enable UTM
                                    Brian Wynne, AUVSI
                                    Paul McDuffee, Insitu

Low Altitude Weather Monitoring for UTM Operations
                                    Matthew Taylor, The Weather Company, an IBM company

Safe Access and Identification to Low Altitude Operations
                                    Peter F. Dumont, ATCA
                                    Sean Connor, Airmap
                                    Todd Donovan, Thales
                                    Robert Stamm, Raytheon
                                    Andrew Thurling, AeroVironment

NUSTAR-Standardized Performance Assessments for Drones: Overarching Concept, Plan, Interim Capability, and Next Steps
                                    Dr. John Cavolowsky, NASA
                                    Tom Davis, Crown Consulting

Cyber Panel: Solving the Challenges of Cybersecurity Will Be a Key Enabler of Any Successful UTM Implementation
                                    Cheryl Romano, AT&T

International Approaches for UTM and Vehicle Assurance
                                    Jonathan Evans, Global UTM Association
                                    Taro Kuusiholma, Sharper Shape LTD.
                                    Rob Eagles, IATA
                                    Phil Banks, NATS UK
                                    Tomofumi Fukamiya, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
                                    Brian Guimond, NAV CANADA
                                    Janusz Blaszczyk, Instytut Techniczny Wojsk Lotniczych

Drone Advisory Committee – Progress, Priorities, and Next Steps
                                    Margaret Jenny, RTCA
                                    Greg Agvent, CNN                     
                                    Sean Cassidy, Amazon
                                    Martin Gomez, Facebook
                                    Houston Mills, UPS
                                    Matt Zuccaro, Helicopter Association International      

UAS Research & Development: What Does the Research Tell Us Thus Far?
                                    Dallas Brooks, Mississippi State University

Counter-UAS Concepts and Technologies
                                    Jim Williams, Dentons

Regional Needs – How Localities Can Help with Positive UAS Value While Keeping Privacy and Other Concerns in Mind
                                    Lisa Ellman, Hogan Lovells LLP
                                    Shawn Bullard, Duetto Group
                                    Bill Goodwin, Airmap
                                    Jim Walsh, K&L Gates
                                    Howard Zemsky, New York State Department of Economic Development