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
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. ROMAN HACHKOWSKI
  President, NDIA New England
  PAIGE SCOTT REED
  Counsel, MassAutonomy
  Partner, Prince Lobel Tye LLP

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM KEYNOTE | Department of Defense
  COL NATHAN P. DILLER
  Director, AFWERX, United States 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 | Autonomy in Crewed Vehicles
  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 Autonomous Systems, MatrixSpace, Inc.
  MATT GEORGE
  Chief Executive Officer, Merlin Labs
  DR. PETER HANSEN
  Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  GREGORY L. WATERS
  Founder, CEO, and Director, MatrixSpace, Inc.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM LUNCH

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM PITCHFEST
  Government, non-profit, university, and start-up innovators “pitch” short presentations about their UAS and AAM-related services, research, needs, and innovations.

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM KEYNOTE | The Proliferation of UAS as Seen in Ukraine
  CHARLIE DEAN
  Vice President of Global Business Development, Sales, and Marketing, AeroVironment, Inc.
  "Lessons Learned Deploying Drones in Ukraine"
  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"

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM COMMERCIAL BREAK + NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM SESSION 2
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM KEYNOTE | Counter-UAS and Airspace Security
  BLAKE STONE
  Strategy and Policy Division, U.S. Army Joint C-sUAS Office
  "Understanding and Mitigating UAS Threats"
  DR. JEFFREY DECARLO
  Administrator, Aeronautics Division, Massachusetts Department of Technology (MassDOT)
  "Ensuring Airspace Safety Across Massachusetts Airports: A State Perspective"
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 US 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, FAA 
  STEPHANIE SIEGMANN
  Litigation Partner, Chair of the International Trade and Global Security Group, and Co-Chair of the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Group, Hinkley Allen
  RODOLFO CUEVAS
  Counter UAS (C-UAS) Program Lead, Aeronautics Division, Massachusetts Department of Technology (MassDOT) 

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
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 | FAA and NASA Perspectives on Enabling Technologies
  ROBERT A. PEARCE
  Associate Administrator, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD)
  "NASA's Roadmap for UAS and AAM Technologies"
  ABIGAIL A. SMITH
  Deputy Executive Director, AUS-2, UAS Integration Office, FAA
  "FAA's Roadmap 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 KEYNOTE | Enablers
  BRANDON KARR
  Police Officer, Pearland (TX) Police Department
  National sUAS SME for Public Safety Applications
  Chair, Gulf Coast Regional Public Safety Unmanned Response Team
  "First Responder Lessons Learned"
  DAVID MICHELSON
  Project Manager, Blue UAS Program, Defense Innovation Unit
  "Stimulating a Blue sUAS Market: Leveraging Commercial Technologies in the Defense World"
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. 
  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
  DR. SCOTT UEBELHART
  Chief Scientist, Aeronautics Division Drone Program, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) 

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM LUNCH

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM KEYNOTE: Future of Mobility
  MELDON WOLFGANG (Invited)
  Managing Director and Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
  "Global Perspectives on UAS, AAM, and Autonomy"

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 NICHOLSON
  Mayor, 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)
  KRIS CARTER
  Chair, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston
  DAVID ROTTBLATT
  Vice President of Business Development, Eve Urban Air Mobility
  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. 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
  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.

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New England UAS and AAM Summit 2022

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