The Silicon Valley Drone Show

25, 26 April, 2018 – California

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Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition 2018

sUSB Expo the Silicon Valley Drone Show is a commercial sUAS event for business to business exchange of ideas on commerce. The Expo features guest speakers from around the world and a  Demo Field Day.

Patrick Egan

sUAS News Americas Desk Founder sUSB Expo “The Silicon Valley Drone Show”

Terry Miller

President of Transport Risk Management, Inc. and Unmanned Risk Management

Gene Robinson

Drone Pilot, Inc.
Search and Rescue (SAR)

Dr. Gregory Crutsinger

Founder of trainer and educator on commercal aricultral applications and data analytics.

Michael Blades

North American Research Director, Aerospace, Defense & Security, Frost & Sullivan

Yang Jincai

China UAV Industry Alliance , Shenzhen UAV Industry association

Dr. Sayf Alalusi

Founder and CEO of TransRobotics, Inc.

Justine A. Harrison

Harrison Counsel, UAS legal consulting

Rob Thompson

Cofounder of Falcon Foundation UAS L.L.C. and cofounder of the CUAS Coalition

Josh Ziering

Co-Founder and Chief Pilot of venture-backed Kittyhawk, a founding member of the FAA Unmanned Aviation Safety Team

Gene Engelgau

CEO of Fruity Chutes

Jeff Parisse

Senior Aviation Analyst for RAS Consulting and Investigations, Board of CUAS Coalition, founded kVA Effects

Biren Gandhi

VP/CTO, M&A,  Strategy, Incubation | Innovation, Drones, IoT, AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, AR/VR

Seshu Kiran

Engineering-entrepreneur and founder of XAIR

Adam Fine

Founder of Dropcopter

Alison Yakabe

Lead Cyber Security Analyst at the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) in San Francisco, California

Robert O'Keeffe

CEO & Founder of Tachyon Aerospace, Ltd.

Uzayr Sedeke

the Founder / CEO of DroneEntry


April 25

April 26th

April 26th Demo Day


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


9:00 – 9:10 Welcome and Opening Statements – Patrick Egan, sUAS News
9:10 – 9:30 – Gene Engelgau, Fruity Chutes
9:30 – 10:00 – Adam Fine, Drop Copter
10:00 – 10:30 – Drop Copter/Fruity and Epson Demonstrations
10:30 -11:00 – Dr Sayf Alalusi, CEO TransRobotics

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


The Marine Club

609 Sutter St, San Francisco,

CA 94102

(415) 673-6672


Treasure Island

751 13th St, San Francisco, California 94130, United States


Save your seat for the 2018 sUSB Expo, and keep an eye on our expanding list of innovative speakers for 2018.




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