15 Mar 2007

In Conversation J.Murali, Technology Columnist for The Hindu

J.Murali contributes the popular weekly column “NetSpeak” for The Hindu newspaper, where he covers the latest trends and services in the online world. The column has appeared continuously for seven years and is an important information source read for many IT professionals.

Despite his column’s popularity, many readers don’t know about Murali as a person. In this conversation, Murali talks about how he came to write his column, what he writes about and a little bit about his personal interests.

J.Murali is currently the head of the computing department at The Centre for Development Studies at Trivandrum, Kerala.

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13 Mar 2007

Arun Natarajan on the Indian Investment Ecosystem

Arun Natarajan is the founder and CEO of Venture Intelligence, a provider of information and networking services to the private equity and venture capital ecosystem in India.

Arun writes the Venture Intelligence India blog, covering entrepreneurship, business and venture capital industry trends.

In this conversation, he discusses the business model behind Venture Intelligence, the investment climate in India and the need for analysis of VC and private equity investments there.


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06 Mar 2007

Syed Razik Discusses Activities of The Knowledge Foundation

Syed Razik is an investor and entrepreneur. He is a director at Mecosoft, Fuente and Numeric Fuente.

Syed is part of a passionate group of people who founded The Knowledge Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that consists of technologists, entrepreneurs, professionals and artisans from across India who are driven by the need to organize world class conferences, seminars and workshops.

The Knowledge Foundation group has several big events to their credit including BarCampChennai, BlogCamp, Proto.in and WikiCamp.

In this interview, Syed talks about the mission and objectives of The Knowledge Foundation and the various events, unconferences conducted by the organization so far.

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02 Mar 2007

Bhaskar Sayyaparaju of Sify on WiMax in India

Bhaskar Sayyaparaju joined Sify in August 2006 as chief technology officer. Sify Ltd. is one of the largest ISP’s in India and they recently launched WiMAX here.

Bhaskar talks about the advantages offered by WiMAX, and reasons why WiMAX will become a successful technology. He also shares Sify’s plan for the future and its competition with ISP’s and telecom companies.

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