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Nov 26, 2019

How can high school in middle school students prepare for a future in the drone industry?

Matthew Johnson is CEO of the Drone Training Zone and M3 Drone Productions. Matthew founded M3 Aerial Productions in 2015 as an aerial data and diagnostics company using unmanned aerial vehicles. As the company evolved, Matthew began offering training courses which grew to become a major focus of the company, so much so that he created two separate entities to deliver aerial data and drone pilot training.

In addition to being an entrepreneur, Matthew taught high school mathematics in Manitoba for five years. He used drones to instruct students on the principles of trigonometry. Matthew developed a trainee course for teachers to give them an understanding of the business opportunities in the drone industry so they could transfer that knowledge to middle and high school students.

n this edition of the drone radio show, Matthew talks about the Drones in the Classroom program and how students can prepare themselves for exciting opportunities in the drone industry.

Nov 19, 2019

How are the Drone Responders advancing the public safety use of drones?

Charles Werner is Director of the DroneResponders, a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate preparedness, response and resilience using unmanned aircraft systems operated by public safety organizations around the world.  Charles Werner is the retired Charlottesville Virginia fire chief, a 44 year veteran of public safety and a FAA certified Part 107 remote pilot. He organized and is the Chair of the National Council on Public Safety UAS. He also serves on several local, state and national  committees and has authored more than 120 published articles on public safety.  In 2018, he was selected as Homeland Security Person of the Year by Homeland Security Today Magazine for his work on public safety UAS.  In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Charles gives us an update on the Drone Responders and what to look forward to in the months ahead if you’re interested in advancing the public safety use of drones.

Nov 12, 2019

Can drones be used for social good?

Tiamyou Radji is Director of KRANTH Senegal Flying Labs, a Social Enterprise that develops concepts of collecting, sharing and using drone data to stimulate change.  KRANTH is part of the WeRebotics global network of local knowledge hubs in emerging economies.  The goal of Flying Labs is to localize the safe, responsible and meaningful use of robotics to accelerate social good solutions. Flying labs build local ecosytems and markets, creating new jobs through the use of robotics and associated data products.

Tiamiyou has worked and consulted for a variety of social good organizations, including the UN. His experience spans business development, technology resource planning, technology risk management. Feasibility studies and consulting with international donors and agencies. Tiam led and implemented numerous information and communication technology research and projects in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.  He is a certified professional UAV pilot and has extensive experience in network security and satellite communication.

In this edition of the drone radio show, Tiam talks about the use of drones in West Africa to provide social good and create sustainable economic development for communities.

Nov 5, 2019

Is Blockchain the Answer to Securing Drone Data?

Today’s guests believe it is and they are aggressively moving to offer scalable solutions to the drone industry.  My guests today are Jeff Thompson, CEO and founder of Red Cat and Henry Ines, Chief Operating Office at GoChain. 

Red Cat is the leading provider of distributed data storage, analytics and services for the growing recreational and commercial drone industry. They’ve created the industry’s first black box flight recorder that pilots, regulators, and insurance companies can rely on for secure flight data.

GoChain is a leading provider of scalable, low-cost blockchain solutions. They have partnered with some of the largest data networks in the world, including AWS, IBM and Microsoft and serve clients ranging from innovative, high impact startupst to Fortune 200 companies.

Jeff and Henry have long history of success in their respective fields. Jeff is a serial tech entrepreneur, primarily in the telecom space, where he created and led companies from startup to successfully exits and IPOs. Henry has more than 20 years experience as a Venture Capitalist, global executive, advisor and as an entrepreneur. 

Recently, Red Cat announced a partnership GoChain to integrate its blockchain black box and distributed storage system onto the GoChain platform, which will enable Red Cat to immediately and easily deliver its technology to customers with speed and scale.

In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Jeff and Henry talk about Red Cat and GoChain, how blockchain technology secures drone data, and how this technology could answer the critical question surrounding privacy and security of drone data.

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