Ben Marcus is co-founder and Chairman of AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones. AirMap leads the industry in delivering technology solutions globally for UAS Traffic Management (UTM) to enable safe and responsible drone operations at scale. Marcus is also the co-creator of the UP Summits, which brings together a community of the leading aviation innovators and investors to help bring the magic of flight to people in their daily lives. Previously, Mr. Marcus was CEO and co-founder of jetAVIVA, the world’s leading broker of business jets. Prior to founding jetAVIVA, Mr. Marcus served as a flight test engineer for Eclipse Aviation, maker of the Eclipse 500 very light jet. Mr. Marcus is an FAA-certified Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor with more than 4,500 hours of flight experience in more than 100 types of airplanes, seaplanes, gliders, and helicopters. He has been a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight West for more than 20 years. Marcus also serves on the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable.