Assel Ayapova

Global Drone Program Manager

AES Corporation

Assel is the Global Drone Program Manager at AES, a Fortune 500 energy company. She is responsible for program governance and planning, as well technology research, utilization, and cross-functional activities to integrate and expand the use of drone technology across AES globally. Under her leadership the AES Drone Program has achieved incredible results, included saving more than 57,000 hours of hazardous work annually and training 170 internal drone pilots. Assel is an experienced panelist and speaker, having appeared at events including the Commercial UAV Expo, AUVSI Xponential, and WeDC Fest.



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