Asokan Ashok

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Asokan has over 25+ years of international experience in high technology sectors, developing software and communication systems. Asokan has skills blended in technology, business, engineering and management, and is very effective in Technology Management. Highly analytical and an industry visionary, Asokan is a sought after global high-tech industry thought leader and trusted strategic advisor by companies.

A collection of some of his publications are found here.


Artificial Intelligence in Telecom - Ripe for Innovation

August 24, 2021

From 2021 to 2028, the worldwide telecom services industry will increase...


Olympics 2020 – Aspire. Learn. Inspire.

August 12, 2021

World's largest sporting event, the Olympic Games...


9 Powerful Technologies Transforming Healthcare!

July 20, 2021

Over the years, healthcare has made incredible progress...


2021 & the Rise of Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)

June 29, 2021

In 2021, the number of ransomware assaults is expected to...


The Future of Automotive 2035 – 7 Trends to Watch

June 16, 2021

Welcome to the new world of AutoTech — the fusion of electric...


Covid, Technology, and Digital Transformation

June 03, 2021

It has long been said that necessity is the mother of all inventions...


Imaging and Its Captivating Future

April 22, 2021

From candid pictures to smart ad-campaigns, photography and image processing has...


Privacy, WhatsApp, Signal - an Oxymoron?

February 24, 2021

2021 seems to have gotten off to a bad start for our friends at Facebook...


Digital Twins in 2021: 15 Amazing Examples

February 18, 2021

The concept of digital twin is not new. The technology has been around since the 1960s...

Parenting the Parents of 2021

February 01, 2021

A digital parent in 2021 must be very aware of all the negative and positive information...

Rocketing for a Crowded Orbit

February 24, 2021

The family, donned in an intra-vehicular activity space suits, strapped in a capsule...

Becoming Successful in Business - A Strong Technology Strategy

November 10, 2020

Technology has become integrated in every industry in almost every possible...


Disruption in Software: Top Dozen Trends for 2020

September 14, 2020

As the software industry is booming and contributing...

Top 7 COOLEST Technology Innovations Inspired by Nature

August 25, 2020

Whenever we hear the words ‘’innovation’’ or ‘’creativity’’...

The Unsung Hero for Mental Health - Technology

May 14, 2020

In any given year, 1 in 5 employed
US adults...

COVID19 Diaries: Cloud & Cloudification Everywhere

May 01, 2020

Cloud Computing has certainly been the buzzword of the...

Exceptional — 20 Top Personal Branding Strategies for 2020

April 08, 2020

The Hard Truth - If You Do Not Become A BRAND Then You Become...

Ashok’s Take: 7 Positives of L.I.F.E to Reflect @ Covid19 Outbreak

March 27, 2020

Covid19 aka Coronavirus or any pandemic for that matter is not for just passing...

AI & Automotive - 8 Disruptive Use-Cases

March 07, 2020

A driverless car running on roads may sound like a screen taken from...

Ethical Hacking

July 26, 2019

In today’s information age, when nearly every type of technology device is connected...

AI Driven Personalization

June 11, 2019

In the connected world of today, the role of a user has changed from a passive...

Smart Cities 2025

June 01, 2019

Smart cities and smarter projects have been among the most actively discussed...

2019 Mobile App Development — Is Cross Platform still a Fad?

May 07, 2019

The invention of Mobile has revolutionized the world. Mobility has reshaped...

5 Tech Trends that will Disrupt Healthcare in 2020

Feb 02, 2018

It's hard to imagine the world without all the technology of today that have transformed the way we live, work and play...

5 Career Success Strategies in 2019


Mar 25, 2019

The definition of success is different for everyone, but the common theme is that everyone aspires for an amazing career...

5 Hurdles for Virtual Reality in 2018


Feb 15, 2018

The Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality (VR, AR, MR) industry has been growing rapidly with the total revenue projected to reach...

5 Core Technologies that will Transform Humanity and Human...

Feb 02, 2018

It's hard to imagine the world without all the technology of today that have...

Retail & Artificial Intelligence  -  A Revolution in the Making

Jan 18, 2018

Retail, one of the largest industries in the world, totaled an estimated $5.73 trillion...

Autonomous Driving  -  Shifting to Overdrive in 2018

Nov 17, 2017

Autonomous driving once thought of as a thing of the future and sci-fi movies...

8 Trends in Cloud Computing for 2018

Nov 07, 2017

Business and IT executives are no longer looking at the Cloud solely as a tool...

Solutions for Human Vision   -  Technology to the Rescue

Oct 20, 2017

Sight is one of the senses that can't be replicated by technology...

The World of Artificial Intelligence  -  8 Trends to Watch in 2018

Sep 21, 2017

Computationally analyzing Big Data is not a passing trend. As volumes of data...

Seven Trends in IoT that will define 2018

Sep 21, 2017

Our physical world with devices is being reinvented every day with newer...

The Future of Reality — Augmented, Virtual or Mixed?

Sep 09, 2017

Augmented reality (AR) is the integration of digital information with the user's...

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Aug 24, 2017

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, "chronic diseases and conditions are on...

The Future of Automotive  —  Autonomous Driving to Autonomous...

July 26, 2017

2017 has been a year where we've heard a lot of buzz about autonomous driving...

Can You Hear Me Now? —  The Rise of Voice Assistants

July 11, 2017

is predicted to be the year of voice-first devices like Amazon Echo...

Mobile Application Development —  5 Strategies for Success for your...

June 15, 2017

Even though the number of mobile apps is in the millions, that doesn't stop developers...

Qualcomm vs Apple in Perspective —  Patents, IP & the Future of Innovation

May 31, 2017

The technology industry has been innovating rapidly. Today it's hard to imagine life...

Five Bold Predictions for the Automotive Industry

May 16, 2017

As the second largest market for vehicle sales globally, it's no surprise that companies...

New to the Neighborhood: IoT-Powered Smart Homes

April 30, 2017

Once, a house was a place to display the electronic trappings of success ...

Drones in Precision Agriculture  -  A Bird's Eye View of the Farm

April 13, 2017

Two interesting events occurred worldwide during the last couple of years; drones...

Asokan Inc. | Top 7 Tech Developments to Watch in 2017

Mar 28, 2017

2017 will bring many game changes in the world of technology. Not only will we be...

2016—A Retrospective of the Technology Industry

Mar 07, 2017

2016 was definitely a Big Year for Tech. Technology has been moving...

Successful Farming with Technology — The New Era !

Feb 21, 2017

Technological advances in farming, which have greatly increased yields...

Smart City  -  A City That Never Sleeps…

Feb 7, 2017

The development of "Smart Cities" can be traced to 2008, when IBM published...

Transformers: Bots Poised to Change CUX Across Industries

Dec 7, 2016

It's an Internet dweller mindlessly performing repetitive tasks, day and night...

Unfolding Drones — the Tech Toy that is here to STAY

Nov 3, 2016

Used predominately for precision attacks, unmanned combats...

The Internet of Things (IoT)- the Internet Randomized

Oct 26, 2016

Before there were smartphones, YouTube or Twitter, there was the Internet...

One for the Road — Big Data & the Automobile Industry

Sep 17, 2016

Big Data and Analytics are the success stories of today. By Capture...

A Battle Cry — It's Technology against Diabetes

Aug 18, 2016

Diabetes, a metabolic disease leading to life threatening complications, affects millions...

5G — Faster than the Fast

July 29, 2016

From basic Wireless Technology to 5G, Mobile Communications have come a long way...

Virtual Reality Device Market — Making Heads Turn

Jun 18, 2016

Technology has transformed itself in the last decade in mind-boggling ways, disrupting...

Apple, Privacy & Security- A PR Conundrum

June 1, 2016

A Polarizing debate will invariably emerge whenever there is a discussion around...

Big Data in Retail - Will Big Data help unfold the next retail revolution?

May 25, 2016

Big Data — a simple word that is used to represent the complex explosion...

WearableTech Unfolded - The Future is Here!

April 20, 2016

Wearables today have become a statement of sorts and are on the way...

Unfolding Virtual Reality: Trends & Predictions

Mar 31, 2016

Virtual Reality (VR) has never ceased to surprise and amaze us. It is easy to get excited about this innovative technology — after all weren't...

FBI vs. Apple : A Fight Unfolds, A Nation Divides, The World Watches

Mar 01, 2016

Privacy vs. Security — one of the most debated arguments we have heard numerous times in recent days due to the ongoing legal battle...

Asokan writes a monthly feature entitled "On the Cutting Edge" for the MOTODEV newsletter examining trends and events in the industry. A collection of those feature articles is listed below.


A Year of Innovations: 5 Growth Areas from 2008 | January 8, 2009
2008 brought striking innovations to the mobile market. From over-the-air intelligent searching to one-click integration with popular content sites like Flickr or YouTube, users now expect their mobile device interactions to be both extremely simple and extremely powerful. This article explores some of the innovations we've seen over the past 12 months and their implications for our mobile future...(Read More)

Mobile Commerce: Driving Adoption | December 8, 2008
Mobile advertising has been the hottest topic in the wireless industry, with much of the hype driven by the exponential penetration...A few years ago, mobile commerce (or m-commerce) was touted as the next killer application - so what happened? Although mobile commerce has not yet become as ubiquitous as some people expected, advances in data networks and growth of the mobile Internet are helping it to gain slow but steady traction in various pockets of the world... (Read More)

Mobile Advertising - A Tsunami Waiting to Happen | November 10, 2008
Mobile advertising has been the hottest topic in the wireless industry, with much of the hype driven by the exponential penetration of mobile handsets into the global market. But while problems within the industry have kept a lid on this technology – such as platform fragmentation, memory requirements, media differences, inventory of content, availability of data networks, or complexity in value chain – there has been continued, quiet movement indicating that mobile advertising will become a major force in the near future... (Read More)

Inspirational Innovation: Solving Problems and Protecting IP | October 6, 2008
As millions of new developers enter the mobile application space, success depends directly on innovation and differentiation. MOTODEV's technology evangelist speaks with problem-solving and intellectual property rights expert Maria Thompson about finding fresh sources of inspiration, leveraging your ideas, and protecting them in a fast-moving marketplace... (Read More)

Mobile Widgets Come Alive with WebUI | September 1, 2008
As developers for the desktop have already discovered, widgets can play a key role in getting content to consumers, driving brand recognition and loyalty, and scoring quick wins for companies eager to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Our technology evangelist takes a look at Motorola's new WebUI application environment and explains how WebUI-based widgets can change the game for your development... (Read More)

Mobile Data Enabled Applications and Connected Consumer Experiences | August 5, 2008
Late last year mobile phone penetration hit an important landmark, expanding to reach 50% of the world's total population. As this explosive growth continues, a parallel movement is taking place in mobile networks, which are evolving quickly from voice-only to data based models... (Read More)

Building the Next Generation of Mobile Applications: Context Awareness | July 1, 2008
Mobile hardware and software producers spend an astounding amount of time considering human and user interface details in an effort to make the interaction simple for the user. But is the user the only source of information a device can use to make interaction simpler and more effective? Not anymore... (Read More)

DLNA: The Digital Home in Reality | June 2, 2008
Digital Living Network Alliance, or DLNA technology enables multi-vendor consumer devices to communicate by building a common connectivity platform for a variety of multimedia experiences... (Read More)

Mobile Music: A Social Phenomenon | May 2, 2008
Music remains an amazingly disruptive (in a good way) influence for the mobile marketplace. From basic hardware design evolution to robust DRM schemes, music has ushered the creation of several cutting edge developments for device manufacturers and software developers alike. It's really no surprise, then, that music has the potential to form the core of creative new experiences in mobile applications... (Read More)

Femto-Cells: Next Generation Home Base Stations | April 1, 2008
More commonly known as the home base station, a femtocell creates that broadband - mobile network interface. Using a simple appliance similar to a wireless router, femtocell technology brings the promise of more consistent mobile connections using a technology native to existing mobile hardware... (Read More)

Emerging Technology - Near Field Communications | March 3, 2008
Near Field Communication (NFC) is a fast emerging short-range wireless connectivity standard that significantly simplifies the interaction of consumer devices across a range of applications. Though fairly new, NFC has evolved from a combination of existing contactless identification and interconnection technologies, most notably RFID. The technology can be implemented in mobile phones or other portable devices to enable secure electronic payments... (Read More)

Location Based Services - Have they arrived? | February 1, 2008
Until 2006, LBS was more talk than action, but now in the early days of 2008, LBS is a real thing. The technology now exists for these applications to work smoothly, without interruption, and in concert with each other. But that's the linchpin of the developer's puzzle: Rethinking the way these applications work together to provide a seamless location based experience instead of a one-off gadget... (Read More)

Games, Mobile Phones and Technology | January 1, 2008
Mobile Games are gaining market presence. From the 38 million users measured across the globe in 2005, an iSuppli marketing report forecasts a threefold growth to 134 million mobile game users, each month, by 2010. Mobile gaming revenue is also expected to nearly triple by 2011, growing to $6.6 billion. An In-Stat report predicts that 9% of mobile subscribers will use their phones for games... (Read More)

Social Networks: The Mobile Way | December 3, 2007
Social networks are sprouting these days like wild mushrooms. Many of these new online communities cater to niche interests ranging from obscure political candidates to independent films. Social networking sites allow users to create online profiles and build personal networks that connect them to other users... (Read More)

MIDP 3.0: The Next Generation In Java ME Application Development | November 1, 2007
Ever since Java for Mobile Devices was released in 1998, it has been widely adopted by most manufacturers and application programmers. Java ME is available on more than 80% of the handsets and it seems to be a very favorable programming environment due to its wide availability. Though portability has suffered due to fragmentation issues, it still seems to be the #1 choice for mobile application programmers... (Read More)

Web 2.0: An Introduction | October 1, 2007
With always-on connectivity and higher bandwidth available on mobile networks, mobile Internet access is on the verge of becoming a fully realized service that has the potential to create radical change in the competitive dynamics between content owners, network operators, technology vendors, and end-users... (Read More)

MOTODEV Summits: San Jose | September 3, 2007
As I was putting together the sessions for our first-ever series of MOTODEV Summits, I started getting really excited about the numerous possibilities these events offer to developers. Those who attend the Summits – in San Jose, in London or in Beijing – will get a unique 360-degree view of what's out there today and discover new ways to create cool, innovative applications ... (Read More)

Mobile Content Protection & Digital Rights Management | August 1, 2007
The users have spoken: access to music and other media is essential on today's feature-rich handsets. The possibilities for media applications are nearly limitless, but developers must confront the ongoing threat of content piracy. As the value of content increases, so does the level of hacker sophistication... (Read More)

Developer Innovation Using Displays | July 2, 2007
As technologies evolve, one major trend in the mobile handset industry is a shift toward more advanced display technology bringing developers larger screens, richer colors, sharper contrast and higher refresh rates for mobile applications... (Read More)

Getting In Touch with Haptics | June 1, 2007
As mobile computing becomes more pervasive, the quality of mobile data networks and the capabilities of mobile devices are getting stronger, spurring the development of cooler, more innovative and more user-friendly applications for handheld resource-constrained devices... (Read More)

Information content validation for electronic devices United States US 20130283401 | Filed April 18, 2013
A circuit device comprises a processing device connected to a memory. The processing device comprises a detection module that detects information content received in the memory from an electronic device. A validation module validates the information content in real time. Validating the information content includes analyzing the information content to detect selected content and preventing dissemination of the selected content from the electronic device...(Read More)

Method and system for information content validation in electronic devices
Content validation on an electronic device comprises detecting information content on an electronic device and validating the information content in real time in the electronic device. Validating the information content includes analyzing the information content to detect selected content and preventing dissemination of the selected content via the electronic device. The information content comprises content originating and/or terminating on the electronic device...(Read More)

MyFamily

MyFamily is an innovative digital parenting platform to protect your family from online threats and make them safe & secure. It allows you to supervise, manage, monitor, control & protect your family on Web, Android & iOS Platforms.


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MyFamily

SecureME
SecureME is an Android Kiosk Launcher that prevents user interaction or any other activity outside the scope of defined execution.

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SecureMe

2020AppLock

2020Applock – Best Applock for Android. Protect privacy of your content on your device (tablets, smartphones) with password or pattern. Best advanced protection applock and it is easy to lock and unlock your apps with 2020Applock.


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2020AppLock

2020Wallet
2020Wallet helps you to save all your Credit/Debit cards, important documents & protects all your passwords in a single app.

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2020Wallet

MobileSwitch

Switching your mobile devices is now much easier with MobileSwitch. Transfer all your contacts, calendar events etc. from your old device to a new device in just a few seconds.


Checkout the video on MobileSwitch here
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MobileSwitch

UnfoldPrints

Photo Printing from Phone is now easier. Click, Collect & Hold your Memories. Print and hold your moments with UnfoldPrints.


Checkout the video on UnfoldPrints here
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UnfoldPrints

RedGreen

Best Android Optimizer, App Manager, Speed Booster, Secures Data, App Lock & Battery Saver - Red Green helps Speed up & Clean up your android device.


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RedGreen

DroidTransact

Droid transact is a solution that helps to reduce revenue outflow from the App store owners by redirecting the In-app billing calls from Google Play to App Store calls.

DroidTransact

Smart Data Solution

Smart Data Solution is an SAAS based key to provide recommendations based on user profile data aggregated from various apps for iOS and Android.

Smart Data Solution

Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung Smart Switch™ seamlessly transfers contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes, calendar and more to your Samsung Galaxy® smartphone.

Samsung Smart Switch

Samsung PrinTap

Print photos from your mobile. Order photo prints directly from your Galaxy device and pick them up at nearby retail stores. We've added Walmart to our family of retailers - Walgreens, Sam's Club, CVS & Costco


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Samsung PrinTap

Samsung SocialHub

Social Hub is a smart communication service. Talk to who you want, when you want, and how you want. You can review past conversations and all types of messages (push e-mail, text, IM and SNS), see what friends are talking about, and let networks know your latest news, all from one place without having to access individual applications.


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Samsung SocialHub

Ashok Key Quotes
  • "Cloud Computing empowers developers & companies to innovate faster and cheaper. It's impressive that you can spin up any server, any operating system and stack in minutes to get rolling. It is far more secure than the traditional on premise systems and it is a better way to run a business."

    - Asokan Ashok, CEO - UnfoldLabs Inc.

  • "Vision is one of the most important sense in the human body. Although there have been huge investments in technology for other diseases, investment in vision research has been comparatively low. With greater investment and new advancements in technology I am hopeful that the future will bring some amazing solutions/Products that will solve many of the vexing issues related to sight."

    - Asokan Ashok, CEO - UnfoldLabs Inc.

  • "Artificial Intelligence is still in its infancy. The LIFE of AI has just started and I am excited at the possibilities of AI making a huge impact on our world. AI has a long way to go, and I don't see it peaking in my lifetime."

    - Asokan Ashok, CEO - UnfoldLabs Inc.

  • "2018 is going to be the defining year for the Internet of Things. The world of connected devices has evolved in the past few years and will start to reinvent innovation in devices. With Big Data, Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence coming together-the IoT ecosystem will boom."

    - Asokan Ashok, CEO - UnfoldLabs Inc.

  • "The future of reality will move away from a digital (augmented, virtual) experience to pure, real experiences where devices and screens no longer present a barrier of use. Blending the physical and virtual worlds to create experiences with lower complexity and higer realism are the keys to success. Technology needs to enhance the human surroundings elegantly, efficiently and securely without erecting barriers to entry. "

    - Asokan Ashok, CEO - UnfoldLabs Inc.

  • "Consumers don't want Mobile Internet. They would rather have the Internet on their mobile."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "Successful mobile application developers understand the technology as well as how consumer trends change the technology they use."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "Today's "open" mantra is a nice concept, but it's not a factor at all if open solutions don't deliver on the consumer needs."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "The key challenge for developers will never be the technologies themselves. The greater challenge is the adoption of the technologies by consumers."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "Mobile Phones are redefining the consumer experience."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "Consumers are already looking for more localized mobile experiences. Those aren't new features; but the same features with more localized experiences."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "As the telecom networks bring up plans for unlimited data, the killer data application is yet to be found."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "The key to success is to give the mobile consumers what they need, rather than try to force them to have what you want them to have."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "As Social Networks Evolve, the key is to stay connected personally, rather than stay connected via the networks."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "As mobile phones penetrate more markets and become a household item, consumers will start to demand more personalized experiences."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "Mobile application developers are not innovating at the speed consumers demand newer experiences."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "As life gets mobile - providing the right consumer experience is the key."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "The mobile consumer needs practical, utility based mobile applications that are easy to use and well integrated with the device."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

  • "Though wireless content applications and data networks have grown, the content discovery puzzle is yet to be solved and the networks, device manufacturers and operators need to define them to provide the required user experience."

    - Asokan Thiyagarajan, Technology Evangelist, Motorola

Asokan Publishes articles on emerging trends in technology.

Here is the article that was Published in Wireless Week in 2012.

NFC & the Mobile Device: Tap to Unlock | Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Imagine this: You are about to leave work and tap your phone to the sticker on your desk, and your wife gets a message that you will be home in 20 minutes. You go out for a drink at your favorite local bar, tap your phone against a sticker at the door, and that night's wine specials appear on your phone's display...(Read More)

Here is the article that was Published in Wireless Week in Dec 2011.

The Future of Mobility – Six Trends to Look for in 2012 | Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The mobility space has undergone some revolutionary activity during the last three years. If 2009 captured record smartphone sales in the United States, the subsequent years have fared even better and dramatically shaped the façade of future mobile trends...(Read More)

Here is the article that was Published in Wireless Week in Aug, 2009.

Context-Aware Mobile Apps: It's All in the Little Details
It doesn't take too much to get yourself identified as "That Guy" in the usual social situations. You know That Guy. He/she's the one who is conspicuously the center of attention and is clearly not pleased about it...(Read More)

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