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2019 Visionaries

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October 28-30, 2019 • The Westgate • Las Vegas


Commercial UAV News is now offering the opportunity to showcase executive
thought leadership through a combination of digital and event exposure.

Our 2019 Visionaries

Mariah Scott

President, Skyward

Mariah has spent her career introducing new products that transform the way business operates. She loves the power of technology to solve problems for people, and the creative process of working with a team to take an idea from concept to reality. She’s taken businesses from creation thru exit, and built new markets in commercial drones, health care, transaction services, and media delivery, across North America, Europe and Asia.

At Skyward, she started with a small team and a big vision—enabling a global aerial robotics  network—and took the company from startup to a successful acquisition by Verizon. Previously, Mariah led the groundbreaking Intel Inside program, and twice received the Intel Achievement Award for new product introduction and leadership marketing. Frost & Sullivan recognized her work in healthcare as a product of the year. She’s licensed to fly drones, but prefers her paraglider.


Booth

  • Booth #: 901

Session

  • Drone Industry Visionaries - Wednesday, October 30th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am 

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  • Check back the week of 10/21/2019 for an article to learn more

Brandon Torres Declet

CEO and Co-Founder, Measure

Brandon is widely considered a leading thinker and entrepreneur in the drone industry. As Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, he grew Measure to the top 5% of drone firms by revenue, recently recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the 2019 Frost Radar Best Practices Award for Growth Excellence.

Brandon served on the FAA Drone Registration Task Force and in senior level positions for the NYPD, the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, and the House Homeland Security Committee. He was named by Washingtonian Magazine as a 2018 Tech Titan and appointed as aSenior Advisor to Oxford University's Centre for Technology and Global Affairs.


Session

  • Drone Industry Visionaries - Wednesday, October 30th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am 

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Amit Ganjoo

Founder and CEO, ANRA Technologies

Amit Ganjoo is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of ANRA Technologies, an Award Winning UTM Software Company headquartered in Washington, DC with global operations. One platform is for UAS traffic management (DroneUSS™) and the other is for orchestrating workflow (DroneOSS™). The platforms include features such as flight planning and monitoring, UAS command and control, negotiated aircraft separation, airspace management, UAS tracking, compliance parameters, aircraft reporting, stakeholder and user portals, and open interfaces to enable emerging capabilities like Remote ID. Both platforms have been rigorously tested and vetted by the world’s foremost government aviation entities and are operational today at multiple test sites, commercial enterprises and UAS corridors. Amit has over 20 years of aviation, telecom and wireless experience in both the federal and the commercial space.  He is an engineer, a licensed pilot, following a lifelong passion in aviation and builds experimental aircrafts.  Until December, he acted as the co-chair for FCC’s Technical Advisory Council (TAC) for 5G and IoT, which included ground and airborne autonomous vehicles.  He was the Director of Engineering at Ericsson Federal, providing telecom solutions to Federal Government, where he was the recipient of the Athena Award. Deployed as part of the Expeditionary Strike Group, he was chief system architect for Navy 4G LTE Sea Pilot, delivering a one of a kind turn-key, secure, unmanned airborne/afloat autonomous 4G LTE Network with applications to directly support the war fighter.  He architected the first ever approved classified security architecture for 4G LTE in line with NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) framework, approved for operational deployment in DoD in 2012. Amit is an adjunct professor at the George Mason University and shares his passion for engineering by teaching in the School of Engineering and volunteers at a local Maker Space in the D.C. area.

Session

  • Drone Industry Visionaries - Wednesday, October 30th, 10:30 am - 11:30 am 

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Greg Davis

Founder and CEO

Greg founded Overwatch Imaging in 2016 to enable aircraft and unmanned aerial systems to more easily and automatically find small objects of interest.  Prior to that, he worked as the director of product management and business development for Cloud Cap Technology, a UTC Aerospace Systems (now Collins Aerospace) company, and as a program manager at Insitu, a UAS company acquired by Boeing.  At Insitu, he led the development of the RQ-21A Blackjack (also known as Integrator) unmanned aircraft for the US Navy and managed several ScanEagle technology advancement projects and overseas deployment contracts. Prior to Insitu, he worked on space-based classified remote sensing systems for Lockheed Martin, and on aircraft and spacecraft simulation for NASA.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Gorge Technology Alliance, a regional industry consortium representing one of the leading airborne information technology hubs in the world.  Greg earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics, both from Stanford University, and he is an instrument-rated private pilot.

Session

  • Drone Industry Visionaries - Wednesday, October 30th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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