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Episode 123: Jingdong or JD dot com with Wang Boyuan

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

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

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

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

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

Episode 121: Smartkarma and Fintech in Asia with Raghav Kapoor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Episode 117: Why Apple Invest in Didi with Josh Horwitz

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

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

Episode 116: Mashable in Asia with Michael Kriak and Gwendolyn Regina

Michael Kriak & Gwendolyn Regina from Mashable joined us for a conversation on Mashable.com and its recent strategy on video & expansion to Asia. We discussed how Mashable has built out a global media platform with their proprietary technology and strong editorial team distributed across the world. Michael and Gwen also shared with us the

By | 2016-05-27T23:38:16+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 115: Singapore Startup Ecosystem & Asia Funding Trends with Arnaud Bonzom

Arnaud Bonzom from 500 Startups continued our conversation on his two interesting reports (prior to the 500 Corporations report which we discussed earlier) that focus on the Singapore startup ecosystem and the funding trends across Asia Pacific. We discussed the key observations and funding dynamics of the Singapore startup ecosystem with the recent focus on

By | 2016-05-22T14:42:28+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 114: Will Apple’s Asia & Car strategy work? with Sameer Singh

Continuing our discussed from the last episode, Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net analysed the recent Apple Q1 2016 earning and challenged the notion whether Apple’s Asia (India and China) and their rumoured car strategy will bring them back to growth. Through the lens of the Apple rumoured car, we dived deeper into the conversation on artificial intelligence &

By | 2016-05-18T14:56:50+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 113: Facebook vs Asia Messaging Apps with Sameer Singh

Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net joined us in to reflect on the major themes that has been ongoing in the technology space from messaging apps to self driving cars. In the first part, we discussed the recent Facebook F8 announcements on their new chatbots platform and video live streaming. From there, we analysed the implications of

By | 2016-05-14T22:58:17+00:00 May 14th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 112: The Baidu Group with Cate Cadell

Cate Cadell, editor in chief from Technode at Beijing joined us in this episode to discuss the Baidu Group, China’s largest search engine & maps and part of the BAT axis in China. In our conversation, we discussed Baidu from the perspective of the management team & board led by Robin Li, their business structures

By | 2016-05-10T13:27:50+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 111: Wither Rocket Internet? with Jon Russell

Jon Russell from TechCrunch joined us to discuss Rocket Internet’s 1B exit to Alibaba & its impact to ecommerce & funding cycles in Southeast Asia. We dissected the implications from the Lazada exit and the continuing movement of Rocket Internet spinning off their other assets such as Zalora and Foodpanda within the region and foreshadowed the

By | 2016-05-06T08:00:21+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 110: Tencent and WeChat with Eva Xiao

In the final of the two parter episodes, we continue our conversation with Eva Xiao from Technode on the Tencent Group, specifically focusing on WeChat, the most popular messaging app in China. Eva dissected how WeChat is the platform for other popular online to offline (O2O) services and dived deep into the various monetisation models

By | 2016-05-02T06:06:03+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 109: Tencent and QQ with Eva Xiao

Eva Xiao from Technode joined us for a two parter discussion on one of the BAT companies: Tencent. We dived deep into the holding company behind the two successful messaging apps in China: QQ & Wechat. In this first part of 2 episode arc, we discussed the vision, mission & corporate structure of Tencent, how

By | 2016-04-27T08:25:16+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 108: How can a US tech company succeed in China with Scott Livingston

Scott Livingston, a senior associate at SIPS, joined us on a discussion starting from a hypothetical question, “What are the requirements do Facebook need to satisfy in order to access into China’s market?”. By navigating through this question, we gain an in depth understanding to how US tech companies should navigate China which combines legislation

By | 2016-04-27T07:46:24+00:00 April 23rd, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 107: Alibaba Cloud in Asia Pacific with Yu Sicheng

Yu Sicheng, Vice President International, Alibaba Cloud (aka Aliyun) under the Alibaba Group, joined us in a conversation to discuss the popular cloud computing services from China and its plan to expand their offerings across the geographies outside China. In the conversation, Sicheng shared the success stories on Alibaba Cloud in China where it powered

By | 2016-04-17T08:53:28+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 106: Connectography & Connectivity is Destiny with Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, joined us to discuss & launch his latest book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilisation” from Asia first. Our conversation began with his new maxim “Connectivity is destiny” over the age old wisdom of “Geography is destiny”. We discussed how

By | 2016-04-13T22:47:28+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 105: The Next Billion Initiative for Google with Caesar Sengupta

Caesar Sengupta, Vice President, Product Management from Google joined us to discuss the “Next Billion” initiative for Google, based on present and new ideas to allow the company engage with the next billion users in a mobile first world of Asia Pacific. We start from Caesar’s early work with Chrome browser and OS in the

By | 2016-04-10T08:36:35+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 104: Corporate Innovation and 500 Startups with Arnaud Bonzom

Arnaud Bonzom, the director of corporate innovation from 500 Startups joined us in a conversation on the interesting trend in how major corporations are engaging the startups today. We began with Arnaud’s story from his early days as a trade advisor for the French government to INSEAD and finally to 500 Startups, and what he

By | 2016-04-10T06:35:57+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 103: The SingTel Group with Grace Chng

Grace Chng, senior correspondent of The Straits Times under SPH Group, joined us in a conversation to discuss the SingTel Group and its global footprint across three continents. Starting from the history of how the SingTel Group transformed from a government agency to a public listed enterprise, Grace offered a primer to understand the vision

By | 2016-04-17T07:58:15+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 102: ZhenFund in China with Anna Fang

Anna Fang, partner and CEO of ZhenFund joined us in a conversation to discuss early stage investment and startup ecosystem in China. We traced her serendipitous route on how she become an early stage investor by working with Xu Xiaoping, a famous super angel investor in China that led to building up ZhenFund. Anna also shared

By | 2016-03-30T05:21:08+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 101: muru-D by Telstra with Charlotte Yarkoni & Annie Parker

Charlotte Yarkoni, President of Telstra Software Group &, Annie Parker, co-founder of muru-D, the startup incubator by Telstra joined us in a conversation to discuss the story behind the digital startup accelerator which has expanded across globally from Singapore to Australia. Just before the first demo day event for muru-D Singapore, we discussed the thinking

By | 2016-03-26T00:20:49+00:00 March 26th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 100: The Dawn of Augmented & Virtual Reality with Ben Bajarin

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions joined us for the special 100th episode to discuss the dawn of the augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology. Starting from an account of his recent trip to Game Developer & VR developer Summit, Ben shared why this is the year for AR and VR to break out

By | 2016-03-20T14:13:55+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 99: Understanding China’s Economic Indicators with Tom Orlik

Tom Orlik, the Chief Asia Economist from Bloomberg and author of the book “Understanding China’s Economic Indicators”, joined us in an interesting conversation in analysing China’s economy and helped us to understand how reliable the economic indicators are. We start from a primer to how one navigate across the aims of the Chinese government with

By | 2016-03-17T22:35:23+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 98: The India Startup Ecosystem with Ashish Sinha

Ashish Sinha, founder of NextBigWhat, joined us for a conversation on the emerging India startup ecosystem. From his origins as a product manager in Yahoo! India to setting up the media site to help India entrepreneurs to gather feedback for their products since 2009, we discussed the India startup ecosystem from decoding the unicorn startup

By | 2016-03-13T19:48:19+00:00 March 12th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 97: Winter is coming to Asia with Jon Russell

Jon Russell from TechCrunch joined us for a conversation on whether “winter is coming” for the startup ecosystems across Asia from China, India to Southeast Asia. We started with the continuing war between Uber and their counterparts, Ola, GoJek and Grab from a four wheels to two wheels transport and the continuing fundraising tales of

By | 2016-03-08T15:50:40+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 96: Paytm in India with Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, CEO and founder of Paytm joined us for an interesting conversation on his journey with Paytm and his thoughts on the evolving India startup ecosystem. Starting from the early days with One97 in feature phones, Vijay discussed how the dawn of the smartphone world led him to build a mobile first payment

By | 2016-03-13T19:48:50+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 95: The TSMC Group with Tim Culpan

Tim Culpan from Bloomberg Gadfly, joined us again to discuss the TSMC Group, where they are leading semiconductor foundries for many major companies from Apple, Qualcomm and Intel. We began our conversation with the recent happenings with Foxconn’s acquisition of Sharp and whether the acquisition will work given Foxconn’s early history with Innolux and the

By | 2016-02-28T01:45:11+00:00 February 28th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 94: Wechat Ecosystem & Grata.co with Andrew Schorr

Andrew Schorr, CEO and co-founder of Grata.co, joined us for an interesting discussion to dissect the platform and ecosystem behind Wechat in China. Starting from his journey with building three startups including Grata.co across 11 years in China, he discussed how Wechat has changed the landscape for both startup founders and major corporations and brands

By | 2016-02-25T02:59:00+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 93: The Japan Mobile Gaming Market Consolidation with Serkan Toto

Serkan Toto, co-founder and CEO of Kantan Games JP, joined us to discuss the major trend of consolidation happening in real time within Japan’s mature and sophisticated mobile gaming industry. We discussed the progress of the Nintendo-DeNA deal and where the major players are heading in this challenging year. While discussing the broader trends, Serkan

By | 2016-02-20T07:55:54+00:00 February 20th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 92: Dating Industry in Asia & Lunch Actually Group with Violet Lim

In our Valentine’s day special for 2016, Violet Lim, CEO and co-founder of the Lunch Actually Group discussed the major players of the dating industry in Asia and how she built a full stack dating company over the years to matchmake her customers from online to offline. Starting from her story from how she quitted

By | 2016-02-13T11:23:44+00:00 February 13th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 91: BitX, BitCoin and Blockchain in Asia with Marcus Swanepoel

Marcus Swanepoel, CEO and co-founder of BitX joined us for an interesting conversation on the bitcoin and blockchain industry in Asia. Beginning from his background as a banker to his current stint as a startup founder, he discussed the origins of BitX and how it is leading the charge on bitcoin and blockchain in the

By | 2016-02-11T01:52:06+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 90: Smart Cities in Asia Pacific with Charles Reed Anderson

Charles Reed Anderson, Vice President, Head of Mobility and Internet of Things Asia Pacific, IDC, joined us for a conversation to discuss all things Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities in Asia Pacific. Starting from his observations from the recent CES 2016, we focused on the discussion how businesses and vendors are figuring out

By | 2016-02-02T12:47:52+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 89: Asia Startup Ecosystems with Kevin McSpadden

Kevin McSpadden from e27 joined us for a fascinating discussion on the different evolving startup ecosystems across Asia. Starting from Singapore, drawing interesting comparisons from the rise of Hong Kong and the recent startup India initiatives, we discussed whether Singapore can maintain its advantage as the Delaware of Asia. We examined the recent departure of

By | 2016-02-01T19:55:50+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 88: India Startup Ecosystem & SAIF Partners with Deepak Gaur

Deepak Gaur, managing director of SAIF Partners joined us for a conversation in Delhi, India. Beginning from the early days of venture capital till the recent surge in funding, Deepak shared his reflections on how far the startup ecosystem of India has come. He also discussed his work with SAIF Partners and the interesting companies

By | 2016-01-20T08:53:20+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 87: From DeNA to 500 Startups in Japan with James Riney

In this episode, James Riney from 500 Startups Japan discussed his story from an entrepreneur to a venture capitalist. We recapped his first company, Storys.JP, following his role as a principal in DeNA Capital to the Japan fund in 500 Startups. We also tapped his brain on the interesting areas in robotics, virtual and augmented

By | 2016-01-17T07:45:13+00:00 January 17th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 86: Insurance & CXA Group in Asia with Rosaline Koo

Rosaline Koo from CXA Group joined us for an interesting conversation on how she is building a digital company focusing on employee benefits and insurance across Asia. We discussed how she started from an interesting background of cybernetics and headed to work with startups and corporate turnarounds from US to Asia, and subsequently to her

By | 2016-01-13T08:25:54+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 85: The OTT Video Market in Asia Pacific with Michael Smith

In the first episode of 2016, Michael Smith Jr, chief technology officer in HOOQ joined us to give us an overview of the over the top (OTT) video streaming market in Asia Pacific. We discussed the major players in the Asia Pacific market and how they will be shaping up against global competitors from the

By | 2016-01-06T08:10:34+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 84: The Five Predictions on Asia in 2016 with Sameer Singh

Starting the new year, Sameer Singh, author of Tech-Thoughts.net and our host Bernard Leong discussed the five predictions on Asia technology landscape 2016 in the second part of the two-episodes arc. Building on their earlier conversation on the five major events that rocked 2015, they forecast the events in 2016 which will shape the technology landscape

By | 2016-01-01T08:11:19+00:00 January 1st, 2016|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 83: The Five Major Events in Asia 2015 with Sameer Singh

Sameer Singh, author of Tech-Thoughts.net and senior industry analysis manager of App Annie, joined our host in a two episodes arc discussion on the five major events that shook Asia for the year of 2015 and the predictions for the year of 2016. In the first part, we discuss the five major events in Asia

By | 2016-01-02T07:00:30+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 82: Seedstars World in Asia with Karen Mok

With Karen Mok, we discussed the initiative & footprint of Seedstars World & her perspectives on startup ecosystems after traveling 15 cities in Asia. The conversation started with her background as a social entrepreneur and how she eventually joined SeedStars World. We continued her journey with Seedstars World, where she organised the business competition across different

By | 2015-12-26T07:41:40+00:00 December 20th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 81: Semiconductors are eating the world with Ben Bajarin

Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies and Techpinions joined us in an interesting conversation why semiconductors are eating the world. By giving a broad overview of the industry spanning across the globe with a significant presence in Asia with the major players, Samsung and TSMC, we dissect how the semiconductors industry and Moore’s law are shifting

By | 2015-12-15T23:21:23+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 80: Approach Asia with Lisa Enckell

Lisa Enckell from Approach joined us for a conversation to discuss their new project Approach. We started with a chat on how she started from a theatre producer and journalist to her previous role as the vice president for marketing in Wrapp working between Sweden and San Francisco. Then she shared how both her husband

By | 2015-12-09T23:26:02+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 79: Hadoop, Cloudera & Big Data with Doug Cutting

With Doug Cutting, the chief architect of Cloudera and the co-founder of Apache Hadoop, we discussed his journey from a software engineer to a contributor and creator of several open source software which are widely used today. We also deep dived into Cloudera and Hadoop, and discussed various topics from talent shortage to how Hadoop

By | 2015-12-09T22:37:02+00:00 December 5th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 78: Innovation, Global Challenges & Asia Healthcare with Claudia Olsson

In this episode, Claudia Olsson, founder of several startups (Exponential AB, Stellar Capacity AB and Catalyse Delta Group) and former senior advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on technology and innovation trends joined us for a conversation on innovation global challenges and Asia healthcare. Drawing from her experience in the Singularity University, Claudia

By | 2015-12-02T05:57:58+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 77: Facebook Internet.org, Android One & India with Newley Purnell

In this episode, Newley Purnell, journalist from Wall Street Journal joined us to discuss the recent controversy of Facebook’s Internet.org initiative in India and the implications of the initiative with reference to net neutrality, privacy and security among the different stakeholders. We discussed the relaunch efforts of Google’s Android One, and understand how US technology

By | 2015-11-28T09:41:15+00:00 November 28th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 76: Quibb & 50-50 Pledge with Sandi MacPherson

In this episode, Sandi MacPherson joined us to discuss the story on how she started Quibb, a platform for people to share what they are reading at work. From her background working in government on environment and clean tech, she discussed why she has moved to Silicon Valley and bootstrapped her company till fundraising unconventionally via a

By | 2015-11-25T14:10:45+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 75: Braintree in Asia Pacific with Tyson Hackwood

With Tyson Hackwood, Head of Asia at Braintree (under Paypal), we discussed the footprint of the online payments company in Asia Pacific. Starting from Tyson’s early career in online advertising and premium mobile services in a 2G or WAP world, we discussed how he moved into the mobile payments with Paypal and subsequently to Braintree. During

By | 2015-11-28T22:44:46+00:00 November 21st, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 74: Vizable & Tableau in a Mobile First Asia with Dave Story

In this episode, Dave Story, VP, Mobile and Strategic Growth at Tableau Software, joined us for a chat to discuss his perspectives on how Tableau is poised to grow in a mobile first Asia with the vision of analytics everywhere, and their new free mobile app, Vizable, which helps to turn data into beautiful interactive

By | 2015-11-18T23:02:09+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 73: On China with Kaiser Kuo

We interview Kaiser Kuo, the host of Sinica Podcast to discuss China. With a background in East Asian studies and corporate experience from Oilgvy China, Youku to Baidu, Kaiser discussed the challenges of China and how the country has evolved from 1995 to 2015. Sharing the story of the Sinica podcast which he co-host with

By | 2015-11-29T06:56:25+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 72: Monk’s Hill Ventures & Southeast Asia with Ong Peng Tsin

Ong Peng Tsin, general partner of Monk’s Hill Ventures joined us to discuss his story from an entrepreneur in the US to subsequently moving to China as a venture capitalist. Drawing his experience from Match.com, Interwoven and Encentuate, he offered his thoughts about the lessons learnt as an entrepreneur and also highlighted his observations on both

By | 2015-11-07T22:16:25+00:00 November 7th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 71: Deep Learning & Baidu Research with Andrew Ng

Andrew Ng, the chief Scientist at Baidu & head of Baidu Research, joined us for a conversation on the exciting developments in artificial intelligence & deep learning from US to China. Sharing his story and the lessons learnt from his past experiences on Google Brain and Coursera, Andrew offered his thoughts on why he has

By | 2015-11-07T22:32:48+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 70: The Foxconn Group with Tim Culpan

Tim Culpan from Bloomberg in Taipei joined us to discuss the Foxconn Group and how the company rose from a plastic injection moulding company to the largest contract manufacturing company building Apple iPhones and SoftBank Pepper robots. In this conversation, Tim provided an in-depth analysis of Foxconn from its corporate structure to the business units

By | 2015-10-30T08:09:56+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 69: Uber versus Didi, OlaCabs and GrabTaxi with Josh Horwitz

With Josh Horwitz from Quartz, we discuss the ongoing major war of the four important on-demand taxi hailing apps: Uber, Didi, OlaCabs and GrabTaxi and how these battles between them are now becoming proxy wars between major corporations, investors and governments in Asia. We dive deeply into various issues regarding these four companies from their

By | 2015-10-25T00:57:31+00:00 October 24th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 68: Little Rice – Xiaomi, Smartphones & the Chinese Dream with Clay Shirky

Within the great firewall of China, Clay Shirky, associate professor from interactive media & arts department in NYU Shanghai and also TED speaker, joined us to discuss his latest book “Little Rice – Xiaomi, Smartphones & the Chinese Dream”. In this episode, he shared his thoughts about the revolution of different media platforms and its

By | 2015-10-19T22:48:44+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 67: Enterprise Mobility in Asia Pacific with Charles Reed Anderson

Charles Reed Anderson, Vice President, Head of Mobility and Internet of Things Asia Pacific, IDC, joined us in a conversation to discuss all things enterprise mobility in Asia Pacific. We discussed the recent report “Enterprise Mobility in Asia Pacific 2015” by IDC, where we defined the landscape of enterprise mobility, the key trends in how

By | 2015-10-17T03:47:47+00:00 October 17th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 66: How will you measure your life with James Allworth

James Allworth, co-author of “How will you measure your life” with Clay Christensen and Karen Dillon, joined us in an interesting discussion on the book and his reflections on disruption theory. From discussing motivational factors to why you should not outsource your childcare, James offered his thoughts and perspectives to how we can draw valuable

By | 2015-10-12T00:28:39+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 65: Tableau in Asia with JY Pook

Sitting in the Tableau Asia Pacific headquarters, we interviewed JY Pook, the vice president, Asia Pacific for Tableau, a NYSE listed data analytics software company. We start from JY’s early career in data to his current role in Tableau. In the conversation, we discussed Tableau’s footprint in Asia, and how Tableau has helped companies such

By | 2015-10-10T07:00:49+00:00 October 10th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 64: Spotify in Asia with Sunita Kaur

Sunita Kaur, managing director, Asia from Spotify joined us for a conversation to discuss the music streaming service and its footprint in Asia. We discuss the current state of Spotify and its value proposition to the customers and the artistes, the specific challenges that Spotify faced to expand their footprint in Asia, and how the service has

By | 2015-10-06T08:54:33+00:00 October 6th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 63: The Rakuten Group with David Corbin

David Corbin from Tech in Asia, joined us to discuss the Rakuten Group, one of the fascinating Internet company in Japan. Starting from a chronological perspective, we analysed the company based on major milestones from how they started from an ecommerce online marketplace to a conglomerate that spanned from different Internet services (travel, digital media,

By | 2015-10-06T08:55:59+00:00 October 3rd, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 62: Product Hunt with Ryan Hoover

Ryan Hoover, co-founder & CEO of Product Hunt, joined us for a conversation. From sharing his background to the origins of Product Hunt, Ryan shared the story in how Product Hunt has managed to grow since its early days and establish its credibility as the destination for makers to post their products. He also offered

By | 2015-10-06T08:55:24+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 61: SparkLabs & Startup Hubs with Bernard Moon

With Bernard Moon from Sparklabs Global Ventures and SparkLabs accelerator, we discuss their recent report “Global Technology Trends and Startup Hubs 2015” and its implications to technology startups in this year. We start with Bernard’s journey as a startup operator to an early stage investor and mentor to startups from Silicon Valley to Korea and

By | 2015-09-23T14:58:20+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 60: Air Travel in Asia with Paul Papadimitriou

With Paul Papadimitriou from Intelligencr and the host of two podcasts (Digital Loop and Layovers), we discuss the air travel and aviation industry in Asia. We started our conversation from his international relations roots and how he came to Asia and started his consultancy, Intelligencr. Paul also shared his experience as an angel investor and

By | 2015-10-06T08:57:26+00:00 September 19th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 59: China’s Five Year Plan and Huawei with Kitty Fok

With Kitty Fok (Country Manager, China) from IDC, we discuss the Chinese government’s five year plan specifically on their ambitions on technology, innovation and digital infrastructure for the next 5 years. In the same conversation, we analyse Huawei, one of China’s top technology companies where they are now growing in three important segments: (a) carriers

By | 2015-09-13T06:46:47+00:00 September 13th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 58: Building Relationships thru LinkedIn in Asia with Vicky Skipp

We interviewed Vicky Skipp, Head of Sales Solutions in Asia Pacific and Japan, LinkedIn. From Vicky’s experience in sales from Adobe to LinkedIn over the past 15 years and building her own personal board of directors to guide her career journey, we discuss how the sales process in Asia have changed from a wide broadcasting

By | 2015-09-08T14:35:51+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 57: Innovation in Asia Banking with Neal Cross

Neal Cross, the Chief Innovation Officer from Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) shared the story behind how DBS kickstarted its innovation efforts both internally with the bank and externally with the startup ecosystem from Singapore to Hong Kong. He also offered his thoughts and perspectives on the disruptive technologies to banking from blockchain and bitcoin

By | 2015-09-05T06:45:08+00:00 September 5th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 56: SMART Nation and Singapore Start-up Ecosystem with Steve Leonard

Steve Leonard, deputy executive chairman of IDA Singapore joined us in an interesting conversation on the SMART Nation initiative in Singapore & his thoughts on the startup ecosystem. Our discussion began with his reflections from an illustrious career in enterprise technology to a government role, and subsequently, we discuss why the Singapore government has embarked on

By | 2015-08-30T13:58:50+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 55: From Alphabet to Uber and 1 Year on with Sameer Singh

Sameer Singh, our first guest on the podcast, joined us to discuss all things business and technology from Alphabet to Uber. We began instead with an interview our host of the show, Bernard on his reflections on the first year of Analyse Asia to the future plans of the podcast including the upcoming launch of

By | 2015-08-29T02:16:14+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 54: Twittamentary & China’s Media Landscape with Tan Siok Siok

Tan Siok Siok, CEO of Kinetic One and a notable documentary film-maker who made Twittamentary in 2012 entirely with social media and crowdsourcing, joined us for a conversation on how she has managed to make interesting documentaries from China to US. Tracing her story across Singapore, China and US, she discussed her journey from a filmmaker

By | 2015-08-22T07:36:08+00:00 August 22nd, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 53: Mapping the networks in Asia with Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna, CEO & founder of Factotum, global strategist and TED speaker joined us for a fascinating conversation about mapping the different networks from logistics to infrastructure in Asia. Drawing his background in international relations with his experience in the US military and work in the foreign affairs advisory council for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign

By | 2015-08-19T23:13:32+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 52: The Vietnam Startup Ecosystem with Anh-Minh Do

Anh-Minh Do from Tech In Asia joined us for a discussion on all things start-up and venture capital in Vietnam. We discussed the current local major players within the ecosystem, the top three venture firms and the important people who you must get to know in Vietnam. We also discussed the most interesting startups that

By | 2015-08-15T09:12:10+00:00 August 15th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 51: The SoftBank Group with David Corbin

David Corbin from Tech in Asia joined us for an in depth discussion on SoftBank, one of the most exciting companies in Asia. We started with the organizational structure of the company and offered some perspectives on her charismatic founder, Masoyoshi San and his potential successor, Nikesh Arora. We also discussed SoftBank’s foray into US

By | 2015-08-22T07:53:28+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 50: A Tribute to Satoru Iwata & Nintendo’s Future with Serkan Toto

Serkan Toto, CEO of Kantan Games, joined us to give a tribute to Satoru Iwata, CEO of Nintendo who has just passed away at the age of 50. We discussed his legacy in Nintendo and the contributions that he has made to the company and also to the console gaming world as a whole. We

By | 2015-08-10T06:02:48+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 49: The Shortest Interview with Jenny Lee from GGV Capital

In this episode recorded during the RISE Conference, we got the shortest interview in our podcast history with Jenny Lee from GGV Capital. In this episode, Jenny Lee discussed how she started in venture capital and offered her perspectives on start-up investments from US to China, from how both cultures differ from management styles to

By | 2015-08-10T06:03:47+00:00 August 2nd, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 48: Decoding the Asia Landscape with Jamie Metzl

Jamie Metzl, currently a senior advisor to Cranemere LLC & a senior fellow of the Atlantic Council, joined us to dissect the economical and geopolitical landscape of Asia. Drawing from his illustrious career and experience in foreign relations and international diplomacy (Asia Society, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee under Senator & now Vice President Joe

By | 2015-08-10T06:03:58+00:00 July 26th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 47: App Annie in Asia with Yu Junde

Yu Junde, Vice President, Asia Pacific from App Annie joined us to discuss the footprint of App Annie in Asia Pacific. Starting from the origins of App Annie and how the company went from Beijing to San Francisco, Junde shared why Asia is the most interesting market in the world for mobile. We also discuss

By | 2015-08-10T06:04:02+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 46: Smartphones, Watches & Bubbles in China & India with Ben Bajarin

Ben Bajarin from Techpinions and Creative Strategies joined us again to discuss the different market dynamics for smartphones in China and India, the recent debate on Apple Watch sales based on non-sequitur numbers, and the hot technology bubble discussion in US as to the consequences to the Asian market. We also discussed how the research

By | 2015-08-10T06:04:07+00:00 July 18th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 45: The Rise Conference 2015 with Mike Harvey

With Mike Harvey, head of strategic communications from Web Summit, we discuss “behind the scenes” for the upcoming Rise Conference 2015 in Hong Kong and his thoughts on the Asia digital landscape. We hear the story of why they decide to bring the conference to Asia, the key people who will be speaking in the

By | 2015-08-10T06:04:14+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 44: The China Ecosystem with William Bao Bean of SOS Ventures

William Bao Bean, partner of SOS Ventures and Chinaccelerator, joined us on Analyse Asia to discuss how their accelerator and venture fund spurred the entrepreneurial ecosystem in China. We discussed the interesting companies under his portfolio, how they are working on growth hacks in Wechat and also why media is an exciting category in China.

By | 2015-08-10T06:04:51+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 43: All on Mobile with Benedict Evans

Benedict Evans, partner from Andreessen Horowitz, is here to discuss all things mobile, beginning from the different approaches from Google and Apple to dominate the next phase of the mobile ecosystems, with new perspectives arising from his questions on the shifting layers of interaction, Google’s vision of Android, Google Android vs AOSP. We also discussed

By | 2015-08-10T06:04:56+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 42: Lazada vs MatahariMall in Indonesia with Rama Mamuaya

In this episode, Rama Mamuaya, founder of DailySocial.net discussed the fierce competition on ecommerce in Indonesia between two powers: Lazada (Rocket Internet) vs MatahariMall (Lippo Group). What are the implications to the whole Indonesia ecommerce market? Rama dissects how the war between both ecommerce entities will play out and how it affects the other ecommerce

By | 2015-08-10T06:04:58+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 41: The 500 Mobile Collective with Edith Yeung of 500 Startups

Edith Yeung from 500 Startups joined us for a chat on all things mobile and an overview of the mobile landscape all over the world. Drawing from her career experience with Dolphin and BiztechDay, she explained her investment thesis: how it continued to evolve with a ever-changing landscape of mobile and how she looked at

By | 2015-08-10T06:05:11+00:00 June 27th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 40: Is there a bubble in Asia? with Sameer Singh

Sameer Singh from Tech-thoughts.net, also a long time recurring guest, joined Bernard for an awesome discussion on post Google I/O and Apple WWDC 2015, and how some of the announcements from the two major conferences of the year will impact Asia as a whole. We have a brief and short chat on Softbank’s recent launch

By | 2015-08-10T06:05:21+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 39: Alibaba’s World with Porter Erisman

Porter Erisman, the author of “Alibaba’s World” and filmmaker of “Crocodile in the Yangtze”, joined us to offer an insider’s perspective to the early days of Alibaba, now the largest ecommerce company in the world. We discussed the interesting period of his tenure in Alibaba from the company taking the funding from Yahoo! to the

By | 2015-08-10T06:05:27+00:00 June 20th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 38: Messaging Apps, Games & Platforms with Jan Dawson

Jan Dawson from Jackdaw Research & a regular contributor of Techpinions joined us on the podcast to offer a broad perspective on how the messaging apps in Asia are operating as platforms and ecosystems against their western counterparts. In the same conversation, he discuss the unpleasant economics of “free to play” games which originate from

By | 2015-08-10T06:05:31+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 37: All on Uber in Asia with Josh Horwitz

Josh Horwitz from Quartz joined us to discuss all things Uber in Asia. From how Uber ramp up their operations to their recent troubles with regulation in Asian markets, we analysed how they are shaping up against their Asian competitors in China, India & Southeast Asia: Kuaidi-Didi Dache, Grabtaxi, Olacabs and Gogovan. After our Uber

By | 2015-08-10T06:05:36+00:00 June 13th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 36: Venture Capital Asia with Michael Dempsey of CB Insights

With Michael Dempsey from CB Insights, we decipher the trends that are shaping venture capital investments across Asia for 2014 and look at the current movement this year. We also discussed the verticals: ecommerce and on demand mobile apps; the major players: Tiger Global, Sequoia and Softbank and the impact of Rocket Internet in the

By | 2015-08-10T06:06:52+00:00 June 8th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 35: All about Wechat with Charlie Custer

Charlie Custer, editor of Tech In Asia joined us to talk on everything about Wechat by Tencent, the most popular messaging app in China by one of the top Chinese internet companies and why Facebook and Snapchat are now focused on cloning it for the western markets. We discuss why Wechat is so successful not

By | 2015-08-10T06:06:49+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 34: The Rise of China Smartphone Makers with Bryan Ma

We interview Bryan Ma, Vice President for IDC’s Asia Pacific client devices research group to have an insightful discussion on three interesting topics: (a) the rise of the chinese smartphone makers and where they are heading with a short discussion on why Xiaomi is adapting their strategy to overseas markets, (b) the tablets and PC

By | 2015-08-10T06:06:47+00:00 May 31st, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 33: The Asymco Trilogy with Horace Dediu Part 3 – The Asian Cars Edition

Horace Dediu, current fellow of the Clayton Christensen Institute and founder of Asymco.com joined us for an epic and insightful discussion focusing on few key interesting topics: (a) new market disruption theories, (b) Apple in China and the luxury market and (c) the Japanese automotive industry and how it shapes up against disruption from Tesla,

By | 2015-08-10T06:06:44+00:00 May 25th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 32: The Asymco Trilogy with Horace Dediu Part 2 – Apple in Asia & Luxury

Horace Dediu, current fellow of the Clayton Christensen Institute and founder of Asymco.com joined us for an epic and insightful discussion focusing on few key interesting topics: (a) new market disruption theories, (b) Apple in China and the luxury market and (c) the Japanese automotive industry and how it shapes up against disruption from Tesla,

By | 2015-08-10T06:06:41+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 31: The Asymco Trilogy with Horace Dediu Part 1 – New Market Disruption

Horace Dediu, current fellow of the Clayton Christensen Institute and founder of Asymco.com joined us for an epic and insightful discussion focusing on few key interesting topics: (a) new market disruption theories, (b) Apple in China and the luxury market and (c) the Japanese automotive industry and how it shapes up against disruption from Tesla,

By | 2015-08-10T06:06:39+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 30: Twitter in Asia Pacific with Aliza Knox

Aliza Knox, the managing director for online sales for Asia Pacific (APAC) & Latin America (LATAM) joined us for an interesting to discuss Twitter’s footprint in Asia Pacific. Aliza offer insights to how twitter is used in Asia Pacific from all walks of life, from citizens using it to communicate during major disasters (for e.g.

By | 2015-08-10T06:07:44+00:00 May 17th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 29: Founder Institute & Venture Capital in Southeast Asia with Jeff Paine

Jeffrey Paine, founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures and director of the Founder Institute (FI), Singapore sits down with us to discuss the story behind Founder Institute in Asia and the state of venture capital in Southeast Asia. He start his story from the days of he first built the institute in Singapore and subsequently

By | 2015-08-10T06:07:48+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 28: Airbnb in Asia with Jia Jih Chai

Chai Jia Jih (aka JJ Chai), managing director of Airbnb, Southeast Asia and India sits down to discuss the story of Airbnb in Asia from how they started in a diverse market and gradually build themselves into one of the important players in travel and hospitality industry. We also discuss the challenges for US companies

By | 2015-08-10T06:07:53+00:00 May 9th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 27: The Lean Hardware Startup with Cyril Ebersweiler

Cyril Ebersweiler, the founder of HAXLR8R & venture partner of SOSventures, joins us to discuss the lean hardware startup in Asia and the metrics that investors look at to evaluate a hardware startup. He shares with us the concept of the lean hardware startup and why hardware is the new black. We also discuss the

By | 2015-08-10T06:07:57+00:00 May 2nd, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 26: The Nintendo and DeNA Deal with Serkan Toto

Serkan Toto of Kantan Games is back on the podcast to discuss the mega deal between Nintendo and DeNA which created a dent in the gaming space for 2015. We discussed the pre and post press conference, speculated the motivation in what pushed Nintendo to break its sacred code of not venturing into mobile games,

By | 2015-08-10T06:08:02+00:00 April 11th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 25: The Apple Watch Conundrum in Asia with Sameer Singh

Sameer Singh from Tech-Thoughts is back for an interesting discussion with Bernard Leong on the three major topics which dominate the Asian technology and business landscape. Discussing in depth the Apple Watch conundrum, they explained why there are flawed misconceptions from western analysts on the Apple Watch market in Asia. The discussion also revolved around

By | 2015-08-10T06:08:10+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|

Episode 24: The Risk Driven Business Model with Serguei Netessine

Professor Serguei Netessine (@snetesin) joined us to discuss his book “The Risk Driven Business Model” (co-written with Karan Girotra). In the discussion, he explained the theme of the book in coming up with the four key questions that will define any company, with examples of companies not just from the US but also in Asia.

By | 2015-08-10T06:09:10+00:00 March 28th, 2015|Analyse Asia Podcast, Podcast Shows|