The Unmanned Life Team was ecstatic after being accepted as the ONLY drone company selected by the UK Government’s Department of International Trade to exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. Our CEO Kumardev Chatterjee was the only representative from the drone industry to be on stage alongside representatives from Facebook and GSMA to present Unmanned Life’s vision. All this at the exact moment when Unmanned celebrated 18 months of activities and has been mentioned as a success story in the influential media platform Politico.
What a week! Here are the five key outcomes of Unmanned Life’s MWC experience that promise the next 6 months of our journey to be the most important so far:
After being hand picked by the UK Government’s Department of International Trade (DIT), Unmanned Life was able to represent the London and South-East startup ecosystem in Barcelona under the UK banner in the NEXTech Hall. Unmanned Life was right at home amongst some of the most innovative companies in AI, IoT and VR fields but to be the only company offered this opportunity from across the UK and to have the direct support and a visit from the UK Minister of International Trade, The RT Hon Greg Hands – this was truly an honour.
On the final days of Mobile World Congress Unmanned Life celebrated the monumental leaps and bounds of the past week by hosting a small drinks reception at the UK Government’s DIT to show how important we believe our integration in the UK tech ecosystem is.
At the core of Unmanned Life’s mission and vision is the 4th Industrial Revolution, a major theme of MWC 2017 and focal point of our CEO’s talk during a panel discussion on day 3 of the congress. GSMA invited our founder Kumardev Chatterjee to present Unmanned Life’s vision and how drones will affect privacy and transparency concerns of companies in the future. Mr Chatterjee was joined on stage by Boris Wojtan the Director of Privacy at GSMA, as well as Massimo Attoresi from the European Data Protection Supervisor and Stephen Deadman of Facebook. Our founder led the panel by presenting the future of the drone economy and explaining how Unmanned Life is already enabling the 4th Industrial Revolution by currently building the world’s first and only fully autonomous drone based sorting centre with postal juggernaut PostNL.
Unmanned Life’s unique Autonomous Drone-as-a-Service (A-DaaS) platform went on to attract more attention throughout the congress as we celebrated our 18 month anniversary whilst Politico Europe published a feature article of Unmanned Life’s journey so far and the story behind our two founders Nicholas Zylberglajt and Kumardev Chatterjee and how they left behind a life as EU policy officials to fill a future need in the most innovative landscape of technology today, the world of autonomous drones. The article can be found here: goo.gl/y7ZzbO
Unmanned Life was able to confirm from early in the congress that our service model and technology platform is indeed unique. After meetings with key players and top tier companies in tech, telecoms and more, it was obvious no other company was approaching drone swarming from a platform perspective when it came to commercial and industrial drone fleet solutions.
The MWC programme was all about Industry 4.0. It is obvious that big tech players are starting to think seriously about the 4th Industrial Revolution and some are starting to look into solutions, the solutions that we offer at Unmanned Life are world firsts. We were the only company to be selected as part of the Industry 4.0 tour organized by MWC presenting to C-level executives the factory of the future´s solutions. Qualcomm, GE and Nokia announced a partnership around factory connectivity this week and we hope to be announcing some very good news on our side soon, building on this momentum.
Mobile World Congress marks a monumental and crucial moment in Unmanned Life’s early history. Being able to celebrate our first 18 months as an innovative tech start up by being selected to represent the entire London and South-East startup ecosystem and to be the only company of our kind under the UK banner proves we are on the right track towards a future of as a crucial player in drone solutions and an enabler of the 4th Industrial Revolution. The next 6 months will be extremely testing for the Unmanned Life team as the company’s vision and mission begin to come to physical fruition, but we are ready and already working tirelessly towards a future where our Autonomous Drones-as-a-Service (A-DaaS) disrupt traditional industries on a global scale.
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