An Around-the-World Review of Drone Regulations

 

Dawn Zoldi
P3 Tech Consulting, CEO
USA

 

Abstract

This keynote will address the many recent global developments in drone regulations and standards that are accelerating the industry and expanding use cases, including remote identification, unmanned traffic management, operations over people, operations at night and beyond visual line of sight, from a U.S. and international comparative perspective, with an emphasis on Europe, Canada, South America, Australia and Africa.

Biography

Dawn M. K. Zoldi (Colonel, United States Air Force Retired) is a licensed attorney, an 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 on faculty as the Deputy Director of the Academy’s Center for Character and Leadership Development. She is an internationally recognized expert on unmanned aircraft systems and advanced air mobility law and policy and a recipient of 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 aerospace companies, legal columnist for Inside Unmanned Systems and Inside GNSS magazines, guest contributor to DroneLife.com, podcaster and conference planner for InterDrone as well as strategic partnerships and leadership roles in multiple aerospace, drone education, non-profit and media-related companies organizations. Ms. Zoldi is also an Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo, Political Science Department, Institute for Homeland Security Studies.