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Episode 268: The Future of Mobility in Asia and Nissan with Vincent Wijnen

Vincent Wijnen, senior vice president from Nissan in Asia & Oceania joined us in a conversation to discuss the future of mobility in Asia. We began our conversation on the concept of autonomous vehicles and how it will transform the concept of mobility in Asia. We discussed the major themes around autonomous vehicles specifically in

By |2018-10-21T05:27:58+00:00October 21st, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 267: Go-Jek in Indonesia with Rama Mamuaya

Rama Mamuaya, founder and CEO of DailySocial joined us to discuss one of the most important startup unicorns in Indonesia, Go-Jek. We discussed the backstory behind G0-Jek which evolved from a ride-hailing to now a super app that bridge payments, ride hailing and other services in Indonesia, and why it’s giving Grab a run for

By |2018-10-10T23:40:08+00:00October 10th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 266: Jack Ma and Leadership Transition in Alibaba Group with Rui Ma

Rui Ma, founder of Transformative Technology Academy and co-host of TechBuzz China podcast joined us to discuss Jack Ma’s recent announcement to step down as the chairman of Alibaba Group, the leadership transition within Alibaba Group and where they will be heading next. We discussed Jack Ma’s influence within the Alibaba Group and how his

By |2018-09-29T10:24:28+00:00September 29th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 265: Entrepreneur First with Alex Crompton

Alex Crompton from Entrepreneur First (EF) joined us to discuss the progress of their startup incubator in Singapore and Hong Kong and how they are helping entrepreneurs to build their startup companies by employing a talent first approach. We dived deep into the vision, mission and backstory behind EF and how it operates across the

By |2018-09-22T19:41:14+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 264: The Billionaire Raj with James Crabtree

James Crabtree, associate professor in practice at the Lee Kuan Yee School of Public Policy joined us in a conversation to discuss his new book “The Billionaire Raj: A Journey through India’s New Gilded Age” and what it means for where India will move in the next decade. We discussed the major themes of the

By |2018-09-09T01:32:54+00:00September 9th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Featured, Podcast Shows|

Episode 263: Antler with Magnus Grimeland

Magnus Grimeland, founder and CEO of Antler, joined us in a conversation to discuss the new startup incubator focusing on helping founders in building and scaling their own businesses. Magnus shared his early career story in special forces with the military and how his experience to deal with extreme situations of life and death becomes

By |2018-08-30T08:20:22+00:00August 30th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 261: Foxconn and TSMC in 2018 with Tim Culpan

Tim Culpan from Bloomberg joined us in a conversation on the two technology giants from Taiwan: Foxconn and TSMC and how they have evolved for the past three years since 2015. First, Tim started the discussion with Foxconn and the major milestones in the past three years from the acquisition of Sharp to the recent

By |2018-08-17T14:49:39+00:00August 17th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 260: Pinduoduo & their upcoming IPO in China with Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan, co-founder of China Channel and host of China Tech Talk, joined us to discuss Pinduoduo, the three year old social ecommerce company backed by Tencent slated for an IPO this year. We discussed the origins of Pinduoduo and why they labelled themselves as the amalgamation of Costco and Disney, their products and services

By |2018-09-09T04:54:17+00:00August 9th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 259: Xiaomi IPO with Tim Culpan

Tim Culpan, columnist at Bloomberg joined us to discuss the recent Xiaomi IPO and what it means for Chinese technology companies going public. Tim offered his analyses on Xiaomi and break down their media narrative versus what they are really are and where their core businesses and revenue models are structured. Last but not least,

By |2018-08-02T22:32:28+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 258: Meituan Dianping with Liza Lin

Liza Lin from Wall Street Journal joined us to discuss one of the upstart Internet giants from China: Meituan Dianping with their upcoming IPO and described her recent interview with their charismatic founder, Wang Xing and where the company is heading. We discussed the backstory of the company, Meituan till its merger with Dianping, their

By |2018-07-30T08:35:32+00:00July 28th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 257: The ZTE debacle with Rui Ma

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

By |2018-07-23T02:02:49+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 256: WeWork in Southeast Asia with Turochas Fuad

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

By |2018-07-14T10:25:15+00:00July 14th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 255: Advertising and Video Landscape in Asia Pacific with Greg Armshaw

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

By |2018-07-14T10:25:10+00:00July 8th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 254: Google I/O and Apple WWDC 2018 with Ben Bajarin

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

By |2018-07-01T14:24:44+00:00July 1st, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 253: Why Blockchain is hot again in China with John Artman

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

By |2018-06-08T09:29:02+00:00June 8th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 252: Why the Broadcom and Qualcomm deal fell apart with Chirayu Wadke

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

By |2018-05-26T16:13:42+00:00May 26th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 251: Smartphone, IoT & Mobility Landscape with Chirayu Wadke

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

By |2018-05-21T03:45:19+00:00May 21st, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 250: China Tech Giants’ Acquisitions & Its Impact to Asia with Jon Russell

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 |2018-05-13T15:35:49+00:00May 13th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 249: Grab acquires Uber Southeast Asia with Jon Russell

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,

By |2018-04-29T16:45:07+00:00April 29th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 248: The State of Low Power Wide Area Networks in Asia 2018 with Charles Anderson

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:

By |2018-04-22T16:44:55+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 247: Why IoT initiatives fail with Charles Anderson

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

By |2018-04-15T14:07:55+00:00April 15th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 245: Intelligent Island with Ramakrishna Purushotaman

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

By |2018-04-02T02:06:18+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 244: What Mike Moritz got wrong about China Startup Ecosystem with Benjamin Joffe

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

By |2018-03-30T02:46:34+00:00March 30th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 243: From Huawei’s US entry to Wechat’s Future with Juro Osawa

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

By |2018-03-25T15:15:44+00:00March 25th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 242: Cisco and Software & Network Transformation in Asia Pacific with Brink Sanders

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

By |2018-03-18T14:35:29+00:00March 18th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 241: Tryb and Fintech in Asia Pacific with Markus Gnirck & Lien Choong Luen

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

By |2018-03-15T13:46:09+00:00March 15th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 240: Fintech in Asia Pacific 2018 with Zennon Kapron

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

By |2018-03-11T15:55:43+00:00March 11th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 239: The Regulation Shift on Fintech in China with Zennon Kapron

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

By |2018-03-03T08:32:19+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 238: Xero & SaaS in Asia with Alex Campbell

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

By |2018-06-24T15:08:05+00:00February 24th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 237: MyDoc & Digital Healthcare in Asia with Snehal Patel

Snehal Patel, CEO and co-founder of MyDoc joined us in a conversation to discuss the story of his healthcare company and the state of digital healthcare companies in Asia. We discussed the vision and mission of his company MyDoc, and how it has shifted from its initial model to the current state. Last but not

By |2018-02-19T02:04:45+00:00February 19th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 236: Ride Hailing Wars 2.0 in China with Eva Xiao

Eva Xiao, China reporter from Tech In Asia joined us in a two part conversation on the most important events that is rocking the China technology landscape. In the second part of our conversation, Eva discussed the return of China’s ride hailing wars and why Didi’s dominance in the ride hailing space is now being

By |2018-02-17T17:43:47+00:00February 17th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 235: The Wechat World Conference 2018 with Eva Xiao

Eva Xiao, China reporter from Tech In Asia joined us in a two part conversation on the most important events that is rocking the China technology landscape. In the first part of our conversation, we discussed the recent WeChat World Conference 2018 and its impact to the ecosystem. We covered the key announcements made during

By |2018-02-11T14:19:15+00:00February 11th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast|

Episode 234: Digital in 2018 Part 2 on Connecting the Next Billion with Simon Kemp

Simon Kemp, founder and CEO of Kepios and global consultant from We are Social, joined us in a conversation to discuss the latest global digital report in 2018. In the second part of our conversation, we discussed how the next billion will be connected and what it means for innovation for voice and video messaging

By |2018-02-04T15:42:04+00:00February 4th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 233: Digital in 2018 Part 1 on Messaging Apps with Simon Kemp

Simon Kemp, founder and CEO of Kepios and global consultant from We are Social, joined us in a conversation to discuss the latest global digital report in 2018. In the first part of our conversation, he discussed the key numbers, trends and new data that is added to this most important annual digital report across

By |2018-02-03T07:20:53+00:00February 3rd, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 232: Uber China Mafia with Chenyu Zheng

Chenyu Zheng, former product marketing manager from Uber and now author, joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the unique digital experience in China and the Uber China mafia and their impact to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in China after merger with Didi. In the second part, we discussed the impact of Uber in

By |2018-02-14T05:29:53+00:00January 27th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 231: What makes Digital Experience in China unique? with Chenyu Zheng

Chenyu Zheng, former product marketing manager from Uber and now author, joined us in a two part conversation to discuss the unique digital experience in China and the Uber China mafia & their impact to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in China after merger with Didi. In the first part, she discussed her major observations on the

By |2018-01-21T23:24:18+00:00January 21st, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 230: Appier & AI with Chih-Han Yu

Chih-Han Yu, the co-founder and CEO of Appier joined us in a conversation to discuss the journey, team and products behind his company, Appier that focused on artificial intelligence with leading investors from Sequoia Capital to SoftBank Group. We discussed his perspectives on AI and its impact to society and where the field is moving

By |2018-01-13T05:32:54+00:00January 13th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 229: AI in Asia Pacific with Ayesha Khanna

Ayesha Khanna, CEO of ADDO AI joined us in a conversation on the subject of artificial intelligence aka AI. We discussed the key technologies, major applications in fintech and manufacturing and at the same, discussed the major trends on AI dominating Asia Pacific. Last but not least, Ayesha discussed the implications of AI, particularly in

By |2018-01-08T03:41:18+00:00January 8th, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 228: State of Southeast Asia 2017 Part 2 with Arnaud Bonzom

Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups joined us in a conversation to conclude our conversation on the state of Southeast Asia in 2017 and what is likely to come in 2018. We discussed the entry of Alibaba and Tencent in Southeast Asia and India which set up the war for ecommerce, logistics, social and cloud computing

By |2018-01-08T03:25:07+00:00January 1st, 2018|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 227: State of Southeast Asia 2017 Part 1 with Arnaud Bonzom

Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups joined us in a conversation to review the state of Southeast Asia in a two part conversation before the closing of 2017. In this episode, we discussed the three major events that rocked Southeast Asia starting with SoftBank and Didi’s investment into Grab with US$2 billion, followed by the two

By |2017-12-29T03:03:59+00:00December 29th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 226: State of North East Asia 2017 with Shai Oster

Shai Oster, Asia Bureau Chief at The Information, joined us in a conversation to review the state of North East Asia in 2017. We discussed the five major events: SoftBank’s Vision Fund, the expansion of Alibaba and Tencent into Southeast Asia and India while battling Google & Amazon in these open markets, China’s imposing tougher

By |2017-12-28T06:03:55+00:00December 26th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 225: Tencent’s Gaming Empire & Honor of Kings with Matthew Brennan

Matthew Brennan, co-founder of China Channel and host of China Tech Talk joined us in a conversation to discuss Tencent’s gaming empire worldwide and their third killer app after QQ & Wechat: Honor of Kings. We discussed the recent major happenings from Tencent in their purchase of stock from Snap in the US and bypassing

By |2017-12-27T01:34:54+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 224: Nokia Networks, Smart Cities and IoT with Danial Mausoof

Danial Mausoof from Nokia joined us in a conversation to discuss the company’s current focus in carrier networks, the upcoming 5G networks and Internet of things (IoT) initiatives across Asia. He discussed how Asia businesses and governments are currently figuring out the strategy behind their IoT & smart cities initiatives, where the key applications currently

By |2017-12-19T07:14:21+00:00December 17th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 223: Tata Communications & Perspectives on IoT & Mobility with Anthony Bartolo

Anthony Bartolo from Tata Communications joined us in a conversation on mobility and Internet of Things (IoT) and their impact on the enterprise level across Asia Pacific. Anthony begin the conversation on his work with Tata Communications and how carrier networks and IoT are changing the landscape in asset management and other applications such as

By |2017-12-19T07:35:39+00:00December 12th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 222: The SoftBank Vision Fund with Tim Culpan

Tim Culpan from Bloomberg joined us in a two part conversation on the high impact news from Asia’s movers and shakers. In the second part of our conversation, Tim covered Japan’s SoftBank US$100B Vision Fund and discussed the mission, vision and structure behind this massive fund that is poised to overshadow all the venture capital

By |2017-12-19T07:44:12+00:00December 4th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 221: The Toshiba Chip Unit Deal with Tim Culpan

Tim Culpan from Bloomberg joined us in a two part conversation on the high impact news from Asia’s movers and shakers. In the first part of our conversation, he covered the backstory, drama and conclusion to the Toshiba’s chip unit deal and examine why Apple is involved with at least two of the major bidders.

By |2017-12-19T07:46:41+00:00December 1st, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 220: Digital in Asia Pacific 2017 Part 2 with Simon Kemp

Simon Kemp, founder & CEO of Kepios and global consultant from We Are Social, joined us in a two part discussion on the state of digital in Asia Pacific. In the second part of our conversation, we discussed the emerging social media trends that spanned across China, Japan & Korea and rest of Asia Pacific.

By |2017-12-19T07:48:51+00:00November 29th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 219: Digital in Asia Pacific 2017 Part 1 with Simon Kemp

Simon Kemp, founder & CEO of Kepios and global consultant from We Are Social, joined us in a two part discussion on the state of digital in Asia Pacific. In the first part of our conversation, Simon discussed the major trends that have emerged in his report distilling from global to Asia and why voice

By |2017-12-19T07:50:21+00:00November 25th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 218: Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific with Xu Haoliang

Xu Haoliang, Assistant Secretary General for the United Nations and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia & the Pacific joined us in a conversation to discuss sustainable development in the Responsible Business Forum 2017. We discussed how the UNDP are working with different stakeholders from businesses, NGOs and UN agencies on the sustainable goals and how

By |2017-12-19T08:06:20+00:00November 23rd, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

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 |2017-12-19T08:07:28+00:00November 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 |2017-12-19T08:15:27+00:00November 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 |2017-12-19T08:37:51+00:00November 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 |2017-12-19T08:40:50+00:00October 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 |2017-12-19T08:45:48+00:00October 27th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 212: Why China bans exchanges & ICOs with Neil Woodfine

Neil Woodfine, growth manager from Wyre & organizer of Beijing bitcoin meetup joined us in an interesting conversation on bitcoin, blockchain & cryptocurrencies where we examined some of the popular misconceptions of the industry. We discussed why the government of China has decided to ban cryptocurrency exchanges and ICOs and where it will go

By |2018-01-01T08:13:06+00:00October 21st, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast|

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

By |2018-01-01T08:48:51+00:00October 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.

By |2017-12-27T10:52:28+00:00October 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 |2017-11-30T07:33:21+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 14th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 185: SeedPlus & Venture Capital with Michael Smith & Tiang Lim Foo

Michael Smith Jr and Tiang Lim Foo, partners from Seedplus joined us in a conversation to discuss their recent closing of US$20M for their fund and where they are heading next. We also chatted about their daily lives as venture capitalists, how they worked with startups across Southeast Asia & India from market expansion to

By |2017-06-14T05:29:31+00:00June 14th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcasts|

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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 15th, 2017|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|