Episode 257: The ZTE debacle with Rui MaAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Rui Ma, founder of Transformative Technology Academy and host of TechBuzz China podcast joined us in a discussion on the recent crisis of the Chinese technology company, ZTE and its implications on the ongoing trade war between US and China. We discussed the major lessons learnt by the Chinese companies from the ZTE fallout in a time where Chinese technology companies are now in the midst of challenging Silicon Valley for dominance in technology and regional expansion across Asia Pacific.
Episode 256: WeWork in Southeast Asia with Turochas FuadAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Turochas "T" Fuad, managing director of WeWork, Southeast Asia joined us for a conversation on his journey as a serial entrepreneur and his current role to expand WeWork across Southeast Asia. We started from his early career with Yahoo! and Skype and subsequently with the acquisition of Spacemob to WeWork. We discussed WeWork, their products and services offered to different customers from startups to multi-national corporations and their geographical expansion across Southeast Asia. Last but not least, he also shared his thoughts on how the co-working spaces are evolving across Southeast Asia.
Episode 255: Advertising and Video Landscape in Asia Pacific with Greg ArmshawAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Greg Armshaw, head of sales from Brightcove Asia joined us to discuss the advertising and video landscape across Asia Pacific. We discussed his current work and role in Brightcove within the region and his thoughts on how the digital in Asia Pacific is shifting against US and Europe. Last but not least, he discussed his thoughts on how Facebook and Tencent will contest Southeast Asia and how the outcome will be decided.
Episode 254: Google I/O and Apple WWDC 2018 with Ben BajarinAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies joined us in a conversation to discuss what happened in the recent Google I/O and Apple WWDC 2018 and its implications on the development of artificial intelligence, voice assistants and the separation of state between tablets and personal computers. We also discussed the recent happenings in Intel and his brief thoughts on the semiconductor industry in Asia.
Episode 253: Why Blockchain is hot again in China with John ArtmanAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
John Artman, editor in chief from Technode and host of China Tech Talk joined us to discuss why blockchain is now hot again in China despite the ban on ICOs and cryptocurrency exchanges. We discussed the Chinese government's recent enthusiasm in promoting development of blockchain technologies, and the major applications that will emerge. Last but not least, we discuss how China's development in blockchain might spur Chinese technology companies to go global.
Episode 252: Why the Broadcom and Qualcomm deal fell apart with Chirayu WadkeAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Chirayu Wadke, partner from Seedplus joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the most important trends in smartphone, internet of things (IoT) and mobility landscape and why the recent Broadcom acquisition of Qualcomm failed. In the second part, we discussed why the recent Broadcom and Qualcomm deal fell apart and its implications to Asia Pacific companies making acquisitions in the US market.
Episode 251: Smartphone, IoT & Mobility Landscape with Chirayu WadkeAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Chirayu Wadke, partner from Seedplus joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the most important trends in smartphone, internet of things (IoT) and mobility landscape and why the recent Broadcom acquisition of Qualcomm failed. In the first part, we discussed his current role and coverage as a venture capitalist with Seedplus and his central investment thesis and branched into a deeper conversation on smartphone, IoT and mobility (autonomous vehicles) landscape and how it shifts the calculus of putting investments into those emerging technologies.
Episode 250: China Tech Giants' Acquisitions & Its Impact to Asia with Jon RussellAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Jon Russell, from TechCrunch joined us in a two episode arc to discuss the major acquisitions that are shaking the Asia landscape from Southeast Asia to China. In the second part of our conversation, we discussed the recent major acquisitions by China technology giants in China. From the acquisition of Mobike by Meituan-Dianping to Ele.me by Alibaba Group, we evaluate their impact to Southeast Asia and India and examine why Amazon is not likely to buy Flipkart in India.
Episode 249: Grab acquires Uber Southeast Asia with Jon RussellAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Jon Russell, from TechCrunch joined us in a two episode arc to discuss the major acquisitions that are shaking the Asia landscape from Southeast Asia to China. In the first part of our conversation, we discussed the recent acquisition of Uber Southeast Asia by Grab and its impact to the different stakeholders from investors, employees, consumers and governments. We also explore how their competitors Go-Jek and Ola are affected within the Asian landscape.
Episode 248: The State of Low Power Wide Area Networks in Asia 2018 with Charles AndersonAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Charles Anderson from Charles Reed Anderson and Associates, joined us in a two part conversation discussing the global state of IoT and the evolution of low power wide area networks (LPWANs) in Asia. In the second part, we discusse the state of low power wide area networks and the path for the three major vendors: NB-IoT, LoRA and SigFox across Asia Pacific and how the different telco players are leveraging them to enable IoT for different use cases.
Episode 247: Why IoT initiatives fail with Charles AndersonAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Charles Anderson from Charles Reed Anderson and Associates, joined us in a two part conversation discussing the global state of IoT and the evolution of low power wide area networks (LPWANs) in Asia. In the first part, we discussed why most IoT initiatives fail and how many companies can avert the points of failure in their digital transformation programs. Last but not least, Charles discussed the interesting case of Taipei's smart city initiative and what they have gotten right in their implementation with a private-public partnership.
Episode 246: A Conversation on Technology with Andreas EhnAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Andreas Ehn, current partner of Approach and former CTO of Spotify, joined us in a conversation on technology and where we are heading in four major areas: artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and cryptocurrency, autonomous vehicles and virtual & augmented reality.
Episode 245: Intelligent Island with Ramakrishna PurushotamanAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Ramakrishna Purushotaman, deputy CEO of CIO Academy Asia joined us in a conversation to discuss his new book "Intelligent Island" which he co-authored with Grace Chng, that chronicled the history of information technology development & how it spurred the economy of Singapore from early government efforts. We discussed the major themes, the lessons learnt and what the future of technology industry lies ahead for Singapore will be in the next decade to come.
Episode 244: What Mike Moritz got wrong about China Startup Ecosystem with Benjamin JoffeAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Benjamin Joffe, partner of HAX from SOS Ventures joined us in a conversation about the evolution of their hardware startup accelerator and discuss what Mike Moritz from Sequoia Capital got wrong and right about China's technology startup ecosystem. We discussed the intention of Moritz's article to Silicon Valley and how the Chinese startups will pose a challenge to them globally.
Episode 243: From Huawei's US entry to Wechat's Future with Juro OsawaAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Juro Osawa, reporter at The Information joined us in a conversation to discuss the recent challenges faced by China's technology giants, Huawei and Tencent. We discussed why Huawei's deal with AT&T in the US had fallen apart and its implications to other foreign companies trying to enter the US market. At the same time, we discussed the recent turmoil within Tencent on the future of Wechat.
Episode 242: Cisco and Software & Network Transformation in Asia Pacific with Brink SandersAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Brink Sanders joined us in an interesting conversation on the footprint of Cisco across Asia Pacific and his perspectives on software & network transformation across Pacific. We discussed Cisco's coverage across Asia Pacific with their products and services and how they are helping to transform the landscape of Asia with their network technologies. Brink also shared his thoughts on the challenges of companies in Asia undergoing digital transformation and discussed the upcoming technologies from AI, blockchain to even quantum networks that will transform the networking industry for tomorrow.
Episode 241: Tryb and Fintech in Asia Pacific with Markus Gnirck & Lien Choong LuenAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Markus Gnirck, CEO and co-founder and Lien Choong Luen, COO of Tryb joined us in a conversation to discuss the backstory and evolution of their company, and their recent round of US$30M from Makara Capital. They also discussed their perspectives on the major trends on fintech in Asia Pacific, specifically on how the Chinese technology giants and local banks are approaching financial inclusion and the challenges on regulation and navigation in the fintech space by corporations & startups.
Episode 240: Fintech in Asia Pacific 2018 with Zennon KapronAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Zennon Kapron, founder of Kapron Asia and China Fintech joined us to conclude the two part conversation on Fintech in Asia Pacific. In this episode, Zennon continued the conversation on fintech outside of China, starting from the recent aggressive expansion of Tencent & Ant Financial in Southeast Asia, the evolution of digital payments in an open market with the other major players such as Visa, Mastercard & Paypal and the current boom and bust of ICOs in the cryptocurrency and blockchain markets in Asia.
Episode 239: The Regulation Shift on Fintech in China with Zennon KapronAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Zennon Kapron, founder & director of Kapron Asia and China Fintech, joined us in a conversation in how the Chinese government's new regulations are shaping the fintech space in China. We discussed the impact of Wang'lian on digital payments, the reduction of peer to peer landing companies and the ban on ICOs and cryptocurrency exchanges to the dynamic fintech space in China. Last but not least, we look at how the fintech industry in 2018 within China will be shaped by emergence of new verticals such as AI or new regulation that continues to shape the fintech space in China.
Episode 238: Xero & SaaS in Asia with Alex CampbellAnalyse Asia with Bernard Leong add
Alex Campbell, managing director of Xero, joined us in a conversation to discuss the web based accounting software service company in Asia and the state of software as a service (SaaS) in Asia. We discussed the origin of Xero and its current footprint across Asia, the products and services behind the company and how the company is scaling across different geographies. Last and not least, Alex shared his thoughts on the SaaS industry in Asia.