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30 Entrepreneurs of the Year 2017

Paul Jeong aims to make K2O Consulting Mighty and Mindful

thesiliconreview-dr-paul-jeong-ceo-k2O-consulting-2017“Our software services are based on substantial years of experience and technology skills across different products and domains.” - Dr Paul Jeong, CEO K2O Consulting Private Ltd.

Software, once just a part of a company’s value proposition, is turning into the key differentiator. It has transformed the way organizations, businesses, and even people coordinate and work. Its impact on the global economy and across various industries can be gauged by the increase in innovations, technical progress, enhanced productivity, and the workforce.

Few technologies have created more value than software. Almost every industry today depends on software in some way, and for countless companies, it plays an essential role in designing products, analyzing data, running facilities, and managing customers—to name just a few functions. Software talent, as a result, has become critical to success in most industries today. Even with unemployment hovering close to 10 percent in many countries, a remarkable number of CIOs and CTOs are having a hard time finding and retaining the talent necessary to undertake everyday IT operations with the required quality, security, and efficiency.

K2O Consulting Private Ltd, on the other hand, is committed to provide innovative IT software services, consulting and talent acquisition services to multiple segments of customers meeting their ever-growing organizational and functional requirements. It dedicatedly manages and monitors technology on a turn-key and hassle-free basis, thereby allowing clients to focus completely on the business and not the software. Right from the inception, the company’s primary focus was in providing effective and professional client-oriented quality services. The firm backs up all of its service offerings with a commitment to maintaining the most knowledgeable and responsive staff, both on the phones and behind the scenes. The staff is involved in enhancing the capability, maturity of the processes and functions, thus enabling continual improvement in all the business process parameters. The company ensures that all levels of personnel are actively involved in implementing and continually improving the quality management system.

Established in 2017, K2O Consulting has its headquarters in Bangalore, India. The company has been founded by Dr. Paul Jeong who is an accomplished and recognized business leader in the IT Industry, both in India and Korea. He has been in India over the past couple of decades working for Samsung Korea as CTO and L&T India JV for manufacturing of Large Digital Switching Systems. He was part of govt of South Korea’s science and tech business initiatives for a couple of years. Later, he commenced Indo Korea Science & Technology Business (IKST) in IISC Bangalore under the supervision of Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. Prior to founding K2O Consulting, Jeong visualized a good potential of business of outsourcing from Korean medium sized product and IT companies. Therefore, in order to bridge the gap, Jeong started the firm.

Interview Excerpts: Dr Paul Jeong – CEO K2O Consulting

Talking to The Silicon Review, Dr Paul Jeong shared a distinct set of values around how a consulting practice should operate, and a vision for building a new firm. “Even when there is slow down in outsourcing currently, we are identifying the geographies/industries of good potential. We are optimistic that there will be enough potential available if we can demonstrate our values – for attracting the prospects,” Jeong said.

K2O provides placement, staffing and IT software services in various domains. The company’s software services are based on substantial years of experience and technology skills across different products and domains.

“We have several years of combined experience and skills covering telecom, embedded, wireless, and application across different domains. Our expertise includes product development including product engineering and R&D, system engineering, product re-engineering, maintenance, sustenance, system integration, interoperability, field support and services,” he said.

“K2O has extensive experience in technology and IT industry. We are in strategic position to offer ODC services with matching models, assist them in having access to local market which has large potential. We track the technology migration and advancement with our networking and associations with prominent academic institutes and global R&D and industry leaders,” the CEO said.

Korea for IT Services, India for Talent Acquisition: Dr Paul Jeong

K2O focuses on Korea as it’s an emerging market for IT software services and consulting. And the company’s destination for talent acquisition and staffing services will be India. “We have marketing partner and representative in Korea. Presently, we are working on offering ODCs in different models for medium sized Korean R&D and IT companies including HR services. We would like to expand to the USA as it’s one of the biggest markets in the world,” Jeong said.

“Our clients’ opinion is very important to us. That is why we send a satisfaction questionnaire frequently, as well creating events for our customers to learn more about them and their needs. We appreciate all the responses that our customers give us and take all their recommendations into account. In the end, they do make us a better provider,” adds Jeong.

Domain and Technology Focus Areas

Telecom and Wireless includes: Development, Integration, Testing of Carrier Grade Telecom / Networking Platform & Solution both for IP Datacom and Wireless products including NMS/EMS/OAM solutions.

Testing, Verification and Validation includes: Manual Testing, Automation Testing, Black Box Testing, White Box Testing, Unit Testing, Development of test framework, Test Script Development, Lab Testing, Conformance Testing, Field and Network testing for IP Datacom & Wireless Protocols.

Application Development includes: Development, porting, testing of Mobile and Web /Cloud Applications based on Android/iOS platforms and technologies like JAVA/J2EE,.NET, ASP.NET, Web Services, RESTful, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, Angular.js, Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL, MongoDB, Spring, Struts, Hibernate etc.

Embedded Platform includes: Embedded Firmware/software development, middleware development, BSP porting, Device Driver, integration and testing services across different hardware platform and operating system for Automotive, Consumer, IOT, Wireless products and solutions.

What Customer speak about K2O

“We very much appreciate K2O Consulting India, for understanding our software requirements and establishing the ODC quickly at short time. This will help us very much in our product development Services” by Mrs. Keejean Lee, VP / Quality Assurance Dept, Hancom Inc. Korea.

“We have worked with K2O Consulting (Erstwhile Ventures India) over the past year and they have given us a few good resources.  We appreciate the work they have done for us,” Hema Indraneel, Manager – HR & Admin. Quadgen Wireless Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Meet Dr Paul Jeong

Dr Paul Jeong has over 30 years of experience in R&D and New Product Introduction (NPI). He has extensively worked on telecom and wireless products, solutions development and deployment including Korea’s first ever digital switching system development, deployment and country adaptation (at Samsung), and product engineering services (at L&T InfoTech). He holds a PhD in Management and researched on cross cultural issues in project management aspects of multi-site development teams across the globe. He has a keen interest in Global Entrepreneurship, International Business & Marketing including Science Business; Incubating Science & Technology based SMEs. His current technology focus areas include SNS Platform (Cognitive Interaction based), IoT (Internet of Things) and Big Data (Data mining, Data power).

GET IN TOUCH

Contact Person name: Dr Paul Jeong

Email: paul@k2o.co

Mobile Number: 91-9845079760

Telephone: 91-80-46579500

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