Tuesday March 19th, 2013
Stanford School of Business
Stanford University –
Oberndorf Event Center
Moderator: Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drone
Helen Greiner, CEO of CyPhyWorks
Zack Schildhorn, Lux Capital
Matthew Pobloske, Director Unmanned Aircraft Programs at BAE Systems
Jonathan Downey, CEO of Airware
Imagine delivering pizza by flying drone. Impossible Dream or Innovative Business Plan?
Drones aren’t just coming soon, they are already here. While military drone technology is a hot topic these days, commercial applications of drone technology are poised to make a big impact across a number of diverse industries. The commercial implications are virtually endless – drones can be used by journalists to record aerial video and photos, by law enforcement to see without putting officers at risk, by farmers to keep an eye on crops, or by civil organizations to inspect infrastructure for safety.
In the US, commercial applications of flying drones are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The drone commercial era will begin with the announcement of the FAA’s rules for integrating drones into the National Air Space by 2015. Much like the 1889 Oklahoma Land Rush, an avalanche of disruptive commercial drone applications and services is bound to emerge.
VLAB is excited to host a panel of innovative entrepreneurs and experts to discuss commercial drone technology, its potential for the future, and implications on daily life. Join us in March for a robust discussion by a diverse set of panelist. Learn what your opportunities are as the commercial era of drones takes off.