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RDO Integrated Controls Helps Power DroneFocus Conf 2016

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Last summer, 130 attendees gathered at the Fargo Jet Center for Fargo’s first annual Drone Focus Conference.

This year, the event is expected to double in attendance and will gather professionals and enthusiasts together to learn and share insight on the UAV industry on June 1st at The Stage at Island Park near Downtown Fargo.

RDO Integrated Controls, the technology division of RDO Equipment Co., is on board once again and helping power this year’s event as a premier sponsor.

Why You Should Attend
According to Emerging Prairie, the group who organizes the DroneFocus Conference, attendees can expect a full day devoted to learning, interacting, and playing. 

  • Learn: Experts in cyber security, aeronautics, autonomous vehicles, access spectrum and more lined up to drop some knowledge. The content varies from 3 minutes talks to no longer than 20 minutes, so you’ll be getting a buffet line of information throughout the day.
  • Interact: You will not spend this conference sitting in a chair. Break periods are woven throughout the event, intentionally so that attendees can meet who’s in the room and learn from each other.
  • Play: What’s the point of a drone conference without getting some hands-on drone action? This year, plans are in the works for a build-a-drone section, and live demonstrations of drone inventions by students from across the world.

What You Can Expect from RDO Integrated Controls
In the world of UAVs, our portfolio of products and systems are designed to create a more efficient and productive workflow for our customers. We’re excited to bring industry experts as part of the day’s lineup:

  • Matthew Hayes, Mapping Product Supervisor, RDO Integrated Controls: Matthew and his team at RDO Integrated Controls are dedicated to helping clients successfully utilize innovative mapping and UAV technology. At DroneFocus Conf, Matthew will highlight a brand new research project focused on renewable energy and civil application for UAVs.
  • Baptiste Tripard, Managing Director, senseFly:  Baptiste manages the distribution of SenseFly products in North America and is heavily involved in research and testing to bring new technology to market.  Baptiste will provide a high level overview of the UAV industry and what will be coming to market in the near future.
  • Jim Frank, President, ComAgUAS: Jim is the President of ComAgUAS. ComAgUAS exists to promote the professional use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in commercial and agriculture operations though leadership, certification, and advocacy. Jim will be discussing the role of this new trade association as well as its focus on operator’s certification and safety in this emerging sector.

We invite you to spend the day with us, focused on drones. Click here to purchase tickets, learn more about the presenters, and view the full agenda.

You can also check out a podcast, featuring an interview with Emerging Prairie's Greg Tehven talking drones, entrepreneurs, and DroneFocus Conf. Take a listen.

Hope to see you there.