New England UAS and AAM Summit 2022 Program

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Join us for New England’s UAS and AAM Summit 2022, Scaling Airspace and Autonomy: Impacts on Society and Business, co-hosted by AUVSI New EnglandMassAutonomy, and NDIA New England. Government, industry, and academic leaders from across the country will discuss UAS and AAM progress, opportunities, and obstacles as we develop and implement this critical technology in society and daily life.

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NEW ENGLAND UAS AND AAM SUMMIT 2022
Scaling Airspace and Autonomy: Impacts on Society and Business
DAY 1 | Wednesday, 26 October 2022 | Burlington, MA

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM REGISTRATION
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM EXHIBIT HALL OPEN (Click here for information about this year's Exhibitors.) 
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM BREAKFAST

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
  DR. WASEEM NAQVI
  President, AUVSI New England
  Chief Technology Officer, Raytheon Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  DR. M. ROMAN HACHKOWSKI
  President, NDIA New England
  General Manager, Business Unit, L3Harris KEO
  PAIGE SCOTT REED
  Counsel, MassAutonomy
  Partner, Prince Lobel Tye LLP

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM KEYNOTE
  LT. COL. THOMAS F. MEAGHER
  Division Chief, AFWERX Prime, Division of the Air Force
  Priming the Industry for U.S. Advantage: AFWERX, Agility Prime, Autonomy Prime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM COMMERCIAL BREAK & NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM SESSION 1
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM KEYNOTE
  DR. JAVIER de LUIS
  Aerospace Consultant
  Implications of Autonomy in Civil Air Travel
  DR. JOHN BASL
  Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University
  Building an Ethical Framework for Autonomous Systems
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  PANEL DISCUSSION | Ethics in AI and Autonomous Systems
  As more and more air vehicles incorporate automation, autonomy, and AI that aim to ease operator burden, the responsibility of engineers to consider the ethics of these new features increases. In this panel, we will consider how engineers integrate ethics into the full product development lifecycle. A focus will be on the impact of Autonomy and AI in intelligent system development and on human interaction with autonomous systems, with a discussion on ways to handle the human element of machine-based decision-making.
  Moderator: MATTHEW KLING
  Vice President of Intelligent Systems, MatrixSpace, Inc.
  MATT GEORGE
  Chief Executive Officer, Merlin Labs
  DR. PETER J. HANSEN
  Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  GREGORY L. WATERS
  Founder and Executive Chair, MatrixSpace, Inc.
  CAPT. VICTOR "SALSA" LOPEZ
  AFWERX Spark

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM LUNCH

12:45 PM - 1:20 PM LUNCHTIME KEYNOTE REMARKS (previously recorded)
  THE HONORABLE VOLODOMYR HAVROLOV
  Ukraine Deputy Minister of Defense
  Overview of the Conditions on the Ground in Ukraine and the Strategic Need for UAS, Following Seven Months of the Conflict 

1:20 PM - 1:45 PM CUAS UPDATE
  DR. CATHY CAHILL
  Director, Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
  Alaska and New England - Solving Similar Drone Challenges a Continent Apart

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM KEYNOTE 
  LINDA W. HAINES
  Force Protection Division Chief, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Program Executive Office Digital, Hanscom Air Force Base
  Air Force Force Protection: Spearheading Airspace Domain Awareness
  SCOTT NEWBERN
  Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, AeroVironment, Inc.
  Lessons Learned Deploying Drones in Ukraine

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM PITCHFEST & BREAK
  Government, non-profit, university, and start-up innovators “pitch” short presentations about their UAS and AAM-related services, research, needs, and innovations.

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM SESSION 2
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM KEYNOTE
  COL. BLAKE STONE
  Strategy and Policy Division, United States Army Joint C-sUAS Office
  Understanding Policy Implications of UAS Threats
  NICK WASINGER
  Counter Small UAS Lead Engineer, United States Air Force
  Consolidating Air Force CsUAS System Development in Massachusetts
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION | Airspace Security
  As the number of drones continues to increase, both commercially and for militaries around the world, the use of drones by potential bad actors is also on the rise. This year the world is witnessing drones in Ukraine being employed both offensively and defensively by both sides. The widely-broadcast images from Ukraine demonstrate the challenge in securing our airspace and protecting people and assets in the air and on the ground and hold many lessons for airspace security and Counter-UAS technologies and operations. This panel will discuss what we are learning about the real use of drones as weapons, as surveillance or intelligence gathering tools, and what new issues our local, state, federal, and military agencies should consider for ensuring the safe use of U.S. airspace.
  Moderator: ELIZABETH SOLTYS
  Intelligence and Space Director of the Advanced Air Mobility / Uncrewed Aircraft System Traffic Management Global Campaign, Raytheon Technologies
  TONYA D. COULTAS
  Deputy Associate Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials Safety, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 
  DR. JEFFREY DECARLO
  Administrator, Aeronautics Division, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)
  MICHAEL TIERNEY
  Portfolio Manager, DHS S&D, MITRE

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM RECAP & CLOSING REMARKS
  DR. WASEEM NAQVI
  President, AUVSI New England
  Chief Technology Officer, Raytheon Unmanned Vehicle Systems

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM RECEPTION
  Meet the exhibitors, see the drones flying in the net, visit the anechoic chamber, or network with your friends and colleagues. Join us for an excellent opportunity to engage with the day's speakers and other leaders in the industry.

 

NEW ENGLAND UAS AND AAM SUMMIT 2022
Scaling Airspace and Autonomy: Impacts on Society and Business
DAY 2 | Thursday, 27 October 2022 | Burlington, MA

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM REGISTRATION
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM EXHIBIT HALL OPEN (Click here for information about this year's Exhibitors.)
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM BREAKFAST

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
  DR. WASEEM NAQVI
  President, AUVSI New England
  Chief Technology Officer, Raytheon Unmanned Vehicle Systems

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM KEYNOTE
  ROBERT A. PEARCE
  Associate Administrator, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD)
  NASA's Path for UAS and AAM Technologies
  ABBY SMITH
  Deputy Executive Director, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Office, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  FAA's Path for UAS Integration

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM COMMERCIAL BREAK & NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM SESSION 3
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM FIRESIDE CHAT | Drone Operations and Market Activity Growth to Support First Responders
  Moderator: LORI DEMATTEIS
  Chief Revenue Officer, MatrixSpace, Inc.
  DAVID MICHELSON
  Project Manager, Blue UAS Program, Defense Innovation Unit
  RET. CAPT. DAVID CAMERON
  Reserve Police Officer and UAS Program Manager, City of Campbell, California
  SGT. DET. CARL BLANDO
  UAS Manager, Homeland Security Unit, Boston Police Department
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  PANEL DISCUSSION | Autonomy and BVLOS - Technology Driving Economic Value in the New England Area
  Why is BVLOS so significant for unlocking drone operations? Removing the visual observer requirement will significantly affect local economies – across private and public activities. From deliveries and inspections to public safety and search and rescue, the economic value of autonomous flight is not some far-off vision. It also generates new jobs, better services, and new approaches to some tasks that were previously impossible.  This panel looks at real-world examples of how drones are already unlocking value, reducing costs, and providing faster, more efficient services across a range of community activities. It also looks at the future and how we can continue to unlock this significant potential at a local level. 
  Moderator: DR. SCOTT A. UEBELHART
  Chief Scientist, Aeronautics Division Drone Program, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) 
  NANCY CHRISMAN
  Strategic Account Director - Unmanned Systems, Crown Castle
  ROBERT KNOCHENHAUER
  Director of Regulatory Affairs, Censys Technologies
  DR. WESLEY A. OLSON
  Group Leader, Surveillance Systems Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  YOTAM AVRAHAMI
  Leader, Commercial and Private Public Partnerships, Intelligent Transportation, Deloitte

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM LUNCH

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM FIRESIDE CHAT | Future of Mobility: Global Perspectives on UAS, AAM, and Autonomy
  DR. WASEEM NAQVI
  Chief Technology Officer, Raytheon Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  MELDON WOLFGANG 
  Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM COMMERCIAL BREAK & DEMONSTRATION OPPORTUNITY

2:45 PM - 4:45 PM SESSION 4
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM KEYNOTE | Integrating AAM into Communities
  MAYOR JARED C. NICHOLSON
  Mayor of the City of Lynn, Massachusetts
  Vertiport Considerations from the Local Perspective
  NANCY MENDONCA
  Deputy, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) Mission Integration Office (AMIO), NASA
  Community Integration of AAM: Path Forward
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM PANEL DISCUSSION | Challenges and Opportunities From Across the Vertiport Stakeholder Map
  "Vertiports" and ground infrastructure are needed to realize the vision of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) that delivers people and goods to places conveniently, affordably, and safely. Achieving effective vertiport design and operations is a highly integrative problem that requires coordination across aircraft manufacturers, fleet operators, vertiport developers, and the local community. This panel will explore where requirements across the vertiport value chain interact and conflict and what opportunities vertiport development presents.
  Moderator: TERRENCE MCKENNA
  Chief Technologist, Aeronautics Division Drone Program, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)
  DAVID ROTTBLATT
  Vice President of Business Development, Eve Urban Air Mobility
  PARKER VASCIK
  Senior Product Engineer, Xwing
  GLORIA BOUILLON
  Airport Director, Beverly Airport
  ADDISON FERRELL
  Director of Infrastructure and Head of Americas, Skyports, Inc.

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM CLOSING REMARKS
  DR. WASEEM NAQVI
  President, AUVSI New England
  Chief Technology Officer, Raytheon Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  DR. M. ROMAN HACHKOWSKI
  President, NDIA New England
  PAIGE SCOTT REED
  Counsel, MassAutonomy
  Partner, Prince Lobel Tye LLP

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM POST-SUMMIT NETWORKING HOUR
  Relax after the summit and network with your friends and colleagues.

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