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Peter Alty

EUROCONTROL, ECAC Countries - On Behalf of PODIUM Consortium

   PODIUM – Pushing the U-space Envelope! EUROCONTROL, ECAC Countries On Behalf of PODIUM Consortium  Bio Data Peter Alty is currently the EUROCONTROL project coordinator for PODIUM, a SESAR Horizon 2020 project that will perform large scale demonstrations of unmanned traffic management

Karim Benmeziane

Bureau de Normalisation de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (BNAe), France - On behalf of ASD STAN, European Union

     Status of European Harmonized Standards for the “Open”Category UAS Bureau de Normalisation de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (BNAe), France On behalf of ASD STAN, European Union Bio Data Karim Benmeziane is currently the Technical Director of BNAE, the French Aerospace Standardization Organization.

Christian Berlanger

skeyes, Belgium

   Director General International & Public Affairs, skeyes, Belgium  

Tobias Biehle (presenting with Robin Kellermann)

Technical University Berlin, Germany

   Mind the Gap: Concepts & Pathways for a Socially Acceptable Future of RPAS in Europe Technical University Berlin, Germany Bio Data Tobias Biehle first completed his studies in sociology (B.A.) at the University of Bremen, followed by the master program Planning

Jan-Floris Boer

Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), The Netherlands

   Drone Test Centre Requirements Enabling Pragmatic & Safe Operations Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), The Netherlands Bio Data Jan-Floris Boer received his degree as an Aerospace Engineer in 1990 at the Delft University of Technology with a thesis on Helicopter Systems. He

Kees Boonman

Explain, The Netherlands

   What’s Needed to Guarantee Professionalism Explain, The Netherlands Bio Data Kees Boonman. Expert in educational measurement (examination) and passionate fighter against examination fraud. His motto: «Development of questions should be done by the industry, reliable measurement by the experts». As a

Matteo Carta

EuroUSC Italia, Italy - On behalf of AW-Drones Consortium

    AW-Drones: Developing a Meta-Standard to Support Drone Operations EuroUSC Italia, Italy On behalf of AW-Drones Consortium Bio Data Matteo Carta (male) graduated in Aeronautical Engineering in 2017. From November 2016 to April 2017 attended an Internship at Avio, working on

Kris Clarysse

Federal Public Service Mobility & Transport, Belgium

     Belgian Civil Drone Council Federal Public Service Mobility & Transport, Belgium Bio Data Kris Clarysse is Deputy Director-general at the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority since January 2016. He joined the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority in 2001 as an Engineer and Project

Jarno De Jong

Geo Infra, The Netherlands

   Drones – Reflections on Current & Future Drone Applications & Bottlenecks Geo Infra, The Netherlands Bio Data & Abstract coming soon

Koen De Vos

European Commission - Directorate General Mobility & Transport, European Union

   RPAS Regulation Implementation & U-Space European Commission – Directorate General Mobility & Transport, European Union Bio Data Koen de Vos (Belgian, born on 21 March 1962) studied law (1985) and economics (1987) at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He started his

Rob Deroo

Katholieke Hogeschool VIVES, Belgium

   Remote Pilot Training & Qualification – EU Harmonization is a Must Katholieke Hogeschool VIVES, Belgium Bio Data Rob De Roo graduated in 2006 as Master in Aviation. He first worked a few years as design project manager for a multinational before

Damian Ehrke

UDH Group, South Africa

   Drone Pilot Training & Qualification – EU & International Harmonization is a Must UDH Group, South Africa Bio Data  Damian Ehrke started his aviation career in early 2012 as a fixed wing commercial pilot and has spent the last 7 years

Erwin George

ENGIE, France

   Drone Pilot Training & Qualification – EU Harmonization is a Must  ENGIE, France Bio Data  Engineer diploma in the industrial energetics field. PhD in Energetics (missile propulsion) at ONERA. Research Engineer at Engie since 2006, in charge of the Fluid Dynamics

Matthieu Gerard

DeltaCopter - Belgian Drone School, Belgium

   The Necessity of Training Pilots and Having Learning Objectives for Europe DeltaCopter – Belgian Drone School, Belgium Bio Data Matthieu Gérard is CEO of DeltaCopter, a company owning different programs. Belgian Drone School is one of these programs. Matthieu Gérard is

Kai Giese (presenting with Steven Verver)

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands

   Is it droneable? A framework to determine the applicability of drones for bridge inspections Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands Bio Data  Kai Giese (Netherlands, 1972) is a civil engineer who has gained experience on a large number of

Grégoire Guerout

Alerion, France - On behalf of the Multidrone Consortium

   Drone Regulatory Needs for Media Production Alerion, France On behalf of the Multidrone Consortium Bio Data Grégoire Guerout is a research and development engineer at Alerion. Grégoire works on business solutions by designing and developing innovative drones and drones’ cyber-physical components.

Marc Kegelaers

UniFly, Belgium

   UTM Implementing New European Delegated Regulation – E-Identification UniFly, Belgium Bio Data Marc Kegelaers holds a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has an EASA Commercial Pilot License and is an experienced Flight Instructor. After

Robin Kellermann (presenting with Tobias Biehle)

Technical University Berlin, Germany

   Mind the Gap: Concepts & Pathways for a Socially Acceptable Future of RPAS in Europe Technical University Berlin, Germany Bio Data Robin Kellermann is research associate, PhD candidate and lecturer at Technical University Berlin working in the fields of transport and

Munish Khurana

EUROCONTROL, ECAC Countries

   European Network of U-space Demonstrators – Challenges & Opportunities EUROCONTROL, ECAC Countries Bio Data A leader at heart with entrepreneurial passion that has led change in organizations globally to grow their business. He has delivered mission critical services in Europe, USA,

Steven Krekels

VITO - Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium

   Drone Applicational Research VITO – Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium Bio Data Steven Krekels has been the manager of VITO’s Remote Sensing unit since November 2014. VITO Remote Sensing develops and operates space- and airborne-based earth observation systems that translate

Paniagiotis Loukinas

Trilateral Research, UK

   DroneRules Pro – Privacy Code of Conduct Trilateral Research, UK Bio Data Panagiotis Loukinas is a Research Analyst at Trilateral Research. His research stands on the intersection of law and technology, examining in particular the impact of emerging technologies on human

Michael Maes

EuroUSC Benelux, The Netherlands

   Flight Operations in High Risk Areas EuroUSC Benelux, The Netherlands Bio Data Michael Maes, European Safety Assurance Manager, EuroUSC™, has significant experience in different areas of aviation, both manned and unmanned.  Initially this was in ATC and Private jet dispatching in

Antonio Marchetto

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), European Union

   The EU drone Regulation – The State of Play European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), European Union Bio Data As EASA RPAS Technologies Expert Antonio Marchetto is involved on regulatory as well as certification activities in the civil unmanned aircrafts domain. He

Patrick Mascart

ID2MOVE, Belgium

   The Necessity of Training Pilots and of Having Learning Objectives for Europe ID2MOVE, Belgium Bio Data  President of the Belgian Drone Federation for the last 4 years and former Vice President, Patrick Mascart is a Licensed Class 1 Pilote and Instructor

Stephane Morelli

Azur Drones, France

   Assisting Drones Operators in the Use of the SORA Azur Drones, France Bio Data Stéphane Morelli graduated from Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées. He has retired from the French Army in 2011, after a

Nico Nijenhuis

Space53, The Netherlands

   Testing & Experimentation – The Blueprint of a Dedicated Zone Space53, The Netherlands Bio Data Nico Nijenhuis (31) studied Applied Physics and Engineering Fluid Dynamics at the University of Twente. During his studies he spent time in Malawi, Africa with local

Peter Paree

ZLTO Farmers Organisation, The Netherlands

   Drones & Farmers – Reflections on Current & Future Applications ZLTO Farmers Organisation, The Netherlands Bio Data As projectleader, Peter Paree has in 22 years led more than 200 projects, and now eads the ZLTO programmes “One health” and “Smart Farming”.

Greogorio Peraleda

Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea (AESA), Spain

   Transition to European Regulation on UAS in Spain Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea (AESA), Spain Bio Data Gregorio Peraleda holds several University Degrees: Aeronautical Engineer M.S. and Economics and Business Administration M.S. He started to work as a Project Engineer in

Andreas Ploier

Drone Rescue Systems, Austria

   When Safety Matters – Parachutes as a Risk Mitigation Measure for Drones Drone Rescue Systems, Austria Bio Data Andreas Ploier, is the CEO of Drone Rescue Systems GmbH, a company awarded with the ESNC-Award by the ESA. DRS is focused on

Piotr Sirko

Helios, UK

   Integration of Drones into Airspace Helios, UK Bio Data Piotr Sirko has been a consultant Helios since 2015. He is a PhD from University College London, Ear Institute (2010-2015), a PhD (Biophysics/Cell Physiology) from University College London (2015), a MA from

Peter van Blyenburgh

Blyenburgh & Co, France & UVS International, The Netherlands

       Blyenburgh & Co, France UVS International, The Netherlands Bio Data Peter van Blijenburgh, a Dutch national, was born in The Netherlands (1948) and resides in Paris, France (since 1976). He is the CEO of Blyenburgh & Co, a French

Hendrik-Jan Van Der Gucht

skeyes, Belgium

   Implementation of U-Space in Belgium: Challenges & Opportunities skeyes, Belgium Bio Data  Hendrik-Jan Van Der Gucht is Innovation Manager at skeyes (previously known as Belgocontrol), the Belgian Air Navigation Services Provider (ANSP). After graduating as Civil Engineer at the Royal Military

Rob van Nieuwland

DARPAS, The Netherlands

   The Positive Way of Working Together in a National Drone Expert Group & Results DARPAS, The Netherlands Bio Data Graduated as Technical Physics engineer in 1985 at the Technical University of Delft; End study topic: particle movement in turbulent airflow. Worked

Stephan van Vuren

AirHub, The Netherlands

   How to Conduct Safe and Legal Drone Operations AirHub, The Netherlands Bio Data Stephan is a former airline pilot at Brussels Airlines and started AirHub in 2016. He is specialized in RPAS regulations and UTM/U-Space. Abstract  Setting up a safe, efficient

Ariea Vermeulen

Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands

Overview of Rijkswaterstaat’s Current & Future Drone Applications Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands Bio Data Ariea Vermeulen graduated as chemical engineer at the Rotterdam University of Applied sciences. She worked as an environmental consultant for 10 years. Since 2002, she has been working for

Steven Verver (presenting with Kai Giese)

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands

   Is it droneable? A framework to determine the applicability of drones for bridge inspections Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands Bio Data  Steven Verver (Netherlands, 1972) has a cum laude Masters degree in artificial intelligence from the University of

Jasper Weijman

Bavak Security Group, The Netherlands

   Regulatory Oversight & Enforcement – What is Required & Why Bavak Security Group, The Netherlands Bio Data Jasper Weijman is CEO of the Bavak Security Group and specialised in the protection of critical infrastructure. He has a background in Telecommunications Engineering

Sven Willemsen

Municipality of Woensdrecht, The Netherlands - On behalf of INTERREG-ICAReS Consortium

   INTERREG-ICAReS: Objectives & Results Municipality of Woensdrecht, The Netherlands On behalf of INTERREG-ICAReS Consortium Bio Data B.Sc. Sven Willemsen, works for the municipality of Woensdrecht for almost 17 years. He has studied at the International Agriculture College of Larenstein and majored

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