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2019 UAS Midwest Presentations

Plenary #1 - Aerospace and Defense in Ohio
Joe Zeis, Senior Advisor for Aerospace and Defense, State of Ohio

Plenary #2 – Current Topics in USAF UAS Research: Swarming AI Challenge, UAS “Pitch Day”
Maj. Matt Dillsaver, PhD, Strategy Lead for Unmanned Systems, AFRL (Acting)

Plenary #3 – SkyVision BVLOS Capability Overview
Art Huber, Deputy Director for Operations, Air Force Research Laboratory

Panel – How to Fly BVLOS in Ohio
Moderator:  Tom Franzen, Assistant City Manager, City of Springfield
Richard Fox, Airspace Manager, Ohio UAS Center
Art Huber, Deputy Director of Operations, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Dennis Andersh, Executive Director, WSRI, CEO, WSARC, Co-Lead, Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN)

Breakout Sessions:
Panel #1

UAS Positive ID and Tracking (Counter UAS)
Moderator: Rich Knoll, DDC
Maj. Gen. (Ret) Mark Bartman,  9G Consulting
Bruce Preiss, Black River Systems
John Welsh, FAA
Joe Zeis, State of Ohio

Panel #2
UAS Industry – Capability and Suppliers (Business Panel)
Moderator: Tim Sweeney, JobsOhio
Dr. Andrea Shestopalov, AiRXOS
Frank Beafore, SelectTech
Kevin Fowler, Turnkey Data Solutions

Panel #3
UAS Workforce Pipeline / Academic Programs
Moderator: Dr. Cassie Barlow, SOCHE
Aimee Belanger-Haas, Clark State Community College
Dr. Andrew Shepherd, Sinclair Community College
Lucious Plant, Regional Director, Talent Acquisition, DDC & JobsOhio
Dr. Manish Kumar, Co-Director UAV Master Lab, University of Cincinnati

Panel – Future of Urban Air Mobility / UTM in Ohio
Fred Judson, Director, Ohio UAS Center
Rich Fox, Ohio UAS Center
Sean Calhoun, Resilienx
Shane Campbell, Gannet Fleming
Lisa Peterson, Head of Business Development, AiRXOS

Plenary #4 – AUVSI – Possible future of UAS operations in NAS
Tom McMahon, VP for Advocacy and Public Affairs, AUVSI 

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