AGENDA OVERVIEW

 

 

The Conference runs alongside the already hugely successful exhibition and focuses on the progression of the UAV industry. With 80+ speakers comprising of CEOs from Aeryon Labs amongst other pioneers of this industry including Yuneec, Airbus, Facebook and EE, the speakers promise innovation designed for the integral verticals of the commercial industry.

Sessions in 2016 included:

 

How can a network of drones connect the unconnected world to the internet?

  • Andy Cox, Chief Engineer – Facebook Aviation Team, Facebook

The movement of UAVs into enterprise: How the industry is evolving

  • Dave Kroetsch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aeryon Labs Inc

Enabling broad access to the national airspace by civilian drones: The challenges and opportunities

  • Wes Ryan, Manager, Advanced Technology, FAA

The potential of using drones in the maritime world 

  • Markus Kuhn, Supply Chain Manager, Maersk

The UK’s commitment to safely integrating cutting edge technologies into its airspace 

  • Paul Cremin, Head of Transitional & Emerging Aviation Technologies, International Aviation, Safety & Environment, Department for Transport

Progress towards the future European safety rules for civil drones 

  • Jean Pierre Lentz, Policy Officer, European Commission

Bringing drones for delivery to the general public 

  • Hideaki Mukai, Section Manager, Drone Project Promotion Section, Rakuten Inc

Advancing UAV applications in mining exploration 

  • Yoann Richard, Geophysicist, Areva Mines Sa

The latest mapping drone technology 

  • Brock Ryder, Sales Director, senseFly

Autonomous aircraft and adequate verification & validation considerations 

  • Florian Adolf, Mission Planning and Execution Group, Team Lead, DLR

How UAVs are revolutionising BP’s operational efficacy 

  • Harry Cassar, Technology Director, BP UK

Last-Mile delivery by UAV: Experiences & perspectives at DHL 

  • Andreas Bicking, Vice President Product Development, DHL

Driving a fast pace of innovation in telecoms through UAV use 

  • Mansoor Hanif, Director of Radio Access Networks, EE

How drones are offering cost and time efficiencies in pest control & property maintenance 

  • Peter Trotman, Managing Director, Pest Control, Mitie

Integrating UAVs into the everyday: Making the UK a centre for aerial technology 

  • John Morlidge, Project Lead - Aerospace, Innovate UK

Coupling, complexity, and cockroaches: How bio-inspired systems thinking can enhance aerial robot design 

  • Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan, Senior Lecturer in Bio-Mechatronics, Imperial College London

Drones and social media: new ways of photographing, documenting and marketing 

  • Ronny Brouwers, Founder, DroneHeroes.TV

Professional unmanned operations and safe airspace integration 

  • Jon Damush, Vice President and General Manager, Insitu Commercial

Keynote Panel: Creating a regulatory framework that will maximise safety and enable innovation 

  • Jean Pierre Lentz, Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Gerry Corbett, UAS Programme Lead, Intelligence, Strategy and Policy, Safety and Airspace Regulation Group, Civil Aviation Authority
  • Mr Wes Ryan, Manager, Advanced Technology, FAA
  • Paul Cremin, Head of Transitional & Emerging Aviation Technologies, International Aviation, Safety & Environment, Department for Transport
  • Angela Kies, Head of Issue Management UAS, DFS (German Air Traffic Authority)

How are UAVs changing the fundamentals of agriculture? 

  • Jim Wilson, Director, Soilessentials Ltd

FPV Racing, regulation, and the hobbyist community 

  • Thomas Greer, Chairman, The British FPV Racing Association (BFPVRA)

The possibilities of large UAVs in the logistics industry today and tomorrow 

  • Riccardo Sciolti, General Manager, Intergroup

How drone data analytics is disrupting precision agriculture  

  • Dr Ashutosh Natraj, CTO & Co-Founder, Vine Rangers Inc./Vidrona

Intellectual property for the UAV industry: Droning on and on about patents, trademarks and copyrights 

  • Eric Hanscom, Managing Attorney, Intercontinental I.P.

The challenges and opportunities facing UAV manufacturers today 

  • Jon Damush, Vice President and General Manager, Insitu Commercial
  • Joe Schamuhn, COO, Yuneec
  • Dave Kroetsch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aeryon Labs Inc

UAS knowledge services: technology and tailored support answer critical business questions 

  • Dave Phillips, Vice President, Small & Medium Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SMEUAS), Textron Systems

The limitations of the fail-safe: can we ever eliminate human error? 

  • Joe Schamuhn, COO, Yuneec

Protecting the airwaves: Is your drone legal? 

  • Simon Monkman, Enforcement Officer, Ofcom

Accelerating creative, innovative thinking around commercial drones  

  • Jana Rosenmann, SVP Head of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Military Aircraft, Airbus Group

Safe and fair integration of UAS into national airspace systems: What are the challenges? 

  • Angela Kies, Head of Issue Management UAS, DFS (German Air Traffic Authority)

UAVs and privacy: A view from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)  

  • Karen Round, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner's Office

How UAVs are transforming the future of documentary filmmaking 

  • Dave MacLeod, Director, 'Miles Away' (2015)

UAVs in harsh environmental conditions: Anecdotes from Antarctica 

  • Carl Robinson, Head of Airbourne Survey Technology, British Antarctic Survey

Drone detection for a changing society- which innovations are expected to disrupt this area? 

  • Dr Alan McKenna, Associate Law Lecturer of Kent Law School, Kent Law School
  • Karen Round, Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner's Office
  • Ken Johnson, Enforcement Team Manager, Ofcom

The history of hobbyists: The evolution of the UAV ecosystem  

  • Anish Mohammed, Fellow, Singularity University

Putting innovation at the forefront of humanitarian logistics 

  • Barry Koperberg, Founder, Wings For Aid

Natural designs: Using Biomimetics to increase flight control, object-detection, and integration of UAVs 

  • Mirko Kovac, Director, Aerial Robotics Lab, Imperial College London

Policing the sky: The Australian Regulatory Environment for UAVs (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) 

  • Craig Shepherd, Unit Commander - Police Air Wing, Police Air Wing - Victoria Police Force

The UAV ecosystem and the stock market: savvy investment opportunity or fad? 

  • Andrea Forni, Ceo, FRN Trading Strategies

Improving accountability: A look at law in the skies 

  • Simon Phippard, Of Counsel, Bird & Bird

UAVs in agriculture: Practical perspectives on the drone hype 

  • Chris Wray, Director, Wray Farms

Human-agent collaboration to eliminate error 

  • Professor Nick Jennings, Vice-Provost, Imperial College London

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft: From anywhere to everywhere 

  • Hans Heerkens, Chairman For Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft

The benefits and roadblocks of UAVs for the agricultural community 

  • Richard Green, Head of Engineering Research, Harper Adams University

Media coverage of drones and strategies for improving public perception 

  • Dr Alan McKenna, Associate Law Lecturer of Kent Law School, Kent Law School

What should be the priority when developing an air traffic management system? 

  • Dr Bernd Korn, Head of Department Pilot Assistance, DLR
  • John Korna, Head of Technical and Strategic Research, NATS

How UAVs are particularly valuable when it comes to dangerous jobs  

  • Kelvin Barnsdale, Senior Research Engineer, University of Canterbury

Robots and society: integrating mobile autonomous platforms into our world  

  • Phil Anderson, Head of Marine Technology R&D Group, Scottish Association for Marine Science

 

The Commercial UAV Show 2016 Conference Photo

The Commercial UAV Show 2016 Conference Photo

The Commercial UAV Show 2016 Conference Photo

 

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