The Mirage
The Mirage, 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

What is Qwoted?

Qwoted is a free expert network: we help reporters connect with experts & we help those same experts build relationships with top reporters.

Event Date Tue Sep 7 EDT - Thu Sep 9 EDT (about 1 year ago)
Location The Mirage
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Region Americas

The latest ideas, observations, and predictions from a variety of industry experts: innovators, regulators, end-users and more. What trends and technologies do they see coming? What new challenges and opportunities lie ahead? How can you and your company prepare, anticipate, and benefit in a rapidly evolving environment?

Why Attend?

Commercial UAV Expo Americas is the definitive event for professionals integrating or operating commercial UAS. With top-notch education, thousands of attendees, and more exhibitors than any other commercial drone event, it’s the best opportunity of the year for anyone who needs to keep up with commercial UAS technology, trends, and developments.

• Learn from the Best
Industry leaders will deliver practical, actionable information you can put to use right away. Learn from the best in solutions-oriented presentations delivering critical insights and up-to-the-minute developments.

• Connect with Peers and Industry Leaders
AI-powered matchmaking, networking events, and focused roundtables are some of the ways we make it easy for you to connect with peers and industry leaders. You’ll foster key relationships that will boost your knowledge and advance your career.

• Discover the Latest Technology
With over 200 top vendors, Commercial UAV Expo Americas is the world’s largest commercial UAS event. Compare and qualify solutions and discover the latest technology all in one place- meet one-on-one with vendors, see product demos and more.

• Experience What’s Now and What’s Next
Gain insight into current UAS capabilities in pre-recorded demos simulating real-world scenarios. Take in the newest generation technology. Witness the future of unmanned. It’s all here for you.


2021 Speakers


Mark Bathrick
Director, Office of Aviation Services, U.S. Department of the Interior

Mike Burnside
Policy Analyst, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)

Steve Dickson
Administrator, FAA

Lisa Ellman
Executive Director (CDA) & Partner (Hogan Lovells US LLP), Commercial Drone Alliance & Hogan Lovells

Robin Grace
Senior Program Manager, MassDOT Aeronautics Drone Pilot Program

Grant Guillot
Partner and Unmanned Aircraft Systems Team Leader, Adams and Reese LLP

Ted Kalnas
UAS Pilot & UAS Training Officer, Los Angeles City Fire Department

Seleta Reynolds
General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

Keller Rinaudo
CEO, Zipline

Steve Roberts
Director, Air Upstate

Brandon Torres Declet
CEO and Director, AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc.

Tom Walker
Chief Executive Officer, DroneUp

Tom Ward
Senior Vice President, Last Mile Delivery, Walmart U.S


Jeff Alholm
CEO, Digital Aerolus

Bryce Allcorn
Principal Consultant/Head of Global Operations, Consortiq

John Babel
Asst. Vice President, Sr. Risk Engineer, AXA XL

David Barker
UAS Team Lead, Idaho Falls Police Department

Larry Barnard
Downstream & Chemicals Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Governance, Chevron

Stephen Bell
Aerospace Systems Analyst, Eiden Systems Corporation

Tim Bennett
PM, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Ryan Berry
Manager, UAS Security Division, Office of Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH), FAA

Michael Blades
Head of Drone Product Development, DroneUp

Robert Blair
VP of Agriculture, Three Canyon Farms

Lance Brady
Chief, USGS National UAS Projects Office

Herbert Brown
Lieutenant, Law Enforcement Technology Section

James Bushey
UAS Equipment Specialist, Adorama Business Solutions

Sukhee Andrew Cho
Vice President, Hojung Solution Co., Ltd and Uconsystem Co., Ltd.

Matt Clark
Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

Dario Constantine
Senior Associate, Linse Capital, Levitate Capital

Jon Damush
CEO of Iris Automation, Iris Automation

David Danielson
UAS Program Lead, Los Angeles City Fire Department

Jamie Davis
UAS Data Manager, Ohio DOT

Brandon Dean-Morris
Instructor, Security and Emergency Training Center (SERTC)

John Delp

Stewart DesMeules
Lead Drone Operator, Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist, WRA, Inc.

Robert Dooley
Sergeant, Unmanned Aerial Systems Unit, Florida Highway Patrol

Anthony Dowell
Associate Vice President, AECOM

Zacc Dukowitz
Content Marketing Manager, Flyability

Susan Eccles
Special Counsel, Adams and Reese LLP

Nader Elm
CEO, Exyn Tech

Lauren Elmore
CEO, Firmatek

Carlos Femmer
Director - Data Acquisition, HDR Engineering, Inc.

Wyatt Ferguson
Industrial Engineer, Bechtel

Kerry Flemming
Manager, System Operations Support Center (SOSC), Federal Aviation Administration

Nicholas Flom
Executive Director, Northern Plains UAS Test Site

Luke Fox
CEO, WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc.

Danielle Gagne
Editorial Analyst, Commercial UAV News

Amit Ganjoo
Founder & CEO, ANRA Technologies

Rich Gatanis
Firefighter, HazMat Technician, Southern Manatee Fire & Rescue District

Dirk Giles
UAS Program Manager, USDA Forest Service

Shayne Gill
Program Director for Multimodal Transportation, AASHTO

Lewis Graham
President/CTO, GeoCue Group Inc.

Rachel Griffin
Director, Last Mile - AVs, EVs, Drones, Bots, Walmart

James Grimsley
Executive Director, Advanced Technology Initiatives, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Brendan Groves
Head of Regulatory and Policy Affairs, Skydio

Colin Guinn
Founder, Guinn Partners

Michael Haelander
President & CEO, Airspace Link, Inc

Elizabeth Hall
Lead Engineer, Eversource

Robert Hall
Principal Investigator and Inventor, AT&T

Michael Hanson
Captain, Madison Police Department

Clint Harper
Los Angeles Urban Air Mobility Fellow, Urban Movement Labs

Michael Hartnack
Sr. Solutions Director, Customer Energy Solutions, E Source

Thomas Haun
Chief Operating Officer, Turner Mining Group

Ryan Hittie
Innovation and Operational Technology Specialist, Brasfield and Gorrie

Mignonne Hollis
Executive Director, Aerospace Arizona Association

Dan Hubert
Founder, Mapping Operations and Data Unmanned Solutions (MODUS)

Adam Jacoff
Project Leader for Emergency Response Robots, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Kevin Jinks
Senior Counsel, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice

Grant Jordan
CEO, SkySafe

Mike Kahn
Chief Marketing Officer, AEE Technology

Brandon Karr
UAS Program Lead, Pearland Police Department (Texas)

Roxana Kennedy
Chief Of Police, Chula Vista Police Department

Philip Kenul
Chair, ASTM F38 Committee on UAS, ASTM International

Parimal Kopardekar (PK)
Director, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI)

Lance Liggett
Detective, Unmanned Aerial Systems Unit, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (Florida)

Barritt Lovelace
Director of UAS/Bridge Engineer, Collins Engineers, Inc.

Matt MacKinnon
Founder & CEO, Unmanned Aerial Services

Stewart Marsh
Head of Aerospace, Cambridge Consultants

David Martel
Detective, UAS Program Coordinator, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Frank Matus
Director, ATC Digital Aviation Solutions, Thales Airspace Mobility Solutions

Anthony McDonald
Police Officer, UAS Program, Torrance Police Department

Heath McLemore
UAS and Drone Operations Lead, Florida Power & Light Company

Madelyne McNab
Director of Business Development, GeoCue Group Inc.

Jay Merkle
Executive Director, UAS Integration Office, Federal Aviation Administration

Troy Mestler
CEO, Skyfront

Ben Miller
Section Chief, Director, Colorado Center for Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting

Scott Mlakar
Assistant Chief (Ret), Willoughby Fire Department

Okeoma Mornu
Legal & Aviation Regulatory Counsel, Zipline

Godfrey Nolan
President, RIIS LLC

Michael O'Shea
Public Safety Liaison, Program Manager, UAS Integration Office, Federal Aviation Administration

Steven Pansky
Senior Air Traffic Consultant, Law Enforcement Coordinator, Federal Aviation Administration

Dillon Payne
Spatial & Applied Agriculture Technology Manager, Noble Research Institute

Kimberly Penn
President, Women and Drones

Lisa Peterson
Vice President, Business Development, Airspace Link, Inc.

Jeff Pricher
Division Chief, Special Operations, Scappoose Fire District

Don Redmond
Captain, Chula Vista Police Department

Steve Riddell
Development Engineer, GeoCue Group Inc.

Mike Romanowski
Director of Policy & Innovation in the Aircraft Certification (AIR) Service, Federal Aviation Administration

Niv Russo
VP Aviation & Regulation, Airobotics

Dev Singh
GM of Robotics, UAVs & Autonomous Systems, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Matthew Slawson
Police Officer, UAS Program, Torrance Police Department

DJ Smith
Technical Surveillance Agent, Virginia Department of State Police

Paul Spaur
Sr. Drone Mapping Consultant, Spaur Group

Chris Strasbaugh
Educational Technologist / UAS Coordinator, The Ohio State University

Angela Stubblefield
Chief of Staff, Federal Aviation Administration

John Suh
Founding Director, New Horizons Studio, Hyundai Motor Group

Chad Sweet
Co-Founder & CEO, ModalAI, Inc

Katie Thielmeyer
UAS Program Lead, Woodlawn Fire Department (Ohio)

Andy Thurling
Chief Technology Officer, NUAIR

Christopher Todd
Executive Director, Airborne International Response Team (AIRT)

Darrick Wagg
Vice President, GeoCue Group

Diana Warren
Co-Owner & Operator, Trinity Farms

Scott Watson
Deputy, Battalion Chief, Retired, CALFire

Larry Wood
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office


Greg Agvent
Senior Director, CNN

David Benowitz
Head of Research, DroneAnalyst

Richard Fields
Commander, Supply and Maintenance Division, Los Angeles City Fire Department

Dyan Gibbens
CEO & Founder, Trumbull Unmanned

David Hansell
Global Head of Aviation Regulation and Policy, Loon LLC

Ethan Hunt
Principal Technical Program Manager, Drone Operations, AT&T

Eileen Lockhart
Program Manager Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Xcel Energy

Robert McCoy
UAS Program Manager, Crown Castle

Todd Schlekeway
President & CEO, National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)

Christopher Todd
Executive Director, Airborne International Response Team (AIRT)

Gretchen West
President & CEO, Schiebel Aircraft

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partner

• Commercial Drone Alliance