Energy Industry UAV & Robotics Expert Speakers Announced for 2019 Energy Drone & Robotics Summit

Houston, Texas, May 30, 2019 – The Energy Drone & Robotics Summit, taking place June 12-13 (with additional workshops June 10 – 11) at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott in Texas, is excited to announce its speaker roster for 2019. 

Over the span of two days, the Summit will feature 100+ energy UAV / robotics speakers from around the globe sharing their expertise and experiences during keynotes, mega panels, breakout session streams and roundtables, as well as learning lab presentations on the expanded expo floor. 

A few highlights from the conference’s extensive speaker lineup include:

  • Dean Barefield, UAS Program Manager, Southern Company
  • Larry Barnard, UAS Coordinator, Chevron
  • Jill Brown, Senior Technical Manager, Honeywell
  • Tony Cinson, Senior Technical Leader, EPRI
  • Kerry Fleming, Airspace Security Specialist, FAA
  • Mark Hutcherson, Director, Operations Excellence – Knowledge / Innovation Lead – UAS Advisory Team, ConocoPhillips
  • Tracy Lamb, VP of Regulatory and Safety Affairs & Chief Pilot, AUVSI
  • Suzanne Lemieux, UAS Lead and Manager, API
  • John McClain, Security Specialist/ Chief UAS Pilot, Shell
  • Heath McLemore, Data Systems Engineer, NextEra
  • James Pierce, Supervisor UAS Operations, Ameren
  • Martin Robinson, Global Robotic Systems Engineer, Dow
  • Wayne Rodieck, Corporate Spatial Data Manager, Anadarko
  • Jacob Velky, Manager, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Duke Energy
  • Barrett Walker, Manager UAS Program, Cheniere
  • Dustin Waller Sr., UAS Analyst / Developer / Photogrammetrist, Anadarko Petroleum
  • George Williamson, Manager Upstream Engineering, BP

“We are thrilled to have such a great group of industry experts on board to share their first-hand insight on the successful integration and expansion of drone and robotics programs in their energy operations,” said Sean Guerre, Director, Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition, powered by InnovateEnergy. “As the Summit continues to rapidly expand each year, we will continue to facilitate the collaboration of the best minds to help advance the industry.”

Attendees include over 1,000 energy and engineering leaders in drones & robotics from companies including Ameren, Duke, BP, Dow, Chevron, BP, Southern Company, Cheniere, AES, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Anadarko, FPL- Florida Power & Light, Xcel Energy, Eni Petroleum and many more.

The entire Energy Drone & Robotics Summit agenda and registration details are available at

For information on getting involved with the Energy Drone & Robotics communities to showcase use cases or display technology and services, view available opportunities here.

About Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition

The Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition is a forum dedicated to launching, growing and scaling enterprise UAV/Robotics operations in energy companies worldwide by bringing together the major rapidly growing segments within the UAV/AUV/Robotics ecosystem, with the energy industrial complex asset owners and end users.

These are the only events and information resources exclusively focused on the business and technology of UAVs/Robotics (aerial, ground/surface & subsea) in energy operations.

The goal of the Energy Drone Coalition & Robotics Coalition is to connect fellow energy UAV/Robotics experts & specialists, energy company UAV operators & executives, regulators, UAV/Robotics hardware, software, data technology specialists all specifically aimed at efficient, successful & safe drone operations globally around critical infrastructure/energy facilities.

About InnovateEnergy

The energy industry is entering a period of significant disruption and opportunity as the race to find digital solutions and innovations becomes vital for success…

InnovateEnergy is your single-resource solution that delivers digital content, executive insights, thought leadership, “how-to” and “real-world” use cases in multiple channels for energy technology and innovation leaders worldwide. InnovateEnergy brings together energy leaders in industries such as VR/AR, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, energy digital innovation, and technology.

Multiple events/communities existing within InnovateEnergy: the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit, the Energy Robotics & AI Network, the Industrial VR/AR ForumInnovateEnergy Leadership ForumEnergy Innovator’s Council and WorkforceNEXT Energy. Through these communities, InnovateEnergy will provide the latest trends, best practices, news and solutions surrounding the advancements of technology in the energy industry. Innov8.Energy.

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