Sense Fly inaugural user conference aims to optimize drone operations for customers.

Fly, the industry’s leading provider of professional mapping drones, and a commercial drone subsidiary of Parrot Group, is hosting its first-ever user conference this week at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Colorado.

For the first time in the company’s nine-year history, senseFly is giving customers exclusive access to its product management and customer service & satisfaction teams for an exclusive two-day educational event. The conference, which is designed to support users by addressing their biggest operational and business challenges, will bring senseFly operators together, where they will benefit from senseFly staff’s technical expertise and share best practices with other knowledgeable operators from around the world.

The program will include insights and advice on the following topics and more:
How to optimize project accuracy
How to manage large projects
How to fly in extreme conditions
How to grow/scale your drone business
eMotion flight planning super tips

“Attendees at the user conference will get invaluable one-on-one time with senseFly technical staff,” said Jean-Thomas Celette, head of product management, business development and customer support at senseFly. “In addition to answering any questions they might have, those that join us in Denver will also have the opportunity to network with fellow sense Fly operators and share their knowledge, ensuring they leave with insights that will optimize their operations and boost business performance.”

In addition to informative sessions led by senseFly’s technical staff, attendees will hear success stories from geospatial professionals who have used senseFly solutions to achieve tangible, transformative results.

Guest speakers include:

Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, director of the Spatial Analysis Laboratory at the University of Vermont. In 2012, O’Neil-Dunne founded the university’s UAS Team, which works with government organizations, private companies and non-profits to advance UAS technology in the region.

Dr. David W. Johnston, associate professor of the Practice of Marine Conservation & Ecology at Duke University and the director of the Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing (MaRRS) Lab at the Duke University Marine Laboratory. Johnston’s professional experience ranges from leading research programs for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to working as an ecologist within the NGO sector.

Barritt Lovelace, regional manager at Collins Engineers, Inc. Lovelace is a licensed professional engineer, with 20 years of structural engineering experience in both bridge design and inspection. He has designed more than 50 bridges and has performed more than 1,000 bridge inspections, including complex, fracture critical, underwater and rope access inspections.

Aaron Woods, technical support trainer at Pix4D. Woods helps customers to process, visualize, assess and edit their own maps and 3D models using digital imagery. He has provided GIS support to a diverse set of clients for the past 20 years and today solves UAV-mapping related issues for a wide variety of professional customers.

Mark Romero, solutions engineer at Esri. Romero helps users maximize the value of their imagery. His areas of expertise include satellite, aerial, drone, LiDAR and full motion video.