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At our Drones Data X Conference you’ll learn about the latest advances in Drones and Commercial UAV technology from the leading companies in Silicon Valley. Here’s a look at the itinerary of this unique adventure.
Evening Policy Event
Discussion around how private companies can work to help create better policy and legislation.
Sharpen your progressive edge at Drone Data X 2016. Meet the sharpest minds in the UAV industry and learn how drone technology will revolutionize the way we work, transport goods, and learn about the world around us.
Investment Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund
Chris is Investment Director of Samsung Catalyst Fund currently covering Smart Machines and Digital Health investments, innovations in areas such as Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence / Data Analytics. Chris holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology.
Kate is an investor at Bolt, a venture capital fund that invests at the intersection of hardware and software. Bolt invests in companies at the earliest stages, often writing hardware companies their first checks. In 2015, Kate founded Women in Hardware to help connect women building the future of hardware. Before joining Bolt, Kate launched an accelerator focused on digital health startups and built houses with Habitat for Humanity.
Skycatch CEO & Founder
CEO and Founder of Skycatch. Chris is a Navy Veteran, entrepreneur, and team leader with a strong business background, and over 20 years of experience in software and technical leadership.
Rory San Miguel
Co-CEO/Founder at Propeller, the web platform delivering easy to use and accurate data to the surveying and inspection related industries. Previously worked on drone delivery as co-found @ Flirtey.
CEO, Vantage Robotics
Tobin is a kiteboarder and climber, in addition to being a Stanford trained engineer.
CEO – Airmap
Ben Marcus is the cofounder and CEO of AirMap. AirMap’s services build the foundation for widespread adoption of drone-enabled services. More information is available at www.AirMap.io.
Roswell Flight Test Crew founder
Patrick Sherman founded the Roswell Flight Test Crew in 2011 to demonstrate the safe, beneficial and non-intrusive use of civilian Unmanned Aircraft Systems, working alongside firefighters, research scientists and others.
CEO – Redbird
Emmanuel de Maistre
Emmanuel de Maistre, co-founded Redbird early 2013, acting as the company’s CEO. He was instrumental building Redbird’s relationship with Bergerat Monnoyeur and Caterpillar.
Director of Education DJI
Romeo is Director of Education for DJI. He advises and educates organizations, industries, Government and individuals on beneficial use, safe flying practices and incorporation/safe integration of unmanned aerial systems.
Supply Chain Manager – Maersk
Markus Kuhn is a Supply Chain Manager for Maersk in Copenhagen and the driving force behind their world’s first drone delivery to a tanker vessel at sea in January earlier this year. He has a Civil Engineering background from the Technical University of Berlin and is part of Maersk’s Innovation project team working with drones.
Managing Director at Measure
Dave Bowen is Managing Director at Measure, the Drone as a Service® company. Based in Washington, DC, Dave provides business development support to and operational oversight of Measure’s customer industry verticals. Dave also continuously works to ensure the seamless integration of workflows between Measure’s Flight Operations and Data Engineering teams.
CEO / Founder
Chris is driving the strategic development of Sky-Futures operational and technology frameworks and the development of new partnerships with leading industry companies. Chris has been involved in the delivery of commercial UAV operations for over 30 Oil and Gas clients globally.
Senior Advisor, Akin Gump – Executive Director, Small UAV Coalition
Michael is a Senior Advisor, Akin Gump and Executive Director, Small UAV Coalition Based in Washington, DC, the organization’s main goal is to develop an open regulatory process that ensures safe, reliable, and timely operation of small UAVs.
Buddy Michini is the CTO of Airware, where he guides the long-term technology roadmap and incorporates new developments from industry and academia into the Airware product line.
CEO – Drone Deploy
Founded in 2013, DroneDeploy is a San Francisco-based startup that provides cloud-control software solutions for drones which include automated flight safety checks, workflows, and real-time mapping and data processing.
Principal – Bee Partners
Garrett Goldberg is a Principal at Bee Partners, a seed stage venture firm focused on supporting passionate Founders with deep market insights
As VP of Marketing at Movidius, Gary managed the launch of the Myriad 2 VPU which enables ultra-low power vision in drones, VR/AR headsets, surveillance cameras and other connected devices. Gary’s background in embedded DSP and his passion for vision technology help him navigate Movidius into this new era of machine intelligence.
Shan Phillips is CEO of Yuneec USA. He has been part of management teams in technology-focused businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia. Shan has an undergraduate degree in applied math as well as an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.
Zoe is a pioneer drone racer & freestyle pilot, having won the first sanctioned FPV race in America- flown through the perspective of her hand built aircraft using FPV Goggles. She’s an active test-pilot, and product consultant for various manufactures. Zoe is currently the host & creator of ‘Test Flight with Zoe FPV’ from DR1 Racing- Presented by Mtw Dew.
CEO of 3DRobotics
Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. Chris is the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Long Tail and Free as well as the new Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.
Gareth is an Investment Manager at Qualcomm Ventures and Kauffman Fellow
Manager of the NASA’s SASO Project
Parimal Kopardekar (PK) serves as the Manager of the NASA’s Safe Autonomous System Operations (SASO) Project.
Highlights from 2015
Check out the gallery from our conference held in 2015 in Santa Cruz and Ireland
June 4 & 5 — Santa Cruz, CA
Private VIP Weekend Networking Event
This exclusive (invite only) weekend gets you unprecedented access to industry professionals, CEOs, investors and drone entrepreneurs. This all in conference pass gives you access to private networking dinners with industry sponsors, on Friday and Saturday night, as well as private weekend lunches and breakfast talks.
Drones Data X 2016 will be hosted in the legendary Palace of Fine Arts Theater: Innovation Hangar. Set in the trendy Marine District of San Francisco, CA, this adventurous locale is perfect for our drone event. Following the conference, our VIP networking weekend is happening in sunny Santa Cruz.
Our conferences are designed to introduce you to the people that can make a big difference to your business. We mix world class speakers & sponsors with incredible outdoor adventures to create a unique conference. At our 2016 event, learn how drones can innovate your business in unimaginable ways directly from the sharpest minds in the UAV industry.
VIP Networking Weekend
Right after our conference, our key speakers and sponsors join us to spend a unique one on one networking weekend in Santa Cruz. If you’d like an invitation, please get in touch.
SAN FRANCISCO – SANTA CRUZ
Drones Data X 2016 – The Palace of Fine Arts Innovation Hangar
Meeting Facilities: The Palace of Fine Arts, Innovation Hangar in San Francisco’s Marine District will host our Exhibition Space for this year’s event.
Special Note: For the private VIP Weekend to follow, expect Santa Cruz’s finest accommodations.