UAS Tech Forum

Wednesday September 07, 2016 Thursday September 08, 2016 Full Agenda Expand all sessions

Wednesday September 07, 2016

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Registration Open
Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
On-site Registration Available
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Reception
Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel - Reservoir and Well Room
Join us as we kick off the Forum at the beautiful Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel. Network with key industry leaders and connect with attendees.
Have a drink on us and enjoy hors d'oeuvres while you network.

Thursday September 08, 2016

07:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Registration Open
Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
On-site Registration Available
08:00 AM
Breakfast Begins
Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel - Reservoir and Well Room
08:25 AM - 09:45 AM
Join us at the beautiful Renaissance Waterford Hotel forbreakfast and an Opening Plenary. This will be an exciting morning as attendees receive a welcome address from Governor Mary Fallin.
Speaker(s):
  • Mary Fallin, Governor, State of Oklahoma
  • Gabriel Dobbs, Vice President of Business Development and Policy, Kespry
  • 09:45 AM - 10:00 AM
    Break
    Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Pitch Session
    Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel - Grand Ballroom B
    A session of Quick Pitches of the hottest available technologies today with applications in a variety of UAS markets. From raw tech, to startups, to the revenue generators. Your next investment or big opportunity could be a Pitch away.

    Presentations:
    Moderator(s):
  • Jim Troxel, Director, Cowboy Technology Angels, LLC
  • Speaker(s):
  • David Doshier, DroneGamez LLC
  • Darren Hensley, CEO, American Drones, LLC
  • Tom Kilpatrick, CEO, CloudDeck Media
  • Lei Shi, Founder/CEO, UAVradars
  • Charles Williams, Owner, Float Avionics
  • Sung Moon Kang, President/Senior Research Engineer, SySense, Incorporated
  • Jay Carter Jr, President and CEO, Carter Aviation Technologies
  • 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    Break
    Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    Leveraging the Power of Collaboration & Partnership to build a UAS industry
    Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel - - Grand Ballroom B
    Session to explore regional collaboration and strategic partnerships that have leveraged joint assets and complementary features to gain momentum and elevate local UAS ecosystems.

    Presentations:
    Moderator(s):
  • Ryan Aasheim, Associate, Praxis Strategy Group
  • Speaker(s):
  • John Nowatzki, Agricultural Machines Specialist, North Dakota State University
  • Kris Poulson, Vice President of Agriculture, Sentera
  • Kurt J. Carraway, UAS Executive Director, Kansas State University, Salina Campus
  • Fred Judson GISP, Director of Programs for the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center, Ohio Department of Transportation
  • 12:15 PM - 01:30 PM
    Luncheon with Keynote Presentation by Gregory S. Walden
    Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel - Well Room
    Join us for a keynote by Gregory Walden, a nationally recognized authority in the fields of aviation and government ethics, with extensive experience in government service and private practice. Mr. Walden serves as the current aviation counsel for the Small UAV Coalition and is the former chief counsel of the FAA.

    Presentation:
    Speaker(s):
  • Gregory S Walden, Senior Counsel, Small UAV Coalition
  • 01:30 PM - 01:45 PM
    Break
    Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
    01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
    A NASA Researcher, a Commercialization Expert, and an Investor walk into a bar...
    Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel - Grand Ballroom B
    This session will explore how a NASA technology grew up to become a company. Each member of the team brings a unique perspective to the "Deal". They will take you through the genesis of this deal, how and why each contributed, and lessons learned. In the end you will learn how entrepreneurs are tapping into federal lab portfolios and making companies.
    Moderator(s):
  • Kraettli L Epperson, President & CEO, Vigilant Aerospace Systems
  • Speaker(s):
  • Robert Heard, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Cimarron Capital Partners, LLC
  • Janeya T. Griffin, Technology Transfer Specialist, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
  • 02:45 PM - 03:00 PM
    Break
    Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    SBIR/STTR America's Largest Seed Fund
    Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel - Grand Ballroom B
    SBIR represents a non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. SBIR and STTR funding represents $2.5 billion in early stage funding for technology entrepreneurs and innovators across the United States. Learn how you can gain access to this funding source.
    Speaker(s):
  • Casey Harness, Program Manager, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology
  • Seth Turnipseed, Commercialization Readiness Program (CRP) Transition Agent, Air Force
  • 04:10 PM - 05:00 PM
    Over a decade of work has gone into building the UAS cluster.  How can we harness existing resources and create more to move the industry forward? This session will take a future forward look at the impact of this industry on the region.  We will leave plenty of time for Q&A in this town hall style session.
    Moderator(s):
  • Jim Troxel, Director, Cowboy Technology Angels, LLC
  • Speaker(s):
  • Kraettli L Epperson, President & CEO, Vigilant Aerospace Systems
  • Kurt J. Carraway, UAS Executive Director, Kansas State University, Salina Campus
  • Stephen McKeever, Secretary of Science and Technology, State of Oklahoma
  • Tom Kilpatrick, CEO, CloudDeck Media
  • Jamey Jacob, John Hendrix Chair and Professor Engineering, Oklahoma State University
  • 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Reception
    Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel - Reservoir and Well Room
    Relax and share all your new knowledge with fellow attendees. The swanky Renaissance Waterford has got you covered as you network with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails