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Drone Radio Show

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

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. 

35mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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A Mapping Software For First Responders: Angad Singh, Pix4D

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.

23mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Counter Drone Solutions Today - Ken Geyer, Liteye Systems

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. 

31mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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

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.

43mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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Drones As First Responders - Fritz Reber, UAS Consultant

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.

36mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Behind the Scenes of the NYC Drone Film Festival: Randy Scott Slavin, Founder and Director

Have you ever wondered how the New York City Drone Film Festival got started? Well today’s guest gives us the inside scoop.  Randy Scott Slavin is an award-winning director, photographer and aerial cinematographer and is the founder of the New York City Drone Film Festival.  He is a drone expert who is regularly featured on television and in publications around the world. As a director, he is known for his use of cutting edge camera technology to further the impact of storytelling. Randy first gained attention for racking up millions of television views and YouTube hits for brands including American Express, AT&T, Bank of America, AdWeek, Tribeca Film Festival, Sunoco, Island/Def Jam Records for which he has received multiple awards.  As a surrealist photographer, his work can regularly be found in the pages of Time Magazine, Gizmodo, Mashable, The Washington Post, Fast Company Design and other publications around the world. In 2014 Randy founded the New York City Drone Film Festival, the world's first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography. It has experienced rapid growth since its inception, counting companies like SAMSUNG, RED, GE, NBC News, Adobe and DJI as headline sponsors.  The NYCDFF includes a dynamic slate of interactive panels and a "Day of Drones" hosted at the New York City Drone Film Festival and hosts thousands of attendees over festival weekend and hundreds of millions of media impressions worldwide. In early 2020, the New York City Drone Film Festival was acquired by AirVuz.com, the premier website for drone video content.  In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Randy talks about the evolution of the New York City Drone Film Festival, what makes an award winning drone film and he gives us some insights into the role of drones in film making.

29mins

7 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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

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.

36mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Pros and Cons of the Remote ID Rule - Lisa Ellman, Commercial Drone Alliance

How does the Commercial Drone Industry view the proposed Remote ID Rule? Lisa Ellman is the Executive Director of the Commercial Drone Alliance, an independent 501c6 non-profit organization led by key members of the commercial drone industry. The Alliance works collectively to merge policy with innovation to create relevant rules for operation. It educates on the economic benefits and humanitarian gains made possible by commercial drones and advocates for their safe and responsible use. It also brings industry and government together to solve some of the challenges facing the industry.   Lisa is widely recognized as one of the “world’s foremost authorities” on drone policy and law. She was featured in Fortune's "Most Powerful Women" series for her efforts to develop policy governing drone use in the United States. In addition to her role with the Commercial Drone Alliance, Lisa is also a Partner at Hogan Lovells and Chair of the firm’s global Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Practice Group, a “one-stop shop” for all legal and policy issues related to commercial drones. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show Podcast, Lisa talks about the Commercial Drone Alliance, its view of the proposed Remote ID rule and other initiatives the Alliance is currently involved to push the industry forward.

28mins

10 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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

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.

25mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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

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.

36mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Blockchain Technology and Securing Drone Data: Jeff Thompson, Red Cat and Henry Ines, GoChain

Can Blockchain Play a Role in Securing Drone Data? Jeff Thompson is CEO and founder of Red Cat and Henry Ines is 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.  Last year, 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.

30mins

22 Jun 2021

Rank #11

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Democratizing Artificial Intelligence: Murali Gopalakrishna, NVIDIA

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.

21mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #12