27 September 2010

MEF Executive Questionaire #18: Kelvin Kwek, CEO, Infindo Technology.

MEF continues to seek new ways to profile its members and promote the thought-leadership of the senior executives within these companies. We are pleased to launch the MEF Executive Questionnaire to reveal the real people behind the industry in an informal and entertaining manner.

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The eighteenth in the series is from Kelvin Kwek, CEO of Infindo Technology.

1. Please describe briefly your main company activities and your role within that organisation
Infindo Technology is an R&D company providing mobile solutions which include software and hardware.

2. Without necessarily revealing any confidential information, please outline the principal business models your company uses
We research into the latest mobile technology and provide affordable solutions to our customers. We believe that time is money and our approach is to implement the fastest go-to-market strategy.

3. What has been your company’s greatest achievement to-date?
We have been consistently producing profitable iPhone apps and have produced top ranking apps in iTunes stores in most countries worldwide.

4. What is your company currently working on that is going to move the industry forward?
We are currently working on a 'Zero Start-Up Cost' mobile app store platforms where network operators using our platform can be profitable from day one. As an app developer, we are closing in on the appstore eco-system by providing “AppFactory” to operators, so that the operator will own an appstore full of applications ready for sale.

5. What is exciting you most in 2010 (either personally or professionally)?
I have managed to structure the company organization to cater for the next wave of growth; Infindo Technology will produce more applications and products efficiently and with quality. We are launching our first commercial appstore in Brunei to mark another successful milestone for the company.

6. What is the most important piece of technology in your life?
Mobile technology is the most important technology in my life, technology which allows me to be connected all the time, anytime and anywhere.

7. What mobile device(s) do you use?
I used an iPhone and an iPad.

8. What’s your favourite application?
F1 2010 is my favourite application as I am a big fan of Formula 1.

9. What’s your ringtone?
My ringtone is a typical iPhone ringtone, Marimba.

10. Which mobile industry blogs do you regularly read and why?
I do not follow a specific mobile industry blog. However, I rely on Google Alerts to push me all the relevant information I am interested in, which includes news for the mobile industry.

11. What is the biggest mobile content issue that is likely to affect the industry within the next 12 months?
The biggest issue for content will be relevance. Content needs to be localised, there is no ‘one size fit all' content. This will be the biggest challenge for globalised content providers. The Apple App Store has contained most of the generic applications, we believe localised applications will become the dominant force in the next 12 months.

12. Which other MEF member organisation do you most admire?
Huawei Technologies is the MEF member that I admire the most simply because the company has created a unique corporate culture that has driven the company to be one of the most successful telecom equipment vendors.

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