Mike DiCosola

CEO, Drone Industry Systems Corp

Drone Industry Systems Corp. ($DISC) Mike DiCosola, CEO/founder of DISC, as and Co-Chair of Digital Twin Consortium’s Mobility and Infrastructure Group, is leveraging more than ten years of general contracting experience and over seven years of research and development in autonomous drone and vehicle delivery, developed a strong portfolio of UAS/AAM infrastructure intellectual property which includes an Autonomous True Last Mile Fleet Logistic Infrastructure and Delivery System or “Vertiport In-A-Box System” (VIB). A fully autonomous smart airport/vertiport that works with aircraft ranging from small quadcopters to large electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. The system also includes separate but integrated hardware and software solutions, such as the Smart Rooftop and Ground Airport/Vertiport/DronePort; the Smart Mailbox Landing Pad, the Smart Landing and Charging Pad Miner, Smart Delivery Doorbell Miner, Smart Self-Healing Node Centric Mesh Network, and Crypto/Token Social Rewards, DiCosola designed that network to be scalable, modular, interoperable, immutable and cybersecure on an open platform with blockchain data validation, encryption and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) backbone software, supported by a node-centric edge computing mesh network on a market maker data exchange. DISC has built its turn-key solution IP with its core objectives of safety and security, through an environmentally friendly and economically sustainable system of “repurposing” existing infrastructure.

2:00 - 3:30

April 29th Conference Day Two

Track A - Digital Twin Cities

Moderator: Philippe Cases, CEO, Topio Networks


2.00    Benefits and Monetization of the Digital Twin City

            Paul Doherty, Chairman, the Digit Group


2.20    Digital Twins & Synthetic Data

             Jumbi Edulbehram, Global Business Development, AI City, NVIDIA


2. 40   Building the City-Scale Digital Twin

Paul Doherty, Chairman, the Digit Group

Jumbi Edulbehram, Global Business Development, AI City, NVIDIA
Michael diCosola, CEO, Drone Industry Systems Corp
Phil Magney, CEO, VSI Labs
Said Tabet, Board Member, Object Management Group



4:00 - 4:45

April 29th Conference Day Two

Closing Keynote: Towards the Next Generation of Airborne Logistics

The growth of airborne and micro logistics will accelerate business and enable a new range of services. What infrastructure will be required to enable these new logistics platforms, and how will they integrate with existing infrastructure?

Olivier Le Lann, CEO, EVA 

Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, PAWR Project Office 

Don Berchoff, CEO, TruWeather

Michael diCosola, CEO, Drone Industry Systems Corp

Shivanjli Sharma, Lead, Advance Air Mobility Project, NASA


Moderator: Jeff DeCoux, Chairman, the Autonomy Institute