How does a company or government entity decide to use a drone? Is the drone solving the intended problem? What risks do drones present to an organization? Today, at the Unmanned Security Expo, Deloitte launched its new drone offering, Deloitte US Global Drone Solutions, to help clients answer those questions and determine whether to adopt, accelerate, or protect against the use of drones.
“The application of drones is almost limitless across numerous industries,” said Peter Liu, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP and drone offering champion. “With so much potential, however, comes a lot of risk and we are not only helping clients figure out the best way to use drones but deploy them in a way that meets their business objective, adheres to government regulations and gets them the data they need to make the right decisions.”
While many clients have their own specific needs, Deloitte’s approach is based in helping clients develop their drone and counter-drone strategies, determine flight paths and data collection, ingest and process data, and integrate results into the client’s business operations. Because the drone marketplace is rapidly evolving with many niche players, Deloitte is also helping organizations understand the landscape and help provide standardization as the industry continues to evolve.
At the Unmanned Security Expo, Deloitte also released, “Assessing the Risks of Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems,” which focuses on the risks that drones can present to a variety of entities. The report outlines a number of risk scenarios and a framework for addressing those risks.
“As companies or government entities look to manage their drone risk, we’ve outlined key steps that they can take to proactively address that increasing risk,” said Chris Hewlett, specialist leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Deloitte US Global Drone Solutions offering leader. “Some of the biggest risks to organizations are from unintended consequences, which could seem unpredictable and difficult to prepare for, but through risk assessment, crisis management and modeling, organizations can mitigate that risk.”
Deloitte’s drone solutions team is currently working with clients in a number of different industries in the U.S. and abroad to assess drone risk and incorporate drones into their business operations.
More about Deloitte’s drone solutions can be found here.
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