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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+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 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 | 2017-12-19T08:15:27+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 | 2017-12-19T08:37:51+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 | 2017-12-19T08:40:50+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 | 2017-12-19T08:45:48+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 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.

By | 2017-12-27T10:52:28+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 | 2017-11-30T07:33:21+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 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 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|