Parrot AR.Drone: Where Web, Mobile, Gaming and Reality Converge

Christian Coly (Parrot)
Location: Keynote Room - 3rd Level Level:
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The days of multiple gadgets, devices and laptops are numbered. Today’s consumers are looking for technology that works across any platform and can control multiple devices.

The convergence of technology hardware and software is enabling consumers to combine work and play anywhere at any time. No longer tethered to a video game console, a growing number of consumers are playing when and where the mood strikes them.

Taking an activity like remote-controlled aircraft to an entirely new level, the Parrot AR.Drone combines consumers’ love of mobile technology with the spirit of adventure in gaming environment.

The Parrot AR.Drone, a quadricopter piloted with an iPhone or iPod touch, allows consumers to fly in a real-world environment while simultaneously playing a video game from the device’s screen. The Parrot AR.Drone combines the best of today’s wireless, video and gaming technologies.

Parrot North America executive, Christian Coly will address how video gaming convergence will get American families off of the couch and even outside to reinvigorate play.

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Christian Coly


As Vice President of Sales for Parrot North America since February 2009, Christian Coly is responsible for growing the core business in North America and gaining market share across Parrot’s innovative product lines. Since 2002, Christian played a major role in Parrot’s global growth as a Sales Manager for Southern Europe, including involvement in the Spanish, Portuguese and Italian markets. In June 2006, Christian put his expertise to work in the North America market as a Technical Marketing Director for North America. He led Parrot’s launch the Certified Installer Program in the United States in October 2008, developing a national network of automotive retailers and installers throughout the U.S. Today, Christian is responsible for the North American launch of the Parrot AR.Drone leading the distribution and retail marketing as well as introducing Parrot to a new business category.

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Tim Woods
05/06/2010 7:14am PDT

I can’t believe they only showed it for about 20 seconds. The talk was boring. The demo was cool. More demo, less talk, please!

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