120 episodes

In the DroneTalks c-level series podcast we discuss technology, regulatory, business and ecosystem topics openly with industry leaders to enable and foster innovation for a better future. Our short, impactful interviews provide you with C-level perspectives from leading companies in the drone industry including NASA, Wing, DJI, Skyward and more.

Our mission: to inform, to educate and to drive social acceptance in the drone ecosystem!

Are you doing something amazing in the Drone ecosystem? Get involved! Go to www.dronetalks.online to find out more, or contact us at info@dronetalks.online.

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In the DroneTalks c-level series podcast we discuss technology, regulatory, business and ecosystem topics openly with industry leaders to enable and foster innovation for a better future. Our short, impactful interviews provide you with C-level perspectives from leading companies in the drone industry including NASA, Wing, DJI, Skyward and more.

Our mission: to inform, to educate and to drive social acceptance in the drone ecosystem!

Are you doing something amazing in the Drone ecosystem? Get involved! Go to www.dronetalks.online to find out more, or contact us at info@dronetalks.online.

    DroneTalks | An exclusive interview on the future of UK Airspace with NATS

    DroneTalks | An exclusive interview on the future of UK Airspace with NATS

    Our Co-founder and CEO, Eszter Kovacs reconnected with Mark Watson, Head of UTM Service Integration at NATS, during this year's Amsterdam Drone Week. In our exclusive interview, they dived deep into the evolution of UK airspace management and discussed groundbreaking initiatives shaping the future of aviation.

    Big numbers speak louder than words: NATS oversees more than 2.5 million flights annually and steers the nation towards advanced air mobility with ambitious targets.

    Mark shares insights into the UK’s bold steps towards the future with their latest "Future of Flight Action Plan." This strategic document lays out a clear timeline for integrating BVLOS operations by 2027 and kickstarting eVTOL operations as early as 2025!

    Get the inside scoop as well on NATS' groundbreaking OpenAir initiative, aimed at creating a seamless integration of unmanned aerial vehicles into national airspace. This approach seeks to reduce barriers for new entrants, fostering a robust environment for drone operation across the UK.

    Join us as we explore these transformative initiatives that are not just reshaping the UK's airspace but are also setting a global benchmark in aviation technology. To watch the full interview please visit our YouTube channel!

    • 11 min
    DroneTalks | Swiss-made drone in action worldwide: Fotokite's Tethered UAVs elevate public safety globally

    DroneTalks | Swiss-made drone in action worldwide: Fotokite's Tethered UAVs elevate public safety globally

    Imagine a drone that can stay airborne for days without a battery change, and can be flown more than 900 hours nonstop in a single flight, even in rain and snow. Now, envision it flying over 140,000 missions a year across 26 different countries! Welcome to the world of Fotokite, where cutting-edge technology meets critical real-world applications. Crafted with the renowned Swiss precision and quality, Fotokite’s drones are designed to perform exceptionally under any conditions.

    In an exclusive interview with Thomas Dassler, Fotokite’s Sales Director for the Middle East and Asia, our Co-founder & CEO, Eszter Kovacs explored how their revolutionary tethered drones are redefining aerial surveillance and support for first responders globally.

    From extended flights to hands-free operations, Fotokite is keeping eyes in the sky longer, safer, and more efficient than ever before. Trusted by major organizations such as the Los Angeles Fire Department, NYPD, and Chicago Fire Department, Fotokite is transforming public safety operations across the globe.

    Learn from Thomas about Fotokite's strategic expansion into Asia and the Middle East, and how their technology meets unique operational needs while navigating complex regulatory landscapes.

    Watch the full interview on our YouTube channel to gain deeper insights into how Fotokite is keeping skies safe and operations efficient!

    • 11 min
    DroneTalks | The future of Drone Operations and the Power of Automated Negotiation AI

    DroneTalks | The future of Drone Operations and the Power of Automated Negotiation AI

    Think AI is just about chatbots? Think again!

    Did you know that AI is playing a critical role in drone operations? In our exclusive interview led by Eszter Kovacs, Co-founder and CEO of DroneTalks, with Shoji Nishimura, COO of Intent Exchange, we delve into how their innovative Automated Negotiation AI is not just a concept but a practical tool already improving the safety and efficiency of aerial operations.

    This technology, developed under one of NATO’s projects and supported by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Industry and Technology, is actively deployed in high-stakes environments.

    Key takeaway: Intent Exchange’s AI isn't merely about automating tasks; it’s about creating smarter, scalable solutions that tackle the complex challenges of modern drone operations. By digitalizing negotiation and conflict resolution, they're setting a new standard for what AI can achieve in the drone industry.

    During a demonstration in Wakkanai, Japan, Intent Exchange’s AI coordinated a network of drones delivering medical supplies. It seamlessly integrated with local air traffic, ensuring timely deliveries while adhering to stringent safety standards.

    Another key application of their AI technology is in urban settings where it assesses and visualizes ground risks, optimizing drone flight paths to avoid densely populated areas or sensitive infrastructures. This technology not only improves safety but also enhances the efficiency of drone operations in complex environments.

    Watch the full interview to learn more about the future of AI in drone technology!

    • 8 min
    DroneTalks | Unisphere's role in Drone Operations and Urban Air Mobility

    DroneTalks | Unisphere's role in Drone Operations and Urban Air Mobility

    Can you imagine using a decade of weather data to fly drones safely? Learn more about how Unisphere leverages historical insights for drone operations from our latest interview with Richard Boden, Director of the Business Unit at Murzilli Consulting, and Christoph Selig, COO and Co-founder of the company. Positioned at the forefront of drone operations management and UAM, Unisphere is redefining aerial logistics with its innovative platforms, NOVA and UAM Location Analysis. Christoph explains the significance of utilizing 5-10 years of weather data, providing UAV operators with the tools to forecast operational challenges and enhance flight safety and efficiency.

    With their UAM Location Analysis tool, they aid vertiport planning by offering data-driven insights that inform site selection and eVTOL performance assessments under varying weather conditions. Besides these, NOVA integrates digital twin technology to replicate and simulate drone operations. By modeling various operational scenarios, Unisphere provides UAV operators with the ability to fine-tune their missions based on comprehensive data analytics.

    To gain a comprehensive understanding of their work, watch the full interview!

    • 17 min
    DroneTalks | Drone Automation take-aways so far: Insights from Flytbase's CEO, Nitin Gupta

    DroneTalks | Drone Automation take-aways so far: Insights from Flytbase's CEO, Nitin Gupta

    Imagine cutting drone operation costs from $200,000 to just $20,000-$40,000!

    Flytbase's CEO, Nitin Gupta, reveals in an interview with Lorenzo Murzilli, CEO and Co-founder of Murzilli Consulting how their software-centric model is making advanced drone operations accessible and cost-effective.

    From improving site security with automated patrols to deploying rapid-response drones for public safety, Flytbase is driving a transformative wave across multiple industries. Their cutting-edge solutions are setting a new standard for operational efficiency and safety.

    Join us at Aerial Cities 2024 to explore how these innovations are shaping the future of urban environments. Connect with industry leaders and visionaries, and take part in paving the way for next-generation aerial cities. Register now to be part of this groundbreaking event! https://aerialcities.dronetalks.online/

    • 10 min
    DroneTalks | The future of UAV Operations: insights from ResilienX’s CTO, Andrew Carter

    DroneTalks | The future of UAV Operations: insights from ResilienX’s CTO, Andrew Carter

    When giants like Amazon and Alphabet express interest in pushing the boundaries of UAV operations, you know a revolution is underway.

    At the heart of this transformation is Andrew Carter, CTO of ResilienX, who shares his insights on pioneering safer, more reliable unmanned aircraft systems with DroneTalks' CEO and co-founder, Eszter Kovács.

    Andrew's journey from the US Army's ground-based Sense and Avoid program to founding ResilienX underscores the innovations in UAV safety and system integrity. His company leads in aviation safety management, enhancing the reliability of unmanned aircraft systems in national airspace.

    With increasing recognition of digital infrastructure's role in UAV operations, the sector is moving beyond overpromised capabilities to deliver safety and efficiency. This maturation signals a shift in perception among governments and regulatory bodies, now more willing to invest in and adopt UAV technology.

    Want to learn more about transforming UAV operations with ResilienX? Watch our full interview with Andrew!

    • 10 min

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