AUVSI Announces Host, Keynote Speaker of XPONENTIAL 2017


The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has named Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, and Jim Cantore, meteorologist at The Weather Channel, keynote speaker and host, respectively, of XPONENTIAL 2017.

The show is taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas on May 8-11, 2017.

Krzanich, a general aviation pilot, joined Intel in 1982 and became CEO in 2013. He oversees the company’s innovations in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including tests to fly multiple UAS per pilot and its own UAS platforms. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as the company’s chief operating officer.

“Unmanned vehicles, including drones, are some of the most dynamic technologies of the future, and well beyond recreation, they have the potential to improve people’s lives, create new jobs and industries, and find solutions to real-world problems,” says Krzanich.

At last year’s XPONENTIAL in New Orleans, Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), named Krzanich chair of the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee.

Cantore is a meteorologist and storm tracker with The Weather Channel. AUVSI says he is one of the most recognizable faces in severe weather and has covered every major weather event of the past 30 years, including Hurricanes Katrinam, Irene and Superstorm Sandy.

AUVSI expects more than 7,000 industry stakeholders from more than 55 countries to attend the show.

Registration for XPONENTIAL 2017 has opened. More information can be found here.

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