Personally Tech With Cooliris CEO Soujanya Bhumkar

Personally Tech With Cooliris CEO Soujanya Bhumkar

Our weekly look at devices and software being used by the men and women who are leading the technology industry gives us a glimpse about how these people work, and what they are dreaming about.

This week we have Soujanya Bhumkar, the co-founder and CEO of imaging software company Cooliris, talking about the devices he can't do without, and how technology defines his life.

Describe your technology setup - what computer/ phone/ tablet/ camera/ gaming console/ other gadgets do you use?
Cooliris is a cross-platform company with apps on both iOS and Android, so typically I have one Retina iPad, one iPad 2, iPhone, Android phone (which changes depending on the scope of the work) and my MacBook Air.

I used to carry a camera around and gave it up completely, because as a modern mobile consumer I expect the software and services to do the job for me and not vice versa.

What are three apps (mobile/ tablet or PC/ Mac) you couldn't live without?
Mybehaviour has evolved significantly over the last two years. There are days when I don't even open my Macbook Air and conduct all my business from my phone.

For me the three very cool and useful apps -beyond Cooliris and our new upcoming visual messaging app - are: LinkedIn, which I use significantly to network for business development and also to check on some of the latest news. Amazon is my lifesaver as I pretty much buy everything online now. I even bought soil for plants over Amazon and plants as I never have time during the day for shopping.And I do love Monument Valley which is one of the coolest games which challenges my mind in a relaxing way.

What is one gadget (other than your phone) you never travel without?
Apart from the standard laptop + phone + iPad, I also carry a Boombotix wireless audio speaker which is great for creating an instant cool ambience not matter where I stay.

GoPro is coming very close to being a part of my regular setup as well.

What is your dream gadget/ technology setup?
Since I travel a lot, I would love to carry one device which is truly backed-up, very secure so I don't have to worry about it if I lose it and something that is light so carrying around airports is not a back-killer.

For photo capturing and visual messaging I prefer an app that will satisfy my need of instant media creation and high resolution sharing - all very private and secure for me and my dear friends and family who I share with.

How has technology changed the way in which you work?
It's been incredible in the sense not only it has it enabled me to stay in touch with my loved ones as a part of the first wave, it is now also starting to enable me to enrich that quality of interaction with my loved ones.


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