Cloudstrats: The Powerhouse of AI-based Business Transformation


Businesses today have adapted to modern industry paradigms – process optimization, business innovation, product research, and cutting-edge technologies. Technological advancements have broadened the scope and depth of business efficiency, allowing it to extract more potential, explore more opportunities, and attract larger business volumes.

The role of AI&ML powered Microsoft Solutions in business operations has elevated them with accurate analytics, empowering business leaders in efficient decision-making, increasing overall productivity, assisting in work operations, and maximizing business revenues. 

Being one of Microsoft’s most trusted partners, Cloudstrats has emerged as one of the leading business transformation tech-firm by providing outstanding solutions in automation, cybersecurity, and core analytics via well-defined applications of AI & ML, Cloud Computing, and Robotic Process Automation. 

Cloudstrats, led by the dynamic and visionary CEO Piyus Kanti, has scaled incredible growth through its effective and business-boosting solutions. The organization has made its inspiring mark through innovative technological applications in empowering the modern business sector.

Piyus elaborated on the organization, his journey, initial inspirations, challenges overcome, and how he has pivoted Cloudstrats to the heights it is today in an engaging meeting with the CioLook India team.

Please brief our audience about Cloudstruts, its USPs, and your position as one of the best Microsoft Partners. 

Cloudstrats is an Indian exponential technology product company offering artificial intelligence platforms powered by analytics and automation. Born in India, our products help our customers use computer vision, speech, and text solutions to solve real-world problems. Our innovations fuel the Indian dream of Atmanirbhar Bharat to accelerate population-scale digital transformation in our country and the world. These platforms leverage deep learning, NLP, and ML to assist government and enterprise entities in achieving their long-term development goals in several industries, including citizen services, public safety, education, health, transportation, etc. Our marquee projects cover Command Control Centers, eGovernance, Grievance Redressal, Data Hubs, Fraud Detection, and Health Systems.

The company has a customer-centric focus and deals with Enterprise and Government organizations for AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Analytics solutions powered by the Cloud. It has partnerships with all leading OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to supply customers an only one source of accountability for their IT (Information Technology) infrastructure. We are known for their agility, timeliness, quality, and reliability; we focus on BFSI, Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, and Healthcare verticals. 

We are Microsoft Gold partners and have delivered the intrinsic value that Microsoft products bring to the table via direct sales or as a part of our indigenous solutions, which provides tailor-made solutions in automation, app modernization, and AI/analytics-based custom solutions. We are a part of most leading partner programs with Microsoft and implementing plans that maximize revenue and profits. 

Tell us more about the offerings of Cloudstruts and what aspects make it stand out in the cutthroat competition.

Our firm offers customer-centric products that are tailor-made to their requirements; we understand the problem statement and provide

  • Customized solutions,
  • Making their life easier,
  • Partnering through the journey, and
  • Maintaining long-term association with the customers.

We build solutions for the government’s ongoing projects like Smart cities, healthcare management centers, command control centers, fraud detection, smart governance, cyber security, and many more.

Our technical expertise and ability to integrate innovative technologies with various OEMs in the market, especially Microsoft, enables us to provide Cloud services and facilitate consolidation, capacity on demand with robust compute, and other cloud resources, allowing our customers to embark on their Digital Transformation journey confidently.

We are known for our agility in delivering quality solutions, our in-house tech capability is an added advantage, and our ability to understand the customers’ business as well as they do, if not more, gives us the edge over our competition. 

Please brief us about your software industry journey and how you have made Cloudstrats excel in its niche.

I am a serial technology entrepreneur, product evangelist, and investor. I am the founder of Cloudstrats, an AI product company that helps accelerate transformation. I have over 20 years of experience building innovative products in exponential technologies and cybersecurity domains. My journey includes varied consulting engagements, working with Fortune 50 companies and top investment banks. My charter is to give back to society with innovative solutions that make life easier and help address existing global problem areas with replicable and scalable technology solutions.

As a critically acclaimed technology leader, I have developed a penchant for technology and a solution mindset, enabling me to look at a situation and show how technology can best address it. The firm started its journey as a managed service provider, along with consulting. As we grew, so did our partner ecosystem. Once we proved our credibility, nothing stopped us from that point. Our customer-first philosophy has kept us going and led us to our destiny as a company recognized for impact custom solutions that address the biggest global challenges. Currently, we focus on the four major verticals – Healthcare, BFSI, Energy & Utilities, and Manufacturing with the motive of transforming these sectors digitally.                                                                                                                                                        Being an experienced leader, please share your opinion on how adopting modern technologies like AI and ML affects the software solution space and how Cloudstrats adapts to the change.

At Cloudstrats, in Artificial Intelligence (AI) practice, we’re conducting research that advances the state-of-the-art in the field, applying AI to products and new domains, and developing tools to ensure it offers simplified real-world applications. We have developed indigenous cognitive solutions that solve complex problems in a manner that simulates human intelligence. AI leverages sensors, networks, communication devices, and human input data. Related to AI is Machine Learning (ML), which uses algorithms to analyze, process, and learn from massive amounts of data, recognizing patterns and trends in ways that support human decision-making. AI and ML applications are in all the industry verticals:

Healthcare: Applications in healthcare to improve patient outcomes, clinical effectiveness, and the speed and accuracy of diagnosis. 

Energy & Utilities: Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are already being utilized in the energy sector to build intelligent power plants, optimize costs and consumption, develop predictive maintenance models, enhance field operations and safety, and energy trading.

BFSI: Machine learning skills are accustomed to optimizing banking service procedures and making fraud detection more dependable. It enhances risk management and money laundering more successfully while personalizing customer care. The unified customer profile summarises the automation flow and intelligence required to orchestrate processes.

Manufacturing: Manufacturing businesses can adhere to rules and industry norms using AI and ML. It facilitates root-cause analysis and extends the useful life of the equipment. On the other hand, unplanned downtime has been difficult to avoid and has been simplified using ML and AI in production. Additionally, the best AI-enabled design is necessary for efficiency and waste reduction.

The considerable influence of AI and ML has allowed us to comprehend how we have developed alongside the research and used it in our AI products and services.

Considering the current industry scenario, what challenges do you face, and how do you drive Cloudstrats to overcome them?

As a startup, thanks to the government’s focus and support ecosystem, we have gained considerable ground in terms of the opportunities available and industry-relevant use cases to address. However, large industrial projects are still something that we struggle to take part in. 

Our partner ecosystem and consortium participation help us with the same, where multiple organizations get together to supply the required solution to prospective customers. We have also embarked on the journey of empanelment and capacity building to further our participation in larger projects, helping us enhance our brand’s visibility and the impact of our work. 

What would be your advice to budding entrepreneurs aspiring to venture into the software solution space?

The most crucial advice for entrepreneurs is to follow your heart even when you know that it may not work or when the odds are stacked against your vision. I personally follow our motto of #DreamBelieveAchieve and feel it’s important for people to drive themselves to innovate and challenge the status quo. India is slowly becoming the land of opportunities, and nothing can stop an entrepreneur from succeeding if he truly works hard to achieve his goals. 

Leadership, a learning mindset, and the ability to execute well are the key skills entrepreneurs should focus on. An idea is only valuable once we know how to execute it well. The entrepreneur needs to be a risk-taker, eager to invest in worthwhile projects, and knowledgeable about expanding a firm effectively and efficiently. 

How do you envision scaling the operations of Cloudstrats and its offerings in the future?

We have a global vision to be recognized as a preferred partner of choice for the execution of innovative solutions that are easily replicable and scalable. While India will always be our prime focus, we will soon expand our footprints into EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and US regions through partnerships and business development efforts. 

As we usher in the era of convergence of technology, the world is increasingly becoming boundaryless, and our AI and analytics-based Make in India solutions are geared to capture the interest of a global audience. 

Drones for defense, agriculture, or prohibition departments, triage and early identification of diseases for the medical fraternity, process optimization in the manufacturing industry, or fraud and anomaly detection in the finance industry— are all parts of our growth vision.