The story of Unmanned Life
Our company was incorporated in 2015 in London. We have since then expanded our activities to Brussels, Paris, San Francisco and Mumbai. With our Autonomy as a Service (AtaS) platform, Unmanned Life’s vision is to drive this disruptive change, and our go-to-market strategy is to work hand-in-hand with the major industrial behemoths in these large multi-billion dollar industrial sectors to enable the 4th industrial revolution.
Strong Leadership supported by a strong team of 5 FTE, working across Technology, Business and Operations (10 FTE total)
CEO of Unmanned Life
Our CEO has led strategic projects for major corporations like THALES, British Rail (ATOC, Network Rail), General Electric, Sapient, Mercer, NATO, European Commission, EUROCONTROL and SESARJU. He has both breadth and depth of competence and experience in Innovation, Tech, System of Systems, Programme Management, Consulting and Large-Scale Architectures with 18+ years of international tech and programme management experience (EU, US, Asia), in both public and private sectors for large projects and bids (> € 1M size) in domains like Transport (Rail, Air), Services and Government. He has a long history in the mutli-Billion euro Automated Transport vertical – ground, rail and air projects, and large scale architectures and cloud-based software and systems at THALES, one of Europe’s biggest multinational, global engineering firms where he worked for almost ten years.
Kumardev is a highly-regarded EU and INTEL awarded Young Innovation Luminary in a group that includes Sir Richard Branson, Serial Tech Entrepreneur – Founder and CEO of Companies in the EU and US, New York Times published Thought Leader, Expert on Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum and European Commission appointed Tech Expert. Kumardev started as an entrepreneur at 14 with a social business and built his first tech company at 19.
Kumardev has been invited to speak and present at leading institutions across the world including the UN, US State Department, European Parliament, European Commission, Office of Angela Merkel, State of Europe high-level roundtable, London School of Business, Standford University and major conferences and forums including Websummit, Davos, Mobile World Conference, Slush, South Summit, Startup Grind, Techcrunch and CeBIT.
Kumardev’s vision has been published by the New York Times, WEF, European Commission, European Business Summit, Boao Forum Review and leading tech media across Europe. He is one of the 50 global thought leaders and experts who co-wrote the European Union’s “Digital Minds for a New Europe” alongside Eric Schmidt and Vint Cerf: https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Minds-Europe-Vint-Cerf-ebook/dp/B00PKGV2D8
Kumardev is also Founder and Chairman of the European Young Innovators Forum, the leading foundation for youth innovation in Europe, reaching in excess of 500,000 young people. He has been appointed as a judge for pretigious global startup competitions like the MIT Innovators Under 35.
Kumardev holds a MSc. in Computer Science from University College London, as a British Chevening Science Scholar.
COO of Unmanned Life
Our COO has an elaborate background in regulatory affairs in European politics as a French Diplomat and Political and Digital Media Advisor at The European Parliament, and has nurtured strategic partnerships at an international level with GSMA Mobile World Congress, BNP Paribas and the US State Department.
Nicholas, 34, is the the Co-Founder of the European Young Innovators Forum, the leading foundation for Youth Innovation in Europe. He co-founded EU Startup Services, EYIF’s consulting company aimed at supporting European startups to secure EU funding having supported more than 1300 Startups in more than 20 EU countries.
Our COO has valued experience running two companies both with international teams and interests.
Nicholas holds a Masters and Bachelor from Sciences Po Paris and has studied at the London School of Economics.
Technology Director of Unmanned Life
Our Director of Technology built the first Unmanned drone pontoon remotely controlled from a master vessel via wireless communication, over a distance of multiple kilometres. The pontoon is now seen as the Swiss army knife of the maritime construction world and has a big impact on the design and exploitation of future projects.
Kim, 34, has more than 10 years experience in drones, navigation software, automation, integration, UI and data. He has designed and engineered an unmanned drone ship and control system over WIFI with more than 10km range – a world first and only.
Kim holds both a Masters and a Bachelor in Electromechanical Engineering.
Director of Operations
Our Director of Operations was a member of the Global Security Forum project team at the Central European Strategy Council, working primarily on Innovation and the Cybersecurity Forum.
Michaela has worked as a delegate sales executive in a management consultancy specialising in the biotechnology and life science sector, she was also involved in a project team organising the European Innovation Summit.
Michaela holds a master degree with major in International Relations from the University of Roehampton in London, as well as a Certificate in Technical progress from EUIC and Diplôme Universitaire des études européennes from ULCO.
Head of Customer Success
Didier is an established business developer that has been actively involved in startups for more than 20 years.
Mr Katz has helped companies grow from their initial state into attractive acquisitions for global leaders such as SAP, Oracle and IBM or led them towards an IPO.
Didier has co-created a world leader in total compensation for large enterprises where he sold business critical software platforms to companies such as Microsoft, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Vodafone, Lowe’s, TurkCell, Travis Perkins, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and many others.
Our Head of Customer Success pioneered the first enterprise financial consolidation & budgeting application and will accompany your project from initial contact to long lasting success.
Didier is a mechanical engineer with a MBA, licensed deep diver and helicopter pilot.