Standards and drones – BSI Industry Review

This is an online workshop about drones and standardisation. With a view to finding out where and how standards can help, BSI is researching drone-related regulatory and guidance projects in the UK and significant areas of regulation and standardization abroad. We’re running this online workshop to add to our knowledge.

The workshop’s aims are to:

  • Identify where BSI can facilitate a better regulatory and standards environment by avoiding duplication of effort
  • Identify crucial gaps that might create barriers to adoption, that standards could bridge

We would like participants to vote and answer survey questions throughout to gather information that will contribute to our research.

Who should participate in the webinar?

  • Anyone working in the drone industry
  • Anyone working with drones

What will participants gain?

  • More visibility of UK future drone regulation and guidance projects
  • The chance to influence possible future drone standards

The agenda will include:

  • Drone Standards Overview
  • Research Objectives 
  • Survey and Discussion

15th September 2020

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Our speakers

Chris Gee, Director, Agilio (on behalf of ARPAS – UK)

Chris is director of Agilio which provides consultancy to help organisations realise the enormous potential of UAV technology. He works with clients in the public and private sector from large corporates to small businesses all seeking a competitive advantage by using drone technology within their organisation.

Chris has recently engaged with 350+ local authorities to publish a briefing paper in partnership with Socitm on the adoption of UAV technology in local government.  He is a founder trustee of Safer Drones, a charity working with the joint Cornwall, Devon and Dorset police UAV team to roll out a UK wide drone education programme for recreational flyers. With 25 years’ as management consultant including Big 4 experience, Chris has worked across the public and private sectors for a broad range of clients. He is Prince II, MSP and Scrum certified and a Chartered Engineer.

Graham Brown – CEO, ARPAS-UK

Graham has been the CEO of the Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems UK (ARPAS-UK) since March 2018.

Prior to ARPAS Graham has served as a director, CEO & Chairman of a wide range of international and British businesses in the technology, manufacturing, services, e-retail and financial services sectors including an FCA regulated company and a public company on the London Stock Exchange. His breadth of experience includes businesses operating in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific markets. Growing up in the Middle East, Graham has lived in Germany, Singapore, and the USA. Graham has a BSc (Tech) Hons in Applied Psychology from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Samantha-Lea Wootton, Lead standards development manager for the aerospace sector, BSI

Samantha-Lea Wootton is the lead standards development manager for the aerospace sector here at BSI. With over 10 years’ experience in legal publishing Samantha-Lea has spent the last four of these years working with the South African Civil Aviation Authority on their technical standards and regulations. Currently the committee manager for ACE/1 International and European Aerospace Policy and Processes and ACE/20 – Unmanned Aircraft Systems committees.