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London, 14 - 15 November 2018

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Nov 1408:55
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Chairman’s Opening Remarks

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Mark Wharry, Head of Aviation, Martek Aviation
Nov 1409:00
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Opening Keynote

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Speaker to be confirmed
Martin Brandenburg, EMEA Managing Director, DJI GmbH
Nov 1409:20
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System Modeling for Autonomous Vehicles

Keynotes
Hamed Khalkhali, Director of Engineering - Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (TUAS) Division, AeroVironment
Nov 1409:40
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Keynote panel: How will UAVs and Robotics of the future collaborate?

Keynotes
  • Collaborative, autonomous and intelligent machines will come to dominate certain industries; how will they change the way we work?
  • How will robotics and unmanned vehicles combine to create industry tools of the future?
  • What are the risks associated with this vision and how should manufacturers, systems providers and end users collaborate now to ensure these risks are minimalised?
Hamed Khalkhali, Director of Engineering - Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (TUAS) Division, AeroVironment
Martin Brandenburg, EMEA Managing Director, DJI GmbH
Stéphane Terrenoir, CTO, Delair
Patrick Thévoz, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Flyability Ltd.
Nov 1411:20
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Panel: Leading the World to 5G Connectivity with UAVs

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • Understanding the applications for UAVs in communications infrastructure
  • What will the next generation of communication infrastructure for connected UAVs look like?
  • How can we achieve ultra-reliable and energy-efficient UAV communications?
  • How will drone manufacturers and telecommunications companies work together to create the 5G Network?
Eric Murray, Principal Engineer, Vodafone Group Technology
Steve Combes, Business development manager, Ericsson
Ralph Schepp, VP Program- & Project Management, Group Technology, Deutsche Telekom AG
Nov 1411:20
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Panel: Getting the most out of your UAV fleet

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • Batteries providing just 20-25 minutes of flying are a commercial adoption bottleneck. What are the alternatives to batteries?
  • Hydrogen fuel cells: The answer to faster re-fuelling and extended flight times?
  • Platform and payload considerations when selecting your power system.
  • A look at the benefits and technical challenges offered by harnessing solar power
  • Engineering advances improving flight times
Moderator: Gavin Wishart, Chairman, ARPAS
Pekka Salonen, Head of R&D Europe, PowerVision
Rob Jackson, Lead Engineer, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc
Sergei Lupashin, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Fotokite
Shaun Mitchell, CEO, Altus Intelligence
Nov 1411:20
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Panel: How will state of the art UAVs disrupt global enterprise operations?

Stream 3 - Workflow
  • How will UAVs disrupt our major industries and which will be the first to adopt them?
  • How will they change operations and how the workforce evolves?
  • What should your board know about drones?
  • How should you be adapting your workforce planning projects to accommodate autonomous machine and UAVs?
  • What other emerging technologies are you investing in and where do drones fit?
Jack Selman, Innovation Coordinator, J Murphy and Sons Ltd
Helena Samsioe, CEO & Founder, GLOBHE
Magdalena Pyszkowska, Global Head of BIM deployment, Bouygues Construction
Nov 1411:20
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Panel: How are airports using counter-drone technology?

Stream 4 - Urban Infrastructure
  • An overview of the latest low-tech and info-sec anti-drone technology
  • How will counter-drone technologies evolve in the future?
  • What are the regulatory and legal challenges to anti-drone techniques?
  • How can we control access to counter-drone tools?
Ashley Harvey, Airside Operations Control Lead and UAS Lead, Gatwick Airport
Damon Knight, Head of Air Traffic Services, London Southend Airport
Liam Bolger, Head Airside Operations, London Luton Airport Limited
Karen Dee, Chief Executive, Airport Operators Association Ltd
Nov 1411:50
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Advanced ground control systems

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • What are the most advanced human- machine interface (HMI) solutions for UAV applications?
  • How can we create streamlined operator training and reduced pilot workload?
  • Assessing computer tablets and other handheld systems for UAV control.
Jonathan Brewster, Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
Nov 1411:50
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Propulsion and flight time

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • Thrust vs aircraft weight and endurance
  • Optimised engine performance
  • Why traditional 2-stroke engines are more reliable than other innovative propulsion methods
Pekka Salonen, Head of R&D Europe, PowerVision
Nov 1411:50
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Increasing UAV capabilities to improve construction and engineering

Stream 3 - Workflow
  • Using commercial drones for imagery and fly-through photos in rail, power, natural resources and electricity
  • End-to-end data capture and analysis
  • Internalisation of UAV capabilities: understanding the business case and implementation challenges
Jack Selman, Innovation Coordinator, J Murphy and Sons Ltd
Nov 1411:50
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Intelligent Counter Drone tools to protect critical assets

Stream 4 - Urban Infrastructure
  • How can counter-drone software be used to protect airports, schools, stadiums, government buildings, military buildings and tourist attractions?
  • How should asset and facilities managers respond to UAVs?
  • What regulation is in place to support the use of counter-drone tools?
Speaker to be confirmed
Nov 1412:10
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Technology and Strategy Roundtable Discussions

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01. Industry Forecast – What’s next? From AI and robotics to autonomous vehicles.
Harry Mcnabb, CEO DroneLife, Drone Life
Timothy Van Langeveld, Regulatory and Policy Advisor, Deep Aero Drones
02. Changing narratives using UAV technology
03. Airspace UTM and UAV integration
Jakub Karas, CTO & Partner Upvision, Vice President, Czech Unmanned Aerial Alliance
04. Sponsored Roundtable - Overcoming drone design challenges through innovative embedded control systems
05. BVLOS – How do we balance the need for expansive flights with accountability?
06. UAV delivery solution technologies
Maron Kristofersen, CEO, Aha
07. Next generation technology: Military tech update and impact on the commercial UAV market
Jim Sayer, Unmanned Air Systems – Mini Class TAA, Ministry of Defence
08. Sponsored Roundtable: Topic to be advised
09. Introducing the Geospatial Commission and our national geospatial strategy: call for evidence
Fiona Booth, Head of Communications and Engagement, Cabinet Office
10. Topic to be advised
Paul Planzer, Air Traffic Control Association
11. Topic to be advised
12. Sponsored Roundtable: Topic to be Advised
13. UAVs using precision tools, autonomously
Kelvin Barnsdale, Senior Research Engineer, University of Canterbury
14. Large cargo UAV's for humanitarian logitics
Barry Koperberg, Founder, Wings For Aid
15. Topic to be advised
16. Sponsored Roundtable: Topic to be advised
Nov 1414:20
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Deploying AI and Machine Learning: How Boeing are incorporating AI into future platforms

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • Exploring the current state of research and commercial use of AI
  • Detailed discussion of latest research into anomaly detection, change-detection and real-time decision making
  • Understanding how current research into machine learning may impact future UAV development
Dragos Margineantu, AI Chief Technologist, Boeing Research & Technology
Nov 1414:20
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Crackpot? Crockpot? Or only for the stockpot? – Edible drones… The Nouvelle Cuisine for Humanitarian Aid.

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • Lateral thinking in the purposing and durability of aeronautical components
  • Alternative sustainable materials for disposable aircrafts and other airframes
Nigel Gifford, Founder, Windhorse Aerospace
Nov 1414:20
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Drones in construction – media grade and survey grade

Stream 3 - Workflow
  • Work flows related to survey grade and media grade drone in construction.
  • Data analysis and use
  • Storing and sharing data
Mark Lawton, chief surveying engineer, Skanska
Nov 1414:20
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Flying High - shaping the future of drones in UK cities

Stream 4 - Urban Infrastructure
  • Creating the regulatory environment to allow autonomous flight, or piloted flight beyond the operator’s line of sight, that makes deployment of drones over long distances or in large numbers feasible.
  • Creating the air traffic management systems that allow drones to operate at scale without interfering with each other or with traditional aircraft.
  • Creating shared visions of what is acceptable or not - noise and other pollution, safety, economic gain - that involve the public and public authorities rather than side-lining them.
Tris Dyson, Executive Director - Challenge Prize Centre, Nesta
Nov 1414:40
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Sponsor Presentation: Creating drone control systems based on high speed communication

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • How can we create a network that only the drone and pilot are operating on to limit interruption?
  • Will this improve the likelihood of authorised BVLOS operations?
  • Integrating control systems into a ‘smart drone’ platform.
Nov 1414:40
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From hobby to industry: design challenges scaling up

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • Materials and manufacturing methods adapted to larger scale production
  • Reinforcing the design processes to fit a larger organization
  • Consolidated software engineering: less hacking, more continuous integration
Stéphane Terrenoir, CTO, Delair
Nov 1414:40
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Industry 4.0. and how the general construction industry use UAVs to digitize the jobsites

Stream 3 - Workflow
  • Best practice case study on BIM adoption within the construction industry
  • How drones and BIM can be used to build a sharable basis of information during your project’s full life-cycle
  • How to increase job safety through real-time analysis and inspection
Magdalena Pyszkowska, Global Head of BIM deployment, Bouygues Construction
Nov 1414:40
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Sponsored Presentation: Talk title to be advised

Stream 4 - Urban Infrastructure
Senior Representative, Thales UK
Nov 1415:00
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Swarming: What’s the future of fleet management?

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • How can companies manage and observe their fleet’s activity in real-time?
  • How will we identify and control rogue drones?
  • How can we best manage collision avoidance: should sense/avoid technology be fully on-board the UAV or should the drone report into a central operator?
Stuart Fairhurst, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, SKYMAGIC
Nov 1415:00
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Powering innovation: Putting next-generation F1 technology into a new generation of Zephyr aircraft

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • Exploring various technical engineering developments from Williams Advanced Engineering
  • A look at how these technologies will be incorporated into future Zephyr aircraft
  • Partnership in practice: benefits, challenges and future direction
Senior representative, AirbusSenior representative, Williams Advanced Engineering
Nov 1415:00
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Talk to be advised

Stream 3 - Workflow
Michael Kehoe, FIHE Principal ITS Engineer, Amey
Nov 1415:00
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Urban Vertiports – landing eVTOLS in Urban Environments

Stream 4 - Urban Infrastructure
  • What is the need
  • Timetables to operation
  • Suitable locations
  • Design considerations
Duncan Walker, Managing Director, Skyports
Nov 1415:20
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Talk to be advised

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
Ralph Schepp, VP Program- & Project Management, Group Technology, Deutsche Telekom AG
Nov 1415:20
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Building an autonomous machine to fly in complex, cluttered and indoor spaces

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • Obstacle avoidance vs. collision-tolerance in confined spaces
  • What is autonomy going to change for indoor inspection
Patrick Thévoz, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Flyability Ltd.
Nov 1415:20
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Building a full inhouse operation for line-of-site surveys, inspection and 3D modelling

Stream 3 - Workflow
  • Making the business case for an inhouse aerial team within large enterprise
  • Employee upskilling, investment in hardware and data analytics software
  • Exploring applications for line-of-site surveys, 3D modelling and site inspections
Steve Combes, Business development manager, Ericsson
Nov 1415:20
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Drone delivery in practice: A look at payloads, public perception and regulation

Stream 4 - Urban Infrastructure
  • Developing a platform to take increasingly large payloads
  • Navigating regulatory issues
  • Managing public perception and fears
  • Other technical considerations when implementing a drone delivery service
Maron Kristofersen, CEO, Aha
Nov 1416:20
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Panel: Exploring future opportunities and new markets for commercial UAVs

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • In the age of IoT, what does a vision for a fully connected UAV market look like?
  • Exploring new markets and potential new end-uses for UAV technology, particularly in light of increasingly sophisticated technology
  • Where should UAV manufacturers be directing their research and development efforts in order to fully meet emerging new markets and end user demands?
Moderator: Graham Trickey, Head of IoT, GSMA
Dragos Margineantu, AI Chief Technologist, Boeing Research & Technology
Svilen Rangelov, CEO, Dronamics
Mark Wharry, Head of Aviation, Martek Aviation
Nov 1416:20
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Panel: Multiple payloads – Endurance vs practicality

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • Choosing the best aircraft for your multiple payload operations.
  • The benefits of multiple payloads against dual flights.
  • Restrictions on your flight time: How UAVs have advanced to incorporate multiple payloads.
Michele Moscaritolo, CTO, Aerialtronics
Ben Mawhinney, CTO, Drone Ops Ltd
Nov 1416:20
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Panel: The Impact of UAVs on your bottom line

Stream 3 - Workflow
  • What ROI can you expect from incorporating UAVs into your business?
  • Should you create an in-house team or will you benefit from outsourcing solutions?
  • How can you integrate UAV data into your existing business intelligence?
Mark Lawton, chief surveying engineer, Skanska
Ravintheran Kugananthan, Project Engineer, Laing O'Rourke Infrastructure
Michael Wilkinson, Global Segment Leader, Data Analytics, DNV GL
Nov 1416:20
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Panel: The future of Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication technologies

Stream 4 - Urban Infrastructure
  • From UAVs to driverless cars and autonomous submarines – what opportunities will this present to enterprises?
  • What technical and regulatory considerations need to be dealt with before autonomous vehicles and communication platforms are a part of every-day life?
Maron Kristofersen, CEO, Aha
James Arnold, Head of Design Systems, Lilium
Nov 1416:50
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Improving flight time and payloads for commercial applications

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • Design priorities to improve flight time: considering power, materials and endurance
  • Endurance vs practicality for commercial applications
  • Technical solutions for improving payload capabilities
Speaker to be confirmed
Nov 1416:50
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Building versatility into UAVs for commercial use

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • Designing a robust platform which is suitable for use in diverse and difficult conditions
  • Technology considerations to enable multiple or variable payloads
  • Combining drone intelligence with AI and IoT: how to extract meaningful information from your data
Michele Moscaritolo, CTO, Aerialtronics
Nov 1416:50
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Developing a strategic approach to UAV imaging: Thames Water case study

Stream 3 - Workflow
  • UAV technology is exciting, but comes with risk. How to make a strategic plan to minimise potential problems
  • Building trust with end users
  • How Thames Water are using UAVs
Harvey Jassal, Innovation and Technology Manager, Costain Group (Thames Water)
Jon Lorimer, Security Consultant, Thames Water Limited
Nov 1416:50
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Stream 4 - Urban Infrastructure
James Arnold, Head of Design Systems, Lilium

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Nov 1509:00
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Opening Keynote: UTM systems of the future

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  • What advances in UTM technology will ultimately allow for routine beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights and highly automated operations?
  • What advances have been made in UTM and collision/avoidance tools in the past year and what is driving this growth?
  • What’s on the horizon for UTM systems?
Ally Ferguson, Director, Airspace Safety Research, PrecisionHawk
Nov 1509:20
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Moving from inspection to intervention

Keynotes
  • Payloads of the future will combine sensors, robotics and artificial intelligence to create UAVs capable of not only sensing issues, but fixing them.
  • Key breakthroughs in robotics will create systems capable of manipulating unfamiliar objects, depth perception, agility and big data.
  • What are the best examples of robotics applications in enterprises?
Joe Little, Technology Principal, BP Plc
Nov 1509:40
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Understanding the Blueprint for the Sky: Research, Simulation, and Analysis on the Integration of Autonomous Aircraft into our Airspace

Keynotes
  • Discuss the processes and findings behind Altiscope’s risk framework.
  • Explore where Altiscope’s risk model fits in the overall realm of UAV risk assessment, including how it relates to other industry and regulatory efforts.
  • Provide insight into the recently published Blueprint for the Sky, in which Airbus presents its roadmap to the safe integration of autonomous vehicles across a wide range of geographies and jurisdictions.
Jessie Mooberry, Head of Deployment – Altiscope, A³ By Airbus
Nov 1510:00
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Keynote Speech - Title to be advised

Keynotes
Speaker to beadvised
Nov 1511:20
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Talk title to be advised

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
Speaker to be confirmed
Nov 1511:20
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Collaborative sUAS imagery collection for geospatial intelligence

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • Leveraging sUAS popularity and capabilities
  • Enhancing 30cm WV3 satellite imagery with 3cm high spatiotemporal resolution sUAS imagery / use case of land use land classification validation
  • USC study of non-precision GPS spatial accuracy
  • The future of DGPS and submeter accuracy
Robert Quinn, Geospatial Analyst and Founder, Raven Spatial
Nov 1511:20
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Mapping and 3D modelling: How UAVs will transform Building Information Modelling

Stream 3 - GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • How do UAVs fit with the overall digital transformation in the construction industry?
  • Outlining key future strategic developments of information management and construction in the UK and Europe.
  • How will the construction industry need to change to embrace UAVs and remote mapping tools, having been slow to digitise so far?
Stephen Wolski, Vogel Technical Consultant, Plowman Craven
James Dunthorne, UAV Technical Manager, Plowman Craven
Nov 1511:20
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Parrot drones hijacking

Stream 4 - Cyber Security
  • How can drones be highjacked?
  • How can one prevent this from happening?
  • What are the communication protocols between man and drone?
  • How to identify drone commands through manual reverse engineering and binary control?
Pedro Cabrera Camara, Founder, Ethon Shield
Nov 1511:40
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Urban Air Mobility: Real-world learnings

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • The Urban Air Mobility movement has gained an immense amount of momentum in a short period of time.
  • At Voom & Airbus, we too believe that urban air travel will be a major part of the future transportation equation.
  • That said, there are many questions around the market's viability. Is there demand for short-haul air travel? What is the right vehicle configuration? How will the regulatory environment respond?
  • Airbus is taking an experimental approach with Voom with a goal of answering these questions. I will share real-world learnings from operating one of the first global urban air mobility companies.
Clément Monnet, Chief Operating Officer, Voom Flights
Nov 1511:40
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Talk to be advised

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
Speaker to be confirmed
Nov 1511:40
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How can UAVs revolutionise operational efficacy?

Stream 3 - GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • How are UAVs a safer and more efficient alternative to manned aircraft or inspectors on the ground?
  • Long term predicted results of UAV deployment, and how best to combine them with pre-existing teams.
  • Key observations from being an early adopter of UAV technology.
Speaker to be confirmed
Nov 1511:40
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Keeping your data secure

Stream 4 - Cyber Security
  • Should enterprises expect enhanced security and data privacy as UAVs are increasingly used as tools for sensitive data collection and analysis.
  • As high-profile business and government customers incorporate UAV flights as a way to gather data, how can we prevent sensitive content such as movie footage or images of critical infrastructure being leaked?
  • What are the risks associated with UAVs and data breaches?
  • Could third party drone companies be liable for the data of their customers?
Speaker to be confirmed
Nov 1512:00
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Panel: The future of UTM systems – How will we be controlling drones of the future?

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • Exploring innovative Collision Avoidance Systems and spatial awareness technologies
  • Ground-breaking UAV Traffic Management systems
Moderator: Martin Bowman, Aviation Technology Director, Deloitte
Jim Cranswick, Head of Drone and UTM Programmes, NATS
Rob Jackson, Lead Engineer, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc
Nick Rogers, Co-founder and CRTO (Chief Regulatory and Training Officer), Sky-Futures
Jakub Karas, CTO & Partner Upvision, Vice President, Czech Unmanned Aerial Alliance
Nov 1512:00
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Panel: Is the future of UAVs as pseudo-satellites?

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • With testing on a new solar-powered aircraft designed to circle in the Earth’s stratosphere underway, should UAVs be seen not just as low altitude tools but pseudo satellites?
  • What are the applications in communication and connectivity?
  • Assessing current developments as well as future challenges and priorities
Alvaro Rodriguez, Operations Manager, European Union Satellite Centre
Nov 1512:00
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Panel: Safer cities by design

Stream 3 - GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • How are UAVs being used to design safer cities and aid future resilience planning?
  • What cost savings will this proactive approach to resource planning create?
  • How can commercial operations benefit from incorporating UAVs into their risk assessments and future planning projects?
Iain Macbeth, Head of Foresight, Transport for London
Paul Lindup, Project Manager (ICE), Network Rail
Nov 1512:00
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Panel: How vulnerable are UAVs to Cyber-attacks?

Stream 4 - Cyber Security
  • Does the strategic and sensitive nature of the data UAVs collect and store makes them a high value target?
  • As UAVs become more automated, will they become more secure?
  • How can we measure UAV systems security? Should we move to a system of security certificates?
Ilkka Hiidenheimo, Chief Executive Officer, Sharper Shape
Pedro Cabrera Camara, Founder, Ethon Shield
Nov 1514:00
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Sponsor Presentation: Unmanned Aerial Delivery – Who, How and Why

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • Overview of current practice and delivery methods – advantages and challenges.
  • Available technologies that may aid regular commercial autonomous BVLOS deliveries to become reality
  • Notable developments, current operations and industry trailblazers
  • Future applications, industry potential and best practice
Session led by: airdropbox
Session led by: air-drop-box
Nov 1514:00
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Model-Based UAS Development – Best practices for rapid and cost-effective UAS development

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • Key challenges of advanced UAS development,
  • Prototype driven vs. simulation driven development approach,
  • Up to 10x improvement through model-based development approach (practical examples and best practices),
  • Closing the loop: using flight test data to improve simulation, and vice versa,
  • The next step: AI for UAS development and autonomous UAS operation.
Marko Thaler, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Airnamics
Nov 1514:00
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Sponsor Presentation: What effect can Drone Safety Technology have in enabling the drone industry to realise its greatest potential?

Stream 3 - GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • How does global regulations around globe impact the likelihood of opening the skies to commercial drones?
  • Leveraging the drone popularity to maximize safety
  • A closer look at drone safety technology
  • ponse?
Session led by: parazero
Nov 1514:00
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Panel: The impact of EASA regulations on the UK UAV Industry

Stream 4 - Cyber Security
  • With just a year to find our place in the European regulation landscape before Brexit, how can the UK remain closely aligned with EU and international regulation? Should it?
  • An update on the U-Space initiative: an automation-based project for managing drone traffic at up to 492 feet and below.
  • How can the UAV industry benefit from EU-wide cyber security initiatives, and be involved in the negotiation of new policies and initiatives?
  • How will changing regulations affect your UAV operations?
Moderator: Simon Merriman, Lead Programme Manager, B.S.I. Group
Simon Monkman, Enforcement Officer, Ofcom
Philip Dawson, RPAS/UAS Policy, I.C.A.O.
Paul Planzer, Air Traffic Control Association
Nov 1514:20
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Integrating and managing a large fleet of UAS into the enterprise

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
Nov 1514:20
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Talk title to be advised

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
Speaker to be confirmed
Nov 1514:20
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How can UAV technology help prevent and contain emergency incidents?

Stream 3 - GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • How will emergency services around the world incorporate drones into their response teams?
  • What types of emergency services can drones provide? From searching for missing persons, deploying defibrillators and use in criminal investigations.
  • What can early case studies tell us about the future of UAVs for emergency response?
Paul Lindup, Project Manager (ICE), Network Rail
Nov 1514:40
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Drones and AI in utilities and infrastructure

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • How are utilities integrating UAVs and robotics to make the smart grid smarter and reduce personnel and environmental risk, facility downtime and overall maintenance & inspection costs?
  • How does regulation around the world impact the likelihood of commercial use of UAVs in utilities assets?
  • The challenges associated with both on-shore and off-shore assets?
Speaker to be confirmed
Nov 1514:40
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Adaptable design: Developing new UAV technologies by continually changing end use purpose

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • End-use purpose: exploring new applications for commercial UAV use
  • Focus on adaptability and creating new UAV technologies
  • A closer look at machine-learning and other technology innovation
Pim Van Dommelen, BlueJay
Nov 1514:40
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Using UAVs to support our urban infrastructure

Stream 3 - GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • How are UAVs transforming transport infrastructure?
  • Traffic surveillance and monitoring in urban areas will form an integral part of congestion control in inner cities
  • Roadmap for personal drones: transforming the infrastructure of the skies and preparing for personal transportation drones
Iain Macbeth, Head of Foresight, Transport for London
Nov 1514:40
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Topic title to be advised

Stream 4 - Cyber Security
Mark Wharry, Head of Aviation, Martek Aviation
Nov 1515:00
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Use-cases for cellular connected drones

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • Command and control, BVLOS and payload data case studies
  • Supporting UTM via cellular networks
  • Using cellular networks to track UAVs in place of GPS
Eric Murray, Principal Engineer, Vodafone Group Technology
Nov 1515:00
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Overcoming Obstacles: UAV use beyond visual line of sight – offshore and rural case studies

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • FAA and CAA waivers for BVLOS UAV use
  • What are the initial results of the BVLOS UAV use?
  • Balancing safety, speed and adverse conditions in BVLOS use for various commercial applications
  • Engineering advances in flight duration
Shaun Mitchell, CEO, Altus Intelligence
Nov 1515:00
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Data generation and analysis in the energy market: how UAVs to inspect critical infrastructure and assets

Stream 3 - GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • Update on how the energy market are using UAVs and insight into future market opportunities
  • Case studies on data analysis of energy assets
  • Data security of critical infrastructure
Michael Wilkinson, Global Segment Leader, Data Analytics, DNV GL
Nov 1515:00
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Imitating environmental conditions to generate in-flight data and improve UAV design

Stream 4 - Cyber Security
  • Technical challenges and specification designing a wind tunnel to simulate a windy outdoor environment
  • Analysis of testing data generated
  • Providing new certification methods for the development of safe, reliable and consistent UAVs
Guillaume Catry, Co-Founder and CEO, WindShape
Nov 1515:20
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5G applications for drone technology

Stream 1 - Command, Control & Communications
  • Trial at Kings College London using 5G for control: goals, process and set-up
  • Impact on latency and onboard processing
  • How 5G technology will revolutionize UAV applications and mobility
Senior representative, Ericsson UK
Steve Combes, Business development manager, Ericsson
Nov 1515:20
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Flying in confined spaces

Stream 2 - Aircraft Engineering
  • Manufacturing UAVs to fly in confined spaces: overcoming technical challenges
  • Connectivity considerations
  • Exploring increasingly sophisticated data capture and analysis tools
Ben Mawhinney, CTO, Drone Ops Ltd
Nov 1515:20
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Mapping hard to access and remote areas with Autonomous Drones

Stream 3 - GIS and Spatial Analysis
  • Challenges associated with mapping underground areas and how drones can improve the process
  • Key geospatial solutions enabling mapping of complex spaces
  • What does this case study tell us about using drones in spaces GPS signals can’t reach?
Stephen Wolski, Vogel Technical Consultant, Plowman Craven
James Dunthorne, UAV Technical Manager, Plowman Craven
Nov 1515:20
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First Person View Flying: Integrating Virtual Reality into the consumer droning experience

Stream 4 - Cyber Security
  • Providing an immersive flying experience using VR
  • Overcoming technical challenges
  • Designing a drone for the extreme sports industry – how to approach the market, and technical specifications to consider
Vernon Kerswell, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Extreme Fliers
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The Commercial UAV Show is two events: a world-class conference focused on the progression of the UAV industry; and, a technology exhibition showcasing the latest hardware and software innovations from the mega tech companies to the latest start-ups. To visit the show is free. There is, naturally, a registration fee to attend the conference.

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