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Creating Meaningful Impact Through Drone Technology

with Tom Walker

Creating Meaningful Impact Through Drone Technology

with Tom Walker

In episode 39 of the RCN Podcast, DroneUp Founder and CEO Tom Walker shares how his company has embraced new technologies to bring about positive change for businesses and communities. Throughout this episode, Tom discusses the challenges and the opportunities the drone industry faces and sheds light on the profound impact that drones can have on many sectors.

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Episode Timeline

2:00
Tom’s career background and his introduction to drones
5:00
DroneUp’s journey as a new company
7:40
Drone-related services DroneUp currently offers and the industries they work with
9:25
Challenges of starting a drone delivery program
15:15
How far out are we from drone delivery in every state?
20:40
Hesitations and challenges Tom is seeing in mass adoption of drone technology
21:40
Is new technology going to replace my job?
24:05
Tom’s thoughts on autonomous vehicles
28:00
Futuristic use case for drones: emergency response and public safety services
34:00
Practical applications for DroneUp technology and services
37:00
Placing sensors (LiDAR, multispectral, etc.) on drones for practical use
39:30
The need for beyond line-of-sight for broader utilization of drone technology in industrial and commercial applications
45:50
The positive impact of drone delivery on communities
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As a natural early adopter of innovative technology, Tom Walker’s interest in drones led him to build DroneUp into the largest drone delivery operation in the United States. Since its establishment in 2016, DroneUp has rapidly grown and expanded its operations in last-mile delivery across many industries, including medical, food and beverage, and retail. With the mission of making drone services accessible and beneficial for everyone, DroneUp has simplified and streamlined drone operations for businesses, revolutionizing the way they connect with their communities.

Tune in to episode 39 to gain insights into the challenges of technology adoption, the opportunities the drone industry currently has, and how drone technology is driving impactful change within communities and industries.

RCN Guest Tom Walker

Tom Walker

Founder & CEO

RCN Guest Tom Walker

Tom Walker

Founder & CEO

DroneUp
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