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Supercut: Unlocking the Power of Skydio Dock for Utility Organizations

Posted Jun 20, 2023 | Views 554
# Utilities
# Skydio Dock
# Inspection
# Remote Operations
# Maintenance
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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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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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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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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This is a condensed version of the full length webinar. Discover the latest innovations and use cases of Skydio Dock in the utility industry with our live Dock talk. During this webinar, we'll showcase the new capabilities and features of Docks that are powering some awesome missions with leading utility organizations. From automated inspections of substation switches to AI-driven maintenance predictions, you'll learn how Docks are transforming the utility industry and improving system reliability.

Join us to explore how Docks are helping utility organizations improve public safety, increase efficiency, and save time and money during severe wildfire seasons. You'll discover how automated thermal missions can improve CAIDI/SAIDI scores, how Docks can deter attacks on substation infrastructure and provide critical surveillance and response during natural disasters.

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