“If you want an insurance company to see your data so you get cheaper insurance, that’s up to you. If you have a regulator that wants to make sure that you’re flying in the correct zones, that’s up to you, not not up to someone else. We’re really trying to let the owner of the data control that data. Your data is secure and only your data and you don’t have to let anyone ever see it ever.”

- Jeff Thompson

This Week’s Key Question

“Can Blockchain Play a Role in Securing Drone Data?”

This Week’s Guests

Jeff Thompson is the CEO and founder of Red Cat and Henry Ines is the Chief Operating Officer at GoChain.  Red Cat is the leading provider of distributed data storage, analytics and services for the growing recreational and commercial drone industry. They’ve created the industry’s first black box flight recorder that pilots, regulators, and insurance companies can rely on for secure flight data. GoChain is a leading provider of scalable, low-cost blockchain solutions. They have partnered with some of the largest data networks in the world, including AWS, IBM and Microsoft and serve clients ranging from innovative, high impact startupst to Fortune 200 companies.

Jeff and Henry have long history of success in their respective fields. Jeff is a serial tech entrepreneur, primarily in the telecom space, where he created and led companies from startup to successfully exits and IPOs. Henry has more than 20 years experience as a Venture Capitalist, global executive, advisor and as an entrepreneur. Recently, Red Cat announced a partnership GoChain to integrate its blockchain black box and distributed storage system onto the GoChain platform, which will enable Red Cat to immediately and easily deliver its technology to customers with speed and scale.

What We Learn

Jeff and Henry talk about Red Cat and GoChain, how blockchain technology secures drone data, and how this technology could answer the critical question surrounding privacy and security of drone data.

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