Energy Industry UAV & Robotics Expert Speakers Announced for 2018 Energy Drone Coalition Summit

Houston, Texas, May 29, 2018 – The Energy Drone Coalition is excited to announce its lineup of speakers for the 2nd annual Energy Drone Summit, which will be held in Houston, Texas on June 20-21 (with additional workshops on June 19) at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The 2018 Summit features two days of keynotes, conference sessions and mega panels with expert speakers from leading energy companies from around the world. Among the growing list of speakers are CEOs of international energy companies, global power experts and leaders of UAS technology.

Some highlights from the conference’s extensive speaker lineup include:

  • Roy Brown, Director of Emerging Technology, Advisian
  • Linda Ziemba, CEO, AeroDefense
  • Chip Johnson, Co-Founder, Airview Consulting
  • Derek Lyons, Airview Consulting
  • Amit Ganjoo, Founder & CEO, ANRA Technologies
  • Sam Minifie, Policy Advisor, Midstream & Industry Operations, API – American Petroleum Institute
  • Jennifer Player, Director of Technologies, Ardenna
  • Dave Truch, Technology Director, Digital Innovation Organization, BP
  • George Williamson, Manager, Upstream Engineering, BP
  • Pierce Prater, Service Consultant Supervisor, Power Delivery Solutions, Centerpoint Energy
  • Barrett Walker, Manager sUAS Services, Cheniere Energy
  • Justin Adams, President, CRASAR
  • Patrick Saracco, VP Technology Solutions, Cyberhawk
  • Landon Phillips, COO, DataWing Global
  • Chris Korody, Founder,
  • Jacob Velky, Manager, Unmanned Systems, Duke Energy
  • Tony Cinson, Senior Technical Leader, EPRI – Electric Power Research Institute
  • Randall Warnas, Global sUAS Segment Leader, FLIR
  • Marc Gandillon, Manager, Flyability
  • Tim Bean, CEO, Fortem Technologies
  • Mike Blades, Research Director, Frost & Sullivan
  • Dave Culler, CEO & Co-Founder, Hazon Solutions
  • Ed Hine, Vice President, Hazon Solutions
  • Paul Allen, Director, Insitu
  • Anil Nanduri, VP & GM Drone Group, Intel
  • Mark Dombroff, Partner, LeClair Ryan
  • Jerry Hendrix, Executive Director, Lone Star UAS
  • David Tran, CEO, Optelos
  • Pat Lohman, VP Energy, PrecisionHawk
  • Trent Casi, Energy Solutions Manager, Pix4D
  • Christine Asaro, Project Advisor for Electric Distribution and UAS, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Drew Smith, Engineer, Sempra Energy
  • John McClain, Chief UAS Pilot, Shell
  • Gary Schiebe, Security Manager, Shell
  • Matt Fanelli, Director of Strategy, Skyward
  • Brady Cass, Capture Management, SRC Gryphon Sensors
  • Andrew Tormey, Business Development Manager, SRC Gryphon Sensors
  • Josh Olds, VP Operations, USI – Unmanned Safety Institute
  • Michael Wilson, Director of Operations – UAS, USI – Unmanned Safety Institute
  • Travis Moran, VP Operations, Weilund North America
  • Mitch Droz, Co-Owner & VP Operations, Wolf UAS
  • Eileen Lockhart, UAS Program Manager, Xcel Energy

“We are thrilled to have such a great group of industry experts on board to share their first hand insight on the successful integration of drones and robotics in their energy operations,” said Sean Guerre, Director, Energy Drone Coalition, powered by InnovateEnergy. “We look forward to the collaboration of the best minds to help advance the industry.”

The Energy Drone Coalition is a forum dedicated to launching, growing and scaling enterprise UAV/Robotics operations in energy companies worldwide by bringing together the major rapidly growing segments within the UAV/AUV/Robotics ecosystem with the energy industrial complex asset owners and end users. The agenda for the two day, information-packed Energy Drone Summit is designed to provide participants the opportunity to gain vital insights and best practices within the fields of UAV, robotics and AI.

This is the only event exclusively focused on the business and technology of UAVs/Robotics (aerial, ground/surface & subsea) in energy operations.

Attendees include energy asset owners and leaders from companies such as AFPM, Anadarko, API, AT&T, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Bechtel, BP America Inc., CenterPoint Energy, Cheniere Energy, Inc., Chevron, ConocoPhillips, CPS Energy, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Enbridge, EPRI – Electric Power Research Institute, ExxonMobil, Florida Power & Light, Fluor, Kinder Morgan, LyondellBasell, NextEra Energy, Oceaneering, Puget Sound Energy, San Diego Gas & Electric, Shell, Southern Company, Southwestern Energy, Valero, WorleyParsons, Xcel Energy and many more who are already registered to attend.

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