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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