ian_headshot_brd (1)This week, I interviewed Ian Smith of Drone Deploy.  It was fascinating interview, with Ian sharing his insights into what the company does and his history and experience with the drone industry.  If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the entire interview (and I encourage you to do so), I can offer these top three take-aways from our conversation.

  1. Drone Deploy Leads in Turning Drones Into Mapping Tools.  Drone Deploy’s cloud based software allows users to create high quality aerial maps that can be used for a variety of analytical purposes.  With the Drone Deploy’s software, the sky is accessible and productive for anyone with a drone.
  2. ROI Can Be Measured – Drone Deploy has found a way to measure ROI of using drones with their software.  These simple stories, published on the company’s website, provide an easy way for prospective users to see how a drone mapping application can positively affect their bottom line.  The website reveals that drone mapping can be used in a wide variety of applications.
  3. Make The First Move When Seeking A Career Opportunity in the Drone Industry – The drone industry is expanding in many directions and there is a need for bright, talented and passionate individuals. Ian described how he sought out Drone Deploy and was rewarded with a position with the company.  This echos what Tariq Rashid said in an earlier podcast about taking the initiative and talking to drone based companies about potential job opportunities. The message – if you’re passionate about the industry and have a talent, don’t wait for a job announcement.  Make the first move.

You can listen to the entire interview here.

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