Flavien Viguier is an expert in 3d measurement and geo-positioning with a master’s degree in land surveying and topography. He is currently R&D manager of the drone team at SNCF (French Railway company). He leads development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions adapted for railway network characterization, with responsibilities including sensors and data analysis utilizing photogrammetry, laser scanning, multi spectral measurement. During his 8 years at SNCF in the topographic department he’s developed geo-positioning solutions and introduced photogrammetric processes and 3D laser scanning technology (static and dynamic) for French railway network characterization. He is also involved in research projects, with his PhD thesis in sampling and modeling of rock discontinuities by terrestrial laser scanning. As of March 2017 he will become CTO of Altametris, a drone provider for network inspection and analysis and sister company of SNCF.