Why You Don’t Want to Miss AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022

“Human progress is shaped by those who are bold enough to take it into their own hands.”

This strong statement represents exactly the feelings behind AUVSI’s annual show, XPONENTIAL 2022.

For anyone unfamiliar with the event, XPONENTIAL 2022 is the the convention show for all things uncrewed.

This year’s action is set to take place in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center, April 25-28. 

Throughout the year, drone enthusiasts across the world have the chance to gather together and discover the latest trends.

Shows like CES, InterDrone, Amsterdam Drone Week, and the Commercial UAV Expo are just a few of the biggest ones available.

But, while uncrewed systems feel like an afterthought at some events, overshadowed by the latest flatscreens or futuristic concept cars, XPONENTIAL 2022 places its focus squarely on these platforms.

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022 features hundreds of exhibitors, a robust program schedule, and an impressive list of guest speakers.

If you haven’t yet registered for the show, you might just change your mind after seeing what’s in store.

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022 Exhibitors

With almost 500 exhibitors attending (at the time of writing), this show promises something for everyone.

The XPO Hall will feature cutting-edge technology, including systems for land, sea, and air.

Ground robotics, underwater vehicles, and of course, aerial drone systems will be out in full display.

And, of course, so will all the latest developments from the industry, from the newest cameras to GPS guidance systems.

You’ll also get a chance to check out solutions for industries across the board, with vendors representing agriculture, oil and gas, construction, real estate, cinematography, and much more.

New to XPONENTIAL 2022 this year are two key areas: automated goods movement and a future mobility pavilion.

Automated goods movement will focus on everything from automated freight to solving the last-mile problem of delivery, with plenty of space both indoor and outdoor for live demonstrations of the technology.

The future mobility pavilion will turn its attention towards solving transportation issues of the future, and feature such technology as automated shuttles and airborne transportation.

You can expect many of the heavyweights in the drone industry to be present, including DJI Enterprise, Amazon Prime Air, BRINC, DroneUp, Elistair, NASA, Pix4D, and Skydio, to name just a few.

And, members of our very own Consortiq team will also be present, ready to answer any questions you have.

Whether you’re looking to create a drone program of your own or simply want to hire experienced pilots to capture the data you need, you’ll find a ready solution.

If you’re looking to network or expand your knowledge, clearly, XPOENTIAL 2022 will be the place to be. 

Keynote Speakers Open Discussions

Keynote speakers and discussions always form some of the major highlights of AUVSI’s annual show, and this year is no exception.

Speakers for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022 include government officials, executives from the drone and automotive industry, and AUVSI leadership.

In fact, on the very first day, the keynote discussion begins with an address from AUVSI CEO Brian Wynne.

With a rich history in the aerospace and transportation industries, Brian is the perfect person to kick off the event.

For those focused on UAV autonomy, it’s worth noting that Mr. Wynne was a member of the FAA Drone Advisory Committee

Following the opening comments, the discussion will shift to “The State of Innovation,” addressing how automated drone inspections lead to more reliable critical infrastructure in Florida.

Beth Kigel, Vice President, Intelligent Transportation and Emerging Mobility Solutions at the HNTB Corporation, Ariel Avitan, Chief Commercial Officer & Co-founder of Percepto Ltd, and Eric Schwartz, Manager of Technology & Innovation for the Florida Power & Light Company, are the panel members. 

Michelle Avary, VP of Product Strategy and Government Affairs at Einride, will discuss autonomy and the Human in the Loop, followed by Amilie Parent, President at Showcare.

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022: Adding Value, Offering Awards

Day two of AUVSI XPONENTIAL opens with a discussion on Adding Value Through Innovation, including keynote speaker Heidi Shyu, the Department of Defense Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.

DroneUp CEO Tom Walker and newly appointment DroneUp Chairman of the Board Eric Grubman will share their thoughts on the topic, likely highlighting their partnership with Walmart.

The panel will be hosted by Michael Wilbur, the Director of Engagement at AUVSI. 

The final keynote discussion will begin with Brian Wynne and Michael Wilbur presenting the XCELLENCE Awards. 

Kay Murphy, Partners, Asset Optimization at IBM, along with Tim Dykstra, Director, Strategic Partnerships & Channel Sales at Boston Dynamics, will then discuss Operationalizing Robotics.  

Finally, a focus on cybersecurity will be led by Tobias Whitney, Vice President of Strategy and Policy at Fortress, and Michael Robbins, Executive V.P. of Government and Public Affairs at AUVSI.

The schedule also includes educational programming on all three days covering several topics from specialized workshops to government and enterprise solutions in the uncrewed world.

Breakout sessions will include a DRONERESPONDERS forum presented by Skydio, Technology Crossing: Intersection with Design, Nexus of Future Mobility: Intersection with Individuals, Critical Point: Intersection with Government, Convergence Zone: Intersection w/ Businesses, and more.

The Takeaways

With world-class speakers, thought-provoking programming, and the who’s who of the uncrewed industry in a single location, you don’t want to miss XPONENTIAL 2022.

Whether you’re interested in discovering cutting-edge technology, or looking for solutions for the challenges of modern business, you’re bound to find everything you’re looking for.

It is finally time to get back together, after so long apart, and learn from each other, strengthen our networks, expand our knowledge, and continue to grow the UAV industry.

So, which drone is right for you? And, how do you get started? Do you hire out or bring your drone program in-house?

At Consortiq, we help you find a better way with drones, from consultation and program implementation to actually doing the work for you.

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David Daly - Contributing Author

David Daly - Contributing Author

David Daly, is an award-winning photographer/writer and licensed (FAA) Commercial sUAS pilot. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, David is a former Marine Corps officer with a BS in Oceanography and has earned his MBA from the University of Redlands. David has worked for Fortune 100 companies and has a background in aerospace, construction, military/defense, real estate, and technology.

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