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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.
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DroneTalks | Nicholas Flom | Executive Director at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site

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DroneTalks Standards Series | Episode 1 | Why do we need standards?
Lorenzo Murzilli, co-founder of DroneTalks, hosts a brand-new podcast series exploring the world of drone standards looking into the projects, the processes, key players, timelines, and organizations working to achieve international industry harmonization. Listen to the first episode now to hear from Lorenzo: why standards matter, how standards influence the industry, how they come into existence and get a glimpse of what's to come in future episodes. Are you doing something amazing in the Drone ecosystem? Get involved! Contact us at info@dronetalks.online. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks
04:35
June 10, 2021
DroneTalks | Powering the Future of European Autonomous Aviation
How are the drone industry and regulators preparing for the forecasted increase in air traffic and the changes brought upon by new EU U-space regulations? On 26th May Dronetalks hosted a panel conversation looking to answer these questions with distinguished speakers Daniel Garcia-Monteavaro (ENAIRE), Amit Ganjoo (ANRA Technologies), Andrew Hately (EUROCONTROL), Stephen Whiston (NHS Highland & Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership) and moderator Eszter Kovács. Tune in now to listen to the speakers' views on the future of European autonomous aviation. For more information about ANRA Technologies: www.flyanra.com Are you doing something amazing in the Drone ecosystem? Get involved! Contact us at info@dronetalks.online. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks
57:47
May 31, 2021
DroneTalks | Women Behind the Drone Revolution | Episode II
Tune in to the second episode of DroneTalks’ series "Women Behind the Drone Revolution", to hear from influential drone industry leaders, drive change and inspire a new generation of technology professionals. Moderator  Lorenzo Murzilli, Founder & CEO of Murzilli Consulting, interviews  Alexandra Florin, Aviation Technical Standards Manager at Wing, Francine  Zimmermann, Manager, Innovation and Digitalization Unit at Federal  Office of Civil Aviation Switzerland (FOCA), and Jackie Dujmovic -  Founder and CEO - Hover UAV, to gather key industry insight and share  career path advice. Are you doing something amazing in the Drone ecosystem? Get involved! Contact us at info@dronetalks.online. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks
53:25
May 18, 2021
DroneTalks | Vadim Tarasov | Chairman of the Board at UAVOS
In this exclusive DroneTalks interview we sat down with Vadim Tarasov, Chairman of the Board at UAVOS & Partner at Advanced Autonomous Solutions Fund, to get an investor's perspective on the status of the industry, cutting edge technology, hot areas, the regulatory aspect, and social acceptance of drones. Vadim explains how he made the jump from investing in e-commerce and entertainment to investing in deep-tech companies, with a focus on technologies that have the potential to disrupt traditional industries. Hear from Vadim to learn more about the huge potential foreseen for UAVs across the logistics, inspection, and security markets, as well as the entry barriers that are currently preventing these technologies from completely overtaking the market. Are you doing something amazing in the Drone ecosystem? Get involved! Contact us at info@dronetalks.online. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks For more information about UAVOS: https://www.uavos.com/
15:34
April 20, 2021
DroneTalks | Nicholas Flom | Executive Director at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site
Tune in now to this exclusive DroneTalks interview with Nicholas Flom, Executive Director at the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, discussing his introduction to the industry (doing training for military drones and first responders), and explaining the advantages of using an FAA-approved test site. Furthermore, Nicholas provides a 360 overview of how he works with the state of North Dakota to foster the creation of a UAS ecosystem that attracts and retains new businesses, shares insight into drone technology application for verticals such as agriculture, transportation, and emergency services; and discusses details of his community outreach work with the FAA's UAS Integration Pilot Program, which focuses on both consumer and drone pilot outreach. For drone specialized marketing, PR or project/ program management services visit Manageld ltd. website: https://manageld.com At DroneTalks we have gathered the top experts in the drone industry to design a set of easily digestible courses to get you up-to-date, fast. Learn more: https://dronetalks.online/academy/ For more information about the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site: https://www.npuasts.com/team
12:23
April 13, 2021
DroneTalks | Amit Ganjoo | Founder and CEO at ANRA Technologies
Tune in now for a new exclusive DroneTalks interview with Amit Ganjoo, Founder and CEO at ANRA Technologies, discussing his start in the drone industry at the US Department of Defense and how his work there led to the founding of ANRA, one of the first companies to work with NASA on UTM research in North America. Amit shares insightful views on air space management, the new EU U-Space regulation, the importance of interoperability and cross-border operations, lessons learned from the crewed aviation industry, and the importance of driving technical standards and fostering collaboration. Listen to this interview now! For more information about ANRA Technologies: http://www.flyanra.com/ For drone specialized marketing, PR or project/ program management services visit Manageld ltd. website: https://manageld.com At DroneTalks we have gathered the top experts in the drone industry to design a set of easily digestible courses to get you up-to-date, fast. Learn more: https://dronetalks.online/academy/
14:21
April 7, 2021
DroneTalks | Anthony Vittone | VP and COO at DroneUp
Tune in now to this exclusive DroneTalks interview with Anthony Vittone, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at DroneUp. Anthony provides a deep-dive into their operation, which comprises a network of drones and pilots carrying out missions in Europe and North America. He talks through their recent experience working alongside Walmart to deliver COVID test kits in three cities in the United States, shares his thoughts around the impact that COVID-19 has had in the industry, reveals what is currently their most popular drone-related service and some of the challenges around it, and provides insight into what he believes is the next step for the drone industry. For drone specialized marketing, PR or project/ program management services visit Manageld ltd. website: https://manageld.com At DroneTalks we have gathered the top experts in the drone industry to design a set of easily digestible courses to get you up-to-date, fast. Learn more: https://dronetalks.online/academy/ For more information about DroneUp: https://www.droneup.com/
10:27
March 31, 2021
DroneTalks | The Women Behind the Drone Revolution
Tune in now to listen to this engaging debate on gender equality and the status of the drone industry. On 8th March DroneTalks hosted an online conversation to celebrate International Women's Day with drone industry leaders: Andi Fisanich - Head of Humanitarian Programs at WINGCOPTER, Gemma Alcock - Founder, Owner & CEO at SkyBound Rescuer, Malgorzata Darowska, U-space program lead, Ministry of Infrastructure of Poland and Eszter Kovacs, Founder of DroneTalks.online. The panellists offered up an exclusive insight into their impressive achievements and current activities in the field, as well as thoughts and opinions to inspire and encourage new industry professionals. Check out DroneTalks C-Level interview series at https://dronetalks.online/ For drone specialised marketing, PR or project/ program management services visit Manageld ltd. website: https://manageld.com At DroneTalks we have gathered the top experts in the drone industry to design a set of easily digestible courses to get you up-to-date, fast. Learn more: https://dronetalks.online/academy/ For more information about Embry-Riddle: https://erau.edu/
52:20
March 16, 2021
DroneTalks | Christian Janke | Assistant Professor in Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Tune in now to hear former military pilot, Christian Janke, discuss his work as Assistant Professor in the College of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle's Worldwide Campus, where he teaches about Unmanned Systems in multi-domain-environments and their applications. Christian shares the beginnings of the unmanned aviation programme at the University, some of his research and development work, his views on the international regulatory ecosystem and social acceptance. Check out DroneTalks C-Level interview series at https://dronetalks.online/​ For drone specialised marketing, PR or project/ program management services visit Manageld ltd. website: https://manageld.com​ At DroneTalks we have gathered the top experts in the drone industry to design a set of easily digestible courses to get you up-to-date, fast. Learn more: https://dronetalks.online/academy/ For more information about Embry-Riddle: https://erau.edu/
13:22
March 10, 2021
DroneTalks | Jackie Dujmovic | Founder and CEO, Hover UAV
In this exclusive C-Level DroneTalks interview, Eszter Kovacs, CEO DroneTalks, talks to Jackie Dujmovic, Founder and CEO, Hover UAV. Jackie discusses how she first started in the drone industry, transferring from a life at sea to owning her own drone business. She also discloses the status of the thriving Australian drone ecosystem, specifics on how the Australian government is supporting the industry, her views on building social acceptance of drones and future drone industry policy, her involvement with the Northern Territory drone delivery programme, the launch of the new Hover UAV BVLOS Hub and much more. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks
11:05
March 2, 2021
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Ernest Huffman, Aviation Planning and Education Program Manager at North Central Texas Council of Governments
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Ernest Huffman, Aviation Planning and Education Program Manager at North Central Texas Council of Governments. Ernest shares details of the North Texas safety and UA integration initiative which is  integrating drone technology into large metropolitan areas like Dallas–Fort Worth. They also discuss the importance of educating the public right now to counter the often negative associations that are portrayed in the media and to prepare for the next phase of UAV operations. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks
09:37
February 22, 2021
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Michael Zahra, President and CEO of Drone Delivery Canada
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Michael Zahra, President and CEO of Drone Delivery Canada. Michael shares details of some of the upcoming priority markets for the company as well as talking about some of their projects, including how their defibrillator programme is saving-lives in rural communities. They also discuss ideas around social acceptance and how we need to better communicate the social benefits of drones to balance out the largely commercial messaging that is influencing people's perception of drones today. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks.
09:11
February 16, 2021
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Mats Sällström, CEO at Everdrone AB
In this episode, DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Mats Sällström, CEO at Everdrone AB about their life-saving BVLOS flights, in operation across Sweden and Denmark today, delivery defibrillators and other equipment in response to emergencies. Mats highlights the importance of having a diverse set of individuals participating in the drone industry to bring in different perspectives. They also share thoughts on the need for transparent communication about drone operations to increase trust and credibility with both authorities and the general public. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks
10:46
February 15, 2021
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Sharon Rossmark, CEO of Women and Drones
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Sharon Rossmark, Chief Executive Officer of Women and Drones. They talk about how Sharon first developed her passion for drones and about the range of books which she has co-authored, intended to get girls engaged with drones at an early age. They also discuss the importance of women being represented in the industry, as well as discussing what we can do to foster wider social acceptance. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks
11:31
February 2, 2021
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Louise Jupp, founder of Terreco Aviation
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Louise Jupp, founder of Terreco Aviation. They discuss the value of ensuring that data collected from drones is converted into a useful tool for farmers to enhance their agricultural practices. They talk about the importance of getting girls involved with drones from an early age to encourage their participation in the industry. Louise also shares some insights from her research with women in the African drone industry and discusses the importance of good communication to foster wider public acceptance. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks
15:37
January 25, 2021
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Jon Hegranes, CEO and Founder of Kittyhawk
In this episode of the podcast, DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Jon Hegranes, CEO and Founder of Kittyhawk. He shares his thoughts about safety, data sharing and social acceptance and gives us some deeper insights about where UTM technology and policy meet. They also discuss the future of drones and the importance of collaboration throughout the ecosystem in order for the industry to advance. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks
09:01
January 25, 2021
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Leon van De Pas, CEO of Unifly
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Leon van De Pas, CEO of Unifly. He shares how he first got involved with drones and what he thinks should happen over the next few years to enable UTM services worldwide in order to fully scale the industry. They also talk about sticking points in terms of public perception of drones and how the new EU legislation is a step towards addressing that. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks
14:48
January 25, 2021
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Ben Marcus, Chairman at AirMap
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Ben Marcus, Chairman at AirMap. He shares his personal story on his passion for aviation and talks about how he became an industry leader, as well as sharing his views on the future of drones. He also gives his perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry and how drone operations are increasingly supporting the response to the crisis. As an investor and a businessman, he shines a light on innovation in modern times. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks
09:55
January 24, 2021
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Adam Klaptocz, co-founder and CEO at RigiTech
DroneTalks CEO and founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Adam Klaptocz, co-founder and CEO at RigiTech. They discuss the importance of using airspace for logistics and about how he believes 5G is one of the enabling technologies for drone delivery. They also exchange ideas on how to shift public perception and encourage wider social acceptance of drones by highlighting some of the life-saving work occurring today. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks
08:10
January 24, 2021
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Lorenzo Murzilli, Leader of the Innovation and Digitalization unit at Swiss FOCA
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Lorenzo Murzilli, Leader of the Innovation and Digitalization unit at Swiss FOCA. They discuss his perspective on what it takes to deliver results in the drone ecosystem in a period of digital disruption, as well as his views on the future of drone operations. They also talk about the importance of public-private partnership, and of giving innovators the freedom to explore in order to effectively inform regulation. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks.
07:55
January 9, 2021
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Ralph Schepp, Chief Operating Officer at Droniq GmbH
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Ralph Schepp, Chief Operating Officer at Droniq GmbH. They talk about the importance of enabling a safe and effective environment for beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations alongside existing aviation traffic. They also reflect upon the current Covid crisis and how it is affecting the industry. Finally, they share thoughts on how to de-mystify drone operations in order to improve their perception. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks.
10:59
January 8, 2021
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Brendan Schulman, Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs of DJI
In this episode, DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Brendan Schulman, Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs of DJI. He shares his views on the future of drones, drone bans and threats to national security. Eszter also asks him to share his perspective on UTM and connectivity, and about the latest features of the new DJI drones. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks.
12:23
December 30, 2020
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Mariah Scott, President at Skyward, A Verizon company
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Mariah Scott, President at Skyward, A Verizon company about how Skyward is enabling businesses to safely and efficiently deploy drone programs in the US. She shares some great examples of how drones have been used in beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) operations to tackle some of 2020’s devastating disasters, from wildfires to hurricanes, keeping those operating them safely on the ground. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks.
13:05
December 30, 2020
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Frederic Hemmeler, Co-founder & General Manager (CEO) at Aero41 Ltd.
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Frederic Hemmeler, Co-founder & General Manager (CEO) at Aero41 Ltd. He shares his thoughts on the advantages of drone usage in crop protection and how drones can complement traditional helicopter operations in a sustainable way. They also exchange ideas around how the drone industry can work towards greater social acceptance. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks.
09:27
December 30, 2020
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Thomas Neubauer, Vice President of Business Development and Innovation at TEOCO
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Thomas Neubauer, Vice President of Business Development and Innovation at TEOCO. They discuss drones as Internet of Things (IoT) technology, how cellular connectivity enables drone services and some of today’s use cases. Thomas also shares his thoughts about the future of beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) for drone operations, and about unmanned air traffic management (UAM). 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks.
13:07
December 23, 2020
DroneTalks exclusive interview Bobby Healy, CEO & Founder of Manna Drone Delivery
In this episode, DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Bobby Healy, CEO & Founder of Manna Drone Delivery. They discuss his thoughts around the competitive advantages of drone delivery and where the market is now heading. Bobby also shares some of the reactions that this new innovation has been getting from the public and talks about the noticeable change in perception of drone delivery as it becomes part of our everyday lives. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks.
09:44
December 23, 2020
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Lia Reich, UTM Communications & Marketing Lead at Wing (an Alphabet company)
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Lia Reich, UTM Communications & Marketing Lead at Wing (an Alphabet company). They discuss how the UTM ecosystem is evolving and what the industry players' responsibilities are to effectively communicate to move the whole industry forward. They also touch base on the importance of easy and understandable messaging when speaking about drones to the broader communities, with the aim of gaining wider social acceptance. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks.
15:19
December 20, 2020
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Parimal Kopardekar, Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI)
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Parimal Kopardekar (PK), Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI). He shares his thoughts about the future, the main blockers for UTM and for drone services. They also talk about social acceptance and stratospheric flights. If you are a drone start-up looking for great advice, don't miss this podcast! 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks.
14:16
December 20, 2020
DroneTalks exclusive interview with Chris McCall, CEO at Fotokite
DroneTalks CEO and Founder, Eszter Kovács talks to Chris McCall, CEO at Fotokite. They discuss the early days of the company and the journey that led to the latest collaborations with public safety agencies worldwide. Chris also describes how tethered drone operations provide key insights to police and fire departments in their daily work. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @drone_talks, Instagram: @dronetalks.online, LinkedIn: DroneTalks.online or YouTube: DroneTalks.
10:34
December 14, 2020