Govind Rammurthy is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, eScan -- developer of anti-virus and content security solutions. The company provides real-time protection to computers and networks and safeguards the confidential data of IT users from evolving security threats in the cyber security landscape.
What gadgets do you use?
BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBerry Curve
Which is the latest gadget you picked up?
What is your dream machine?
What do you not like about technology?
Social media is reducing interaction at a personal level.
What’s the biggest tech disaster according to you?
The recent malware attack on the network of the world's largest oil company, Saudi Aramco. It resulted in compromising 30,000 workstations.
What’s the biggest tech success according to you?
Apple iPad and iPhone
One instance where technology solved your problem.
One of the best innovations in recent times is the invention of GPS and Mapping technologies. This helps me immensely, especially when I am travelling abroad and have back-to-back meetings with prospective partners/customers at their offices.
Also, some of the countries have horrible traffic bottlenecks - example being Rome in Italy, which has extremely narrow roads and a very high ratio of cars-to-humans and of Moscow, Russia, which suffers from India like problem of politicians taking control of busy roads at peak times. In such countries, GPS/ Mapping is a boon which helps me to take back lanes to reach locations in time.
Which apps are you addicted to?
BlackBerry for emails, Podcasts app. for entertainment and to access internet, news updates, etc., Reuters Insider for market analysis, insight and news, and ‘Documents To Go’ app to save my important information.
(As told to Priya Sheth)