“The next aeronautical revolution goes through drones and this is impossible without a big data revolution. I believe that big data is the helix of a drone.”
– Alex Gomar
Learn more on: www.hemav.com
Meet Alex Gomar – Entrepreneur, Co-CEO and Founder of HEMAV
Current position and professional background
Since the beginning, Hemav has been led by two directors, Xavi Silva and I, Alex Gomar. Together we command the operation area, business development, the financial area and the added value area, and then we share other responsibilities, depending on our professional backgrounds: I manage the institutional relationships, economic department, investment and the topography and inspection industries. Xavi spent one year of his life only learning about the agriculture sector, so he is a great expert in the area he is in charge of.
I have a degree in industrial engineering with a minor in business management administration. I have also been studying in Italy for six months and I am fluent in Italian. At the same time I have completed different business specialization programs at ESADE, IESE and Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Perspectives in the UAV market:
The forecast is that the UAV market will do a highly grown in 20 years, we are talking about an increase of the 60-80%. The perspectives are higher each year and that shows us that UAV is an emergent sector. Hemav wants to grow more than that in 2016. A good team work, dream desire, good skills to foresee what will come next , which we imagine in the machine to machine world, are needed to this rise. For us drones are utilities, a tool that enables us to obtain information in a very different way so that our clients receive only what they demand. We want that when our clients think about Hemav they will expect solutions of an incredible complexity in terms of connectivity and data processing.
In this world of exponential growing and taking into account that Iberian Peninsula is one of the best places in terms of climatology to develop this activity, 2016 is going to be a great year for drones. In 2020 they will be integrated in a 100%, with many industries using them as utilities allied in their daily procedures.
Biggest challenges in UAV industry:
We need to work to make an standardization of the airspace inside a global Europe, with the technology to assure a minimal risk, that comparable to the traditional aviation in order to coexist with manned flights and avoid the existing ban for drones in the airspace. All the state members will make an effort to legalise and fix the airspace up : all the platforms will have to be identified and it will be compulsory to know where are the others in order to not to crash.
The other great challenge is the reception society will give to drones. It will be necessary to fight problems such as the intimacy right that every person has to not have its image captured by a drone without their permission. This right goes first than any technological revolution.
Named one of the most influential people in the commercial drone industry by the Commercial UAV Expo, Kay established DRONEII as the leading drone market research consultancy after working for Lufthansa. As well as personally consulting on projects and producing reports, he frequently speaks at conferences, seminars and expos.