Aditya Devarakonda

“The vision for a place like Zurich or Geneva is to have citywide drone detection. The model makes total sense, that there’s enough customers within their broader business portfolio who would be interested in doing detection as a subscription.”

-- Aaditya Devarakonda

This Week’s Key Question

“Is there a way to protect whole cities from drone incursions?”

This Week’s Guest

Aaditya Devarakonda (AD) is CEO of Dedrone, a world leader in protecting organizations from malicious drones by securing the airspace using advanced hardware and software technology.  As CEO of Dedrone, AD oversees the company’s global growth and continues to build on its reputation as the market leader in smart airspace security.  He brings a deep understanding of regulatory environment, industry dynamics and AI/Machine Learning technology to his role at Dedrone. His career includes working with companies leading the frontier technology world of IoT, 5G, semiconductors and next-gen security platforms. Prior to Dedrone, AD served as a senior member of the Technology Investment Banking Group at Centerview Partners. He has also held strategic finance and investment roles at Credit Suisse and Procter & Gamble.  

What We Learn

Today’s security requires a layered approach that keeps up with the evolution of drone technology. Dedrone’s sensors, software and communication technology detects, classifies, and protects against drone threats, including localizing the drone. Their passive and active countermeasures can be triggered, tailoring the defense mechanism to the severity of the threat.  The company works with smart city customers as well as those across public safety, critical infrastructure, governments, correctional facilities, and enterprises to protect against unwanted drones. In this edition of the Drone Radio Show, AD talks about Dedrone’s detection solutions, an innovative partnership with Swisscom Broadcast to protect their clients from drone incursions and how this technology could, in the future, as a shield to protect cities. 

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