IoT WebTalk: Reaching New Heights – The Future Role of Mobile Networks in Aviation and Drones

IoT WebTalk: Reaching New Heights – The Future Role of Mobile Networks in Aviation and Drones

Start: Tuesday 15 December 2020 15:00

End: Tuesday 15 December 2020 16:00

Venue: Online

In the latest GSMA IoT WebTalk, senior industry speakers will outline their vision for the future of aviation and drones. We will first look at emerging drone use cases and what the benefits are. Then we will explore how mobile connectivity helps support these.

Join this webinar to:

•    Discover emerging new use cases for mobile-enabled drones
•    Learn about the significant role of the mobile industry
•    Find out how MNOs will work with key aviation and drone partners

The IoT WebTalk will include a panel session, where you will have the opportunity to submit your questions to the experts.


Hendrik Bödecker

Founder and CFO, DRONEII

Hendrik is an expert in aviation law and UAV with over 10 years of experience in the field. At Lufthansa Technik he was the single point of contact to Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) of Germany, Middle East and Asia. He used this experience to form the backbone of regulatory expertise at Drone Industry Insights. Not only has he built up a portfolio in assisting clients in regulatory matters, but he also authors DRONEII’s yearly drone investment report.

Andreas Perotti

Chief Marketing Officer, Europe, EHang

Andreas Perotti is Chief Marketing Officer, Europe for EHang. The Nasdaq listed company is the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company. EHang provides customers in various industries with AAV products and commercial solutions: air mobility, including passenger transportation and logistics, smart city management, and aerial media solutions. Andreas has over a decade of extensive international marketing and communications experience with senior marketing roles in the aerospace industry, government and telecom sectors, including the European Parliament, Telekom Austria Group or FACC. For more information, please visit

Daan van Dijk

Innovation Consultant, KPN

Daan van Dijk (28 years – Rotterdam, The Netherlands) started his career with KPN in 2017 after finishing his master in Innovation Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He works within KPN’s innovation department and pays specific attention to drones and aviation.

Jef Geudens

Head of Technology and Flight Ops, Skyports

Jef is Head of Deliveries at Skyports. As the technical lead for the Drone Services side of the business, Jef works together with drone manufacturers and systems suppliers to enable the BVLOS capabilities for the Skyports fleet while making sure that the aircraft also adhere to the Skyports aircraft safety requirements. At Skyports, Jef developed the company’s BVLOS Concept Of Operations which lead to Skyports becoming the first drone service provider to conduct hospital-to-hospital drone deliveries in the UK earlier this year. Jef has a background in Aerospace Engineering and worked as an aviation management consultant before joining Skyports.

Barbara Pareglio

Senior Technical Director, Smart Mobility Lead, GSMA

Since 2014, she has been the technical lead for several areas of focus within the GSMA such as 5G, IoT, automotive, aviation and more. Looking at how to best utilise new technologies and services from the constantly evolving mobile networks, like 5G-Advanced.

Barbara is also leading several activities and communities with the GSMA members, like the activities related to smart mobility, including automotive and advanced air mobility. The latter by leading the GSMA Drone Interest Group and the Aerial Connectivity Joint Activity, to investigate and help the mobile industry to create a trusted solution for commercial unmanned aircraft. Exploring features and capabilities of 4G and 5G needed for the aviation.

Barbara has over 20 years of experience in the mobile industry. Before joining the GSMA, Barbara worked in R&D in several areas of telecommunications. She also participates and actively contributed to, several standards.


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