“Governments need to decide who to listen to first. Do that task for them: prioritise your ideas and your needs”
National, regional and local governments are playing a vital role in making aerial cities a reality.
At Aerial Cities 2023 Lorenzo Murzilli, CEO of Murzilli Consulting moderated this fascinating panel on the roles and responsibilities of national, regional and local governments regarding the management of aerial cities.
Lorenzo was joined by Darryl Abelscroft, Deputy Director for Future Aviation at the UK Department for Transport; Eileen Quinlivan, Assistant Chief Executive at Dublin City Council; Dr Sebastian Friess, President of Bern Economic Development Agency; Marcel Kägi, Director of Aviation Policy and Strategy Division at the Federal Office of Civil Aviation Switzerland; and, Giovanni Di Antonio, Aerospace Director at the Italian Civil Aviation Authority.
The panel assess the current state of the industry on every level, from international to city level, and outlines not only the key challenges governments face but also offers advice to drone companies and industry stakeholders on what actions they can take to speed up the regulatory process.
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Our partners at Murzilli Consulting also offer an outsourced strategic regulatory department for drone organisations as well, for more in-depth guidance.
Eszter Kovács is the CEO and co-founder of DroneTalks Group, which is a collection of services and platforms advancing the entirety of the drone industry ecosystem. Currently, members of the DroneTalks Group include DroneTalks, DroneTalks Jobs and Aerial Cities.
DroneTalks is an online platform created to spread ideas and educate professionals in the drone industry ecosystem. Our educational content empowers people of every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the industry and the innovative ideas within it.
DroneTalks Jobs is the first job portal tailored for the drone industry. The platform connects emerging organisations with skilled professionals seeking new opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.
Aerial Cities is an exclusive, invite-only event for decision-makers in the drone and advanced air mobility (AAM) industries. The event enables governments, cities, CAAs, private drone organisations and users to collaborate and strategise the future of urban drone operations.
Eszter Kovács is also a drone industry expert and regularly contributes to major magazines about the latest trends; these include publications such as Commercial UAV News and Commercial Drone Professional. In addition to this, she is an advisor for several start-ups, such as Globhe. Her role as an advisor extends as well to her role on the advisory board of drone-related initiatives like AUVSI Xponential and Commercial UAV while also fulfilling her commitment as a Swiss Drone Industry Association board member.
These roles are backed by her extensive experience as a technical innovation expert where she contributed to the growth of several companies after leading and mentoring the implementation of complex projects in the drone industry. Eszter still continues to advise leaders on strategic planning and operational transformation initiatives. In 2020, she was also approached by the Global UTM Association to become the director of more than 40 UTM leaders through a 6-month restructuring initiative.
Eszter Kovács is also head of one of the largest diversity initiatives in the drone industry called Women behind the Drone Revolution, which was launched in 2020.
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