Each week at we sit down with a member of our speaker faculty to talk about drones and preview their upcoming session at InterDrone Online. This week, we sat down with Jackie Dujmovic, Founder and CEO at Hover UAV.  Hover UAVs vision is to be a solution provider and the critical link between emerging drone technologies, individuals, schools, enterprises, researchers and governments.  Read our interview below!

For those who don’t already know, can you give us a brief overview of Hover, the organization’s mission statement and the opportunity you saw when founding it? 

Hover is a drone consulting company. At the core, our team assists businesses and governments professionally manage drone programs that deliver ongoing benefits to a wide range of operations. From managing flight approvals and pinpointing the right technology, to training staff, our team offers a full suite of tailored solutions at the cutting edge of the industry. Our mission is to assist companies move forward

What is the best part of your job and what is most challenging? 

I get to help people and companies move forward. There are so many amazing entrepreneurs and inventors out there and often they are bogged down in regulations and the best way to incorporate what they do to make drones an everyday tool. I like to try to solve these problems they face and come up with creative solutions that don’t hinder innovation.  Although this is one of the best parts of my job, as we are often working right on the cutting edge. Sometimes solving these problems can also be the most challenging.

How have you seen the pandemic shape the industry so far?

We have been very fortunate in unmanned aviation that we have not seen the same devastating effects that manned aviation has. One of the positive items that have really assisted in major growth for our team is the increase of domestic and international collaborations that have been formed.

Tell us a bit about the panels you will be participating in at InterDrone Online?

Along with the collaboration the pandemic has certainly highlighted the need for the industry to push further towards BVLOS and remote operations. At InterDrone I will be participating in 2 sessions and will be having a further look at this and other emerging Issues with Drone Applications in the Energy and mapping sector. I will also have the opportunity to deep dive into where Australia is sitting into complex drone operations and traffic management in the UAS Policies Around the globe session

What advice do you have for anyone starting out in the drone industry

My advice would be to focus on your strengths. A large part of our growth has come from collaborating; recognizing that we can’t do everything and aligning ourselves with companies that have the same values.

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