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Measure CEO & Co-Founder Brandon Torres Declet joined CEOs of large corporations and startups at The White House on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, in an open and constructive conversation about drones and the future of the industry. In attendance were CEOs of Honeywell, GE, AT&T, Sprint, and more. Other drone industry companies participating in the meetings included Kespry, Precisionhawk, AirMap, and Trumbull Unmanned.
The day started with a breakout session on drones led by the Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Rosen. During this session, Brandon made it clear that we need to bring innovation to the way the FAA does business. He also made clear to the administration that we must continue to foster growth in the drone industry through flexible regulations that provide the necessary structure for safety, but are not overly burdensome. Measure believes we need to open the airspace to increasingly complex operations, such as flights over people and extended/beyond visual line of sight operations. Capabilities such as geofencing, remote identification, and flight notification are ready today and must be rapidly deployed to allow Measure to continue to innovate and bring amazing
drone-enabled services to businesses.
Following the breakout, Brandon joined a roundtable moderated by President Donald Trump. Joining the President were Vice President Mike Pence, the Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Senior Adviser to the President Jared Kushner, and Assistant to the President Ivanka Trump, as well as Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Rosen. Brandon had the opportunity to introduce himself, Measure, and his perspective on the need for regulatory flexibility. The White House and Measure are aligned in making recurring drone operations possible for Measure's customers. We’re making progress towards regulatory reform, accelerating testing and go-to-market timelines, and turning proof of concept demos into widespread deployments that operate continuously. Measure is looking forward to continuing the conversation on behalf of our strategic partners, our customers, and our future customers.