16-18 MAY 2018

VODACOM WORLD CONFERENCE VENUE – MIDRAND, JHB

16-18 MAY 2018

VODACOM WORLD CONFERENCE VENUE - MIDRAND, JHB

Drone Con Schedule

Please note: Schedule may be subject to change.

DAY 1
Slot Time Topic Speaker Company
6:30 – 8:15 Registration
1 8:15 – 8:30 Opening and welcome Sean Reitz UDH Group
2 8:30 – 9:15 International Keynote Prof Filippo Tomasello International Speaker
3 9:15 – 9:45 CAA: the plan for 2018 Simon Segwabe SA CAA Executive
4

9:45 – 10:00

CUAASA update Ken Venn CUAASA
5

10:00 – 10:15

 Lawyers and Drone companies Phillip Kent Legalese
  10:15 – 10:30 Panel discussion All
  10:30 – 11:00 Break
6 11:00 – 11:15 Drones in a digital revolution Valter Adao Deloitte
7 11:15 – 11:30 The State of the Drone Gary Mortimer  sUAS News
8 11:30 – 11:45 Drone Media ROC Solution Mike Reid-Robertson Drone Media
9 11:45 – 12:00 Distinguishing between legal and illegal drone operators Bryan Verpoort ITOO Risks
10 12:00 – 12:15 Strategic Market Growth Joseph Davis Sr Mowiti-Thanda International
  12:15 – 12:30 Panel discussion
  12:30 – 1:30 Lunch 
11 1:30 – 2:30 Economic Impact Study Dr. Roelof Botha Senior Economist
12 2:30 – 2:45 Security and Drones Jacques Swart
13 2:45 – 3:00 Investing in the 4th Digital revolution Raj Wanniappa Future Horizon Technologies
  3:00 – 3:15 Panel discussion
  3:15 – 4:00 Break
14 4:00 – 4:15 CSIR  UAV developments John Monk CSIR
15 4:15 – 4:30 Drones for inventory and warehouse use Craig Leppan Drone Scan
16 4:30 – 4:45 Project Arend Lelanie Smith University of Pretoria
17 4:45 – 5:00 Local production excellence Matthew Buttle Epsilon Engineering
18

5:00 – 5:15

Panel discussion
19 5:15 – 7:00 Cocktail function

 

DAY 2
Slot Time Topic Speaker Company
20 7:00 – 8:15 Registration
21 8:15 – 8:30 Day 2 Welcome Sean Reitz
22 8:30 – 9:15 UTM: Managing Airspace Marc Kegelaers Unifly
23 9:15 – 9:30 BVLOS SA Dale McErlean Ntsu Aviation
24 9:30 – 9:45 BVLOS Training Nicole Jenkinson RPAS Training Academy
25 9:45 – 10:00  Long Range Aircraft and BVLOS Operations Dean Polley Aerial Vision Africa
10:00 – 10:15 Panel Discussion
10:15 – 11:00 Break
26 11:00- 11:15 Operations for Municipalities (incl Fire and Law enforcement) Sam Twala Ntsu Aviation
27 11:15 – 11:30 Risk Management Pieter Niemand Oakhurst Insurance
28 11:30 – 11:45 Thermal technology for Fire & Security applications Philip Smerkovitz TeleEye
29 11:45 – 12:00 Drone Deployment in Disruptive Safety and Security Jacques Swart Independent Technology Consultant
30 12:00 – 12:15 Drones as Transport Heidi Patmore Stellaris Group
12:15 – 12:30 Panel discussion
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
31 1:30 – 1:45 Exploring the use of Drones in Conservation Debbie Jewitt KZN Wildlife
32 1:45 – 2:00 Crop Spraying: the Challenges Tim Wise PACSys
33 2:00 – 2:15 Agricultural data and Insurance considerations Timothy Willis Aerobotics
34 2:15 – 2:30 A Geo-Odyssey of UAS LiDar Mapping Henno Morkel Optron
35 2:30 – 2:45 Drones as a part of an IOT Mining Strategy Eric Croeser IOT.nxt
36

2:45- 3:00

Drones in Construction, not just photos! Louis De Klerk & Richard Matchett Aurecon
3:00 – 3:15 Panel discussion
3:15 – 3:45 Lunch Break
37 3:45 -4:00 Industrial Applications Dean Polley Aerial Vision Africa
38 4:00 – 4:15 Drones in construction and Civils Noel Harris C3D Designs
39 4:15 – 4:30

Let your Data do the talking

Deon Nel Map ERP
40 4:30 – 4:45 Status of Drone Racing in SA Alan Ball Fly FPVSA & Flying Robot
4:45 – 5:00

Drones for Social Good

Johnny Miller
5:00 Day 2 wrap-up

 

DAY 3 - BVLOS Masterclass
Time Topic Lecturer
8:30 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and programme & introduction to lecturers ALL
9:15 – 10:00 UAS in a global context ( Europe, USA, Africa, Australia) Justin
10:00 – 10:30 Introduction to Aviation law Legal Team
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break All
11:00 – 12:30 Part 101 update including complex operations Legal Team
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch  Break All
13:00 BVLOS regulations Legal Team
14:00 Key considerations ( Equipment, Training, Documentation) Justin
15:00 – 15:30 Tea/Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 Case overview and special topic discussion Legal Team
16:30 – 17:00 Q&A Session All
DAY 3 - General Masterclass
Time Topic Lecturer
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9.15 Welcome and introduction TBA
9:15 – 10:00 Part 101 Review Sonet Kock
10:00 – 11.00 Aircraft selection and RLA David
11:00 – 11:15 Tea/Coffee Break All
11:15 – 12.30 Legal compliance for ROC post holders Sonet Kock
12.30 – 13.00 Q&A All
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break All
14:00 – 15:00 Data-Processing Dean Polley
15:00 – 15:15  Tea/Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:00 Flight Safety Sonet Kock
16:00 – 16:30 Fleet Management Candice
16:30  Q&A

 

Key Learnings

Informative Presentations

Drone Flying Cage

Networking Sessions

Vast Exhibition Offerings

Masterclass Programme

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