Advisory Board

Laura Samsó, MSc

Laura Samsó, MSc is Executive VP and International Speaker at Centurion Technologies Consulting and self-employed performing business development and consulting/freelance services.
Laura authored The UTM for Remote Piloted Aircrafts, Drones in the Stratosphere: Looking for Perpetual Flight?, The Stratosphere: High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) platforms, Thinking Small but Powerful: Distributed Satellite Systems, Natural Disasters: A Future View in the Use of Remote Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs), Sense & Avoid: A Piece of the Puzzle, Stealth Technology: The Potential to Make the Visible, Invisible, Experimental near-real time processing techniques for the TAG system, Volunteer: Be Bold, and Decision Making and the Power of Honesty. She coauthored Adding Complexity to Sense and Avoid: Economic Feasibility, Autonomy, and Cybersecurity, Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Geotechnical Monitoring of Pipelines in the Arctic, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems: Integrating Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems into Non-Segregated Airspace, Autonomous Aerial Robots in 2030, Comparison of Multiple IMUs in an Experimental Flight Test, and Present Achievements of the Experimental System TAG.
She also speaks at drone events such as AUVSI North America, CivilOps, DroneApps 2015 (Switzerland), and UNVEX 2016 (Spain), and she is open to speaking opportunities worldwide. She recently was invited to participate at TEDx Lleida to speak about drones, curiosity, and the future of technology.
She was previously Senior Project Engineer & Technical Manager for Earth Observation in the SSW Division of ED Satellite Systems. After that she become Sales Manager and Assistant to the Corporate Director in DI.
Laura led and contributed to GNC systems for an RPA project and previously served as Systems Engineer & Technical Support Coordinator at Indra Espacio Barcelona. During her successful 4.5 year tenure, she worked on international and national projects pertaining to GNSS — rail, RPAS, and fleet vehicle control. In this role, she worked with diverse organizations, such as ESA, INTA, and CDTI. Before that, she worked as Research Assistant at the Institute of Geomatics with GNSS, INS, and imaging systems for civilian and military clients.
Her career combines both nonprofit and for-profit positions. She served as Board Director of the PMI Barcelona Chapter, PMI Aerospace & Defense CoP Involvement Lead, and volunteers leading training and education programs.
In addition, since 2003 she has been Board member, Project Manager, and Program Coordinator for the FEEC and FEDME. Laura is also FEDME representative at UIAA Standards Commission and Chair at Seminars Commission.
Laura earned her MSc in Aerospace Science & Technology, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain in 2012. She earned her BSc in Telecommunications Engineering (Electronics) from La Salle – Ramon Llull University.
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