Ep. 4: Jason Braverman, CTO of SkyX

Ep. 4: Jason Braverman, CTO of SkyX

Jason Braverman is the CTO at SkyX Systems, a company that is revolutionizing the way we manage long-range assets. SkyX (www.skyx.com) integrates AI with custom-built drone systems to accumulate and analyze data on assets like pipelines, railways, and more. Their long-range drones are able to collect comprehensive data on assets that would normally take humans days to check.

In this episode, Jason discusses the exciting future that SkyX is building, and how the SpaceX ISS launch makes him confident that it won’t be long before privately built Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will change the way that we live. The future of UAV looks thrilling and I can’t wait for you to join us on this ride!

  • 00:00:27 Introduction of Jason Braverman  
  • 00:02:41 How systems works at SkyX
  • 00:08:47 What’s stopping the customers from altering to SkyX
  • 00:19:55 Autonomy and fear related to cars
  • 00:23:30 How Covid impacts UAV development in the short and long term
  • 00:33:25 End of discussion
Ep. 3: Ken Nickerson, CEO of iBinary LLC

Ep. 3: Ken Nickerson, CEO of iBinary LLC

From helping to bring Hotmail to Microsoft, to building Kobo, Ken Nickerson has done it all. Ken is currently the CEO of iBinary LLC. Formerly he spent a decade at Microsoft, five years at Rogers Communications, and several years in banking and insurance developing emergent systems. Ken is a founder, board member, or advisor to dTaz, i6, OmersV, CDL, Xanadu, HorizonIO. He was also previously involved with Flixel, Rthm, OpenCola, and Kobo. 

In this episode, Ken discusses his work with think-tanks, the long-term societal and economic impacts of COVID-19, how he is helping to move quantum computing forwards with Xanadu, and his predictions on how emerging technologies will move humanity forwards – and backward.

  • 00:00:01 Introduction of Ken Nickerson
  • 00:07:46 Think Tanks 
  • 00:11:25 How he spends time between the different organizations he’s part of
  • 00:21:57 How will Covid-19 impact world economies in the short and long term
  • 00:33:44 Opportunities for innovation amidst Covid-19
  • 00:57:35 What happens post-Covid?
  • 01:15:30 End of discussion
Ep. 2: Jesse Beyroutey, Partner at IA Ventures,

Ep. 2: Jesse Beyroutey, Partner at IA Ventures,

Jesse Beyroutey, General Partner at IA Ventures, shares how his investment decision-making is changing into the 2020s, and how he has helped his portfolio companies excel. He also analyzes different market gaps that Covid-19 is opening up, and offers advice on how other companies can make the most of these changing times. 

Jesse was on the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 – Venture Capital List. At just 26, he made partner at IA Ventures. IA is quietly one of the most successful seed firms of the last decade, backing billion-dollar startups like TransferWise, The Trade Desk, Komodo Health, Datadog, and Flatiron Health. 

CREDITS: “Loopster” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, “Celebration” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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  • 00:00:25 Introduction of Jesse Beyroutey
  • 00:00:53 Introduction of IA Ventures
  • 00:09:14 Covid impact on IA Ventures
  • 00:16:34 Emerging opportunities for innovation or investment
  • 00:20:27 How he strengthens his supply chains
  • 00:25:05 End of discussion
Ep. 1: Don Chapman, Former President of Novell Canada

Ep. 1: Don Chapman, Former President of Novell Canada

Don Chapman, former President of Novell Canada, shares his advice for businesses looking to thrive through this pandemic. As an Advisor to many top tech startups, Don has a birds-eye view into how Covid-19 is impacting businesses in different verticals. Don shares how three of his startups – Audience View, CampBrain, and Condo Control  – are proactively taking advantage of new market opportunities and becoming “better partners to their customers.”

In addition to being President of Novell, Don was also an executive at many other large corporations (like ComputeInnovations, IBM and more). Presently, he is a CEO Advisor, helping leadership teams lead their businesses to higher levels of achievement.

CREDITS: “Loopster” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, “Celebration” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

  • 00:00:45 Introduction of Don Chapman
  • 00:01:49 How Covid 19 has impacted my companies
  • 00:09:18 Tips for companies to survive during the Covid 19 pandemic
  • 00:13:28 Emerging opportunities for innovation or investment
  • 00:16:01 Covid 19 and its impacts on the world and how people work and study
  • 00:19:34 End of discussion