What Defines Success for Drone Missions in Space?

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Grant Guillot

Host, Drones in America
Grant Guillot 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 and gas, forestry and agriculture, public safety, telecommunications, and transportation and 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 works with companies seeking type certification, Part 135 certification, waivers, exemptions, and other authorizations from the Federal Aviation Administration. 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. Considered a thought leader by drone service providers and end-user entities, Grant has been featured on Fox Business and Fox News to discuss the opportunities and challenges arising from the exponential adaptation of drones worldwide. His articles have been published in numerous legal and trade publications, and he regularly serves as a speaker or moderator at industry events. Grant is also the host of “Drones in America”, a weekly video podcast produced by MarketScale that includes 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 topics, such as expanding the involvement of women and minorities in the industry. With an audience of up to 2,000 viewers per episode, featured guests have included top-ranking officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and Congress as well as chief executives from leading companies in the industry.

Steve Gitlin

CMO, Aerovironment
Steve Gitlin joined AeroVironment in 2002 to define the market entry strategy for one of the company’s first commercial product lines and then successfully secured multi-million dollar orders from key national accounts for that business. He helped lead AeroVironment’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2007 and then established and leads the company’s marketing and investor relations programs. Steve subsequently led the development and introduction of AeroVironment’s first corporate identity strategy, then designed and executed the introduction of the company’s Values, Purpose and Promise system. Steve redesigned and leads the company’s strategic planning process and works with Wall Street analysts and institutional investors to ensure an accurate understanding of AeroVironment growth strategy and business. Prior to joining AeroVironment Steve served as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting, focusing on Strategy and Operations for global enterprises in Aerospace, Telecommunications and Technology industries. He has served clients across the Americas and is an enthusiastic and ever-improving weekend soccer player and passionate fan.
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