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Now displaying: October, 2019
Oct 29, 2019

Can A Drone Make Warehouses More Efficient?

Ian Smith is CEO and co-founder of Ware, a company that builds software for indoor drones that autonomously scan and track warehouse inventory.  Ian has more than 15 years in the drone industry, having worked at Delair, an industrial-grade, fixed-wine drone manufacturer in France and more recently, DroneDeploy, a leading software company that improves workflows for drone operations. He’s an entrepreneur, a commercial helicopter pilot and host and producer of the successful Commercial Drones FM podcast.  In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Ian talks about how drones are used to improve inventory management and how warehouse operators can use the technology to become more efficient and competitive.

Oct 22, 2019

Can we really stop drones?

Ken Geyer is CEO and Co-founder of Liteye Systems, a world leader and technology solutions provider and integrator for the military and commercial markets. After a successful career as a stock broker in the late 80’s, Ken realized his true interest resided in developing new companies. He successfully launched eight companies primarily focused on cutting-edge technologies and bringing useful and effective products to market.

For the last 19+ years with Liteye, Ken and his business partner, Chief Technology Officer Tom Scott, built a strong and profitable core business with military and commercial customers. They have strategically aligned with key partners, and they continually bring new and cutting-edge solutions to market. Liteye has over $60 million in Counter Unmanned Defense systems deployed with the US Air Force and US Army in 6 different countries. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Ken talks about Liteye Systems, the effectiveness of counter drone solutions and the need to focus attention on the regulatory environment to protect airports and other critical assets. 

Oct 15, 2019

What can we learn from independent drone operators?

Chris Anderson, also known as The Drone Trainer, is a drone operator, podcaster and educator.  As a drone industry expert who has been flying for 6 years, Chris has a proven wealth of knowledge in deployment, strategy, and drone flight training. He has worked with over 7000 students from around the world, providing instruction in everything from initial drone flight training, to real estate, mapping, modelling, public safety, inspections, construction and more. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Chris talks about how started and grew his drone business, how he became The Drone Trainer and he offers insights into the UAV industry from the perspective of the independent drone operator.

Oct 8, 2019

Can Drones Play A Role As First Responders?

William “Fritz” Reber is a retired Patrol Operations Captain, having served 27 years with the Chula Vista Police Department.  It was there that Fritz conceptualized and implemented the Drone as First Responder Program for Chula Vista. This innovative deployment of drones in investigate calls for police service has proved to be highly effective and offers a model for other police departments looking to improve efficiency, response times and service to their citizens.  Fritz played a key role Chula Vista’s selection as the San Diego IPP Public Safety Concept of Operations. He also co-authored Chula Vista’s recent Beyond Visual Line of Sight safety assessment/waiver. Since retiring from the Chula Vista, he continues to work with the City’s police department as a consultant, assisting with the implementation of the drone as first responder program. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Fritz talks about Chula Vista’s Drone as First Responder Program and how its helping to make the safer and more efficient.

Oct 1, 2019

What was the news out of DJI’s AirWorks Conference

That’s this week’s topic, as I traveled to Los Angeles to attend AirWorks 2019.  This podcast is part of a series on the conference with comments and presentations from key DJI representatives and partners.  You’ll get insights into the state of the drone industry, the current challenges, efforts to promote safety and security, and new product announcements.  In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, you’ll hear from Adam Lisberg, DJI’s Corporate Communications Director and Brendan Schulman, Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs. 

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