Panel Of Top Drone Experts Announced For This Week's Event In Sandton, Johannesburg

Thursday night’s Heavy Chef event, “The Future Is Drones”, is almost booked out. Renowned consultant Heidi Patmore will be delivering a futuristic presentation on drone technology, and what it means for us.

An added bonus for our guests is that instead of our usual Q&A session after the talk, we’ll be hosting a panel of opinion-leaders on the topic of drone-tech. Heavy Chef CEO Fred Roed will interview Sean Reitz (CEO, United Drone Holdings), Raj Wanniappa (CEO, Future Horizon Technologies) and Heidi herself (Heidi is the CEO, Stellaris Group).

Our panel: Sean Reitz (CEO United Drone Holdings), Raj Wanniappa (CEO, Future Horizon Technologies), Heidi Patmore (CEO, Stellaris Group). 

Our panel: Sean Reitz (CEO United Drone Holdings), Raj Wanniappa (CEO, Future Horizon Technologies), Heidi Patmore (CEO, Stellaris Group). 

 

Sean Reitz

Sean Reitz is the CEO of United Drone Holdings, founded in November 2016. UDH is a Commercial Drone Holding company. Before UDH, Sean founded RCA, a medical equipment provider to the Hospital Industry in 1998 and sold to Ascendis Health in 2015. United Drone Holdings has various interests, including RPAS Academy (a CAA accredited training facility); DroneCon Drone conference; AKS, a small drone manufacturer; and various service provider companies (Mining, Media, Wildlife etc). In 2017 Sean Reitz commissioned a Drone Economic Impact Study, undertaken by Dr Roelof Botha and facilitated by CUAASA (Commercial unmanned aerial association of SA). More on Sean, here

Raj Wanniappa

Raj Wanniappa is the CEO and founder of Future Horizon Technologies, a Venture Capital company investing in initiatives throughout the world. Raj is involved in several Tech ventures including Omnipresent (drone tech), SecureLend (blockchain), REM Enterprises (telco services), Logeco Holdings (logistics), MP Analytics (data analytics) and has angel investments in a variety of disruptive and FinTech apps. Raj worked previously at the Dimension Data Middle East and Africa Group for 11 years. Raj is the current Chair of the Johannesburg Meetup Group. More on Raj, here

Heidi Patmore

Heidi Patmore is the founder of Stellaris Group, which oversees all of Heidi’s business interests. She is a consultant, speaker, entrepreneur, board member and investor who is passionate about technology that is changing the world and how consumers behave, including crypto-currencies, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, drones and the Internet of Things. Heidi is a confirmed drone fanatic and opinion leader on all things drone related. More on Heidi, here

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