Brian Wynne: CEO of AUVSI

cropped-logo-2048px.jpgBrian Wynne is working for you every day, whether you know it or not. As President and CEO of AUVSI, the leading trade organization for the drone industry, Mr. Wynne is working to make the world safe for drones as the federal, state, and international levels.

If you are not yet familiar with Mr. Wynne, here is an abbreviated biography:

Brian Wynne is president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics. AUVSI represents more than 7,000 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. Wynne brings in-depth experience in transportation and technology applications gained through leadership roles with industry associations and public-private partnerships. Prior to joining AUVSI in January 2015, he was president and CEO of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), the trade association promoting battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure.

Wynne is a member of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), a group of key decision-makers formed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support the safe introduction of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the nation’s airspace. He is also a member of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST), which is comprised of stakeholders from government and the aviation industry that gather and analyze data to enhance UAS safety and operations. He also served on the FAA’s UAS Registration and Micro UAS task forces.

For more than 20 years, Wynne has been an instrument-rated, general aviation pilot, and recently received a commercial pilot certificate. He flies a Socata Trinidad.

Tune in for Mr. Wynne’s perspective on drone law and policy, here in 2017.

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Links for You:

AUVSI Website: www.auvsi.org

Fighting For Our Future: Our talk with Tom McMahon of AUVSI

Brent Klavon: President of the AUVSI Florida Peninsula Chapter

Telling Better Stories

Fighting to Win

 

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The Drone Analyst

cropped-logo-2048px.jpgDo you know The Drone Analyst, Colin Snow? Are you reading his reports?

If you aren’t, get ready: your world is about to change.

Mr. Snow has been putting out top-quality research on the commercial drone industry since 2012. We had an opportunity to have him on the podcast to share his insight into what’s going on in the industry now, and where we might be headed in the future.

As a matter of background, here is Mr. Snow’s abbreviated biography – this guy is for real:

Colin Snow is CEO and Founder of Skylogic Research, LLC and operates under the brand Drone Analyst®. Colin is a 25 year technology industry veteran with a background in market research, enterprise software, electronics, digital imaging, and mobility. His experience includes aerial photography as well as making, programming, and piloting remote control aircraft. Colin holds an MBA from Florida Atlantic University and is a member of all major UAS industry groups including: AUVSI, RCAPA, and AMA.

Skylogic Research is a research, content, and advisory services firm supporting all participants in the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. We help you make critical investment decisions with confidence by providing research-based insights on the commercial drone markets. Our focus is on the needs of three constituents:

  • Manufacturers, suppliers, and business service providers – who need research and insight into buyer needs
  • Buyers of UAS technology and services – to help inform their acquisition decisions
  • Investors – who need to distinguish technical and market viability

This focus, plus research as a foundation and reach into a community of more than 90,000 business executives and innovators through social media and media partnerships, allows us to deliver a high-value, low-risk method for achieving optimal understanding.

Tune in for all that and more!

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Drone Analyst Website: www.droneanalyst.com

Drone Analyst Twitter: @droneanalyst

 

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-Steve

Fighting for the Future: Our Talk with Tom McMahon of AUVSI

Logo 600 x 600Tom McMahon is at the cutting edge of drone law in the U.S. As Vice President of Advocacy and Public Relations with AUVSI, Tom is working every day to advance common-sense drone policy in Washington, D.C.

AUVSI is the nation’s oldest and largest trade association for the unmanned vehicle industry. AUVSI’s local chapters are located all around the country, as the organization brings together dedicated industry professionals to work for the common good.

I joined AUVSI in 2013 when I went to its trade show, which was then hosted in Washington, D.C. I still count the connections I made there as some of the most important in my career. The annual show, now branded as XPonential, is the only event that I’m sure to go to each year.

The mix of people that AUVSI brings together is unmatched in variety, quality, and overall passion for the future of the industry.

It’s at AUVSI that I met the people who are fighting for the future of the drone industry.

Tom joined the show to discuss what AUVSI is doing at the national and state level, the importance of state and federal policy for the drone industry, and upcoming issues that we should all be aware of.

Listen in for the latest, and for more on what tomorrow might bring.

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AUVSI Website

XPonential 2017 (the trade show in Dallas next year)

 

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Keep on flying,

Steve

Gretchen West: Drones in Silicon Valley!

Logo 600 x 600Drone Law Nation, today we are talking about Drones in Silicon Valley with Gretchen West! Gretchen is a senior advisor with the Hogan Lovells law firm. Gretchen has served the unmanned systems and drone industry over a decade and is an industry-leading advocate for commercial drones, innovation, entrepreneurship, and robotics. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Gretchen was at San Francisco start-up DroneDeploy serving as the company’s Vice President of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs. Previously, for over a decade, Gretchen served as Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) Executive Vice President, overseeing AUVSI’s global business development initiatives, international growth strategy, marketing, government relations, and advocacy efforts for the unmanned systems and robotics industry.

Gretchen currently is the National Advisory Board Chairperson for UAVUS (uavus.org), serves on the Advisory Board for the Drone World Expo and is a contributing writer for the Drone Coalition. Previously, she served on the Advisory Boards for Skyward, Nightingale Intelligent Systems and Aerobo. She was formerly a member of Women in Aerospace, and the Association for Women Executives and Entrepreneurs. Gretchen has an MBA from the George Washington University and a B.A. in leadership studies from the University of Richmond.

Our talk covers a lot of ground in addressing the drone law market today. Listen in for the latest, and contact Gretchen for more at Gretchen.west@hoganlovells.com, or on Twitter at @gawherry.

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Stephen Myers – Angel Eyes UAV!

Logo 600 x 600Welcome back, Drone Law Nation! Today we talk with Stephen Myers, CEO and founder of Angel Eyes UAV. Our law firm and Angel Eyes go “way back,” as we filed an amicus curiae brief in the Pirker case together in 2014.  Mr. Myers approaches the drone industry from a technology background, and delivers value to customers by providing data products that improve the customer’s business. You can learn more about Angel Eyes at the company website (www.angeleyesuav.com), or by a toll-free call at (855) 814-UAVS (8287).

Our talk touches on state and federal drone law in the U.S., how the current state of U.S. drone law is causing other countries to get ahead with drone technology, and what the AUVSI Florida Peninsula Chapter is doing to make Florida a friendly place for drone companies.

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Steve

Chad Dennis – Drones at Middle Georgia State!

Hello, Drone Law NationLogo 600 x 600! Today we talk with Chad Dennis. Chad the UAS Program Director at Middle Georgia State University. He is currently developing a UAS Operator Certificate program within the school’s Aviation Science & Management Program. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Assistant Director of the MGSU Institute of Applied Aerospace Research.  Chad has served as the Georgia UAS Program Coordinator for the Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace, helping to connect companies, universities, public agencies, and DoD to resources to develop and advance their aerospace goals.  Since 2010, Chad has served as Chairman of the Georgia UAS Working Group. He is also Vice-President of the newly formed AUVSI Coastal Plains Chapter, based in Tifton, Georgia.

We cover a lot of ground in this conversation. Listen in to hear how the drone industry must adjust to meet the needs of customers, now and in the future. You can contact Chad directly at chad.dennis@mga.edu.

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Atlanta AUVSI Website

Tifton, Georgia Precision Agriculture Conference Registration – February 2016!

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23 – Elizabeth Wharton: Drones & the Internet of Things!

Logo 600 x 600Welcome to the Drone Law Today Podcast! Today we talk with attorney Elizabeth Wharton of Hall Booth Smith in Atlanta. Elizabeth focuses her practice on guiding clients through business transactions, public policy, and contracting matters. She is a member of the business transactions, government affairs, real estate, and education practice groups at Hall Booth Smith.

Elizabeth is a member of the Technology Association of Georgia’s Government Relations Task Force and is an executive officer of the Atlanta Chapter of AUVSI. Elizabeth’s technology-related policy analysis has been quoted in publications including the Atlanta Journal and Constitution and Tripwire’s The State of Security.

Our talk touches on Drones as part of the “Internet of Things.” Thinking about drones this way brings up all sorts of legal issues, including why the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may have some authority over how drones operate in the U.S.

You can find out more about Elizabeth at the Hall Booth Smith website and on Twitter at @LawyerLiz. Check out her posts on LinkedIn Pulse, too!

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Steve