24 Oct World of Drones Congress 2017
World of Drones Congress 2017
What an inspiring experience the inaugural World of Drones Congress held in Brisbane was. It was a world first gender balanced conference with over 630 delegates from across the Asia Pacific region. Hover UAV was totally immersed in the absolute wealth of knowledge being shared from truly world class speakers and exhibitors. There was an incredibly diverse range of attendees, ranging from regulators such as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Airservices giving regulatory advice and guidance.
Some of Australia’s leading training providers were also in attendance including Aviassist and UAV Air. They were sharing there expertise and knowledge on all things training within Australia’s current regulatory frameworks.
The Australian Army and DJI exhibiting in the main auditorium
The team from She Flies were in attendance. She Flies is dedicated to improving female participation in STEM. Emphasis is on real life STEM applications in there programs, linked to the Australian Curriculum. These programs are revolved around girls and the use of drones in a scientific way through activities as diverse as aerial survey, obstacle courses, parcel delivery, creative arts, and synchronised dance. These activities empower young girls to get involved in STEM and closes the gender divide in the STEM economy.
Guest speakers were truly world class including a large international contingent. One such speaker from the U.S was Dyan Gibbens founder and CEO of Trumbull. Trumbull performs data interpretation, visualization, and management. They work with industry leaders in aviation and oil and gas on sensor, UAS technology integration, and analytics. They are also developing computer vision techniques to identify and prevent large scale incidents. There clients include the armed services of the United States
Sally French the “Drone Girl” also made the trip to Brisbane from the U.S to talk about all things drones and how DJI crushed the consumer drone industry and how others can still take flight
Jackie Dujmovic of Hover UAV really loved being part of the team presenting on commercial UAV applications for marine operations. Discussing in particular marine applications and how drones can be introduced for safety within the marine industry and to help in conservation efforts.
With so many exciting projects worldwide within the drone industry it must be said that we can not wait for next years World of Drones Congress.