2023 Emerging Aviation Technologies Awards & Thought Leaders’ Summit

CES Week, Las Vegas

 

January 5–7, 2023

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Expanding the Aviation Universe

As we navigate a time of growth and evolution within aviation, you’ll hear from the voices building a framework to reshape the opportunities for a path forward in the UAS/AAM industry. The summit will convene leaders on the frontlines of progress who are breaking new ground and harnessing their power to create equitable access to the industry.

*Timing and content subject to change. Additional speakers to be announced on a rolling basis. All sessions may not be lived streamed.

Speakers

Lori DeMatteis

Chief Revenue Officer
MatrixSpace
USA

Ed De Reyes

CEO
Sabrewing Aircraft Co
USA

Beth Flippo

CEO
Drone Express
USA

Abrigail Smith

Deputy Executive Director
Office of UAS Integration Office, FAA
USA

Joy Colucci

CEO
Metis Technology
USA

Toni Drummond

CEO
Global Aerial Management Group
USA

Tracy Lamb

CEO
Quantum AI
USA

Bronwyn Morgan

CEO
Xeo Air
USA

Marilyn Pearson

Global Regulatory Lead
AAM/eVTOL/UAS
CAE

Fiona Lake

Founder
Rural Drone Academy
Australia

Lisa Peterson

President
Peterson Mobility Solutions & Associates
USA

Karen DiMeo

CEO
AERODiMEO
USA

Kimberly Penn

Chief Strategist
Women and Drones
USA

Parimal Kopardekar

Director
NASA
USA

Desi Ekstein

Owner
On The Go Video
USA

Lexie Janson

Electric Flying Car Racing Pilot
Jetson
Poland

Erin Roesler

Director of Operations
Northern Plains UAS Test Site
USA

Dr. Robin Murphy

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University & Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue
USA

Jessica Mason

UAS Engineering Manager
UPS
USA

Wendy Ljungren

Co-Founder & COO
Anzen Unmanned
USA

Niharika Kolte Alekar

Founder & CEO
Volar Alta
India

Dr. Renee Welch

Chair, National Engagement Strategy
US Drone Soccer
USA

Liz Stalford

Head of Certification
Swoop Aero
Australia

Pharns Genece

CEO
USOG
USA

Hitomi Uematsu

COO
Sky Magic PTE LTD
Singapore

Michelle Madaras

Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer
WindXpand
USA

Bill Johnson

President
Single Seat Consulting
USA

Nick Flom

Specialist Leader
Deloitte Consulting
USA

Kimberley Hayes

Co-Founder
Valkim Technologies
USA

Sally French

Founder
The Drone Girl
USA

Joanna L. Steidle

Owner
Hamptons Drone Images
USA

Agenda

Thursday, January 5

Where are we Now?

Host: Lori DeMatteis, CRO, MatrixSpace

Westgate Hotel – Suite #2991

10:00 am PT

Charting a Course from Now to the Future

Moderator: Bronwyn Morgan
Lori DeMatteis, CRO, MatrixSpace
Ed De Reyes, CEO, Sabrewing Aircraft Company

10:30 am PT

A Regulatory View of AAM

Moderator: Bronwyn Morgan
Panelist: Marilyn Pearson, Global Regulatory Lead, CAE, USA
Panelist: Nick Flom, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting

11:00 am PT

BVLOS in the Real World

Moderator: Bronwyn Morgan
Panelist: Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor, Texas A&M, USA
Panelist: Eileen Lockhart, Director, Spright, USA

11:30 am PT

International Perspective on UAS

Moderator: Bronwyn Morgan
Panelist: Fiona Lake, Rural Drone Academy, Australia
Panelist: Niharika Kolte Alekar, Volar Alta, India

12:00 pm PT

What’s New in Drone Sports?

Moderator: Bronwyn Morgan
Dr. Renee Welch, Chair-National Engagement Strategy, US Drone Soccer
Lexie Janson, Electric Flying Car Racing Pilot, Jetson, Italy

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm PT

Wonder Women in Emerging Aviation Technologies

Women and Drones Hospitality Westgate Hotel – Suite #2991
Private Wine & Cheese Networking Event

Friday, January 6

Forging a New Path

Host: Lori DeMatteis, CRO, MatrixSpace

Westgate Hotel – Suite #2991

11: 30 am PT

Pushing Innovation

Moderator: Kimberly Penn, Chief Strategist, Women and Drones
Panelist: Anita Sengupta, CEO, Hydroplane, USA

12:00 PT

Succeeding in New Aviation Markets

Moderator: Karen Di Meo, CEO, AERODiMEO
Toni Drummond, CEO, Global Aerial Management Group, USA
Tracy Lamb, CEO, Quantum AI, USA

12:30 pm PT

Global Perspective on AAM

Moderator: Lisa Peterson, President, Peterson Mobility Solutions
Diana Cooper, Global Head of Policy & Regulations, Supernal, USA
Parimal Kopardekar, Director, NASA, USA

1:00 pm PT

Help Wanted! Attracting More Women into Tech Roles

Moderator: Lisa Peterson, President, Peterson Mobility Solutions
Wendy Ljungren, COO, Anzen Unmanned, USA
Jessica Mason, UAS Engineering Manager, UPS, USA

3:00 pm PT
Las Vegas Convention Center
West Hall, Room W218

6th Annual Women in Emerging Aviation Awards

Sponsored by Sabrewing Aircraft Company

Host: Lori DeMatteis, CRO, MatrixSpace

Keynote: Abigail Smith, Deputy Executive Director, Office of UAS Integration, FAA

Keynote: Beth Flippo, Chief Executive Officer, Drone Express

Awards Ceremony:

  • Women to Watch Awards
  • Company Innovation Award
  • Drones for Good Award
  • Top Companies for Women in Emerging Aviation Awards
  • Inaugural Hall of Fame Induction

6:00 pm PT

Private Awards Reception

Invitation Only

Saturday, January 7
A Look at the Future

Host: Lori DeMatteis, CRO, MatrixSpace

Westgate Hotel – Suite #2991

10:00 am PT

Catalyst for Acceleration

Moderator: Lori DeMatteis, CRO, MatrixSpace, USA
Huy Tran, Director of Aeronautics, NASA, USA

10:30 am PT

​Emerging Technologies

Moderator: Kimberly Penn, Chief Strategist, Women and Drones
Liz Stalford, Head of Certification, Swoop Aero, Australia
Kimberley Hayes, Co-Founder, Valkim Technologies

11:00 am PT

Expanding Aviation To Save Lives

Moderator: Desi Ekstein, Owner, On The Go Video, USA
Pharns Genece, USOG, USA
Michelle Madaras, WingXpand, USA

11:30 am PT

​Views on the Future – What’s Ahead

Moderator: Bill Johnson, Single Seat Consulting
Sally French, The Drone Girl, USA
Hitomi Uematsu, Sky Magic PTE LTD, Singapore
Joanna L. Steidle, Hamptons Drone Images, USA

1:00 pm PT

It’s a Wrap!

Lori DeMatteis

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