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By Bronwyn Morgan
A podcast for all things unmanned and geospatial including drones, AI, smart cities, IoT, 5G, aviation, aerospace, UAVs, data for business, government, and public safety.
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Xeo Cast - Ray Adams, Executive Director, Urban Low Altitude Transport Association (ULTRA), March 1st, 2021

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Xeo Cast - Ray Adams, Executive Director, Urban Low Altitude Transport Association (ULTRA), March 1st, 2021

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Xeo Cast - Pascal Morgan, CEO, think.speak.transform, March 26th, 2022
Pascal Morgan is a technology pioneer, creative thinker, passionate speaker, and cross-industry digital transformation advisor. As the founder of think.speak.transform., he looks back at over 30 years in IT, Technology, Media, and Innovation as Executive and strategist for Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders such as Coca-Cola, Deutsche Telekom, AOL, and Pixelpark. He is a member of the faculty at futur/io Institute for Emerging Technologies, a senior mentor at Germantech, business coach for start-ups, co-founder of the company builder United Peers, and previous Board member of the European Technology Chamber and chairman of their Academy commission. Driven by exploring, connecting, and researching on transformation, disruptive technologies, new business models, and global societal challenges for a sustainable future. With a love for coffee, gadgets, and people. For the longer version of Pascal’s biography or happy to refer you to: https://think-speak-transform.com/speaking/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pascalmorgan Tw:@pascalmorgan Brought to you by Xeo Air (www.xeoair.com), with host, Bronwyn Morgan. IG:@airxeo  Tw:@xeoair info@xeoair.com
37:01
April 15, 2022
Xeo Cast - Tiana McNeil, Program Manager, T-Mobile, March 19th, 2022
Tiana McNeil is a Program and Business Development Manager with T-Mobile. Prior to joining the team Tiana was at Sierra Wireless where she managed a product portfolio for managed IOT Services Globally. Tiana has a long history in wireless and specifically in IoT and Emerging Solutions. Tiana has held various strategic positions in Product Development, Market Research, Smart City Alliance Programs, and Business Development for Carriers and Channel Ecosystems. Tiana also leads a group of 25 young women through National Charity league, giving back to local communities and non- profit organization as well as mentoring and leadership skills. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiana-mcneil-72ab885 Tw: @tianamcneil Brought to you by Xeo Air (www.xeoair.com), with host, Bronwyn Morgan:  IG: @xeoair Tw: @airxeo info@xeoair.com
14:53
March 28, 2022
Xeo Cast - Marcy Eisenberg, President, Xelevate, February 24th, 2022
Ms. Eisenberg is President and Co-Founder of Xelevate, a solutions-driven provider for propelling American-made unmanned systems capabilities and skillsets forward. At Xelevate, Ms. Eisenberg and her team are building the first privately held unmanned systems testing, development, training, innovation, collaboration, and demonstration center of excellence in the Washington, D.C. area. Previously, Ms. Eisenberg successfully built and sold Pathoras Corporation, a VA-based consulting and government contracting firm with over 80 employees that specializes in developing value, increasing efficiency, optimizing mission, and ensuring relevancy for customers in the National Security and commercial sectors. With her husband and Co-Founder Andrew Biechlin, Ms. Eisenberg had grown Pathoras into a high-end consulting firm, which is a two-time recipient honoree of the INC500 and INC 5000 list, received ranking as one of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Private Companies in America, is an honoree of Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, Inc’s Top 50 Best Small to Mid-size Workplaces in the United States, as well as an Hall of Fame Awardee for the Best of Herndon in the Business Consultants category.  Ms. Eisenberg has supported the National Security arena for nearly two decades, where she served as the Deputy Program Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, and Lead Trainer for a series of projects for premier government agencies, and was hand-selected to serve as the Team Lead of a high-priority Presidentially-overseen program.  Prior to her roles in the national security arena, Ms. Eisenberg served as the Deputy Director for a critical infrastructure national security project at the Council on Competitiveness, an economic development think tank.  For the past 20+ years she has served in roles supporting federal, state, and local governments, to include the House of Representatives, the United States Senate, the Department of Justice, and the states of Virginia and New York.  Ms. Eisenberg was awarded a Masters of Economics from George Mason University and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York College at Geneseo. She has applied her economic background to both Xelevate and Pathoras, to create maximum productivity and efficiency both within her companies and to support customers with low risk, high impact successes. Ms. Eisenberg is the author of The Relevance Path: 7 Steps to Give Your Organization a Decisive Edge, a framework to help any person, team, or organization reach impactful, relevant, personal and professional goals. It is this understanding, coupled with her knowledge and experience with successful requirements gathering for projects, that enables her passion for helping teams and organizations reach levels of success beyond what they thought possible.  Ms. Eisenberg is also an FAA Part 107 Certified Commercial Drone Pilot and holds a Permit to Operate UAS in NC. Ms. Eisenberg is also on the Board of the Association of Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) DC serving as Treasurer, and is an Honorary Trustee with the Loudoun Education Foundation. She enjoys aviation related activities, hiking, nutrition, fitness, writing, playing guitar and piano, dancing, gardening, and spending time with her husband Andy, beloved sons, and goofy German shepherd, Badger. Join on March 17th for the 2022 BVLOS and AAM System Safety Conference - register at www.xelevateus.com  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/xelevateus/  Web: www.xelevateus.com IG: @xelevatedc Tw: @xelevate_us  Brought to you by Xeo Air (www.xeoair.com) with host Bronwyn Morgan  IG: @xeoair  Tw: @airxeo info@xeoair.com
19:29
March 02, 2022
Xeo Cast - Maj. Kyle Sanders, VP Business Development, U.S. Drone Soccer, January 25th, 2022
Maj. Kyle Sanders is a retired combat pilot and graduate of the Air Force Academy where he later served as instructor pilot and coach of the Intercollegiate Flying Team. With a Masters in Education, he has led large-scale outreach programs for government, university, and nonprofit organizations. As nonprofit executive and a senior officer in the Air Force, he coordinated the Arkansas STEM Fest for 25,000 students attending in a single day with more than 100 participating exhibits, organizations, and state/federal agencies. U.S. Drone Soccer is the only educational robotics competition that is also an internationally sanctioned team sport by the World Air Sports Federation. Opposing teams fly RC quadcopter drones in protective cages designed for full-contact game play as they ram and block each other in midair. Students must build, program, and repair professional-grade drones while learning valuable skills towards high-paying aerospace careers. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/majorkyle, https://www.linkedin.com/company/usdronesoccer/ Web: Home | US Drone Soccer IG: @usdronesoccer Brought to you by Xeo Air (www.xeoair.com) with host Bronwyn Morgan. IG: @xeoair Tw: @airxeo  info@xeoair.com
19:49
February 03, 2022
Xeo Cast - Bill Fogarty, CEO 21Clets & David Cameron, Training Director, 21Clets, January 17th, 2022
William Fogarty His law enforcement career began over 20 years ago while working for Millbrae Police Department. He has worked for several different law enforcement agencies including; Millbrae Police Department, University of San Francisco Public Safety Department, San Bruno Police Department, and currently the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. He began as an instructor in 1996 at the University of San Francisco. He continued teaching at the basic Police Academy beginning in 2003 a wide variety of topics. He has also been an instructor for University of Phoenix, Union Institute, Training for Safety, and South Bay Regional Training Consortium. While working at South Bay Regional Training Center, he has been an instructor for: Management Class-Social Media, Report Writing (40 hour class, and 8 hour updates), and POST Academy Instructor Certification Course (AICC). EDUCATION: He earned a Masters of Public Administration, and Bachelor’s Degree from the University of San Francisco. He graduated from the California P.O.S.T. Master Instructor Program in June 2011. He has graduated from numerous training programs including FBI LEEDA, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, and Emergency Management. David Cameron David Cameron started his law enforcement career over 30 years ago with the City of Campbell as a Reserve Police Officer then, full-time Police Officer. In those 30 years, David has had assignments as a Motorcycle Officer and had 17 year’s experience in collision investigation and has attained an accreditation an accident reconstruction. David served on the Campbell Police SWAT Team for 18 years and served as an ATL and Team EMT. David was the creator of the Campbell Police UAS program and its manager and finished his full-time career as a Financial Crimes Investigator. David continues to serve Campbell as a Reserve Police Officer and remains the Department’s UAS Program Manager. David has served as a Lead UAS trainer, Field Training Officer, Active Shooter Response Instructor, Advanced Tactical Entry Instructor, Major Accident Response Team lead, and Crime Scene Response Team member, and served on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists for 11 years. David has completed POST AICC (Academy Instructor Certification Course), Basics UAS Operator Course, Advanced UAS Operator Course, Advanced Tactical UAS Operator Course, Nighttime UAS Operator Course, Active Shooter Response Instructor course, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Accident Reconstruction courses. David served 10 years in the United States Naval Reserve as a Hospital Corpsman. EDUCATION David received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from the University of Charleston, awarded POST Basic, Intermediate, and Advance Officer certificates, and has over 1000 hours of continuing education in accident reconstruction. Web: www.21clets.com IG: @ 21Clets Tw: @21Clets_UAS, @21Clets Linked In:  Cameron - https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-cameron-33a30737 Fogarty - https://www.linkedin.com/in/wpf2 Brought to you by Xeo Air (www.xeoair.com) with host Bronwyn Morgan  IG: @xeoair Tw: @airxeo  info@xeoair.com
42:03
January 25, 2022
Xeo Cast - Jon Damush, CEO, Iris Automation, January 10th, 2022
Jon Damush is CEO of Iris Automation, Inc. He brings over 30 years of extensive aviation technology experience and executive leadership, building upon his technical background in engineering, software development and systems integration. Before Iris Automation he led new business ventures at Boeing NeXT. Before that he was Chief Growth Officer at Insitu, Inc., a Boeing subsidiary, developing novel aircraft and UAS innovation including detect-and-avoid. He was also a Boeing executive liaison and board observer to SkyGrid, LLC, a joint venture between Boeing and SparkCognition. Tw: @iris_automation IG: @iris.automation LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/iris-automation/ Web: www.irisonboard.com Brought to you by Xeo Air (www.xeoair.com) with host Bronwyn Morgan IG: @xeoair Tw: @airxeo info@xeoair.com
27:51
January 11, 2022
Xeo Cast - Ryan Walsh, CEO, Valqari, December 6th, 2021
Ryan Walsh is Co-founder and CEO of Valqari. A natural-born innovator, Ryan has been an integral part of the creation of Valqari’s patented Drone Delivery Station. In addition to product development, Ryan also manages the company’s intellectual property and strategic partnerships in an effort to ultimately reshape the future of the global logistics industry. Ryan’s focus and determination stems from his six years in the US Army where he served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment. Ryan learned how to lead elite teams through new and challenging situations with limited resources, and still uses these principles today. Over the past several years, Ryan has built a solid team of dedicated and creative individuals, ranging from executives to engineers. Under his leadership, Valqari has secured multiple strategic partnerships including T-Mobile/Sprint, becoming the first smart mailbox to connect to their HTC 5G Hub. In addition, Valqari was named among “Top 50 Startups to Watch in 2020” by Built in Chicago. The company also won the 2020 Timmy Awards for “Best Tech Startup in North America,” and was chosen as a Finalist for the second year in a row for "Best Tech Startup in Chicago", which recognizes members of the tech community for their resilience, agility and exceptional leadership. He has an MBA in Management from North Central College and BS in Economics from Northeastern Illinois University." LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ryan--walsh Tw: @valquari Web: https://www.valqari.com/ Brought to you by Xeo Air www.xeoair.com with host Bronwyn Morgan IG: @xeoair Tw: @airxeo info@xeoair.com 
15:21
December 06, 2021
Xeo Cast - Selika Talbott, CEO, Autonomous Vehicle Consulting, LLC, October 15th, 2021
Selika Talbott is an innovative transportation strategist, and motivational speaker. She is a Founding Partner of Autonomous Vehicle Consulting, LLC and researches and educates on autonomous and electric vehicle policy, impacts on governments, OEMs and stakeholder communities. Selika is a Professorial Lecturer at American University and as the former Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration served as the co-chair for the FMCSA Automated Working Group as well as AAMVA (American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators) Automated Vehicle Work Group. Selika’s work focuses on The Political Economy of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles and Equity in Transportation. She provides strategic assistance for transportation companies and associations. Selika was formerly the Deputy Administrator for the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, the Director of Field Operations for the FMCSA and has over 18 years’ experience as an attorney litigator. She has spoken in front of audiences across the country and internationally on a variety of policy areas. Selika currently serves on the Academic Advisory Council of PAVE (Partners for Automated Vehicle Education) and is a Member of the Underwriters Laboratory Standards Technical Panel (STP) 4600-2 Evaluation of Autonomous Trucking. She is passionate about supporting people and organizations that are in pursuit of equitable transportation networks that provide mobility and freedom of movement for all. Web: www.selikajosiahtalbott.com Tw: @sbjesq Linked In: linkedin.com/in/selika-josiah-talbott Brought to you by Xeo Air www.xeoair.com with host Bronwyn Morgan IG: @xeoair Tw: @airxeo info@xeoair.com
22:06
November 23, 2021
Xeo Cast - Monica Gragg, Co-Counder, Black Women Drone, October 8th, 2021
Black Women Drone was founded by two adventurous, entrepreneurial sisters, Monica Gragg and her sister Mavis,  who are not afraid to do things differently or to work in spaces where we stand out as "different". We embrace being extraordinary! At the same time, we deeply value having a community that supports us to thrive and not be held back in spaces where we are extraordinary or different. During an annual family trip, Monica and Mavis shared their mutual curiosity about drones and opportunities in the drone industry. Excited by this, we embarked on our journey. Very quickly we discovered that the droning industry is rapidly evolving and growing, but with extreme lack of gender and racial diversity. Knowing that community would be important to us as we move forward, we determined to build the community from the beginning- hence, Black Women Drone. Web: www.blackwomendrone.com IG/Tw: @blackwomendrone Linkedin:  Black Women Drone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/black-women-drone/ Monica Gragg: linkedin.com/in/monicagragg Brought to you by Xeo Air www.xeoair.com with host Bronwyn Morgan IG: @xeoair  Tw: @airxeo
16:36
November 17, 2021
Xeo Cast - Pharns Genece, CEO, USOG, September 28th, 2021
Pharns Genece is the CEO and founder of Unmanned Systems Operations Group, Inc (USOG), and an 18-year Veteran of the United States Air Force serving in the Medical Corps. Formerly an Audio Engineer and Technical Lead at The Walt Disney Company Pharns' interest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has spanned many years. He has flown numerous UAV platforms to include those he has constructed. As a graduate of the MiraCosta College UAV/ROV program, he further expanded his knowledge in unmanned systems and the UAV business. He is a FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot, holds an FAA Daylight Waiver for night operations, a TOP Certified Pilot, sits on the CompTia Drone Advisory Board, and a member of the FAA Safety Team (FAAST). He has combined his medical, technical, and leadership skills with his passion for UAVs and founded USOG, a leading systems integration company specializing in the drone medical delivery sector. The core mission of USOG is “Saving Lives and Public Safety” LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pharns/ Website: https://www.usog.us Twitter: usog_us IG: usog.us Phone: 951-445-3694 Email: pharns@usog.us Brought to you by Xeo Air www.xeoair.com with host Bronwyn Morgan. IG: @xeoair   TW: @airxeo
20:52
September 30, 2021
Xeo Cast - Amy Wiegand, Director, Marketing & Communications, Drone Up, September 21st, 2021
Amy arrives at DroneUp as the Marketing & Communications Director with a solid corporate upbringing and an entrepreneurial drive. Prior to joining the team, Amy was the Advertising Director for the Aviation Institute of Maintenance and also served as a magazine publisher in North Carolina. Recently she directed flight school operations as the Flight School Manager with Horizon Flight Center, LLC in Chesapeake, Virginia. There, she oversaw daily flight school activity which included the contracting and training of special elite military teams. While running operations and program development at Horizon, Amy became the first woman in Hampton Roads to develop an FAA sUAS Part 107 training program which assisted in efforts for the military and local and state emergency management teams. For this accomplishment, she was awarded the 2017 Women In Business Achievement honor through the Inside Business Journal. Amy was also invited to participate as a guest speaker by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management at the 2016 Virginia Hazmat Conference and frequents STEM volunteer opportunities. Amy is passionate about securing the safety of national airspace for both fellow aviators and remote pilot operators. Her love for flying fixed-wings and drones, also runs in the family, as Amelia Earhart is her notable maternal cousin. Ms. Wiegand is a leader. She is compassionate... with conviction and the courage to ensure standards are maintained at the highest levels. -Stu Bailey, United States Naval Officer & Chief Flight Instructor, Horizon Flight Center. FB: https://www.facebook.com/amytwiegand LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amytwiegand/ TW: @AmyTWiegand IG: @AmyTWiegand Clubhouse: @AmyTWiegand Brought to you by Xeo Air www.xeoair.com with host Bronwyn Morgan. IG: @xeoair  TW: @airxeo
19:45
September 22, 2021
Xeo Cast - Ilan Yusim, CMO, Skywatch - July 17th, 2021
Ilan is the Head of Marketing at SkyWatch. He is one of the earliest members and is one of the key figures that made SkyWatch the leading on-demand drone insurance. Previously, he has lead marketing, community, and growth teams in gaming companies and marketing agencies like McCann. He is an ex-Israeli Air Force officer with a passion for creativity, technology and innovation. He holds a BA focused in Economics & Media from Tel Aviv University. www.skywatch.ai Twitter: @skywatchai IG: @skywatch.ai LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilan-yusim, https://www.linkedin.com/company/skywatchai/
15:06
July 19, 2021
Xeo Cast - D'Andre McKinnon & Dru Andrews, Founders, RTAN - June 30th, 2021
D'Andre McKinnon is a Chicago native now living in Atlanta, he has been flying drones since 2018. He joined other like minded pilots and Co-Founded Red Tail Aerial Network. (RTAN) RTAN is a group of pilots that come together and share knowledge and experience. Collectively they have experience in Insurance, Security, Construction, Real Estate, Entertainment, Infrastructure, and Education. They help people pass the Part 107 exam and share in big drone projects with pilots in their network.  Dru Andrews is also a Certified Part 107 Remote UAS Pilot, Photographer, Videographer, Entrepreneur and Founder of Aerialnomics. He is Co-Founder of RTAN.
20:48
June 30, 2021
Xeo Cast, John Avery, Director, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) - June 17th, 2021
John Avery is the  Director of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), is a serial entrepreneur with two successful exits. A hands-on innovation and technology leader with broad experience in both large and small companies and part of four startups, John holds six patents and has broad experience in data and wireless voice technologies. Prior to joining ATDC, he was engineering group manager of Panasonic Automotive Systems’ Panasonic Innovation Center at the Georgia Tech campus. At Panasonic, John oversaw the innovation center’s development projects in next-generation automotive systems including, infotainment, bio-sensing, machine vision, deep learning, and heads-up displays. He was co-founder and chief technology officer of Convergence Corp., a maker of software that connects wireless devices to the Internet. John later joined Amazon as engineering manager after the tech giant acquired Convergence in 1999. In 2001, John became an early employee of Mobliss, a mobile applications and messaging solutions company in the entertainment space. Japan’s Index Corp., a developer of mobile phone content and information and other media services such as video on demand, acquired Mobliss in 2004. A proud Yellow Jacket, he is a Georgia Tech graduate with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. www.atdc.org Twitter: @atdc IG: @theatdc LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/atdc
19:32
June 17, 2021
Xeo Cast - Dawn Zoldi, CEO, P3 Tech Consulting - June 3rd, 2021
Dawn M.K. Zoldi (Colonel, United States Air Force Retired) is a licensed attorney, an U.S. Air Force veteran and the founder and Chief Executive Officer of P3 Tech Consulting, connecting people who have a passion for advanced tech platforms with the plans, programs, policies and information they need to succeed. Ms. Zoldi was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1992 and commissioned through direct appointment in the Air Force in July 1993. In her almost 25 years of active duty as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a military attorney, she performed a myriad of duties at various command echelons in the continental U.S. and deployed forward. Upon retirement from active duty in 2018, she spent two years with the Office of the Air Force General Counsel as the Business Matters Attorney for the U.S. Air Force Academy and an additional one on faculty as the Deputy Director of the Academy’s Center for Character and Leadership Development.  She is an internationally recognized expert on unmanned aircraft systems and advanced air mobility law and policy and a recipient of the Woman to Watch in UAS (Leadership) Award 2019. Her endeavors in the drone law, regulatory and policy arena include roles as a consultant for multiple aerospace companies, legal columnist for Inside Unmanned Systems and Inside GNSS magazines, guest contributor to DroneLife.com, podcaster and conference planner for InterDrone as well as strategic partnerships and leadership roles in multiple aerospace, drone education, non-profit and media-related companies organizations. Email: dawn@p3techconsulting.com Website: https://www.p3techconsulting.com Patreon: http://patreon.com/dawnzoldi Twitter: @DawnP3T Instagram & Facebook: P3 Tech Consulting Clubhouse: @dawnzoldip3tech
17:01
June 03, 2021
Xeo Cast - Vic Moss, COO, Drone Service Providers Alliance - May 25th, 2021
Vic Moss is the founder of Moss Photography, a full service B2B commercial photography firm. He is also a FAA Drone Pro, FAA Safety Rep and the COO and Vice President of the Drone Service Providers Alliance (DPSA). Vic is also now a member of the FAA Drone Advisory Committee, where he helps steer regulations and considerations for the industry representing the interest of owner/operator service providers. www.dspalliance.org www.mossphotography.biz https://www.linkedin.com/in/vicmoss
21:12
May 27, 2021
Xeo Cast - Jim Sherman, Director of Strategic Development, Vertical Flight Society (VFS) - March 24th, 2021
Jim Sherman is the Director of Strategic Development at the Vertical Flight Society (VFS), in May 2019, he is responsible for setting and executing the Society’s strategy for promoting membership development and growth. Jim in particular is responsible for supporting the development of the "Electric VTOL Revolution" and expanding the Society’s membership in this fast-growing market segment. Jim worked for SAE International for more than 8 years as the lead event developer for aerospace and automotive technology, including AeroTech, Convergence, Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC), International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC), and the Connect2Car program at CES. He also led many other strategic programs that coordinated SAE Aerospace activities. Prior to SAE, Jim worked at BAE Systems in Johnson City, New York (now Endicott) for 15 years as a project engineer leading programs targeted at military ground vehicle power systems, hybrid-electric drive for heavy-duty vehicles (transit buses, class 5/6 trucks). As an individual contributor earlier in his career, he developed flight and engine controls, and systems/software test protocols for the V-22, C-17, F-18, Saab 2000, T700, GE90 and CFM56. Jim also worked at IBM for four years developing digital audio and video compression/decompression algorithms. Jim holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A from Binghamton University. Social media Personal LI - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesasherman/ TW - https://twitter.com/jshermanVTOL (i am not really active here) VFS LI – https://linkedin.com/company/vtolsociety TW - https://twitter.com/ElectricVTOL https://twitter.com/VTOLsociety FB - https://www.facebook.com/VTOLsociety IG - https://www.instagram.com/vtolsociety/ YT - https://www.youtube.com/VTOLsociety Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/vtolsociety
27:58
March 24, 2021
Xeo Cast - Ray Adams, Executive Director, Urban Low Altitude Transport Association (ULTRA), March 1st, 2021
Ray Adams is the Executive Director of the Urban Low Altitude Transport Association (ULTRA), he brings over 30 years of aviation experience in air traffic management in the New York City metropolitan area in both the terminal and enroute environments. Working in some of the busiest, complex facilities in the world, he has a large base of knowledge and experience in air transport operations. Through his work with the Federal Aviation Administration, Ray has become a subject matter expert in the development and deployment of a number of aviation modernization systems, ranging from data-link communications to enhanced GPS navigation systems and traffic flow management. In addition, his over 15 years of legislative and policy experience at the federal and state level help shape the Urban Low Altitude Transport Association’s positions.  He has represented the National Air Traffic Controllers Association in legislative and labor matters, serves as a Trustee of the New Jersey Society for Environmental and Economic Development and is an appointed member of the New Jersey Public Use Airports Task Force He is the founding principal of Low Altitude Operational Solutions, a consulting firm providing services to the vertical operations space. www.urbanlowaltitudetransport.org Twitter: @lowalttransport
23:54
March 03, 2021
Xeo Cast - Patty Hagen, President, TREX Innovation Center, February 1st, 2021
Patty Hagen, Ph.D is President/Executive Director of the T-REX Tech Innovation Center in St. Louis, where she directs and manages this world class business incubator focusing on providing the startup IT, new tech and geospatial entrepreneur with flexible enterprise space, quality programming and an inspiration. Patty has a successful track record with non-profit and higher education working with organizations such at The Audubon Society and St. Louis University. Visit Patty at www.downtowntrex.org and https://www.linkedin.com/in/patriciahagen
19:30
February 01, 2021
Xeo Cast - Dennis Muilenburg, CEO, DAM CyFly Consulting LLC, January 25th, 2021
Dennis Muilenburg is the owner, president and chief executive officer of DAM CyFly Consulting, LLC, launched in 2020. Most recently at The Boeing Company, Muilenburg served as president from December 2013 to December 2019, as CEO from July 2015 to December 2019, and as chairman of the board from March 2016 to October 2019. Until July 2015, he served as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of Boeing, where he led the company's aerospace business operations and focused on specific growth enablers, including important global relationships, supply chain development, leadership initiatives and program performance. Before that, he served as president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, serving United States and global defense, government, and commercial customers. Starting at the company as an engineering intern in 1985, his multi-decade experience spanned every sector of Boeing’s global customer base and operations. Previously, Muilenburg served as a member of the Caterpillar board of directors (2011-2020), chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association board of governors, an executive committee member of the Business Roundtable, a member of the National Space Council’s User Advisory Group, a member of the U.S.-China Business Council, and a member of the Washington University board of trustees. Currently, he is a member of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation board of directors, the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) board of directors, the National World War II Museum board of trustees, and the Northwestern University board of trustees. He also serves as chairman of the board for Biblical Business Training, a member of The CEO Forum board of directors, and a member of the African Vision of Hope board of directors. A native of Iowa, Muilenburg earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and an honorary doctor of science degree from Iowa State University, as well as a master's degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
15:30
January 25, 2021
Xeo Cast - Michael Hill, CEO, Cumulus Technologies, November 15th, 2020
Michael Hill is the founder of Cumulus Technologies a UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) consulting company, Michael has become one of the top experts in the areas of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and their industrial applications, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and their integration as well as helping develop Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) protocols for our National Airspace (NAS). An FAA Part 107 UAS Pilot accumulating over 2,100+ hours of flight time, within 2,500+ incident-free missions flown as Pilot-in-Command, Michael has earned certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA 30) and has achieved the highest level of UAS safety certifications, Pro Level III, from the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI).  Michael’s experience includes using UAS technology for aerial mapping, telecom inspections, wind turbine inspections, oil & gas inspections, thermal Imaging, critical infrastructure inspections, search and recovery, television work as well as industrial progress videos. Michael holds several board positions with technology, aviation, and UAS organizations and regularly speaks at community and industry events on the advancement of technology in the unmanned aviation industry. Serving as a UAS Consultant to companies on integrating UAV, "Drones" into their respective industries, he has helped develop safety training curriculum for workforce development within several organizations and school districts around the country. Michael has introduced high school students, community members, business leaders, and organizations to the unmanned aviation industry and has trained and mentored many of these individuals to become licensed remote pilots.  His work as Legislative Chairman for the North Central Texas Council of Governments and a committee member of the Texas TDEM UAS Task Force in engaging politicians, government officials, large businesses, and educational institutions in developing their Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) policies and procedures helps change UAS regulations in Texas. Michael is a senior member of the Texas Civil Air Patrol (CAP), and a member of the CAP National UAS Rescue Team supporting FEMA Blue IST and Civil Air Patrol Rescue Missions. He volunteers his drones and his flying abilities to help police, fire depts and emergency management teams for any number of tasks from surveillance, flight training to search, and recovery missions. Find out more about his company at www.cumulustechnologiesinc.com
22:59
December 16, 2020
Xeo Cast - Don Berchoff, CEO, TruWeather, November 1st, 2020
Interview with Don Berchoff, CEO, TruWeather Solutions, which synthesizes complex weather data sets into simple decision insight for the Unmanned Autonomous System (UAS), ground transportation and logistics industries.  A retired Air Force Colonel, Don has 35 years-experience in weather, aviation and logistics systems during which he designed and led regional and global aviation weather operations centers supporting over 500,000 Air Force and Army missions, has over 300 hours as an airborne Meteorologist, contributed to development of the NEXGEN Weather CONOPS in 2005, and led all logistics and ground operations at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan in 2007-2008.  A distinguished meteorologist and technologist, he led the National Weather Service Directorate for Science and Technology from 2008-2012. Xeo Cast is a podcast dedicated to all things unmanned and geospatial. Only six questions per guest so you can get to the essence of their wisdom. Brought to you by Xeo Air - an outsourced AI based drone services and data management company. www.xeoair.com www.truweathersolutions.com Social: https://twitter.com/GetTruWeather https://www.facebook.com/GetTruWeather
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November 05, 2020
Xeo Cast - Cheryl Contreras, Director of Flight Operations, Iris Automation, October 21st, 2020
Interview with Cheryl Contreras, Deputy Head of Flight Operations at Iris Automation, a collision avoidance company. Cheryl started their test program based out of Reno, NV, in her role as a UAS Operator and transitioned to a lead role as the team and testing program expanded. As a qualified Mission Commander she directs Iris Automation's  general aviation and small UAS operations. My other duties include Operational Risk Management, Manned and Unmanned Mission Planning, UAS Operator/Flight Technician training, Data Analysis Support for our R&D department, and planning/conducting deployed operations with IPP partners and customers across the United States. She is also a UAS Operations Consultant for Xeo Air. www.irisonboard.com Hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO, Xeo Air Inc. an outsourced AI based drones as a service and data analytics company. Xeo Air is the producer of www.xeoair.com. @xeoair - IG and @airxeo - Twitter
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October 21, 2020
Xeo Cast - Grant Guillot, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP, September 25th, 2020
Interview with Grant J. Guillot, Grant advises companies that provide drone/unmanned aircraft system (UAS) services, as well as companies operating in industries that are increasingly using drones, such as construction, energy/oil & gas, forestry and agriculture, public safety, telecommunications, and transportation & logistics. He regularly represents clients in contractual matters between UAS companies and businesses seeking to retain UAS operators. Grant assists commercial drone users with the concurrent navigation of federal, state and local UAS regulations. He also advocates on behalf of businesses and trade associations before legislative and executive decision makers at the state and local levels to promote a favorable and effective regulatory environment for UAS operations. In addition, Grant assists businesses with crafting and implementing strategies to achieve maximum cost efficiency and risk reduction through the use of UAS. Grant is also the host of “Drones in America”, a weekly podcast produced by MarketScale that features industry leaders, influencers and experts who explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry in the U.S. and examine the complex web of technology, policy and other considerations. www.adamsandreese.com grant.guillot@arlaw.com Tw: @guillot_grant Hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO, Xeo Air Inc. an outsourced AI based drones as a service and data analytics company. Xeo Air is the producer of www.xeoair.com. @xeoair - IG and @airxeo - Twitter
16:41
September 25, 2020
Xeo Cast - Sharon Rossmark, CEO, Women & Drones, August 31st, 2020
Interview with Sharon Rossmark, MBA, Chief Executive Officer of Women And Drones the premier global platform featuring women who are disrupting, innovating, and shaping the future of the drone industry. She is also a FAA Certified Drone Pilot. Sharon is an international speaker, panelist, and moderator. She has taken the stage to share her passion for drones from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC to the World of Drones Congress in Brisbane, Australia. In 2018, 2019 and 2020 the company was listed as one of the “Top 100 Companies To Watch” in the drone industry. www.womenanddrones.com Tw: @womenanddrones IG: @womenanddrones Hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO, Xeo Air Inc. an outsourced AI based drones as a service and data analytics company. Xeo Air is the producer of www.xeoair.com. @xeoair - IG and @airxeo - Twitter
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September 16, 2020
Xeo Cast - Dr. Ness Sandoval, Associate Director, GeoSLU, August 26th, 2020
Interview with Dr. Ness Sandoval, he has been conducting research at the intersection of Demographic Techniques and Computational Spatial Science to study spatial inequality in American cities to advance the field of social-environmental synthesis. He also has an interest in the emerging field of Forensic GISc and the applications of spatial statistics to crime, social, and economic neighborhood disadvantages. Finally, he started several projects that focus on machine learning and spatial-temporal changes in urban areas and hierarchical spatial models for social and economic inequality. Sandoval is the Associate Director of GeoSLU, Co-Director of the Ph.D. program in Public and Social Policy and the Director of the MA Sociology Program.
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August 31, 2020
Xeo Cast, Andy Dearing, President, Spatial STL Advisors + Project Lead, GeoFutures Initiatives, August 6th, 2020
Interview with Andy Dearing is a geospatial entrepreneur, where he is currently serving as President of Spatial STL Advisors, a consulting business specializing in geospatial and technical services and startups in the region. He also serves as the GeoFutures Initiative Project Lead, working with civic, government, commercial, and educational leaders to build the strategic geospatial industry economic cluster plan.   Prior to his current business, he was the CEO of Boundless Spatial, Inc., an open source geospatial software startup based in St. Louis that was acquired by Planet Labs, Inc. in 2019. Andy serves an advisor at Saint Louis University’s GeoSLU Institute,  Co-Chair for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s St. Louis Area Working Group, and  serves as an Advisor and Board Member to several small businesses. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, creating furniture out of wood, and spending time outdoors with his wife and four children. Visit his work at https://stlpartnership.com/geofutures/ - @adearing at Twitter and https://www.linkedin.com/in/andydearing . Hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO, Xeo Air Inc. an outsourced AI based drones as a service and data analytics company.  Xeo Air is the producer of www.xeoair.com. @xeoair - IG and @airxeo - Twitter
21:50
August 06, 2020
Xeo Cast - Brian Leventhal, Travis Quimby, Law Enforcement, July 27th, 2020
Law Enforcement officers, Brian Leventhal, NC State Trooper and Travis Quimby, Retired Officer and UAS Operations Lead  Brian Leventhal has spent the past 20 years in public service as a  law enforcement officer in North Carolina.  For the last 14 years, Brian  has served as a State Trooper with the North Carolina State Highway  Patrol. In 2013, Brian transferred to the Highway Patrol’s Crash  Reconstruction Unit. While on this assignment, Brian received his Part  107 Remote Pilot license and helped to create the UAS program for the  Highway Patrol with the focus of using unmanned aerial vehicles to map  crash scenes, and provide disaster response. Brian frequently participates in the UAS community as a remote  pilot, conference presenter and panelist, and a subject matter expert in  program implementation and development of Unmanned Aerial Systems in  Government and Public Safety Agencies, using UAV’s for Crash & Crime  Scene Mapping, and Disaster Response using UAV’s. Travis Quimby is a Retired Police Sergeant with over 16 years of law  enforcement experience.  Travis specializes in accident reconstruction  and unmanned aerial systems for public safety.  Travis has a proven track record for training hundreds of public safety professionals on the FAA rules and regulations as well as flight training.  Travis is well known for his ethics and integrity to protect public safety professionals and the communities they serve. Both Brian and Travis are public safety training consultants for Xeo Air's sister company, Airversity Drone Academy + Consulting (www.airversity.com).  Follow them at https://www.linkedin.com/in/travis-quimby-3929647 and https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-leventhal Hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO, Xeo Air Inc. an outsourced AI based drones as a service and data analytics company. Xeo Air is the producer of www.xeoair.com. @xeoair - IG and @airxeo - Twitter
18:34
July 26, 2020
Xeo Cast - Darshan Divakaran, CEO, AIRAVAT, July 11th, 2021
Darshan Divakaran is a technology evangelist, entrepreneur, aviator and keynote speaker with expertise in unmanned aviation, aviation development, flight operations, airborne safety, remote sensing, geospatial analysis and program management. · He has been recognized by Interdrone and Commercial UAV News as one of the top commercial drone visionaries in the world. · His areas of expertise in unmanned aviation also include Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), Counter-UAS (CUAS) and Urban Air Mobility. · Darshan is also the founding president of Airavat LLC, a company that  focuses on education, integration, training and outreach to government, industry, universities and non-profits all over the world on leveraging emerging technologies in their operations, procedures and processes. · He is founding president of AUVSI North Carolina, a non profit organization that promotes Unmanned Systems education and outreach in NC. He has conducted extensive research and outreach on UAS applications and has educated federal, state and local government agencies on its benefits. · He currently serves on boards and committees of national and international organizations that create safety standards and best practices for unmanned aviation for both industry and government agencies. Upcoming July 31st, 2020 Workshop on Drones in Hurricane Response: https://ncauvsi.wordpress.com/ or email ncauvsi@gmail.com  Follow him at www.airavatsolutions.com and https://www.linkedin.com/in/darshandivakaran Hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO, Xeo Air Inc. an outsourced AI based drones as a service and data analytics company. Xeo Air is the producer of www.xeoair.com. @xeoair - IG and @airxeo - Twitter
20:41
July 11, 2020
Xeo Cast - Jeremiah Johnson, Director, Director, ESRI, June 28th, 2020
This week on Xeo Cast with Bronwyn Morgan is Jeremiah Johnson works within ESRI's (www.esri.com) Imagery and Remote Sensing team, specializing in drone solutions. In 2015, Jeremiah was honored to have been named one of the “Top 40 Geospatialists under 40” by xyHt Magazine. Jeremiah holds a degree in Spatial Sciences from Texas A&M University and is a certificated airplane pilot, in addition to holding a remote pilot rating. Jeremiah is based in Esri's Berkeley, California office. Xeo Cast is a podcast dedicated to all things unmanned and geospatial. Only six questions per guest so you can get to the essence of their wisdom.  Follow him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiah-johnson-045a874a Hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO, Xeo Air Inc. an outsourced AI based drones as a service and data analytics company. Xeo Air is the producer of www.xeoair.com. @xeoair - IG and @airxeo - Twitter
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June 29, 2020
Xeo Cast - Mark Tatgenhorst, Program Director, Geospatial Innovation Center, June 8th, 2020
Welcome to Xeo Cast with Bronwyn Morgan, this week is a geospatial intelligence discussion with Mark Tagenhorst, Program Director of the Geospatial Innovation Center (Geosaurus) at the T-REX technical incubator and innovation center in St. Louis and former Intelligence Director at the National Geospatial Agency (NGA). Xeo Cast is a podcast dedicated to all things unmanned and geospatial. Only six questions per guest so you can get to the essence of their wisdom. Follow him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-tatgenhorst-2636861b1 Hosted by Bronwyn Morgan, CEO, Xeo Air Inc. an outsourced AI based drones as a service and data analytics company. Xeo Air is the producer of www.xeoair.com. @xeoair - IG and @airxeo - Twitter
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June 08, 2020
June 8, 2020
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June 08, 2020