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Uber Elevate Summit 2018

Uber Elevate Summit 2018 Highlights

May 8th, Tuesday
May 9th, Wednesday
Track 1: Vehicles & Battery
10:00 am
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Guerin Pavilion
Panel:Elevate UAM Mission, eVTOL Requirements and Common Reference Models

Summary UAM mission requirements will be shared with objectives focused on achieving low direct operating cost and community noise, with high safety - along with the eCRM context for ensuring requirement feasibility.

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Mark Moore
Director of Engineering, Aircraft Systems
Uber
Adam Warmoth
Vehicle Systems Analyst
Uber
Ian Villa
Vehicle Strategic Modeling Lead
Uber
10:35 am
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Guerin Pavilion
Introduction: Battery & Energetics
Celina Mikolajczak
Director of Engineering, Battery Systems
Uber
11:10 am
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Haas 171 & 172
Panel:Battery Safety

Fire protection considerations for all electric urban air mobility operations. Panel will discuss relevant IFC, IBC, NFPA, ASTM, and FAA codes for Skyports, areas of concern for first responders, and testing approaches for batteries.

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Celina Mikolajczak
Director of Engineering, Battery Systems
Uber
Nick Warner
Senior Test Engineer
DNV-GL
Michael Gorin
Program Manager, Emerging Technologies
NFPA
Robert J. Davidson
Founder and Managing Partner
Davidson Code Concepts, LLC
Rex J. Alexander
President
Five-Alpha, LLC
Track 2: Airspace & Ops
10:00 am
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Ahmanson Ballroom
Introduction: Elevate Airspace Systems

This presentation will provide insight into the Elevate Airspace Systems design and core principles. It will further demonstrate concepts and technologies to scale airspace operations to the demand over time.

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Tom Prevot
Director of Engineering, Airspace Systems
Uber
10:45 am
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Ahmanson Ballroom
Panel: New Thinking and Approaches within Global Airspace Management

This panel will highlight innovative approaches and operations across the globe reflecting new thinking in airspace management that pave the way for utilizing new entrants in highly beneficial ways.

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Parimal Kopardekar
Senior Technologist for Air Transportation
NASA
Biruk Abraham
Operations Research
FAA
Doug Davis
Director of Airworthiness
CANSO (Northrop Grunman)
Sara De La Rosa
Lead Coordinator
ISG Interagency Supply Chain Group
William Chan
ATM-X Project Manager
NASA
Track 3: Moving Cities
10:00 am
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Haas 171 & 172
Speaker Series: Demand Modeling and Network Optimization

This session will focus on two modeling paradigms that are being used to influence the design of the Uber Elevate ecosystem with our demand and network optimization models. We will conduct a technical review of each and describe how they are being used together to make strategic decisions that influence the evolution of network design and system operations.

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Jon Petersen
Head of Data Science, Aviation
Uber
Tom Adler
President
Resource Systems Group, Inc.
Stan Swaintek
Head of Operations, Aviation
Uber
11:00 am
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Guerin Pavilion
Speaker Series: Community Acceptance

What does an eVTOL sound like against an urban soundscape? We are investing in the development of tools to accurately measure and model the loudness of aircraft relative to existing background sounds. It's about loudness and perception -- not just sound pressure.

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David Josephson
Noise & Acoustics Consultant
Josephson Engineering
Dr. Josef Schlittenlacher
Research Associate, Auditory Perception Group, Department of Psychology
Cambridge University
Juliet Page
Physical Scientist at Volpe
The National Transportation Systems Center
Stan Swaintek
Head of Operations, Aviation
Uber
Track 1: Vehicles & Battery
1:00 pm
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Haas 171 & 172
Speaker Series:Elevate eVTOL Tools, Techs, and Testing

eVTOL aircraft require unique analysis tools to address the challenges of tight aero-proulsion-acoustic-control coupling, along with key technology efforts to close the remaining gaps.

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Rob McDonald
Head of Vehicle Engineering Team
Uber
Adam Chase
Vehicle Optimization Lead
Uber
Jacek Kawecki
Elevate Components Lead
Uber
Henry Won
Vehicle Technology Development Lead, Elevate Vehicle Systems
Uber
1:35 pm
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Haas 171 & 172
Speaker:eVTOL Certification Basis Through Part 23

Establishing a certification basis for eVTOL by 2020 is essential to have these aircraft on a path to product by 2023.

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Anna Mracek Dietrich
Consultant
Mel Johnson
Deputy Director of Policy and Innovation, Aircraft Certification Service
FAA
Greg Bowles
Vice President, Global Innovation & Policy
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
2:00 pm
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Guerin Pavilion
Panel:Design Experts - Lessons Learned the "Hard"ware-way

eVTOL experts across diverse concept approaches share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities these new aircraft provide.

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Mark Moore
Director of Engineering, Elevate Vehicle Systems
Uber
Tine Tomazik
Director of R&D
Pipistrel
Zach Lovering
Project Executive, Vahana
Airbus A3
Scott Drennan
Director - Innovation
Bell
Luiz Valentini
Engineering Supervisor
EmbraerX
Brian Yutko
VP, Research and Development
Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company
Track 2: Airspace & Ops
1:00 pm
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Guerin Pavilion
Speaker Series:Skyport Architecture Reimagined

The path to massive scale is abundant with opportunity. Witness the unveiling of several revolutionary Skyport concepts, exhibiting massive throughput within tight footprints. Prepared and presented by some of the top Architecture & Engineering minds in the Industry.

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John Badalamenti
Head of Design, Advanced Programs & Aviation
Uber
Ted Osborne
Principal
Gannett Fleming
R. Andrew Bennett
Principal-In-Charge
BOKA Powell
Walter R. Hughes, AIA
VP & Design Director
Humphreys & Partners Architects
Jon Pickard
Principal
Pickard Chilton (+ Arup)
John Trupiano
Principal
Corgan
Michael Kaiser
Principal
Beck
2:00 pm
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Haas 171 & 172
Keynote:Affordability Through Operational Efficiency

An introduction to how uberAIR will deliver reliable and affordable on-demand aviation services through operational efficiencies that maximize asset utilization and provide consistently high load factors.

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Stan Swaintek
Head of Operations, Aviation
Uber
2:25 pm
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Haas 171 & 172
Speaker Series:A Simplified Cockpit Experience

New aircraft designs, advanced flight path control systems and modified cockpit interfaces, coupled with tightly controlled operations leveraging enhanced situational awareness tools will significantly reduce pilot workload -- radically simplify the the cockpit experience.

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Stan Swaintek
Head of Operations, Aviation
Uber
Greg Bowles
Vice President, Global Innovation & Policy
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
Justin Paines
Test Pilot
2Excel Aviation
Jeff Greenwood
Chief Pilot
Bell Flight
Noel Duerksen
Advanced Flight Control Expert
Wes Ryan
Unmanned Aircraft Certification Lead
FAA
Track 3: Moving Cities
1:00 pm
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Ahmanson Ballroom
Panel: The Future of VTOL - Multi-Modal, Electric, Pooled Fleet

This session will explore how VTOL travel can be done in a more sustainable way -- pools, electric, and multi modal fleets. How do we enable electrification? Why has it been so hard to get commuters to share on the ground and what will it take to share in the air? What does it take to make on-demand POOLing work? How will this fit into the broader multi modal set of mobility solutions?

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Adam Gromis
Head of Sustainability
Uber
Pasquale Romano
CEO
ChargePoint
Rob Dearborn
Data Scientist, Strategy & Planning
Uber
Jeff Salazar
LUNAR Partner
McKinsey Design
Melanie Nutter
Principal
Nutter Consulting
2:00 pm
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Ahmanson Ballroom
Panel:Urban Air Mobility and the Growth of Cities

This session will explore how VTOL may shape the development of cities and how the development of cities will shape VTOL. With city housing costs increasing how might VTOL enable continued access to the urban core? What will be the economic impact of new transport systems like urban air mobility? How will transportation evolve? What will be the impact on real estate, transit-oriented development, and architecture?

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Allison Wylie
Public Policy
Uber
Ted Osborne
Principal Architect and Design Director
Gannett Fleming
Jeff Bellisario
Vice President of the Economic Institute
Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Eric Womeldorff
Principal
Fehr & Peers
Ratna Amin
Transportation Policy Director
SPUR
Russell Laughlin
EVP
Hillwood
2:45 pm
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Ahmanson Ballroom
Panel: The Future Airport Experience

Visionary airport leaders are embracing new technologies and innovative transportation solutions to create a completely new customer experience at the airport.

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Ken Buchanan
Executive Vice President - Revenue Management
DFW Airport
Carter Morris
Executive Vice President
American Association of Airport Executives
Ann Bordetsky
Head of Airport Partnerships
Uber
Gary Gibb
President of Global Airport Consultants
Landrum & Brown

Featured Speakers

Dara Khosrowshahi

CEO
Uber

Dr. Jaiwon Shin

Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
NASA

Elaine Chao

Secretary of Transportation United States of America

Dan Elwell

Acting Administrator
Federal Aviation Administration

Eric Garcetti

Mayor
City of Los Angeles

Mike Rawlings

Mayor of Dallas

Jeff Holden

Chief Product Officer
Uber

Eric Allison

Head of Aviation
Uber

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis

Founder and Executive Chairman
XPRIZE Foundation

Dr. Parimal Kopardekar

Senior Technologist for Air Transportation
NASA

Pasquale Romano

President and Chief Executive Officer
ChargePoint

Dr. John Langford

Chairman and CEO
Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company

Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva

CEO
Embraer S.A.

Michael Thacker

Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation
Bell

Kirk Hawkins

CEO
Icon Aircraft

Anna Mracek Dietrich

Consultant
Regulatory Affairs

Michael Ronen

Managing Director
Softbank Investment Advisors

Brad Stone

Author and Journalist Bloomberg News

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