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Energy Drone Coalition

Workshop: Launching Drone Program – EDC 2017

Workshop: $199*

*Discounts are applicable if registering for multiple items. Discounted pricing will be reflected during the registration process.

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

How-To Launch & Scale Your Energy UAS Operations

Location: Champions 1 & 2

Join our experts who have real-world experience building drone operations for their energy companies, advising multiple energy companies on how to build and scale their UAV energy projects and have the latest intel on what risks to avoid or manage in the drone regulatory framework.

These leaders can help you efficiently and safely determine the best strategy and tactical methods for launching and integrating drones for your surveying, mapping and inspection operations for oil & gas, power, chemical and mining facilities.

You will learn:

  • In-House versus Outsource Pros and Cons
  • Vendor Selection Procedures
  • Certifications / Standards Requirements
  • Insurance and Risk Management Strategies and Must-Have Coverage
  • Building Flight Operations
  • Plans
  • Procedures
  • Drone Legal / Regulatory from the Federal, State and Local Levels: What You Need to Know
  • Financial
  • Business Cases and How to Build Them
  • ROI

Harrison Wolf, UAS Policy & Safety Expert / Standards / Program Development, Wolf UAS LLC
Sean Pribyl, Associate, Blank Rome LLP

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM

Welcome Address

1:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Keynote: Enterprise Ready, Energy Asset Owners UAS Ops Roundtable

Hear directly from our panel of major energy end users & drone operators from the oil & gas and power markets on how they are building, scaling and integrating UAVs into their energy operations. How far has the drone market developed for energy companies, and what challenges and solutions do we need to get to the next level?

  • Best Practices and Lessons Learned
  • Launching and Scaling Your Energy UAV Ops
  • In-House versus Outsource Drone Operations
  • How Are They Building the Business Case for Management?
  • Insurance / Risk Management
  • Safety, Security and Privacy Issues for UAVs Near Critical Infrastructure
  • Challenges of Being an Early UAV Adopter

Co-Chair: Landon Phillips, COO, DataWing Global
Co-Chair & Moderator: Jacob Velky, Strategic Demand Planner, Supply Chain Strategy, Duke Energy
Rodney Gaddy, VP Administrative Services, Duke Energy

3:00 PM - 6:30 PM