Frank Segarra, CEO and Founder of ConnexiCore, hosts a podcast series that explores how commercial drones are being used right now to save time, save money, and keep workers safe. In each episode, we talk with thought leaders from a range of industries to share real-world drone applications for commercial use.
How Veterans Are Finding New Opportunities In The Drone Industry
Our guest is Tanner Harris, President of Blue Nose Aerial Imaging, a Navy veteran and former airline pilot who not only started his own drone services business, but is committed to creating opportunities for others to start and run their own successful drone businesses, especially veterans. Tanner walks through how he helps people set up their business, streamline their operations, and create a customer base. He also stresses the value of networking, both for business development, and also within the drone industry to stay current on the latest trends and products.
Drone Reality Capture Technologies For Construction Projects
Drone reality capture technologies, such as laser scanning and imaging, are helping a myriad of construction professionals such architects, building owners, general contractors, engineers and commercial real estate receive an accurate data set about their building projects. Join us as Jared Curtis, President of Existing Conditions, discusses how drone technology, combined with traditional architectural tools, helps provide a comprehensive, big-picture view of construction projects. In this episode, he discusses how drones offer new levels of speed and accuracy, and increasingly allow his team access to spaces that otherwise would be dangerous or inaccessible to accurately document.
Using AI To Automate Drone Data for Construction Engineering
With an aerospace background and an MBA degree from MIT, our guest David Morczinek explores the opportunities and challenges of dealing with large datasets to aid in construction engineering. His company, AirWorks, has an advanced platforms that can transform data generated by drones into CAD, DWG, topography, or any other kind of spatial representation. He makes the case that this type of analysis acts a powerful supplement to the work of professional engineers and surveyors, enabling them to do their work with greater speed and precision than ever before.
About Our Guest
David Morczinek is the Co-Founder and CEO of AirWorks where he spearheads the development of AirWorks’ autonomous drafting technology to advance the application of aerial intelligence and transform the engineering and construction industries. Previously David had a successful career with Airbus in both France and Spain, where he led the first delivery and completion of Airbus’ newest aircraft, and secured aircraft and services contracts of roughly $300M. David holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, as well as M.S. in aerospace engineering from Hamburg University of Technology.
Insights From 6 Years In The Drone Business
ConnexiCore is celebrating its 6th year in business, so in this episode the tables are turned...and our CEO Frank Segarra is the guest speaker!
Frank Segarra is proud of the hard work and determination of his team to build one of the leading turnkey drone service providers in the industry. In this podcast, he shares insights and lessons he learned over the past 6 years in the drone business, including some great personal stories from his early career.
Frank talks about the origins of ConnexiCore as a telecommunications company, and how it evolved into a leading drone services and technology company. Along the way it grew from a 4-pilot team to a nationwide pilot network of over 1100 pilots, serving hundreds of clients across a range of industries.
Frank also shares his perspectives on the drone industry, its origins, where it is now, where it is going in the future, and how drone technology and regulations have changed over time.
Frank Segarra is the founder and CEO of ConnexiCore. He has over 30 years of IT, telecommunications and aviation industry experience and was a US Navy aircraft carrier airman specializing in Avionics Engineering. As a thought leader in drone technology, Frank was invited to be a founding member of the CompTIA Drone Advisory Council. and is on the Board of Advisors for the PA Drone Association.
Drones for Commercial Property Condition Assessments
Our guest in this episode is Tom Nettleman, Senior VP of Operations at Property Condition Assessments, LLC (PCA), where he oversees the operations for performing condition assessments on all types of commercial properties.
Tom has used drones for both small and large scale projects, from façade and roofing inspections on New York City townhomes to a 50 acre university campus in St. Kitts that needed a 3D topology map.
Tom shares his first-hand experience on how invaluable drone technology has been for many types of projects. The drone data was quick, thorough, easily accessed and made the assessment of the properties much easier than having “boots on the ground”.
Drone Services for Channel Sales Leaders
OverviewWe discuss how the system integrator reseller community is finding new business opportunities with UAV drone solutions.Our guest is David Burgeson, CEO of Renaissance Systems, Inc. and exclusive distributor of ConnexiCore drone services to the...