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Will Drones Be the Game Changer for Facilities Management?

DATE: 22 April 2021

The future of facilities management is technology enabled and COVID-19 will accelerate the use of digital technology.

Drones bring incredible opportunities for improved efficiency in facility management. The biggest opportunity for these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is in safety and automation. While drones are already used in surveillance and aerial photography across various sectors like construction, usage of drones in facility management is still in a nascent stage.

In light of the growing emphasis on process improvement and approach towards digitisation, industry participants are exploring new and intelligent ways to manage facilities and assets. For example, a leading FM service provider in Malaysia has incorporated drones for data collection and identifying maintenance requirements, for better service delivery. In Singapore, a local start-up has been tasked to introduce artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled drones for building façade inspection.

Despite the benefits drones offer, evolving regulations governing the use of drones have slowed the adoption of drone technology in commercial applications. Current restrictions on the use of commercial drones limit facility managers in taking full advantage of these machines and getting the results they are looking for.

The webinar will focus on:

  • Potential growth opportunities for drones in the future of FM market
  • Adoption and application trends of UAV / drone technologies in facility management services

Join Experia and Frost & Sullivan to find out how drone technology is evolving, its benefits and if drones really are the future of facilities management.


 
DATE: 22 April 2021
4:00 pm - 4:05 pm
4:00 pm - 4:05 pm
Introduction

Opening Introduction by Frost & Sullivan

4:05 pm - 4:15 pm
4:05 pm - 4:15 pm
Market Perspective on Potential Growth Opportunities for Drones in the Future of Facilities Management Market

Service providers have continuously explored the incorporation of new and exciting technologies for facilities management (FM) service delivery improvement and applications. How has the uptake of drones been among FM participants across Asia Pacific? What will be the growth opportunities for drones in the future of FM?

By: Melvin Leong, Director, Environment & Building Technologies, Asia Pacific, Global Head of Buildings Program, Frost & Sullivan

4:15 pm - 4:55 pm
4:15 pm - 4:55 pm
Panel Discussion

COVID-19 has laid bare the fragility of an increasingly interconnected global economy. The key to avoiding similar disruptions in the future and ensuring a more sustainable future economy is to achieve resilience through much greater levels of digitalization. In facilities management (FM), drones are increasingly used as part of the digital infrastructure as it can capture and utilize information for flexible, adaptable, and intelligent business processes.

This panel discussion will focus on key developments in drone adoption and business models that are able to accelerate and scale efficiency improvements for the built environment and FM, as well as directions in policies and regulations and market growth.

Panelists:
· Nicholas Burt, CEO from FMA Australia
· Vivek Satpathi, Head of Technology Account Management, JLL
· Eugene Seah, Managing Director, Surbana Technologies Pte Ltd

Moderated by: Melvin Leong, Director, Environment & Building Technologies, Asia Pacific, Global Head of Buildings Program, Frost & Sullivan

4:55 pm - 5:05 pm
4:55 pm - 5:05 pm
Q&A
Speakers
Melvin Leong

Director, Environment & Building Technologies, Asia Pacific, Global Head of Buildings Program, Frost & Sullivan

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Vivek Satpathi

Head of Technology Account Management, JLL

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Eugene Seah

Managing Director, Surbana Technologies Pte Ltd

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Jointly Presented By Frost & Sullivan and Rotorcraft Asia & Unmanned Systems Asia

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?