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Drones 101 : The Compelling Power of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

June 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


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Unmanned Aircraft Systems come in various sizes. They are also known as Drones. The use cases for these devices are expanding exponentially. They are growing in number and are also the subject of new regulations. They also are providing promise to new forms of aviation. They are inevitably a part of our future.

This workshop will be taught by CP Jois who is a highly regarded industry leader, aviation technologist, tech writer and pilot.

What you will learn:

  • What are Drones?
  • What can they be used for? What industries use them?
  • How will they integrate into the US National Airspace?
  • What regulations do you need to be aware of?
  • How do you make them into a hobby, a part-time profession or a full-time career?
  • Do you need a license? How do you get one?

It will be highly interactive and your active engagement with questions and concerns is expected.


A computer, internet access and a willingness to learn and participate

About C.P. Jois

CP Jois is the Global Chief Technology Officer for Fulcrum Digital. He most recently served as Chief Technology Officer at Ruffalo Noel Levitz, an enrollment services and fundraising solutions firm. Prior to this, Jois has been in multiple roles as Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Architect, and Product Lead for companies like ACT, Career Education Corporation, Unisys, CapGemini, United Airlines & Wipro. He has dedicated the better part of his career to Aviation or Education. At Fulcrum, CP heads up the Enterprise Architecture, the Innovation Labs and Product/Platform Engineering.

He is spearheading Fulcrum’s foray into Cloud-based Accelerators, Kubernetes container technology, and MicroServices-based aggregation models for software engineering. With the Labs, CP is deeply vested into research on Cloud-elastic design, Machine-learning agents and AI for business solutions. Over the span of his career, Jois has driven the development of transformative Flight and Airport Operations technologies; and pioneered Career Education’s adaptive learning technology. The focus on transformation is a central theme of his career and he writes regularly on the transformational power of technology www.technologystrategies.net

Time permitting, Jois teaches Information Technology topics at Chicago’s DePaul University as adjunct faculty. He brings in experience with Fortune 500 organizations, has worked with clients in Aviation, Higher Ed, Transportation, Banking, Manufacturing, and has extensive experience in globally distributed software delivery having built software centers in the UK, India, Singapore, Brazil, Malaysia and China.

On another front, Jois carries a keen interest in flight simulation technology and over the past two decades, extensively researched, intensely prototyped around the potential for high-fidelity PC-based simulator appliances to cut the cost of flight training. He is very motivated by the opportunity to connect simulator appliances to adaptive learning management systems and writes frequently on the use of ML for advancing Human Factors in Aeronautics. He is actively involved in small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) research. Jois is deeply passionate about Aviation (avi8r.com), enjoys recreational flying and is a general aviation Private Pilot and a Part 107 sUAS Pilot. His other hobbies include aviation photography, playing the guitar, and building & flying model aircraft. 



June 24, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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