The 2018 SUSB Expo Journal

Every year people ask what separates the Small Unmanned Systems Exposition from all the rest, what we showcase here is the future. No platitudes or hype just information focused on building businesses and creating jobs.

The companion journal is a compendium of articles from Speakers, sponsors and other contributors who have a message of value to share with the community. The materials provided by Expo participants serve as a primer for their presentations as well as help illustrate some of the larger issues and challenges that we as an industry need to face in the next six to eighteen months.

Download your free copy here: SUSB Journal

Subjects include some of the perfunctory regulatory topics as well as considerations and solutions for a viable way forward. There are also a few articles highlighting professional applications, best practices for safe operations as well as some proposals for educating future generations of droners that will undoubtedly help this technology fulfill its promise.

We would like to thank our advertisers, and the SUSB Expo sponsors for their support and commitment to building a viable future for us all.  See you at the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition in beautiful San Francisco, CA on April 25th and 26th



9:00 – 9:30 – Welcome and Opening Statements – Patrick Egan, sUAS News

9:30 – 10:00 – Greg Crutsinger, Scholar Farms
10:00 – 10:30 –Gene Robinson, Drone Pilot
10:30 – 11:00 – Terry Miller, Transport risk

11:00 -11:15 BREAK

11:15 – 11:45 – Rob Thompson, Falcon Foundation
11:45 – 12:15 – Jeff Parisee, RAS Consulting and Investigations

12:15 – 12:45 – Allison Yakabe, NCRIC
12:45 – 2:00 LUNCH

2:00 – 2:30 – Mike Blades, Frost and Sullivan
2:30 – 3:00 – Josh Zierleng, KittyHawk
3:00 – 3:30 –Biren Gandhi
3:30 – 4:00 BREAK

4:00 – 4:20 – Robert O’Keeffe, Tachyon Aerospace
4:20 – 4:40 – Justine Harrison Esq.

Closing Statements – Patrick Egan


9:10 – 9:30 – Gene Engelgau, Fruity Chutes
9:30 – 10:00 – Adam Fine, Drop Copter
10:00 – 10:30 – Dr Sayf Alalusi, CEO TransRobotics

10:30 -11:00 – Dropcopter, Fruity Chutes, Epson and Quantum – Systems


11:00 -11:30 BREAK

11:30 – 12:00 – Seshu Kiran, Founder XAIR
12:00 – 12:30 – Jincai Yang, Shenzhen UAV Association Int.
12:30 – 1:00 – Uzayr Sedeke, DroneEntry
1:00 – 1:30 – Dale Hyton, Quantum – Systems GmbH

Closing Statements – Patrick Egan
(*Times and speakers are subject to change)

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Patrick Egan
Editor in Field, sUAS News Americas Desk | Patrick Egan is the editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. Experience in the field includes assignments with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Battle Lab investigating solutions on future warfare research projects. Instructor for LTA (Lighter Than Air) ISR systems deployment teams for an OSD, U.S. Special Operations Command, Special Surveillance Project. Built and operated commercial RPA prior to 2007 FAA policy clarification. On the airspace integration side, he serves as director of special programs for the RCAPA (Remote Control Aerial Photography Association).