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Scanning the World: How Drones and 3D Mapping will Transform Industries from Architecture to Agriculture

August 26, 2014

The Industry Leaders Series SIG presents…

SIG Drones 8.26.14 from EvoNexus on Vimeo.

Scanning the World:
How Drones and 3D Mapping will Transform Industries from Architecture to Agriculture


The biggest opportunity in the digital revolution is to “measure the world”, recording everything around us so we can manage it better. Over the past two decades we’ve done this with our screen lives, tracking clicks and searches to tailor our online experience.  But now we can do the same with the real world, using sensors and robotics to measure everything from our health to our crops to make smarter decisions about how we manage them.  In this talk, Chris Anderson will focus on drones as a example of “airborne big data”, using cheap sensors and autonomous vehicles to transform industries from agriculture to construction.

Join us for an exciting night with 3D Robotics CEO, Chris Anderson as he discusses how drones and 3D mapping will transform industries from architecture to agriculture. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear this highly talked about topic!


Chris Anderson
Co-Founder and CEO, 3D Robotics
Chris Anderson is the co-founder and CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, AdWeek’s “Magazine of the Decade” (2009). Before Wired Chris was with The Economist for seven years, and prior to that spent six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature and Science.

Chris is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, The Long Tail and Free, and in 2013 published Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. He was named to the “Time 100,” the newsmagazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2007), and in 2013 was named among both Time Magazine’s “Tech 40—The Most Influential Minds In Technology” and Foreign Policy Magazine’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.”

In his “misspent youth” Chris played a bit part in the D.C. punk scene, and a band called REM. Not that REM.

He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and five children.


Tuesday, August 26th 2014

5:30 PM Registration/Networking/Refreshments
6:00 PM Program Begins
7:30 PM Program Ends

12790 El Camino Real  
San Diego, CA 92130


Pre-Registration: (Registration CLOSES at 12 Noon on 8/25/14)
$10.00 – CommNexus Sponsor***
$20.00 – Non-Sponsor
FREE – Mentor Sponsor**
FREE – Students, Military & Press*

At the Door:
$20.00 – CommNexus Sponsor
$30.00 – Non-Sponsor
FREE – Mentor Sponsor
FREE – Students, Military & Press

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August 26, 2014
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