Olivier Coenen, Ph.D. is the Founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of
Qelzal,which is developing Aircraft Avoidance and Obstacle Avoidance
Systems for commercial drones. Qelzal has been DARPA funded and was one
of the few companies selected to the EvoNexus Technology Incubator in
Olivier was an early pioneer applying brain-inspired processing and
modeling to robotic and autonomous systems. Before establishing Qelzal
to pursue his true passion, Olivier was the CEO at Inventiva, Inc., a
startup focused on a visual system for hand gesture recognition.
Earlier at Brain Corporation, Olivier developed neural network "models
of the motor control system" and designed "artificial nervous systems
for UAVs" on a DARPA project.
Qelzal develops the Next Generation of Obstacle Avoidance Systems
for Commercial Drones. Our systems make drones safe and autonomous in
altitudes below 500'. Fly Safe! Be Safe! Qelzal systems detect and
react faster. Drones may be flown faster and still have time to react
to unexpected events.
Emardi is President/CEO of Skylift Global, Inc., a leader in
heavy-lift UAVs. He is particularly excited to address some of the
challenges in the energy industry with Skylift's disruptive technology,
reducing cost, risk, and environmental impact.
Emadi has worked for 15 years in operations, marketing, and
political advisory. Since his days at the World Trade Center, Emadi's
focus has been on addressing infrastructure voids and policy in the
Middle East and rural Africa. Emadi earned a bachelor's degree in
International Security and Conflict Resolution from San Diego State
University and a Masters of Business Administration in Global Management
from Thunderbird School. He also completed the CMC Graduate School of
Business, European Regional Business Environment Program. Emadi serves
on the board of the Organization of Iranian-American Communities, where
he represents 40 states to government and military decision-makers.
Skylift Global aims to build the Model T for the skies. Just as
Henry Ford enabled everyone with revolutionary ground transportation,
Skylift aims to enable everyone with "freedom in flight." They build
heavy-lift aerial vehicles with superior stability, safety, and
reliability to replace light-payload helicopters. These short-range
transporters are great for logistics and resupply missions, combining
the best aspects of helicopter and UAV technologies to provide the
utility of a helicopter at the cost and size of a UAV.
Robotics /Aerial MOB
Treggon Owens is the Chief Innovation Officer of 5D Robotics, Inc.
Through this acquisition, Treggon will focus on bringing products to
market for the commercial deployment of UAS. The marriage of aerospace
and robotic families will lead to common efficiencies, innovation and
cross-discipline idea sharing. Treggon oversees the implementation of
the company's long and short term plans in accordance with its
innovation and strategy.
On April 1, 2016, 5D Robotics, Inc. officially acquired the
industrial assets and intellectual property of Aerial MOB, LLC (Aerial
MOB). This acquisition has led to the formation of the 5D Aerial
division. The division provides precise 3D mapping, photogrammetry,
thermal and multi-spectral imagery data, empowering focused analytical
solutions to vertical markets which include oil and gas, utilities,
construction as well as others.
Aerial MOB remains the leader and pioneer in the aerial
cinematography and unmanned systems technology. Treggon remains on the
Board of Directors as a partial owner of Aerial MOB, LLC. Before
forming Aerial MOB with his Partners in early 2013, Treggon's 17+ career
took him around the world testing, troubleshooting and demonstrating
complicated projects in real world environments. These projects include
post 9/11 related DARPA, NASA and Department of Homeland Security
education in math, computational physics and engineering coupled with
his firmware/software experience from his field engineering days
creating bomb detectors and low temperature physics platforms allowed
him to start creating his own platforms for aerial video projects.
Treggon graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in
Computational Physics and is an aerial director and an advocate for
drone racing in his spare time.
Josh Wells is the Founder & CEO. Josh is a former navy helicopter
pilot who led the effort to safely integrate unmanned systems into
aircraft carrier strike groups. He left the active duty Navy to found
Planck Aerosystems. He earned a BS from the US Naval Academy and MS in
Product Development from USC Viterbi.
Planck Aerosystems is bringing high performance, autonomous
unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to new markets. Our patented technology
makes small UAS accessible to vessels moving at sea, without the need
for a dedicated pilot or installed hardware. A combination of advanced
hardware and cutting edge image processing software enable Planck UAS to
tackle pressing problems in the maritime world.
Darryl Anunciado is the CEO, who co-founded the company
in 2013, thriving from an interest in aerial hobby remote control
devices. Darryl's entrepreneurial spirit drove him to launch Action
Drone USA, backed with an MBA, BA in psychology, banking, property
management, real estate, and industrial organization backgrounds.
Alongside a great group of engineers, technicians, and business
developers that make up the AD team, Darryl's favorite saying is, "if
you're going to design something, design something pretty!"
Action Drone USA is an American drone manufacturer that
manufactures modular aerial platforms and payloads, for any commercial
application. Action's drones are easily third-party software
compatible. Action works with clients to provide efficient solutions
for their specific needs.
Kev in Mukai is the co-founder and COO of NVdrones. Kevin
graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in
Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Product Development Engineering. He
co-founded the company in 2014 and has deep experience with various
aspects of the commercial drone industry.
NVdrones creates software and hardware for drone operators to
manage their drones efficiently, effectively, and safely. NVDash, the
company's newest cloud-based product, allows for end-to-end operational
workflow by incorporating pre-flight checklists, dynamic airspace maps,
weather updates, post-flight analytics, as well as automatic generation
of compliance and client flight reports.