Prior Speakers Included


Industry Keynote

Erik Grant, Engineering Fellow, Business Area Chief Engineer, Defense and Civil Solutions, Intelligence, Information & Services, Raytheon 

DoD Keynote

CDR Loren Jacobi, USN, Commanding Officer, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23, “Wildcards” (HSC-23)

CDR Chad Thompson, USCG, Chief, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Division, USCG (CG-7114)


Colonel Scott Anderson, USA, Project Manager Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Program Executive Office for Aviation, Redstone Arsenal


Lt Col John X, USAF, Air Expeditionary WingDirector of Staff, 432d Wing, Creech Air Force Base

Rick Lober, Vice President and General Manager, Hughes Defense & Intelligence Systems

Captain (USN-ret) George Galdorisi, Dir., Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific)

Michael Lyons, Global Hawk Customer Engagement and Business Development
Global Hawk Program, Autonomous Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Mark Cole, Director, ISR & UAS Requirements, Lockheed Martin Skunks Works

Darrin Husmann, Science,Technology & Innovation Division, US Southern Command

Dr. N. Andrew Browning, Program Director of Autonomy, AeroVironment 

Stephen P. Luxion, Col (Ret) “LUX”, Executive Director, ASSURE FAA Center of Excellence for UAS

Mark Dombroff, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Dr. Andrew MacDonald, Senior Business Development Account Executive, Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems, Inc.

Michael O’Shea, FAA Aviation Safety, PM Public UAS Safety & Integration  (AUS-400), UAS Integration Office

Senior Representative, USAF, Company Commander, 163d Operations Group, March Air Force Base

Dr. Parimal Kopardekar, Director, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI)

LtCol Noah “Spool” Spataro, USMC, Commanding Officer, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 and Capt Warren “JuCo” Choi, USMC, UAS Operational Test Director, VMX-1





Col (USA-ret) Courtney Cote, Dir., Naval Programs and UAS, Science and Engineering Services (SES)


Mr. Robert Mar and Mr. Reed Robinson, Autonomy Research Arena,
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWC)

David Sharpin, CEO, Auterion, Government Solutions, Inc

Garrett Smith, CEO, REVEAL

Ted Lindsley, CEO, SqwaQ

Captain (USN-ret) Ted Venable, CNT/UAS Program  Manager at Commander, U.S. Fourth Fleet Counter Illicit Trafficking PM (COMUSNAVSO/C4F)

Paul Leonard, Assistant Federal Security Director, San Diego Intl Airport, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Timothy Bleakley, Engineering Supervisor, UAS Civil Airspace Integration, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. Inc.

Capt Megan Vanhorn, AQ Ventures Contract Strategy Lead, SAF-AQ, AQ DEL