Headed to Xponential Subsequent Week? Among the Cannot Miss Occasions and Tech
Headed to Xponential 2023 in Denver next week? It’s a big show with lots to see. Here are some of our favorite events – and a list of great tech to visit on the floor. Please support our friends and sponsors by learning more about the innovative solutions they have to offer.
Events Not to Miss: Keynotes, Sessions, and More
Keynotes: this year’s show has a great lineup of international speakers and thought leaders. They’re all compelling, but if you have to choose, don’t miss AUVSI’s Chief Advocacy Officer Michael Robbins and Fortress Information Security VP of Strategy and Policy Tobias Whitney on the concept of trusted cyber on Day 1, and an address from FAA Acting Admin Billy Nolen on Day 2.
Sessions: There’s so much to choose from we can’t name a favorite! Use the program search tool on the Xponential website to find the educational events that align with your program goals. Some we found interesting include:
- Moving Goods: How Close are We to a Logistics and Delivery Revolution? (Large panel of speakers, including FAA, UPS, DroneUp, Xwing.)
- How Do We Make Aviation Profitable? (Speakers from Joby, Titan, Thales, and Kansas UAS Task Force.)
- The Reauthorization Remix (Speakers from AUVSI, Wisk Aero)
- Taking a Closer Look: Critical Infrastructure Inspections (Large panel of speakers, including Xelon/BG, Florida Power and Light, American Tower)
- Working with the FAA for Public Safety and Emergency Response (Kerry Fleming, FAA Manager of the Systems Operations Support Center)
- Speaking Reason to Elected Officials (Speakers from Drone Service Providers Alliance, AUVSI, Pennsylvania Drone Association, 1st Call Technical Services.)
The Expo Hall: It’s big, it’s cool, and it’s fun. Visit our friends and sponsors!
Blue Marble Geographics
Blue Marble Geographics is a GIS and geodetic software development company based in Maine. Products include Geographic Calculator, the industry standard for precise spatial data conversion and advanced coordinate system management, and Global Mapper, an all-in-one GIS application with a comprehensive array of data processing and analysis tools.
BRINC is an American developer and manufacturer of technology in the service of public safety. BRINC products address the major challenges in American public safety and allow law enforcement and first responders to assess a threat profile and de-escalate conflict without putting individuals in harm’s way.
Censys Technologies Corporation
Censys Technologies Corporation builds remote sensing solutions. This includes the Sentaero family of products – which is the UAV performance & value leader. Our priority is centered on understanding customer needs & delivering technology & products that will perform & grow their business – bringing intelligence to business from beyond the horizon.
Censys is planning to roll out the Sentaero 5, which is remote ID compliant, can fly on cellular unlocking our range to 55 miles, BVLOS approved, with upgraded UI and safety features.
Detect Inc. C-UAV
For drone detection, the DroneWatcher Drone Surveillance Radar (DroneWatcher DSR) configuration of HARRIER provides detection of both cooperative and non-cooperative drones. DeTect’s HARRIER Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) system provides long-range airspace monitoring with automatic aircraft risk advisories.
DroneDeploy is the world’s leading reality capture platform, digitizing the physical world to make the future of work safer, smarter and more efficient for everyone. Trusted by the companies that power our world, DroneDeploy saves time, improves safety and lowers unforeseen costs in construction, oil and gas, and clean energy – all in one platform.
Booth 1634, also co-exhibiting with Boston Dynamics at Booth 2221 (don’t miss this chance to see Spot in action!)
Why spot? Robotics and automation are increasingly critical to the future of oil & gas. Ground robots promise to be a game-changing technology in the sector – enabling real-time and automated inspections of critical assets while also reducing emissions and improving safety.
Using sensing payloads from MFE and Spot from Boston Dynamics, experts from DroneDeploy will demonstrate how to:
- Create workflows to automate robotic inspections
- Visualize a digital twin of midstream assets and facilities
- Perform autonomous 360 site inspections to identify assets
- Collect data that determines the status of gauges and detecting anomalies in thermal and gas readings
- Integrate data pipelines with custom logic and machine learning
Drone Nerds is the largest distributor of enterprise drones in the United States. Our expert team specializes in supporting drone programs across all industry verticals, including inspection, agriculture, public safety, construction, and many more. We are the comprehensive drone solution provider in the industry..
DRONERESPONDERS is the leading public safety non-profit advancing public safety UAS. Pre-Register for DRONERESPONDERS: Drones for Good™ Global Public Safety Forum Events.
- The Pathway to C-UAS, Part 1, Capabilities: Tuesday, May 9, 11:00 AM in Room 205
- The Pathway to C-UAS, Part 2, Authorities: Tuesday, May 9, 12:30 PM in Room 205
- Drone Program at the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, May 9, 12:30 PM in the Innovation Theater, Booth 1527
- FLOGRU: How Florida Implemented a Statewide Public Safety UAS Coordination Group: Wednesday, May 10, 4:30 PM in Room 205
- Elsight’s CTO, Roee Kashi will be speaking at the University of North Dakota Booth 409 on Wednesday, May 10 at 3PM as part of the Assure Program with Applied Aeronautics, Sagetech, and IRIS.
Elsight is a finalist for the AUVSI Xcellence Awards.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
The UAS Integration Office is responsible for leading FAA’s efforts to safely integrate drones and advanced air mobility (AAM) operations into the US National Airspace System (NAS).
Gremsy is a leading global manufacturer of quality, cutting-edge camera stabilizers used by mappers, surveyors, inspectors, drone service providers, and industry experts. Gremsy gimbals are designed for integration with various drones and cameras, providing steady footage and efficient solutions for many industrial applications.
Gremsy is planning to bring some advanced products to the show, such as Zio, Duo V2, and the new Pixy S.
Inspired Flight (IFT) is a UAV hardware manufacturer that specializes in commercial and federal UAVs. Based in the US, IFT is committed to growing to the forefront of the domestic drone industry. IFT vehicles are built with pilots in mind, enabling them to safely complete objectives while improving the enterprise’s efficiency and bottom line.
RIIS, LLC Mobile Development Company
RIIS is a development company specializing in custom software and hardware for multiple drone platforms that solves high-level challenges. We can help you create a mobile drone app, add another drone platform to your current app or add functionality to your existing app, including Livestreaming, LAANC, Machine Learning and more.
Correlator3D is a photogrammetry suite that performs aerial triangulation (AT) and produces dense digital surface models (DSM), digital terrain models (DTM), point clouds, orthomosaics, 3D models and vectorized 3D features. C3D ensures matchless processing speed to support rapid production of large datasets.
Skydio is the leading US drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight. Skydio leverages AI breakthrough to create the world’s most intelligent flying machines for use by consumers, enterprises, and government customers. Founded in 2014, Skydio is made up of leading experts in AI, robotics, cameras, and electric vehicles from top companies, research labs, and universities from around the world. Skydio designs, assembles, and supports its products in the US from its headquarters in San Mateo, CA, to offer the highest standards of supply chain and manufacturing security.
Skyfish makes an end-to-end drone platform technology stack which enables precision measurement and analysis of critical infrastructure assets. The Skyfish platform consists of drones (Skyfish M4, Skyfish M6), an onboard computer and autonomous flight engine, a ruggedized remote controller, flight software, and a web-based 3D modeling engine.
Teledyne’s FLIR, DALSA, Lumenera, and Geospatial imaging solutions for unmanned systems including compact and board-level cameras, compact lidar sensors, 360-degree spherical imaging, and thermal imaging devices for defense, municipal infrastructure, precision agriculture, power line surveillance, mapping , surveying, and mining.
Titan has earned a reputation as a quality service provider of customizable aircraft management solutions, low cost charter, and transparent aircraft sales transactions, turnkey aircraft operations management, and ethical aviation consulting services.
Warren Community College
At WarrenUAS the sky is NOT the limit. The WarrenUAS program at Warren Community College is a licensed and a. accredited college dedicated to UxS education. Certified as an AUVSI TOP Level 3 Training Provider, an ASTM Certified Training Center, and a member of the FAA CTI program; Warren holds certificates of waiver for Flight Over People and Beyond Visual Line of Sight. Warren offers certificates and a degree in UxS Systems. WarrenUAS has labs for photogrammetry, GIS, flight simulation, air, sea, and land drones, and a robotics build and repair laboratory. The Flight Training Center offers a droneport, drone racing course, NIST certification apparatus, an accident reconstruction station, and plenty of Class G airspace to fly both multi-copter and fixed-wing aircraft.
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 penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
For drone industry consulting or writing, Email Miriam.
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