The Sky Guys appoints new president to lead on commercial focus

The Sky Guys has appointed Jeremy Chan-Hao Wang as president, taking effect today. The Canadian drone operator and manufactured confirmed that Wang will take lead on the company's overall operations and growth, including key revenue, product development, and commercialisation activities throughout 2019. Wang will report directly to chairman and chief executive officer, Adam Sax. The Sky Guys’ new president previously served as chief technology officer at the firm, where he was responsible for the company's UAV and software portfolios from 2016 to 2019. Prior to The Sky Guys, Jeremy's most recent work involved engineering design, program management, and fundraising over
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Drone Major Group creates new strategy director role to keep up with demand for drone education

UAV specialist, Drone Major Group (DMG), has appointed Jonothan Davey as its director of strategy. It is a new position which, according to DMG, reflects the "transformational impact that drone technology is beginning to have globally." Davey has over 18 years of experience in the field of management consulting, having previously worked at Deloitte, The Mitchell Madison Group, and KPMG. Robert Garbett, founder and chief executive of DMG, said: “The future of the drone industry is huge, and Jonothan's appointment reflects the importance we attach to guiding our clients through every aspect of adopting and adapting to this exciting new
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Skydio appoints former mobile phone president as its new COO

Tech exec Tom Moss has taken to LinkedIn to wave goodbye to mobile phones and hello to drones in his latest career move. Moss worked as senior vice president and general manager of mobile at Razer before his move to the Californian-based drone company. In his LinkedIn announcement, Moss detailed how it was Skydio’s focus on autonomous flight that tempted him to make the move. He said: “Unlike all the other drones that you have to fly with a remote control and sooner or later crash, Skydio drones fly themselves thanks to the work of an amazing team of artificial
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Amazon opens Manchester office as part of Prime Air expansion

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Amazon has announced that it is to open a new office in Manchester along with the expansion of its two other UK-based centres. This expansion in the UK will create 1,000 new research and development roles. The US tech giant confirmed that as part of the move the new engineers will be working on its drone delivery project, Prime Air. Prime Air is a service that, once fully implemented, will allow Amazon to deliver packages by drone to its customers within 30 minutes of receiving an order. Amazon has said that as part of the development process it is currently
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