SkyX accelerates its global expansion | Pipelines of the world


SkyX, the company revolutionizing the way aerial data is acquired, analyzed and leveraged, has announced that Jacob Shavit will serve as Chairman of the Board, guiding the company through its next phase of global business growth. In line with SkyX’s vision for aerial data-based change detection and analysis that powers sophisticated pipeline integrity predictions, Shavit will help lead SkyX’s market expansion within and beyond. of the oil and gas industry.

“We are extremely pleased and honored to welcome Jacob as Chairman of our Board of Directors,” said Didi Horn, CEO of SkyX. “To thrive in today’s world, you have to keep learning. The ability to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the will to learn is a choice. At SkyX, we choose to learn from the best. As we enter a phase of rapid growth in our journey to better protect the world’s extensive infrastructure assets with our unique SkyVision platform, we have the right guidance and technology to work together. Jacob is a brilliant strategist with deep experience scaling multi-billion dollar enterprises, including transformative and data-centric technologies like ours.

Skilled in innovation, changing markets, sustainable growth and improving operational performance, Shavit has 28 years of international business management experience in the aerospace and defense, homeland security, disruptive technologies and global consulting for SMEs and large enterprises. He was President and CEO of Discovery Air, Shintu and IDCL, and CBO of AGT International.

“The past 50+ years has largely been spent monitoring critical infrastructure such as oil and gas pipelines using small planes, helicopters and ground vehicles with crude, inane and limited results. “, Shavit said. “We now offer the energy industry and other infrastructure companies intelligently processed, actionable data powered by easy-to-use yet highly sophisticated software capable of handling terabytes of aerial data to understand, analyze and, ultimately, predicting what happens to the critical asset. perimeters. SkyX has a transformative vision for aerial data and the technology to realize that vision – in a way that saves the industry hundreds of millions of dollars and dramatically improves asset protection. I look forward to learning from and guiding the SkyX team as the company I strongly believe in continues to grow and develop.

Prior to his corporate career, Koby served 21 years in the Air Force and served as a Squadron Commander (Lieutenant Colonel) and Deputy Commander of Operations at a major Air Force base. He is also an accomplished fighter, helicopter and general aviation pilot, with over 3700 logged flight hours in various cockpits.

“Jacob’s work spans multiple industries, on five continents, and his talent leading Air Force units as well as growing innovative technology companies has given him the know-how to create an organizational culture that moves forward,” added Horn.

Shavit holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He is also a graduate of Bar Ilan University Law School and the Air Force Academy and the Command and Staff Academy.

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