Drones Data X 2016

Discover Our Speakers

Meet some of the most innovative companies & founders in the increasingly important UAV industry.

CEO and Founder, Extreme Flyers

Vernon Kerswell

Vernon started his drone company as a teenager and has developed a global drone brand with millions of dollars in revenues. Vernon uses Kickstarter and recently raised $3.5M using the platform.


Director of Education, DJI

Romeo Durscher

Romeo is Director of Education for DJI. He advises and educates organizations, industries, Government and individuals on beneficial use, safe flying practices and incorporation/safe integration of unmanned aerial systems.



Ralph James

Ralph James joined the Irish Aviation Authority in May 2015 as Director Safety Regulation, having
formally served as Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Irish Defence Forces. He also served as General Officer Commanding the Irish Air Corps and Director of Military Aviation.


Small UAV Coalition, Executive Director

Michael Drobac

Michael E. Drobac serves as Executive Director of the Small UAV Coalition, an organization composed of leading consumer and technology companies with the goal of advancing the recreational, public (first responders), philanthropic and commercial use of small unmanned aerial vehicles.


Communications director, Movidius

Jack Dashwood

Jack is the marketing communications director at Movidius – the world leading technology provider for ultra-low power computer vision. He holds degrees in psychology and finance, and later obtained a Master’s in Global Business from the University of Victoria.


DroneSAR – Search and Rescue

Oisin McGrath and Gearóid Ó Briain

Oisin McGrath and Gearóid Ó Briain are military flight instructors, civilian drone examiners and entrepreneurs with a big vision. This Irish team are changing the way search and rescue agencies and the world view drones.


Partner, Enterprise Equity Venture Capital

Tom Shinkwin

Tom is a Partner with EEVC based in Dublin. He works closely with the Boards of a number of investee companies in the software and mobile communications areas including Alpha Wireless, Polecat, Phorest, Movidius, Converser and Cloudium.


Altitude Angel, CTO

Neil Kidd

Neil Kidd is the CTO of Altitude Angel. Altitude Angel is building solutions for automated Air Traffic Control for UAS, accessible via standard APIs to support any vendor, any drone.


Skytango, CEO and CoFounder

Steven Flynn

Steven Flynn is CEO and CoFounder at Skytango. He is one of the world’s first licensed civilian drone pilots and is a 9-time Emmy Award winning Editor/Photographer and Director. Skytango is an innovative marketplace for drone operations and aerial video content incentivising compliance and best practice.


Former COO, Irelandia Aviation

Tony Davis

Former COO of Irelandia Aviation where he was responsible for Irelandia’s active involvement in low cost airlines Viva Aerobus in Mexico and Viva Colombia in Colombia along with new business development


Head of Internationall Corp Banking, AIB

Mick Murray

Welcome to the conference by Mick Murray, AIB who is Head of International Corporate Banking. He has extensive global banking experience and knowledge. He has worked with large domestic and international companies across all the major sectors, on a wide variety of structures.


Plotbox, CEO and Co-Founder

Sean McAllister

Sean is CEO and Co-Founder of Plotbox a cloud-based software that raised $1.3m and now has 38 customers around the world. Plotbox gives cemetery managers control over all their operations, using location-driven data. Sean and Leona McAllister, the entrepreneurs behind the business, say PlotBox can save cemetery operators up to 80 per cent on core processes and help them streamline how they do business.


Sr.Director Intl Business Dev

Patrick Imbasciani

Patrick manges relationships between PrecisionHawk and clients from numerous industry verticals around the world including agriculture, security, oil & gas, public utilities, academia, and environment.

More Speakers coming soon.