DJI Enterprise US Launches AirWorks Conference
December 1st, 2016, marked the launch of DJI’s annual AirWorks conference, an event geared at covering the entire drone ecosystem including hardware, software, and service companies formed around UAV technology. Today, there are over 450 drone companies in the US alone, a testament to the potential and high speed of growth in the industry. Estimated to grow from the present $9 BN to $125 BN by 2020, the drone industry is projected to create over 100,000 new jobs over the next few years. Seeing this, DJI has formed AirWorks to connect companies from all parts of the drone industry and facilitate inter-company information transfer, and help companies looking to enter the industry or find partner firms to do so more easily.
The conference’s first day saw a wide range of software innovators showcase their technology and share their vision of how drone technology will shape the future. By opening and simplifying the software that operates drones, DJI wants developers to build on each others’ accomplishments to develop custom solutions for their own businesses or broadly distribute solutions for entire industries.
“Drones are transforming industries from construction to surveying to agriculture to public safety, and the innovations we’ve seen so far have just scratched the surface of how drones can help enterprises work faster, safer, more efficiently and at a lower cost,” said Michael Perry, DJI Director of Strategic Partnerships. “DJI wants to help developers implement great new drone functions, and we’re excited to expand their ability to build exciting new custom applications.” Continue reading about the AirWorks conference.
[Source: DJI Newsroom]