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October 16, 2018 - Focus On Security 

8:00am to 8:45am
Registration and breakfast
8:45am to 9:00am
Opening Remarks
Speaker: Neil Sutton, Editor, Canadian Security
9:00am to 9:45am
Drones introduction and market overview
Unmanned Systems Canada Chairman Mark Aruja will lead a session that will outline not only the state of the Canadian drone industry today but also provide keen insight into where it’s likely to go next. Mark will bring us up to speed on the rapid evolution of the industry, provide context as to its industrial development and application, explain some of the broader trends and influences, and outline the legal and regulatory framework that continues to shape drone policy and execution. A military veteran with considerable field and industrial expertise, Mark will also focus on how all this specifically relates to the physical security market.
Speaker: Mark Aruja, Chairman, Unmanned Systems Canada, has diverse experience in defence, government, industry and the not-for-profit sector spanning over 40 years, characterized by leading change. His boyhood dreams of flying were fulfilled with a 32-year aviation career in the Canadian Armed Forces ending with a number of senior appointments including Wing Commander. Mark closed his career by being selected to be the first Commandant of the Canadian Forces Experimentation Centre where he established the first experimentation program with UAVs, and the start of his engagement with Unmanned Systems Canada. He then spent 12 years working for a multinational company in the defence and aerospace sectors. Mark’s first participation with USC was in 2003 at the inaugural annual conference, participating as an industrialist. He was elected Chairman of the Board in 2015.
9:45am to 10:30am
Ethical and Privacy Issues associated with UAVs
This session will help individuals and organizations come to terms with the current regulatory framework for using drones commercially within Canada today. This talk will not only provide an overview of the do's and dont's of drone operation according to regulations but will highlight the concerns and implications for privacy and surveillance while operating drones within the domestic space. On the topic of public engagement and public opinion, this talk will also offer data, feedback, and suggestions about how to operate your drones in an amicable and transparent way within your community of operation.

Speaker: Ciara Bracken-Roche is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Ciara received her BSc. from the University of Toronto and her MA from the University of Warwick, UK. Her dissertation research analyzes the regulatory regimes that have emerged around unmanned aerial systems within Canada with a specific focus on privacy and surveillance implications that result from the rapid expansion of drone applications in security, policing, and commercial surveillance. Academically, Ciara’s ongoing interest is in regimes and technologies of security and surveillance with a focus on the dynamics that emerge between the state and individuals. Ciara is a dedicated volunteer within her university community, currently sitting as Graduate Student Senator on the Queen's University Senate Board. Outside of the university, Ciara is engaged in media and outreach on her research within her local community and in national and international media outlets.
10:30am to 11:00am
Networking break
11:00am to 11:45am
Security in flight
Presentation Title: Under 1kg Drones for Security and Surveillance - Technology, Business Risks and Opportunities

The capabilities of very small (<1kg) drones continues to advance at a blistering pace in 2017 as new models are already outperforming systems brought into service only 6-8 months ago. What are the specific advantages in using these very small machines vs the $30,000 to $100,000 machines that are being employed today? What is next? What does it take to go operational? . . and What are the practical alternatives that are available today for Security Firms who want to make use of the technology?

These questions and new business model opportunities that are available now will be discussed and contrasted.

Speaker: David Cooke is a pilot with more than 25 years of military and civilian flying experience. A combat flying instructor and flight safety officer RCAF (retired), David embarked on a second career as a UAV pilot. As principal of Canda (Cooke and Associates), David now offers a variety of drone services from industrial and real estate inspection to aerial photography and video to security surveillance.
11:45am to Noon
Closing remarks

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