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.
Drone makers argued that the administration should move faster to approve broader commercial use of drones.
Gabriel Dobbs, vice president of business development at Kespry drones, discusses President Trump’s meeting with drone executives at the White House on Thursday. He speaks with Amy Morris and Ros Krasny on Bloomberg Radio’s "Politics, Policy and Power."
The White House will host executives and investors on Thursday for sessions on emerging technology like drones, 5G wireless and the Internet of Things.
One of the sessions will feature a demonstration of Kespry’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and how it is used for industrial applications.