As the trend in globalized markets continues on upward, it is imperative that businesses, both small and large, find new ways to collaborate at a distance. temi, the world’s first personal robotic assistant aims to be that solution. With temi’s video calling feature, or telepresence, you can be anywhere in the world in an instant to connect with your colleagues in a way that truly has never been done before. It is immersive, it is experiential, and it is the future. In the world of business, those who embrace technology to automate and improve business processes usually come out on top. Let’s take a look at how one business in particular is using temi to improve cross-office communication and put them a step ahead of the competition.
Founded in 1991, the corporate staffing company Collabera was built upon the idea of “building relationships over building [their] bottom line.” For over 28 years now, they have successfully connected over 16,000 employees to employers. Whether they are working with recent college graduates or C-level executives, Collabera is there to help. In a constant search for the best fit, everyone at Collabera knows the importance of human-to-human connection, especially in the context of the office. With over 70 offices worldwide, Collabera turned to temi to see if the utilization of a telepresence robot could improve cross-office communication across their esteemed corporation. We got a chance to sit down with Dhar Patadia, the Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer of Collabera, to see how he aims to use temi within Collabera.
Dhar looks after all of the technology in the company and throughout his time with the company, he has seen many shifts in the technological trends that have brought businesses forward. When asked how it feels to bring a robot into the office for the first time, he says, “people always talk about artificial intelligence and robotics for process automation, but temi is the next level.” After over four years of being in development, temi brings technology that previously only existed in the minds of dreamers into reality.
One of the features that Dhar is most excited about is its revolutionary video calling ability. Currently, Dhar speaks “at least an hour every morning with [his] teams” and he mentioned that, while being on the video call is great, once the call is over he finds himself asking: “Now what?” Up until this point, all video calling machines have either been stationary or within people’s hands. Neither of these forms of communication are natural. When two humans have a conversation with one another, they are communicating not only with words, but also with nonverbal cues such as movement. Seeing as how temi is the world’s first telecommunications innovation that seamlessly takes this into account, the implications for communication in the office environment are monumental. Dhar describes how he is really looking forward to “having a consistent presence” and being able to automatically go to different locations to effectively “roam the halls of his development offices in India” with temi, all from the comfort of his main office in New Jersey. He focused on how crucial it is to gain “touch and feel with your employees” at a distance because, when it comes to collaboration, “the most important thing is to connect.”
This is just one of many cases of how corporations are embracing temi. Around the world, companies exist within a perpetual search for the next big thing that will propel an aspect of their business forward. Whether that automates in-office procedures, allows for improved long-distance collaboration, or even enhances company morale, staying ahead of technological trends is crucial to growth. We built temi with a vision of the future: a future where a robot can be an assistant, not only to individuals, but to companies as a whole. As the world grows both larger and smaller at the same time, people at a distance must find a way to connect with each other and, in the words of Dhar Patadia, “to be able to connect on a personal level, which temi makes possible.”