Pae Natwilai Utoomprurkporn
CEO and Founder of Trik
Pae Natwilai is a cutting-edge innovator, technologist and thought leader in drone innovation and digital construction. As CEO and founder of Trik, she has developed and launched software that uses drone photography to create real-time 3D mapping of buildings and other architectural structures. The technology, which represents a revolution for the structural inspection industry, has won Pae a host of accolades, including selection for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe, Industry list.
Pae completed a BEng. in Mechanical and Robotic Engineering at Chulalongkorn University in her native Thailand. She started her career as an inspection and maintenance engineer at the Thai national oil and gas company, PTTEP, before winning a scholarship to study an MA/Msc. in Global Innovation Design at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art (RCA), where she discovered her passion in drone and machine vision technology. The technology she created in her master’s degree in combination with her industry knowledge in infrastructure inspection become a base for her startup, Trik, today.