Jordan Engel is an innovation expert and a long time drone practitioner.
Jordan joined the DC Drones User Group soon after its founding in 2012. Its 2700 members are a diverse group of engineers, pilots, and policy experts that work to expand UAVs in society, including art, search and rescue, conservation, mapping, and dozens of uses more. We also look at topics like safety, and privacy that give adoption pause.
He bought his first drone soon after, and abandoned the trickier art of RC helicopter flying. This was back when drones looked less like Apple products as they do now, and more like some plumbing equipment ate too many calculators and threw up on themselves. His neighbors are the harbingers of a world in which drones hover over our backyards and outside our windows.
Much of his technology work is in aerospace, defense, and intelligence (DHS S&T, NGA, NASA, Lockheed Martin, DOD) focusing on information exchange, situational awareness, and process improvement. He also works with entrepreneurs, coaching them from good ideas to sustainable businesses. This work is both in defense (DOD Velociter), and with organizations with social and environmental impact (Clean Tech Open, Global Social Benefit Incubator).
Track 3: Technology Advances & Challenges
Drones and UAS: Uniquely Innovative Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
9:30 am – 10:45 am