Going to Commercial UAV Expo in Vegas? Check out these Booths, Speakers and Sponsors

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Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas next week looks to be one of the best drone events of the year – where attendees are guaranteed to meet current and potential friends, sponsors, clients, and partners.  The event is being held at The Westgate Resort, Las Vegas,  USA from October 28 – 30th

While you’re there, stop by these booths to meet some of DRONELIFE’s friends, partners and sponsors that you may have read about here.  (Please confirm the dates and times of the sessions as these are subject to change and we don’t want you to go to the wrong place.). And be sure to say hi to Miriam, our Editor-in-Chief, who will be covering the show!


CompTIA:  Booth 233

CompTIA is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 50 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. https://www.comptia.org/


DroneDeploy: Booth 833

DroneDeploy is the leading cloud software platform for commercial drones, and is making the power of aerial data accessible and productive for everyone. Trusted by leading brands globally, DroneDeploy is transforming the way businesses leverage drones and aerial data across industries, including agriculture, construction, mining, inspection and surveying. Simple by design, DroneDeploy enables professional-grade imagery and analysis, 3D modeling and more from any drone on any device.

In addition,  CEO Mike Winn  will be on the panel for UAS Insights and Strategies for Success in the Current Marketplace on Tuesday Oct. 29th from 9:00 to 10:45 am in Pavilion 1-3.  (see more on Mike below).


Gremsy: Booth 1031

Established in 2011, Gremsy is a leading global brand of the camera stabilizer. Since its establishment, Gremsy has focused on R&D to release high-grade quality products like Gremsy T3, Gremsy S1, and Pixy, …to meet rigorous demands not only for commercial uses but also for enterprise solutions.

Combined with engineers with over 8-year expertise in gimbal designing and with great passion for pushing the limit to be a crucial component of the drone systems, Gremsy continues launching new compact gimbals to carry different sensors.

Besides presenting the latest gimbals at this Commercial UAV show, Gremsy team is excited to discuss with valued clients for their customized gimbals projects.

Check out their new gimbal, the PixyU , that is designed to work with a number of different air frames.


FLIR Systems:  Booth 925

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, medical and life science, traffic, biometric, GIS, and people counting applications.

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems. Our products improve the way people interact with the world around them, enhance public safety and well-being, increase energy efficiency, and enable healthy and entertained communities.

Randall Warnas who runs FLIR global drone business is speaking at the Energy – Vertical Breakout Session on Tuesday October 29th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in Pavilion 3.  (see more on Randall below).

They recently announced the FLIR Muve C360 which helps detect the presence of gas.


Pix4D: Booth 431

Pix4D is a dynamic and rapidly expanding software company with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and local offices in San Francisco, Shanghai and Berlin. The company develops a line of end-to-end mapping solutions which convert images into georeferenced maps and models. Using advanced algorithms based on computer vision and photogrammetry, Pix4D offers survey-grade accuracy, as well as a unique bundle of desktop and cloud processing.





SimActive: Booth 310

SimActive is the developer of Correlator3D™ software, a patented end-to-end photogrammetry solution for the generation of high-quality geospatial data from satellite and aerial imagery, including UAVs. Correlator3D™ performs aerial triangulation (AT) and produces dense digital surface models (DSM), digital terrain models (DTM), point clouds, orthomosaics and vectorized 3D features. Powered by GPU technology and multi-core CPUs, Correlator3D™ ensures matchless processing speed to support rapid production of large datasets. SimActive has been selling Correlator3D™ to leading mapping firms and government organizations around the world, offering cutting-edge photogrammetry software backed by exceptional customer support. For more information, visit www.simactive.com.

Speakers we think are worth seeing (some are partners, others just our industry heroes):

Dyan  Gibbons, CEO Trumbull Unmanned:  Tuesday October 29 from 4:30-5:45 pm Conference Room 12-14

Dyan attended the Air Force Academy, where she was a member of the Air Force Parachute team and learned to fly. After studying engineering, she served as an Acquisitions Officer. While managing cruise missiles, a type of unmanned aircraft, she earned her MBA. Dyan then supported Air Force One and Global Hawk UAS engineering and logistics. Her PhD research in UAS/drones, RFID, wireless systems, computer vision and the promotion of hydrocarbon sequestration from a UAV led Dyan to the energy sector and being selected as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2015-2016).  (See our profile of Dyan here to be inspired.)

David Hose, CEO AirMap:

David Hose is a seasoned technology leader and entrepreneur. Prior to joining the AirMap team, David was the Interim CEO of Rhapsody, International; Chief Development Officer and SVP of Openwave Systems; and founder and CEO of Signalsoft, a pioneer in the development of location-based services for mobile phones. David has more than 35 years of experience in technology, serving as founder, CEO, investor, board member, and advisor for more than 40 companies over the course of his career.  (See a profile of David here.)

Amit Ganjoo, CEO Anra Technologies:  Amit is speaking at both the Drone Industries Visionary and the UAS Traffic Management (UTM) Updates and Progress.

Amit Ganjoo is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of ANRA Technologies, an Award Winning UTM Software Company headquartered in Washington, DC with global operations. Amit has over 20 years of aviation, telecom and wireless experience in both the federal and the commercial space.  He is an engineer, a licensed pilot, following a lifelong passion in aviation and builds experimental aircraft.  He was the Director of Engineering at Ericsson Federal, providing telecom solutions to Federal Government, where he was the recipient of the Athena Award. Deployed as part of the Expeditionary Strike Group, he was chief system architect for Navy 4G LTE Sea Pilot, delivering a one of a kind turn-key, secure, unmanned airborne/afloat autonomous 4G LTE Network with applications to directly support the war fighter.  He architected the first ever approved classified security architecture for 4G LTE in line with NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) framework, approved for operational deployment in DoD in 2012. Amit is an adjunct professor at the George Mason University and shares his passion for engineering by teaching in the School of Engineering and volunteers at a local Maker Space in the D.C. area.  (See Amit make the concepts of UTM clear here.)

Marc Kegelaers, CEO Unifly:

High profile, quadri-lingual executive with a formal education in Engineering, Business Administration and Aviation. Started his career in the product management department of a multinational (GTE). Over the years, he has gone through the stages of Product Management, International Sales, Key Account Management, Sales Director, General Manager, Chief Executive and Business Owner in a range of sectors: Network management, IT security, Aviation, Telecommunications.

Richard Lopez, Hansel Phelps Construction:  Lopez runs the drone program for Hensel Phelps Construction Co. which has one of the first FAA exemptions with help from Parazero systems.

Richard Lopez is a Virtual Design and Construction Manager with Hensel Phelps Construction Co., an employee-owned company that over the last 80 years has grown to be one of the nation’s most recognized general contractors, serving both public and private clients. Richard leads the implementation of new sUAS technology, software, and advancements at Hensel Phelps to increase efficiency and safety on the jobsite while providing valuable information for forecasting, recordkeeping, and as part of the procurement effort.

Lisa Murray, Group Director – Diversified Communications:

Lisa Murray is the director of a group of technology events and media at Diversified Communications, a global event organizer with a dozen offices across the world operating in a variety of business areas. In her role, Ms. Murray oversees Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Commercial UAV Expo Europe, Commercial UAV News and International Lidar Mapping Forum. These market-leading events and media provide professionals access to the education and technology that help them make the best business decisions and connect vendors with qualified buyers. Vertical markets include Surveying & Mapping; Construction; Infrastructure & Transportation; Energy & Utilities; Mining & Aggregates; Forestry & Agriculture; Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Response.

Douglas Spotted Eagle, Sundance Media:

Douglas Spotted Eagle is a giant in the video and audio industries, having received Grammy, Emmy, DuPont, Peabody, and many other awards. Douglas is a primary instructor and industry consultant for Sundance Media Group, Inc. and VASST, authoring several books and DVDs and serving as an advisor and guide for videographers, software manufacturers and broadcasters. Douglas is a well-known musician and a world-travelled speaker/instructor. Douglas now focuses his energy and experience within the UAV/sUAS industry. Skydiving since 2006 and instructing UAS since 2012, Douglas is an accomplished aerial photographer who thrives in the adrenaline-filled world of fast-action videography. Appointed as a Safety and Training Advisor in the aviation world, he is a risk management/mitigation subject matter expert. Douglas is an audio and imaging pro with numerous awards for his productions; with an intimate knowledge of the FAA FARs and FSIMs, Douglas’ vision is to incorporate his years of imaging and aviation experience into best-practices for everything drone/UAV/UAS. Douglas is a frequent (and dynamic!) speaker and consults on UAV cinematography, commercial and infrastructural UAV applications, UAV risk management, night UAV flight, aerial security systems, and 107 training to ensure pilots clearly understand the FAA laws.

Randall Warnas, FLIR:

Randall is speaking at the Energy – Vertical Breakout Session on Tuesday October 29th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in Pavilion 3.

Randall manages FLIR’s sUAS business globally, and has a singularly unique perspective of the drone industry. From pioneering drone retail in 2014, he went on to develop the initial stages and foundation of DJI’s Enterprise business. Now working for FLIR, he has engaged with tens of thousands of end-users in both the consumer and commercial space, helped consult and develop hundreds of business around the use of drones, and has worked with most drone manufacturers, software providers, and industrial service companies.
Through interfacing with such a wide variety of participants in the drone space, Randall uses this lens to help grow and promote the industry throughout the world. With aerial thermal imaging being one of the most proven applications of drones in the commercial space, his exposure to a variety of use-cases allows him to evaluate and validate potential opportunities with this technology.

Mike Winn, CEO DroneDeploy:  Co-Founder and CEO of DroneDeploy will be on the panel for UAS Insights and Strategies for Success in the Current Marketplace.

Mike Winn is the co-founder and CEO of DroneDeploy, where he is responsible for overall strategic direction, management and growth. Winn completed his undergraduate degree in Economics and Maths at Rhodes University. Before starting DroneDeploy, he held sales and technical positions at Google and co-founded Zoomatelo, a web-service that facilitated carpooling in large organizations and communities through closed social networks. In his spare time, you can find him reading or flying RC helicopters and drones.

Gretchen West, CEO Schiebel Aircraft:

Gretchen West is the new CEO of Schiebel Aircraft.  Gretchen took the top spot at Schiebel this year, following her time at law firm Hogan Lovells as a Senior Advisor for Innovation and Technology, during which she co-founded drone advocacy group, Commercial Drone Alliance.  (See our profile of Gretchen here.)







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