Andy Putch, Co-founder, FreeSkies
Andy Putch is the co-founder of FreeSkies, a Bay Area software startup that is building the future of the drone UI/UX. Before FreeSkies, he was an autonomous systems researcher with the University of Illinois Bretl Research Group exploring emerging SLAM (LSD-SLAM) and other GPS-denied UAS control systems. He has also worked as an aerospace and defense corporate strategy consultant with Renaissance Strategic Advisors and as a NASA Aeronautics Academy Fellow at the Armstrong Flight Research Center. Andy is a private pilot and soon to be Section 333 UAS operator.