Webinar: Accelerating the Commercial Drones Market using Cellular Connectivity

Start: Wednesday 15 November 2017 3:00 pm

End: Wednesday 15 November 2017 4:00 pm


Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are an increasing feature of modern life. As their usage grows, the role of mobile networks becomes more important in providing secure communication and identification services, and providing support for unmanned traffic management solutions and no-fly zones. This will ensure they operate safely and mitigate any privacy, safety or security risks.

This webinar explores why mobile networks are the best solution in offering superior wide area, high speed and secure connectivity and ensure the growth and acceleration of the commercial drone market.

In this webinar hear directly from global mobile operators who will discuss and debate:

    • How cellular can assist with identification and registration schemes for drones
    • The advantage of cellular in enabling privacy and data protection
    • Example use cases of the benefits offered from cellular connectivity

Time:  10am ET / 7am PT / 3pm GMT

Featured Speakers:


Ralph Schepp,
VP Project and Program Management
Deutsche Telekom

Ralph, who is responsible for key projects and programs in Deutsche Telekom’s CTO area, has solid experience in strategy development, transformation, and innovation management, with a strong focus on ICT and high-tech. In his current role he drives DT’s UAS activities, Technology Strategy and is managing DT’s radio spectrum portfolio and acquisitions across Europe.


Mark Jones,
Global IoT Lead for Commercial Strategy & Market Development

Mark leads Commercial & Market Development Strategy for Vodafone’s Global IoT Business Unit. He has over 20 years management experience in the Telcomm’s industry working with network operators, systems integrator and network vendors. He has a core focus on strategic business development initiatives and currently responsible for identifying and assessing new M2M / IoT market opportunities.


Matt Fanelli, JD/MBA,
Director of Strategy,
Skyward, a Verizon Company

Matt is the Director for Strategy at Skyward, A Verizon company. In this role, he leads the company’s policy and regulatory efforts by working with the FAA on the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) and on the recent Remote Identification and Tracking ARC as well as serving on numerous UAS committees. Prior to his work on the regulatory front, Matt was general counsel for Skyward and managed all commercial partnerships. He holds bar memberships in Washington and Oregon, and is an active recreational UAS pilot.


Graham Trickey,
Head of Internet of Things,

Graham Trickey is Head of the Internet of Things Programme at the GSMA. He works closely with network operators and the mobile ecosystem to help accelerate the delivery of new connected devices and services in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market. He oversees a number of industry focused initiatives designed to support the growth of M2M in the immediate future and the Internet of Things (IoT) in the longer term.



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