George Mathew is the CEO of Kespry, a developer of automated drone systems with a focus on making it easy to capture, process, use and share high resolution information from the field.
The meeting, which lasted more than three hours including breakout sessions, is part of Trump's effort to tap industry experts on how to boost U.S. competitiveness in various fields and create jobs.
Thursday’s meeting, organized by Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios, also touched on the state of commercial drone technology and a road map for the future of commercial drones.
U.S President Donald Trump holds a drone as George Mathew, CEO and Chairman of Kespry, explains how it works during the American Leadership in Emerging Technology Event in the East Room of the White House.
Another drone industry executive, Kespry CEO and Chairman George Mathew said, "Drones and a faster internet are the technologies that can really help a blue collar work force today."
George Mathew noted that the “drone sector is strewn with broken toys. A lot of people have been suffering, because they cannot control aspects of hardware and software. Kespry delivers a fully-integrated hardware and software experience."
"We think the world should have a much more integrated, complete, autonomous solution, and that’s what our customers really want and value today."
Drones can provide businesses with types of data they’ve never had access to before, enabling decision makers to have a more complete picture of their operations.