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South West startup brings drone technology showcase to the Watershed

Published on Friday, 30th October 2015

From the early trailblazing work in film and production to buildings management and surveying through to environment and disaster management, there’s been a sea change in how drone technology is adopted in commercial and not-for-profit industries. Already many industry pace setters have adopted the technology and integrated drone usage into business processes and reap significant reward across financial, technical and commercial value.

Sharing insights from their early adopter experience, a unique blend of speakers will take to the stage at Dronetech at the Watershed on 26th November. Speakers include; Colin Jackson, Innovation Producer at BBC Natural History Unit, Tero Heinonen, CEO/Founder, Sharper Shape Ltd, Dr. Monica Rivas Casado, Lecturer in Applied Environmental Statistics, Cranfield UniversityDr. Ian Hales Research Associate in 3D Computer Vision, Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

The conference will cover three key elements in deploying drone technology in business:

Inspiration: Who's doing it well now?

Application: How can the new technology be used?

Regulation: What's the legislation behind using drone technology in the UK

Richard Potts, founder of Whisper Media, the Startup behind the event shares his thoughts on why now is the right time for businesses to discover what kind of disruption drone technology can bring to their industries: “When I first set up Whisper Media the idea was to shine a light on benevolent disruption - showcasing technology with a positive socioeconomic and or environmental impact. As I was researching green tech, disaster relief, sustainable building and other sectors, I found that the common denominator in technological innovation was the development and deployment of drones. It’s a perfect match for Bristol and the South West - European Green Capital, The Robotics Hub, our Creative heritage and of course the way the people of the city rallies support those affected by humanitarian disasters around the world. This is the perfect place and time to showcase the impact drone technology can have and make Bristol the centre of it all.’



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