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Naveen Bhandari is the Managing Director and CEO of Techzone
Naveen Bhandari is the Managing Director and CEO of Techzone

Naveen Bhandari is the Managing Director and CEO of Techzone – a mobile value-added service provider. His key responsibility is to handle and implement the strategic goals and objective of the organisation, acquisition and investment decision.

What gadgets do you use?

Remote controlled chopper, iPad-controlled CCTV cameras, wrist watch mobile phone, iPhone 5 and Bluetooth-controlled toy cars. Any out of the box gadget that has amalgamation of two different technologies is fascinating to me.

Which brand you like and why?

The brand which I am in love with is Apple. Apple is a success story in its own. It did not run appealing the masses, rather it created a niche for itself. It is attractive and user friendly. More importantly, you cannot give its flawlessness a miss. Every Apple product comes with a reliability of being absolutely bug free which is a rare found attribute.

What is your dream machine?

Complete home automation through iPad or iPhone.

Which apps are you addicted to?

Spy tools app, nova sync photo sharing app, etc

One funny / nostalgic anecdote relating to tech (or the lack of it)

The funny incident that I can recollect of is watching a YouTube video about a government bureaucrat of telecom sector. It was an interview with one of the TV channels regarding cloud storage. This gentleman in the video was completely ignorant of the technology and its functionality and he said, “The world is all moving towards cloud today but what everyone is forgetting is what happens when it rains or a thunderstorm strikes, all is lost then which is a disaster.”

What’s the biggest tech disaster according to you?

Technology is to ease our lives and not complicate it. It turns into a disaster depending upon how you make it work for you. If used in control, it is a blessing; but if used in excess, anything can turn into a disaster. Ride on the technology wave, don't let technology ride you.

(This article was published on February 7, 2013)
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