Drone pioneer Chris McCall on leadership: Be genuine, humble, and uphold integrity

Chris McCall is CEO of Fotokite, the 2018 winner of the $1 million investment in the GENIUS NY competition, a program to encourage, support, and accelerate unmanned aerial vehicles and systems in Syracuse.

In the last year, McCall said, Fotokite has tripled in size, expanding at its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, and in Syracuse.

What would McCall tell civic, business, and political leaders about the effort to make Central New York a center of unmanned aerial systems?

“Continue supporting the ecosystem and the GENIUS New York program that CenterState CEO is building. Right here at The Tech Garden, there are 10-15 UAS startup companies at any given time. That culture has been cultivated, and it’s resulted in something that’s phenomenal. It’s unique to have so many young UAS companies under one roof. It’s why we’re building out our U.S. office right

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