amsterdam drone week expands activities with hybrid summits

Highlights Amsterdam Drone Week Hybrid 2020

Thursday, 26 November 2020

During the 100% virtual ADW Hybrid from 1 -3 December, over 100 speakers from all over the world will discuss the future of unmanned aviation. The global drone industry will gather virtually and is presented a varied and up-to-date program of 36 hours in which the sector can tune in on the latest developments and enter into dialogue with each other.

Tuesday 1 December
Official opening: 10.00 CET, ADW Main Stage
The official opening of ADW Hybrid 2020 starts with keynote speeches of Adina Iona Valean (European Union Commissioner for Transport) and Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management The Netherlands). Sharon Dijksma (Alderperson Traffic, Transport, Water and Air Quality City of Amsterdam) will address the topic UAM as part of an integrated Smart Mobility approach. The latest update on the U-Space Opinion will be addressed by Patrick Ky (Executive Director EASA).

UIC2 Forum: Mayors' Table: Urban Airspace and the Role of Cities: 11.00 CET, ADW Main Stage
Several mayors and other experts from different European cities will join and discuss Multilevel Governance of the Urban Sky, and the role of Cities.. Among them: Vassilis Agouridas Leader of the UAM Initiative, EU's Smart Cities Marketplace/Head of EU Public Co-Creation & Ecosystem Outreach, AIRBUS Urban Mobility, with the official representatives of EU DG-Move, City of Hamburg, City of Ingolstadt, Swedish Transport Agency, Swedish ANSP, Metropolis GZM, Poland UAV, Municipality of Trikala. This session will be moderated by Luana Bidasca of DGMOVE.

What requires a safe and secure Urban Air Space?: 13.00 CET, ADW Main Stage
EASA director Patrick Ky enters into a discussion with Simon Hocquard of the association of air traffic controllers CANSO about a safe airspace with space for both manned and unmanned aircraft.

AI in the sky: 14.00 CET, ADW Break Out
What possibilities can AI provide when you run it on as an algorithm on footage shot from a drone? How does object recognition from above work and what limits on technical and or data level do we encounter? The public Tech and AI team did research on how object recognition can contribute to a positive function where a drone can provide public services on safety and security.
During this live Q&A and panel discussion with the National Police, Cities of Amsterdam and Apeldoorn and the University of Amsterdam we talk about how public services on safety and security is being supported by drones images and Artificial Intelligence.
This session is on behalf of the Impact Coalition on Safety and Security (ICSS), run by the City of The Hague and the National Police.

Wednesday 2 December
During the second day ADW is facilitating almost 20 sessions that are focussing on actual developments around our content streams. The UAM content stream is hosting a panel on ‘UAM as part of a Smart Mobility Approach’ during this session representatives of the City of Amsterdam, ERTICO, Achmea Insurance and NLR will discuss what it takes to integrate mobility on the ground, water and air. Later that day Margaret Nagle of Wing will give a keynote on ‘Enable Drone Delivery in Urban Airspace’. GSMA will address the topic ‘Exploring the Future Value of Mobile Networks in UAM’. KPN and TEOCO are joining this session and elaborate on 5G and the need for international communication standards. U-Space in 2020 will be discussed by the European Network of U-Space Demonstrators with speaker participation of European Commission, Eurocontrol and SESAR Joint Undertaking.

Dutch National Action Programme: 10.00-15.00 CET ADW Break Out
The second day of ADW Hybrid 2020 is partly devoted to the future of Dutch airspace. The Director of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management will give a first outline of the Dutch Drone Agenda. Representatives of KPN, City of Amsterdam and Dutch Drone Delta will share their future vision on drones. During this session the latest drone projects and results of drone tests will be presented by NLR, ANWB Medical Air Assistence/Post NL and Koppert Biological Systems. After the introduction of Paul Riemens, CEO RAI Amsterdam and founder of the Amsterdam Drone Week, in which he will elaborate on the importance of cooperation in order to build a well-functioning ecosystem, all parties will try to draw up a drone action plan what can accelerate the drone industry and applications in the Netherlands.

Thursday 3 December
Digital Safe Cities: securing the infrastructure of tomorrow: 10.00 CET, ADW Break Out
Barend Frans, Team Digital Investigation at Dutch National Police (PPS), Jelle Niemantsverdriet, National Security Officer at Microsoft and Rene Pluis, Lead Country Cyber Security, The Netherlands at Cisco will talk about integral digital security.

Open Source as a foundation to interoperability: 12.00-12.45 hours
Wing is hosting a panel on Open Source as a foundation to interoperability, This session is moderated by Koen de Vos and will welcome speakers as Bobby Healy CEO Manna Aero, Matthew Satterley, Francine Zimmerman of FOCA and Antoine Martin Director General of Civil Aviaton France.

Towards a global approach of rules and regulations? 14.00 CET, ADW Main Stage
ADW is proud to welcome FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson, EASA-director Patrick Ky and Kevin Shum Jin-Chyi, Director General at CAAS to discuss global drone rules and regulations. The aviation authorities will try to set the next step towards a roadmap for an UAM infrastructure on a global scale.

Use cases
But ADW Hybrid is more than discussions and talking. It also offers various use cases and pilot projects with drone applications. For example, Saxion University of Applied Sciences presents three pitches with security and maintenance drones and a real Drone Highway, Metropolis will present the Central European Droen Demonstrator technology and regulatory , the municipality of Amsterdam is launching its own Dronelab, Everis will present Galileo, EGNOS and intelligent service for U-Space, Schiphol Airport and the Port of Rotterdam will present their recent use cases and the DRONERESPONDERS will share best practices with drones of the London Fire Brigade and the UN World Food Program.

Tuesday 1 December, ADW Theatre
13.00 CET: Safety on the water - City of Amsterdam
13.20 CET: Galileo, EGNOS and intelligent services for U-Space – Everis ADS
15.00 CET: Drone Safety and integration with manned aviation via PansaUTM - Metropolis

Wednesday 2 December, ADW Theatre
11.00 CET: Flying Robotic Arm - Saxion University of Applied Sciences
15.40 CET: Fundamental building blocks for drone operations KPN
16.00 CET: Futuring session -TwynstraGudde

Thursday 3 December, ADW Theatre
12.00 CET: Open Source as a foundation to interoperability
13.20 CET: Drone detection - City of Amsterdam
16.00 CET: Airport operations and Port of Rotterdam - Dutch Drone Delta

Amsterdam Drone Week

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