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Ep 10 - Dan Burton, Founder & CEO, Dronebase

FNO: InsureTech

Release Date: 02/16/2019

Ep 46 – Ryan Mathisen, CEO, and Sean Mulhern, CIO; Co-Founders at GloveBox show art Ep 46 – Ryan Mathisen, CEO, and Sean Mulhern, CIO; Co-Founders at GloveBox

FNO: InsureTech

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FNO: InsureTech

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FNO: InsureTech

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FNO: InsureTech

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FNO: InsureTech

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“Our view is that being a professional drone pilot is a new class of skilled labor.” - Dan Burton

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Drones are all the buzz.

We hear about Amazon now delivering packages via drone flight and our neighbor getting the newest drone for Christmas—but what do these mini-UFOs mean for the world of insurance?

In claims, the need for drones is robust—in mines, surveying water damage, calculating the dimensions of a construction site.  These are just some of the examples where drone technology can be beneficial to insurance claims.

But it turns out that the equation for success is more complex than just filling these needs. A drone company must capture the data and analyze it in a way that the carrier can do something with.

On today’s episode of FNO: InsureTech, we are joined by visionary and veteran, Dan Burton, the Founder and CEO of Dronebase. Started in 2014, Dronebase is now the largest provider of commercial drone flights.

Tune in to this episode to hear Dan’s insights about drone flight in the insurance space, so you can know where it fits into your product or service.

“School is great—but practical application is better.” - Dan Burton

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The FNO: Tips

  • Fast, reliable drone data allows the customer to save time and money
  • Many drone pilots are military veterans, leveraging their skills into civilian life
  • When first starting out, just seek out experience to gain knowledge
  • Drone technology progresses toward becoming obsolete at a rate 2x the iPhone
  • Put as much energy into operations as you do into marketing and sales
  • When employing 1099s—you want to keep them working as much as possible
  • In the future, sprouting technologies like thermal sensors will create more pointed datasets
  • The successful verticals will be established by the acquisition and analysis of certain datasets
  • There are internal capture drones specifically designed to fly in the interior (ex: warehouses)

 

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