KESPRY IN THE NEWS

The latest news about Kespry across drone, industry, technology and business media.

John Deere and Kespry forge global alliance

Kespry • March 23, 2017 • PRESS

John Deere and Kespry today announced an exclusive global strategic alliance through which John Deere Construction & Forestry dealers will provide the Kespry Aerial Intelligence System to their customers on job sites around the world. Starting in North America, the alliance enables John Deere customers to use Kespry’s fully integrated industrial drone platform to capture topographic data in minutes with survey-grade accuracy.

Webinar: Hancock Claims Consultants & Drones

Kespry • February 01, 2017 • PRESS

Garrett Smith, Director of Business Development at Kespry, will join guest speaker, Brad Hancock, CEO of Hancock Claims Consultants, in a discussion about how drone technology in the hands of inspection professionals will complement the way property claims are handled for their carrier clients.

"Such degrees of accuracy are critical for mine planning, determining boundary lines, positioning underground utility cables and pipes, and other survey-grade applications. The single ground control point simplifies survey applications as it eliminates the need for multiple control points and additional manual measurements in the survey process."

Kespry Expects Growth with CEO Pick

AUVSI • January 12, 2017 • PRESS

California-based aerial intelligence provider Kespry announced that George Matthew, the recent president and CEO of Alteryx, a data analytics software provider, will take over as CEO. 

Mathew named CEO of Kespry

PE Hub • January 12, 2017 • PRESS

“By developing a highly-integrated end-to-end solution that provides customers unique aerial insights and analytical models, Kespry is enabling markets such as insurance, aggregates and construction to imagine new uses that were not previously possible.”

With 20 years of experience at growth-oriented technology startups as well as category leading software providers such as salesforce.com and SAP, Mathew has held a wide range of senior leadership positions, from driving company strategy to leading product management, development, sales and marketing teams.

Kespry customers are leaders across aggregates, construction, and surveying industries, including Fluor, Lehigh Hanson/Heidelberg, Sully-Miller/Colas USA, Terus Construction, Webcor, Whitaker Contracting, Woolpert and many others.

Kespry Names New CEO

Rock Products • January 11, 2017 • PRESS

"By developing a highly-integrated end-to-end solution that provides customers unique aerial insights and analytical models, Kespry is enabling markets such as insurance, aggregates and construction to imagine new uses that were not previously possible.”

Kespry appoints new CEO, chairman

Pit & Quarry • January 11, 2017 • PRESS

While at Alteryx, Mathew fostered growth in the self-service market by focusing on product innovation and customer success, Kespry adds. Prior to Alteryx, he served as global vice president and general manager for business intelligence at SAP. He eventually became the general manager for SAP’s entire business intelligence portfolio.

“Kespry has quickly and methodically carved out a compelling and highly differentiated position in the industrial drone space,” says Mathew. “By developing a highly integrated end-to-end solution that provides customers unique aerial insights and analytical models, Kespry is enabling markets such as insurance, aggregates and construction to imagine new uses that were not previously possible.”

Industrial drone platform Kespry brings in new CEO

TechCrunch • January 11, 2017 • PRESS

Commercial drone maker Kespry, which launched in 2013, announced it was bringing in industry vet George Mathew as CEO today.

Mathew, who most recently was president and COO at data analytics startup Alteryx, has also had stints as GM of Business Intelligence at SAP and director of Technical Account Management at Salesforce. It’s fair to say that Kespry was interested in his data background when they brought him on board.

Mike Moy, operations analyst at Lehigh Hanson, will discuss how their company uses the Kespry Automated Drone System to help measure stockpile inventories, manage mine operations, and improve worker safety. See how aerial data is collected and analyzed at one of the largest construction material companies in North America with more than 500 sites. 

"Kespry is much more than just a drone; it is a complete aerial intelligence system, incorporating cloud hosting and processing, data analytics, data transfer, and system integrations, as well as full maintenance and servicing of the hardware, aviation insurance, operator training, and ongoing support," Smith told the International Business Times.

"I’m very lucky to combine my love of flight and technology at an incredible commercial drone company called Kespry. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Kespry provides drone systems for aggregates, construction, insurance, and mining."

Kespry's VP Business Development and Policy, Gabe Dobbs, outlined several safety features that most UAVs are equipped with today, including geofencing software and in a growing number of cases, sense-and-avoid sensors. The work by NASA to develop the Unmanned Traffic System is also a major step towards a safe airspace, he added.

The Kespry Drone 2.0 continues to be the only fully automated and integrated commercial drone system that’s easy for companies to deploy at scale. The Kespry Drone, Kespry App, and Kespry Cloud reporting systems all work together seamlessly, so companies can quickly collect and analyze valuable aerial intelligence.

Kespry announces new Drone 2.0

Rock Products • August 29, 2016 • PRESS

“With the lighter and faster Kespry Drone 2.0, Lehigh Hanson sites will be able to map larger areas faster,” said Mike Moy at Lehigh Hanson. “The expanded ground coverage and obstacle avoidance will allow the plants to more effectively manage their inventories, safely assess mine pits, and help control costs.”

“With the lighter and faster Kespry Drone 2.0, Lehigh Hanson sites will be able to map larger areas faster,” said Mike Moy at Lehigh Hanson. “The expanded ground coverage and obstacle avoidance will allow the plants to more effectively manage their inventories, safely assess mine pits, and help control costs.”

I wanted to find out a bit more about the new drone itself as well as how Part 107 might impact anyone looking to utilize it, and Kespry CEO Paul Doersch was kind enough to answer a few of those questions. Find out which of the updates are the most significant as well as what this announcement means to current and new operators.

Kespry launches the Kespry Drone 2.0

InterDrone • August 29, 2016 • PRESS

Commercial drone and aerial intelligence provider Kespry wants to give drone operators twice the coverage area with its recently announced drone. The company today announced the Kespry Drone 2.0. The latest version is designed to provide twice the ground coverage, twice the flight time, and twice the wind resilience than the previous drone.