27 Apr 2017, 08:44 — 6 min read
Virtual reality & artificial intelligence are no longer futuristic concepts to be found only in science fiction novels & films. The truth is that machine learning & augmented reality is increasingly going to be a part of our daily lives & will open new opportunities to interact with the world in diverse ways. BusinessPiers from Surat in Gujarat is pioneering the development of software incorporating these ‘elements of the future’.
The firm, founded in 2010, is led by Nileshkumar Patel who believes that the ability to understand future trends is key to the success of their business. BusinessPiers has won an award for a carpooling software that they developed in 2016 and have made many products that make life easier for their clients.
In conversation with GlobalLinker (GL), Nileshkumar Patel (NP) shares the journey of his firm as it breaks new technological ground.
GL: Tell us about your business.
NP: BusinessPiers was founded by Meihol Jhaveri and me in Surat. Our company is focused on the development of mobile applications, softwares & future ready integrations such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality & augmented reality. We are among the only enterprises in the state of Gujarat to provide some of the most innovative solutions under one roof.
We have been working on mobile platforms since 2010, when the smartphone era began. The world has witnessed dramatic changes in the technology industry with smartphones & tablets replacing computers & humans.
Keeping these changing trends in mind, we believed it was necessary for us to create future-ready mobile solutions.
GL: What are the challenges you have faced in establishing your business?
NP: The biggest challenge that we faced was honing the ability to predict and understand future trends. Working in an industry which is constantly evolving is challenging. If we didn't change with the times, taking our vision beyond today’s limits, we would have been out of the market in no time.
We did extensive research about the ‘what’, ‘how’, ‘where’ and ‘when’ of our business.
• What is our target audience?
• How will they be able to understand and integrate our solution into their system? How will they be able to explain the solution to their clients and customers in the best and easiest way.
• Where will we be able to integrate the system so that the existing system won't get disturbed and the system flow works normally.
• When to integrate & explain to people about the changes that will be taking place in the near future.
GL: What is the USP of your business?
NP: Our USP is to deliver the best experience for every product that we design.
GL: What are some of the milestones of your business?
NP: We have implemented and integrated a number of innovative ideas that have brought many businesses benefits.
For one of our clients, we designed a mobile application for live video streaming from different temples in India. We faced many challenges in publishing the live streams on time. With the aim of delivering the same content to every user in less than 5 seconds to 7 seconds, our engineers developed a way of publishing streams live from temples in less than 4 seconds. Today, i2i Live is one of the most viewed daily live darshan streaming application in the world. Our daily viewers have crossed over 10,000 per day.
In the early 2016, we started our research on a carpooling application. With this application we are working to make the daily life of every traveler easier. We also won an award from Software Technology Parks of India & CeBIT India 2016 for this application at CeBIT India 2016 at Bengaluru on 9th December 2016.
GL: What role do you feel GlobalLinker plays in connecting and assisting SMEs?
NP: We believe GlobalLinker is taking a very important step in creating a network of SMEs. The platform can help startups, SMEs & even well-developed companies. With the help of GlobalLinker, many different things that are required for business can be found readily. GlobalLinker is on its way to becoming a world-class business platform for startups and SMEs.
GL: What is your big business dream?
NP: For the year 2017 & 2018 our main dream is to deliver the right & the best solution in virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence & machine learning that will help our clients to gain the best of their respective businesses.
GL: What is your message to aspiring entrepreneurs?
NP: Every entrepreneur can be a game changer if s/he is willing to bring change in the system our people are living in.
Entrepreneurship is something that cannot be taught or passed down through generations. It is something that is learned by experiencing the rough and tumble of business.
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