Gordon Dowrey, Director of Operations and Service Delivery at Suntuity AirWorks, was invited to participate in a panel discussion on unmanned aerial systems across the nation in efforts to help facilitate growth within the industry sector.
The program was sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics.
The panel itself was organized by Purdue University and WestGate Authority as part of a monthly event series seeking to gather entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry insiders to help facilitate growth through conversation and collaboration.
In addition to the academic and government representatives on the panel, Dowrey was selected by the local AUVSI Indiana Chapter to represent the needs for the commercialization of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) technologies.
Commercial, governmental, and academic panelists lead a discussion on how unmanned systems are impacting states today, as well as how those impacts will soon shape future economic growth. According to Dowrey, the cooperation of the panelists led to a unique opportunity for the industry to collaborate with a variety of players outside of their normal sphere of influence.
“The majority of drone or UAS-centric events tend to be expos driven by either service customers or vendors of equipment. Those events are sales-focused, whereas this event was centered around the open communication necessary for various stakeholders to grow the UAS industry together. We were there to share/understand the industry as a whole,” Dowrey said.
UAS developers, innovators, and university students were in attendance to learn and discuss the future of mobility in the world of unmanned systems.
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