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Cristina Barrado

Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya, Spain - On behalf of CORUS consortium

     Universitat Politècnica De Catalunya, Spain – On behalf of CORUS consortium Bio Data Dr Cristina Barrado is Computer Science Engineer with a PhD in Computer Architecture for the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. Currently she is professor at this university, teaching

Karim Benmeziane

Bureau de Normalisation de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace On behalf of ASD STAN, France

      Bureau de Normalisation de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace – On behalf of ASD STAN, France Bio Data   Karim Benmeziane is currently the Technical Director of BNAE, the French Aerospace Standardization Organization. He is currently the secretary of ASD-STAN D5WG8 which is

Maarten Bonnema

Inspectie Leefomgeving & Transport (ILT) (CAA), The Netherlands

   Inspectie Leefomgeving & Transport (ILT) (CAA), The Netherlands Bio Data Born in 1968, I became interested in aviation at a young age. While my father was working for KLM Airlines, I regularly joined him on trips around the world. My affection

Santiago Pascual Calvino

Ministry of Economy – Digital Advancement, Spain - On behalf of SDC Subgroup 1.3

  Ministry of Economy – Digital Advancement, Spain – On behalf of SDC Subgroup 1.3 Bio Data As telecommunication engineer, Santiago Pascual has a professional career of more than 30 years that in its beginning was focused on the design of radio

David Cole

FlyFreely, Australia

  FlyFreely, Australia Bio Data Dr. David Cole is a certified engineer, business leader and entrepreneur. Upon completing his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy at James Cook University, David has been the Managing Director of several companies working across

Cristina Cuerno

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain - On behalf of SDC Group 1: Technology & Security

  Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain – On behalf of SDC Group 1: Technology & Security Bio Data Cristina Cuerno-Rejado is a PhD, Aeronautical Engineer and Full Professor of Aerospace Engineering in the Department of Aircraft and Space Vehicles of the

Koen De Vos

European Commission - Directorate General Mobility & Transport, European Union

   European Commission – Directorate General Mobility & Transport, European Union Bio Data Koen de Vos (Belgian, born on 21 March 1962) studied law (1985)and economics (1987) at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He started his career at the centre for development

Isabel Del Pozo de Poza

Airbus, Spain

   Isabel Del Pozo de Poza – Airbus, Spain Bio Data    Isabel del Pozo de Poza has over 10 year experience in the ATM field. She started working at Boeing Research & Technology Europe (BR&TE) participating in common initiatives between NextGen and

Anna Donovan

Trilateral Research & Consulting, UK

  Trilateral Research & Consulting, UK Bio Data   Anna Donovan is a Senior Research Analyst at Trilateral Research. Anna’s work is focused on legal impacts of current and emerging data technologies and practices, including privacy and data protection assessments of risks related

Carine Donzel

Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile (DGAC), Direction du Transport Aérien (DTA), France

     Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC), Direction du Transport Aérien (DTA), France Bio Data      After a degree in engineering, Carine joined the French Civil aviation authority (DGAC) as deputy head of the french air carriers and public intervention office,

Dagan Dor

Israel Aircraft Industries, Military Aircraft Group, Israel

  Israel Aircraft Industries, Military Aircraft Group, Israel Bio Data Dor Dagan is a business development manager for civil applications at IAI. He has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. in Bio-Medical Engineering and Business Management, with over 20 years experience

Eric Gaillard

Star Engineering, France

  Star Engineering, France Bio Data Eric Gaillard (France, born on 16 December 1965) studied micro processor architecture and robotics (1990) at the University of Valence, France. He started his career in Telecom industry, specifically in GSM Mobile Network, acting as Project

Daniel Garcia-Monteavaro Vizcaino

ENAIRE, Spain

   ENAIRE, Spain Bio Data Daniel Garcia-Monteavaro Vizcaino is Head of the Drone Business Development Department. He graduated from Polytechnic University of Madrid as an Aeronautical Engineer.. He is a systems engineer with 17 years of experience as Navigation Project Manager in

Erwin George

Engie, France

    ENGIE, France – On behalf of the French Civil Drone Council Bio Data Engineer diploma in Industrial Energetics field. PhD in Energetics (missile propulsion) at ONERA. Research Engineer at Engie since 2006, in charge of the Fluid Dynamics modelling Team. Co-founded

Jean-Sébastien Guillaume

Chouette, France

  Chouette, France Bio Data Graduate from a MBA from the Economic school of Warfare and after 12 years of experience in consulting in strategic and competitive intelligence with the international expansion of french companies, I wanted to take part for answering

Ralf Heidger

Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), Germany

   Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), Germany Bio Data  Ralf Heidger studied at Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany, joined an AI-Company in Germany as Software engineer, then entered ATC Software Business for a decade. Joined DFS in 2001 and became Head of Software development for

Felix Herrero

AESA, Spain

   AESA, Spain Bio Data Aerospace engeneering degree. 2 years working in INTA (National Institute of Aerospace Technology), a Public Research Organisation that depends on the Spanish Ministry of Defence. Civil servant of Spanish NAA (AESA) for 12 years, 10 years in

Patricia Hervias Vallejo

Indra, Spain

  Indra, Spain Bio Data     Patricia Hervías is an Aeronautical Engineer from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. From the beginning of her career, she has worked in ATM projects in Indra, first as test engineer and later as systems engineer. After a year

Carolina Jimenez

Alter Technology, Spain

  Alter Technology, Spain Bio Data      Mechanical Engineer in Renewable Energies & Energetic Efficiency, and M.Sc. in RPAS. Project Manager in ATN. She has solid experience as Technical Manager in Renewable Energies, and Construction Projects. Now she works developing and proposing projects

Raimund Kamp

Federal Ministry of Transport, Germany

   Federal Ministry of Transport, Germany Bio Data Raimund Kamp, a trained lawyer, has been working with the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure since 2003. In this period, he has worked in the department for maritime transportation and as a

Marc Kegelaers

UniFly, Belgium

  UniFly, Belgium Bio Data         Marc is CEO and co-owner of Unifly Ltd. He holds a Masters’s degree in Electronic Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He is a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor. Marc is a quadri-lingual executive with

Munish Khurana

Eurocontrol, International

   Eurocontrol, International Bio Data A leader at heart with entrepreneurial passion that has led change in organizations globally to grow their business. He has delivered mission critical services in Europe, USA, Middle East & South Asia. He has led large scale

Erwin V. Lauschner

bavAiria e.v., Germany

   bavAiria e.v., Germany Bio Data Erwin V. Lauschner is Lieutenant d. Res. of the German Airforce & holds a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich. He started his career as a development engineer at MBB in

Ludovic Legros

Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU), European Union

   Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU), European Union Bio Data  Ludovic Legros is a EUROCONTROL staff member working at the SESAR Joint Undertaking since 2010 and is currently the SJU Programme Manager responsible for the 19 SESAR projects

Ron van de Leijgraaf

Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, The Netherlands

    Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, The Netherlands Bio Data   Ron is a graduate from the Technical University of Delft. He graduated in Electrical Engineering, specialising in avionics. Ron has over 10 years of experience in the development of drone

Marta Lestau

AESA, Spain

   AESA, Spain Bio Data Marta Lestau Sáenz is the Director of Flight Safety since June 2012 at the Spanish Safety and Security State Agency (AESA), assuming competences in the area of aircraft certification, operations and maintenance, and recently RPAS. Regarding air

Andres Lopez Morales

Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Subdirectorate General of Air Transport, Spain  

   Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Subdirectorate General of Air Transport, Spain   Bio Data Andres Lopez Morales has bachelor´s degree in Aeronautics and Master degree in Industrial Engineering. He has over 18 years of experience always

Christiaan Lubbers

Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL), The Netherlands

  Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL), The Netherlands Bio Data  After receiving his master’s degree at Leiden University on the subject of Cognitive Psychology, Christiaan started at Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) as a Junior Procedures developer, working on small procedural changes such

Michael Maes

EuroUSC-BeNeLux, Netherlands

   EuroUSC-BeNeLux, Netherlands Bio Data Michael Maes has significant experience in different areas of aviation, both manned and unmanned. Initially this was in ATC and Private jet dispatching in manned aviation, and then as unmanned aviation gathered momentum as RPAS Flight Operations

Isabel Maestre Moreno

Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea (AESA), Spain

   Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea (AESA), Spain Bio Data Isabel Maestre is an Aeronautical Engineer graduated from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and she has an Executive Master Degree on Public Management by the IE Bussiness School, in Madrid. She

Manuel Garcia Riveiro

FADA-CATEC, Spain

  FADA-CATEC, Spain Bio Data Aeronautical engineer from the University of Seville. He has more than 8 years of experience at FADA-CATEC working in the development of advanced GNC systems and on-board autopilot critical software for UAS in projects like ADAM, PROMETEO,

Nicolas Marcou

Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile (DGAC), Direction de la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile (DSAC), France

      Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC), Direction de la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile (DSAC), France Bio Data Nicolas Marcou has an engineering educational background : Polytechnique School and national Civil aviation school; he graduated in 2001. Professional background : deputy head

Sergiu Marzac

EUROCAE, EU

   EUROCAE, EU Bio Data  Sergiu Marzac has a legal background with 15 years of extensive experience in the civil aviation domain. He started his career at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Moldova being involved in different policy and

Uwe Meinberg

Test, Innovation and Technologiy Center for Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles (TITUS), Germany

   Test, Innovation and Technologiy Center for Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles (TITUS), Germany Bio Data          Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Meinberg, Chair «Industrial Information Systems» at the Brandenburg University of Technology and managing director of a consulting company, is active more than 30 years in

Stéphane Morelli

AzurDrones, France

   AzurDrones, France Bio Data Stéphane Morelli graduated from Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées. He retired from the French Army in 2011, after a career dedicated to leadership & military technology. From 2007 to 2009,

Yves Morier

European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), European Union

   European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), European Union Bio Data Yves Morier was born 1956, is married, and has two daughters. Graduated from the French Civil Avaition Academy (ENAC: Ecole nationale de l’aviation civile) in 1978 as an Air Transport Engineer. After his

Gregorio Peraleda

Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea (AESA), Spain

   Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea (AESA), Spain Bio Data Gregorio Peraleda holds a couple of University Degrees: Aeronautical Engineer M.S. and Economics & Business Administration M.S. Gregorio Peraleda started to work as a Project Engineer on the EJ200 engine for the

Ulrich Reinfried

Federal Ministry of Transport, Germany

   Federal Ministry of Transport, Germany Bio Data  Ulrich Reinfried studied intercultural business studies, international relations and European studies and started his professional career working for the Federal Foreign Office. In 2008 he changed to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital

Juan Ignatio Rueda

ENAIRE, Spain - On behalf of SCDC Subgroup 2.4

   ENAIRE, Spain – On behalf of SCDC Subgroup 2.4 Bio Data Juan Ignacio Rueda Cid, born in Madrid in 1968 (50 years old), graduated in Philology studies in Granada University. He is an air traffic controller since 1991, has developed his

Pablo Sanchez Escalonilla

CRIDA - Centro de Referencia de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación ATM A.I.E., Spain

   CRIDA – Centro de Referencia de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación ATM A.I.E., Spain Bio Data Pablo Sanchez-Escalonilla is Technical Manager at CRIDA and an ATM systems research expert. He is Aeronautical Engineer with a degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Katja Schechtner

Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)- International Transport Forum (ITF), International

     Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) – International Transport Forum (ITF), International Bio Data   Katja Schechtner is an urbanist who holds a dual appointment between OECD and MIT to develop new technologies and shape innovative policies to keep cities on

Mikael Shamim

Helicus, Belgium

   Helicus, Belgium Bio Data Mikael Shamim (MSc, MBA) combines several international degrees in economics and engineering. As a private pilot (PPL) Mikael has always been into mannded aviation and further build upon this with a drone pilot license (RPL). During seven

Juan Jose Sola Banasco

AESA, Spain

   AESA, Spain Bio Data Juan José Sola Banasco is an Aeronautical Engineer M.S., has a Masters in Management, Leadership and Public Affairs form Instituto Nacional de Administraciones Públicas. Madrid (Spain), Master’s degree (1500 hours. In addition he is a qualified RPAS

Michael Stein

Stein Maritime Consulting, Germany

   Stein Maritime Consulting, Germany Bio Data Michael Stein obtained a vocational education as shipping agent followed by a B.Sc. in Shipping, Trade & Transport (London Metropolitan University) and a M.Sc. in Management with regard to maritime & international logistics (Kühne Logistics

Olaf Trieschmann

European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), EU

   European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), EU Bio Data Olaf Trieschmann is presently with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), where he as senior officer holds a key role to the development and operation of remote piloted aircraft systems for maritime surveillance.

Peter van Blyenburgh

UVS International

   UVS International Bio Data Peter van Blijenburgh, a Dutch national, was born in The Netherlands (1948) and resides in Paris, France (since 1976). He is the CEO of Blyenburgh & Co, a French strategic consultancy company & publisher. Mr. Van Blijenburgh

Robert van Nieuwland

DARPAS, The Netherlands

   DARPAS, The Netherlands Bio Data Graduated as Technical Physics engineer in 1985 at the Technical University of Delft; End study topic: particle movement in turbulent airflow. Worked at TNO Defence and Security for 23 years as a researcher, project manager, program

Luca Ricardo Viganotti

Rescue Drones Network, Italy

   Rescue Drones Network, Italy Bio Data Luca Ricardo Viganotti studied Interntional Business in Italy and completed the studies in Dublin. He started to work at Hewlett Packard Financial Services as Customer Service in 2004 and made his way in the company

Antidio Viguria

FADA-CATEC, Spain

   FADA-CATEC, Spain Bio Data Antidio Viguria has a PhD from University of Seville and is Head of the Avionics and Systems Dept. at FADA-CATEC since 2008. He was a researcher from 2006 to 2008 at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta,


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