Drone Industry Veterans Lisa Ellman and Gretchen West announced yesterday the launch of the Commercial Drone Alliance, an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to growing the commercial drone ecosystem. The advocacy group is based in both Washington D.C, and Silicon Valley.
Founding Alliance board members include Cisco, AirMap, Lift, DataWing and Measure. Additional members include SkySpecs, CNN, Aerialtronics, Nightingale Intelligent Systems, and Talon Aerolytics. The growing Alliance membership will include end users, manufacturers, insurance providers, investors, service providers and relevant associations who have all demonstrated a passion and commitment for growing the commercial drone industry in a way that promotes safety and security. The advocacy group is based in both Washington D.C, and Silicon Valley.
Ellman explained that there was a need to have a group specifically dedicated to representing the needs of businesses interested in drones because of differing views held by the various parties who advocate the use of drones. More information can be found at www.commercialdronealliance.org.