UAV Coach Partners with AUVSI XPONENTIAL

BY Alan Perlman
17 March 2017

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Here at UAV Coach we are proud to announce that we’ll be a media partner for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 in Dallas, TX from May 8th to 11th.

With 7,000+ attendees, 650+ exhibitors, and 200+ educational sessions, the AUVSI team isn’t exaggerating when they describe XPONENTIAL as “the largest global community of leaders in drones, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems” coming together to shape the future of our industry.

Enter to win!

As a media partner, we’ve been given 5 VIP passes (each valued at $1879) to distribute to our community members. Huzzah!
Here’s what a VIP pass comes with:
  • The VIP Club, where the industry’s key players conduct business, hold meetings and enjoy a little R&R
  • Executive luxuries, including private meeting rooms, lounge space and complimentary daily continental breakfast and lunch
  • The Chairman’s Reception for executive-level networking (Tuesday, May 9, 5:00-6:00 PM; open to VIP Pass holders and invitees only)
  • All networking events—First-Time Attendee Reception, Welcome Reception, and The Mix
  • The industry’s leading Educational Program (and all conference proceedings) and Startup Showdown
  • Keynotes, presented by the power players in today’s unmanned ecosystem
  • The entire XPO Hall—the largest in the industry, packed with the latest innovation technologies

Interested in snagging one of our VIP passes? Just go to this Facebook post and write a comment, following the instructions in the post. Easy!

If you don’t win the giveaway, you can still use the code UAVCOACH to apply a 20% discount when purchasing a conference ticket.

About AUVSI XPONENTIAL

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)—the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics—represents more than 7,500 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets.

“Unmanned systems are transforming the enterprise. From energy and agriculture to broadcasting and security, unmanned systems, robotic and drone technology is enabling applications that were previously impossible. The educational program at XPONENTIAL is designed not only to showcase these advancements, but to provide attendees with real-world examples, best practices and smart strategies to leverage the power of unmanned systems in their own organizations.”

– Brian Wynne, AUVSI president and CEO.

Conference Tracks

AUVSI is divided into three tracks:

  • Policy: Airspace, local, state and federal government cooperation, international trade affecting unmanned systems, and regulation of unmanned maritime systems.
  • Technology: Defense technology innovation, drone delivery technology, protecting intellectual property, software development powering unmanned systems and automated vehicle technology development.
  • Business Solutions: Remote sensing, drones in the wireless industry, mapping and imaging, maritime applications for oil and gas, aviation risk management, and managing and protecting data.

The XPONENTIAL 2017 educational program will also include extensive technical sessions supported by white papers and a presentation series on government and defense opportunities for industry engagement. In the exhibit hall, education programs are planned for the Starting Point Theater, Solutions Theater and Poster Sessions area.

There will also be special sessions, such as Women and Diversity in Robotics, and the Startup Showdown live pitch event, featuring new companies that are developing the future of innovation in the industry.

More than 7,000 industry leaders and professionals from more than 55 countries are expected to attend XPONENTIAL 2017. The exhibit hall will showcase more than 650 cutting-edge companies from around the world, representing more than 20 industries.

Keynotes and Host

UAVSI-XPONENTIAL-Keynote-1Keynote speaker Brian Krzanich was appointed chief executive officer of Intel Corporation and elected a member of the board of directors on May 16, 2013. He is the sixth CEO in the company’s history, succeeding Paul S. Otellini.

Krzanich has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Intel, most recently serving as the chief operating officer (COO) since January 2012. As COO, his responsibilities included leading an organization of more than 50,000 employees spanning Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group, Intel Custom Foundry, supply chain operations, the NAND Solutions group, human resources, information technology and Intel’s China strategy.

 

Krzanich began his career at Intel in 1982 in New Mexico as a process engineer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from San Jose State University and has one patent for semiconductor processing. Krzanich is also a member of the board of directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association.


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Keynote speaker Terry McAuliffe is the 72nd Governor of Virginia. Governor McAuliffe’s top priority is building a new Virginia economy. Whether traveling to Bedford or Beijing, Governor McAuliffe is working hard to create and maintain jobs throughout the Commonwealth. To ensure that Virginia remains competitive, the Governor is implementing major economic development initiatives designed to strengthen the Commonwealth’s pro-business climate, ensure efficient investment in world-class infrastructure, and develop a 21st century workforce capable of meeting the needs of emerging businesses and industries.

Through these efforts, Governor McAuliffe and his Administration have helped close more than 800 economic development deals worth more than $14 billion in capital investment—more than $5 billion more than any previous Administration.

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Host Jim Cantore is one of the most recognized faces in weather. Known for his live reports from severe weather events, Cantore embodies the passion and knowledge of The Weather Channel (Weather) that makes him the weather authority viewers turn to when the forecast turns dire.

He has covered every major weather event of the past 30 years, including Hurricanes Katrina and Irene and Superstorm Sandy, solidifying his role and the role of The Weather Channel as the leading source for severe weather coverage. Cantore is well known for his animated, tenacious style, both in the field and in the studio.

As Weather’s storm tracker, Cantore reports tirelessly before, during and after weather events, providing live reports and insights for the network. When not in the field, he covers the latest forecast and weather news on “AMHQ,” weekdays from 6 – 9 a.m. ET. He is also is a frequent contributor to NBC programs such as “Nightly News with Lester Holt” and “TODAY,” as well as for NBC affiliates nationwide and multiple MSNBC shows.

Want to Attend AUVSI XPONENTIAL? Here Are the Details

XPONENTIAL 2017 will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas from May 8 to 11, 2017.

Remember, to enter our giveaway to win 1 of 5 VIP passes just go here.

And don’t forget use the code UAVCOACH to apply a 20% discount when purchasing a conference ticket.

 

Alan Perlman

Founder & CEO

Alan is an FAA-certified drone pilot and founded UAV Coach in 2014 to help connect drone enthusiasts, to provide world-class sUAS industry training courses, and to help push the drone community forward with a focus on safety and commercial opportunities.

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