Our weekly column looks at the men and women who are leading the technology industry, and get a glimpse of how they work and which gadgets they're dreaming about. This week, we talked to Rohan Bhargava, co-founder of online-coupons site CashKaro. Along with his wife Swati Bhargava, Rohan has also launched a similar site in the UK called PouringPounds. Bhargava tells us what 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?
Cashkaro is an online cashback and coupon business, so I am constantly on my computer or phone. After years of Apple phones, I am now enjoying Android phones, with the Nexus 5 being my most recent acquisition. I enjoy photography and own a Canon EOS 550D.
What are three apps (mobile/ tablet or PC/ Mac) you couldn't live without?
As an online centric business, access to information and easy communication is critical. Hence, for business the Google Analytics app is extremely useful. This is closely be followed by Skype and LinkedIn.
What is one gadget (other than your phone) you never travel without?
The one other gadget I always travel with is my Kindle. I enjoy reading and the whole ecosystem around the Kindle is great, from purchase to consumption.
What is your dream gadget/ technology setup?
Ubiquitous Internet access, that is fast, secure and always available. Gadgets are getting smarter, but Internet connectivity still holds the key to making them truly useful. And a phone battery that can last two days without charge!
How has technology changed the way you work?
Cashkaro and PouringPounds operate in three separate geographies seamlessly, all thanks to incredible, efficient and cheap technology. Technology has revolutionised communication and access to information was never easier, thereby multiplying business efficiencies. Cloud computing is another major technology evolution that is touching everyday lives, be it hosting solutions or collaboration.