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The Drone Radio Show is a weekly show about drones and the people who use them for business, fun and research. Our guests share how they’re using drones to make a positive impact, build a business, lessons they’ve learned and insights that you can use to take YOUR interest in drones to the next level.

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The Drone Radio Show is a weekly show about drones and the people who use them for business, fun and research. Our guests share how they’re using drones to make a positive impact, build a business, lessons they’ve learned and insights that you can use to take YOUR interest in drones to the next level.

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By Alumnae trick - Nov 17 2017
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The Drone Radio Show is helping me grow my business by listening to other droneprenures. We are excited to share our conservation message and Randy sculpeted the perfect show for it! Together it takes a village to make the drone world successful. Let's integrate this technology safely, responsibly, and with reducing wildlife impacts.

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By Shean B - Sep 30 2016
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Thanks for a great podcast, Randy. The topics and guests are spot-on.

iTunes Ratings

41 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
4
3
2
1

Helpful and Inspiring

By Alumnae trick - Nov 17 2017
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The Drone Radio Show is helping me grow my business by listening to other droneprenures. We are excited to share our conservation message and Randy sculpeted the perfect show for it! Together it takes a village to make the drone world successful. Let's integrate this technology safely, responsibly, and with reducing wildlife impacts.

Great Resource

By Shean B - Sep 30 2016
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Thanks for a great podcast, Randy. The topics and guests are spot-on.
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Drone Radio Show

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The Drone Radio Show is a weekly show about drones and the people who use them for business, fun and research. Our guests share how they’re using drones to make a positive impact, build a business, lessons they’ve learned and insights that you can use to take YOUR interest in drones to the next level.

Rank #1: Where Is The Drone Industry Headed? - Patrick Egan, sUAS News

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What’s the outlook for the drone industry?

That’s the question we explore in a 4-part series of podcasts with industry analysts, writers and editors.  In this series, I interview guests with diverse opinions and perspectives on the industry.  They’ll provide a range of insights on are some of the industry’s current topics and trends.  By the end of the series, you should have a good sense of where industry is going and how you can position yourself to take advantage.

In this podcast, we’ll hear from Patrick Egan, editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. Patrick also serves as the Director of Special Programs for the Remote Control Aerial Photography Association. Patrick has spent the last 15 years working as a proponent for the business use of unmanned aircraft systems.

If you’ve ever read some of Patrick’s news articles or posts on Twitter, where he goes by The Drone Dealer, you’ll soon find that he some strong opinions.  In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Patrick talks about the drone industry in 2019, the outlook for 2020 and he shares his thoughts on what’s holding the industry back and what could be done to move it forward.  

Dec 10 2019

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Rank #2: Trends in Consumer and Professional Drones: Jean-Thomas Celette, Parrot Business Solutions

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How are consumer and professional drones evolving?

For that question, we turn to Jean-Thomas Celette, Chief Strategy & Product Officer for Parrot Business Solutions.  Parrot is the leading European drone group that offers business  solutions spanning drones, software, sensors and services. The company mainly focuses on 3 major verticals:  Agriculture; 3D mapping, surveying and  inspection; and Public Safety. In 2018, the company introduced several new consumer and professional drones. These drones are smaller, lighter and are designed to specific end-users in mind. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Jean-Thomas talks about Parrot’s new drones, how they have evolved to support different use cases and what that tells us about where the market is heading.

Nov 06 2018

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Rank #3: Finding Your Niche in the Drone Industry: Robert Dahlstrom, CEO Apellix

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Are you trying to find your niche in drone industry?

Robert Dahlstrom is CEO and founder of Apellix, an aerial robotics company that produces tethered drones that fly in very close proximity to structures, to paint, clean and measure (among other things). The precision controlled drones are able to autonomously complete maintenance and measurement tasks, significantly reducing costs and keeping people out of harm's way. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Robert talks about Apellix and its revolutionary drones, how the company found its niche in the industrial sector of the drone industry and he shares some lessons that other entrepreneurs might want to consider as they create a drone based business.

Mar 05 2019

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Rank #4: Drone Racing in 2019: Nick Horbaczewski, Drone Racing League

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What can we look forward to in Drone Racing in 2019?

For that question, we turn to Nicholas Horbaczewski, CEO & Founder of The Drone Racing League, the premier global, professional drone racing circuit for elite pilots. With custom built racing drones traveling more than 90 MPH+, pilots race FPV (First Person View) through the most insane 3D courses ever created outside of a video game. The Drone Racing League is about three year old and when it started, many questioned the long-term viability of drone racing as a legitimate sport. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Nick talks about the league’s ascent from fad to a worldwide sport. We also learn about the 2019 Swatch DRL Tryouts to be held in Las Vegas on February 9 and the upcoming AlphaPilot challenge, which aims to accelerate the development and testing of fully autonomous drone technologies.

Feb 05 2019

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Rank #5: Ten Ways To Become A Better Steward Of The Drone Industry: Ken Christensen, Foresight AI

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How can we become a better steward of the drone industry?

For that question we turn to Ken Christensen, Co-Founder of Foresight AI as well as Vice-President of Flight Operations. Foresight AI is a Robotic AI company using sUAS to provide accurate HD 3D Point Clouds for autonomous robots. Ken has over 30 years of experience in the aviation field both in the government and private sector. Ken has served in the Air Force, NASA, California Air National Guard and the Department of Homeland Security and has extensive aviation and aerospace experience.  He is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for UAS Drone Detection/Counter Drone technology, space based solutions and aviation airborne sensor solutions. He served in Air Force Special Operations and Air Combat Command and is a veteran of three wars, completing 117 combat and combat support missions. In addition, he remains an active commercial pilot as well as a commercial sUAS Pilots. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Ken talks about how drone operators can be effective stewards and Ambassadors of the Drone industry. He’ll share his 10 ways to become better steward and grow the industry.

Apr 02 2019

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Rank #6: An Open Source Autonomous Flying System, Nina Rong, GAAS

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Can An Open Source Autonomous Flying System Speed Up the Development of Flying Cars?

That’s the hope of a group of software engineers in China. Nina Rong is the community manager for the Generalized Autonomous Aviation System, or GAAS for short. GAAS is an open source project and community, dedicated to an autonomous aviation system for drones and flying cars. It offers developers and drone companies a software development platform for autonomous flight, collision avoidance, route planning and more. The ultimate goal of the project is to provide a safe and intelligent autonomous aviation system to expedite the coming of flying cars. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Nina talks about the GAAS open source system, how users can access it and its role in promoting the development of flying cars.

Mar 19 2019

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Rank #7: A Marketplace for Autonomous Drone Services - Derek Waleko, UpSonder

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Is there a marketplace for autonomous drone services?

Derek Waleko is CEO and co-founder of UpSonder, a drone startup that provides drone services to businesses around the country ranging from local real estate agents to major energy companies. Its vision is to be a one-stop solution for drone services—which Goldman Sachs estimates will be worth $13 billion by 2020. The company went live in March 2017 and has grown into one of the largest drone marketplaces in the country. As a forward looking company, UpSonder is preparing to integrate autonomous flight services to augment its marketplace for human piloted drones.  In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Derek talks about the growth of Upsonder since its launch, how the company plans to offer autonomous flight services and how we can participate in a uniqued funding opportunity to help raise capital for the release of UpSonder Marketplace 2.0.

Apr 16 2019

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Rank #8: A Company Called Yuneec and Its Drones: Frank DeMartin, Yuneec

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What do we know about the Yuneec drone company and its products?

Today’s guest will fill us in on details.  Frank DeMartin is Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Americas at Yuneec. The company has a long history in the aviation industry, starting out as a manufacturer of remonte-controlled aircraft and evolving in to one of today’s leading drone makers. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Frank talks about the origin and history of Yuneec, its latest products and some case uses, and he offers insights into the commercial and consumer drone industry.

Jul 31 2018

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Rank #9: Things That Make You Go Hmmm ... (About The Drone Industry) Part 1: Patrick Egan, sUAS News

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Are there questions that we should be asking?

If you ask today’s guest, he would say, “Hundreds”.  Patrick Egan is the editor of the American Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. Patrick experience in the field spans military and civilian UAS applications, he was the director of special programs for the Remote Control Aerial Photography Association and he is considered a subject matter expert on the UAS industry.

This is Part 1 of a 2-Part Interview with Patrick. In these two episodes of the Drone Radio Show, Patrick raises some questions about the drone industry, transparency, federal expenditures, priorities, special interests and who’s really advocating for small commercial drone operators. 

Jun 26 2018

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Rank #10: Managing Air Space Security for UAS: Robert Tabbara, 911 Security

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How can we manage air space security?

Robert Tabbara is President and Founder of 911 Security, a leading UAS security software company that specializes in delivering sUAV Airspace Detection Solutions for a wide array of infrastructure and assets.  Their mission is to protect and secure your airspace against drones that threaten the safety, security and privacy of your facility. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Robert talks about 911 Security, it’s drone risk assessment program and offers insights into maintaining airspace security for UAS.

Jul 02 2019

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Rank #11: Towards a Standard for Public Safety Use of Drones: Charles Werner, Nat'l Council on Public Safety UAS

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What do Public Safety Organizations Need To Know about Managing a Drone Program?

For that question, we turn to Charles Werner, chairman of the Council on Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The Council on Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems  promotes the public safety use of UAS through education, training, collaboration, best practices, FAA rule-making and general engagement. Charles has 44 years in public safety, his last ten years as fire chief of the Charlottesville, Virginia fire department. He has served on several local, state and national boards and committees. Charles recently took on the role of DroneUp’s Chief of Public Safety to ensure safe and effective Public safety UAS operations. He has received numerous awards, including 4 Virginia Governor’s Awards for Excellence, the International Fire Chiefs Presidents Award and the National Career Fire Chief of the Year.

In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Charles talks about the Council on Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems, its mission and objectives and the best practices for integrating UAS into public safety initiatives.

Nov 13 2018

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Rank #12: Lessons From Serving The Military Sector: Luke Layman, CEO Vector Aerial

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What can be learned from serving the military UAV sector?

For that question we turn to Luke Layman, CEO of Vector Aerial, a leading provider of unmanned aerial systems and services offering custom, innovative and cost-effective solutions. Luke is a former United States Air Force fighter pilot with more than 15 years of aerospace experience in critical leadership, training and high technology roles. He founded Vector Solutions in 2014 and subsequently Vector Aerial to provide premier drone solutions.  He holds several flight certifications, including Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor Instruments and Part 107. Luke is highly regarded as an aviation and defense expert and leads the Vector team in providing creative solutions to complex problem sets. In this episode, Luke talks about Vector Aerial, its work with at the 2019 Super Bowl for CNN and the benefits of serving both the military and commercial UAS markets.

Mar 26 2019

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Rank #13: Key Take Aways from AirWorks 2019 - Adam Lisberg & Brendan Schulman, DJI

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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. 

Oct 01 2019

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Rank #14: Stuck Between UAV Legislation & Regulation : Christopher Korody, DroneBusiness.Center

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Why isn’t the FAA moving faster on regulations that will advance the drone industry?

If you asked today’s guest, he might say that we need to look in an entirely different direction.  Chris Korody is the founder of the Drone Business.center and   provides strategy, research and content for the UAV, IoT and robotics industries. He has more than 45 years of marketing experience and has worked with some of the largest companies in the technology field, including Apple, BMW, Boeing, Cisco, Intel, Rockwell, Xerox and many others. Chris produces the weekly newsletter, Dronin’ On, which focuses on the global regulatory environment and is widely followed by senior managers in law firms, regulatory agencies and businesses around the world. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Chris talks about some of the current UAS legislative initiatives that will affect the drone industry, the respective roles of the FAA and Congress in passing bills and regulations and how operators can prepare themselves for what may occur in the next few years.

Aug 21 2018

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Rank #15: Learning From Independent Drone Operators - Chris The Drone Trainer

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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 15 2019

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Rank #16: The Genius NY Accelerator For UAS Start Ups: Jon Parry (Genius NY) & Ryan Plekach, (Resilienx)

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Can the Genius NY Accelerator Help Launch Your UAS Startup?

Jonathan Parry is Director of GENIUS NY at The Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse, NY.  The Tech Garden is home to Upstate New York's most promising technology startups.  Genius NY is an accelerator program focused on unmanned systems. It will award up to $3 million in grand prizes during its 12-month in-residence business competition. The program will focus on early stage technologies in the category of unmanned systems including hardware, software, and analytics. Jon has more than 12 years experience with start-ups and business development in the UAS industry.

In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Jon talks about the Genius NY program and how it’s advancing the creation of innovative UAS companies.  Joining Jon is Ryan Pleskach, Founder and COO of Resilienx one of the companies in the current Genius NY program. Ryan shares what its been like going through the accelerator experience and how it’s helped evolve the company.

Jun 25 2019

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Rank #17: What Investors Look For In a Drone Based Business: Marco Rubin, CIT

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What do investors look for in a drone based business?

Marco Rubin is Senior Investment Director at the Center for Innovative Technology in Virginia.  Marco leads seed and early stage investments in the aerospace/UAS, energy, and software sectors for CIT, and serves as a board member and mentor to numerous portfolio companies. During his career, Marco has invested in over 200 early-stage technology companies, held leadership roles with funds recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Annual VC 100 list and has managed various funds in information security technology, software, telecommunications and medical devices. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Marco talks about the Center for Innovative Technology and what venture capital funds and investors look for in a drone based business.

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #18: Counter Drone Solutions Today - Ken Geyer, Liteye Systems

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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 22 2019

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Rank #19: The Key To A Reliable UTM System: Avner Turniansky, Vorpal, LTD.

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What is the key component of an reliable UTM system?

Avner Turniansky is Vice President of Strategy at Vorpal, an Israeli manufacturer of signal analysis products and solutions for drone detection, geolocation, tracking and mitigation. Before joining Vorpal, Avner has, for the last 15 years, carried our various senior management roles with several start up companies.  He is a signal intelligence specialist, having served a lengthy career with Israel’s prestigious Unit 8200 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Avner gives us some insights into Vorpal’s signal technology and how it can detect, track and monitor drone activity with a high degree of precision.

Jul 09 2019

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Rank #20: Keeping Drones In The Sky - Andy Osantowske, Robotic Skies

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Ever wonder how all of these drones are going to be maintained?

Andy Osantowske is Director of Operations for Robotic Skies, the only global network of certified UAS maintenance centers.  Robotic Skies offers comprehensive turnkey field service programs designed to keep UAS flying safely, efficiently and affordably around the world. Founded in 2014, the company has more than 170 certified centers in more than 40 countries, providing maintenance, repair, operations and support services for commercial UAS. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Andy talks about company’s UAS maintenance and repair service and how it can help operators save time, money and maintain mission readiness.

Jul 23 2019

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Serving Enterprise Drone Operations: Uzayr Siddiqui, CEO Drone Entry

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How can enterprise companies better manage their drone operations?

Uzayr Siddiqui is founder and CEO of Drone Entry. Drone Entry is a ventured backed drone startup, that provides an online platform Software as a tool.  The tool provides enterprise companies with a ERP layer to build workflow compliance management between data processing tools and airspace management systems to effectively scale and manage their operations.  Drone Entry also helps drone pilots build their career, and build their credibility with other stakeholders in the industry.  In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Uzayr talks about the Drone Entry platform and how the company pivoted from a pilot-centric business to focus on serving the growing enterprise business sector. 

Jan 21 2020

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Where is The Drone Industry Headed (Part III) - Miriam McNabb, DroneLife

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The Drone Industry in 2020

Miraim McNabb is Editor In Chief of DroneLife, the online source for the latest drone news, product releases, YouTube videos and legal precedents on the drone industry.  Miriam is a fascinated observer of the drone industry since 2013, when DroneLife launched. She has written and covered thousands of articles on the evolution and growth of the industry.  She is a frequent international speaker at drone industry events and writes for DRONELIFE on current news, financial trends, and FAA regulations. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Miriam talks about the drone industry in 2019, the outlook for 2020 and she shares her perspective a variety of drone related issues and trends.

Jan 14 2020

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Where Is The Drone Industry Headed (Part II) - Christopher Korody, Drone Business Center

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What's In The Cards For The Drone Industry in 2020?

Christopher Korody is a 45 year marketing veteran with deep experience in the technology, aerospace and automotive sectors. He launched DroneBusiness.center to provide UAS companies with the research, strategy and communication programs necessary to stand out in this fast growing marketplace. Dedicated to ‘connecting the dots,’ he edits an ocassional weekly newsletter, Dronin’ On, which is read by senior managers around the world. His deep knowledge of policy makes Korody a popular choice to participate on industry advisory boards and to moderate industry events. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Chris talks about the drone industry in 2019, the outlook for 2020 and he shares his thoughts on a variety of drone related issues that are key to moving it forward. 

Jan 07 2020

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Democratizing Artificial Intelligence: Murali Gopalakrishna, NVIDIA

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Is it possible for drone users to create their own AI drone application?

Today’s guest not only says that it is possible, but with today’s tools, it is surprisingly easy to do so.  Murali Gopalakrishna heads up product management for autonomous machines at NVIDIA. He also leads the business development team that focuses on robots, drones, industrial IoT and enterprise collaboration products. Before joining NVIDIA in 2016, Murali was the global head of platform and technology strategy, leading the CTO’s office at Sony Mobile Communications. He was responsible for products ranging from phones, tablets and wearables to IoT platforms.  In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Murali talks about Nvidia’s Jetson line of AI products, how artificial intelligence is changing the way drones work and how Nvidia is extending AI tools to more and more developers so they can create new and more exciting applications.

Dec 31 2019

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Drone Education in a Song: Victor Villegas, The Drone Singer

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What's the Best Way to Learn Something?

Some studies say that the best way to learn something is to put it to music or to make it funny. Today’s guest would go one step further and say do both.

Victor Villegas is a technologist at heart who enjoys helping people learn how to use technology to improve work and better their lives. He bridges techies and users and has a knack for explaining technology in simple and easy to understand terms. Victor supervises the Oregon State University Extension Computing Technology Unit which provides remote and onsite support to all the Cooperative Extension Offices and Regional Branch Experiment Stations across Oregon.  When not working, Victor is combining his love of drones, education and music to produce song parodies that promote the message of flying safe. He’s the Drone Singer (@DroneSinger). It’s been a while since he’s composed a new drone song, so sit back and enjoy some of his classics, as Victor shares some of his songs and talk about the inspiration and message behind his passion.

Dec 24 2019

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A Mapping Software For First Responders: Angad Singh, Pix4D

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What would a mapping software designed for first responders look like?

For that question, we turn to Angad Singh, a Pix4D Technical Trainer based in Denver, Colorado.  Angad’s interest in UAS based photogrammetry started when he realized he could get incredibly high resolution data which would enable his research to make micro level insights. He has a passion for enabling people to understand the power and limitations of UAS to create great geospatial data. Angad's research background is in Remote Sensing and Precision Agriculture from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. 

For much of this year, Angad has been working to get Pix4D React into the hands of first responders. Pix4D React is the fastest 2D mapping software designed for public safety and humanitarian aid professionals.  It is intuitive and simple to use, even for people with little or no drone flight or photogrammetry experience.  In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Angad talks about Pix4D React and how it can support first responders and aid workers in increasing situational awareness.

Dec 17 2019

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Where Is The Drone Industry Headed? - Patrick Egan, sUAS News

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What’s the outlook for the drone industry?

That’s the question we explore in a 4-part series of podcasts with industry analysts, writers and editors.  In this series, I interview guests with diverse opinions and perspectives on the industry.  They’ll provide a range of insights on are some of the industry’s current topics and trends.  By the end of the series, you should have a good sense of where industry is going and how you can position yourself to take advantage.

In this podcast, we’ll hear from Patrick Egan, editor of the Americas Desk at sUAS News and host and Executive Producer of the sUAS News Podcast Series, Drone TV and the Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition. Patrick also serves as the Director of Special Programs for the Remote Control Aerial Photography Association. Patrick has spent the last 15 years working as a proponent for the business use of unmanned aircraft systems.

If you’ve ever read some of Patrick’s news articles or posts on Twitter, where he goes by The Drone Dealer, you’ll soon find that he some strong opinions.  In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Patrick talks about the drone industry in 2019, the outlook for 2020 and he shares his thoughts on what’s holding the industry back and what could be done to move it forward.  

Dec 10 2019

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Drone Powered Solutions - The View from PWC: Adam Wisnieski & Michael Mazur

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What is the outlook for drones from Price Waterhouse Coopers?

For that question, we head to Warsaw, Poland to speak with Adam Wisniewski and Michael Mazur of the Drone Powered Solutions unit of Price Waterhouse Cooper.  Price Waterhouse Coopers or PwC) is a multinational professional services network with headquarters in London. PwC ranks as the second largest professional services firm in the world[5] and is one of the Big Four auditors. It is a network of firms in 158 countries, 721 locations, with 250,930 people.

In 2016, Drone Powered Solutions was formed and headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, as the first and globally unique Centre of Excellence powered by PwC. It specializes in commercial and industrial usage of drone technologies and helps clients from various industries maximize the potential offered by drones and geospatial data.  Adam and Michael lead a team that consists of professionals with various background – from management consultants with business experience to engineers, photogrammetry and AI experts. Drone Powered Solutions works with a wide range of international corporations in Europe, US, Canada, Middle East and Asia. 

In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Adam and Michael talk about PwC’s Drone Powered Solutions, why Poland was selected as the units headquarters and they share insights into the worldwide commercial drone industry.

Dec 03 2019

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Drones in the Classroom - Matthew Johnson, Drone Training Zone & M3 Drone Productions

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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 26 2019

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A DroneResponders Update On The Public Safety Use of Drones: Charles Werner, Director

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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 19 2019

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Drones For Social Good In West Africa: Tiamyou Radji, Senegal Flying Labs

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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 12 2019

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Is Blockchain the Answer to Securing Drone Data?- Jeff Thompson, Red Cat and Henry Ines, GoChain

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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.

Nov 05 2019

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Better Inventory Management Using Drones: Ian Smith, CEO of Ware

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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 29 2019

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Counter Drone Solutions Today - Ken Geyer, Liteye Systems

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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 22 2019

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Learning From Independent Drone Operators - Chris The Drone Trainer

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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 15 2019

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Drones As First Responders - Fritz Reber, UAS Consultant

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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 08 2019

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Key Take Aways from AirWorks 2019 - Adam Lisberg & Brendan Schulman, DJI

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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. 

Oct 01 2019

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A Red Teaming Approach to Counter UAS- Scott Crino, CEO, Red Six Solutions

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How can seeing ourselves through the eyes of our adversaries strengthen counter UAS?

Scott Crino is CEO of Red Six Solutions. Red Six Solutions is a Red Teaming company that provides their clients with a view of themselves from the perspectives of their adversaries, enemies and competition. Red Six Solutions help clients discover over-the-horizon insights into as yet, unseen threats that can confound strategic decision-making and negatively impact the successful accomplishment of organizational objectives and strategic goals. 

Scott served 21 years in the U.S. Army as an Aviation and Operations Research/Systems Analysis officer in multiple combat zones holding several command and staff positions. Prior to his Red Six Solutions, Scott served as President of Crino Consulting Group and Managing Director at Teneo Holdings. He has planned and executed dozens of Red Team events for government, commercial and international clients. Scott has BS and MS degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Buffalo and Texas A&M, respectively, and a PhD in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Scott talks about Red Six Solutions, Red Teaming and gives us insights into the current state of counter drone solutions.

Sep 24 2019

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What Are The Drone Industry Analysts Missing? - Tom Walker, DroneUp

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Where To Make Money Now in the Drone Industry

Tom Walker is founder and CEO of DroneUp, the fastest growing drone services provider in the U.S.   DroneUp matches missions with small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) pilots. They locate, qualify, and deploy single pilot or multi-pilot crews according to their client’s requirements.  The company is committed to providing a comprehensive network of pilots while maintaining a steadfast commitment to safety and responsible operations. Prior to DroneUp, Tom served as president of Web Teks, a leading online and mobile research and strategy development firm. A former military officer, Tom is a recognized pioneer in military and government digital reform, having managed the programming and web systems to support both the U.S. and International Special Forces. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Tom talks about DroneUp, the current opportunities to make money in the industry and what the drone industry analysts seem to be missing.

Sep 17 2019

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Creating First Responder Drone Training Programs: Joey Edwards, Argus Rising

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What goes into creating a successful first-responder drone training program?

Joey Edwards is Vice-President of Operations for Argus Rising. Argus Rising provides First Responder Drone training, designed to equip public safety departments with the flight skills and knowledge needed to use drones in law enforcement and rescue operations.  There are a lot of company’s providing drone training today, and I wanted to find out how do providers create training programs in such competitive market.  In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Joey talks about Argus Rising, its first responder training and what goes into creating a successful drone training course.

Sep 10 2019

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By Alumnae trick - Nov 17 2017
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The Drone Radio Show is helping me grow my business by listening to other droneprenures. We are excited to share our conservation message and Randy sculpeted the perfect show for it! Together it takes a village to make the drone world successful. Let's integrate this technology safely, responsibly, and with reducing wildlife impacts.

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By Shean B - Sep 30 2016
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Thanks for a great podcast, Randy. The topics and guests are spot-on.