Thank you to everyone who participated in Mobility Unmanned 2017 and for making the first conference dedicated solely to addressing government policy, regulation, law and standards for highly automated vehicles across all transportation modes a resounding success!

We’ve received a great deal of positive feedback about the unparalleled program agenda and extraordinary speaker lineup.

The relevance of substantive information shared by each one of our more than 50 speakers and panelists was noteworthy, informative and engaging!

Thank You to Our 2017 Mobility Unmanned Speakers

Doug Davis,  Intel Senior Vice President and General Manager, Automated Driving Group (ADG)

Douglas (Doug) L. Davis is senior vice president and general manager of the Automated Driving Group (ADG) at Intel Corporation. Previously, he was general manager of the Internet of Things (IoT) Group, where he led a worldwide organization responsible for Intel® architecture computing solutions across IoT market segments, including manufacturing, industrial, retail, transportation, smart buildings and homes, aerospace, and many others. Davis started his career at Intel in 1984 as a product engineer in the company’s Military Division, then went on to manage product engineering, manufacturing and operations for the group. Subsequently, he became the operations manager and later general manager for the Embedded Microcomputer Division, and general manager of the Network Processor Division. He was named a business unit vice president in 2003.  Read more…

Senator Mark R.  Warner (D-VA)

Senator Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2008 and reelected to a second term in November 2014. He serves on the Senate Finance, Banking, Budget, and Rules Committees as well as the Select Committee on Intelligence, where he is the Vice Chairman. During his time in the Senate, Senator Warner has established himself as a bipartisan leader who has worked with Republicans and Democrats alike to cut red tape, increase government performance and accountability, and promote private sector innovation and job creation. Senator Warner has been recognized as a national leader in fighting for our military men and women and veterans, and in working to find bipartisan, balanced solutions to address our country’s debt and deficit.  Read more…

Photo of Earl Blumenauer Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

A lifelong resident of Portland, Oregon, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) has devoted his entire career to public service. Through his years as a local official in the Oregon Legislature, Multnomah County Commission, and on Portland’s City Council, Congressman Earl Blumenauer developed a national reputation for his advocacy of public transportation, land use planning, and environmental protection.  Read more…

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI)

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell represents Michigan’s 12th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she has made it a priority to be a voice for the Midwest on issues that matter most to working families. A member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Debbie is a leader on efforts to grow manufacturing, improve access to quality affordable health care, support seniors and veterans and protect the Great Lakes. Recognized as one of the 25 hardest-working Members of Congress, Debbie is focused on forging bipartisan solutions that support Michigan’s working families, including improving long-term care and ushering in the future of the American auto industry.  Read more…

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH)

Since 2007, Congressman Bob Latta has served the people of Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Latta is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee where he plays an intricate role in crafting the nation’s energy, telecommunications, environment, health care, and interstate commerce policy. Latta is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, where he advocates for policies and solutions that focus on jobs and innovation-creating 21st Century Commerce.   Read more…

Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL)

Dan Lipinski is a proud native of Illinois’ Third Congressional District, which includes parts of the southwest side of Chicago, southwest Cook County, and northeastern Will County.  Now in his seventh term, Rep. Lipinski has distinguished himself as a champion of the middle class.  He is a leader on transportation issues, the promotion of American manufacturing, job creation through research and technological innovation, strengthening Buy American laws, restoring fiscal responsibility, and honoring America’s veterans and seniors.  He has earned a reputation as a legislator who brings people together to solve problems, even during historic congressional gridlock.  Read more…

Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO)
Chairman, House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

Congressman Sam Graves is a lifelong resident of Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District. As a small businessman and a sixth-generation family farmer, Sam has spent his life working to make Missouri a better place to live, work, and raise a family. In Congress, Sam serves as Chairman, House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. This committee oversees the development of a national transportation policy and focuses on improving America’s highway system. As chairman, Sam continues to work on behalf of Missouri’s 34,000 highway miles and 10,400 bridges in need of maintenance and repair.  Read more…

Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR)

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden represents the people of Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which includes 20 counties in central, southern, and eastern Oregon. Walden, 60, is a lifelong Oregonian whose ancestors came to Oregon by wagon train in 1845.  In this role as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology,  he worked to pass legislation to grow American jobs by expanding access to wireless broadband, spur new U.S. technology and innovation, and protect the Internet from government control.  Read more…

Terry McAuliffe
Governor,  Commonwealth of Virginia 

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s top priority is building a new Virginia economy. He is bringing thousands of jobs and more than $16 billion in capital investment to communities across the Commonwealth, which is more than any previous governor. In addition, 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.  Read more…

Karen Jackson
Virginia Secretary of Technology

Karen Jackson serves as the Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Commonwealth’s Deputy Secretary of Technology and Vice President of Broadband Programs for the Center for Innovative Technology.  Ms. Jackson serves as a senior advisor to the Governor on technology matters including innovation, data analytics, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and unmanned systems. She is also responsible for overseeing the Commonwealth’s IT infrastructure.  Read more…

Stephen R. Ucci
Rhode Island State Representative

Stephen Ucci is Counsel at Adler Pollock and Sheehan in Providence RI and leads the Government Contracts practice group. Stephen represents a wide range of clients on variety of transactional matters in the US and Internationally. He advises clients on Government Contracting ( US and abroad), anticorruption compliance , organizational conflicts of interest, Government Security Clearance issues, business formation, joint ventures, teaming, financing, cyber security, privacy mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.   Read more…

Michael Auerbach
Senior Vice President
Albright Stonebridge Group

Michael Auerbach is a Senior Vice President at ASG, where he primarily specializes in working with financial services clients and in special projects which provide strategic intelligence, advisory, and risk management services. He previously served as a Vice President at global risk consultancy Control Risks. A dot-com bubble veteran, Mr. Auerbach started his career in technology, running Panopticon Inc., a VC incubator concentrating on internet and mobile technology.  Read more…

David Barton
Draper Aden Associates
Board Member, USAV

A proven leader and innovator with unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also referred to as drones, David will become DAA’s Director of Aerial Services. A native of Chesapeake, he has worked closely with the federal government, military, and private companies on a wide variety of technology, scanning, and UAS/drone projects.

Nat Beuse
Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Mr. Nat Beuse works as the Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  In that role, he is responsible for NHTSA’s vehicle safety research activities which are focused on achieving the agency’s mission of reducing fatalities and injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes.  This includes developing and conducting research on vehicle automation, cybersecurity, vehicle connectivity, and vehicle crash safety.  Results of the research program support Federal motor vehicle safety standards, consumer information programs, guidelines, and advance the state of the art on wide variety of vehicle programs.  He is also responsible for the Vehicle Research and Test Center where a significant amount of laboratory testing and analysis occur.  Prior to this role, Mr. Beuse worked as the Office Director for Crash Avoidance Rulemaking.  Nat has published and presented several technical papers dealing with occupant safety, consumer information, and vehicle design.  Nat received his undergraduate and graduate degree from Marquette University located in Milwaukee, WI.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Jaime Boone
Director, Government Affairs
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Jamie Boone is director of government affairs at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies and which owns and produces CES®  – The Global Stage for Innovation. In her position, Boone serves as an advocate for the consumer technology industry on Capitol Hill, focusing on federal policy related to autonomous vehicles, privacy, drones, the internet of things and encryption. Previously, Boone worked for Congressman Bill Shuster for eight years, where she last served as his deputy chief of staff.

Brendan Bray
Senior Program Manager
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Brendan Bray is a Senior Program Manager for Facilities, Vessels and Aircraft with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.  Brendan is a senior manager who blends strategic and operational perspectives to lead innovation and change in scientific and technical organizations. Throughout his career at NOAA, Mr. Bray has led numerous transformational initiatives from developing cutting-edge mapping products in support of oil spill response and marine debris cleanup to procuring and deploying unmanned systems in support of marine research and conservation in National Marine Sanctuaries.  He also has worked to advance the use of public-private partnerships and cloud computing to foster innovation by making NOAA’s vast environmental data sets more readily accessible.

Michael Cammisa
Vice President, Safety Policy, Connectivity & Technology
American Trucking Associations

Michael Cammisa is the Vice President for Safety Policy, Connectivity & Technology for the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Prior to joining ATA in December of 2016, Mike spent 16 years at the Association of Global Automakers, most recently as senior director of safety and connected vehicles. Mike and his team at ATA work with state and federal officials, trucking companies, truck manufacturers, technology companies and other stakeholders to help shape the regulatory framework for connected and automated vehicles, as well as other vehicle and roadway safety issues.  Read more…

Mina Chang, CEO
Linking the World

As CEO of Linking the World, and with extensive on-the-ground experience including Afghanistan, Somalia, and Iraq, Mina has experienced first-hand the toll conflict and instability takes on vulnerable communities. Mina is an acknowledged thought leader in C/PVE; published in Foreign Policy, Forbes, the Huffington Post, among others, on topics concerning humanitarian aid, development and its role in the context of national security and global stability.   Read more…

 

Colonel Che Bolden, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-7 Modernization and Development, Marine Corps Installations Command

Currently serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-7 Modernization and Development, Marine Corps Installations Command, with over 24 years of service writ-large, including deployments to AFG.  As the A/CS, G7, he provides oversight for modernization and development of Marine Corps Installations. The G-7, or MaD Directorate, seeks to adopt disruptive and innovative processes to build partnerships, foster relationships, and assess MCICOM effectiveness, while seeking hidden and emerging technologies to integrate into future installations design.

Carl “Carlos” Conti
Technical Director
Spatial Integrated Systems

CAPT Carl “Carlos” Conti, USN, Ret, is currently the Technical Director at Spatial Integrated Systems, Inc. He oversees the development of Autonomous Maritime programs aimed at delivering intelligent autonomous systems able to remove people from the dull, dirty, and dangerous work they must perform. He is responsible for integrating robotics and multi-sensor perception into maritime and ground vehicles allowing them to become fully autonomous robots capable of carrying out a multitude of missions. CAPT Conti’s education includes a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University and a M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University.  Read more…

Sean Cushing
HAZON Solutions
Board Chair, USAV

Sean “Flopper” Cushing, CDR USN (ret) brings with him the leadership and experience from his twenty-one year Naval Career flying FA-18 Hornets in combat operations and culminating with his command of “Giant Killer” in Oceana, VA, where he was responsible for over 180 personnel with an annual budget of more than 50 million dollars. He is a graduate of the University of Florida where he was also commissioned into the US Navy. After flight school, Sean was selected for FA-18C “Hornet” training in Jacksonville, FL and went on to lead combat missions in Iraq and Bosnia.  Read more...

Jeff Davis
Senior Fellow and Editor
Eno Transportation Weekly, Eno Center for Transportation

Jeff Davis is a Senior Fellow with the Eno Center for Transportation and is also the Editor of the Eno Transportation Weekly. Mr. Davis came to Washington in 1988 to attend The American University and soon began working on Capitol Hill for the ranking minority member of the House Rules Committee. For six years he worked on a wide variety of legislative, budget process oversight and parliamentary procedure issues.  Read more…

Michael Drobac
Senior Advisor, Federal Public Affairs
McGuireWoods Consulting

Drawing from deep experience in the private and public sector, Michael Drobac’s practice straddles the intersection of technology and public policy. He helps clients from the tech and telecommunications sectors develop messaging to define and execute outreach strategies, while advocating before Congress and federal agencies in support of policy objectives. Michael’s experience working in the private sector — which gave him an understanding of key public policy issues facing the global Internet industry — combined with insights on legislative processes acquired during his years on Capitol Hill, afford him an ability to provide advice informed by both perspectives.  He was recognized by The Hill as one of the top lobbyists of 2016.  Read more…

Michael Dyment
General Partner
ADS Infrastructure Partners, LLC

Mr. Dyment is the Managing Partner of NEXA Capital Partners, an investment banking and corporate finance advisory firm currently active in the aerospace sector.  With four decades of industry experience, Mike is a trusted advisor to institutional investors and top management in the aerospace, transportation and finance sectors. He is also a general partner of ADS Infrastructure Partners, a newly formed investment syndicate focusing on UTM and related infrastructure for the Drone/UAS sector.  He holds a Master of Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Matt Fanelli
Director for Strategy
Skyward

As the Director for Strategy at Skyward, A Verizon company, Matt leads the company’s policy and regulatory efforts by working with the FAA on the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) and on the recent Remote Identification and Tracking ARC as well as serving on numerous UAS committees. Prior to his work on the regulatory front, Matt was general counsel for Skyward and managed all commercial partnerships. He holds bar memberships in Washington and Oregon, and is an active recreational UAS pilot.

Finch Fulton
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy
US Department of Transportation (DOT)

Finch Fulton is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy.
He served as a member of the President’s Transition Team, focusing on Transportation and Infrastructure Policy, and with the Department of Transportation as a Special Advisor to the Secretary on Transportation Policy.He has served in the House of Representatives under Congressman Jim McCrery and Congressman John Fleming, M.D. and in the Senate for Senator Jeff Sessions. In addition, he has worked in public affairs at VOX Global, devising and executing integrated policy and advocacy campaigns.  Read more…

Marke “Hoot” Gibson
Senior Advisor, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

In September 2015, Marke Gibson joined the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the Senior Advisor, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration. He provides executive direction and high level leadership to the FAA with responsibility for oversight of the work related to UAS. In addition, he is responsible for developing and delivering business and strategic plans for enterprise-level UAS initiatives, analyzing integration progress, engaging in scientific and research activities, and maintaining liaison with internal and external stakeholders. Prior to joining the FAA, Mr. Gibson served as the Executive Director of the NextGen Institute (NGI).  Read more…

Chandler Griffin
Senior Director of Technology
Aeronyde

Chandler Griffin is the Director of Technology for Aeronyde Corporation, and Founder of iSENSYS. For over 25 years, Chandler has led the technical development of unmanned systems for civil, industrial, and military applications. He has consulted extensively with US Government agencies, including providing urban search and rescue (USAR) support to FEMA, as well as with the US Military. He has deep expertise in RF technologies, airborne propulsion and power generation, rotary wing design, autopilot integration, payload development, unmanned vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) systems, and more. Chandler is leading the development of Aeronyde’s UAV Autonomy technology, with the goal to make a robust, rigorously-tested automated flight-controller that safely integrates into urban airspace. Based in Melbourne, Florida, Chandler is also an industrial partner to the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue –Texas A&M University.

Greg Guice
Senior Counsel
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Gregory Guice’s practice focuses on legislative and regulatory matters that affect the full spectrum of today’s communications and information technology markets, including network providers (broadband over fiber, cable, wireless, and copper), communications equipment and device manufacturers, and Internet and application providers.  Read more…

Travis Hall
Telecommunications Policy Specialist, Office of Policy Analysis and Development (OPAD), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce

Dr. Travis Hall is a Telecommunications Policy Specialist for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Office of Policy and Development, focusing on Surveillance and Consumer Privacy. His portfolio includes IoT, UAS, and Blockchain, and he recently successfully concluded two privacy multistakeholder processes.  He has a PhD from the Department of Media, Culture and Communication from New York University, and his dissertation research focused on the cultural contexts and histories of state identification programs, specifically those that use bodies as the media of identity (biometrics, tattoos).  He has acted as a consultant for advocacy groups, academic institutes, and private companies on the technical and policy details of identification and the potential impacts of these technologies on privacy rights.  Before joining the Department of Commerce, Travis taught at American University and was a research fellow at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, Germany.  He received his MA in International Communications and BA in International Relations from American University.

Scott C. Herman
Chief of the Prevention Law Division in the Coast Guard Office of Maritime and International Law
United States Coast Guard

Commander Scott C. Herman currently serves the Chief of the Prevention Law Division in the Coast Guard Office of Maritime and International Law (CG-LMI). In this position, Commander Herman leads an exceptional staff of military and civilian attorneys who provide legal advice and counsel to meet the strategic and operational objectives of the Deputy Commandant for Operations (DCO), the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy (CG-5P). Commander Herman’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and various other unit and personal awards including a DHS General Counsel’s Award for Excellence. He has also earned the Navy Surface Warfare Officer designation.

Craig Hoover
Electric and Hybrid Electric Pursuit Leader
GE Aviation

Craig is currently serving as Market Development Leader for advanced all-electric and hybrid-electric propulsion Systems. He is also serving and the industry co-chair of the FAA Advisory Rulemaking Committees (ARC) for integration of UAS into controlled airspace. This follows five years of service on the FAA UAS ARC steering committee and multiple years of developing UAS in the NAS R&D programs with the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center.  Read more…

Heidi King,  Acting Administrator,  NHTSA

Heidi King is the Acting Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. She comes to NHTSA with extensive experience in public safety, innovation, risk management, evidence-based decision-making and law enforcement. An economist and research scientist by training, Ms. King parlayed degrees from California Institute of Technology and University of California, Irvine, and her early experience as a California State Park Ranger into a distinguished career in both government and the private sector.   Read more…

Chris Kucera
Director of Air Operations
AGI

Chris Kucera is an employee of Analytical Graphics, Inc. and the director of air operations for the company. Analytical Graphics is an established software developer with a 28-year history supporting the aerospace community with proven software for planning and analysis of dynamic systems.   Chris has been with Analytical Graphics for 15 years and started his career in Colorado Springs supporting Air Force Space Command. Prior to AGI he worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a consultant to NASA.  Read more…

Cal Lederer
Deputy Judge Advocate General
US Coast Guard

Cal Lederer was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and became Deputy Chief Counsel of the Coast Guard on June 2, 2002. The Secretary of Homeland Security designated him as Deputy Judge Advocate General when the Coast Guard became part of the Department of Homeland Security in March 2003. He advises the leadership of the Coast Guard concerning maritime and international law, claims and litigation, environmental law, general law, legislation, military justice, procurement law, and regulatory and administrative law. In addition to directing over 130 professional staff, including more than 100 judge advocates and civilian counsel in Washington, he supports field legal activities and manages the Coast Guard’s Legal Program.   Read more…

Alan P. Leonardi
Director
NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration & Research

Alan Leonardi leads a team responsible for providing direction to NOAA and the U.S. Department of Commerce in the field of ocean exploration, research, and advanced technology development. A key element in the Office of Ocean Exploration and Research’s portfolio is the expeditionary exploration activities, which combine the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer and high-speed networks and infrastructure for live communications – including high-definition video of the seafloor – to scientists and other audiences ashore. It is the only federal program dedicated to systematic telepresence-enabled exploration of the world ocean.  Read more…

Paul Lewis Vice President, Policy and Finance
Eno Center for Transportation

As Vice President of Policy and Finance at the Eno Center for Transportation. In that capacity, he directs Eno’s policy research programs, including paper development and event organization. Lewis has led policy projects related to federal policy, transportation planning, and transportation governance, including Eno’s Transportation Finance, Freight, and Aviation Working Groups. Lewis has also led research on emerging mobility and automated vehicles. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University and his M.S. Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lisa Malloy
Senior Director of Government Relations
Intel Corporation

Lisa is the Sr. Director of Government Relations for Intel Corporation. She is responsible for advocacy of laws, regulations, and policies to enable Intel’s global business success. As part of Intel’s international trade team, Malloy represents Intel’s interest in promoting a favorable trade environment around the world.  Malloy came to Intel in a communications role to promote Intel’s policy priorities, social impact programs, and technology leadership. Malloy serves as a company spokesperson on legislative issues and develops campaign-style programs to elevate awareness of Intel’s leadership in economic and technology policy.  Read more…

Riccardo Masucci
Global Director of Privacy Policy
Intel Corporation
Riccardo Masucci

Riccardo Masucci focuses on privacy legislation and policy developments across different regions, especially in relation with new technologies such as automated driving, drones, artificial intelligence and blockchain. He works also on cybersecurity issues in Europe. Prior to joining Intel, Riccardo served as policy advisor to Members of the Justice and Home Affairs Committee in the European Parliament.

Kerry Moher
Vice President
Fresh Air Educators

A quintessential problem solver and people person, Kerry is constantly on the move helping agencies and partners identify new opportunities for online education to open the door to outdoors experience. Kerry has sat on NASBLA’s National Education Standards Panel and spoken at conferences around the world about the power of eLearning to improve boating safety education. He holds an MBA from the University of Georgia and is always the first one in the boat, whether it’s an evening trolling for walleye or a weekend trip of whitewater canoeing.

Jessica Monahan

Vice President, Federal Public Affairs
McGuireWoods Consulting

Jessica Monahan focuses her practice on transportation and infrastructure policy, working primarily with trucking, transportation logistics and technology companies. Prior to joining McGuireWoods Consulting, Jessica served as the Associate Legislative Director for transportation policy at the National Association of Counties where she represented the nation’s 3,069 county governments before Congress and the Administration on highway, transit, rail, port and aviation issues. Additionally, Jessica has worked for two former U.S. senators and previously advised local governments, transportation authorities, universities and private companies on a wide variety of political and federal public affairs issues.

Edgar Munoz
CEO
Aeronyde

Edgar Munoz is the co-founder and CEO of Aeronyde Corporation.
A passionate technologist and aerial systems thinker, Edgar is already making waves at a young age. He founded Aeronyde in 2015, with the vision to make UAVs safe and reliable for urban use. Based on Florida’s Space Coast, Aeronyde is developing hardware and software systems for UAVs, with a focus on public service and safety applications. Edgar is a firm proponent of the need for collaboration to drive the UAV industry forward responsibly. He has brokered numerous partnerships for research and development, including with: The State of Virginia, electronics manufacturer JASTech in Seoul, South Korea, and the Global UTM Association (GUTMA) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Prior to founding Aeronyde, Edgar served as Business Development Coordinator for Harris Aerial LLC. Mr. Munoz received his degree in Business Administration and Management from Seminole State College of Florida.

Margaret Nagle
Head of Americas Policy
X

Margaret is the Head of Americas Policy and Government Affairs for X in Washington, DC.  Prior to her time at X, Margaret was the Head of Americas Government Affairs at Yahoo. She’s spent more than 8 years advising technology companies on how to set public policy priorities and work with the U.S. Government to advance and protect their business interests. Prior to her work at Yahoo, Margaret served as the Assistant to the Vice President for Legislative Affairs. She also  served as the Director of Legislative Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget, where she led the Administration’s legislative efforts on budget and appropriation bills.  Margaret spent the first six years of her career on the Senate Budget Committee. Margaret grew up in the District of Columbia a few blocks from the Capitol and still lives in the District with her husband Paul, daughter Anna and step-daughter Agnes.  She graduated from Duke University in 1999 with a BA in Public Policy.

Gary A. Norek
Director, Federal Aviation Administration’s Airspace Services Directorate 

Gary Norek is currently serving as the Director of Airspace Services Directorate within the Air Traffic Organization, Mission Support Services. The scope of responsibility for the director of Airspace Services includes performance based navigation (PBN) and metroplex, environmental and airspace policy, and obstruction evaluation.  Read more…

Robert Pearce
Deputy Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA 

Mr. Pearce is responsible for leading aeronautics research mission strategic planning to guide the conduct of the agency’s aeronautics research and technology programs, as well as leading ARMD portfolio planning and assessments, mission directorate budget development and approval processes, and review and evaluation of all of NASA’saeronautics research mission programs for strategic progress and relevance.   Read more…

Jules Polonetsky
CEO
Future of Privacy Forum

Jules Polonetsky serves as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. FPF is supported by the chief privacy officers of more than 130 leading companies, several foundations, as well as by an advisory board comprised of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on Big Data, Mobile, Location, Apps, the Internet of Things, Wearables, De-Identification, Connected Cars and Student Privacy.  Read more…

Dr. Kelly Regal

Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Dr. Kelly Regal is the Associate Administrator of Research and Information Technology at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  Dr. Regal is responsible for conducting Agency-wide data analysis and research programs, as well as the evaluation and deployment of pilot or emerging technologies dedicated to reducing commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes, injuries, and fatalities.  Dr. Regal has more than 30 years engineering, research and information technology leadership and management experience from the private sector and in the federal government.   Read more…

Ron Repasi
Deputy Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Mr. Repasi is Deputy Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and has over 25 years of experience in managing the nation’s spectrum resources.  He served as Chief of the Satellite Engineering Branch in the International Bureau for several years where he resolved orbit and spectrum sharing issues among competing satellite systems.  He also served for over a decade representing the Commission on the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) involving federal agency access to terrestrial and satellite spectrum.  Throughout his career, Mr. Repasi has represented the Commission as a delegate or spokesperson in various national and international conferences including International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conferences.  He holds a BSEE degree from The George Washington University.

Jon Resnick
Policy Lead
DJI

Jon leads DJI’s policy efforts in Washington DC. Prior to joining DJI, he was a senior television planning editor with the Associated Press, leading news planning for AP’s national elections coverage. Jon spearheaded AP’s program to incorporate drones into professional news-gathering operations. He also played a leadership role in the News Media Coalition which is now conducting formal testing at an FAA sanctioned site.

Glen Russell
Remote Sensing Coordinator
FEMA
Glen Russell is FEMA’s Remote Sensing coordinator, responsible for overseeing imagery collection and interpretation efforts at the Agency. Mr. Russell holds a Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Systems and is a a U.S. Army veteran who also previously worked for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and as the Coast Guard Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Program Manager.

Rear Admiral Michael P. Ryan
Assistant Commandant for Capability U.S. Coast Guard

Rear Admiral Mike Ryan serves as the Assistant Commandant for Capability, and is responsible for identifying and providing capabilities, competencies, and capacity along with developing standards for the staffing, training, equipping, sustaining, maintaining, and employing Coast Guard forces to meet mission requirements. Prior to this, he served as the Executive Assistant to the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard and Executive Director for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS). He also led the Officer Personnel Management (OPM) division at the Personnel Service Center where he directed career actions for the service’s 9000 officers.  Read more…

Michele Satterlund
Co- Founder
Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia

Driven and goal-oriented, Michele has practiced as a lawyer and lobbyist since 2005, building a legislative and legal client portfolio that includes national and international companies in the technology, transportation, and robotic, sectors. With an understanding of how government works, Michele has helped businesses and organizations navigate the complex political processes of government. She is a co-founder of the Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia, and helped successfully pass the nation’s first state-wide law allowing robots on sidewalks.  Read more…

Vince Valdes
Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration, and Innovation
Federal Transit Administration

As the Associate Administrator for FTA’s Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation since 2008, Vincent Valdes leads a group of program managers, transportation specialists and engineers who work on FTA’s critical transit research program. The program provides a forum for transit research at the national level and facilitates the development of innovative transit practices and technologies to support national public transportation.  Read more…


Gregory S. Walden
Senior Advisor & Aviation Counsel
McGuireWoods & Small UAV Coalition

With years of experience in government, private practice and teaching, Gregory Walden is a national authority in the aviation and government ethics spaces. Gregory served as chief counsel of the FAA and as associate deputy attorney general with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was special assistant and counselor to the assistant attorney general of the Civil Division. He also served as associate counsel to President George H.W. Bush as a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and as transition ethics counsel for President-Elect George W. Bush.  Read more…

Christopher Vo, Ph.D.
James Madison University
Board Member, USAV

Christopher Vo is a robotics scientist. During his career, he developed significant technical experience in scalable, robust, and efficient algorithms for artificial intelligence and robot motion planning. He has developed many robots, ranging from humanoids and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), to more recently, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). He currently serves as co-founder and Chief Scientist for Sentien Robotics, a research and development firm focused on autonomous planning, command and control algorithms for ground and aerial robotic systems.  Read more…

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melissa.larsen@worldtek.com

+1 516.945.5812

Registration for Mobility Unmanned includes:

•  Keynotes by leading Senior Level Policymakers and Industry CEOs

•  Networking Receptions and Lunches

•  Panel Discussions and Workshops

Who should attend?

  • Policy makers from: Commerce, Capitol Hill, DHS, DOJ, DOT, FAA, FCC, FTC , GAO, NHTSA, NTSB
  • State and local officials
  • Commercial Operators
  • Manufacturers
  • Technology Providers
  • Academic and Research Institutions
  • Logistics and Service Providers
  • Transportation Providers
  • Associations, Coalitions & Alliances

Be part of the conversation!

MOBILITY UNMANNED’s objective is to facilitate critical dialogue and foster strategic business relationships between industry leaders, commercial operators and key policymakers on autonomous vehicle regulation.

Network and learn!

Hear from senior level policymakers and the industry’s most innovative and influential leaders who will play key roles in shaping future policy that will govern and enable the rapid expansion of unmanned technology into the commercial environment.

Mobility Unmanned will feature thoughtful insight from:

· Administration and Agency Officials
· Members of Congress
· Industry Leaders

Limited Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Contact Melissa Larsen NOW!

Melissa Larsen

Director of Sponsorship Sales,  Mobility Unmanned

WorldTEK Events, LLC

melissa.larsen@worldtek.com

+1 516.945.5812