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Draganfly to Address United Nations Expert Gathering on Emerging Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction

Posted by Nicole Rojas at 11:11 AM on Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Draganfly CEO Cameron Chell to Speak at United Nations Webinar on Disaster Risk Reduction

Leading drone solutions provider, Draganfly, to share insights on the role of drone technology in disaster management.

Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO), the renowned drone solutions and systems developer, is honored to announce that its President and CEO, Cameron Chell, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming webinar on “Disaster Risk Reduction in the Digital Transformation Age: Leveraging emerging technologies.” This event, scheduled for October 13, 2023, aligns with the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction and is jointly organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

The webinar will focus on the transformative potential of cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), digital twin, and the metaverse in the realm of disaster management. It will explore how these innovations can effectively mitigate and respond to natural hazards and disasters.

Cameron Chell will bring his expertise to the table, highlighting the invaluable role that Draganfly’s drone technology plays in enhancing disaster management efforts. Specifically, he will discuss how Draganfly’s UAV platforms have significantly contributed to disaster risk reduction, especially in flood and wildfire response scenarios. These platforms have been pivotal in conducting rapid aerial assessments, aiding in search and rescue operations, facilitating mapping and surveying tasks, and providing essential wildfire services, particularly during hot and dry seasons.

Mr. Chell will join a distinguished panel of speakers representing various sectors, including Microsoft from the private sector, the University of Giessen from academia, the City of Tampere from government, and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) from research institutions. Each speaker will delve into topics at the intersection of technology and disaster risk reduction.

“I’m thrilled to have been asked to share some of our experiences with emerging technologies for disaster risk reduction,” commented Cameron Chell, President, and CEO of Draganfly. He continued, “Draganfly has extensive experience in integrating drone technology into disaster management. I’m eager to present real-world use cases that underscore the significant contributions and exciting future that drones and Draganfly can offer to the world.”

This invitation to speak at a United Nations event further solidifies Draganfly’s position as a leader in leveraging advanced technologies to address critical global challenges. The company remains committed to delivering innovative solutions that save lives and enhance disaster resilience worldwide.


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