Vinay Govind Swamy – CEO & Founder of Drone Seva™ Professional Interview

TheCconnects: Can you tell our readers a little about your professional journey & how did you come to your current role/position?

Vinay Govind Swamy: I come from an information technology background and have around 23 years of experience in the IT domain. In this domain of Drones, my journey started early in 2019, and since then we have been working slowly on the technology part as well as the market awareness part.

This was a very tough start for me as no one was ready to understand the potential of drones in the future, and they thought I was trying to do something that will be in the luxury category. My vision then was to make drone technology accessible to the common man, and we now, as a team still have the same vision.

This is just the beginning, and the drone market is still a very big one. Everyone will have the opportunity and role to play in making this a success. Curiosity has always been a friend of mine since childhood.

Today at DroneSeva™ we concentrate on R&D in drones, manufacturing them, prototyping, training in drone technology, upskilling the rural youth, job creation in rural areas, and creating a center of excellence in education.

TheCconnects: Why should your Clients/Customers select you?

Vinay Govind Swamy: The best thing that customers get with Drone Seva™ is the on-demand service which keeps their outflow of revenue very low, and it is affordable by most of the clients/customers.

TheCconnects: What makes Drone Seva™ different from others or your competitors?

Vinay Govind Swamy: Foremost, I would like to mention that there is nothing called competition in this segment as the demand-supply gap is very huge. We at Drone Seva™ have a domain expert team that helps us to deliver what we are good at especially in important and core sectors like Agriculture.

As an ISO 9001-certified company, we are committed to delivering the services and maintaining the quality of the delivered services at the highest level possible.

We also make sure that we upskill the rural youth on the usage of Drones in Agriculture and this helps them to learn the new generation technology, which in turn helps us to support them in making them employable.

We create job opportunities for the youth. We are also on the path of creating Micro Entrepreneurs.

TheCconnects: Who has influenced you the most in life and why?

Vinay Govind Swamy: All the visionaries across the globe are my influencers. They give me the confidence that I am not the only one who is trying to do something different, and I could always learn from them.

TheCconnects: What are the biggest challenges you have faced in your life & how did you overcome them?

Vinay Govind Swamy: Life is full of challenges on a daily basis. They do not come in small or big packages. Some you could overcome, and some pass by. But facing them is what makes you different from all others. Definitely from an Entrepreneur’s point of view, the challenges will be more, and I am not an exception. The initial adoption of Drones has been one of the biggest challenges in this sector, which I see slowly easing.

To overcome this initial technology adoption challenge, we travel to the clients location to prove them the benefits of using Drones by executing a Demo at their location.

TheCconnects: What lessons have you learned from your professional career?

Vinay Govind Swamy: I’ve learned that patience and perseverance are invaluable traits in the professional world. They have helped me to stay focused and motivated in the face of challenges, and to keep pushing forward even when progress seemed slow. Patience has taught me to take the time to understand and analyze situations, while perseverance has taught me to never give up on my goals. These lessons have been instrumental in shaping my professional journey and have helped me to achieve success.

TheCconnects: What do you see as the biggest challenges you see in the Drone Domain?

Vinay Govind Swamy: The biggest challenge that I see today in this domain is the demand and supply gap and also the non-availability of skilled man power. Over the next decade or so you will see that there will be immense job opportunities in this domain, and we should start training and upskilling our youth in this technology as this domain will transform our country the same way IT did 3 to 4 decades back.

TheCconnects: How your product/solution can help to resolve the pain points of your customers?

Vinay Govind Swamy: Our products and Services which we offer as a part of Drone Seva™, make sure that they ;

  • Reduced dependency on Unskilled labor.
  • Provide better output along with Automation of activities.
  • Reporting along with the proof or logs.
  • Faster completion of activities as compared to Manual process (10x Increase)
  • Scheduled maintenance activities that gets executed on time without any manual delay.
  • Faster Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Reduced investment on & by targeted maintenance.
  • Increases the daily coverage of activities by 10x

If anyone interested, please contact us on our website. We are also open for Local as well as Global Collaborations.

TheCconnects: What do you do in your free time?

Vinay Govind Swamy: As an entrepreneur, I can’t say that there is any free time left for myself. However, when I do get some time, I spend the same amount of time reading some technology and business news and articles. Definitely, some time is dedicated to the family, of course.

TheCconnects: Do you have any advice for those who want to become Entrepreneurs?

Vinay Govind Swamy: I usually do not give advice as I feel that there are a lot of people who are smarter and more intelligent than me out there to do that. However, I would definitely like to add my quote “With Risk comes Respect & Knowledge, Money/Wealth follows the same”

Always be ready for the unexpected on a daily basis and be a team player, as we cannot do anything alone.

Connect with Vinay Govind Swamy on LinkedIn here

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