Speakers

DRONE FOCUS CONFERENCE 2019 SPEAKERS

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Below is the speaker lineup for Drone Focus Conference 2019!

Session A

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David Short

David Short

Topic: TBD

David E. Short was appointed to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Aviation and International Affairs effective in July 2018. In this role, he has responsibility for implementing economic and competition policy as it affects the aviation and international transportation sectors. He serves as the Designated Federal Official responsible for the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure, and the Department’s Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking. Before joining the Administration, Mr. Short served as Senior Counsel, Trade & International Affairs, for FedEx Express, based in Washington, D.C. His responsibilities there focused on building and enhancing the company’s relationships with the governments of the more than 220 countries and territories around the world served by FedEx, as well as various legal and regulatory matters affecting the company’s fleet of close to 700 aircraft. During his career with FedEx, Mr. Short was appointed to serve on the U.S. – Iraq Business Dialogue, and on the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) which produced the new “Rotterdam Rules” maritime liability treaty. While at FedEx, Mr. Short served as Chairman of the U.S. – Colombia Business Partnership, and on the Boards of the Executive Council on Diplomacy and the Business Council for International Understanding. Prior to FedEx, Mr. Short served as Director of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Legal Department in Geneva, Switzerland, and before joining IATA, he practiced aviation law in the Washington Office of a Wall Street law firm. Mr. Short is a summa cum laude graduate of Cornell University, and received his law degree from the University of Southern California, where he served as an Editor of the Law Review. He is a Member of the District of Columbia Bar.

James Leiman

James Leiman

Topic: TBD

Dr. James Leiman is an executive professional, change agent, professor, mentor and small business owner that has successfully completed several governmental transformation efforts across the United States. James currently serves as the Director of Economic Development and Finance for the North Dakota Department of Commerce as well as Interim Director of the Workforce Division. Prior to joining Commerce in May 2018, James was a City Administrator in Minnesota. Before arriving in the Midwest, James managed a significant transformation portfolio at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Washington, DC resulting in a 30% reduction in the national claims backlog. As the lead for Integration and Synchronization, James oversaw a $140 million per year program and hundreds of employees which revamped the business process for thousands of employees. Before joining VA, James managed several National Security programs at the Departments of Homeland Security, State and Agriculture where counter terrorism efforts were the focus; areas of operation included the US-Mexico border, the Caribbean and Persian Gulf. James also served in the Army and is a proud veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom where he was recognized for achievement overseas by serving as an Intelligence Analyst and interpreter. After over a decade of fighting terrorism, James sought to use his skills to solve domestic issues. James has taught undergraduate and graduate courses for the University of Texas at El Paso since 2008, Tulane University since 2011 and Georgian Court University since 2010. In addition, James has taught and lectured at institutions such as Marymount University, New Mexico State University and Kent State. James has been retained since 2011 by the State of New Jersey university system to provide specialized management training and mentorship to Homeland Security, law enforcement and military professionals. Dr. Leiman holds a PhD from the North Dakota State University, James also is a co-owner of The Maso Group, LLC, a real estate investment firm in North Dakota. James is a proud husband and father and lives in Fargo, ND.

Kevin Switick

Kevin Switick

Topic: TBD

Kevin Switick, president of AVIAN, is a former U.S. Naval Test Pilot School instructor. A 20-year Navy veteran, he was a test pilot and attack helicopter pilot. From 1999 to 2002, he was assigned to the Navy’s Warfare Concepts Development Department as the UAS Concept Development Lead working on a tiered unmanned air vehicle (UAV) warfighting concept that was previously studied by the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Studies Group (SSG). This concept was analyzed during the 2001 Global Wargame and the 2002 Fleet Battle Experiment, and lead to the development of the current Navy and Marine Corps unmanned systems of today.

Senator John Hoeven

Senator John Hoeven

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John Hoeven currently serves as North Dakota’s 22nd U.S. Senator following ten years of service as the state’s governor. Since his time as governor, Hoeven has worked to establish North Dakota as a hub of unmanned aerial systems research, development and training. Hoeven helped kick start this industry in the state by establishing the Center of Excellence for UAS Research, Education and Training at the University of North Dakota, the first program of its kind in the nation. At the same time, he worked with the Air Force to secure UAS missions for North Dakota. Now, as a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven works to expand UAS operations in the Red River Valley. The senator: authored legislation to establish the six national UAS test sites; funded the creation of the FAA UAS Center of Excellence, co-led by UND; secured a lease with the Air Force to establish Grand Sky Technology Park; recruited Grand Sky’s first tenants; and secured a first-in-the-nation authorization for the Northern Plains Test Site to conduct beyond line of sight UAS operations. Senator Hoeven and his wife Mikey reside in Bismarck. They have two children and five grandchildren, with a sixth on the way.

Nicholas Flom

Nicholas Flom

Topic: Enabling Commercial Operations

Nicholas Flom is the Executive Director for the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, one of seven sites designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct critical research into the certification and operational requirements necessary to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace system. Nicholas has over 15 years in the aviation industry and was previously the Director of Safety of the Test Site.  Representing the Test Site, Nicholas actively participates in RTCA Special Committee 228, Working Group 1 that is developing the minimum operational performance standards for detect and avoid. As an industry subject matter expert, Nicholas is also a member of ASTM and is a voting member of Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Nicholas also represents the Test Site on the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team. Nicholas holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate for single and multi-engine land with over 4,000 flight hours

Session B

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Robert Tabbara

Robert Tabbara

Topic: Counter-UAS Technology

Robert has been in the security business since 2004 and started 911 Security in 2008, specializing in integration, design, and installation of large security systems. Throughout his career, Bob has been associated with some of the largest, most complex electronic security projects in the world. These include projects for US Army airbases overseas, City of Dallas, CBP and commercial and industrial projects for Walmart, Simon properties and other major corporations. He has authored numerous articles for electronic security industry publications and writes columns and feature articles for Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety magazines. Bob has also conducted training classes and spoken at many industry events in the U.S. and abroad on topics ranging from designing electronic security systems to the future of technology in the industry. Robert received a BS in Biology from the University of North Texas.

Guy Nelson

Guy Nelson

Topic: TBD

He served as the operations officer and chief instructor for Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 2 (VMU-2) employing the RQ-7B and RQ-21A in support worldwide operations. Before joining the Marine Corps, Nelson attended Lewis University where he graduated with a BS in Aviation Flight Management and earned his commercial pilot license. He currently resides in Eastern North Carolina with his wife, daughter, and son.

Brian Wynne

Brian Wynne

Topic: TBD

Brian Wynne is president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics. AUVSI represents corporations and professionals from more than 60 countries involved in business and government and who work in the defense, civil, and commercial markets. Wynne is an influential unmanned systems industry thought leader. In 2017, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to a three-year term on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Management Advisory Council (MAC), which provides counsel to the FAA on policy and regulatory matters, as well as the agency’s management and spending. He is also a member of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), a federal advisory committee of key decision makers formed by the FAA to support the safe introduction of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the nation’s airspace.

Tyler Sautter

Tyler Sautter

Topic: Large UAS Platforms

Tyler Sautter is a UAS Operations Expert for AVIAN LLC. He has years of experience in the operations of UAV’s from Group 1 – Group 3. Tyler fielded the first military UAS system in the state of Colorado in 2008 and immediately deployed with that system to Baghdad, Iraq. Upon returning, Tyler attended and graduated from the U.S. Army’s Instructor Pilot school and went to work for Textron Systems as a lead Standardization Pilot. During his work with Textron Systems, he went to Iraq as a civilian contractor, running standardization programs for GOCO (Government owned, Civilian operated) sites in direct support of Joint Special Operations Command. In 2011 Tyler took a position as a Sr. Training Instructor with General Dynamics at the U.S. Army’s UAS National Training Center in Ft. Huachuca, AZ. Tyler entered the UAS commercial market in 2015 writing training programs for commercial UAS manufacturers as well as managing a team of UAS instructor pilots while delivering training over 6 continents. In 2017 he joined the Avian LLC team to assist in building a commercial UAS services division. He currently works for Avian as a commercial technical advisor, and operational pilot.

Session C

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Brian Carroll

Brian Carroll

Topic: Emcee

Shawn Bullard

Shawn Bullard

Topic: Urban Air Mobility

Shawn Bullard is a Capitol Hill-based strategist, registered lobbyist and highly sought-after unmanned systems thought leader. His specialty is drafting federal policy around emerging technologies that are extremely disruptive. Over a career span of three decades, he has served as vice president of government relations for one of the oldest PR firms in the nation, and as a senior congressional staffer to a long-serving member of the House Armed Services Committee and Transportation Committee. Throughout his career he has had the pleasure to collaborate with some of the most recognizable brands and CEOs on the planet. He has served on multiple boards, including the Royal Aeronautical Society Board (DC Branch), the National Press Club’s Board of Governors, as SkySpecs’ advisory board chairman and as an advisor to the dean on the Schar School of Policy and Government’s national alumni board. He also has delivered a SXSW talk in Austin on the emerging drown revolution, is the producer and co-host of Inside Unmanned Systems’ Drone Beat and earned a Masters degree from the Schar School of Policy and Government.

Tony Fernando

Tony Fernando

Topic: TBD

Tony Fernando joined the Aviation Safety and Enforcement section of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)’s Office of Aeronautics as the UAS Program Administrator in June of 2018. He previously developed the UAS program for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission where he was an Assistant District Biologist. He has worked as a commercial pilot in Alaska and conducted fisheries management research in both the United States and Canada.

Jim Piavis

Jim Piavis

Topic: MSR AirSim a

Jim Piavis is a Principal Program Manager with Microsoft AI, primarily working simulation for autonomous systems. Most recently, he was the UAS Operations Manager with Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, where he managed the day-to-day flight activities of a multi-faceted UAS lab with over 25 airframes from small indoor quads to 15’ autonomous motor gliders. Mr. Piavis has been involved with various aspects of aviation for over 30 years, is an instrument rated private pilot, and is active in the experimental segments. He served as an aircraft maintenance officer with the US Air Force and has held various Program Management roles in IT, consulting, product development, and simulation with companies to include Northrop Grumman, Sybase, Cambridge Technology Partners, and Microsoft.

Session D

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Kris Poulson

Kris Poulson

Topic: TBD

Kris Poulson grew up on a family farm in rural North Dakota. After graduating high school, Kris attended North Dakota State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics. Kris started his own farming operation in 2004, which he would later merge together with his family’s farming operation. Kris has also started/operated and sold many successful small agriculture based businesses since graduating from college. Kris was one of the original founders of Sentera and currently serves as the Director of Business Development and Strategy. Sentera is a Minnesota based global supplier of specialty sensors, analytics, software and drones. Kris oversees all corporate business development and strategy for Sentera. Kris currently lives in Casselton, North Dakota with his wife and three kids.

Karen DiMeo

Karen DiMeo

Topic: Urban Air Mobility

Prior to joining AiRXOS, Karen was the Senior Technical UAS Advisor at the FAA’s Office of the Deputy Administrator where she provided technical expertise to support the oversight of strategic plans for the agency’s enterprise-level UAS initiatives, integration progress, and scientific and research activities. She also served as a leading expert in UAS research at the FAA. For the last 12 years, Karen has focused her professional passion solely on the advancement of unmanned systems.

Tom Nickell

Tom Nickell

Topic: TBD

Tom Nickell is an entrepreneur who for 25 years has turned ideas into success for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups in manufacturing, chemicals, software and web tech. He joined the founders of Mobile Recon Systems in 2018, excited by their innovative designs that set new bars for payload capacity and functional flexibility, enabling high value services currently out of reach for UAVs . Tom has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an MA from the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, and a BA from Principia College.

Jonathan Nutzati

Jonathan Nutzati

Topic: TBD

Focused Lunches

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AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS IN AG

Brian Carroll

Brian Carroll

Topic: Emcee

Matt Rohlik

Matt Rohlik

Topic: TBD

Dr. Noel Anderson

Dr. Noel Anderson

Topic: TBD

Noel Anderson is part of the advanced technology group at John Deere Electronic Solutions in Fargo, ND. He has been working in the areas of precision agriculture, autonomous off-road equipment, and UAVs for over 25 years. Many of his 107 US patents are in these fields. Prior to joining John Deere in 2000, he worked at Case Corporation and Concord Inc. He was on the faculty of North Dakota State University after receiving BS, MS, and PhD degrees in computer engineering from Iowa State University. Noel and his wife are 30 year Fargo residents.

John Nowatzki

John Nowatzki

Topic: Future of UAS Applications in Field Crops – Sensors and UAVs

Mr. Nowatzki coordinates the NDSU Extension agricultural machinery systems educational program. Subject matter areas include agricultural machinery, precision agriculture, agricultural chemical application technology, and UAS and remote monitoring applications to farming. Nowatzki regularly delivers educational presentations on various precision agriculture topics including farm data management, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), LiDAR applications, and variable rate fertilization of field crops. Mr. Nowatzki also conducts applied research collaborating with others NDSU faculty. Recent research topics include UAS applications for agriculture, variable rate fertilization, optical sensors for in-season fertilization, and soil compaction. He is a principal coordinator for the annual Precision Ag Summit in Jamestown.

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URBAN AIR MOBILITY

Jon Standley

Jon Standley

Topic: Focused Lunch - Urban Air Mobility

Jon Standley is a business development lead for Surveillance & Automation and Commercial Unmanned Aircraft System Solutions of Harris Corporation. Standley assumed the position of business development lead in 2018. He oversees strategy and growth for the Commercial UAS Solutions portfolio as well as emerging airspace users and technologies. Before joining Harris, Standley was project manager at the Federal Aviation Administration for 8 years. He led technology demonstrations, prototype developments and modernization projects for ATM systems. Standley has a Bachelor of Science degree in Air Traffic Management and a Master of Science degree in Project Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Karen DiMeo

Karen DiMeo

Topic: Urban Air Mobility

Prior to joining AiRXOS, Karen was the Senior Technical UAS Advisor at the FAA’s Office of the Deputy Administrator where she provided technical expertise to support the oversight of strategic plans for the agency’s enterprise-level UAS initiatives, integration progress, and scientific and research activities. She also served as a leading expert in UAS research at the FAA. For the last 12 years, Karen has focused her professional passion solely on the advancement of unmanned systems.

Shawn Bullard

Shawn Bullard

Topic: Urban Air Mobility

Shawn Bullard is a Capitol Hill-based strategist, registered lobbyist and highly sought-after unmanned systems thought leader. His specialty is drafting federal policy around emerging technologies that are extremely disruptive. Over a career span of three decades, he has served as vice president of government relations for one of the oldest PR firms in the nation, and as a senior congressional staffer to a long-serving member of the House Armed Services Committee and Transportation Committee. Throughout his career he has had the pleasure to collaborate with some of the most recognizable brands and CEOs on the planet. He has served on multiple boards, including the Royal Aeronautical Society Board (DC Branch), the National Press Club’s Board of Governors, as SkySpecs’ advisory board chairman and as an advisor to the dean on the Schar School of Policy and Government’s national alumni board. He also has delivered a SXSW talk in Austin on the emerging drown revolution, is the producer and co-host of Inside Unmanned Systems’ Drone Beat and earned a Masters degree from the Schar School of Policy and Government.

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AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS - AN ECOSYSTEM APPROACH

Paige Pearson Meyer

Paige Pearson Meyer

Topic: Workshop - Autonomous Systems, An Ecosystem Approach

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Shelly Carroll

Shelly Carroll

Topic: Autonomous Systems - An Ecosystem Approach

Shelly Carroll is a geospatial expert that served in state and federal government for two decades. In 2016 Shelly and her sister established SC Recon, a geomatics and drone service company specializing in natural resources. SC Recon provides a full menu of UAS, GIS, CAD, and data analytics services.

Todd Schlekeway

Todd Schlekeway

Topic: Innovations in UAS Infrastructure Inspection

Todd became the Executive Director of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) in June of 2012. As Executive Director of NATE, Todd provides overall leadership and vision working in concert with the Associationstaff, Board of Directors, volunteer Standing Committees and approximately 810 member companies. Prior to joining NATE, Todd worked for seven years as the founder and principal of a public affairs and communications firm called Full Court Strategies Group, LLC. Todd also has extensive policy experience having served for two terms in South Dakota state legislature where he represented a Sioux Falls, South Dakota legislative district in both the State House and the State Senate. Todd received his undergraduate college degrees from the University of Sioux Falls (USF) with a B.A. in History/Political Science and a B.S. in Exercise Science. He also earned a Master’s degree in Education (M.Ed.) from USF. While at the University of Sioux Falls, Todd also participated in collegiate athletics as a member of the USF basketball team. Todd currently resides in Sioux Falls, SD with his wife Jill and three sons Gavin, Grant andJett.

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Breakout Sessions Speakers

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ND UAS Integration Pilot Program Panel

Tommy Kenville

Tommy Kenville

Topic: Workshop - ND UAS Integration Pilot Program Panel

Coming soon!

Terri Zimmerman

Terri Zimmerman

Topic: Workshop - ND UAS Integration Pilot Program Panel

Terri Gunn Zimmerman is the CEO of Botlink and Packet Digital. She maintains more than 20 years of experience developing, incubating and commercializing software, networking, electronics, and semiconductor technologies. Terri has also been appointed to a state economic development board by the Governor of North Dakota and is the Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Research Institute for Autonomous Systems. Terri has raised over $500 million in capital for the launch of new products and services supporting global markets. She has led companies through significant revenue growth, successful public offerings and acquisitions. Terri has been involved in securing multiple contracts with government agencies in UAVs for various applications.

Mark Nisbet

Mark Nisbet

Topic: Workshop - ND UAS Integration Pilot Program Panel

TBD!

James Leiman

James Leiman

Topic: TBD

Dr. James Leiman is an executive professional, change agent, professor, mentor and small business owner that has successfully completed several governmental transformation efforts across the United States. James currently serves as the Director of Economic Development and Finance for the North Dakota Department of Commerce as well as Interim Director of the Workforce Division. Prior to joining Commerce in May 2018, James was a City Administrator in Minnesota. Before arriving in the Midwest, James managed a significant transformation portfolio at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Washington, DC resulting in a 30% reduction in the national claims backlog. As the lead for Integration and Synchronization, James oversaw a $140 million per year program and hundreds of employees which revamped the business process for thousands of employees. Before joining VA, James managed several National Security programs at the Departments of Homeland Security, State and Agriculture where counter terrorism efforts were the focus; areas of operation included the US-Mexico border, the Caribbean and Persian Gulf. James also served in the Army and is a proud veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom where he was recognized for achievement overseas by serving as an Intelligence Analyst and interpreter. After over a decade of fighting terrorism, James sought to use his skills to solve domestic issues. James has taught undergraduate and graduate courses for the University of Texas at El Paso since 2008, Tulane University since 2011 and Georgian Court University since 2010. In addition, James has taught and lectured at institutions such as Marymount University, New Mexico State University and Kent State. James has been retained since 2011 by the State of New Jersey university system to provide specialized management training and mentorship to Homeland Security, law enforcement and military professionals. Dr. Leiman holds a PhD from the North Dakota State University, James also is a co-owner of The Maso Group, LLC, a real estate investment firm in North Dakota. James is a proud husband and father and lives in Fargo, ND.

Nicholas Flom

Nicholas Flom

Topic: Enabling Commercial Operations

Nicholas Flom is the Executive Director for the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, one of seven sites designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct critical research into the certification and operational requirements necessary to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace system. Nicholas has over 15 years in the aviation industry and was previously the Director of Safety of the Test Site.  Representing the Test Site, Nicholas actively participates in RTCA Special Committee 228, Working Group 1 that is developing the minimum operational performance standards for detect and avoid. As an industry subject matter expert, Nicholas is also a member of ASTM and is a voting member of Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Nicholas also represents the Test Site on the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team. Nicholas holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate for single and multi-engine land with over 4,000 flight hours

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Machine Vision/AI/Machine Learning

Ronald Marsh

Ronald Marsh

Topic: Workshop - Machine Vision/AI/Machine Learning

Dr. Marsh received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from North Dakota State University in 1985. From 1985 through 1991 he was a Physicist at the Naval Air Warfare Center at China Lake, Ca where he where he contributed to the design of several naval weapons systems. Relevant experiences include: *Developed a 4-f optical correlator for a target recognition system. *Developed and deployed an intelligence gathering sensor suite. *Developed optical systems (seekers) for several naval missile systems. Dr. Marsh earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science at North Dakota State University in 1995 and 1998, respectively, where he focused on graphics and image processing. Since 1999 he has been with the Department of Computer Science at University of North Dakota, Dr. Marsh served as the Graduate Director from 2001 through 2007, Department Chair from 2008 through 2018. His current research efforts include image processing, computer graphics, and computer science education. Relevant experiences include: *Developed flight planning software for the cruise missile. *Conducted image processing research on several food processing applications, pattern recognition systems, and image analysis systems. *Led the development of UND’s GPARS-RMS information display systems. *Led the development of UND’s AADS information display systems.

Prakash Ranganathan

Prakash Ranganathan

Topic: Workshop - Machine Vision/AI/Machine Learning

Dr. Prakash Ranganathan leads the UAS Data Supply Chain and Cyber Security focus area. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, and also the Director for Cyber Physical Systems and Data Sciences Laboratory at the UND. He has over 12 years of higher education experience as an engineering educator, and 6 years as a Cyber Physical Systems(CPS)and Optimization researcher. Hehas been PI or Co-PI on over $1million of externally funded awards. His research involvesidentifying solutionto challenges on topics such as smart grid, uncertainty quantification, co-ordination of UAS in swarm environments, andverification and validations techniques.Dr. Ranganathan also plays leadership role on cyber educational and research initiatives for North Dakota University System (NDUS). Dr. Ranganathan received the College of Engineering and Mines Dean’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 2018, North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in 2013 from UND Alumni Foundation recognizing his significant contribution in teaching, research, and service. He is also a recipient of Public Scholar Award in 2014 from center for Community Engagement.

Jeremiah Neubert

Jeremiah Neubert

Topic: Workshop - Machine Vision

Coming soon!

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Founding a UAS Technology Startup in the Red River Valley

Josh Riedy

Josh Riedy

Topic: Workshop - Founding a UAS Technology Startup in the Red River Valley

Dr. Joshua M. Riedy has industry knowledge as a Chief Operating Officer in the renewable energy inspection sector and more than 15 years of expertise managing complex, multi-party technology projects, coordinating government agencies, higher education systems and private parties. As a former CIO and with a software development background, Josh is proficient in the areas of research computing, IT architecture, and development. He also has substantial academic experience having received grant funding from notable organizations including the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and National Science Foundation.

Emcee

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Greg Tehven

Greg Tehven

Topic: Emcee

The Executive Director of Emerging Prairie, Greg is a social entrepreneur and connector of people across the midwest. Greg co-founded Students Today Leaders Forever while an undergrad at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. From there, Greg joined the Kilbourne Group and worked on a variety of projects to stimulate growth and entrepreneurship in Downtown Fargo. Greg has been a leader in organizing and managing numerous entrepreneurial events in the FM area, including TEDxFargo, Startup Weekend, and more.

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