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Energy Industry UAV & Robotics Expert Speakers Announced for 2019 Energy Drone & Robotics Summit

Energy Industry UAV & Robotics Expert Speakers Announced for 2019 Energy Drone & Robotics Summit

Posted By: InnovateEnergy Exclusive.

The Energy Drone & Robotics Summit, taking place June 12-13 (with additional workshops June 10 – 11) at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott in Texas, is excited to announce its speaker roster for 2019.

Over the span of two days, the Summit will feature 100+ energy UAV / robotics speakers from around the globe sharing their expertise and experiences during keynotes, mega panels, breakout session streams and roundtables, as well as learning lab presentations on the expanded expo floor.

A few highlights from the conference’s extensive speaker lineup include:

  • Larry Barnard, UAS Coordinator, Chevron
  • Jill Brown, Senior Technical Manager, Honeywell
  • Kerry Fleming, Airspace Security Specialist, FAA
  • Mark Hutcherson, Director, Operations Excellence – Knowledge / Innovation Lead – UAS Advisory Team, ConocoPhillips
  • Tracy Lamb, VP of Regulatory and Safety Affairs & Chief Pilot, AUVSI
  • James Pierce, Supervisor UAS Operations, Ameren
  • Martin Robinson, Global Robotic Systems Engineer, Dow
  • Jacob Velky, Manager, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Duke Energy
  • Barrett Walker, Manager UAS Program, Cheniere
  • Dustin Waller Sr., UAS Analyst / Developer / Photogrammetrist, Anadarko Petroleum
  • George Williamson, Manager Upstream Engineering, BP
  • Wayne Rodieck, Corporate Spatial Data Manager, Anadarko
  • John McClain, Security Specialist / Chief UAS Pilot, Shell
  • Tony Cinson, Senior Technical Leader, EPRI
  • Heath McLemore, Data Systems Engineer, NextEra
  • Dean Barefield, UAS Program Manager, Southern Company

“We are thrilled to have such a great group of industry experts on board to share their first-hand insight on the successful integration and expansion of drone and robotics programs in their energy operations,” said Sean Guerre, Director, Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition, powered by InnovateEnergy. “As the Summit continues to rapidly expand each year, we will continue to facilitate the collaboration of the best minds to help advance the industry.”

Attendees include over 1,000 energy and engineering leaders in drones & robotics from companies including Ameren, Duke, BP, Dow, Chevron, BP, Southern Company, Cheniere, AES, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Anadarko, FPL- Florida Power & Light, Xcel Energy, Eni Petroleum and many more.

The entire Energy Drone & Robotics Summit agenda and registration details are available at

For information on getting involved with the Energy Drone & Robotics communities to showcase use cases or display technology and services, view available opportunities here.