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The African Drone Forum: the Opportunities in a Rapidly Deve…

Lake Kivu Challenge: Courtesy African Drone Forum The African Drone Forum (ADF) officially kicked off today in Kigali, Rwanda, and drone businesses from around the world were there to demonstrate their technology to heigh level African stakeholders.  (Livestream the ADF events here.) Africa represents a huge opportunity: both for communities …

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From Bikes to Drones and Everything in Between: Delta’s CEO …

Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas today.  At one of the largest technology shows in the world, Bastian – named by Fortne magazine one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in 2018 – explained how the 94 year old company is …

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Going to CES? Check Out These Key Players and Keynotes: DJI,…

Their website provides a brief history of CES:  “The first CES kicked off in 1967, with 250 exhibitors and 17,500 attendees in New York City. Since then, CES has grown by more than 10-fold and now encompasses both traditional and non-traditional tech industries.” As the world’s leading drone manufacturer and …

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How Key Technology Changes May Revolutionize Urban Transport…

Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on innovative drone delivery and software company Aha.  See Part 1 here, to read about how small retailers are taking on delivery giants like Amazon. Maron Kristófersson is the CEO of Aha, a company that both provides a delivery service utilizing drones in Iceland; and …

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David and Goliath: How Small Retailers in Iceland are Taking…

In English, a paradigm shift or major new idea may be referred to as an “Aha” moment: so the name of this innovative urban delivery service is appropriate in multiple languages. At last month’s Commercial UAV Show in London,  we met Maron Kristofersson, CEO and Founder of Aha.is, a drone …

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Drones, Components, and Services: SkyTools is Poised to Fly …

Continuing our roundup of European companies we met at this week at the Commercial UAV Expo Europe is this interview with Ivanka Koster, CEO of Netherlands-based SkyTools. SkyTools is a full-service drone company: but their unique business model addresses the issue of outside service providers competing with the growth of …

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Drone Delivery: Google’s Project Wing Takes Off In Australia

From the distance comes a high-pitched whining. It sounds horrible, like a giant mosquito. Or maybe a herd of angry mice screaming in a wind tunnel. It is in fact a flying burrito. And it’s flying courtesy of Wing’s ambitious drone delivery program. That’s right: Google/Alphabet’ Project Wing has been …

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Terra For Drone Software Vendors as DJI Launches Mapping & M…

Not that many years ago, DJI was credited with forcing several competitors to pivot out of the drone hardware market and into commercial software. The Chinese company’s drones were too good and too cheap for the likes of 3DR to compete with. Now the world’s leading manufacturer has launched Terra, …

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Drones are Definitely Expanding Their Reach – Kespry Announc…

Kespry is a major player in the commercial drone space, providing a vertically integrated, secure solution for the enterprise.  The Kespry platform is an end-to-end solution which starts with easy-to-use flight planning and execution software and includes AI-powered data analysis and processing in the cloud for a variety of verticals. …

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