Sophisticated and configured video interactions offered by Business Octane for smart education could be a key element in Smart Cities, says Sanjay Bansal, Chairman and Managing Director, Business Octane, in an interview with Arpit Gupta of Elets News Network (ENN)
As a corporate house, how do you relate yourself with the ‘100 Smart Cities’ project?
The ‘100 Smart Cities’ project is an absolute must for our country and its economy. As India is going to have largest number of urban dwellers in the next few years, the government has decided to create Smart Cities with mechanisms to handle rising load on the urban resources. Smart City needs smart traffic, smart power, smart roads and smart technologies. Business Octane provides smart collaboration and smart learning. The products Immersive Video Collaboration and Immersive Video Collaboration Learning can simultaneously connect people at 33 locations. Our services would come handy for the decision makers in implementing the Smart City project, both at the Centre and in the states. Business Octane can add wings to the process of project execution.
The Smart Cities project is not confined to just basic amenities, but it is also about smart education and healthcare. Do you see a role for yourself there?
Smart Cities should ideally have infrastructure for smart education. We have designed specialised and sophisticated solutions for smart education where we can help the government achieve its goals. There is an acute shortage of good teachers and trainers in the country. Through our innovative technology, one faculty member can do the job of five teachers. All that is required is a dedicated infrastructure to use this technology. As a result, the shortage of faculties in Smart Cities could be overcome. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to accomplish the project of ‘100 Smart Cities’ at the earliest, our solution will expedite the process.
How difficult is it to guard information and infrastructure against cyber threats and how would Business Octane ensure security of its products and services?
The services and products of Business Octane are easy to use, highly aesthetic, completely flexible, upgradable and scalable for complete investment protection. Our products are safe and secure, as all calls are encrypted. These calls run on Internet as well as on private networks. The government would be able to do things faster and get accelerated results through our services.
Business Octane has more than 1,000 enterprise customers for our various solutions, representing the who’s who of corporate India, PSUs and global MNCs. We are majorly catering to Governance, Health, Education, Banking & Finance, industries as well as the Government. Our solutions are 10 times effective than ordinary video teleconferences. This leads to faster delivery of education services across the country.
What is your strategy to expand your presence in the Indian market?
We cover entire India and have set up our Executive Experience Centers in Gurgaon, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad. We provide direct pre-sales and post-sales support from these seven locations and are soon coming up with a demo centre in Kolkata. Our key business philosophy is PDTC, i.e. Passionate Difference To Customers.