10 Sessions You Have to Attend at DDC’21

October 13, 2021

DroneDeploy Conference 2021 is just one week away! At our largest event of the year, a community of innovators from our industry ecosystem will discuss the latest drone innovations, best practices, and hot topics impacting operations. As we prepare for day one, we’ve compiled ten industry-specific breakout sessions attendees can look forward to on October 19th. For more information on the conference’s full agenda, click here.

Opening Keynote

Start off DDC’21 strong by attending our opening keynote! Beginning at 9:00 AM on October 19th, DroneDeploy CEO and Co-Founder Mike Winn will welcome attendees and set the tone for the rest of the conference. You won’t want to miss our new products announcement, ground robotics discussion, and 2021 drone industry recap.

“Opening Keynote,” Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 9:00 - 10:00 AM PDT.


Customer Relationship Management in Agribusiness

Syngenta is one of the agriculture industry’s most relevant leaders in customer service. Their secret? Leveraging drone data to meet their customers’ needs. Whether conducting early season stand counts or scouting mid-season, utilizing drone technology ensures that Syngenta’s agronomists can make the best product recommendations and applications for every acre.

“Customer Relationship Management in Agribusiness,” Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 10:00 - 10:45 AM PDT.

Creating a Culture of Collaboration with Site Reality

Construction professionals, this one’s for you! Dive into a comprehensive overview of time and budget management processes with DroneDeploy customer, DPR Construction. As frequent users of our single site reality solution, you’ll gain a firsthand understanding of how to improve cross-functional communication amongst teams.

“Creating a Culture of Collaboration with Site Reality,” Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, 10:00 - 10:45 AM PDT.


The Practical Application of Ground Robotics

Coming off of our acquisition of New Zealand-based robotics firm, Rocos, join David Inggs, Head of DroneDeploy Ground Robotics, as he moderates a panel discussion surrounding robotic use cases in the field. With representatives from both Boston Dynamics and InDro Robotics speaking, this is a must-see session for those considering expanding their drone program.

“The Practical Application of Ground Robotics for Site Inspection & What We’ve Learned to Date,” Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 10:00 - 11:15 AM PDT.

Elevating DEI in the Drone Industry

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are hot topics in the drone world today. In this Fireside Chat led by DroneDeploy.org Director Rebecca Lehman, we’ll explore how we got to this point and the work that still has to be done for our industry to soar to new heights.

“Elevating DEI in the Drone Industry,” Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM PDT.


Managing Stands from Planting to Harvest

Drone data for stand management is an increasingly popular trend within the forestry industry. Applicable from planting to harvest, monitoring stand health, comparing acreages, and keeping track of inventory is made simple with drone solutions. In this breakout session, hear from Julio Rojas, Director of Production Forestry at Weyerhauser, and Tim Frost, Senior Forest Manager at Tilhill Forestry, as they explain how they utilize DroneDeploy’s integration partners for effective forestry management.

“Managing Stands from Planting to Harvest,” Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 1:00 - 1:45 PM PDT.

Leveraging Drones in the Enterprise

Adopting drone technology company-wide is no easy task for enterprise organizations. In this session, hear from DroneDeploy users at Chevron’s San Joaquin Valley Business Unit as they explain how they established their drone program for use in inspections and maintenance. You’ll learn everything from how the group established SOP’s, how they implemented training, and eventually, how they monitor pilots.

“Leveraging Drones in the Enterprise,” Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 1:00 - 1:45 PM PDT.


All About Interior Documentation

If your company has joined DroneDeploy within the past year, it’s more than likely that you’ve spoken to Adam Carp, one of our Solutions Engineers. Adam will demonstrate one of our newest product offerings for this product-focused session, announced in our opening keynote. Construction organizations, take note!

“All About Interior Documentation,” Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 1:00 - 1:45 PM PDT.

Win More Jobs and Promote Positive Client Relationships

Autonomous drone flights and 360 cameras have enabled daily site observation and documentation. Learn how construction companies are increasing business and partner relationships by leveraging site reality beyond inspection and progress tracking use cases. Tom Briggs from IPI Construction, Tyler Hollon from Wadman Construction, and Jared Jacks from Clark Contractors are featured.

“Win More Jobs and Promote Positive Client Relationships,” Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 2:00 - 2:45 PM PDT.

How to Effectively Plan & Track Progress on any Renewable Construction Project

In this energy breakout, learn from Sam Marking, Construction Manager at Invenergy, as he details how the organization uses aerial data to plan and design new sites effectively. As we know, utility-scale projects are complicated in more ways than one, often affecting thousands of contractors and subcontractors. But by centralizing project communication and site documentation, managers can streamline this process.

“How to Effectively Plan & Track Progress on any Renewable Construction Project,” Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 2:00 - 2:45 PM PDT.

We’re excited for what day one of the DroneDeploy Conference has in store and can’t wait to share our groundbreaking product announcements with you. For more information on sponsors, speakers, and registration, click here.

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