Nick Barua is an award-winning Business Executive, Entrepreneur, and Physicist with a demonstrated history of working in the executive office industry, living in Japan.
Mr. Barua graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Physics degree in 2001. After graduation, he did his Master’s in Theoretical Physics from Caltech, USA in 2002. Later, he did his Ph.D. from the University of Hertfordshire, UK in 2015. Since 2022 to till date, he has been working as a Visiting Professor/Ph.D. researcher at Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan.
Mr. Barua has had an excellent professional career in several world-leading organizations. He worked as a Physicist at NASA Johnson Space Center. He had been a part of the Microsoft Software Development Team in the USA. He is the Chief Operating Officer at Swift Xi Inc. Japan based in Kobe ,Hyogo Japan and is currently the Executive Director of VITAARS Inc. Japan since 2019. All this extensive work experience provided him with professional exposure, which led to him being able to establish his own firm AN Inc, Japan. Additionally, he has also worked as a visiting professor at various universities in Japan: Shiga University of Medical Science, Kobe Gakuin University, Kobe Institute of Computing – Graduate School of Information Technology (KIC).
Swift is the Best in Providing Next Generation Intelligent Systems and Advance Vehicles
Swift Xi Inc. is a Japanese subsidiary of its parent company Swift Engineering, based in San Clemente ,California ,USA a Spacecraft Engineering company based in San Clemente, California, with over four decades of experience in solving complex problems for sophisticated clients, which joint ventured with Kobe Institute of Computing (KIC), which introduces a program to produce ‘work-ready’ professional IT personnel. Regardless of their previous field of education or work experience, they will be prepared for professional roles in the IT industry in Kobe, Japan, in 2018.
The Chairman of the board and CEO is Hiro Matsushita, a former race car driver and the grandson of Panasonic’s founder Konosuke Matsushita. He is the first Japanese to participate in the IndyCar Series. On the other hand, Kenji Fukuoka is the active President of the Kobe Institute of Computing, and the board director of Swift Xi Inc.
Swift is one of the leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of unmanned systems, helicopters, spacecraft, submarines, robotics, and advanced composites for military and commercial applications. Swift is a globally recognized firm for creating high-impact solutions. The team’s passion and talents continue to fuel the next generation of intelligent systems and advanced vehicles, making Swift a dominant force across numerous industries.
Distinctive Auto and Robotic Technology Services
Swift Xi provides consulting, training, Data analysis, and IT services for Full-service operations of autonomous and robotic technologies in Japan and worldwide.
Mr. Barua says. “What makes our team in Japan elite is having both Prior service U.S. military combat veterans and Japanese military staff together. It allows bringing real-life situations and experiences into consideration. When making proposals, we are a boots-on-ground team seeking to constantly implement ways to change the vision.”
Recently, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development selected Swift-Xi Organization (NEDO), Japan’s largest research and development company, in a “Digital Infrastructure Development Project for Digital Transformation of Industries: Research and Development on 3D spatial information infrastructures.”; Additionally, the Swift Group will advise, fly and make UAV flight routes under the guidelines of the flight risk management systems. Thus enabling endless possibilities to change the mindset of used cases throughout Japan like never done before alongside some leading Japanese companies.
Staying Ahead in a Dynamic Industry
Running a business is a challenging endeavor that requires perseverance and adaptability. Despite careful planning and execution, difficulties are inevitable, and entrepreneurs must be prepared to face them. These challenges can come in the form of unexpected changes in the market, shifting consumer preferences, economic downturns, technological disruptions, or regulatory hurdles, among others. However, successful business owners understand that these difficulties are not insurmountable obstacles but opportunities to learn, grow, and improve their operations. By staying flexible, seeking out new ideas and perspectives, and leveraging their resources and networks, entrepreneurs can overcome the difficulties they encounter and continue to thrive in their respective industries.
While asked about the difficulties Mr. Barua faces or is facing in his industry, he remarks, “The biggest obstacle we face as many is always ensuring to stay ahead of the curve. The air and radio laws in place are very different from other sectors, which affects our business at times. The key thing is maintaining the integrity of our products and meeting each, and every need of our potential customers.” companies.
Responding with Professionalism and Gratitude
The workplace and motivated employees are essential components for the success of any business. A positive work environment is crucial for the success of any business. To achieve this, businesses need to prioritize the well-being and growth of their employees and create a culture that promotes motivation and engagement. To maintain a motivated workforce, businesses need to provide opportunities for growth, recognition, and work-life balance. Additionally, open communication channels and a culture of respect and appreciation can foster a sense of belonging and motivation among employees.
While asked about how you keep the workplace motivated and productive, Mr. Barua remarks that “For us, maintaining high morale is always the key. When time permits, we get together outside of work doing so also maintains camaraderie. We Listen actively to constructive criticism, control emotions, try not to take everything personally, process the feedback we receive, and respond graciously to show our appreciation.”
Elevating the Client Relationships
Keeping clients happy and satisfied is crucial for the success of any business. When clients are happy, they are more likely to continue doing business with you and recommend your services to others. This can lead to increased revenue, positive word-of-mouth marketing, and a stronger reputation in your industry. Happy clients also tend to be more forgiving of any minor mistakes or issues that may arise. By focusing on providing excellent customer service and meeting or exceeding your client’s expectations, you can build strong and long-lasting relationships that can benefit your business for years to come.
While asked about how exactly you meet the needs of clients and maintain a good relationship with them, Mr. Barua remarks, “Listening to the client’s needs allows us to meet their needs. Together we can build a plan that works smoothly for all parties involved. Catering to the needs of our clients ensures a great working and fruitful relationship. For example, clients’ use cases may vary, and with that being a factor their feedback continues to allow us to revisit and analyze strategies and the target market.”
Piece of Advice For Aspiring Young People
I always follow 3 rules in business which I would love to share;
- Building people always build the business.
- Create a vision, articulate it, passionately own it then relentlessly drive it to completion.
- Learning how to manage your stress is the key. Always make time for your family and friends.