Drones Innovation Weekend

Start: Saturday 9 November 2019 8:30 am

End: Sunday 10 November 2019 4:30 pm

Venue: John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

Location: 1450 Guy St, Montreal, Quebec H3H 0A1

The Drones Innovation Weekend is a two-day event that brings together innovators, corporate developers, students and aerospace enthusiasts to address challenges related to the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the shared airspace. Teams compete against each other in a unique environment with the objective of developing solutions that are applicable to real-world issues.

The second edition will take place in Montreal, Canada on 09-10 November. During this event participants will have the opportunity to learn from aviation experts, network, and develop solutions that will aim to enable information and data exchange between unmanned and manned aircraft. Establishing such data provisions and exchange protocols are crucial for a unified Traffic Management System that supports an ecosystem of manned and unmanned aircraft.

Detailed Agenda

The GSMA Internet of Things team has been invited by IATA to join the event as jury and speaker to share insights about the wider ecosystem on drones and UTM.

On-site Experts and Speakers from GSMA

Barbara Pareglio

Senior Director, IoT Technology, GSMA

Barbara Pareglio

Barbara has over 20 years of experience in the mobile industry. She has been part of the GSMA Internet of Things Programme since 2014, working on several aspects of the IoT such as the development of the Mobile IoT Technologies (LTE-M, NB-IoT), GSMA IoT Security Guidelines, GSMA Drone Interest Group and looking at a variety of emerging technologies, like machine learning/AI and edge computing, for helping the mobile industry to create trusted solutions for the IoT. Before joining the GSMA Barbara worked in R&D in several areas of telecommunications, including Intelligent Networks, IMS, Service Enabling and M2M/IoT. She also participate in and actively contributed to several standards.

The GSMA Internet of Things Programme help operators to fully realise the opportunity in the IoT, operators must deliver secure IoT networks as well as scalable value added data services for the world’s industry and machines beyond connectivity. This is to be achieved by industry collaboration, appropriate regulation, optimising networks as well as developing key enablers to support the growth of IoT.

Eszter Kovacs

Project Manager, Drone Initiative, GSMA

Eszter Kovacs