Co-Sponsored by:

Keller Rinaudo

Founder and CEO

Hear from one of Fortune's “Most Creative People in Business” as he presents the Tuesday Keynote

General Session II | Tuesday, April 17 | 10:30-11:45 a.m.


As Founder and CEO of Zipline, Keller Rinaudo manages a team of roughly 30 aerospace and software engineers based in San Francisco who are working to build and deploy drones that deliver life-saving medical supplies to those in need. Zipline, which Keller launched in 2016, is a revolutionary healthcare startup rapidly changing the face of medicine in remote parts of the world.

Rinaudo will discuss the growing vacuum for innovation in developing parts of the world, the ways in which he worked around a lack of infrastructure and how that actually encouraged his team to think outside the box, how to identify a truly revolutionary idea, and present opportunities for non-profits and for-profit businesses alike to test and grow new ventures, or rethink the current uses of technology in the developing world. Attendees will be inspired by this forward-looking presentation as Rinaudo addresses the future of innovation.

Keller Rinaudo is one of the most fascinating people you will ever meet. He and his company, Zipline, have created the world’s first drone delivery system to operate on a national scale, transporting blood and plasma to remote clinics in East Africa with a fleet of electronic autonomous aircraft. When I had the chance to meet him recently, I knew he had to share his story with all of us in San Diego. Drones meets robotics meets artificial intelligence meets life-saving inspiration. I guarantee you will be mesmerized.
Todd Hauptli| President and CEO | AAAE