Archived Webinar

Industrial Use of Drones? Opportunities and Challenges of Market Disruptions

"Drones have been highlighted as an excellent opportunity to address supply chain shortcomings in the healthcare, logistics, manufacturing and other sectors."

Transformational and disruptive technologies —from unmanned aerial vehicles, 3D/4D printing, artificial intelligence, deep learning, big data, blockchain, IoT, autonomous vehicles, 5G, virtual and augmented reality, holograms, electric vehicles, robotics— are changing all end-to-end steps in business models in most sectors of the economy.

During the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen not only efficient applications of frontier technologies to help with the prevention, monitoring, and enforcement of measures of the pandemic but also an increasing acceleration of emerging technologies, associated business models, and their ecosystems. Amongst a wide range of examples, drones have been highlighted as an excellent opportunity to address supply chain shortcomings in healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, and other sectors.


  • Obtain insights into how policymakers and the private sector are utilizing the potential of drones as a tool for outbreak response
  • Learn what industries are being disrupted by drones and how?
  • Explore specific industry and Global Value Chain (GVC) examples: health, agribusiness, digital, manufacturing, tourism, etc.
  • Learn about enabling sectoral environment: examples of (agile) regulatory approaches
  • Understand what are the challenges and opportunities of industrial use of drones?
  • Gain insights on Covid-19 related responses.


About the Presenters

Martha Martinez Licetti

Practice Manager, Markets & Technology Unit, World Bank

Catalina Ochoa

Senior Urban Transport Specialist (TTL, Unlocking Drones for Development), World Bank

Edward Charles Anderson

Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist (TTL, Unlocking Drones for Development), World Bank

Dan R. Czerwonka

Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Zipline

Nneoma Nwogu

Senior Counsel, WBG Disruptive Technologies

Harrison Wolf

Lead, Drones and Tomorrow’s Airspace, World Economic Forum

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jose luis

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muy bueno


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Excellent knowledge

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- Jan 31, 2022
great to know


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