Agriculture

This panel will focus on the current and emerging uses of drones, automation and robotics technology in production agriculture, with a focus on fresh produce and row crops. Panelists represent significant agricultural enterprises and  leading edge service providers in the Salinas Valley. Panel will be moderated by Dennis Donohue, Innovation Lead at Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology.

Defense/Homeland Security

This panel will focus on the current and emerging uses of drones, automation and robotics technology in national defense and homeland security. Panelists represent leading edge research & development centers in the Monterey Bay region. Panel will be moderated by a national security expert.

Marine/Watershed Management

This panel will focus on the current and emerging uses of drones, automation and robotics technology in research and management of marine and watershed systems. Panelists represent leading edge research & development centers in the Monterey Bay region. Panel will be moderated by a marine/watershed management expert.

Education

This panel will focus on the current and emerging drone, automation and robotics technology education and workforce training programs and curriculum. Panelists represent leading education and workforce training providers in the Monterey Bay region. Panel will be moderated by an education leader.

Urban Air Mobility

This panel will focus on the current and emerging urban air mobility market which stands to significantly affect the way we access inter-city air travel. Panelists represent cutting edge companies in the Monterey Bay region. Panel will be moderated by an air transportation expert.

Airspace Access

This panel will focus on the opportunities and challenges in safely and securely integrating unmanned systems into the National Air Space including a focus on emerging droneport networks. Panelists represent companies focused on solving this complex problem and regulators involved in airspace management. Panel will be moderated by an air transportation expert.

Public Safety

This panel will focus on the opportunities and challenges in using drone, automation & robotics technologies in the public safety space. Panelists represent leading edge companies focused on providing solutions for this important area and practitioners using these new tools. Panel will be moderated by uas public safety expert.

*Panel topics and speakers subject to change.