Ben Williams is a former Surface Warfare Officer who is now the COO of Exyn Technologies, an autonomous drone technology stack leading the industry in unstructured environments and GPS-denied navigation. He shares his first tour which was aboard the cruiser Bunker Hill and running with small boat teams for visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) missions.

Ben talks about the exciting tech they are developing today which aims to remove people from the most dangerous parts of their jobs to obtain the data they need. Aside from humanitarian applications, Ben’s tech can help the military obtain quick and reliable data on environments to make decisions that minimize risk for soldiers.

Mentorship is another focus of Ben as he helps veterans utilize their unique skills for civilian life. Even riflemen, their skills are not limited to just carrying and shooting rifles. They do everything from maintenance to leadership and it is these skills that are valuable in civilian jobs.

Ben is an award-winning entrepreneur and technologist who led the commercialization of Exyn’s core technologies. In 2017, he was selected for Wharton’s 40 under 40.

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