There are a lot of options out there to manage your fleet of drones and keep track of them in the sky, but what does it take to really scale these operations and integrate them into the national airspace? Our panelists will discuss solutions and the key ingredients to scaling your operations.
Lisa Peterson is VP of Business Development and Marketing for Airspace Link. Lisa and her team are responsible for cultivating relationships with state and local government agencies, as well as industry solution providers who rely on Airspace Link’s AirHub platform to ensure safe and compliant Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations.
Lisa is a results-oriented, innovative, global business leader with over 25 years of proven experience in developing markets for emerging and transformative technologies in both VC-backed start-up environments and large corporations, such as Sprint-Nextel (now T-Mobile), Neustar, Tata Communications, and Teralytics. Prior to joining Airspace Link, Lisa was Head of Business Development for AiRXOS, a startup acquired by GE Aviation, focused on intelligent avionics solutions for UAS and UAS Traffic Management (UTM).
Lisa has significant experience in the areas of mobile communications, location-based services, transportation and logistics technology, and big data/analytics. Throughout her career, Lisa and has been at the forefront in helping both public sector and enterprise organizations harness disruptive technologies to drive greater efficiencies and economic opportunities.
Lisa holds a B.S. in Finance, with a concentration in MIS from the University of Maryland (UMD) and earned her MBA from UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Lisa is an active member of WTS, (an organization focused on women in transportation), Women and Drones, and DroneResponders, a non-profit focused on the UAS for public safety.
For more than 25 years, Mr. Mills has served as a serial entrepreneur, investor, and CEO in the communications and web-based technology market. Mr. Mills has been involved in multiple venture-backed technology start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and private equity investment and portfolio companies during his career.
Mr. Mills founded venture-backed GENBAND (General Bandwidth, Inc.) in 1999 and led the company as CEO, President until 2005. During his tenure at GENBAND, Mr. Mills secured financing venture capital funding from Sevin Rosen, Sequoia Capital, Venrock, and Invesco, and through a successful partnership with Alcatel, won a significant part of the SBC Communications APON, VOIP (Project Light speed) contract in 2004. In 2006, Mr. Mills founded Rip Code, Inc., a video technology company based in Dallas and Austin, Texas that focused on the deployment of mobile, three-screen video trans coding and delivery. In 2010, Rip Code merged with RGB Networks, a Klein Perkins and Accelerate backed video technology company based in Sunnyvale, California. Mr. Mills has held previous positions with ATEME, S.A., RGB Networks, Cisco Systems through its acquisition of NetSpeed in 1998, Dell Computers and NetWorth, Inc.
Mr. Mills serves as Managing Partner of Fortress Solutions, Fortress UAV, ReadyH2 and Vspeed Capital, LLC. Mr. Mills has 12 US technology patents and holds a B.A. degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
Ken Stewart serves as President and CEO of NUAIR (Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance Inc.) joining the organization in late 2020 where he is responsible for setting the overall vision and product strategy for the organization. Mr. Stewart is an experienced industry veteran in wireless telecommunications and cloud-based software market with a specialization in building Enterprise SaaS, Federated digital marketplaces and platforms. Prior to joining NUAIR Mr. Stewart served as the CEO of AiRXOS, a GE aviation company, where he led innovation, development and commercialization of Unmanned Traffic Management services. After beginning his career in engineering and management positions at IBM and GTE, Stewart served as an executive with several venture capital and private equity-backed companies commercializing and scaling pre-revenue start-ups and transforming organizations for growth.
Brian Garrett-Glaser is the managing editor of eVTOL.com, where he covers the electric and low-altitude revolutions currently underway in aerospace. Follow him on Twitter @bgarrettglaser.
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.