Regulating Disruption: Responding To Emerging Technologies

2017 Stanford Technology Law Review Symposium On Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, VR and 3D Printing

On March 3, 2017 I will be a panelist at the 2017 Stanford Technology Law Review symposium.  The agenda appears below:

Regulating Disruption: Responding to Emerging Technologies
All events will be held at Stanford Law School
Friday, March 3, 2017

8:30-9:00 AM – Registration & Breakfast

9:05-9:50 AM – Opening Keynote—Virtual Reality (more…)

Innovating to Address Drone Related Challenges

Panel Of Experts To Discuss Safety Innovations At CES

At 2:15pm on January 6, 2017, I will be a panelist at the Consumer Electronics Show.  The panel is entitled “Innovating to Address Drone Related Challenges.”  Details are provided below:

Safety and privacy are overarching considerations as drones are integrated into the national airspace.  Where will software and hardware innovations help enhance safety and protect privacy as the use of drones increases in 2017?  Are safety and privacy concerns better addressed through rapid innovation rather than rampant regulation?
Moderator:
Bob Kirk, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Speakers:
Brendan Schulman, VP, Policy & Legal Affairs, DJI
Gregory S. McNeal, Co-Founder, AirMap
Anil Nanduri, Vice President, New Technology Group/GM, Drone Group, Intel
Evan Low, Assemblymember, State of California

What DOT Pick Elaine Chao Could Mean For The Drone Industry

Bloomberg Television Interview

On December 9, 2016 I appeared on Bloomberg Television to discuss the impact Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao might have on the drone industry.

AirMap Co-Founder Greg McNeal discusses automation, air traffic control reform and Donald Trump’s choice of Eliane Chao as Transportation secretary. He speaks with Caroline Hyde on “Bloomberg Technology.” (Source: Bloomberg)

The video is embedded below.

Governmental Use Of Drones: A Practical Look At Their Use By Municipalities And Related Fourth Amendment Implications

International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference

On September 13, 2016 I spoke on a panel entitled “Governmental Use of Drones: A Practical Look at their Use by Municipalities and Related Fourth Amendment Implications.” The panel was part of the 81st Annual International Municipal Lawyers Association Conference.

From the IMLA conference program:

The first part of this presentation address Riverside County’s (CA) Certificate of Authorization from the FAA and its test program to enhance the County’s ability to direct critical resources towards saving lives during search and rescue missions. The sec­ond part of this presentation will discuss the future of aerial surveillance law in an era of drones. Fo­cusing on 4th Amendment issues, data retention, transparency, and accountability measures.

McNeal To Moderate White House Drone Policy Session

White House Office Of Science And Technology Policy Event Will Focus On Future Regulations

Dr. Gregory S. McNeal was selected by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to co-moderate a policy workshop discussion with participants from academia, industry and government.

The daylong event will begin at the White House and will then move to the Newseum for drone flight demonstrations and policy discussions.  The event, billed as “The First-Ever OSTP Workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation” will:

bring together government, academic, and industry stakeholders to discuss both the near and long-term implications of unmanned aircraft as an emergent technology; issues related to airspace integration; the potential of unmanned aircraft to enable high-impact research, create new jobs and industries, save lives, and improve the way government agencies and companies do business; and potential ways to further address safety, security, and privacy in this emerging field.

Dr. McNeal’s session will focus on issues related to the future of U.S. drone regulations. McNeal and a group of government facilitators will help identify challenge areas related to regulation and issues where industry leadership or cross-sector collaboration will prove useful in enabling small UAS integration.  Discussion topics will range from immediate-term implementation challenges for Part 107 and other near-term rulemakings, waiver reform, technical solutions for notice of operations, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations, nighttime flight, operations over people, and more.

Dr. McNeal is Professor of Law & Public Policy at Pepperdine University School of Law and is co-founder of AirMap which provides safety solutions for drones.  Dr. McNeal was previously appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to serve on the UAS Registration Task Force and was appointed by the FAA Administrator to serve on the Micro UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee.  In addition to his work in support of policymaking, Dr. McNeal serves as Chair of the Consumer Technology Association’s Industry Standards Working Group on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (R6 WG 23) and as a voting member of the ASTM technical committee creating scientific standards to govern unmanned aircraft and their operation.

A report conveying the event’s proceedings will be produced by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation and will be released to the public to inform policymaking.

Airspace Awareness And Flight Safety Through UTM

AUVSI XPONENTIAL Speech About Technology That Can Enhance Drone Safety

On May 2, 2016 I will be speaking at AUVSI XPONENTIAL, the speech is entitled “Airspace Awareness And Flight Safety Through A Distributed Network Of Apps, Smart Devices, and UTM Interfaces.”

Here is a brief description:

In this presentation Dr. McNeal will present the challenges associated with integrating both recreational and commercial UAS into the national airspace system. He will provide an overview of the present and future systems, and will describe how a distributed network of connected devices powered by APIs and SDKs can ensure a safe operating environment in which innovation can flourish.

A Primer On Emerging Issues In The Law Related To Drones

Luncheon Address At The U.S. District Court for the Central District Of California Judicial Conference

On April 16, 2016 I will present at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s judicial conference.  My remarks are entitled “A Primer On Emerging Issues In The Law Related To Drones.”

Policies Impacting Drones And The Future Of Flight

SXSW Panel To Address Key Issues Around Regulation And Innovation

On March 15, 2016 I will be appearing on a SXSW panel entitled “Policies Impacting Drones And The Future Of Flight.”

Here is the panel description:

Drones have the power to revolutionize a multitude of consumer and commercial sectors — in fact, they are well on their way. According to CTA projections, the U.S. drone market will approach $105 million in revenue in 2015 with unit sales expected to reach 700,000, an increase of 63%. However, a number of policy battles could stand in the way of this remarkable technology. This panel will discuss the key issues impacting drones, from innovation and economic impact to safety and privacy.

How Big Data Can Assist Companies In Threat Assessment And Crisis Management

Price Waterhouse Coopers launched an impressive new web video series entitled The Front Line of Fraud & Corruption.  The videos are part of an ongoing series examining how companies can use forensic services to defend against threats, respond to crises, and recover from incidents. While the series is no doubt intended […]

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