Alan S M Robinson, President, AUVSI-UK chapter (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International), CEO SMART-PORTS and Chairman, CIAO (Convergence International Airports Organisation). Alan is an entrepreneur with a history of successfully founding, owning and managing businesses in the fields of Aviation, telecommunications and media. In these sectors, his companies have specialized in the integration, commercialisation and sustainability of new and disruptive technologies.
From his experience as a pilot and airport owner, Alan is committed to the integration of Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (DAVRAI) into Airports, Seaports, Spaceports and Intermodal ports - ASSIP. His SMART-PORTS program is developing an Unmanned Traffic Management Integration System (UTMIS) for certification under the ANSP licence for airports.
Over his career Alan has been a pioneer in broadband & submarine cable and wireless telecommunications systems; multiple aircraft development programs; privatized regional airports in UK, Europe and South Atlantic; and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) conversion to Alternative Jet Fuel.
Alan has served on the boards of many UK and European companies and trade associations, has extensive experience of international licensing, complex international corporate structures, the raising of substantial equity and debt finance.
He is a commercial Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), helicopter, seaplane, and drone pilot.