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Dock Talk: Mission Progress From the Field

Posted Apr 25, 2023 | Views 970
# Inspection
# Remote Operations
# Utilities
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Corey Hitchcock
Corey Hitchcock
Corey Hitchcock
Utility Solutions Specialist @ Skydio

Corey joined Skydio as a utility solutions specialist in early 2023. Prior to Skydio, Corey led UAS Program Development and Operations with Southern Co. Aerial Services. Corey developed methods for operating drones across the nuclear, gas, and power verticals, notably flying one of the first UAS inspections on an operating nuclear reactor. At Skydio, he is developing dock based drone use cases for autonomous inspections as well as focused routine, event based, and security inspections for substations. These dock based inspections are focused on reducing the duration and frequency of outages, allowing for predictive based maintenance plans to be implemented.

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Corey joined Skydio as a utility solutions specialist in early 2023. Prior to Skydio, Corey led UAS Program Development and Operations with Southern Co. Aerial Services. Corey developed methods for operating drones across the nuclear, gas, and power verticals, notably flying one of the first UAS inspections on an operating nuclear reactor. At Skydio, he is developing dock based drone use cases for autonomous inspections as well as focused routine, event based, and security inspections for substations. These dock based inspections are focused on reducing the duration and frequency of outages, allowing for predictive based maintenance plans to be implemented.

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Ryan Reading
Ryan Reading
Ryan Reading
Head of SW Engineering @ Skydio

Reading has over eighteen years of experience working in high-tech engineering for enterprise IoT, cloud and network security solutions. Reading joins Skydio from Samsara where he has been VP of Engineering and more recently VP/GM of Fleet Safety. Previously, he led Cisco Meraki’s MX security team where he focused on advanced network security and spent several years in the Intelligence Community designing high security communication systems. Reading graduated from Missouri S&T University with his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

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Reading has over eighteen years of experience working in high-tech engineering for enterprise IoT, cloud and network security solutions. Reading joins Skydio from Samsara where he has been VP of Engineering and more recently VP/GM of Fleet Safety. Previously, he led Cisco Meraki’s MX security team where he focused on advanced network security and spent several years in the Intelligence Community designing high security communication systems. Reading graduated from Missouri S&T University with his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

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Christina Park
Christina Park
Christina Park
Sr. Director of Energy Strategy @ Skydio

Park recently joined Skydio as the Sr. Director of Energy Strategy after 15+ years at the New York Power Authority. Her experience in the utility industry spanned Engineering from design to commissioning through multiple Life Extension and Modernization programs in Power Generation before a shift to Strategic Operations and Asset Management. As Sr. Director of Asset Intelligence Solutions, she led the comprehensive effort to operationalize technology across the enterprise. By standing up the Reliability Centered Maintenance program and identifying the gaps for Technical Enablement to bring solutions to scale, her department tested and incorporated robotics, sensors, and data analytics to connect problems to solutions. Park graduated from MIT with her BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering.

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Park recently joined Skydio as the Sr. Director of Energy Strategy after 15+ years at the New York Power Authority. Her experience in the utility industry spanned Engineering from design to commissioning through multiple Life Extension and Modernization programs in Power Generation before a shift to Strategic Operations and Asset Management. As Sr. Director of Asset Intelligence Solutions, she led the comprehensive effort to operationalize technology across the enterprise. By standing up the Reliability Centered Maintenance program and identifying the gaps for Technical Enablement to bring solutions to scale, her department tested and incorporated robotics, sensors, and data analytics to connect problems to solutions. Park graduated from MIT with her BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering.

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Alden Jones
Alden Jones
Alden Jones
VP, Customer Success @ Skydio

Jones is the VP of Customer Success at Skydio. Jones has fifteen years of experience in operations with large scale technology proofs of concept, training, implementation and support. He previously founded and led American Tower Corporation’s UAS program to digitize their portfolio of 40,000 towers with 175 pilots. Jones was a US Army captain and platoon leader during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and held field operations and services leadership roles at UTC and Pepsico.

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Jones is the VP of Customer Success at Skydio. Jones has fifteen years of experience in operations with large scale technology proofs of concept, training, implementation and support. He previously founded and led American Tower Corporation’s UAS program to digitize their portfolio of 40,000 towers with 175 pilots. Jones was a US Army captain and platoon leader during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and held field operations and services leadership roles at UTC and Pepsico.

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SUMMARY

As more Docks continue to take flight, we’re pleased to invite you back for the first of many live Dock talks that give you another look at how innovation and use cases continue progressing from the field. In this talk, we’ll show you new Dock capabilities and features that power some awesome missions with leading utility organizations.

In this live talk we dive into:

  • How Docks automatically inspect substation switches for pre- and post-switching operations.
  • How automated thermal missions can improve CAIDI/SAIDI scores by identifying issues before they cause major system issues or an outage.
  • How leading Utility organizations bring greater accountability, efficiency, and safety when inspecting lines in tough environments during severe wildfire season, and why Docks improve the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) process.
  • What AI-driven inspections do to help avoid momentary outages and improve system reliability through routine inspection data captured throughout the year, helping utility organizations predict maintenance needs ahead of time and removing nuisance outages that impact MAIFI scores.
  • How Docks help deter attacks on substation infrastructure and provide critical surveillance and response in natural disaster situations.
  • How top utility organizations prepare to deploy Docks within their infrastructure — including organizational, regulatory, and financial requirements necessary to scale this reality.
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