Making the jump from dabbling in drones to running a full-fledged drone program is a challenge. Managing large drone and pilot fleets across geographies, time zones, and even use cases can easily overwhelm program managers and stunt program growth. Join our webinar to learn best practices and pitfalls from drone industry veterans who can set you on the right path to scale the impact of your drone program.
This webinar will be hosted by Alden Jones, Sr. Director of Customer Success and Mauricio Barra, Sr. Director of Enterprise Product Marketing. Alden joins Skydio from American Tower Corporation (ATC), where he founded and led their UAS program to conduct 20,000 automated inspections per year. Alden’s team trained 175 existing employees to become UAS pilots and built a custom back-end automated post-processing system for analysis.
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Mauricio joined Skydio as the head of Product Marketing for Enterprise and Public Sector. Prior to Skydio, Mauricio spent eight years leading product marketing for B2B enterprise software companies. Starting with six years at VMware in the spaces of storage, disaster recovery, integrated systems and cloud platforms, followed by two years at Confluent, focused on real-time data processing at massive scale. Mauricio has an Electronics Engineering degree and an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
Alden joins Skydio from American Tower Corporation (ATC), where he founded and led their UAS program to conduct 20,000 automated inspections per year. Alden’s team trained 175 existing employees to become UAS pilots and built a custom back-end automated post-processing system for analysis. Alden started his career as a US Army platoon leader during a combat tour in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He left the Army as a captain and went on to serve in leadership roles at UTC and Pepsico before joining ATC.
Ben is the UAS Program Manager within the North Carolina’s Department of Transportation Division of Aviation. Prior to joining NCDOT, Ben was Program Manager for Telecommunications at PrecisionHawk where he focused on helping telecom infrastructure companies adopt drone technology. Ben began his career with 12 years as an Air Force officer and cargo aircraft pilot. In those 12 years, he flew in and managed complex aviation operations such as the Air Force’s C-130J flight school and the US response to the Benghazi, Libya embassy attacks. Ben holds a Computer Science degree from Duke University and an MBA from Oklahoma State University.
Danielle comes to Commercial UAV News from an editorial background in higher education publishing where she edited books on every topic from financial risk management to nanotechnology and morphing wing technology. During that time, she reported and conveyed the business needs and expectations between all points of her organization and the technology team, working closely with IT development. This skillset led her to Diversified Communications and the commercial UAV industry, where she is excited to be able continue to report important technology news and developments to a wider audience.