Cape CEO Chris Rittler Selected to Join Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2019 Advisory Board

The board will play a critical role in overseeing all educational aspects of one of the country’s leading commercial drone conferences 

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- May 6, 2019 -- Cape, the leading cloud platform for drone telepresence and data management, today announced that CEO Chris Rittler has been selected to join the 2019 Commercial UAV Expo Americas Advisory Board. With his appointment, Rittler joins an exclusive roster of prominent leaders in the technology and commercial drone space, including executives from CNN, DJI, Intel and AT&T.

The members of the 2019 Advisory Board will play a critical role in ensuring the educational aspects of Commercial UAV Expo Americas -- North America’s leading trade show and conference focused on commercial drone integration and operation across industries -- provides the most relevant, actionable information possible. This includes vetting abstracts to identify key speakers, moderating workshops and participating in panel discussions.

Rittler’s appointment to the Advisory Board furthers Cape’s reputation as a company to watch in the commercial drone software space. Last month, Cape announced a major regulatory win, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting the first public safety Certificate of Authorization (COA) with a provision for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) for an Integrated Pilot Program that allows for proactive emergency response. Cape worked closely with the FAA, and in partnership with the Chula Vista Police Department and Skyfire Consulting, to finalize the COA, which will open the doors for future drone integration across industries.

In addition to serving in an advisory role for Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Rittler regularly offers insight as an industry expert at national and global technology and drone conferences, including the Consumer Electronics Show, the International Drone Expo, and the Global Security Exchange. 

The Commercial UAV Expo Americas will be held October 28-30, 2019 at the Westgate hotel in Las Vegas, NV. For more information on the 2019 Advisory Board, visit https://www.expouav.com/advisory-board/. 

About Cape

Cape unlocks the full potential of commercial drones, giving companies all of the benefits with none of the traditional hassle. Every day, Cape users log in to the Cape Aerial Telepresence™ platform, connect to physical drones around the world, and safely conduct flights with remote visibility to capture live, high-resolution video. The only cloud-based system for drone telepresence and data management, Cape provides secure, real-time visualization that increases productivity and operational efficiency and improves safety. Since its founding in 2014, Cape has been a leader in software for drone usability, and the trusted drone software solution for a wide range of use cases, from construction and public safety to oil & gas and agriculture. More than 100,000 Cape-enabled drone flights have been completed to date. For more information about Cape, please visit www.cape.com.

Nicole Amsler