Requirements and drones – BSI Trade Evaluation – Drones Information


This is an online workshop on drones and standardization. To find out where and how standards can help, BSI is examining drone-related regulatory and flagship projects in the UK and key areas of regulation and standardization abroad. We run this online workshop to expand our knowledge.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • Identify where BSI can facilitate a better regulatory and standard environment by avoiding duplication of work
  • Identify critical gaps that could create barriers to adoption and bridge the standards

We want participants to vote and answer questions about the survey to gather information that will contribute to our research.

Who should attend the webinar?

  • Anyone who works in the drone industry
  • Anyone who works with drones

What will the contestants win?

  • Greater visibility of future UK drone regulation and guidance projects
  • The chance to influence possible future drone standards

The agenda includes:

  • Overview of drone standards
  • Research priorities
  • Survey and discussion

September 15, 2020

Register for the webinar>

Our speakers

Chris Gee, Director, Agilio (on behalf of ARPAS – UK)

Chris is a director of Agilio, which advises companies to help companies realize the enormous potential of UAV technology. He works with clients in the public and private sectors, from large corporations to small businesses, all of whom are seeking a competitive advantage through the use of drone technology in their business.

Chris recently worked with more than 350 local authorities to collaborate with Socitm to publish a briefing paper on the adoption of UAV technology in local government. He is the founding trustee of Safer Drones, a charity that is working with the Cornwall, Devon and Dorset Police Department’s joint UAV team to launch a UK recreational aviation drone training program. With 25 years as a business consultant, including Big 4 experience, Chris has worked for a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors. He is Prince II, MSP and Scrum certified and a Chartered Engineer.

Graham Brown – CEO of ARPAS-UK

Graham has been CEO of the Association of Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems UK (ARPAS-UK) since March 2018.

Prior to ARPAS, Graham served as the Director, CEO and Chairman of a variety of international and UK companies in the technology, manufacturing, services, e-retail and financial services sectors, including an FCA regulated company and a public limited company in London stock exchanges. His extensive experience includes companies operating in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific markets. Graham grew up in the Middle East and has lived in Germany, Singapore, and the United States. Graham holds a BSc (Tech) Hons in Applied Psychology from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Samantha-Lea Wootton, Head of Development of Aerospace Standards, BSI

Samantha-Lea Wootton is the senior manager for the development of standards for the aerospace industry at BSI. With over 10 years of legal publishing experience, Samantha-Lea has worked with the South African Civil Aviation Authority for the past four years on their technical standards and regulations. He is currently committee leader for the ACE / 1 International and European Aerospace Policy and Processes and ACE / 20 – Unmanned Aircraft Systems committees.

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