THE COMMERCIAL UAV SHOW AGENDA

 

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London, 15 - 16 November 2017

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Nov 1508:55
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Conference welcome and Chairperson's opening remarks

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John Laughlin, Director, Appleseed Solutions
Nov 1509:00
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Opening Keynote: Developing an autonomous ATM system and defining the future of the drone industry

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  • 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
Marcus Johnson, Research Aerospace Engineer, Aviation Systems Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Nov 1509:20
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Small Class UAS - what the commercial sector has yet to learn

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Commander Jamie Sayer CEng MBA RN, Unmanned Air Systems – Mini Class TAA, UK MOD
Nov 1509:40
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Innovating and adopting technology trends: The oil industry’s view

Keynotes
  • 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
Joe Little, Technology Principal, BP Plc
Nov 1511:20
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Panel: Malicious actors and UAVs: What is the role of the industry when countering drones?

Keynotes
  • 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?
Moderator: John Laughlin, Director, Appleseed Solutions
Jon Damush, Chief Growth Officer, Insitu Commercial
Simon Monkman, Enforcement Officer, Ofcom
Chris Blackford, COO, Sky-Futures
Steve Tisseyre, Detective Constable, National Police Advisor on Drones, Metropolitan Police - National Prisons Intelligence Coordination Centre (NPICC)
Nov 1511:50
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Roundtable Discussions

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1
UAVs in precision agriculture
Facilitator: 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
Facilitator: 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
 
Nov 1514:00
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Driving Business Benefits with Mapping Drone Technology

Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation
  • 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
Christopher Thomson, Sales Manager, senseFly
Adrian Charters, Geology, Survey & Air Operations Director, Land & Minerals Consulting Ltd
Nov 1514:00
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How do you actually scale enterprise drone operations?

Track 2 - Fine-tuning the Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use
  • 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?
Chris Blackford, COO, Sky-Futures
Nov 1514:20
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Panel: Handling your data: How to get the most valuable insights?

Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation
  • 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
Moderator: Steven Eglinton, Chair, BIM4 Infrastructure (UK) and Director, GeoEnable Ltd
Joe Little, Technology Principal, BP Plc
John Molberg, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems
Nov 1514:20
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New and unusual applications for unmanned aerial vehicles

Track 2 - Fine-tuning the Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use
Exploring some of the ways UAVs are used for mapping, GIS, surveying, inspection and data collection
Moderator: John Laughlin, Director, Appleseed Solutions
Nov 1514:50
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Policing and UAVs: How can drones help with traffic management and accident reporting?

Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation
  • 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
Ole Kristensen, Chief Superintendent, Danish National Police
Nov 1514:50
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Developing universal standards across the UAV industry

Track 2 - Fine-tuning the Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use
  • 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?
Michael Gadd, Policy Specialist, UAS & Spaceplanes, Civil Aviation Authority
Nov 1515:40
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UAVs: A tool for emergency management?

Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation
  • 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?
Rebekah Yore, Operations Manager, Rescue Global (www.rescueglobal.org)
Nov 1515:40
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Moving at the speed of business: The problems with regulating innovative technology

Track 2 - Fine-tuning the Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use
  • 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?
Sam Brand, Chief, Revenue and Product Management, International Civil Aviation Organization
Nov 1516:00
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Regulation focus: Preparing for the impact of Brexit and global change on the industry

Track 2 - Fine-tuning the Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use
  • 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?
Elena Lynch, Head of Drones Policy, International Aviation, Safety & Environment,, Department for Transport
Nov 1516:00
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What will the skies look like in 2050?

Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation
  • 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?
Michael Read, Industry Expert, Creative & Lateral
Nov 1516:20
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Invisible Highways: Developing autonomous traffic management systems

Track 2 - Fine-tuning the Industry: Safety & Security in Drone Use
  • 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?
Jonathan Evans, President, Global UTM Association, Co Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Skyward I.O.
Nov 1516:20
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Maximising the potential to use UAVs in oil & gas production

Track 1 - Technology, Data Management and Innovation
  • 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?
Mohamed Hafez, Mechanical Engineer, Costain Ltd
Nov 1516:40
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Panel: Managing public and private airspace

Keynotes
  • 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?
Moderator: Jonathan Evans, President, Global UTM Association, Co Founder And Chief Executive Officer, Skyward I.O.
Martin Rowe-Willcocks, Head of Sales - Future Programmes & Services, BAE Systems
Daniel Rubio, CTO, AirMap
Philip Binks, Solution Architect, N.A.T.S.
Bernd Korn, Head of Department Pilot Assistance, DLR

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Nov 1609:00
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Conference welcome and Chairperson's opening remarks

Keynotes
Taro Kuusiholma, Special Adviser, Finnish Transport Safety Agency
Nov 1609:10
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Opening Keynote: Innovative and creative uses of drones in the construction industry: Transferrable lessons

Keynotes
  • How have changes in regulation and advances in technology changed how UAVs are used in construction?
  • What does UAV use mean for training staff?
  • What kind of data can you get from a drone?
  • What does adoption look like for organisations of different scales?
Ravi Kugananthan, Project Engineer, Laing O'Rourke
Nov 1609:30
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Rail Surveys – Drones are a “game changer”

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  • What are the biggest risks, costs and challenges facing the rail service delivery chain?
  • Vogel R3D: “a game changer”; What is it, why is it unique and how is it the most advanced method of data capture available in the industry?
  • How a single survey can be used for not only rail alignment design, but H&S assessments, condition surveys, and virtual site visits
  • How drones are changing the way we think about data capture and delivery
James Dunthorne, UAV Technical Manager, Plowman Craven
Nov 1609:50
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The Future of Aerial Data: Drones as a Tool in a Broader Ecosystem

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As drones become more common in industries around the world, their novelty is wearing off and they are becoming one of many tools companies turn to to answer questions and solve problems. We will explore how drones, paired with satellites, manned aircraft and other tools can provide a comprehensive solution to ensure companies can scale how they use aerial data.
 
Jesse Kallman, President, Airbus Aerial
Nov 1610:10
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What is the role of drones in smart cities?

Keynotes
  • What are the challenges and opportunities of UAVs in smart cities?
  • What are the main uses for UAVs in the future city?
  • UAVs for traffic and pollution monitoring
  • How will regulations have to be adapted to encompass the use of UAVs in urban airspace?
Charbel Aoun, Non-Executive Director, Future Cities Catapult
Nov 1611:20
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When Big is Too Big: Real-Time Drone Data Processing on the Edge

Keynotes
  • “Big” is only Getting Bigger: Optical Sensors versus Broadband
  • Cloud or Edge? What Every Drone Operator Should Know About Where the Math Gets Crunched
  • GPUs and a New Era of Massive Local Parallelization
  • Real-World Computing on the Edge: Real-time 3D Reconstruction
Michael Jones, Software Engineering Manager, Lockheed Martin
Nov 1611:40
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UAV adoption in Saudi Aramco

Keynotes
  • An overview of the UAV adoption in Saudi Aramco where fleet of tens of UAVs have been deployed.
  • UAV has been utilized in variety of applications including inspection, emergency response and aerial mapping applications
  • It has proven to be cost-effective and efficient technology to replace or complement conventional operational methods resulting in  50~80% cost reduction
Khaled Abusalem, Engineer, Aramco
Nov 1612:00
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How UAVs are being used in search and rescue operations

Keynotes
  • What vision do SAR operators have for the future use of UAV technology?
  • How have the RNLI incorporated UAVs into operational use?
  • Encouraging SAR partners to engage with our requirements gathering exercise
  • Case studies from the past year of using UAVs
Hannah Nobbs, Head of UAVs, Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Nov 1612:20
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Unmanned aircraft for autonomous accident investigation

Keynotes
  • Examining and analyzing UAV uses in accident investigation
  • Investigating the use of LiDAR in response to accidents
Joni Pelham, Research Fellow in Flight Data, School of Aerospace, Transport & Manufacturing, Cranfield University
Nov 1613:40
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What is the importance of safety management systems for UAVs?

Keynotes
  • How are safety management systems developed?
  • What are the standards that have been created across industries?
  • What are the risks if your organisation does not have a safety management system in place?
  • Finding an inspiring way to promote safety
Peter Slater, Aerial Solutions UAV Manager, Costian
Nov 1614:00
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Managing the world’s first Hands-free Hectare

Keynotes
  • Automated machines growing the first arable crop remotely
  • How drones and automated field scouts have been used with our agronomist
  • Using open source software to control the autonomous systems
  • Taking crop samples of the Hectare with an aerial drone system.
Jonathan Gill, Mechatronics Teaching Assistant & UAV Pilot, National Centre for Precision Farming
Nov 1614:20
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Developing innovative tools for the control and management of marine litter through UAVs

Keynotes
  • How can UAVs be used in conservation zones?
  • How are drones being used to solve problems in a more straightforward way than before?
  • Funding the use of drones within a research organisation
  • Examples of drone applications in conservation; what are the transferrable lessons?
Susana Mier, LitterDrone
Nov 1614:40
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UNICEF: Engaging drones for humanitarian use

Keynotes
  • Developing national regulatory frameworks for drones
  • Delivering laboratory samples and health supplies
  • Integrating drones in emergency response
  • Africa’s first drone air corridor for humanitarian use
Judith Sherman, Cheif, HIV and AIDS, UNICEF
Nov 1615:00
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The very near future of last mile logistics: 100kg cargo UAV’s

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  • Near future markets
  • Entry strategy: a techno and socio/economical approach
Barry Koperberg, Founder, Wings For Aid
Nov 1615:20
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Drones, Thermal Imaging and Emergency Response

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  • Gain a basic understanding of the science behind thermal imaging
  • Learn about the capabilities (and limitations!) of thermal imaging cameras
  • See real-life examples of thermal imaging drones deployed in emergency response
  • Examples include: structural and wildland firefighting, search and rescue, and hazardous materials
Patrick Sherman, Founder & CEO, Roswell Flight Test Crew
Nov 1615:40
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How are drones becoming more autonomous?

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  • What foundations are being laid today that will lead to a system of fully automated drones in the future?
  • Will we ever be able to remove the human element from UAV control?
  • What is the newest software that will lead the way to autonomy?
Sorin Dumitrescu, Department Manager, Location Identification & Reporting, O.M.V. Petrom Sa
last published: 23/Oct/17 09:35 GMT

 

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