The Flying Internet of Things
Andreas Raptopoulos and his colleagues at Matternet are building the flying internet of things, using drones to carry essential goods through the air, completely autonomously. Andreas will talk about Matternet’s technology and their work in the developing world, where drones can leapfrog traditional road infrastructure, and in our cities and megacities, where drone networks will move essential goods much faster and at a much lower cost than road transportation.
Andreas Raptopoulos is an award-winning designer, inventor and entrepreneur. He's co-founder and CEO of Matternet, pioneering drone logistics networks since 2011. He holds a BS & MS in Aeronautics Engineering, he is a Royal College of Art graduate in Design and holds several US and international patents. Prior to Matternet, he founded FutureAcoustic, a music platform that listens and adjusts to the listener's environment. Andreas is driven by the desire to change the world and the belief that technology can be a force for immensely positive, widespread change. @andreasx