Welcome to techUK's Drones4Good Week
A week of insights considering the UK's drone opportunities, benefits, challenges and next steps.
Today gets techUK's first drones week off the ground - discussing the opportunities drones can deliver for UK's public services and businesses, showing how they are making a positive difference to people's everyday lives, highlighting how we rebalance the public debate and presenting the benefits offered for all organisations particularly by the convergance between drones and other key fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies, inclusing IoT, AI and Digital Twins.
The week will also address the challenges drone adoption faces, such as concerns around cyber secuirty, trust and public perception, and how to overcome these. We aim to provide an overview of where drone technology adoption levels currently stand alongside outlining what needs to be done to better position the UK for leadership in this key 4IR technology.
Want to know more right now? Check out the techUK podcast on Drones for Good which is out now with speakers Elaine Whyte, Drones lead at PwC and Sam Nixson from Meteomatics talking about how drone techology is being used for good across the UK and how to refocus public debate on the positive role of drones.
Over the coming days, techUK will bring you content on the following Drones topics:
Monday – The UK’s vision for drones and how to make this happen
Tuesday – How drones are supporting public services and making a difference
Wednesday – Opportunities for UK businesses - how to generate greater demand and adoption
Thursday – Challenges and barriers to the UK’s drone future and how these can be addressed
Friday – Next steps and moving forward – what are the key ingredients of UK drone success
Keep up to date with this week's campaign by viewing all posts so far by visiting the links below. You can also join the discussion all this week on social media using the #drones4good and visiting @techUK.
Monday – The UK's vision for drones and how to make this happen
Drones Event Round-Up – a summary of the key topics raised at techUK's speaker-led Drones and UK's 4IR Event which showcased how drones are used for good and the necessary steps for ensuring their success and benefits in all organisations.
Enterprise Drone Programme – Getting It Right – Guest blog: Chris Gee, Agilio, outlines how drones can be successfully implemented and scaled across enterprises to increase productivity, deliver cost savings and reduce risk.
What does the future of drones look like, and how do we get there? – Guest blog: Dewi Madden, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, explores the advancements and challenges with autonomous drone platforms and how they will impact the future of society.
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National Policing Digital Strategy launch22/01/2020 11:25:00
techUK welcomes the new strategy & encourages further collaboration with suppliers for its ambition and vision to be realised.
techUK members win £3.4m funding from DASA21/01/2020 14:25:00
techUK members have been awarded £3.4m in funding from DASA.
Faculty of Clinical Informatics Opens Applications17/01/2020 16:15:00
UK membership body opens applications for new members and fellows, deadline for application 24 February 2020
Nominations OPEN NOW for techUK's Cloud Leadership Committee17/01/2020 14:15:00
techUK has today opened nominations for members to join its Cloud Leadership Committee which is holding re-elections for the first time. The Committee is elected every two years to steer the development of action orientated projects, thought leadership campaigns and public policy engagement in order to drive the UK cloud computing market forward.
The future of interoperability?16/01/2020 16:05:00
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Recognition for tech in the New Year Honours list16/01/2020 11:05:00
techUK is proud to see the hard work of esteemed members and colleagues recognised in this years’ honours list.