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Raghav Mallick, Senior Product Management, ideaForge Technology | Dawn of Drones | Episode 122
Livestreamed: 2023-11-29T16:00:00.000Z Sponsor of the Month: Kongsberg Geospatial Website: https://www.kongsberggeospatial.com/ Episode Sponsor: Volatus Aerospace Website: https://www.volatusaerospace.com/ Episode Description: The Dawn of Drones podcast closes out an awesome month dedicated to “Crossover Drone Tech” and sponsored by Kongsberg Geospatial with Raghav Mallick, Senior Product Manager at ideaForge. Raghav is an Aerospace Engineer with over 10 years of success in Product Management, Research & Development, and Regulatory Policy, ensuring business and product success. IdeaForge stands as a market leader in the Indian UAS market, with the largest operational deployment of indigenous UAVs, averaging one takeoff every five minutes. Their applications span crucial sectors, from anti-terrorism and border security to coastal surveillance, crime control, disaster management, emergency first response, forest and wildlife protection, and traffic monitoring.Explore IdeaForge's impactful contributions and leadership in the Indian UAS market in this must-watch episode. Raghav’s participation in the Dawn of Drones is graciously endowed by Volatus Aerospace as part of the Volatus Above and Beyond Series. Volatus Aerospace is Canada’s largest, technology-enabled unmanned aerial solution provider. This philanthropic series recognizes the companies, agencies or organizations in the UAS/AAM ecosystem whose efforts, like Volatus', go above and beyond to advance the industry!
Taylor Abington, Director of Operations, Velos Rotors | Dawn of Drones | Episode 121
Livestreamed: 2023-11-22T16:00:00.000Z Sponsor of the Month: Kongsberg Geospatial Website: https://www.kongsberggeospatial.com/ Episode Sponsor: Velos Rotors Website: velos-rotors.com Episode Description: This week on the Dawn of Drones podcast, we continue a “Crossover Drone Tech”-focused month sponsored by Kongsberg Geospatial with Michael Seal, the CEO of Velos Rotors. Michael is a 20-year US Navy’s veteran. His civilian career has spanned two decades, with an emphasis in operational management, strategic planning, business development, and program management. Velos Rotors focuses on creating some of the finest flying machines in the market, advancing performance, reliability, and safety standards. Beginning their journey with fully redundant RC helicopter platforms, Velos Rotors expanded into the drone industry with the Velos UAV. Its applications range from rescue missions and human organ transportation to demanding survey missions requiring the use of expensive and sensitive sensors. Explore Velos Rotors’ products with Michael and Dawn and learn how they set the “Crossover Tech” benchmark in performance, reliability and safety in the defense and commercial markets.
Rommel Martínez, CTO, ASTN Group, Inc. | Dawn of Drones | Episode 120
Livestreamed: 2023-11-15T16:00:00.000Z Sponsor of the Month: Kongsberg Geospatial Website: https://www.kongsberggeospatial.com/ Episode Sponsor: ""ASTN Group, Inc."" Website: https://astn-group.com Episode Description: This week on the Dawn of Drones podcast, we continue a “Crossover Tech” focused month sponsored by Kongsberg Geospatial with Rommel Martinez, the Chief Technology Office at ASTN Group. Rommel is an AI researcher with 24 combined years in software engineering, systems administration, and software engineering, who has developed the Valmiz Augmentive Artificial Intelligence. ASTN Group offers technology solutions with world-class professionals. ASTN's Valmiz division pioneers AI systems that can augment both military and commercial drone and air taxi operations, as well as numerous others. Explore the company’s innovative approach to AI, and gain insights into how Augmentive AI will shape the industry. Tune in for an enlightening conversation about ASTN’s cutting-edge “Crossover Tech” advancements and trends.
Pramod Raheja, CEO/Co-Founder, Airgility, Inc. | Dawn of Drones | Episode 119
Livestreamed: 2023-11-08T16:00:00.000Z Sponsor of the Month: Kongsberg Geospatial Website: https://www.kongsberggeospatial.com/ Episode Sponsor: Airgility Website: www.airgility.co Episode Description: Pramod Raheja, CEO of Airgility, joins Dawn this week, as we continue an amazing month dedicated to “Crossover Tech '' month and sponsored by Kongsberg Geospatial. Airgility develops dual-use autonomous systems designed to tackle real-world challenges, shaping a vision of enhanced effectiveness and capabilities for adopters of strategic and tactical aerial systems. Their solutions serve applications from search & rescue to border protection and delivering medical supplies with capabilities extending to vital missions. Pramod has over 30 years of aviation expertise from his role as a pilot and captain at United Airlines. Don't miss Pramod's insights on indoor flying without GPS, levels of autonomy, Airgility's “Crossover Tech” products, and more—tune in for a great discussion!
Adam Robinson, Director of Business Development, Kongsberg Geospatial | Dawn of Drones | Episode 118
Livestreamed: 2023-11-01T13:00:00.000Z Sponsor of the Month: Kongsberg Geospatial Website: https://www.kongsberggeospatial.com/ Episode Description: November is “Crossover Tech Month” Month on the Dawn of Drones podcast! This week, we kick it off with our month sponsor, Kongsberg Geospatial and its Director of Business Development, Adam Robinson. Kongsberg Geospatial specializes in precision software for mapping, geospatial visualization, and situational awareness, prioritizing high-performance, real-time components for critical infrastructure. Renowned for TerraLens, their trusted geospatial platform, they also offer development and integration services, focusing on defense applications, particularly in UX and HMI components for C2 systems. Their expertise spans air-traffic control, ISR, air defense, Beyond Line-of-Sight navigation systems for UAS, and Remote Towers for air traffic control. Adam, professional with expertise in negotiation, analytical skills, intelligence, business development and sales, will be discussing Terralens and Kongsberg Geospatial contributions to the defense and commercial sectors. Join us for an amazing discussion on the intersection of precision software, dual-use applications and cutting-edge geospatial technology.
Joanna Wieczorek, Strategic Advisor, Drone Alliance Europe | Dawn of Drones | Episode 117
Livestreamed: 2023-10-25T15:00:00.000Z Sponsor of the Month: TruWeather Website: truweathersolutions.com Episode Sponsor: Volatus Aerospace Website: https://www.volatusaerospace.com/ Episode Description: The Dawn of Drones podcast closes out an awesome month dedicated to the “Tech Ecosystem” and sponsored by TruWeather Solutions with special guest Joanna Wieczorek, strategic advisor of Drone Alliance Europe. Joanna joins Dawn to discuss the innovative technological and regulatory advancements in the drone industry across the pond. Drone Alliance Europe unites prominent tech firms to advocate for the commercial drone sector with European policymakers, regulators and global advisory bodies. With the potential for economic growth, innovation and societal benefits, Drone Alliance Europe aims to foster progressive regulations and advance Europe's leadership in drone research, production, and application. Don’t miss this must-see episode to learn more about the Drone Alliance Europe’s work and progress - and how it continues shaping the industry in Europe and globally.. Joanna’s participation in the Dawn of Drones is graciously endowed by Volatus Aerospace as part of the Volatus Above and Beyond Series. Volatus Aerospace is Canada’s largest, technology-enabled unmanned aerial solution provider. This philanthropic series recognizes the companies, agencies or organizations in the UAS/AAM ecosystem whose efforts, like Volatus', go above and beyond to advance the industry!
Brett Feddersen, VP, Strategy and Govt. Affairs , D-Fend Solutions | Dawn of Drones | Episode 116
Livestreamed: 2023-10-18T15:00:00.000Z Sponsor of the Month: TruWeather Website: truweathersolutions.com Episode Sponsor: D-Fend Solutions Website: https://d-fendsolutions.com/ Episode Description: This week on the Dawn of Drones podcast, we continue a “Tech Ecosystem”-focused month sponsored by TruWeather Solutions with special guest Brett Feddersen, Vice President for Strategy and Government Affairs at D-Fend Solutions, Inc. in McLean, VA. D-Fend Solutions is a pioneer in counter-drone and RF-cyber technology, delivering comprehensive control, safety, and continuity in complex and sensitive environments during rogue drone incidents. With global deployments, their flagship solution, EnforceAir, and the newest upgrade, EnforceAir 2, targets the most hazardous drone threats across sectors like the military, public safety, airports, and critical infrastructure. Join Dawn and Brett as they discuss Brett’s perspective on counter-drone operations through his journey as a Pennsylvania State Trooper, US Army Officer, and Government Senior Executive at the White House, DoD, and FAA, and how these professional experiences led up to his joining the D-Fend team and the C-UAS industry.
Cody Retlich, Founder / CEO, DroneAdair, Inc. | Dawn of Drones | Episode 115
Livestreamed: 2023-10-11T15:00:00.000Z Sponsor of the Month: TruWeather Website: truweathersolutions.com Episode Sponsor: DroneAdair Website: https://www.droneadair.com/ Episode Description: Cody Retlich, Founder & CEO of DroneAdair, joins Dawn this week, as we continue an amazing month dedicated to “Tech Ecosystem'' and sponsored by TruWeather Solutions. DroneAdair offers drone pilots an end-to-end mission management platform that streamlines business operations, enabling a greater focus on flying. DroneAdair, a web platform developed by experienced drone pilots, originated from Cody’s former successful start up, Midwest Aerial Productions, and incorporates insights from thousands of pilots. For pilots, it give them the ability to manage their clients, organized missions/data, get paid faster and later this year will provide them the ability to create recurring relationships with Enterprise clients. For Enterprises, companies are able to manage pilot networks, distribute missions, get status updates and much more! Cody will be discussing how DroneAdair allows pilots to prioritize what they love – flying - and also empowers companies that utilize drone services to their fullest potential. Tune in to learn more about how DroneAdair contribute to the tech ecosystem that will secure the future of the industry!