Asam Khan

Chief Innovation Office

Exponent Technology Services

Asam Khan, is a nuclear physicist by training (B.Sc Columbia University 1991 and M.Sc. Penn State University 1993) is an avid flyer with a PPL with approximately 250 hours flying experience in Piper Cherokee and Cessna 172.  Asam started working with DRONES only 6 years ago - when presented with an intractable problem of counting steel inventory and identifying their physical locations in an accurate and timely manner.  
Asam's unique background in physics, software and engineering has allowed him to integrate disparate skills to solve intractable problems.  His focus on DRONE solutions is driven by his belief of the limitless potential they offer, albeit only within a rigorous regulatory framework.  Asam is a firm proponent of safety as it remains the key driver for the adoption of any technology - and the field of DRONES have proved time and time again that they are not an exception to this rule.
He is a founding partner and serves as Chief Innovation Officer of Exponent Technology Services based in Dubai, UAE.  Exponent specializes in providing holistic commercial DRONES solutions for its customers here in the UAE and abroad.  Exponent has successfully implemented a DRONES based inventory tracking system that works in open yards - a solution for which it was nominated for the award - "Most Innovative use of RFID" at RFID Journal's annual convention in San Diego in April 2015.  Exponent won second prize, losing to NASA.  Exponent is currently working on multiple projects here in the UAE and abroad.  Exponent has implemented the world’s first metropolitan wide Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system in Dubai in 2016, followed by a live BVLOS trial for ENAV in Italy in 2018 and the implementation for Airshare in New Zealand, this year in 2019.
Asam is a happily married father of two boys - an insanely inquisitive 11 year old and a perpetually precocious 2 year old.  Asam is a firm believer in the ability of sacrificing who you are, for the person you want to be.

Conference Agenda 2019

20 November 2019 | 11:00 - 11:20 | Unified Traffic Management: from airspace shutdowns to dynamic deconfliction

  • Managing UAV airspace in a regulatory environment
  • Seamlessly integrating drone radar with your  airport infrastructure 
  • Unravelling the UTM roadmap, what can we expect?

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