Beyond Borders: How are Businesses Using Drones to Find Efficiency & Enable Growth Across Europe?

Free Webinar | Tuesday, June 25, 2024 | 7:00AM PST | 10:00AM EST | 3:00PM BST

Regulations, technology and market needs have shaped commercial drone adoption across Europe, but the value that technology can create is ultimately dependent on specific uses and needs. What are some of the enterprise drone applications that have truly made a difference? Are users in certain regions having an easier time creating value than others? How are organizations measuring ROI but also quantifying immeasurable value related to safety initiatives and sustainability efforts? Join a panel of industry experts as they detail how and where the technology has been able to support a myriad of businesses to better understand how you can move forward with the technology.


Speakers

Amanda Boekholt, Deputy Head of Section - Strategy and Innovation, Federal Office of Civil Aviation

Amanda is an experienced legal advisor and strategic leader specializing in drone regulations and innovation. Currently Deputy Head of the Strategy and Innovation Unit at the Federal Office of Civil Aviation, she leads the legal implementation of the U-space regulatory package in Switzerland. Her role also involves fostering partnerships within the UTM industry, facilitating collaboration and innovation to harmonize technological advancements with legal frameworks. Amanda's commitment to advancing drone technology and regulation is further demonstrated through her active involvement in industry projects and associations, such as the Global UTM Association (GUTMA), where she serves as Treasurer. Additionally, Amanda plays a key role in the InterUSS Platform, guiding the adoption of tools and policies such as the automated test suite to promote cooperation among key drone stakeholders.

Mohamed Thoraia, Region Manager South Europe, Wingtra

Mohamed is Business development & innovation expert, currently responsible for strengthening Wingtra’s leadership position in the VTOL drones market & accelerating Wingtra's adoption in Europe. He is orchestrating Wingtra’s Regulatory Enablement Services to enable Wingtra’s customers to fly safely and comply with EU regulations in a timely manner.


Maxence Trogneux, Business Development Executive, Pix4D

Maxence Trogneux is a Development Executive at Pix4D, overseeing operations in France, Benelux, and Switzerland. He specializes in photogrammetry, drones, and business development. His role encompasses reseller management, sales prospecting, marketing content creation, and event organization, contributing to Pix4D's market presence with innovative software and advanced equipment.


Laurent Zimmerli, VP Customer Experience, Voliro

Laurent serves as the VP Customer Experience at Voliro, the industry-leading flying robotic platform for aerial NDT inspections and contact-based interactions. With over four years in the drone and autonomous systems industry and an impressive 12-year background in customer success and product marketing, Laurent plays a pivotal role in delivering an unmatched experience for inspection teams utilizing Voliro for aerial industrial inspections.


Kristofer Skantze, CEO, Xer Technologies

Throughout his career, Kristofer has had the opportunity to work in various leadership roles across innovative multinational high-tech settings, spanning three continents. He's developed teams and continuously worked on business development, strategy, and innovation management. With a strong business foundation from quite diverse industries, including unmanned aviation, oil exploration, IT, and more, he's successfully brought several businesses and B2B products to market while also raising significant equity. He is committed to developing teams, driving growth, fostering innovation, and delivering impactful results to the benefit of the shareholders, employees and customers.


Moderator

Jeremiah Karpowicz, Editorial Director, Commercial UAV News

Jeremiah has spent over a decade cultivating communities of all different types, both in-person and online. He has created articles, videos, newsletters, ebooks and plenty more for these communities as a contributor and editor. He has also shaped and defined various conference programs. Today, he is focused on defining what it means to take the engagement that happens in both the physical and digital worlds to the next level.