Ross Blum, President of Skyline Robotics: Window to the World: Skyline Robotics, Tradition, and the New Age of Urban Maintenance

By Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on September 8, 2023

In this captivating Grit Daily Startup episode of “Grit Daily,” Phillip Lanos sits down with Ross Blum, the dynamic President and COO of Skyline Robotics. Ross, with his rich entrepreneurial background, dives deep into the nuanced differences between donning the hats of a founder versus leading as a COO in a groundbreaking company. The discussion meanders through the riveting world of robotics, shedding light on Skyline Robotics’ vision for the future of urban maintenance, particularly in the face of an aging workforce. As younger generations veer away from the age-old profession of window cleaning, Ross paints a vivid picture of a world where robotics like OZMO revolutionize the industry without adding additional financial burdens to commercial real estate owners.

But it’s not all tech and numbers. Ross passionately emphasizes the importance of humanity and humility in the robotic age. The conversation touches upon the pressing need to upskill the existing workforce, ensuring that technology complements rather than replaces human roles. Moreover, Ross shares invaluable insights into the delicate dance of navigating cultural business differences and the art of raising capital in a global arena.

If you’ve ever wondered about the future of urban maintenance, the potential of robotics, or the intricate challenges and rewards of transitioning from a founder role to an operational leader, this episode is a must-listen!

By Jennifer Johnson Jennifer Johnson has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Jennifer Johnson is an Operations Specialist and Booking Producer at Grit Daily.

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