UAS/Drone Event

Nov 03, 2014 at 09:00 am by bwsupport


They're coming ...Are you ready?

An exploration of current UAS technologies and their future outlook for our region

Thursday, November 20, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport
Corporate Flight Management Hanger
276 Doug Warpoole Rd., Smyrna, TN

Mind2Marketplace is pleased to announce another ground-breaking meeting focused on technology at the forefront of today's news and you're invited. Join us and gain perspective on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technologies. Get hands-on with some of the vehicles while enjoying networking and great food alongside professionals from the academic, government and private sectors in the unique setting of an airplane hangar. UAS is emerging as a hot topic for technologists and enthusiasts around the world and is enabling many innovative business models. Learn about UAS activities already taking place in Middle Tennessee and how FAA regulations are shaping-up to govern how the units can be used.

Who should attend? Those interested in: investing in UAS technologies, using UAS in educational settings, using UAS to get tough jobs done, and those just curious about the technology and seeing what others are already doing.


Our Speakers


Julie A. Adams
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University


Dr. Julie A. Adams is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Vanderbilt University. She is also the founder of the Human-Machine Teaming Laboratory. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Adams was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Before returning to academia, she worked in Human Factors for Honeywell, Inc. and the Eastman Kodak Company from 1995 to 2000.

Adams received her Ph.D. degree in Computer and Information Sciences in 1995 from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), performing her research on human-robotic interaction for multi-robot systems in Penn's General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory. She received her M.S.E. degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, and her B.S. in Computer Science and B.B.E. in Accounting from Siena College. She was the recipient of the NSF CAREER award.




James E. Mackler 
Attorney, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC


Mackler concentrates his practice in the areas of federal criminal defense, regulatory compliance and civil litigation, where he has 15 years of experience defending and prosecuting criminal cases at the state, federal and military level. He is the founder of the firm's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) focus, the first of its kind in the region. James also leads the firm's veteran and military law efforts, helping former military members transition to the civilian sector and representing soldiers and officers in disciplinary hearings. This includes helping them develop entrepreneurial strategies as well as ensuring that veterans receive the services they need and deserve.

James has been quoted in several media outlets, including The Washington Post, National Defense Magazine, The Tennessean, NPR,, The Guardian and local television news affiliates, and most recently in articles regarding UAS.

James lives in Nashville with his wife and their two children. In his free time, James enjoys running, flying and motorcycle riding.





Jacob Gish 
Founder of Beyond Right Now Technologies


Founder and C.E.O. of an emerging precision agriculture machine to machine data transfer company. Graduate from the inaugural cohort of companies NWTEC Next Farm Agriculture Innovation accelerator program on February 6th 2014. His company intends to sell hunters, farmers, and other end users a platform ecosystem of hardware and software that will automate agricultural processes while also aggregating and analyzing important data. His company has a suite of products that can increase yields and decrease cost for farmers.

Gish has recently been quoted about his work and is in demand as a speaker on UAS topics, particularly the commercialization and economic development outlook of the technologies.


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