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Tuesday, July 25 • 9:00am - 10:00am
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What is the current state of drone technology and business development in Colorado across the industry sectors and with emergency services?  How are  FAA drone regulations affecting industry growth and what  future policy is needed to help business and emergency services effectively use drone technology.

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Jay Lindell

Aerospace and Defense Industry Champion, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Jay Lindell is a retired Air Force major general and is currently serving as the Aerospace and Defense Industry Champion, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. In this role, Jay promotes aerospace and defense industry economic development for Colorado. He has been in his current position since November 2013. | | Maj Gen Lindell is a 1978 graduate of the Air Force Academy and went on to serve over 33 years in the Air Force retiring 1 January 2012. His graduate education includes a... Read More →

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Allen Bishop

President & CEO, Reference Technologies, Inc
Allen Bishop is the founder, president, and chief executive officer of Reference  Technologies. Mr. Bishop oversees the operations and strategic direction of the  Colorado-based aerospace company and is the chief architect of its Hummingbird® series of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), which are hybrid-powered VTOL unmanned aircraft. Mr. Bishop was recently elected to the board of Rocky Mountain UAS, which is presently coordinating the establishment of a major UAS test area in Southern Colorado. Reference Technologies is the first company to be awarded a FAA Certificate of Authorization (COA) in the newly formed test area. This COA is the largest volume of airspace authorized under the FAA COA program. It includes 8,000 square miles of multi-terrain and authorizes Hummingbird XRP flights up to 15,000 feet MSL. Mr. Bishop currently serves on several nonprofit boards including the Rocky Mountain Chapter of AUVSI as its president and UAS Colorado as a director... Read More →
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Constantin Diehl

President & CEO, UAS Colorado
In his fifteen-year career in the Automotive Supplier Industry Constantin has worked in R&D, Design, Engineering, Manufacturing planning, International Program Management and Sales. Constantin has a solid understanding of all aspects of Product Development. He has performed in ke... Read More →
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Jack Elston

CEO, Black Swift Technologies
Dr. Elston has over 14 years experience working in the UAS field, and is the CEO/President and co-founder of Black Swift Technologies.  Dr. Elston is also the technical lead on all avionics work at BST including the creation of a low cost, highly capable autopilot system along w... Read More →
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Skip Miller

Founder & CEO, UASUSA
Skip has always been an entrepreneur, starting numerous companies in the Boulder community. Skip now brings his unprecedented skill and lifelong interest of aircraft to the UAS industry. Growing up in an airline family, Skip was groomed to be an aeronautical engineer. He studied aeronautical engineering at Northrop Institute of Technology and University of Kentucky. From an early age he has been creating and flying small model aircraft. Skip has been a pilot on six USA radio control soaring teams, holds numerous AMA National titles and is truly an expert in flying small aircraft in the 0-400 ft AGL air space. He is a former World Champion and 11 time National Champion in the sport. His award winning World Championship aircraft from South Africa is in Washington... Read More →

Tuesday July 25, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
St. Vrain Cidery 350 Terry St., Suite 130, Longmont, CO - Entrance is in the alleyway