Conference Day One - 29 July

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:15 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Andrew Staniforth - Director, Saher-Europe
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Andrew Staniforth

Director
Saher-Europe

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Chief Inspector Simon Bachelor

NPCC Counter Drones, Legislation and Policy lead
Home Office Counter Drones Unit (tenative)

9:45 am - 10:15 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Carissa VanderMey - Director C-UAS Program Management Office, US Department of Homeland Security
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Carissa VanderMey

Director C-UAS Program Management Office
US Department of Homeland Security

10:15 am - 10:45 am UAS AND COUNTER- UAS CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE FBI

Michael Schneider - Deputy Assistant Director, Critical Incident Response Group, FBI

  • The FBI is pursuing increased use of unmanned aerial systems for law enforcement and national security operations. With increased operational objectives come significant challenges. These challenges present in both in the operational and counter UAS arena.
  • Potential solutions will also be addressed as well as how we can collaborate as partners across law enforcement, DOD, the private and public sectors to endeavour to resolve these challenges.

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Michael Schneider

Deputy Assistant Director, Critical Incident Response Group
FBI

10:45 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

  • An overview of the work done by the ISO Working Group for global drone standard
  • Why global standards are so important, and how the working group collaborated to determine key objectives, a common approach etc.
  • The impact of ISO Standards, and next steps for the industry/sector

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Robert Garbett

Chairman
British Standards Institution Committee for UK Drone Standards

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm WORKING GROUP 115 ON COUNTER-UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS): THE PATH TO A GLOBAL EUROPEAN APPROACH ON C-UAS CAPABILITIES

Allain Vallee - Technical Secretary – Expert on UAS, EUROCAE
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Allain Vallee

Technical Secretary – Expert on UAS
EUROCAE

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm A MILITARY SOLUTION TO A CIVILIAN CHALLENGE? COUNTER DRONE SOLUTION ‘OVERKILL’ AND AVOIDING IT

Colonel Jean François Morel - Counter UAS Lead, Gendarmerie Nationale
  • The relationship between military C-UAS systems and security threats in the civilian sector
  • Capability ‘overkill’ and the necessary changes that need to be made in order for neutralisation to be achieved within a safe regulatory framework
  • Projections for future Counter Drone capability development and encouraging the most effective solutions for the civilian sector


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Colonel Jean François Morel

Counter UAS Lead
Gendarmerie Nationale

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANISATIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT IN DRONE INCIDENTS

Sergio Bermejo - Specialist, C-UAS, Special Tactics Team, EUROPOL
  • The unique challenges facing the private sector in Counter Drone incident response
  • Developing Counter Drone solutions within a civil regulatory framework and the reliance on Law Enforcement cooperation
  • Limiting risk and vulnerability through a holistic approach to incident response including Civil, Law Enforcement and Government


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Sergio Bermejo

Specialist, C-UAS, Special Tactics Team
EUROPOL

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING

  • Maintaining the integrity of ‘Soft Target’ security the face of complex CBRN/Bio-terror threats
  • Case studies of recent examples, including the artificial spread of Swine Flu in China
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Professor Philipp Bleek

Associate Professor of Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm THREAT ASSESSMENTS AND INTERAGENCY COOPERATION TO IMPROVE COUNTER DRONE CAPABILITIES

Confirmed Representative - Title TBC, UK Home Office
  • Taking the correct steps to evolve Counter Drone policy and regulatory frameworks
  • Using assessments and evaluation to keep pace with the rapid development of drone technology
  • Interagency networks and how to maximise their impact on Counter Drone understanding
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Confirmed Representative

Title TBC
UK Home Office

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE