Roger Moser is a business development and business model innovation in emerging markets expert as well as SCOPE ASIA's International Advisory Board. In his visit to Bali a few days ago, SCOPE ASIA team has an opportunity to have an interview with him.
In this interview, Roger Moser explains how important decision intelligence for companies who want to develop their business in Asia.
“Today’s problem is not about the selection of the best technology, but to understand what kind of decision making challenges you actually facing, what kind of questions you need to answer, and what kind of data you really need.” Said Roger Moser.
In having a new project or opening business in a new market, especially in Asia, the company need to have a basic understanding of the local needs. By answering those questions, businesses can gather all the information, data, and have some research to find the most suitable technology for the local people.
After answering all the data needed, the business needs somebody to fulfill all the work in the location.
“Somebody needs to be on the ground to connect the dots,” he continues.
This is necessary, because having a project in a new market not limited in only bringing the technology to the place, but also to build partnership with the stakeholders and the experts, gather them to meet and working together, as well as providing the education to the local people of how to implement those products, services, or platforms.
In the end, he emphasizes that the most basic problem is no longer about the selection of the best technology, but more about the troublesome journey to find the right players to come together, to work together, and to build the integrated solutions.
“That is exactly the scope of SCOPE ASIA.” He said.
Scope Asia's Team visited the tiny Nusa Ceningan Island close to Bali; it's such a scenic and peaceful place still hidden from mass tourism. We were aware that groundwater there is salinated, but how salinated, we wanted to find out.
We spent a night in an eight bungalow's Blue Lagoon Secret Villas, and while brushing the teeth before going to bed, it became apparent; there was a minor salty taste in tap water.
Only a year ago the owner Ketut Warta with his business partners drilled a 40 meters deep borehole to get fresh water. The drilling is located a few kilometers from the beach up in the hill from where the water is piped to the resorts.
For the first month, the water was fresh and sweet, but then it started to turn into saline.
In the morning we tested the water. Tap water's TDS level was 5.500 mg/l.
Total dissolved solids (TDS) is a term to describe the inorganic salts and minerals in the water. Swimming pool's TDS was lower, 3.000, because there was heavy rain during the night.
Water with that high TDS is of course not drinkable, but tourists find it also too salty to brush teeth, shower or swim even in principle it's suitable for those purposes.
"Guests are complaining. Salty water is not good for business", says Ketut.
TDS level for excellent drinking water is less than 300 mg/l and for unacceptable drinking water more than 1.200 mg/l.
There are methods to desalinate water, for example reverse osmosis. In Finland and Switzerland designed and manufactured solar-powered desalination systems would do the job cost-efficiently and sustainable, but for Ketut, it would mean another investment only a year after the borehole investment.
Check out the video to see how our testing goes.
Everybody knows composting as a way to dispose of organic waste. Smart Biobox is different. It's the most effective and sustainable way to dispose of your organic waste and convert it into a valuable by-product like bio-fertilizer and biogas.
With bio-fertilizer you can preserve environment and let your garden or plantation blossom, and with biogas you can reduce your carbon footprint by producing your gas for cooking.
After four weeks of preparation period you can load max. 10 kg of chopped/shred organic waste mixed with 10 litres water (ratio 1:1).
When Biobox is working with full capacity in optimal conditions (for example under the sun) the production of liquid bio-fertilizer is 2-40 litres per day and biogas up to 2 cubics per day. Production capacity depends on the type and amount of feedstock and the temperature.
The feedstock types can be organic waste including kitchen waste and food leftovers such as fats, meat, oil, cream, coffee, vegetables and fruits, shred garden waste except wood and cow or other animal manure.
SCOPE ASIA is a Go Green solution integrator bringing together the smartest and the most sustainable solutions from Europe and Asia to ease the development and infrastructure challenges and everyday life in Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
Our focus is on providing clean drinking water and waste-to-energy solutions from small scale households and businesses, as well as communities, to large commercial and industrial purposes.
We have more than seven years of experience in implementing high-quality water purification systems, waste management solutions, and sustainable agriculture and vocational training projects in Timor-Leste, and now, from the beginning of 2019 in Bali, Indonesia.
Our passion belongs to people and the environment. We have a dream, together with our most qualified partners, to make a change for a more eco-friendly and sustainable future.
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