What do you get when you combined a 5-star resort with a drone?
If you ask today’s guest on the Drone Radio Show, he’d say you get an incredible vacation experience and an opportunity to explore a new technology. Bill Chen works at DJI’s central office in China in the business development and channel marketing section. There he’s charged with setting up new ways in which the company’s products can be experienced. In 2016, DJI formed a partnership with Marriott Resorts to allow guests to learn how to fly a drone. In this episode, Bill talks about DJI, the partnership with Marriott, and how the Drone Experience Program works.
What are the possibilities for aerial mapping systems?
For that question, we turn Lorenzo Martelletti, Director of Sales and Marketing at Pix4D. Pix4D offers a software package that converts standard pictures into professional geo-referenced images and 3D models. The company is a leader in mapping and modeling for mining, construction, agriculture and the real estate industries. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Lorenzo talks about aerial mapping systems, 3D modeling and how Pix4D’s UAV products and services are supporting a wide array of industries throughout the world.
For that question, we turn to Colin Snow, CEO and founder of Skylogic Research a research, content and advisory services firm in Redwood City, California. Skylogic helps companies make critical investments by providing research-based insights on commercial drone markets. In this episode, Colin shares some of the findings of the firm’s analyses from 2016, talks about current trends and he shares some things we should look for in 2017.
This is the second in a podcast series where those who cover the drone industry share their perspectives on the key stories, people and events that shape the that industry. In Volume 2 of "Stories of the Drone," we hear from Sally French reporter with Market Watch and a drone enthusiast. Sally is also known as The Drone Girl and writes her own blog under that name. She's been covering the drone industry for four years. In this episode, she talks about some of the stories from 2016 and what we might expect to see ini 2017. We had a great conversation about drones, technology, events and even learned a few new things about Sally herself.