The state's first Wildfire Technology Innovation Summit will take place on March 20-21, 2019 in Sacramento, California. The Summit will gather thought leaders and practitioners from state and local governments, academia, industry and others to inform and engage each other about the challenges of wildfires and tools that can help us better manage these devastating disasters.
The Summit is designed to initiate an ongoing dialogue between the technology industry, academic researchers, utilities and government on the needs and tools to address wildfire challenges. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts, practitioners and entrepreneurs and to discuss innovative technologies, strategies and practical tools. Discussion at the Summit will include:
• AI-based visual recognition technology to analyze satellite imagery to determine vegetation risks in proximity to utility lines;
• Machine learning and automation inspections for increased regulatory compliance assurance;
• State-wide deployment of weather stations and cameras paired with meteorology and fire behavior modeling; and
• Widespread adoption of LiDAR and advanced imaging for vegetation management and infrastructure inspections.