UAV SHOW DAY ONE

 

The Commercial UAV Show Day 1 - Wednesday 15th November 2017

Day 1 - Wednesday 15th November 2017

08:00

Registration commences, Exhibition doors open

08:50

Opening address by Jennifer Clark, Conference Director

08:55

Conference welcome and Chairperson's opening remarks

The Future of UAVs

09:00

Opening Keynote: Developing an autonomous ATM system and defining the future of the drone industry

  • Designing an air traffic management system that will allow for widely used BVLOS operations
  • What are the obstacles between where we are now and universal BVLOS?
  • Lessons learned from field testing a UAS Traffic Management System
  • Areas of research and development needed to support BVLOS operations
09:20

The Military Experience of Getting BVLOS Approval

  • Unmanned Air Systems Team – Quick Programme Summary.
  • UAS PT – Safety and Airworthiness, Classification
  • 10 Steps to Operation
  • Categorization Proposal
  • 10 Pillars of Airworthiness
  • Joint Authorities for Rulemaking of Unmanned Systems – SORA
09:40

Innovating and adopting technology trends: The oil industry’s view

  • How have Autonomous Machines revolutionised the oil industry?
  • Flying, Swimming, Crawling the fleet approach to inspection
  • Transforming environmental surveying and inspection with Autonomous Machines. Exceptional case studies from within BP
10:00

Speed networking

10:20

Morning networking break

Counter-Drone

11:20

Panel: Malicious actors and UAVs: What is the role of the industry when countering drones?

  • What are the benefits of manufacturer and industry self-regulation over government control?
  • Who holds the ultimate responsibility to prevent misuse of UAVs?
  • How can you keep track of where your product is going?
  • What are the current preventative measures, and how can they be improved?
11:50

Roundtable Discussions

1
UAVs in precision agriculture
Jonathan Gill, Mechatronics Teaching Assistant & UAV Pilot, National Centre for Precision Farming

2
​UAV use in day-to-day law enforcement
Ole Kristensen, Chief Superintendent, North Jutland Police Operational Center

3
The potential of UAVs and BIM
James Dunthorne, UAV Technical Manager, Plowman Craven

4
IoT-Connected UAVs
Joni Pelham, Research Fellow in Flight Data, School of Aerospace, Transport & Manufacturing, University of Cranfield

5
The role of UAV’s in the deployment and maintenance of communication networks
Rob Chambers, Managing Director, Total Telecom

6
Driving BVLOS technology forward
Michael Read, independent industry expert and world’s most experienced jetpack flyer
 

Networking lunch & exhibition visit

Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation

Track 2 - Fine-tuning The Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use

Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation
14:00

Driving Business Benefits with Mapping Drone Technology

  • How mapping drones are employed across geospatial applications
  • How drone mapping compares to traditional survey methods
  • How one leading UK geospatial company used drone technology to grow its business
  • Numerous additional examples of drone ROI from around the world
Track 2 - Fine-tuning the Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use
14:00

How do you actually scale enterprise drone operations?

  • Why is Enterprise now looking to scale in-house rather than outsourcing?
  • What tools are needed to scale Enterprise drone operations?
  • How can/will Enterprise deal with the ever-increasing amounts of drone-based data they collect?
  • What does the future look like for scaled Enterprise drone operations?
Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation
14:20

Panel: Handling your data: How to get the most valuable insights?

  • Overcoming the challenges of a data overload
  • Best practices for processing, analysing and storing your data
  • Recognising what is invaluable and what is irrelevant
  • How secure is your data? Advice for spotting potential pitfalls
Track 2 - Fine-tuning the Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use
14:20

Flying High

  • The flying high programme seeks to catalyse the public vision around urban drone operations and
  • advance fully integrated drone systems technologies that benefit existing cities and regions. Through
  • a collaborative engagement with public leaders and technologists Nesta will convene a consortium of pioneering cities to create an expansive and interconnected series of live, large-scale and complex urban drones systems demonstrations projects.
  • These will leverage drone-related technological breakthroughs to ensure that cities and the public are at the heart of shaping how this technology integrates into their communities

Blue Lights

Regulation

Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation
14:50

Policing and UAVs: How can drones help with traffic management and accident reporting?

  • How can UAVs be used to collect data in a new, efficient way?
  • How are UAVs modernising the way that traditional traffic monitoring can be carried out?
  • What are the advantages of using UAVs?
  • Case studies and examples
Track 2 - Fine-tuning the Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use
14:50

Developing universal standards across the UAV industry

  • How will adopting standards help bring new market entrants?
  • Who should be involved in the creation of standards?
  • Why there is a need today in order to grow tomorrow
  • How should regulators be involved from the initial stages?
15:10

Afternoon Networking Break

Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation
15:40

UAVs: A tool for emergency management?

  • What are the potential applications of UAVs in emergency management?
  • How UAVs can be used for risk assessment
  • How are UAVs enhancing investigations in new ways?
Track 2 - Fine-tuning the Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use
15:40

Moving at the speed of business: The problems with regulating innovative technology

  • Creating standards from the UAV industry across several member states
  • How can you move the management of UAVs out of the regulatory sphere?
  • What are the benefits to users of UAVs if standards are created by bodies other than national regulators?
  • How is the ICAO developing a global registry for the UAV industry?
Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation
16:00

What will the skies look like in 2050?

  • Beyond 2020: what are the long-term predictions for the future of our airspace?
  • What will the biggest goals and milestones be over the next 30 years?
  • How much change can we expect to see? Will it be a gradual acceptance or a total shift in regulation?
  • Will commercial airspace become more public or private?
Track 2 - Fine-tuning the Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use
16:00

Regulation focus: Preparing for the impact of Brexit and global change on the industry

  • How effective is current legislation? What are the expectations for the next 5 years?
  • Will the regulatory landscape within the UK mirror that of the EU after Brexit?
  • UK role in developing the UAV sector; encouraging innovation
  • What are our expectations for regulatory change, if any?
Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation
16:20

Invisible Highways: Developing autonomous traffic management systems

  • Enabling safe low-altitude civilian UAS operations
  • How can a UTM (UAV traffic management) system be implemented into existing airspace?
  • Who will oversee such a system?
Track 2 - Fine-tuning the Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use
16:20

Maximising the potential to use UAVs in oil & gas production

  • What are the new technologies being used in oil and gas exploration?
  • Teaming UAVs with USVs and UMVs
  • Which parts of the production chain are becoming to rely on automated vehicles?
  • How will the industry come to rely further on UAVs in the future?

Managing Commercial Airspace

16:40

Panel: Managing public and private airspace

  • How will airspace management systems need to adapt to include widely used UAVs?
  • What are the main regulatory barriers?
  • What sort of collaboration needs to happen between public and private organisations?
  • What does the future of airspace management look like?
17:10

End of Conference Day 1 - Networking drinks

last published: 14/Nov/17 11:26 GMT

 

 

 

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