GUTMA Connected Skies Webinar: Advanced Use Of Connectivity For Drones Operations
Mobile Networks will soon allow for a vast array of new drone applications, particularly for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations. The effect of this newly introduced mobile connectivity and related services will create a new era for aviation and unmanned traffic management (UTM).
This webinar will provide a wide range of use cases where both 4G and 5G are examined as critical enablers of this burgeoning market.
This event is free to attend but spaces are limited. We encourage you to register early in order to secure your seat:
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Founder & CEO, ANRA Technologies
Amit is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of ANRA Technologies, an Award Winning UAS Workflow and Traffic Management Platform provider based in Washington DC. ANRA is a platform and technology provider to multiple commercial and government entities internationally.
Amit has over 20 years of aviation, telecom and wireless experience in both the federal and the commercial space. He is an engineer, a licensed pilot, following a lifelong passion in aviation and builds experimental aircrafts. Until December 2016, he acted as the co-chair for FCC’s Technical Advisory Council (TAC) for 5G and IoT, which included ground and airborne autonomous vehicles. He was the Director of Engineering at and Principal Architect at Ericsson, providing telecom solutions to commercial customers and Federal Government, where he was the recipient of the Athena Award. Previously, he was the co-founder of a Mobile Marketing company from which he had a successful exit in 2009.
Deployed as part of the Expeditionary Strike Group, he was chief system architect for Navy 4G LTE Sea Pilot, delivering a one of a kind turn-key, secure, unmanned airborne/afloat autonomous 4G LTE Network with applications to directly support the war fighter. He architected the first ever approved classified security architecture for 4G LTE in line with NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) framework, approved for operational deployment in DoD in 2012.
Amit is an adjunct professor at the George Mason University and shares his passion for engineering by teaching in the School of Engineering and volunteers at a local Maker Space in the D.C. area.
ANRA Technologies is a Silver Sponsor of Connected Skies, and member of the Global UTM Association.
Director Airspace Integration, Boeing NeXt
Mildred Troegeler is Director, Global Airspace Integration at Boeing NeXt ,a business division building the ecosystem that will define the future of urban, regional and global mobility.
Mildred leads the airspace integration regulatory strategy across the company working with regulators around the world to support and enable the safe integration of autonomous systems into national airspace with a continued focus on safety.
In 2015, Troegeler joined Boeing as the director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs in Europe. In this role, she was responsible for representing Boeing interests with all European institutions, most notably the European Commission, European Aviation Safety Agency and the European Parliament, in the areas of aviation safety, cybersecurity and unmanned aircraft systems. Previously, she served as technical and operations general manager at the Association of European Airlines (AEA). Before joining the AEA, she shaped space policies at the United Nations as a legal and policy advisor to the German Aerospace Center.
Troegeler holds a law degree with a specialization in economics and competition law from the University of Bonn; and a postgraduate Master of Laws in air and space law from the University of Leiden. She is a board member of the Royal Aeronautical Society Brussels Branch.
Boeing NeXt is a Silver Sponsor of Connected Skies, and member of the Global UTM Association.
Engineer, China Unicom
Engineer from China Unicom, Xin has been working on drones and smartphone testing. Now she is the chair of GSMA-TSG UEX working item and lead the UEX group to publish guidelins for device testing. Xin has published many patents and research papers in china telecommunication forums.
China Unicom has cooperated with GSMA DIG to release the drone case study “Ground-to-air LTE communication services for industrial drone applications” in 2019.
Director European Research Office, KDDI
Tetsuya CHIBA, is Director, KDDI European Research Office.
Tetsuya is based in Geneva, Switzerland and has experience in a wide range of fields including global standardization, technical strategy, service/business development, strategic alliance with venture, corporate vision & strategy, IPR (Patent Attorney) and so on. In his 25 years or more experience in the telecommunications field, he has been engaged in the project management and the launch of businesses and services such as IRIDIUM (satellite phone communications), mobile internet, data roaming, LTE, VoLTE and so on.
Tetsuya has also engaged in standardization activities in the WAP Forum, OMA (Open Mobile Alliance), GSMA, etc. for more than 14 years. Now, he is mainly working for investigation and strategy planning of new technology/business, opinion/information exchange and communication between telecommunications carriers, and GSMA related activities including IoT, 5G, eSIM and Drones.
At GSMA’s Drone Interest Group, Tetsuya was working as a co-leader of Network Technology Sub Group and one of the editors for the GSMA documents.
Senior Manager of Innovation Management Department , NTT Docomo
In 2002, after graduating from Chiba University graduate school (Department of Intelligent Information Engineering and Science), Takashi joined NTT DOCOMO Co., Ltd. and developed World first 3G (W-CDMA) radio base stations in commercial and contributed in ensuring radio interoperability for international roaming with overseas carriers.
Since 2005, Takashi moved to Docomo Open Innovation management team, investing and leading the collaboration with cutting-edge ventures and partner companies of other industries. In 2011, he obtained a MBA from the University of Southern California (USC) and he took charge of the formulation of the mid-term vision and plan in the Corporate Strategy Department.
In 2017, Takashi took his current position, creating innovative business models with new technologies, such as machine learning, telemedicine, drones and so on. Member of the steering committee of Japan UAV Traffic Management Consortium (JUTM). Members of the Logistics Subcommittee of the Study Group on Extravisual and Third Party Flights of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, etc.
Senior Director, IoT Technology, GSMA
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.