And even more interesting than the timing, is the question on how they will do it!
Drones are about to be part of our everyday lives. They promise to deliver our packages faster and cheaper, using aerial corridors instead of congested roadways. They will save lives by supporting incident responders with necessary equipment. They promise to inspect our roofs and the electricity grid more frequently, better, and autonomously. They will bring us unprecedented views of reality, and even allow us to become producers of our own spectacular video shows. The aerial future is bright, and a wide range of applications is emerging. There are plenty of opportunities for novel businesses, and also existing companies are interested in the opportunities. In this IEEE SB event, we will give an overview of the drone challenges and opportunities, first from a research angle, then from the viewpoint of a media broadcaster with concrete experience with drones, and finally from the European drone cluster EUKA, aiming to simply enable drone industry.
The seminar is co-organized by FITCE and the IEEE Student Branch Ghent.
19:45: “Drone research for supporting incident responders” Jerico Moeyersons, UGent
20:15: “Drones in the air: broadcasting dreams and realities” Dani Staes, VRT
20:45: “Drones Challenges and Opportunities for Europe” Francis Knudde, EUKA
21:15: Panel discussion
21:30: Reception with drones on show
Jerico Moeyersons obtained his Bachelor and Master degree in Information Engineering Technology from the University of Ghent (UGent) in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Afterwards, he started his PhD in the Internet and Data Science Lab (IDLab, formerly IBCN), a research group of the Department of Information Technology (INTEC), doing research on adaptive software in 5G networks and drone related decision support software.
He participates in two research projects, namely 5Guards and 3DSafeGuard-VL, both strongly related to his PhD. 5Guards is focusing on how network slicing concepts delivered by 5G networks can be integrated at the application layer (e.g. Quality-of-Service support to prioritize select drone control and video data over public network data). 3DSafeGuard-VL is focused on supporting incident responders by means of drones inspecting the incident area and automated decision support software (aiding incident workers in making split-second decisions to save lives).
Info coming soon
Francis Knudde is International Manager at EUKA. He is responsible for putting the UAV / Drone industry from Flanders on the world map, in collaboration with the EUKA members and Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), the Flemish agency for international business.
To support the internationalization plans of Flemish Drone companies even better and more streamlined, the focus is on the development of a counter for the international legislative framework, the qualitative matchmaking for Flanders in an international context and a facilitating role for acquisitions and / or (foreign) investments in Flanders.
Francis started his career as a software engineer, but soon replaced this position by the passion of entrepreneurship. In recent years, Francis has helped to put innovation trajectories on the rails and bring them to the market in his role as business, marketing and solution manager at various companies.
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