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Contributor Profile

Nathan Ruff

Job TitleManaging Director

Company NameCoalition of UAS Professionals


Nathan Ruff has 20 years of experience as a Strategy & Operations Consultant to Fortune 500 companies around the world.  Leading projects in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, Nathan has a proven track record helping organizations achieve quantifiable results.  As Managing Director for the Coalition of UAS Professionals, Nathan has helped businesses excel in the burgeoning drone industry for the past five years.  Nathan is a member of the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST), SIA Public Safety Working Group, SIA Unmanned Robotics Working Group, NASA Unmanned Traffic Management Team (UTM), FAA UAS in Controlled Airspace ARC, FAA LAANC Working Group, ASTM Remote Identification working group, and actively participates in several other UAS standards-making teams.  Nathan works with organizations to implement UAS technology into workflows to positively impact bottom-line results.  Formal education includes Brown University (B.A), Georgetown University (Masters) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Lyon, France.  Nathan is certified as a Part 61 Private Pilot, Part 107 Remote Pilot (drone pilot), USPA Skydiver and USPPA Power Paraglider.  He serves as the UAS liaison to the Colorado Pilots Association.

Conference Sessions

  • What You Need to Know to Manage Security Threats From The Air and Stay Ahead of Bad Actors

    March 18, 2020, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM, Sands 201

    Today's security threats are complex and evolving. In order to ensure that a specified area is protected from harm, be it private property, an event venue, an a...

    • Language: English
  • Current Capabilities for Drone Use and Drone Defense

    March 18, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Sands 201

    To educate and cut through the hype of UASs and drones in the security industry, a panel of specialists will review the current capabilities of drones and count...

    • Language: English