Speaker Bio

Michael Barroco


CEO, InterUSS Platform Technical Steering Committee

Michael Barroco is an experienced contributor to the evolving U-Space ecosystem, both in his home country of Switzerland and internationally. Alongside his membership of the InterUSS technical steering committee, he was actively involved in the U-Space implementation programme of the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation, leading its UAS Flight Authorisation Technical Working Group. He managed the successful first trial involving the full ASTM-compliant strategic coordination implementation of the DSS and has been also the architect for the initial SCD automated testing functionality integrated into the InterUSS codebase. Michael is founder and CEO of Orbitalize, a Geneva-based start-up offering solutions for local airspace management, most recently working with Skyguide on its DSS deployment and the Swiss U-Space web and mobile applications.