Tuesday March 22, 2022

Aviation Summit – MWC Barcelona 2022

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The aviation industry is entering a completely new era, with drones at the heart of this, bringing in opportunity and innovation. However, for drones to deliver scalable and sustainable commercial solutions, they need to be autonomous and operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). Once this is achieved then the commercial potential is immense. SESAR suggests a European demand of a valuation in excess of EUR 10 billion annually by 2035 and over EUR 15 billion annually by 2050 (for governments and commercial businesses). And Drone Industry Insights indicates that drone application in the energy sector is expected to reach a global market value of up to US$6 billion by 2025. This seminar, Discovering Commercial Opportunities in Advanced Air Mobility, was part of the Industry City’s Aviation Summit at MWC Barcelona 2022. Senior MNOs and specialist service providers gave their unique perspectives on the challenges faced in new business development and offered advice for successful cross-industry collaboration.


Time Topic Speaker
10:30 Welcome and Introduction Barbara Pareglio, Executive Director for Advanced Air Mobility and IoT Technical Director GSMA
10:35 MNO roles in the Digitization of Airspace Management for UAS Francesca Stockton, Product Manager, Aviation Connectivity Services Verizon Robotics
10:43 5G Autonomous Drones  Jorge Muñoz, Vice President for Business and Marketing, Unmanned Life, Miguel Álvaro Fernández , Drone Sales Specialist, Telefónica and Lorena Senador-Gómez Lázaro. Global Sales Director at Telefónica Ingeniería de Seguridad
10:55 Panel Discussion:Challenges faced in new business development and how cross -industry collaboration can be successful Moderator: Svetlana Grant, Head of IoT Strategic Technology Partnerships, Vodafone

  • Nora Metzner, Droniq
  • Marc Beltran, EU Drone Port™
  • Elena Neira, MITRE Labs
  • Thomas Neubauer, TEOCO
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