Mike Ross

Chief of Staff, Product Management, Skydio

Mike Ross

Speaker Bio

Mike is the Product Management Chief of Staff at Skydio, the world leader in autonomous flight technology and the first US drone company to be valued at over 2 billion dollars - serving customers ranging from action sports enthusiasts, to Fortune 500 companies, to first responders, to Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.

Prior to Skydio, Mike led Samsara’s telematics product group (NYSE: IOT), focused on enabling customers globally to manage fleet operations and maintenance by leveraging real-time vehicle data in the cloud.

Prior to Samsara, Mike served 13 years in the United States Navy where he flew the F/A-18E as a fighter pilot and developmental test pilot working on a number of projects including the X-47B, the electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) and the Precision Landing Mode of the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G. Mike followed his active duty service with a career as a Navy Reservist supporting the Defense Innovation Unit serving in the Autonomy Portfolio, and helping to lead the Defense Innovation Unit Joint Reserve Detachment.

Mike holds a B.S. in computer systems engineering from Stanford, an M.S. in systems engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a graduate of the United States Naval Test Pilot School.