Monday, September 18, 2017

Interesting News in Engineering, IoT, PLM, Industry 4.0, and Telecom Vol. 2

These 27 news stories caught my attention last week (Sep 10-17, 2017). These stories are across automotive, aerospace, IoT, drones, 3D printing, PLM, and telecom.

·       Automotive
o   China’s big electric vehicle push is about to get even bigger: The country is planning to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles entirely. China is world’s largest auto market with about 28 million vehicles sold last year, and this push will accelerate worldwide EV adoption.  (Read here).
o   Automotive OEMs are giving timelines and financial commitments to their EV plans.  Mercedes-Benz to embrace electrification, announcing that it will be electrifying its entire vehicle lineup by 2022. (Read here). VW announces massive $84 billion investment in electric cars and batteries to bring 300 EV models to the market by 2030. (Read here). BMW readies mass production of electric cars, 12 models by 2025. (Read here).Ford’s Lincoln will electrify all its models by 2022. (Read here).
o   BMW goes a step further and announces how it will finance its EV push. It aims to cut roughly $2.4 billion from its annual purchasing bill by squeezing costs for transmission components and other parts to help finance the shift to electric vehicles. (Read here).
o   EV is not limited to cars only. There are news stories about the electric truck and the electric tractor also. Daimler delivers first electric trucks with UPS as its first US commercial customer. (Read here). Escort unveils plans for India’s first electric tractor. India is the largest market for tractor by volume, and this can have a major impact on the adoption of electric tractors. (Read here)
o   There are other interesting technology developments in automotive. Tesla extended the battery life of its cars to help Florida residents flee Hurricane Irma. This is an interesting use case of over the air upgrade of the car. (Read here). SEAT has struck a deal with Amazon to bring the firm’s personal assistant tech Alexa into its new models. Other VW models will follow soon while some other OEMs are using Apple’s Siri or Microsoft Cortana. Connected cars is another battleground where Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple will fight for their customer share. (Read here). IBM is collaborating with  ZF Friedrichshafen and  UBS to jointly develop an open automotive transaction platform for mobility services based on the blockchain. “Car eWallet,” which was originally announced by ZF in January, is a digital assistant that makes it easy to pay for electric car charging while on the go. (Read here).
o   There is activity in investments in automotive innovation. Samsung announced two major pieces of news to take its automotive strategy up a gear. It has launched the Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund, a $300 million fund to back startups and other interesting bets in the automotive market. And as a first investment out of that fund, Samsung has put €75 million into TTTech, an Austria-based developer of platforms and safety software for connected cars, alongside a corresponding investment from Audi. (Read here).
o   Engineering service providers are also making investments in automotive space. Wipro opens automotive center of excellence in Romania. (Read here).
·       Aerospace
o   In Aerospace, new programs are almost complete, and focus is now on optimizing production and supply chain to clear the backlog and optimize cost. Boeing will accelerate its 787 production to 14 aircraft per month from the current production rate of 12 aircraft per month. Boeing has 787 order backlog of about 700 airplanes. (Read here).
o   ATR challenges P&W’s dominance in turboprop engine market. ATR and  Bombardier dominate the market of about 100 regional turboprop aircraft a year, and both exclusively use P&W engines. This move can help GE Aviation. (Read here). While  ATR wants to end the monopoly of P&W in turboprop engine, Embraer wants to end the duopoly of ATR and Bombardier in regional turboprop aircraft. Embraer is considering to build a new turboprop aircraft. (Read here).
o   Global civil aircraft fleet was about 19,000 at the beginning of 2016, and it will be double to 38000+ by 2034. The majority of growth in aircraft will come from Asia and Asian Airlines are preparing themselves for financing these additional airplanes. AirAsia plans to sell every non-core investment as it plans to add 30 new aircraft every year gearing to expand its fleet to 500 aircraft by 2027. For engineering service providers it will be an opportunity to work on customization, interiors, training and AMS/ MRO services in Asia.(Read here).
o   Cyient to acquire B&F Design for $5.5 million to augment its capabilities in build and maintain phase of aerospace engineering. (Read here).
o   Cyient is also divesting its 49% stake in Infotech Aerospace Services, Inc. ("IASI") to Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation. In my view, this highlights challenges in scaling up defense segment in engineering services. (Read here).
·       IoT
o   Ever since Jeffery Immelt has stepped down, the success of  GE’s digital and IoT strategy is in spotlight. Now according to a news story, GE is bringing in financial discipline to its IoT business. It's scaling back its 2020 target and will focus its Predix solution to three industries only – energy, aerospace and oil and gas. The jury is out whether a horizontal strategy or a vertical strategy will be more successful in IoT platforms. (Read here).
·       Drones
o   Drone Inspection as a Service is catching up as evident from three news stories this week from Honeywell, GE, and MIT. Honeywell launches its UAV industrial inspection service in collaboration with Intel. (Read here). GE’s Avitas Systems Teams With NVIDIA to Enhance AI for Drone Inspections. (Read here). This MIT drone can pinpoint a specific package in a giant warehouse (Read here).
·       3D printing.
o   Two stories are highlighting how 3D printing is progressing and getting into the mainstream. One of the Chinese provinces is asking all 3D printing shops to register with the police. This move will help in keeping a check on printing of dangerous products (weapons) and patent and copyright infringement. (Read here). The other story is approval of first 3D part for end use in oil and gas by Llyod’s Register. Till now 3D printing was mainly for prototypes in oil and gas and this is a good beginning of the integration of 3D printing into production (Read here).
·       PLM
o   PROLIM acquires Ally PLM and augments its Siemens PLM capabilities. After the acquisition of Geometric by HCL, there are very few independent PLM service providers left with some scale. PROLIM or couple of other PLM service providers can consolidate small PLM providers and bring scale in this fast-growing market. A couple of large engineering service providers have a PLM hole in their portfolio and also few other engineering service providers want to scale their PLM practice by acquisitions. PLM consolidation will be an interesting trend to watch. (Read here).
·       Telecom

o   Chinese telecom ambition roadblock. Donald Trump administration blocks the sale of Lattice semiconductor to Chinese-backed firm citing security concerns. US market is one big hole in the portfolio of Chinese OEMs and it looks that this will remain so in the new administration also. (Read here).

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Interesting News in Engineering, IoT, PLM, Industry 4.0, and Telecom

These seven news stories caught my attention last week. 

UTC is acquiring Rockwell Collins for $30 Billion creating an Aerospace Tier 1 behemoth. Airbus and Boeing are not too happy as consolidation will loose their pricing power. It could be a good news for engineering services if some of the operation synergies and pricing power are diverted into R&D spending.  (Read here)

John Deere is buying an AI startup to automate farming. Blue River Technology builds machine vision tools that help farmers scan fields, assess crops, and get rid of weeds — all at the same time. This acquisition shows how traditional manufacturer can leverage technology to extend their product to solutions and services and thus remain relevant in this era. It also shows that enterprises will not solely rely on technology software and service providers for solutions and might acquire technology startups on their own. To me, this is one of the greatest risks that technology software and service providers will face in future. (Read here)

Talking about enterprise investment in technology startups, there is another interesting news from the telecom world. Swedish telco Telia is investing in eBuilder which will help Telia to automate device care for its customers using machine learning. It will potentially save operating cost, develop a new revenue stream and enhance customer experience. Telia will be the only telco in Sweden to gets to use it exclusively thanks to its investment though telcos outside Sweden can use eBuilder's technology. I wish some telecom service provider would have developed this solution. This again highlight risk that enterprises might bypass technology service providers and acquire technology startups on their own to remain relevant. (Read here)

Altran, the largest engineering service provider by revenue,  acquires GlobalEdge, a 1000 people strong engineering service provider for $65-$80 million. It will help Altran to expand is customer foot print in the US, delivery foot print in India and service foot print in software and embedded engineering. It shows that acquisitions will be the critical part of the growth strategy for engineering service providers to maintain double digit growth. (Read here)

Aras announces $40 Million investment led by Silver Lake and GE Ventures. Aras is an upcoming PLM software provider disrupting the PLM market with its cloud based software. SaaS adoption has been slow in PLM unlike in  HCM and CRM world where Workday and Salesforce have led the disruption. But it looks that it is going to change now. Already Aras has some marquee customers for PLM such as GM and Airbus. GE's investment is interesting. PLM is a big hole in GE's software portfolio, and I thought that GE would acquire one of the top three PLM software provider ( either PTC or Dassault) to compete with Siemens. It looks that Aras may be the option for GE as well. (Read here)

Jaguar Land Rover will be all electric by 2020. This shows that EV is an idea whose time has come. Currently, EV is less than 2% of the global car fleet, and prediction is that by 2035. 6% global car fleet will be EV. I think we will hit the 6% number much earlier than 2035. It's good news for engineering services as Automotive OEMs, and tier 1s will accelerate R&D investment in EV and self-driving cars, they might shift some more of IC mechanical work to engineering service providers. Already some of the EV and self-driving R&D work is coming to engineering service providers. Technology shifts are not bad for the outsourcing industry. Isn't it?  (Read here)

Aveva to merge with Schneider Electric in $3 Billion deal. This shows both challenges and opportunities as industrial manufacturers become ISVs. It's difficult to grow and build scale organically. Engineering ISV consolidation could be a good news for engineering services if some of the operation synergies are diverted into R&D spending. (Read here)


Monday, November 18, 2013

Social Media Statistics & Strategies of Top 50 Mobile Operators



How are mobile operators using social media?  Who are top mobile operators on Facebook? How top mobile operators have changed over last year? Whether Facebook ranking of mobile operators correlates with their subscriber ranking? How many posts per day is optimum? What kind of content is preferred?
With above questions in mind, the study of top mobile operators is done.
Social Media Strategies & Statistics Of Top 50 Mobile Operators

Mobile Operators mentioned in the study - 


Aircel India, Airtel India, Asiacell, AT&T, AU KDDI, Avea, Claro Argentina, Claro Brasil, Claro Gautemala, Claro Peru, DiGi, DTAC, Etisalat Egypt, Globe Telecom, Idea, Indosat, Inwi, Jawwal Palestine, Maroc Telecom, Mobilink, Mobinil, Movistar Argentina, Movistar Peru, MTN Nigeria, Nextel Mexico, Oi, Orange France, Orange Polska, Personal Argentina, Play, PLDT Smart, Plus, Reliance Mobile, SFR, SK Telecom Korea, Sprint, STC Saudi Arabia, Tata Docomo, Telcel, Telkomsel, Telus Canada, Tigo Guatemala, TIM, TMN Portugal, T-Mobile, Turkcell, Ufone, Verizon Wireless, Vivo, Vodafone Deustchland, Vodafone Egypt, Vodafone Freezone Turkey, Vodafone India, Vodafone Italy, Vodafone UK, XL, Zain Iraq and Zong

List of Tables -

2013 RANKINGS OF TOP MOBILE OPERATORS
2013 FAN PENETRATION OF TOP MOBILE OPERATORS
2013 FAN PENETRATION VS COUNTRY FACEBOOK PENETRATION
2012 RANKINGS OF TOP MOBILE OPERATORS
2013 VS 2012 RANKINGS OF TOP MOBILE OPERATORS
SUBSCRIBER LEADERS VS FACEBOOK LEADERS
CONTENT STRATEGY OF TOP 50 MOBILE OPERATORS
CONTENT SEGMENTATION & EFFECTIVENESS

For a free copy of above study please send mail to pareekhjain@gmail.com

Friday, January 18, 2013

Best Sellers (Books) in India in 2012

I compiled the best sellers list for 2011 last year. See link below

http://pareekhjain.blogspot.in/2011/10/best-sellers-books-in-india-in-2011-and.html

On similar methodology, I have now compiled the best sellers list for 2012. ( Data was collected in January 2013)


As earlier, I classified 154 best sellers among 3 categories -

Gold Best Sellers - Books which are present in all 4 lists
Silver Best Sellers - Books which are present in any 3 lists
Bronze Best Sellers - Books which are present in any 2 lists

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Before best seller list, little bit of information of my new book:

"WHO IS THAT LADY?




Website/ Where to buy - http://www.whoisthatlady.com

Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/WhoIsThatLady

A Business Fiction book - "Who is that lady?"


The book is about an idea that is converted into a billion dollar business, about a belief that an idea can be implemented and about formulating right strategy for converting an idea into a business. The plot harmoniously weaves around complex business fundamentals, required to set up, run and make a business successful, presented in lucid, easy to understand style. The novel is about implementation, about challenges that can be overcome, about success, about friendship, about passion, and about fun above all! All in all a hilarious and inspiring story on entrepreneurship and idea possibilities!

The book has got good and encouraging reviews from readers so far.

Dr. T. R. Madanmohan ( Ex Associate Professor IIM Bangalore ) says, “Reading ‘Who is that lady?’ brought vividly the moments of celebration and anguish of "identification of business opportunity", validation and construction of business model and implementation. A wonderful, written as a novel, that should be read by all current and future business leaders. Wish the book was available around 2005 for my class of Managing Technology led business at IIM Bangalore. I am sure the class would have devoured and gained much more from the book.” 

Sathish Sheshadri ( Management Consultant at IBM) says, “India is renowned for using stories to convey great life lessons. Who is that Lady could well become such a legendary story on the topic of innovation and entrepreneurship. Everyone from students to CEOs will find a lot to reflect on, from the pearls of wisdom that the authors have shared through the protagonist, Pratik.”

Major Pooja Gupta says, “The book makes you think... if there is anything in this world which is impossible.”

Subir Dhar (Principal Consultant at Infosys) says, “This book will inspire India’s restless youth to take up entrepreneurship.”

Neerav Nimesh (Entrepreneur) says, “An entertaining book, which is not only a good novel but also a very good book on management. The author has been able to explain the fundamentals of every aspect of business whether marketing, planning, strategy, organizational structure, H.R., lines of communication, team work, goal setting etc and has done so without appearing to dispense "gyan".


Website/ Where to buy - http://www.whoisthatlady.com
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Continuing Best Sellers List ...

There are 17 Books in Gold Best Sellers

110 Crore Hindustani: Kaun Banega Crorepati Siddhartha Basu
2 States: The Story Of My Marriage Chetan Bhagat
Corporate Chanakya Radhakrishnan Pillai
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: A Novel In Cartoons Jeff Kinney
Five Point Someone Chetan Bhagat
From XL To XS: A Fitness Guru's Guide To Changing Your Body Payal Gidwani Tiwari
Revolution 2020 Chetan Bhagat
Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography Walter Isaacson
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Stephen Covey
The Kite Runner Hosseini Khaled
The Leader Who Had No Title Robin Sharma
The Lost Symbol Dan Brown
The Secret Rhonda Byrne
The Three Mistakes Of My Life Chetan Bhagat
What to Expect When You're Expecting Sharon Mazel, Heidi Murkoff
You Can Heal Your Life Louise L Hay
You Can Sell Shiv Khera



There are 65 Books in Silver Best Sellers


A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking
A Lot like Love...a li'l like chocolate  Sumrit Shahi
Amul's India: Based On 50 Years of Amul Advertising Santosh Desai
Asura : Tale Of The Vanquished Anand Neelakantan
Bared to You Sylvia Day
Breakout Nations Ruchir Sharma
Can Love Happen Twice? Ravinder Singh
Chanakya's Chant Ashwin Sanghi
Connect the Dots Rashmi Bansal
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever  Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days  Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw  Jeff Kinney
Dongri To Dubai: Six Decades of The Mumbai Mafia  S Hussain Zaidi
Don't Lose Your Mind Lose Your Weight  Rujuta Diwekar
Few Things Left Unsaid Sudeep Nagarkar
Fifty Shades Freed (Book - 3) E L James
Fifty Shades of Grey (Book - 1) E L James
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores... Steven D Levitt, Stephen J Dubner
Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune Rick Riordan
I Have a Dream Rashmi Bansal
Ignited Minds: Unleashing The Power Within India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
IIM Ahmedabad Business Books: Day to Day Economics  Satish Y. Deodhar
Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata  Devdutt Pattanaik
Jonathan Livingston Seagull Richard Bach
Jugaad Innovation: A Frugal and Flexible Approach to Innovation For The 21st Century  Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, Simone Ahuja
Just Friends Sumrit Shahi
Life Is What You Make It Preeti Shenoy
Love Story Erich Segal
Malgudi Days R K Narayan
Many Lives Many Masters Brian Weiss
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus John Gray
Mumbaistan: 3 Explosive Crime Thrillers  Piyush Jha
Myth = Mithya: A Handbook of Hindu Mythology  Devdutt Pattanaik
Narcopolis Jeet Thayil
No Easy Day: The Only First Hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden  Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer
One Night @ the Call... Chetan Bhagat
PS, I Love You Cecelia Ahern
Rahul Dravid Timeless Steel Espn Cricinfo
Rich Dad Poor Dad  Robert T. Kiyosaki
Shantaram Gregory David Roberts
Stay Hungry Stay Foolish Rashmi Bansal
Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake  Preeti Shenoy
That's the Way We Met ... Kya Life Hogi Set? Sudeep Nagarkar
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk: Life Stories from Here and There  Sudha Murty
The Immortals of Meluha Amish Tripathi
The Krishna Key Ashwin Sanghi
The Last Lecture Randy Pausch
The Laws of the Spirit World  Khorshed Bhavnagri
The Magic Rhonda Byrne
The Magic Of Thinking Big David J Schwartz
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari  Robin Sharma
The Palace of Illusions Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Power Rhonda Byrne
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind  Joseph Murphy
The Rozabal Line Ashwin Sanghi
The Secret of the Nagas Amish Tripathi
The Sins of the Father Jeffrey Archer
The White Tiger Aravind Adiga
Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman
Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
What Young India Wants Chetan Bhagat
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography A. P. J Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari
Wise And Otherwise: A Salute To Life  Sudha Murty
Women & the Weight Loss... Rujuta Diwekar



There are 72 Books in Bronze Best Sellers List


7 Secrets of Shiva  Devdutt Pattanaik
7 Secrets of Vishnu  Devdutt Pattanaik
A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini
A Wanted Man Lee Child
Aleph Paulo Coelho
Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian  Eoin Colfer
Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography Kuldip Nayar
Catching Fire: Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  Roald Dahl
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Jeff Kinney
Eat. Delete. Pooja Makhija
Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North Alex Rutherford
Fifty Shades Darker (Book - 2)  E L James
Fitness On The Go Abhishek Sharma
Fix Your Problems: The Tenali Raman's Way Vishal Goyal
Get to the Top: The Ten... Suhel Seth
Grandma's Bag of Stories Sudha Murty
Heroes Of Olympus: The Lost Hero  Rick Riordan
How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company  Varun Agarwal
How To Win Friends And Influence People  Dale Carnegie
I Too Had a Love Story  Ravinder Singh
If It's Not Forever. It's... Durjoy Datta, Nikita Singh
India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy  Ramachandra Guha
It's Your Life: Reflections on Contemporary Living & Relationships  Vinita Dawra Nangia
Jack Is Back in Corporate Carnival P. G. Bhaskar
Joseph Anton : A Memoir Salman Rushdie
Just Married, Please Excuse  Yashodhara Lal
Life of Pi Yann Martel
Love @ Facebook Nikita Singh
Malgudi Schooldays R. K. Narayan
Men Of Steel Vir Sanghvi
Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie
Miracles Happen: The Transformational Healing Power of Past-Life Memories  Brian Weiss, Amy E. Weiss
Now That You're Rich ...... Durjoy Datta, Maanvi Ahuja
Oh Shit Not Again Mandar Kokate
Ohh Yes, I'm Single!:... Durjoy Datta
Outliers: The Story Of Success Malcolm Gladwell
Pax Indica: India and the World in the 21st Century (Hardcover) Shashi Tharoor
Poor Little Rich Slum  Rashmi Bansal, Deepak Gandhi
Rajini's Punchtantra: Business and Life Management the Rajinikanth Way  Balasubramanian P C, Krishnamoorthy R
Sea Of Poppies Amitav Ghosh
She Broke Up, I Didn't!:... Durjoy Datta
Sidney Sheldon Angel of the... Tilly Bagshawe, Sidney Sheldon
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different  Karen Blumenthal
Swami And Friends R. K. Narayan
The $100 Startup: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love and Work Better to Live More  Chris Guillebeau
The Accused: Theodore Boone (Book - 3)  John Grisham
The Aryavarta Chronicles: Govinda (Book - 1)  Krishna Udayasankar
The Casual Vacancy J K Rowling
The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book Jeff Kinney
The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma  Gurcharan Das
The Fountainhead Ayn Rand
The Habit of Winning Prakash Iyer
The Incredible Banker Ravi Subramanian
The Innocent David Baldacci
The Old Man and His God  Sudha Murthy
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment  Eckhart Tolle
The Rules Of Work Richard Templar
The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari  Robin Sharma
The Shadow Throne Aroon Raman
The Time Keeper Mitch Albom
The Winning Way: Learnings From Sport For Managers Harsha Bhogle, Anita Bhogle
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, And Life's Greatest Lesson Mitch Albom
Who Moved My Cheese?  Spencer Johnson
Who Will Cry When You Die?  Robin Sharma
Winter of The World Ken Follett
Wrong Means Right End Varsha Dixit
You Can Win Shiv Khera
You Were My Crush! .... Orvana Ghai, Durjoy Datta




Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Telecom Capex 2012

Global Telecom Capex             $330 Billion  (16% Revenue)
        North America -                   $68 Billion
        Europe -                             $60 Billion
        BRIC-                                 $81 Billion
        Japan -                               $57 Billion      
        Latin America (Ex Brazil) -      $20 Billion
        Others                                $46 Billion

Capex Breakup By Operator
      AT&T                                   $20 Billion
     Verizon                                  $15 Billion
     Sprint Nextel                           $6 Billion
     China Mobile                           $16 Billion
     China Unicom                          $8.5 Billion



Thursday, September 27, 2012

Telecom Companies Plan Renewable Energy Outsourcing in India

Two years back in 2010,  I wrote about need for new business model - Renewable Energy Outsourcing for Telecom Companies.

http://pareekhjain.blogspot.in/2010/10/renewable-energy-outsourcing-what-next.html

My rational was that there is clear business case for Renewable Energy usage in Telecom Companies in India and other emerging countries but Telecom Companies don't have expertise in Renewable Energy Operations.

So there was need of new business model - Renewable Energy Outsourcing, where specialist companies setup Renewable Energy Operations and provide power to Telecom companies on kwh basis.

Glad to see that two years later in 2012, TAIPA ( Tower And Infrastructure Provider Association) in India floated RFP for a pilot project for RESCO for 500 Telecom Sites.

http://taipa.in/content/taipa-resco-rfp-revised-technical-bid-document

RESCO  stands for Renewable Energy Service Company

If concept is successful, there is need for Renewable Energy at 100,000 sites in India ( approximately 20% of Telecom Sites in India)

The concept is interesting. Hope it is successful and Renewable Energy Outsourcing becomes next big thing in outsourcing in India and Globally.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

iPhone 5 - Noise Cancelling Function: Idea to Implementation


iPhone5 is released and one of the interesting feature is 

"There's a noise-cancelling earpiece and advanced microphones for better audio calls"
http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-announces-iphone-5-2012-9



Tow Years back in 2010, I did research and published my findings on 50 potential technology ideas which can improve daily life.

Among the list of ideas, first idea was Noise cancellation functionality in cell phone

Noise Cancellation Functionality: Including noise cancellation device, like in high end headphones, in cell phones will enhance experience of cell phone users in transit station (1)"

Read more ideas at

http://pareekhjain.blogspot.in/2010/07/50-telecom-and-technology-innovations.html


Glad this idea is implemented now ! Few more to go...



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Little bit of information of my new book:

"WHO IS THAT LADY?




Website/ Where to buy - http://www.whoisthatlady.com

Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/WhoIsThatLady

A Business Fiction book - "Who is that lady?"


The book is about an idea that is converted into a billion dollar business, about a belief that an idea can be implemented and about formulating right strategy for converting an idea into a business. The plot harmoniously weaves around complex business fundamentals, required to set up, run and make a business successful, presented in lucid, easy to understand style. The novel is about implementation, about challenges that can be overcome, about success, about friendship, about passion, and about fun above all! All in all a hilarious and inspiring story on entrepreneurship and idea possibilities!

The book has got good and encouraging reviews from readers so far.

Dr. T. R. Madanmohan ( Ex Associate Professor IIM Bangalore ) says, “Reading ‘Who is that lady?’ brought vividly the moments of celebration and anguish of "identification of business opportunity", validation and construction of business model and implementation. A wonderful, written as a novel, that should be read by all current and future business leaders. Wish the book was available around 2005 for my class of Managing Technology led business at IIM Bangalore. I am sure the class would have devoured and gained much more from the book.” 

Sathish Sheshadri ( Management Consultant at IBM) says, “India is renowned for using stories to convey great life lessons. Who is that Lady could well become such a legendary story on the topic of innovation and entrepreneurship. Everyone from students to CEOs will find a lot to reflect on, from the pearls of wisdom that the authors have shared through the protagonist, Pratik.”

Major Pooja Gupta says, “The book makes you think... if there is anything in this world which is impossible.”

Subir Dhar (Principal Consultant at Infosys) says, “This book will inspire India’s restless youth to take up entrepreneurship.”

Neerav Nimesh (Entrepreneur) says, “An entertaining book, which is not only a good novel but also a very good book on management. The author has been able to explain the fundamentals of every aspect of business whether marketing, planning, strategy, organizational structure, H.R., lines of communication, team work, goal setting etc and has done so without appearing to dispense "gyan".


Website/ Where to buy - http://www.whoisthatlady.com
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