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Saturday, November 21 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
The Future of Drones in Retail : Dr. Long Phan, Top Flight

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Session Topic: The Future of Drones in Retail


The market is dominated by consumer drones for applications ranging from basic photography to infrastructure inspection to disaster relief applications and beyond.  However, why are large global corporations like Amazon, Google, and others investing so heavily into the space?  This session will explore some of the tactical and strategic reasons for such a vision.  What are the challenges and ingredients required to become successful in the commercial market?   We will also discuss how companies like Top Flight Technologies are developing innovative solutions to solve the payload and endurance problems for the drone market.

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Dung Tran

I am an infrastructure engineer at Global Operation Department of Rakuten .Inc | My job is about sever monitoring system and authentication service (LDAP) | My technical interests include robotics, embedded software and Linux administration.

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Dr. Long Phan

CEO/CTO, Top flight Technologies
Dr. Long Phan is responsible for executing the overall vision for Top Flight Technologies. In addition, he leads research, product development, strategic software and services partnerships to be used in the Company’s products. Long has over 20 years of experience in the field of robotics and autonomous systems. At MIT, he was an initial member of the MIT/Draper Aerial Robotics team in 1994 and was part of the first team in the world to... Read More →

Saturday November 21, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
4th Floor : Track C Rakuten University