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Episode 217: Brinc, Hardware & IoT in Asia with Bay McLaughlin

Bay McLaughlin, COO and co-founder of Brinc joined us in a conversation to discuss the evolution of his company, Brinc and where it is now heading across Asia from China to southeast Asia and other parts of the world. In our conversation, we dived deep into major trends and challenging issues on hardware and Internet

By | 2017-11-17T11:05:02+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 216: Indian Titans Leadership Crisis with Andy Mukherjee

Andy Mukherjee from Bloomberg Gadfly joined us in a conversation discuss the recent Indian titans leadership crises from the Tata Group & Infosys. We discussed the business structure, key people, background and recent corporate governance troubles behind the Tata Group & Infosys and discuss whether these issues will percolate to the rest of the other

By | 2017-11-10T23:09:05+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 215: Stripe in Asia and the Startup Stack with Piruze Sabuncu

Piruze Sabuncu from Stripe joined in a conversation to discuss the company’s footprint across Asia and how they are helping the startups from Asia to scale to the rest of the world. We discussed their recent one year anniversary celebrations where they unveiled the startup stack and the key tools which most startups are using

By | 2017-11-05T13:06:13+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 214: #AskGaryVee & Vayner Media in Asia with Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is here to discuss his companies: Vayner X and Vayner Media and his insightful perspectives on entrepreneurship and family business. We dived deep into his understanding of social media from US to Asia and how it has evolved, his life principles in bridging strategy & execution with a customer centric driven approach. Last

By | 2017-10-29T09:22:35+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 213: China’s Belt and Road Initiative with Robert Koepp

Robert Koepp from the Economist corporate network joined us in a conversation to discuss the government of China’s Belt and Road initiative. We discussed the impact of the Belt and Road initiative to the Asian economies and the geopolitical, trade and financial risks that potentially impact China’s most important infrastructure project across Asia and Europe.

By | 2017-10-27T22:03:58+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 211: Red Hat in Asia & Open Innovation Labs with Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen

Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president & general manager from Redhat, Asia Pacific joined us to discuss the company’s footprint across Asia and their recent launch of their new Open Innovation Labs in Singapore. We discuss how Asian companies are in different phases of their digital transformation from culture to innovation and adjusting against digital

By | 2017-10-21T11:45:32+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 210: Lean In Singapore & Women Leadership in Asia with Helen Duce & Uma Balasingam

Helen Duce and Uma Thana Balasingam from Lean In Singapore joined us to discuss the movement that helps to progress the challenges of women leadership in the workplace. We discussed how Lean In Singapore provide help and coverage to women in their career progression and also its interaction with the other chapters across Asia. In

By | 2017-10-11T03:41:42+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 209: The Thailand Startup Ecosystem with Michael Waitze

Michael Waitze, founding partner of Metaliq & host of Asia Tech Podcast joined us in a conversation to discuss the Thailand startup ecosystem. We discussed the interesting startups, incubators, accelerators and investors in Thailand and explore how the nascent ecosystem is evolving in the past few years. Last but not least, we discussed how the

By | 2017-10-04T14:32:52+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 208: Microsoft Enterprise in Asia Pacific with Ricky Kapur

Ricky Kapur, the general manager from the Enterprise Group in Microsoft, Asia Pacific joined us to discuss the footprint of the Microsoft Enterprise in Asia Pacific. Ricky discussed how Microsoft is working with companies in Asia, leveraging on their technologies in cloud computing, AI and Internet of Things to tackle digital transformation & disruption.

By | 2017-09-28T10:43:36+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 207: The Shenzhen Startup Ecosystem with Jan Smejkal

Jan Smejkal, China & Asia Pacific community director of Startup Grind joined us to discuss the Shenzhen startup ecosystem in China. He provided an comprehensive overview of the interesting startups, incubators, accelerators and venture capital firms within Shenzhen and most importantly, how the major players such as Huawei and Tencent are currently interacting with them.

By | 2017-09-21T15:42:11+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 206: Carousell & Scaling in Asia with Marcus Tan

Marcus Tan, co-founder and president of Carousell joined us in a conversation on his company which he co-founded and where it is heading after their series B round with leading investors such as Rakuten Ventures & Sequoia Capital. We discussed the humble beginnings of Carousell as a mobile marketplace and how the company has scaled

By | 2017-09-17T09:48:02+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 205: Qtum Foundation from China to Global with Patrick Dai

Patrick Dai, co-founder & chairman of Qtum foundation joined us in a conversation to discuss the backstory behind Qtum Foundation. We discussed the mission and vision of Qtum as a open source blockchain project emerging from China and now armed with a global team that is spread across the world. We discussed the technologies and

By | 2017-09-14T08:33:40+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 204: Myth Busters, the China Edition with John Artman

John Artman, editor in chief for Technode and host of China Tech Talk podcast joined us to debunk the narratives on China that has been propagated from different parts of the world. We began with his story and how he came to China. In our discussion, we dissect the different myths about the Chinese government,

By | 2017-09-01T13:03:50+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 203: Weibo is not Twitter of China with Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan from China Channel & host of China Tech Talk podcast joined us on a discussion on Sina Weibo and why it is not the “Twitter” of China. We discussed the origins, the products, revenue & business models in Weibo, and how it was spun off from its parent company, Sina. Matthew also explained

By | 2017-08-27T06:25:25+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 202: Japan Startup Ecosystem in 2017 with James Riney

James Riney from 500 Startups, Japan joined us in a conversation to discuss the evolution of Japan startup ecosystem. We discussed where the 500 Startups Japan fund is now, some interesting tidbits on what is happening with the ecosystem there, and his perspectives on payment startups versus banks & whether ICOs will displace venture capitalists.

By | 2017-08-23T09:39:26+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 201: Cherubic Ventures & Taiwan Startup Ecosystem with Tina Cheng

Tina Cheng from Cherubic Ventures joined us in a conversation about the firm’s investments across the region from Greater China to US. We discussed the mission, vision and management team behind Cherubic Ventures and discuss how they looked at founders & startups as an early stage investor. Last but not least, she also shared her

By | 2017-08-18T08:58:07+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 200: Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

Our host, Bernard Leong is on the hot seat for this special 200th episode to be interviewed by Charles Reed Anderson. Bernard discussed his day job, his time in Singularity University at Silicon Valley last year and work achievements to date. In the same conversation, he offered his perspectives in how the major ecommerce battles

By | 2017-08-13T07:32:26+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Special Episode: BAT in Southeast Asia with Bernard Leong on China Tech Talk

Before the special episode 200, we have a special episode from China Tech Talk hosted by John Artman from Technode & Matthew Brennan from China Channel where our host Bernard Leong was recently chatting about the entrance of Baidu, Alibaba & Tencent in Southeast Asia. In the conversation, we discussed the chronology to how the

By | 2017-08-11T06:53:34+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 199: Vectr Ventures in Hong Kong with Alan Chan

Alan Chan joined us in a conversation to discuss his firm, Vectr Ventures in Hong Kong and offer his perspectives on the Hong Kong startup ecosystem. He shared his investment thesis & his insights in how he work with the startups as an investor. Last but not least, we discuss his interest and work in

By | 2017-08-09T08:09:35+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 198: Samsung Electronics in 2017 with Jan Dawson

Jan Dawson from Jackdaw Research, host of Beyond Devices and Tech Narratives podcast joined us in a two part conversation discussing the tech narratives of the technology giants in Asia & the Korean chaebol: the Samsung Group. In the second of the two part conversation, we discussed the Samsung Group, and how the business is

By | 2017-08-03T09:18:06+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 197: Tech Narratives with BAT & Softbank in Asia with Jan Dawson

Jan Dawson from Jackdaw Research & host of Beyond Devices and Tech Narratives podcast joined us in a two part conversation discussing the tech narratives of the technology giants in Asia & the Korean chaebol: the Samsung Group. In the first of the two part conversation, he discussed the motivation behind creating the Tech Narratives

By | 2017-08-02T02:43:34+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 196: Apple WWDC 2017 and its impact on Asia with Ben Bajarin

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us in a two part conversation on post Google I/O & Apple WWDC 2017 and its impact to Asia. In the second part of our conversation, we discussed the major announcements from Apple WWDC 2017 and how their focus on Homepod, AR Kit and hardware will influence

By | 2017-07-29T08:10:48+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 195: Google I/O and its impact to Asia with Ben Bajarin

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us in a two part conversation on post Google I/O & Apple WWDC 2017 and its impact to Asia. In the first part, we discussed the major announcements arising from Google I/O 2017 with the focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented / virtual reality (AR/VR), the

By | 2017-07-28T02:56:46+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 194: Bitcoin and Blockchain in China with John Riggins

John Riggins from BTC Media joined us in a conversation on the latest happenings of bitcoin and blockchain in China. We discussed the chronology in how bitcoin became mainstream in the Chinese technology ecosystem. John also shared the major players in China who are leveraging on bitcoin mining and exchanges, the applications of blockchain technology

By | 2017-07-20T16:10:18+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 193: Reliance Jio in India with Navkendar Singh

Navkendar Singh from IDC India joined us on a discussion about the up and rising telco, Reliance Jio in India. We discussed the mission, vision, business structure of the company and its relation to the Reliance Group conglomerate in India, and how they have managed to grow their network within a short span of time

By | 2017-07-14T03:39:48+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 192: Asian Airlines in Crisis & Rise of China Aviation with Paul Papadimitriou

Paul Papadimitriou, host of Layovers podcast & founder of Intelligencr, joined us in a conversation to discuss the crisis of Asian airlines and the rise of China aviation. We discussed why the top Asian airlines such as Cathay Pacific & Singapore Airlines are facing challenges with their models disrupted by new upstart airlines, and the

By | 2017-07-10T10:03:15+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 191: The Taiwan Startup Stadium & Ecosystem with Holly Harrington

Holly Harrington, general manager from Taiwan Startup Stadium joined us on a conversation about the Taiwan startup stadium & ecosystem. We discussed the mission and role of Taiwan Startup Stadium with entrepreneurial ecosystem in Taiwan, the up and coming startups & the nascent investor ecosystem in Taiwan. Last but not least, she discussed the interesting

By | 2017-07-01T06:31:40+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 190: Nintendo & Smartphone Gaming in Japan 2017 with Serkan Toto

Serkan Toto, CEO of Kantan Games Japan, joined us in a conversation to discuss Nintendo’s progress and the smartphone gaming space within Japan in 2017. We began with a conversation on Nintendo’s recent forays with mobile gaming, the surprise success of the Nintendo Switch console and how Niantic’s Pokemon game has spurred their growth in

By | 2017-06-26T08:17:00+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 189: Corporate Innovation in Asia Pacific with Steve Glaveski

Steve Glaveski, founder of Collective Campus & host of the FutureSquared podcast joined us in a conversation to discuss corporate innovation in Asia Pacific. We discussed the concept of corporate innovation and how companies from Asia Pacific are thinking about disruption as a whole. Last but not least, we discussed the backstory behind Steve’s award

By | 2017-06-28T08:19:05+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 188: The Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem with Jay Kim

Jay Kim, host of the Jay Kim show & author of “Hack Your Fitness”, joined us to discuss the chronology of the rise of the Hong Kong startup ecosystem. He discussed the chronology of the Hong Kong startup ecosystem and how it has transformed into a vibrant scene with a few enthusiasts and the entry

By | 2017-06-14T05:55:28+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 187: Toutiao with Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan from China Channel joined us in a fascinating conversation on Toutiao, one of the new emerging mobile apps focused on AI and their applications in news and information. We discussed the chronology, product & services and business models behind Toutiao’s rise among the 2nd wave of technology giants (Toutiao, Meituan-Dianping & Didi) in

By | 2017-06-14T05:48:37+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 186: BAT from China to Silicon Valley with Liza Lin

Liza Lin, technology reporter from Wall Street Journal joined us in a conversation on the three important technology giants of China: Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent, aka the BAT and their influence from China to Silicon Valley. We discussed their ongoing battles in the lifestyle, deals and online to offline spaces and their upcoming battlegrounds from

By | 2017-06-26T08:30:20+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 184: Competing Against Luck with Karen Dillon

Karen Dillon, one of the authors from the book “Competing against Luck” joined us in a conversation to discuss the “jobs to be done” framework and why it is important about customer choice and innovation in disruption theory. She also discussed how organizations can be jobs focused and how companies should be listening to their

By | 2017-06-14T05:15:13+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 183: The Apple Supply Chain in Asia with Tim Culpan

Tim Culpan from Bloomberg Gadfly joined us in an interesting discussion to shed a light on Apple’s supply chain in Asia. We discussed Apple’s recent Q2 2017 earnings and its impact to Asia, the tight schedule in how Apple and their suppliers such as Foxconn, TSMC and Samsung operate before the major launch of their

By | 2017-06-14T05:04:56+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 182: Salesforce and Innovation in Asia Pacific with Rob Wickham

Rob Wickham, Regional Vice President, Innovation and Digital Transformation, from Salesforce joined us to discuss the footprint of the company and their recent published report on innovation in Asia Pacific. We discussed the major priorities and challenges in how Asian companies are contemplating in digital transformation and the forces that are holding back innovation. 

By | 2017-06-13T08:40:33+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 181: Ant Financial with Zennon Kapron

Zennon Kapron from China Fintech & Kapron Asia joined us in a conversation to discuss the Ant Financial, one of China’s largest finance companies. We discussed their vision, mission, leadership & financial services after their spinoff from Alibaba Group. We dissect their global expansion strategy particularly with their recent attempt to acquire Moneygram and investments into

By | 2017-06-13T08:38:06+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 180: The Upstarts with Brad Stone

Brad Stone, senior executive editor of Bloomberg LP and author of his new book, “The Upstarts”, joined us for a discussion on the back story of Uber and Airbnb and their evolution in the sharing economy. Brad shared his impressions of Cheng Wei, founder of Didi Chuxing in China and offered his perspectives on Airbnb’s

By | 2017-06-26T08:31:32+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 179: The Pulse of Livestreaming in China with Rhea Liu

Rhea Liu from China Tech Insights, Tencent joined us in a conversation on the pulse of live-streaming in China. We discussed the business structure & supply chain of livestreaming companies within China, the chronology on how the whole business have evolved from the desktop to mobile and what is likely to happen in 2017.

By | 2017-06-13T08:16:07+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 178: The Evolution of Wechat Ecosystem with Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan from China Channel joined us in a conversation on the evolution of the Wechat ecosystem. In the second part of our conversation, we discussed their international strategy, the competition for the attention of wechat users by brands and businesses, the progress of the mini-programs and what to expect this year in their product

By | 2017-06-26T08:34:06+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 177: The Wechat Ecosystem – Growth, Ads & Payments with Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan from China Channel joined us in a two part conversation on the evolution of the Wechat ecosystem. In the first part of our conversation, we discussed the potential slowdown of Wechat users growth, their main revenue drivers, advertising and payment products with advertising and payments with a huge growth in their market share

By | 2017-06-13T08:06:42+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 176: Smartphones and Demonetisation in India with Navkendar Singh

Navkendar Singh from IDC joined us for an interesting discussion on the coverage of smartphones brands and the impact of the demonetisation event in India. We covered the profile of the typical India smartphone user and their usage patterns. We discussed Apple, the Asian OEM brands from China to Korea and local Indian brands and how

By | 2017-06-13T05:52:14+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 175: The Tipping Point for IoT in Asia with Charles Anderson

Charles Reed Anderson from Charles Reed Anderson & Associates joined us for a conversation to discuss the tipping point on Internet of Things (IoT) that is converging in Asia. We discussed how Asian governments are currently changing their smart cities strategies and look at the convergence between business enterprises and vendors within the IoT ecosystem.

By | 2017-06-13T02:45:42+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 174: GE Digital in ASEAN with Wouter Van Wersch & Alvin Ng

Wouter Van Wersch & Alvin Ng from General Electric, ASEAN joined in a conversation to discuss the footprint and coverage of GE across Southeast Asia. We discuss how General Electric have been working to help traditional industries in digital transformation across ASEAN. We focused on their case studies and impact on agriculture, healthcare and aviation

By | 2017-06-13T02:40:18+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 173: Perx & the future of SaaS in Asia with Anna Gong

Anna Gong, CEO of Perx Technologies joined us in a conversation on how she has transform the mobile rewards company from a consumer to an enterprise mobile loyalty platform embedded with AI and where it is heading. She discussed the coverage of Perx across Southeast Asia & how they are serving the different customers and stakeholders.

By | 2017-06-13T02:33:20+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 172: 4PL Logistics & Entrepreneur Mentoring with Paul Bradley

Paul William Bradley, chairman and founder of the Caprica International joined us in a conversation to discuss business leadership, working with Asian family businesses, the future of logistics and supply chain in Asia and his role to guide and mentor entrepreneurs. In the final part of our conversation, Paul shared his thoughts on the fourth

By | 2017-06-13T02:34:15+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 171: Business Leadership & Asian Family Businesses with Paul Bradley

Paul William Bradley, chairman and founder of the Caprica International joined us in a conversation to discuss business leadership, working with Asian family businesses, the future of logistics and supply chain in Asia and his role to guide and mentor entrepreneurs. In the first of a two part conversation, Paul shared his story on how

By | 2017-06-02T05:38:47+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 170: Bicycle Sharing in China with Eva Xiao

Eva Xiao from Tech in Asia joined us in a conversation about the exciting phenomenon of bicycle sharing startups happening now in China. Eva provided a comprehensive overview of the bike-sharing space and explained why it has suddenly heated up. We also discussed the major players Mobike & Ofo on their customer acquisition, business models

By | 2017-03-15T08:09:32+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 169: Digital Data and Trends in Asia Pacific with Simon Kemp

Simon Kemp, the founder of Kepios and global consultant from We are Social joined us to discuss the recent published report “Digital Data and Trends in Asia Pacific”. He discussed the objectives, methodologies and intended audience of the report and specifically examined the most important and interesting trends on web, mobile and social media across Asia

By | 2017-05-08T06:36:27+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 168: Tesla and the Jesus Car with Horace Dediu

Horace Dediu from Asymco & Clayton Christensen Institute is back with the second Asymco trilogy on our podcast to discuss the major topics that dominate the world of business and technology: modular revolution, startup strategy, Apple & cars. In the final part of the second trilogy, Horace discussed whether traditional companies such as Toyota and

By | 2017-03-06T07:46:17+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 167: The Apple Anomaly & Narrative with Horace Dediu

Horace Dediu from Asymco & Clayton Christensen Institute is back with the second Asymco trilogy on our podcast to discuss the major topics that dominate the world of business and technology: modular revolution, startup strategy, Apple & cars. In the second part of the second trilogy, Horace discussed the company Apple as an anomaly to the theory

By | 2017-03-01T08:39:29+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 166: Modular Revolution and Startup Strategy with Horace Dediu

Horace Dediu from Asymco & Clayton Christensen Institute is back with the second Asymco trilogy on our podcast to discuss the major topics that dominate the world of business and technology: modular revolution, startup strategy, Apple & cars. In the first part of the second trilogy, Horace discussed his latest work on modular revolution &

By | 2017-02-25T08:30:42+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 165: Trends & Predictions for China Tech Industry 2017 Part 2 with Rhea Liu

Rhea Liu from China Tech Insights, Tencent joined in a 2 part conversation on their recent published report “Trends and Predictions for China tech industry in 2017”. In the second part, we discussed how the Baidu-Alibaba-Tencent axis are going global,  and the venture capital investment appetite and climate in China with where the major trends

By | 2017-02-23T03:46:13+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 164: Trends & Predictions for China Tech Industry 2017 Part 1 with Rhea Liu

Rhea Liu from China Tech Insights, Tencent joined in a 2 part conversation on their recent published report “Trends and Predictions for China tech industry in 2017”. In the first part of our conversation, we discussed the objectives, methodologies and key results from the report, and deep dived into different themes such as the complete

By | 2017-02-17T14:44:37+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 163: Artificial Intelligence with Carolina Milanesi

Carolina Milanesi from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us for a two parter discussion from Huawei to artificial intelligence & Internet of things. In the second part, we discussed artificial intelligence, Internet of things and how the major companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google & Baidu are approaching the technology through their own core competencies

By | 2017-02-13T10:34:57+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 162: Huawei in 2016 with Carolina Milanesi

Carolina Milanesi from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us for a two parter discussion from Huawei to artificial intelligence & Internet of Things. In the first part, we discussed Huawei, the leading hardware technology giant from China on their global focus on the consumer sector with smartphones in 2016, and what to expect from them in

By | 2017-02-09T01:59:13+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 161: Post CES 2017 Part 2 with Ben Bajarin

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas. In the 2nd part of the conversation, we dived deeper into the themes that Ben has summarized in the earlier episode focusing on the TV, home automation, digital assistants

By | 2017-02-04T01:29:15+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 160: Post CES 2017 Part 1 with Ben Bajarin

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas. We discussed the major themes which have emerged from the show: the developing television sets and screens from Asian OEMs, the dominance of the Amazon Echo, the rising average

By | 2017-02-02T13:31:48+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 159: Are Asia Telcos dumb pipes? with Grace Chng

Grace Chng, author of “Intelligent Island” & former correspondent of SPH, joined us to provide a broad overview of the telecommunications industry across Asia and whether the telcos are just dumb pipes in Asia Pacific or evolving with new business models and products. With an overview on China, India and rest of Asia Pacific (including

By | 2017-01-25T05:32:08+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 158: Wechat Mini Apps with Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan from China Channel and a well-known expert on Wechat joined us for an in-depth discussion on the recent launch of the Wechat mini-apps or programs, the philosophy behind them with interpretations on Allen Zhang, the founder of Wechat and their impact to the Wechat developers, businesses & brands living within the ecosystem. He

By | 2017-01-25T04:19:34+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 157: Musical.ly with Eva Xiao

Eva Xiao, China reporter for Tech In Asia joined us to discuss an interesting video and entertainment company from China, Musical.ly and how it has skipped the domestic market and built a massive following from US, Europe and rest of the world with an impressive portfolio of investors from Silicon Valley and China. She provided

By | 2017-01-25T21:59:51+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 156: Low Power Wide Area Networks in Asia Pacific with Charles Anderson

Charles Anderson from Charles Reed Anderson & Associates joined us in a conversation on lower power wide area networks aka WANs in Asia Pacific and its significance to smart cities & Internet of things. Charles dissect the three major players: NB-IoT, LoRA & SigFox and their backers & operators behind the scenes and explained the

By | 2017-01-10T08:33:33+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 155: 5 Predictions for Asia in 2017 with Sameer Singh

Sameer Singh from App Annie and our host Bernard Leong offer their five predictions to what will rock the Asia landscape in 2017 and examine side events that hit the road ahead after a turbulent and unpredictable 2016. We discuss: (a) Softbank’s gambit with Sprint & T-Mobile, (b) Asia messaging apps vs Facebook & Whatsapp

By | 2017-01-04T05:28:01+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 154: The 5 Major Events in 2016 with Sameer Singh

Sameer Singh from App Annie and our host Bernard Leong discuss the five major events which rocked the Asia landscape in 2016: (a) Softbank’s acquisition of ARM for US$32B, (b) Pokemon Go, (c) Uber and Didi’s deal in China, (d) the Indian unicorn startups apocalypse & (e) the ecommerce war between Amazon & Alibaba in

By | 2016-12-29T13:22:51+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 153: Cloudera in Asia & the 4th Industrial Revolution with Amr Awadallah

Amr Awadallah, the chief technology & co-founder of Cloudera joined us in a conversation on the data and analytics platform’s footprint in Asia. We began with his story from how he moved from Cairo, Egypt to Silicon Valley in the US, and how he eventually become the founding team of Cloudera. We discussed the interesting

By | 2016-12-24T00:52:10+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 152: Cybersecurity in Asia Pacific with Vincent Loy

Vincent Loy, partner in financial Crime & cyber leader from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) joined us in a conversation on the trends in cybersecurity, financial crime & anti-money laundering across Asia Pacific and the implications of technology in fintech. We start with Vincent’s background moving from Singapore to US and UK where he has advised the Interpol

By | 2016-12-21T14:45:13+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 151: The LeEco Group with Wang Boyuan

Wang Boyuan from Technode & TechCrunch China joined us in an interesting discussion the LeEco Group. He began with the vision, mission and team behind the company and break down the intriguing web of business structures within the group. Last but not least, he also discussed whether the LeEco can survive their ongoing crisis and

By | 2016-12-17T11:45:56+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 150: Brinc & Shenzhen Hardware Ecosystem with Bay McLaughlin

Bay McLaughlin joined us in a conversation to discuss Brinc, the hardware accelerator in Hong Kong he co-founded that leverages on the Shenzhen ecosystem. He shared how Brinc selects founding teams and helps hardware startups to scale, and their latest drone accelerator program. Last but not least, he shared his perspectives on the Shenzhen hardware manufacturing

By | 2016-12-14T03:07:52+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 149: Fintech in China with Zennon Kapron

Zennon Kapron from China Fintech & Kapron Asia joined us in a conversation to discuss the state of fintech in China. We discussed the different verticals within the fintech sector from digital payments, peer to peer landing to wealth management. He explained how the Baidu-Alibaba-Tencent axis are dominant in fintech against the traditional Chinese banks and

By | 2016-12-10T11:48:37+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 148: The South Korea technology startup ecosystem with Eva Yoo

Eva Chaewon Yoo from Technode joined us in a conversation to discuss the South Korea technology startup ecosystem. She offered a comprehensive overview in how one can navigate the startup ecosystem from Seoul to Pusan, the five booming startup verticals, the key investors from angel investors to venture capital and the interaction with the Chaebol

By | 2016-12-05T23:22:00+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 147: Twilio in Asia and Product Management with Patrick Malatack

Patrick Malatack, vice president of product management from Twilio joined us in a conversation to discuss the footprint of the communications platform company in Asia Pacific. We discussed the various products and services of Twilio and how they have evolved over the years, and how traditional and technology companies are building interesting business applications on

By | 2016-11-28T07:16:39+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 146: Singularity University Labs and The Heretic with Pascal Finette

Pascal Finette joined us for a conversation on the story behind Singularity University Labs and how they work startups with exponential technologies focusing on different global grand challenges out there. We also discussed his new book “The Heretic” and his reflections on the Silicon Valley ecosystem and why it has been difficult to be replicated elsewhere in

By | 2016-11-23T14:20:54+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 145: An Uncertain Technology World with Ben Bajarin

We conclude with the second part of our conversation with Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions. We examined the uncertain future of different technologies from wearables, VR & AR and home automation after the smartphone platform. We also looked at the evolution of AI and the key trends for the coming year.

By | 2016-11-18T06:29:04+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 144: The October Surprises from Google, Apple & Microsoft with Ben Bajarin

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies & Techpinions joined us in a two parter conversation about the ongoing trends of technologies globally. We began the first conversation on the October announcements that emerge from Google, Microsoft and Apple, and discussed their road ahead with their philosophies in different products and the impact to the Asian OEMs from

By | 2016-11-13T07:42:07+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 143: Alibaba vs Amazon in Southeast Asia with Jon Russell

Jon Russell from TechCrunch who broke the two big stories on Lazada’s acquisition of Redmart and Amazon’s foray into Southeast Asia starting with Singapore next year, joined us on a conversation to discuss the backstory behind the event. We discussed the implications of the acquisition and how it is setting up the narrative of Alibaba

By | 2016-11-08T10:15:24+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 142: PALF and EdTech Startups in Asia with T T Nguyen Duc

T.T. Nguyen Duc, Head of Asia for Pearson Affordable Learning Fund (PALF) joined us for a conversation on the coverage of their funds focusing on education (or edtech) startups globally. She shared with us the investment thesis of PALF & how they evaluate the education startups with metrics pertaining to their mission to help uplift

By | 2016-11-03T17:16:38+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 141: Reflections on China with Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo, co-founder & host of the Sinica Podcast and formerly from Baidu, joined us to share his reflections on China after 20 years of stay and how he has changed from living within the Great Firewall of China to observe the middle kingdom from the outside. We examined a variety of topics from how

By | 2016-10-30T06:57:05+00:00 October 30th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 140: Greylock, Mozilla & Blitzscaling with John Lilly

John Lilly, partner at Greylock in Silicon Valley and former CEO of Mozilla joined us for an interesting conversation about his current stint as a venture capitalist, and the backstory of how the team from Mozilla orchestrated the onslaught against Microsoft in the browser wars may years back. He also shared how technology enabled blitzscaling

By | 2016-10-27T16:52:03+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 139: Live-streaming in China with Eva Xiao

Eva Xiao from Tech In Asia joined us in a discussion on  the live-streaming ecosystem within China and debunked the major misconceptions by western media on the phenomenon itself. We dived deep to the major live-streaming apps, the business models for the live-streaming platforms, celebrities and online users and how digital gifting has become the

By | 2016-10-18T06:37:05+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 138: Xpressbees & Logistics in India with Amitava Saha

Amitava Saha, co-founder and CEO of Xpressbees joined us in an interesting conversation on the story of his company and shared his perspectives on the state of logistics in India. We began a discussion of how Xpressbees has evolved from Firstcry which he has co-founded, and how they tackle the challenges of infrastructure on logistics

By | 2016-10-13T22:33:21+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 137: Map of the Money in Southeast Asia with Arnaud Bonzom

Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups joined us for a conversation on the launch of his recent project, “Map of the Money” version 4 jointly with Florian Cornu. We discussed the ongoing trends in venture capital and fundraising across Southeast Asia from how seed stage funds have matured to series A and B funds now to

By | 2016-10-09T06:49:38+00:00 October 8th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 136: With Friends Like These, Who needs Enemies Edition with Sameer Singh

Continuing from our first discussion, Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net and our host analysed the changing alliances in both the transportation and gaming industry where allies within the space turn to rivalries in two interesting cases: Google versus Uber in ride-sharing and autonomous vehicles, and Niantic versus Nintendo in the mobile gaming space. We also dissected why

By | 2016-09-24T05:07:45+00:00 September 24th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 135: The Apple iPhone 7 Event with Sameer Singh

Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net joined us for a two parter conversation on the recent major events in technology & their impact in Asia. In this episode, we discussed the recent announcements which came out of the Apple iPhone 7 event and their implications to the smartphone industry. We also examined whether the new iPhone offered

By | 2016-09-16T23:32:22+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 134: The Open India Market Onslaught with Newley Purnell

Newley Purnell from Wall Street Journal joined us to discuss his current coverage on the India startup & technology ecosystem. We examine the day of reckoning for the India startup unicorns and their challenges from both funding and competition from US technology companies. We also discussed how the India startups are competing with the US

By | 2016-09-13T21:59:57+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 133: SeedPlus in Southeast Asia with Michael Smith

Michael Smith aka Smithy, now partner of Jungle Ventures and their new fund, SeedPlus. We discussed the backstory in how the fund is assembled, the key people from LPs to partners and their investment thesis. We examined the broader Southeast Asia market and the key issues in how startups can scale across a highly fragmented

By | 2016-09-02T21:55:39+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 132: The Alliance and Blitzscaling with Chris Yeh

Chris Yeh from Wasabi Ventures joined us for a conversation on the future of employee & employer management and technology enabled blitzscaling. We discussed the book “The Alliance” which he co-authored with Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha and how the concepts are adapted to a new world where long term employment looked like a relic

By | 2016-08-29T22:13:18+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 131: Play Bigger with Chris Lochhead

Christoper Lochhead joined us in the podcast to discuss his new book “Play Bigger” (co-authored with Ramadan, Peterson and Maney) during my stay here in Silicon Valley. We discussed the concept of category kings and why the modern tech startups and companies need to embrace category design in addition to product & company design to

By | 2016-08-29T21:51:50+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 130: The Future of Xiaomi with Eva Xiao

Eva Xiao from Technode continued our discussion on Xiaomi, focusing on what kind of company that Xiaomi truly is, and the current challenges they are facing to justify their US$45B valuation. We discussed the company’s recent failures to hit their 100M smartphones target, the loss of smartphone market share, failure to expand aggressively into international

By | 2016-08-22T02:57:21+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 129: Xiaomi – Team, History & Products with Eva Xiao

Eva Xiao from Technode joined us in a two parter episodes on one of China’s top unicorns: Xiaomi. We traced the history of the company starting from the founders of the company, most notably Lei Jun and Bin Lin, and how they managed to bring in top talent such as Hugo Barra into the company.

By | 2016-08-21T20:29:44+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 128: The Uber and Didi deal with Josh Horwitz

Josh Horwitz from Quartz joined us to discuss the Uber and Didi deal in China and analysed the fallout that will impact the anti-Uber alliance. We discussed the potential reasons to why Uber sell their China business & operations to Didi and made a deal to let each other invest in one another, from investor

By | 2016-08-09T08:33:31+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 127: Pokemon Go with Serkan Toto

Serkan Toto joined us for a conversation to discuss the global phenomenon of Pokemon Go. We discussed the backstory of the creator behind this new sensational game, Niantic Labs and the backers behind the game maker from Google to Nintendo. We discussed why the game has been so successful, the game mechanics and why it

By | 2016-07-28T00:40:08+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 126: The SoftBank Group 2016 Edition with David Corbin

David Corbin from Tech in Asia returns to our podcast to discuss the three major events that rocked the SoftBank Group in the past few weeks. We reviewed the departure of Nikesh Arora, the rapid divestments of SoftBank’s stakes in Alibaba, Gungho and Supercell and their most expensive gambit in acquiring ARM. In our conversation,

By | 2016-07-21T02:19:50+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 125: Beijing Makerspace & Indiegogo in China with Joanna Wei

In this episode, Joanna Wei, co-founder of Beijing Makerspace, an angel investor & evangelist for Indiegogo China. We discussed how the maker movement in China was inspired, begun and then progressed for the past 5 years. Joanna also shared with us how the makerspace has evolved with a fund and hardware accelerator to help build

By | 2016-07-18T07:18:35+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 124: Connecting with Youth in Asia with Patrick Rona

Patrick Rona, chief digital officer in Asia Pacific from the McCann World Group, joined us on an interesting conversation about connecting with youth in Asia. Drawing from the McCann World Group’s recent study “Your Toughest Audience? Connecting with Youth”, we discussed how the youth market is defined, their habits and characteristics and the interesting observations

By | 2016-07-12T20:36:54+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 123: Jingdong or JD dot com with Wang Boyuan

Wang Boyuan from Technode and TechCrunch China joined us for a conversation on Jingdong or JD dot com. We discussed the backstory behind this company and the key people behind the 2nd largest ecommerce company in China. He also explained the different revenue streams behind JD dot com and Tencent’s backing of this company as

By | 2016-07-04T07:23:04+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 122: Red Hat & Open Source in Asia with Harish Pillay

In this episode, Harish Pillay, Head of Community and Architecture from Red Hat joined us for a conversation to discuss on the footprint of the open source enterprise software company across Asia. We discussed how Red Hat has evolved from a free Linux operating system in their early days to its present incarnation as an

By | 2016-06-23T14:55:48+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 121: Smartkarma and Fintech in Asia with Raghav Kapoor

Raghav Kapoor, CEO & co-founder of Smartkarma joined us for a conversation on his company and a broad conversation on fintech in Asia. Drawing from his experience and background in finance, Raghav talked about the origins of  Smartkarma and his vision to build it towards a premium collaborative research marketplace. We also discussed the emerging fintech industry

By | 2016-06-19T21:23:44+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 120: LINE IPO & SoftBank’s divestments with Serkan Toto

Serkan Toto from Kantan Games joined us for a conversation on the three recent events that impact the mobile gaming market from Japan to the rest of world. We analysed the progress of Nintendo’s new mobile games with the impact of the new Apple app store changes, the upcoming LINE IPO and why SoftBank is

By | 2016-06-15T01:43:29+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 119: From Newsroom to Digital Media in Asia with Alan Soon

Alan Soon from the Splice Newsroom and Rockstart Accelerator joined us in a conversation about the media business in Asia. Drawing his experience from the media business media from Bloomberg, CNBC to Yahoo!, Alan offered his perspectives on how the media business has changed across Asia in the past two decades. We discussed the business

By | 2016-06-11T00:07:10+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 118: The State of IoT in Asia Pacific with Charles Reed Anderson

Charles Reed Anderson from IDC joined us to discuss the state of Internet of Things (IoT) in Asia Pacific. We started with the analysis of the IoT market maturity index across China, India and the rest of Asia Pacific, and dissected how Asian companies are currently prioritising their objectives with Internet of Things. In our review, we

By | 2016-06-06T08:53:56+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 117: Why Apple Invest in Didi with Josh Horwitz

In this episode, Josh Horwitz from Quartz joined us in a conversation to dissect why Apple has invested in China’s largest ride hailing app, Didi Chuxing and the implications for Uber in their plans to conquer China & the rest of the world. We move beyond the obvious reasons such as managing their diplomatic relations

By | 2016-06-02T01:13:08+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|