The proliferation of drones in a variety of applications and uses, professional and non-professional, inevitably leads to the need to institutionalize, and above all observe, rules for the use of airspace.
The automated analysis of the path of unmanned aircraft, the research and development of contingency minimization technology and their handling protocols, leads inevitably to the design of urban air traffic management.
The term Urban Air Mobility (UAM) will soon be heard more and more, as the set of standards and regulations through which a healthy urban air mobility ecosystem will be defined.
Apostolos Trehadinis, General Manager, STARGUARD SECURITY
Rigas Drolias, Director of Airborne Means, Interstar Security, Interstar «Τα Drones ως σύγχρονο και αποτελεσματικό μέσο ασφάλειας»
Leonidas Petavrakis, Digital and Software Specialist, ESA Security «ΣΜΗΕΑ και ΛΥΣΕΙΣ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ»
Moderator: Vangelis Xanthakis, Journalist
Although as a concept the idea of aerial surveillance and security has found fertile ground among security service companies, there is still a long way to go before it is fully integrated into fixed surveillance systems.
What are the developments in the field? What is the new data? Is there a clear business model? How have physical security companies adopted this technology and what are the next steps?
There are also interesting developments in the field of infrastructure monitoring and planning. There, it seems that the use of SMIs has been consolidated, while new innovations are constantly expanding the scope, challenges and opportunities offered by this particular field.
12:30 - 14:30 | 3η ΕΝΟΤΗΤΑ | Vertical Markets & New Challenges: The Sky is the Limit
Giorgos Setakis, Senior Planning Engineer, Hellas Sat
Giannis Daglis, CEO, UAVOS GEO «Drones beyond human capacity»
Vasilis Polychronos, CTO, Geosense «Digital Twins and modern asset management»
Aristodimos Zamidis, CEO, TractorGPS «Challenges and problems of agricultural drones in the agriculture of 2023»
Giorgos Makropoulos, Engineer of ICT, Member of the FutuRe cOmmunication NeTworks (FRONT) research team, Institute of ICT, Candidate PhD, ICT department, NTUA, NCSR Demokritos «5G -B5G cellular networks and UAV verticals Trials and Results in the scope of 5GDrones»
Elias Psychogios, CIO, FlyBOT «Wind, Solar and ΑΙ»
Spyros Georgopoulos, CIO, Tree Company «Dji Enterprise: new product series – The sky is the limit»
In this section, we take a look at the applications of drones in vertical markets. Such as Precision Agriculture, where drone aerial imaging becomes a valuable tool in the hands of agronomists who obtain valuable data on the condition of crops in order to take measurements to optimize its yield, while a whole category of drones has been developed, which spray, water and carry out fertilizing and sowing operations.
In logistics, aerial shots combined with artificial intelligence software help efficiently in load distribution, counting and traffic control. In transport, where the distribution of microparcels has entered dynamically as one of the strongest playing cards of the SMIEA, while the approval of funding for a drone company, from the Phaistos Fund, as well as the interest of the Ministry of Digital Governance, is already pointing the way.
At the same time, we will examine the challenges that are popping up and are expected to multiply in the near future. What are the new markets? What are the new technologies? What trends are there and what will the future applications be? What are Drones as a Service and how can this model work? And, finally, what are the challenges and how can they be turned into opportunities?
14:30 - 15:15 | 4th SESSION | National Defense, Strategy & Protection of Areas & Infrastructures
Panagiotis Aposporis, Air Force Officer (retired), Candidate PhD, NTUA, WUAVF Counter UAS Advisor
Nikos Kouvaras, Engineer, NTUA, Engineer in development of unmanned systems, SAS – Spirit aeronautical Systems «Design and construction of unmanned systems in Greece: potential – prospects»
Vasilis Vlachos, Country Manager, Greece and Cyprus, Kaspersky «Protect your airspace: Kaspersky Antidrone (presentation of the only antidrone system ready for physical demonstration in Greece)»
Moderator: Vangelis Xanthakis, Journalist
There has been a lot of talk lately about the inclusion of drones in the country’s defense planning, as well as the participation of the national defense industry in manufacturing, maintenance and certification programs.
It is clear that this is a promising branch of technology production and of course a springboard for future civilian applications, given that, in established practice, technologies and applications are often tested in the field of defense and then transferred to “commercial” models.
At the same time, anti-drone technologies are being developed, both on the level of defense and protection of the national space, and on the level of protection of critical infrastructures.
15:15 - 17:15 | 5th SESSION | Drones Make the World Go Round!
Ioannis Sergis, Remotelia (GREECE) «UAVs for industrial indoor inspections: What you need to know»
Yulia Druzhnikova, FIXAR (LATVIA) «UAV & Air Traffic Safety: Secure UAV systems , risk mitigation and the best learnings from big aviation for a safer sky»
Haydar Ates, World UAV Federation (TURKEY) «New concepts of UAV usage and major UAV projects of Turkey»
Rafael Antonio Padilla, World UAV Federation (COLOMBIA) «Remotely deployed drones: A high value asset for critical infrastructure»
Kelly Kumbera, Whirly Vision (USA) «Getting your head in the game before getting ahead in the game»
Preetwant Singh, World UAV Federation (SINGAPORE) «The evolution of drones during and post pandemic»
Daniel Oskooei, BLUVEC Technology (CANADA) «Drone & counter- drone as 2 things»
Tomas Val, World UAV Federation, Legal & Regulatory Committee (HONG KONG) «Operations over people & drone regulations»
In this section, we will have the opportunity to attend a summit meeting! Experts from the drone market come to talk to us about the latest developments, the innovations that will be of concern to us in the coming months, and the new applications that will make drones even more useful and efficient. An extremely interesting discussion, bringing together experts from USA, Colombia, Turkey, Finland, Canada and, of course, Greece!