Drones or UAV’s have become the topic of conversation these days, and the sky has never been more crowded, whether it’s for performance art, commerce or research.

During this talk we will discuss the key drone technologies, challenges and current uses, top five recent developments as well as the future of drones and how they will revolutionise the way we plan, build, and navigate our cities, and other transformative opportunities in this dynamic and rapidly emerging tech field.

About the speaker

Dawn ZoldiDawn M.K. Zoldi, (Colonel, United States Air Force Retired), Licensed Attorney, U.S. Air Force veteran and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, P3 Tech Consulting

Dawn M.K. Zoldi (Colonel, United States Air Force Retired) is a licensed attorney, U.S. Air Force veteran and the founder and Chief Executive Officer of P3 Tech Consulting, connecting people who have a passion for advanced tech platforms with the plans, programs, policies and information they need to succeed. Ms. Zoldi was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1992 and commissioned through direct appointment in the Air Force in July 1993. In her almost 25 years of active duty as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a military attorney, she performed a myriad of duties at various command echelons in the continental U.S. and deployed forward.

Upon retirement from active duty in 2018, she spent two years with the Office of the Air Force General Counsel as the Business Matters Attorney for the U.S. Air Force Academy and an additional one as the Deputy Director of the Academy’s Center for Character and Leadership Development. She is an internationally recognized expert on uncrewed aircraft systems and advanced air mobility law and policy. Her recognition includes: MOVE America (Mobility) – The Disruptors (2022), Airwards People’s Choice – Industry Impactor (2022), eVTOL Insights Powerbook (2022), Top 100 Women in Aerospace and Aviation to Follow on LinkedIn (2022, 2021) and the Woman to Watch in UAS – Leadership Award (2019). Her endeavors in the drone law, regulatory and policy arena include roles as a consultant for multiple technology companies, columnist & contributor for several magazines, host of multiple popular weekly podcasts and conference planner. She has strategic partnerships and leadership roles in multiple aerospace, drone education, non-profit, and media-related companies and organizations. She is a former adjunct professor of homeland security, a current graduate-level adjunct for UAS law and policy and the author of the book Unmanned Aircraft Systems Legal and Business Considerations: A Modern Primer for U.S. Drone Programs.