আজকের উপলব্ধিতে নাগরিক ঐক্য [২৯.১০.১৫]

নাগরিক ঐক্য #Nagorik

“আলোচনায় অংশ নেবেন আ স ম আবদুর রব, ব্রিগেডিয়ার জেনারেল (অব.) এম সাখাওয়াত হোসেন, ডা. জাফরুল্লাহ চৌধুরী, ড. বদিউল আলম মজুমদার, কমরেড খালেকুজ্জামান, প্রফেসর ড. মাহবুব উল্লাহ, আবদুল মালেক রতন, মোস্তফা মহসীন মন্টু, এস এম আকরাম, সুলতান মো. মনসুর।”

রাজনৈতিক সংস্কার #Political Reform

“বিএনপির নীতি ও কার্যধারা নিয়ে প্রশ্ন তুললেন সদ্য পদত্যাগ করা শমসের মবিন চৌধুরী। জেনারেল জিয়ার আদর্শ অনুযায়ী বিএনপি চলছে কি না সে প্রশ্নও তোলেন তিনি। ‘এখন রাজনীতিতে অধঃপতন ঘটেছে। এটা অনাকাঙ্ক্ষিত। মানুষ সুস্থ ধারার রাজনীতি চায়।’

বাণিজ্য ও অর্থনীতি Business & Economy

শিক্ষা Education

মাদকমুক্ত বাংলাদেশ #StopDrugTrafficking #Nagorik

আজকের উপলব্ধিতে নাগরিক ঐক্য [২৮.১০.১৫]

নাগরিক ঐক্য #Nagorik

রাজনৈতিক সংস্কার #Political Reform

“আন্দোলনের নামে মানুষ পুড়িয়ে হত্যার বিচার চেয়ে বিএনপি শীর্ষ নেতৃত্বের ওপর এই ‘প্রতীকী হামলা’ চালানো হয় বলে জানা গেছে। লন্ডন থেকে সাংবাদিক জানান, মঙ্গলবার থেকে বিষয়টি টক অব দ্য কমিউনিটিতে পরিণত হয়েছে।”

“সাবেক পররাষ্ট্রসচিব শমসের মবিন চৌধুরী একজন যুদ্ধাহত মুক্তিযোদ্ধা। সেনাবাহিনী থেকে পররাষ্ট্র দপ্তরে নিয়োগ পান। যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে বাংলাদেশের রাষ্ট্রদূতও ছিলেন। সামরিক কর্মকর্তা থেকে আমলা এবং পরবর্তীতে রাজনীতিবিদ হয়ে ওঠা শমসের মবিন প্রভাবশালী নেতা হিসেবে নিজেকে প্রতিষ্ঠিত করেন।”

Shamsher M Chowdhury

Shamsher M Chowdhury

সারাদেশ

#Women Empowerment

BDArmyWomen

Microsoft

শিক্ষা Education

Bangladesh Cricket

নারী অধিকার প্রতিষ্ঠা #Women Empowerment #HeForShe

মাদকমুক্ত বাংলাদেশ  #StopDrugTrafficking  #Nagorik

International Relations: India

Latest From Roman Catholic Church [09.25.15]

1986

2003

“The statue, chiselled in Italy and installed at the 150-year-old church in 1955, has been the focal point for prayer for the tiny Christian community in the port city.”

Patharghata Catholic Church

Patharghata Catholic Church

2005

2015

References

আজকের উপলব্ধিতে নাগরিক ঐক্য [২৯.০৭.১৫]

 

নাগরিক ঐক্য #Nagorik

রাজনৈতিক সংস্কার #PoliticalReform

“অভিযুক্ত চার ভাই হলেন টাঙ্গাইল-৩ আসন থেকে নির্বাচিত আওয়ামী লীগের সাংসদ আমানুর রহমান খান (রানা), শহর আওয়ামী লীগের সাধারণ সম্পাদক ও সদর পৌরসভার মেয়র সহিদুর রহমান খান (মুক্তি), টাঙ্গাইল জেলা চেম্বার অব কমার্সের সভাপতি ও ব্যবসায়ী নেতা জাহিদুর রহমান খান (কাকন) এবং কেন্দ্রীয় ছাত্রলীগের সদস্য, সদ্য সাবেক সহসভাপতি সানিয়াত খান (বাপ্পা)।”

 

“গোয়েন্দা সংস্থা (“দেশসেবায় নিয়োজিত”) -র প্রতিবেদনে বলা হয়েছে, ব্যক্তিস্বার্থ হাসিলের জন্য সাংসদ এবং তাঁর সমর্থকেরা সংখ্যালঘু সম্প্রদায়ের ওপর হামলা ও নির্যাতন চালাচ্ছে। গত ১৯ জুন থেকে পাড়িয়া ইউনিয়নের কদমতলী, সিংগারী-১, সিংগারী-২, হাইয়াপাড়া ও কামাত পাড়িয়া গ্রামের হিন্দু পরিবারগুলো আতঙ্কে আছে। ভয়ে অনেকে রাতের বেলায় বাইরে থাকছেন।

ভুক্তভোগী অকুল চন্দ্র সিং বলেন, ‘সাংসদ তাঁর ক্যাডার বাহিনী দিয়ে আমাদের পাঁচ বিঘা জমি ইতিমধ্যে দখল করেছেন। ক্যাডার বাহিনী আমাদের মারধরও করেছে। নির্যাতনের ভয়ে কয়েকটি পরিবার ঘর ছেড়ে চলেও গেছে।’

 

শিক্ষা Education

“জ্ঞানের আলোয় উন্নত বাংলাদেশ”

 

Microsoft

মাদকমুক্ত বাংলাদেশ  #StopDrugTrafficking  #Nagorik

International Relations

Science & Engineering News: AI @IBM, Postdoctoral System, Microsoft and More …

 

Academia: Postdoctoral System

“There is a growing number of postdocs and few places in academia for them to go. Some end up trapped as ‘permadocs’: doing multiple postdoc terms, staying for many years and, in a small but significant proportion, never leaving. What does the future hold?

By the time … reached her twelfth year as a postdoctoral fellow, she had finally had enough …”

 

Microsoft

 

Artificial Intelligence @IBM

“IBM is testing an idea for making computers more intelligent by utilizing Jeff Hawkins’ ideas on how the human brain operates.”

Articles

Science & Engineering News: Microsoft, “Surface Light” and More ..

Microsoft

Articles:

“Plans and Targets: Microsoft [January 10, 2015 – Message @Gates & @Nadella ]

Microsoft Surface: 

  • Tablet Marketshare Target – Surpass iPad.
  • Introduce Lower cost and lighter (in weight) Version [Surface Light”; besides “Surface Pro”].
  • The Keyboard: Urges you to create; turns Surface into a Gadget that facilitates Creative Expression. (In contrast, the UI and design of Tablet or Touch-only Devices make them suitable for Media, Apps & Games consumption only).
  • The pitching for Surface Pro: “Workplace Computer that you can carry around and use as a Tablet”.
  • One Surface – In place of:
    • One Laptop (Study; work) and
    • One Tablet (“Coolness factor”; Consumption of Media, Apps, Games).

 

Link: So my parents reasoned, if we let Tahsin major in “Computer Science and Engineering”, someday he would become a great personality like Bill Gates! ]

 

Microsoft

“In my role as technical advisor to Satya, I get to join product reviews and am impressed by the vision and talent I see. The result is evident in products like Cortana, Skype Translator, and HoloLens — and those are just a few of the many innovations that are on the way.”

#1986

Bill Gates 1986

Gates in 1986 [Image Courtesy of CNET.com]

America in News [04.02.15]

 

America in News: Iran Nuclear Deal .. Microsoft Surface 3 (“Surface Light”) .. Carly Fiorina eyes #Election2016

Articles:

 

“Plans and Targets: Microsoft [January 10, 2015 – Message @Gates & @Nadella ]

Microsoft Surface: 

  • Tablet Marketshare Target – Surpass iPad
  • Introduce Lower cost and lighter (in weight) versions [Surface “Light”; besides Surface Pro].
  • Keyboard – Urges you to create (Tablet / touch-only Devices – only for Media, Apps & Games consumption)”

 

Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation: IoT, Microsoft & More

 

Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation: IoT, Microsoft & More

Drug Development #Medicine #BioEngineering

Microsoft

The Beginnings Of A Renaissance In The 21st Century

The Beginnings Of A Renaissance In The 21st Century  #21stCenturyRenaissance

 

A Renaissance in Scientific and Engineering Innovation has quietly started in 2014 – mostly inside the walls of Large Corporate Houses.

People will begin to notice its impact within a year or so – when novel innovations from Corporations really start affecting our day to day lives and people begin to write and talk about those innovations widely.

My ideas and my writings are inspiration to this 21st Century Renaissance. My capacity to challenge the best Companies on the planet is the driving force.

 

Software & IT Corporations

Software & IT Corporations – Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon – all have renewed their focus on innovation.

We have already seen several new products.

 

Google bought lots of Companies (from “Robotics” & “Smart Home” Companies to “Artificial Intelligence” & “AeroSpace” Corporations) – belonging to areas which people thought Google would never venture into.

Microsoft brought Microsoft band, Microsoft HoloLens, Windows 10 and brought about changes to its corporate structure and company culture.

Facebook bought Oculus Rift and increased budget allocation for research and innovation (even if by compromising short term revenues – according to Zuckerberg).

We have already seen novel innovative products from Amazon and HP (including a Physical Digital Computer – “HP Sprout” [4] ).

And Apple, the consumer Electronics Company, has started working on a new Digital Car ( #DigitalCar ) – that is Self Driving [5] and Electric [6] and a new Search Engine [7].

 

Auto Companies

Auto Companies have renewed their efforts on innovation and research.

And It’s not just American Auto Corporations. German and Japanese Auto Corporations are equally excited by innovation possibilities!

We witnessed their efforts and had a glimpse of our future cars in CES 2015.

German automaker Mercedes-Benz showcased their “Concept Car” [3] – which is pretty far from “Cars” as we know them today!

Japanese automaker Toyota unveiled almost 6000 patents concerning “Fuel Cell Technology” to the world – furthering opportunities for research and innovation for people all over the world in CES 2015 [2].

 

Physical Digital Computing

And in the mean time – several new areas of innovation are taking shape – (from Digital Manufacturing and “Wearables” to Smart Home and Physical Digital Retail) – all of which fall under the broad area “Physical Digital Computing”.

 

Innovations will accelerate by several magnitudes as soon as I start working on Engineering & Scientific Innovations : At My Ventures [1].

 

Welcome to the 21st Century Renaissance!

Welcome to a new World – a world far better than the world we used to live in!

Welcome to World Version 2!

 

Articles By Me:

 

References

  1. Engineering & Scientific Innovations : At My Ventures [TahsinVersion2.com]
  2. Toyota “Fuel Cell” Patents – CES 2015: Toyota opens up almost 6000 hydrogen patents [BBC]
  3. Mercedes-Benz concept car – Mercedes-Benz unveils connected, self-driving concept car at CES 2015 [CNET]
  4. HP Sprout: Computer Reimagined HP Sprout: is this the future of desktop computing? [The Telegraph]
  5. Apple Car: Self driving Apple studies self-driving car, auto industry source says [Reuters]
  6. Apple Car: Electric – Apple Gears Up to Challenge Tesla in Electric Cars [WSJ]
  7. Apple : Search Engine Apple working on its own search engine [IBN Live]

 

 

Youtube Playlist (Compiled By Me): 

Leonardo da Vinci : The Greatest Polymath & The Central Figure of European Renaissance

 

Youtube Playlist (Compiled By Me):

Digital Car : What does your future Car look like?

Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [02.10.15]

Physical Digital Computing   Internet Of Things (IOT) 

A $35 Windows PC to try out your inventive & creative potentials:

 

Microsoft

Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [01.22.15]

Computer Science

Physical Digital Computing

#PhysicalDigital

 

Microsoft

 

Transportation Systems & Vehicles [Water]

The Diamond Princess, part of Carnival’s Princess Cruises line, carried Chinese tourists off the coast of Fukuoka, Japan, in August.

The Diamond Princess, part of Carnival’s Princess Cruises line, carried Chinese tourists off the coast of Fukuoka, Japan, in August.

“Carnival says it already enjoys a 55% to 60% share of the tiny but fast-growing Chinese market, and executives expect it to grow to about half the size of the U.S. market—the industry’s largest—by 2020.”

Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Engineering [01.20.15]

Microsoft

“Microsoft hopes Windows 10 will fulfill its long-standing promise to establish a common software foundation for PCs, tablets, smartphones and Xbox. Unifying them could allow for seamless activities across devices, such as letting Xbox users shift in midgame from the console to a Windows PC.

The larger benefit of a cross-device operating system, however, is creating a bigger base of users to appeal to software developers.”

 

Google

Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [01.15.15]

Bio-Engineering & Translational Medicine

Government, Policy & Law: Modernization of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Drug and Device Approval Process

I shall modernize the “Process” that FDA follows to approve Drugs and devices:

  • Reformulating the testing phases the “drugs” and “devices” have to go through,
  • the phases themselves

– with the goals of shortening time and reducing the amount of money spent in the approval process.

Government “Process”es haven’t incorporated newer Technologies for more accurate testing & efficiency gains.

But before those changes take place, we have to make sure – drugs and devices are not approved hastily (untested “side-effects” might do more harms than goods to patients).

Some of European BioPharma Companies are already excited – planning to move research facilities to US – if those changes take place.

 

Smart Car

Detroit Auto Show

Acura's unveiling of NSX mid-engine supercar

Acura’s unveiling of NSX mid-engine supercar

 

High Speed Internet For All

#HighSpeedInternetForAll

“OneWeb aims to build and launch a satellite constellation to provide internet directly to users.”

 

Microsoft

Communications & Entertainment

“The new phones are targeting low-income users in developing markets

The 435 and 532 will go on sale in Asia, the Middle East and Europe for $80 (69 Euros) and $91 (79 Euros) respectively.

China’s Xiaomi went from relative obscurity to the top mobile phone seller in the Chinese market last year, clocking in at 240% sales growth.”

 

Google

Modular Phone

আজকের উপলব্ধিতে নাগরিক ঐক্য [১৫.০১.১৫]

মতামত – কলাম

“শেখ হাসিনার ওপর পাশবিক গ্রেনেড হামলা এবং সাবেক অর্থমন্ত্রী এস এম এ কিবরিয়ার হত্যাকাণ্ডের পর তৎকালীন বিএনপির সরকারকেও আমরা এমন চরম দায়িত্বহীন মন্তব্য করতে দেখেছিলাম। আবার পেট্রলবোমার ঘটনায় বিএনপি বলছে, এটি আওয়ামী লীগেরই কাজ।

অবাধ নির্বাচনের মাধ্যমে মানুষের সত্যিকারের মতামতের ভিত্তিতে একটি সরকার গঠনের লক্ষ্যে আলোচনা শুরু না হলে এ দেশে গণতন্ত্রের ভবিষ্যৎ অন্ধকার।”

দেশের খবর

 

তরুণ প্রজন্ম  

#YouthEmpowerment

“জ্ঞানের আলোয় উন্নত বাংলাদেশ”

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#WomenEmpowerment

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“মেয়েদের প্রোগ্রামিং বিষয়ে উত্সাহী করে তুলতে কোড ইট গার্ল (Code It Girl) নামের একটি সংগঠন ড্যাফোডিল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে আয়োজন করেছে দিনব্যাপী একটি কর্মশালা।
কোড ইন গার্লের উদ্যোক্তা আফরিন হোসেন জানিয়েছেন, ‘কম্পিউটার সায়েন্স পড়ুয়া মেয়েদের সংখ্যা তুলনামূলকভাবে কম এবং প্রোগ্রামিং নিয়ে কাজ করেন এমন মেয়েও কম।”
কর্মশালায় নবম, দশম ও একাদশ শ্রেণির ৬০ জন শিক্ষার্থী অংশ নিচ্ছেন। এ কর্মশালায় পাইথন প্রোগ্রামিং ল্যাঙ্গুয়েজ শেখানো হবে। কর্মশালা পরিচালনা করবেন কম্পিউটার প্রোগ্রামিং বইয়ের লেখক তামিম শাহরিয়ার ও দ্বিমিক কম্পিউটিংয়ের পরিচালক তাহমিদ রাফি। 

দিনব্যাপী কর্মশালার সমাপনী পর্বে উপস্থিত থাকবেন অধ্যাপক মুহম্মদ জাফর ইকবাল,  অধ্যাপক মোহাম্মদ কায়কোবাদ, বাংলাদেশ গণিত অলিম্পিয়াড কমিটির সাধারণ সম্পাদক মুনির হাসান এবং নর্থ সাউথ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের সহকারী অধ্যাপক নোভা আহমেদ।”

 

Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation

Microsoft

 

“মাদকমুক্ত বাংলাদেশ” গড়ার লক্ষ্যে অগ্রগতি

#StopDrugTrafficking

Microsoft: Plans & Overall Direction

Microsoft Devices

  • Microsoft Surface (Laptop + Tablet)
  • Microsoft Phone [<= Nokia Phones]
  • Microsoft HoloLens
  • Microsoft Xbox One
  • Microsoft Kinect


Branding & Marketing

I would like to see Microsoft to be positioned as:

“Microsoft is a company that deeply cares for people.”




Windows Operating System

  • Seamless integration of touch version (“tile”) and desktop version of Windows.
    • Seamless Integration across Devices
    • Integration across Cloud-enabled Devices. [Cloud as an extended Hard-drive that “syncs” across devices]

Clue:

For now: 

Introduce “Folders” to arrange Apps and Files on “tile” version

Hierarchical => Folders inside Folders to arrange Files and apps [Consider, Windows’ Filesystem & Drives]

Make corresponding changes (Redesign) to the Windows’ Filesystem so that the Filesystem is more in tune with the UI;

which would lead to changes in File permissions, etc. [No more C Drive, D Drive, etc.]

Plans:
These are massive changes.

Possible Plan:  

Parallel Release of:

  • Windows 10 and
  • Windows “X” [which would be a completely new Windows redesigned from the ground-up]

Or, Windows 10, Windows Mobile: “Folders” on Tile. Later: Changes to the Filesystem.

These are patentable stuff! Worth $$$$$ …. (1 followed by lots & lots of zeros!) So, Shhhh ….!

 
“Brand Appeal”
One of the areas I shall work on is to bring the “Brand Appeal” back to Microsoft products (that Microsoft once enjoyed).
“Microsoft is cool!” or maybe “Microsoft is back!”
“Surface is simply sensational!”


 
Increase of “Brand Appeal” and excitement around Microsoft Products

    1. Microsoft leapfrogs Exxon to become second largest firm (BBC) 
“Energy giant Exxon has ceded its position as the world’s second-largest public company to tech firm Microsoft, after concerns about the falling price of oil drove its shares down.

Exxon’s shares traded at $94.90 midday on Friday, reducing the total value of all its shares, or market capitalisation, to $401.9bn (£256.7bn). Shares in Microsoft – which have been rising after a strong October earnings report – hit $49.81.
That gives it a value of $410.5bn.”

Plans and Targets: Microsoft

Microsoft Surface: 

  • Tablet Marketshare Target – Surpass iPad.
  • Introduce Lower cost and lighter (in weight) Version [“Surface Light”; besides “Surface Pro”]. Surface “Light” will be “Stylish”. It’s not going to be “just another cheap Laptop” and buyers would compare it with iPad and Mac. UI innovations in Windows 10.
  • The Keyboard: Urges you to create (Tablet / touch-only Devices – only for Media, Apps & Games consumption).
  • The pitching for Surface Pro: “Workplace Computer that you can carry around and use as a Tablet”.
  • One Surface – In place of:
    • One Laptop (Study; work) and
    • One Tablet (“Coolness factor”; Consumption of Media, Apps, Games).

 


Microsoft Cloud – Cloud  Marketshare – #1
  • Linux support is wise. More Languages (+ Scala), more Database (NoSQLs) options, more data processing features, more features.
  • Nurture Developers, Experts (more MVP like programs), Consultants – catalyze adoption of Cloud.

[I intend to build my Ventures’

  • Artificial Intelligence Platform
  • Education Platform
  • Healthcare Platform
  • “Real Object Programming” (ROP) Platform

on top of Microsoft Cloud.]

Enterprise Marketshare – Target: #1 (IBM, SAP, Oracle) 

  • Redesign Microsoft Dynamics, Sharepoint, SQL Server.
  • ERP
  • NoSQL Database.
  • Enter CAD / CAM Market (Autodesk). Scientific Computing Market (Wolfram).

[My Ventures would provide

  • “Management Science & Engineering” Services,
  • Government Services
    on top of Windows & Microsoft Enterprise Software,

besides building the Ventures’ own

  • Software and
  • Devices &
  • Smart Connected Products.

So, Microsoft Enterprise would play a vital role.]

Microsoft Phone – [Target: SmartPhone Marketshare – #2]
  • Lots of innovative features. Truly giving the customers the best Phone money can buy. Cortana is cool – make it cooler!
  • Target: Lure Developers to develop Apps.
    • Better Tools for App Development.
    • Increasing Market Share. More excitement.
Visual Studio and .NET.  
  • Innovations.
  • Target for C#: Surpass Objective-C in popularity.
  • Establish as a cross platform app development platform. Write once in C# / F#, run on Windows, iOS and Android. (Xamarin, etc.)
  • Visual Studio, .NET on Linux, Mac (Mono, etc.) (Open Source)
  • F#: Data processing, Concurrent programming, Scripting, quick development / Rapid prototyping (An alternative to Python, JavaScript, Ruby), REPL.
  • Scala on .NET
  • JavaScript on .NET
  • Python on .NET. [Support -> IronPython] 
    • Goal: Attracting Millennials to .NET. 

Microsoft Browser (IE)

  • Support Standardized HTML5 features.

Microsoft Book



Microsoft Band & Microsoft Health 

Xbox One
  • Push Educational Games.


Microsoft Kinect
 

Hiring Plans

Hire a great Product Designer / Industrial Designer.
Message @Gates & @Nadella: Look for someone like Jonathan Ive.

Approach to Product Design:

  • To Designers: This is what the product is going to look like (e.g., come up with designs for “Folders on Windows Tiles”).
    • This is the list of features – the product is going to have.
    • These are the Technological possibilities, limits, constraints (Examples: Filesystem, Graphics Processing Limits, etc.). 
    • This list contains everything – Consumers / People look for.
  • To Designers: I want you to collaborate with other Designers and come up with lots of alternative designs. 
  • I will make the final design choices – from all of the alternative designs – taking all the factors into consideration.]

Overall Directions

Satya Nadella, being young (and upto date) – is focused on bringing ideas that are currently appreciated and successful in the Industry (even if the ideas are not as widespread and strictly followed at Microsoft)

  • Cloud first, Mobile first
  • Competing by quickly bringing products to Market and following up with quick iterations.


[Remarks : Following up with quick updates gets more significant in a “Mobile first, Cloud first” world – where you can push updates whenever you want.]

  • Data-driven Marketing and Data-driven Software Engineering process improvement 
  • Focused on “Platforms and Services” [Change from Ballmer’s focus on “Devices and Services”]

[Remarks: My preference – Devices, Platforms & Services]

I shall work on: 

  • Software development language / component, process, tools improvement => improvements in productivity, reliability, maintainability.
Steve Ballmer
Hanged onto – Windows and Office (even by sacrificing some of the areas where Microsoft could have dominated – Smartphone, Touchscreens)
Started and established:
  • Business Division; Cloud; Skype; Server; SQL Server;
  • X-Box  and Gaming
  • .NET & Visual Studio

References

Latest From Science & Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [01.07.15]

Physical Digital Computing

#PhysicalDigital

“Intel CEO Brian Krzanich offered a glimpse into the company’s vision of the near future with a number of cutting-edge demonstrations including gesture controls, facial recognition security prompts, drones that know how to move around obstacles and a jacket that can help the visually impaired or blind sense what’s around them.

At the heart of many of the demonstrations was Intel’s RealSense 3D, the company’s depth-sensing camera technology.

Intel also made another push for wearables with Curie, a button-sized chip

2015 is truly a unique year,” Krzanich said. “It‘s the beginning of the next consumer technology wave.”

 

Virtual Reality

Augmented Reality

 

Smart Car

#SmartCar

 

Digital Manufacturing

#DigitalManufacturing

 

Microsoft

“Instead, new Chrome-like browser codenamed “Spartan” will ship alongside IE11.”

Plans For Microsoft [12.12.14]

Microsoft Devices


Branding & Image

I would like to see Microsoft to be positioned as:

“Microsoft is a company that deeply cares for people.”





Windows

  • Seamless integration of touch version (“tile”) and desktop version of Windows.
    • Seamless Integration across Devices
    • Integration across Cloud Device. [Cloud as an extended Hard-drive that “syncs” across devices]

Clue: For now: 

Introduce “Folders” to arrange Apps and Files on “tile” version

Hierarchical => Folders inside Folders to arrange Files and apps [Consider, Windows’ Filesystem & Drives]

Make corresponding changes (Redesign) to the Windows’ Filesystem so that the Filesystem is more in tune with the UI;

which would lead to changes in File permissions, etc. [No more C Drive, D Drive, etc.]

Plans:
These are massive changes.

Possible Plan:  

Parallel Release of:

  • Windows 10 and
  • Windows “X” [which would be a completely new Windows redesigned from the ground-up]

Or, Windows 10, Windows Mobile: “Folders” on Tile. Later: Changes to the Filesystem.

These are patentable stuff! Worth $$$$$ …. (1 followed by lots & lots of zeros!) So, Shhhh ….!

 
“Brand Appeal”
One of the areas I shall work on is to bring the “Brand Appeal” back to Microsoft products (that Microsoft once enjoyed).
“Microsoft is cool!” or maybe “Microsoft is back!”
“Surface is simply sensational!”


 
Increase of “Brand Appeal” and excitement around Microsoft Products

    1. Microsoft leapfrogs Exxon to become second largest firm (BBC) 

 

“Energy giant Exxon has ceded its position as the world’s second-largest public company to tech firm Microsoft, after concerns about the falling price of oil drove its shares down.

Exxon’s shares traded at $94.90 midday on Friday, reducing the total value of all its shares, or market capitalisation, to $401.9bn (£256.7bn). Shares in Microsoft – which have been rising after a strong October earnings report – hit $49.81.
That gives it a value of $410.5bn.

 

 

 

 

 

Plans and Targets: Microsoft
 Microsoft Surface – Tablet Marketshare Target – Surpass iPad 

  • Introduce Lower cost and lighter (in weight) versions [Surface “Light”; besides Surface Pro]. Surface “Light” has to be stylish. Buyers (it’s not going to be another cheap Laptop) would compare it with iPad and Mac. UI innovations in Windows 10? 
  • Workplace Computer that you can carry around – Surface Pro
  • One Surface – In place of “1 Laptop (For study, work) and 1 Tablet (“Coolness factor”for consumption of Media, Apps, Games”.
  • Keyboard – Urges you to create (Tablet / touch-only devices – only for media, apps, based consumption)




Microsoft Cloud – Cloud  Marketshare – #1
  • Linux support is wise. More Languages (+ Scala), more Database (NoSQLs) options, more data processing features, more features.
  • Nurture Developers, Experts (more MVP like programs), Consultants – catalyze adoption of Cloud.


[I intend to build my Ventures’

  • Artificial Intelligence Platform
  • Education Platform
  • Healthcare Platform
  • “Real Object Programming” (ROP) Platform

on top of Microsoft Cloud.]

 

Enterprise Marketshare – Target: #1 (IBM, SAP, Oracle) 

  • Redesign Microsoft Dynamics, Sharepoint, SQL Server.
  • ERP
  • NoSQL Database.
  • Enter CAD / CAM Market (Autodesk). Scientific Computing Market (Wolfram).


[My Ventures would provide

  • “Management Science & Engineering” Services,
  • Government Services

    on top of Windows & Microsoft Enterprise Software,

besides building the Ventures’ own

  • Software and
  • Devices &
  • Smart Connected Products.

So, Microsoft Enterprise would play a big role.]

Microsoft Phone – SmartPhone Marketshare – #2

 

  • Lots of innovative features. Truly giving the customers the best Phone money can buy. Cortana is cool – make it cooler!
  • Target: Lure Developers to develop Apps.
    • Better Tools for App Development.
    • Increasing Market Share. More excitement.
Visual Studio and .NET.  
  • Innovations.
  • Target for C#: Surpass Objective-C in popularity.
  • Establish as a cross platform app development platform. Write once in C# / F#, run on Windows, iOS and Android. (Xamarin, etc.)
  • Visual Studio, .NET on Linux, Mac (Mono, etc.) (Open Source)
  • Scala on .NET
  • F#: Data processing, Concurrent programming, Scripting, quick development / Rapid prototyping (An alternative to Python, JavaScript, Ruby), REPL.
  • Python on .NET. [Support -> IronPython]  

 

Microsoft Book



Microsoft Band & Microsoft Health 

 

Xbox One
  • Push Educational Games.


Microsoft Kinect
 


Hiring Plans

Hire a great Product Designer / Industrial Designer.
Message @Bill Gates & @Satya Nadella: Look for someone like Jonathan Ive.

[Approach to Product Design:

  • To Designers: This is what the product is going to look like (e.g., come up with designs for “Folders on Windows Tiles”).
    • This is the list of features – the product is going to have.
    • These are the Technological possibilities, limits, constraints (Examples: Filesystem, Graphics Processing Limits, etc.). 
    • This list contains everything – Consumers / People look for.
  • To Designers: I want you to collaborate with other Designers and come up with lots of alternative designs. 
  • I will make the final design choices – from all of the alternative designs – taking all the factors into consideration.]

 

Overall direction

Satya Nadella, being young (and upto date) – is focused on bringing ideas that are currently appreciated and successful in the Industry (even if the ideas are not as widespread and strictly followed at Microsoft)

  • Cloud first, Mobile first
  • Competing by quickly bringing products to Market and following up with quick iterations.


[Remarks : Following up with quick updates gets more significant in a “Mobile first, Cloud first” world – where you can push updates whenever you want.]

  • Data-driven Marketing and Data-driven Software Engineering process improvement 
  • Focused on “Platforms and Services” [Change from Ballmer’s focus on “Devices and Services”]

[Remark: My preference – Devices, Platforms & Services]

 

I shall work on: 

  • Software development language / component, process, tools improvement => improvements in productivity, reliability, maintainability.

 

Steve Ballmer

 

Hanged onto – Windows and Office (even by sacrificing some of the areas where Microsoft could have dominated – Smartphone, Touchscreens)

 

Started and established:

 

  • Business Division; Cloud; Skype; Server; SQL Server;
  • X-Box  and Gaming
  • .NET & Visual Studio

 

References

 

Influence & Impact In Silicon Valley: Immigration Reform, Reawakening Of Microsoft & More

  1. “CEO Thinking”
  2. Design of Great Products
  3. Immigration Reform
  4. Microsoft: Reawakening
  5. Physical Digital Computing
  6. Frontiers Of Computer Science
  7. Solving Real World Problems with Technology
  8. Business, Economics & Entrepreneurship Principles
  9. Privacy in the age of Big Data and Physical Digital Computing
 
 
 

“CEO Thinking”

  • Showing how CEOs think and plan.

Links

  1. Plans For Microsoft [1] (TahsinVersion2) 




Design of Great Products

  • Showing how to design great products (Microsoft Band, etc.)
  • Inclusion of high-tech workers (both Entrepreneurs and Engineers) in Immigration Reform Executive Order by President.

 

Significance:  

Establishment as a between Silicon Valley and Washington.


 

Links

  1. America In Realization [11.21.14] (Tahsinversion2)
  2. Workers in Silicon Valley Weigh In on Obama’s Immigration Order (New York Times)
  3. America In Realization [11.24.14] (Tahsinversion2)

My post on Immigration Reform

“More “Brains”: bright foreign born students with American Education and Smart Entrepreneurs joining the American economy (rather than leaving for his / her emerging country). We surely don’t want foreign born students to leave our country once they are done with their Engineering or PhD degrees. 

As is evident from FWD.US, high tech companies enthusiastically support the immigration reform. They want to turn more of smart foreign Engineers into American Engineers.Statistics reflect the motivation that is driving the high tech companies.  

In 2010, Asian Americans became the majority of tech workforce in the valley for the first time, making up 50.1 percent [1].One third of the startups in Silicon Valley are founded by Indian Americans [1].Moreover, immigrants bring new views, new perspectives from which to look at things we got used to. “



Microsoft: Reawakening

  • Reawakening of Microsoft.

Links

    1. Microsoft leapfrogs Exxon to become second largest firm (BBC) 
“Energy giant Exxon has ceded its position as the world’s second-largest public company to tech firm Microsoft, after concerns about the falling price of oil drove its shares down.

Exxon’s shares traded at $94.90 midday on Friday, reducing the total value of all its shares, or market capitalisation, to $401.9bn (£256.7bn). Shares in Microsoft – which have been rising after a strong October earnings report – hit $49.81.
That gives it a value of $410.5bn.

  1. Latest From Science, Technology And Medicine [11.14.14] (Tahsinversion2)
  2. Latest From Science, Technology And Medicine [11.20.14] (Tahsinversion2)


CEO

Physical Digital Computing

  • Pioneering Physical Digital Computing
Links
 
Frontiers Of Computer Science
  • Computer Science at its breadth (Read by everyone from Engineers to University Computer Science Professors around the world to keep up with the latest developments in Computer Science and find out where the field is headed next)
Links



Solving Real World Problems with Technology
  • Showing how to solve real world problems with Computers and Technology (not just hacking the next great messaging app!).

Links

  1. Notes On Microsoft, Microsoft Band and How “‘Wearables” Might Revolutionize US Healthcare [Updated]
  2. Notes On Products
  3. On Physical Digital Computing And Beyond
  4. Latest From Science, Technology & Medicine [11.03.14] (Economics of Physical Digital Computing) 





Business, Economics & Entrepreneurship Principles

  • Teaching principles of Business, Economics, Marketing (“brand appeal” of Microsoft, etc.), Entrepreneurship (Uber, Airbnb, etc.).
Links



Privacy in the age of Big Data and Physical Digital Computing

  • Emphasizing the value of privacy in the age of Big Data and Physical Digital Computing.
Links

Latest From Science, Engineering, Medicine & Innovation [11.12.14]

“Stacey Burr
Vice president, wearable sports electronics, adidas
Physiology and activity sensors will enable volumes of data to be collected from athletes unobtrusively. Predictive analytics will be delivered through alerts, enabling coaches to respond in real time to performance shifts or injury risks. When injuries occur, sensors will inform rehabilitation strategies. These insights will enable coaches to be more precise in their training methods and athletes to sustain peak performance over time.”
John Coulson
Head of professional football services, Opta
“The biggest advancement will be the acceptance and integration of qualified data scientists into a team’s back-room staff. This Moneyball approach will continue to change football as it has changed many sports.”

Google

Microsoft

“Microsoft has patched a critical bug in its software that had existed for 19 years.
The bug had been present in every version of Windows since 95, IBM said.
Attackers could exploit the bug to remotely control a PC, and so users are being urged to download updates.”

Notes On Microsoft [Unofficial Post]

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Microsoft Devices
    • Microsoft Surface (Laptop / Tablet) 
    • Microsoft Phone 
    • Microsoft Xbox 
    • Microsoft Band 
    • Microsoft Book [Upcoming]
    “Brand Appeal”

    One of the areas I shall work on is to bring the “Brand Appeal” back to Microsoft products (that Microsoft once enjoyed).
    “Microsoft is cool!” or maybe “Microsoft is back!”
    “Surface is simply sensational!”
     
    Plans and Targets: Microsoft


    Microsoft Cloud – Cloud  Marketshare – #1
    • Linux support is wise. More Languages, more database options, more data processing features, more features.
    • Nurture Developers, Experts (more MVP like programs), Consultants – catalyze adoption of Cloud.

    Enterprise Marketshare – #1 (IBM, SAP, Oracle)

    • Redesign Microsoft Dynamics, Sharepoint, SQL Server. 
    • NoSQL Database. 
    • Enter CAD / CAM Market (Autodesk). Scientific Computing Market (Wolfram).
    Winodows Phone – SmartPhone Marketshare – #2
    • Lots of innovative features. Truly giving the customers the best Phone money can buy. Cortana is cool – make it cooler! 
    • Target: Lure Developers to develop Apps. 
      • Better Tools for App Development. 
      • Increasing Marketshare. More excitement.

     
    Microsoft Surface – Tablet Marketshare Target – Surpass iPad

    • Introduce Lower cost versions [Surface Mini; besides Surface Pro]
    • Workplace Computer (Surface Pro) 
    • 1 Surface – In place of “1 Laptop (For study, work) and 1 Tablet (“Coolness factor”) for consumption of Media, Apps, Games”
    • Keyboard – Urges you to create.

     
    Microsoft Book 

    Microsoft Band & Microsoft Health 

    Surface
     
    Visual Studio and .NET.  
    • Innovations.
     
    Windows
     
    Xbox
    • Push Educational Games.

     

    Satya Nadella, being young (and upto date) – is focused on bringing ideas that are currently appreciated and successful in the Industry (even if the ideas are not as widespread and strictly followed at Microsoft):

    • Cloud first, Mobile first 
    • Competing by quickly bringing products to Market and following up with quick iterations. 

    Comment : Following up with quick updates gets more significant in a Mobile first, Cloud first world – where you can push updates whenever you want.

    • Data-driven Marketing and Data-driven Software Engineering process improvement 
    • Focused on Platforms and Services





    Steve Ballmer
    Hanged onto – Windows and Office (even by sacrificing some of the areas where Microsoft could have dominated – Smartphone, Touchscreens)
    Started and established:
    • Business Division; Cloud; Skype; Server; SQL Server; 
    • X-Box  and Gaming
    • .NET & Visual Studio

     

     
    References