In our weekly column Personally Tech we talk to people from all walks of life to learn about the apps and gadgets that they love and can’t live without. Technology has changed the way we all live and work, in myriad ways. We’ve looked at the gear that the leaders of companies like Little, Droom, and Qyk all use, among many more.
This week, we caught up with Rahul Kumar, who is the Country Head and Director of WinMagic, a data security company that has solutions for the protection of sensitive information stored on desktops and laptops, in accordance with the privacy and regulatory compliance requirements of enterprises.
Kumar’s big dream is true wireless charging, where you don’t have to keep your phone on a special pad, far less look for a cable to connect it to at night.
Here’s a look at the apps and gadgets that he loves and swears by.
Describe your technology setup – what computer/ phone/ tablet/ camera/ gaming console/ other gadgets do you use?
Rahul Kumar: Being an avid traveller and a business professional I prefer devices that are multi-functional and sleek in design. I own a Macbook Air and I love it. I am an Apple fan, I use an iPhone 5s. I love photography too, and I have a Nikon D5100. Apart from this I use is Kindle Paperwhite, as I love to catch up on some reading on the go and I also love the Jawbone Up.
What are three apps (mobile/ tablet or PC/ Mac) you couldn’t live without?
Rahul Kumar: The apps that I thoroughly love and cannot live without are Salesforce, Uber andTwitter.
Twitter is really close to me and I consider it as my personal newspaper, it keeps me updated on what I want to know about and I keep sharing my views to drive conversations around them. Salesforce on the other hand keeps me on top of what is happening in businesses and the industry around. It is a great investment for us. Uber as an app has transformed the way I use taxis during my travels, it is quick, easy and comfortable. The best part is I don’t need to take out my wallet to pay. This is probably one of the best ways to use an e-wallet.
What is the one gadget (other than your phone) you never travel without?
Rahul Kumar: I can never think of travelling without my Macbook Air
What is your dream gadget/ technology setup?
Rahul Kumar: My dream gadget is when you walk into you office, and your gadgets start to charge on their own, no wires. Full wireless charging would be a dream come true and you’d never run out of battery again, just because you forgot to put your phone on the charger.
How has technology changed the way in which you work?
Rahul Kumar: With all these gadgets coming in to the ecosystem and getting improved so significantly, it has become much more easier and faster to work. Papers are gone (almost), we can now read news anytime and anywhere. We have connectivity on the go, life has never been so easy and convenient.
Email, Salesforce being availability 24×7 and on the go, easy access to everything – just a click away, availability of all services, goods and lifesaving drugs being available under the same roof are some of the advancements we are looking at. The best tech-advancement we have seen is with the past is growth in cyber security solutions addressing the huge cyber-crime rate. Being a part of Win magic I feel secured using all the online properties without any hesitation.
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