Disrupted by Drones – Harrisburg, PA

Jeff and Mike attended the Disrupted by Drones seminar at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

Join us on December 9th at 8:00AM in the Pennsylvania State Museum’s Allegheny Room for an UPNEXT mini-conference focusing on the all things UAV.

We’ll be discussing the regulatory landscape outlined by the FAA and its affect on the commercial and advanced hobbyist use of UAVs (aka Drones) in the US Commercial Airspace. We’ll also discuss UAS/UAV technologies, cybersecurity and privacy issues as well as educational opportunities in this rapidly changing technology sector. We’ll end the session with a panel discussion that will include legal experts, insurance advisors and UAS/UAV technologists as we try to put our arms around the future of drone technologies in the US.

We are limiting this event to 75 attendees – register now, this event will sell out.

8:00AM-8:30AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30AM-10:00AM: “There’s a Drone for That! Overview of the Current sUAS Industry and Regulatory Landscape” – Justine Kasznica

10:00AM-10:15AM: Break

10:15AM-10.45: “Disrupted by Drone”  – Randy Nichols 

10:45-11:30AM: “Drones: Trending Topics” Panel Presentation – join our panel of experts for a little bit of Q&A as we discuss topics related to UAS/UAV landscape.

Moderators: Justine Kasznica/Chuck Russell

Our Speakers:

Justine Kasznica

Justine Kasznica is a corporate finance attorney, representing cutting edge technology clients. Justine works with high growth potentialstart-up technology companies, investor groups, universities and research institutions seeking to commercialize new technologies, and later state companies developing innovative products and services. She focuses her practice on the aerospace, IT and robotics industries. Justine represents commercial drone (small unmanned aircraft systems – sUAS) companies in connection with their regulatory needs, and serves as outside general counsel to robotics and SaaS companies in the commercial space, aerospace, IT and cybersecurity fields.

Justine regularly participates in speaking engagements, writes articles and leads workshops on legal and regulatory topics related to sUAS. She also serves as an advisor to nepalrobotics.org, an international collaborative STEM project focused on leveraging drone technologies for search and rescue operations. She serves on the board of several local entrepreneurship-focused organizations and programs.

Randall Nichols

Professor Emeritus – Cybersecurity and Adjunct Faculty

Kansas State University – Salina

Randy is currently teaching an MS / Certificate in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in a Cybersecurity programs of his authorship and design.

In a May[masked], Excerpts from KSU-Salina Professional Master of Technology Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Cybersecurity Announcements:  “SALINA — K-State Salina is adding an unmanned aircraft systems cybersecurity concentration to its Professional Master of Technology and is currently enrolling students for the inaugural class beginning Monday, June 8. This new academic emphasis is online-based and gives interested students the flexibility of either working toward a master’s degree or taking individual courses to help advance their knowledge and specialize in a niche within the unmanned aircraft systems industry.

Unmanned aircraft systems use computer networking for critical control systems, communication, navigation, payload delivery and intelligence coordination from various land, sea, air and satellite platforms. One of the biggest cybersecurity threats is that as the applications of UAS grow, the potential of an organization interfering or taking command of the information control system also increases.”

“This emerging degree focuses on the management of cybersecurity experts and protection of unmanned systems that will set you apart in the unmanned systems industry. Courses include components of risk assessment and analysis, threat evaluation, vulnerability analysis, impact analysis and countermeasures identification and deployment and information assurance (CIA) as applied to attacks involving cyber intelligence, cyber sabotage, cyber espionage, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) attacks (as a major subset) against C4ISR systems in unmanned systems.”