While I had limited direct contact with Jerry, as an analyst I did have the opportunity to interact with him. He was a very genuine person, didn't seem so worried about saying the precisely scripted, PC, CYA things. He said it the way he felt about it - refreshing in an executive. Clearly he had his heart in his work and it was clear he knew what he was talking about, and he seemed to enjoy his work. He was a very likable guy. It is sad for us that he has moved on.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.