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The big push to connect every device to the internet to create the IoT is causing a demand for embedded software engineers that has not yet been seen in the recent history. This big push is causing a vacuum in which companies can’t find enough technically strong software engineers. Instead of training new engineers, they are starting to rely on application developers, who have experience with Windows applications or mobile devices, to develop their real-time embedded software. The problem, of course, is that these engineers don’t understand the low-level hardware, but only high-level application frameworks that do all the work for them.
In light of the foregoing, we’re thrilled to present Votary Softech Solutions.
Votary Softech is a technology company providing Design Services in the areas of Embedded Product Solutions and Embedded Software Engineering.
Votary offers multiple product platforms and ODM Services, using which Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can significantly reduce the time cycle for new product introductions in the market. The unique Votary-offered virtual ODM Service model is a boon to Indian OEMs who can now launch ‘Make in India’ products with complete conceptualization to volume production services available to them. Customers can also opt for specific services based on their own in-house strength.
That said, the company is one of the fastest-growing Wireless Mobile Technology companies in India committed to providing its customers robust, integrated and custom-built mobile solutions. Driven by its in-depth knowledge of the domain, Votary regulates the specific requirements of its customers and provides them out-of-the-box delivery experience. Votary provides product development solutions on various mobile platforms such as Android, Windows, Qt, BlackBerry, iPhone, Tizen, bada, and BrewMP. Over the years, Votary has established relations with some of the major Fortune 500 companies in the globally and has exhibited tremendous growth in numbers, products, revenues et al.
The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Hyderabad, India.
Sanjay Kamtam, Votary Softech Solutions Founder and CEO, spoke exclusively to The Silicon Review. Below is an excerpt.
Rewind: Taking Flight
Having worked for 23 years in the embedded technology domain,
Mr. Sanjay Kamtam saw the idea of starting up a world-class enterprise, offering premium design services as an opportunity with latitude. Being an adamant nationalist, and a Hyderabadi at heart, he felt drawn towards doing something to give back to the society, and the homeland. This gave Mr. Kamtam to take up the challenge of making the best use of human resources available at Hyderabad city, and build an empire like Votary Softech Solutions.
Glitches: Votary Faced During Initial Years
Unlike most companies, Votary never struggled for gaining business; rather, its challenge was to find the befitting skilled talent from local resources in India, in Hyderabad – as the level of technical expertise Votary sought for, was not readily available. Another major challenge Votary faced was that its projects called for maintaining the utmost confidentiality in addition to having extraordinary knowledge. As per Mr. Kamtam, these two characteristics were not necessarily very common, especially in India. However, Mr. Kamtam defied these challenges by taking up the role of a mentor and ingrained the importance of skills as well as confidentiality in team Votary.
Elements: That Keep Votary Stay Ahead of the Curve
Speaking about the embedded technology sector, Mr. Kamtam affirmed from self-experience of 23 years that unlike other IT businesses, embedded technology doesn’t see any drastic changes. The persistence of embedded technology apparently makes it less challenging to program and operate systems, unlike most other technology products and solutions. Giving a straightforward example of phone cameras, Mr. Kamtam said that since its invention, the phone camera runs on sensors – the number of sensors can be increased or decreased – but it will always run on sensors. Cameras have evolved from analogue to touch sensing, but the reliance on sensors has not changed. Within this unchanged technical factor, lies the business of embedded technology. Hence, as per Mr. Kamtam, Votary is not usually exposed to the volatility of the high-paced tech market and does not have to overcome drastic changes very often.
Factors: That Aid Votary Outshine Competition
Despite the persistent nature of embedded technology, innovation is part of Votary’s DNA and they direct 50 percent of their investments for promoting R&D and innovation. Votary has introduced numerous groundbreaking products such as VITA – its indigenously designed and developed IoT stack, Smart Transport, Smart Security, and Smart Campus. The Telengana Government Police Department and over 160 companies are currently using two of these innovative solutions – Smart Transport and Smart Security. Moreover, team Votary is now concentrating its innovative skills on developing more platforms and solutions for various smart devices.
That said, the ethos of Votary lies in delivering result-centric products and solutions, with uncompromising quality and maintaining global standards. Each project designed and developed at Votary is executed by trained professionals with utter perfection while keeping a constant eye on international quality norms. The rooted determination for quality from day one helps Votary not just with minimizing post development glitches, but also standout among its competitors.
Proven for delivering the best since its inception, Votary is seen as a trusted name for delivering excellent end-to-end quality and an inherent futuristic scope. This ingrained approach has garnered Votary with a strong clientele, and the company fosters the idea of building long term relations with each client and attain mutual success. Going Above and Beyond Votary is dedicated to not just functioning, but excelling in the mobile technology domain, and hence, each project is spearheaded through an extensive R&D program. The company’s sophisticated, state-of-art R&D facility in Bangalore is equipped with the latest tools and highly qualified professionals – and serves as the source of boosting clients’ project at the right time, and making sure to meet every deadline, every goal.
That said, Mr. Kamtam can be credited as the primary source of gaining the reputation that the company maintains, currently. As mentioned earlier, Votary has never faced the challenge of finding business, and Mr. Kamtam’s dedication and problem-solving skills proved to be the core trust gaining factors from the clients. The founder’s aspiration for creating the best, meeting client expectations and respecting their trust is undeniably the secret of the company’s unwavering reputation.
Votary specializes in mobility and IoT domain, providing end-to-end system design and development services. The platforms that Votary mainly focuses on are – 4G LTE feature phone, smartphone, tablet, and wearable electronics, set-top box, automotive infotainment, and IoT. Moreover, Votary is pivoted towards building new IoT platforms which will help its clients in growing their businesses and attaining recurring success.
Sanjay Kamtam: A Charismatic Leader
Sanjay Kamtam is the Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Votary Softech Solutions. Before wearing his entrepreneurial hat officially, Mr. Kamtam has worked for Mobile Applications division at Motorola India. Prior to taking a transfer to Motorola India, he spent over nine years at Motorola’s Mobile Division headquarters in Libertyville, Illinois, U.S.A. His entrepreneurship skills were shining outright when he pioneered the development of SMS and Cell broadcast stacks on GSM technology. Mr. Kamtam has a story to tell with every Motorola handset developed and launched globally during his tenure.
Mr. Kamtam was instrumental in bringing several firsts to market such as Dual-band, Tri-band, GPRS, UMTS, Internet browser, MMS, Multimedia, etc. Under his leadership, the first Motorola product with Multimedia – Video capture, Audio, and Mobile Internet browser was developed and launched globally. He took up many leadership roles at Motorola across several technology groups.
Mr. Kamtam has been recognized as ‘India’s Most Trusted CEO of 2019’ by ‘WCRC iBrands 360’, presented by the Honourable Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr. G Kishan Reddy. He has also been awarded the ‘CEO of the Year 2019’ by ABP News in association with ‘CMO Asia’ and ‘World Marketing Congress’.
Mr. Kamtam holds a Master of Computer Science from the University of Alabama.
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