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MTS Tech Surge & Maritime Innovations November 28th & 29th, 2017

MTS Tech Surge & CIE Maritime Innovations 2017

The Maritime Innovations Conference is the premier event in New England for connecting the marine technology industry for education, networking, and facilitating partnering opportunities. The theme for this year’s conference is autonomy, with cybersecurity and communication as sub themes. This year’s event, which is being held in conjunction with the Marine Technology Society’s (MTS) Tech Surge, is being held on November 28th and 29th at the UMass CIE, 151, Martine Street, Fall River MA. We expect over 250 attendees over the course of the two-days of programming. 

DAY 1 - MTS Tech Surge: Subsea and Marine Autonomy - Tuesday November 28, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

This one day event will include speakers and panel sessions. The Tech Surge will take place November 28th in Fall River MA. The sessions will include representatives from the academic, commercial, and military sectors focusing on subsea and marine autonomy. The speakers and panel sessions will focus on the present technologies available including networking, hardware, software, and swarming techniques. Networking of unmanned vehicles includes communication, maneuvering, onboard processing and operational complexity, all components that are essential in such networks. This event will cover a multi-faceted discussion in autonomous platforms, applications, and technologies.

DAY 2 - CIE Maritime Innovations - Wednesday November 29, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST

Join us for the Annual Maritime Innovation: connecting, training and advancing conference. This event will bring together leading edge marine technology companies for a day of programming aimed at providing an overview of current trends in the industry, and a showcase of start up companies to discuss their new technologies.

This event is Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is part of our mission to connect the university with industry, organizations, state and federal agencies, and other key stakeholders in order to grow the region's economy.

 

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Agenda

DAY 1 - MTS Tech Surge: Tuesday November 28, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

TIME AGENDA
9:30am Registration & Networking
10:00am Welcome - Toby Stapleton, PhD. MBA., Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
10:10am Opening Remarks by Rhonda Moniz, President of Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network
10:30am Keynote Speaker Jim Bellingham, Director Center for Marine Robotics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
11:00am

Morning Panel - "Subsea Autonomy: Today and Tomorrow"

Panelists include: 

-Matt Grund, WHOI
-Dr. Carl Kaiser, WHOI
-Dr. Mike Jakuba, WHOI
-Dr. Taskin Padir, Northeastern

Moderator: Rhonda Moniz, President of Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN)

12:30pm Lunch (buffet)
1:15pm Product Demo - Xylem/YSI/Hypack
2:15pm Coffee Break & Networking
2:30pm

Afternoon Panel - "Exploring Technologies and Operational Concepts for UxV Operations in the Next Decade"

Panelists include: 

-Dr. Michael Incze, NUWC
-Mr. Scott Sideleau, NUWC
-Dr. Lynn Ewart, NUWC
-Mary Silvia, Director of ANTX

Moderator: Justin Manley, Founder of Just Innovation Inc.

4:25pm

Keynote Speaker Bob Melvin from Teledyne Marine Vehicles on "Integrated unmanned maritime systems for defense and security"

 

4:45pm

Closing Remarks, by Rhonda Moniz, President of Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN)

5:00pm

Networking Reception (light cheese & crackers, with Open Bar)

Sponsored by (MOTN) Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network

DAY 2 - CIE Maritime Innovations: Wednesday November 29, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST

TIME AGENDA
8:30am Registration & Networking
9:00am Welcome - Toby Stapleton, PhD. MBA., Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
9:10am Keynote Speaker - Dr. Steve Lohrenz, Dean of the UMass Dartmouth's School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST)
10:00am Coffee Break & Networking
10:30am

Panel #1 - "Sensors Software and Systems Enabling Unmanned Maritime Vehicles"

Panelists include: 

- Dan Shropshire, Teledyne Marine - How Acoustic Sensors Enable Autonomous Vehicles
 -James Walton, AML – Instrumentation for UMVs
- Robert O’Malley, iXblue – UMV Positioning and Sensing Solutions
- Jacob Piskura, Hydroid - LCLR – Line Capture Launch & Recovery for AUVs
- Arnold Furlong, Geospectrum - Acoustic Instrumentation for Unmanned Vehicles

Moderator: Justin Manley, Founder of Just Innovation Inc.

11:30am

Elevator Pitches - selected Marine Technology firms will deliver 5-minute Elevator Pitches

1. Boston Engineering
2. AML Oceanographic
3. Littoral Power Systems Inc.
4. Geospectrum Technologies
5. HSP Technologies Inc
6. SeaTrac Systems, Inc.
7. Enginuity 

12:00pm Lunch (buffet) with Featured Speaker Sarah Simpson - Manager at Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
1:15pm Product Demo - L3 Ocean Server Technologies 
1:45pm Coffee Break & Networking
2:00pm

Panel #2 - "Autonomy Today and Tomorrrow: A Defense Perspective"

Panelists include: 

-Christine Buzzell, NUWC Newport Code 85
-Gerry Tighe, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Capability Technology Demonstration Office
-Mike Warlaw, ONR, Head Maritime Sensing Group
-John Vlattas, Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 05) CTO
-Dr. Ramprasad Balasubramanian (Ram Bala), Interim Dean of the College of Engineering at UMass Dartmouth

Moderator: Jose Vazquez, Director of Defense & Security at Boston Engineering

3:15pm

Elevator Pitches - selected Marine Technology firms will deliver 5-minute Elevator Pitches

1. COVE
2. C-2i Innovations
3. Autonomous Marine Systems Inc.
4. Nortek
5. Kraken
6. JD Technologies
7. PowerDocks LLC

4:00pm

Panel #3 - "Marine Technology Success Stories"

Panelists include: 

-Robert Anderson, Founder of L3 Ocean Server
-Jim Hanlon, Executive Director of the COVE
-Karl Kenny, President and CEO of Kraken Robotic Systems Inc.

Moderator: Toby Stapleton, PhD. MBA., Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

4:45pm Keynote Speaker Marlon Lewis - Professor Emeritus and Scientific Director of the Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie
5:30pm

Hot Food with Open Bar

7:00pm Closing Remarks

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