Midwest Drone Fest Welcomes

 

Paul Barsamian
Accenture Digital – Innovation and Thought Leadership Principal Director
Eagles View Aerial LLC – Principle Director: Digital Security and UAV Services Lead

Paul is an executive at Accenture Digital with over 20 years of Information Security consulting and operations experience and more than a decade of engineering and operations experience in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Paul has deep technical, architecture, strategy, and implementation experience in Information Security and has worked within all levels of IT organizations from technology administrators to C-Suite executives. He has also owned and operated an aerial services, engineering, and integration firm focused on unmanned systems serving aerial services clients in North America and manufacturing components for sale globally.

Working for Accenture, Paul has served Fortunue 500 clients in the financial services, products, resources, communications and high tech sectors and was previously responsible for a $13.5m security business across North America for Accenture’s Communications Media and Technology business unit. He also served as the North America Security Operations lead and global security architect for Accenture and was recently recognized by the Accenture Inventor Award Program for patents he authored in both Security and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technologies. Paul has also been recognized by Accenture as a certified solution architect for security, providing quality assurance and review for critical client security solutions.

Paul is also responsible for developing software prototypes for Internet of Things (IOT)business models such as Precision Agriculture, and advising clients on software, services, integration and strategy for the use of unmanned systems and connected devices as well as serving as the lead architect for the Robotics community of practice.

Paul has been a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) for more than 10 years and has previously served as an ISSA board member in the Chicago chapter.

Eagles View Aerial 

Paul is also Principle Director: Digital Security and UAV Services Lead for Eagles View Aerial LLC, a smaIllinois-basedsed business he founded in 2004 to provide unique unmanned systems services as well as custom aerial/RC products and engineering solutions for the use of UAVs for business, agriculture and public service applications.

Paul is an expert pilot and engineer and has been piloting and maintaining RPVs and small unmanned aircraft for more than 15 years including as a team pilot for Model Rectifier Corp (Hirobo helicopters) and Ikarus USA.