What Do International Autonomous Drones Mean for American Use Cases?

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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.

Yulia Druzhnikova

Director of Global Expansion, Fixar
Over 10 years of experience in marketing communications and business development, including 6 years of working with technology startups, helping them to enter the global market. Proven track record in building the international partnerships (Europe, USA, Canada, Israel, South-East Asia, China). Working around the cutting-edge technologies for a long time made me a strong advocate of the startup culture and entrepreneurship driven to launch and deliver new ambitious cross-border projects. For the past two years, I have been focused on driving the international strategy for the portfolio companies and projects of RVC, the Russian fund of funds and an agency for the venture capital market developing. I believe that working at the intersection of private innovation sector, early-stage startups, and public innovation policy, leads to the effective cooperation between countries, adding economic value to the global community.
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