Welcome to this week’s episode of “Drones in America,” a MarketScale podcast hosted by Grant Guillot.

Guillot leads the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice Team for Adams and Reese, a law firm that practices across the Southern U.S. and in Washington, D.C.

On “Drones in America,” Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry in the U.S., guiding you through the complex web of technology, policy and more.

In this week’s episode, Guillot is joined by Jeremiah Karpowicz, Editorial Director at Diversified Communications, a well-known and widely-respected journalist who regularly reports on the commercial drone industry.

The two discuss the importance of leadership in the industry, especially at a time when companies in various end-user sectors are striving to economically recover while implementing social distancing.  Karpowicz sets forth his belief that company leaders who embrace drones in the near term, rather than delaying implementation of drone technology until after “things return to normal”, are more likely to rise above the economic devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Karpowicz and Guillot also discuss the Commercial UAV Expo Americas, the world’s largest commercial UAS event, and the import role industry leaders and organizations, such as the Commercial Drone Alliance, play in facilitating the collaboration of government and industry to safely integrate drones into the National Airspace.

The two conclude their conversation by reflecting on how, despite the fears and uncertainties that have arisen due to Covid-19, the commercial drone industry can look forward to once again congregating in-person once it is safe to do so.

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