Mr. Kranz is the Director of UAS Big Data and Chief Technical Architect at Cognizant Technologies Solution’s Drone Venture. Cognizant is a Fortune 200, multinational IT consulting company. Mr. Kranz is involved in business development, technology evangelism, and solution architecture in the emerging Optionally Manned (OM) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) sector with respect to Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Additionally he is responsible for delivering solutions, best practices, design patterns, patent applications, white papers, podcasts and journal articles as they relate to data collection, analytics and visualizations in the unmanned aircraft field.
Mr. Kranz is also a certificated private pilot, single engine land rated with both high performance and complex endorsements. Additionally Mr. Kranz is a certificated 14 CFR, part 107 commercial rated remote drone operator and has over 30 years’ experience with robotics, machine vision, radar processing, target tracking and remotely operated aircraft.
Finally, Mr. Kranz is a member of the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST), whose goal it is to promote safety within the UAS community.