This is going to be the first-ever event to congregate aviation, drone and telecommunication industries for unmanned traffic management (UTM). Namely, 300 technologists from these sectors to articulate common technical guidelines and deliver actionable, high-level outcomes. Connected Skies aims to cross-pollinate these fields and channel the drive in UTM into a consensual direction. The venue is Intel's Jones Farm Conference Center in Hillsboro.
The goal of the conference is to create a bridge between the aviation and telecommunication industries. At the end of the event, participants in both sectors should be able to provide concrete answers to the following question: “How can the telecommunication industry contribute to the safe, secure, and efficient integration of new entrants into the airspace?”
The event is designed to foster learning opportunities, candid discussions, and collaboration between participants. Day 1 is dedicated to explaining key trends and concepts of aviation and telecommunication at an appropriate technical level. Day 2 and Day 3 then offer deep dives into topics such as drones’ remote identification, aerial LTE coverage and robustness, redundancy solutions in various environments, 5G in aviation, deployment roadmapping, and more.
In line with GUTMA’s mission, talks will focus on globally interoperable services, including a wide range of international solutions and standards. Participation does not require any previous knowledge of aviation or telecommunication concepts. However, all talks and workshops will be technical in nature.
Registration includes lunch on each day, as well as a social event in Portland on June 19 (Day 2).