In the TechBurst Asia podcast, we'll speak with global technology industry leaders to find out what's really going on - and what it takes to succeed - in Asia's tech ecosystem.
The Sustainability Challenge - Balancing Profits & Social Impact
Today’s guest, Steve Melhuish, is the Co-Founder, Former CEO & Vice Chairman of one of PropertyGuru Group, as well as a Venture Partner with Wavemaker Partners - the venture capital firm, and the Founder & CEO of Planet Rise - a company that invests and supports start-ups that tackle climate change and poverty.
Today we are going to discuss sustainability. And more specifically, how do you find the right balance from delivering social impact - while still creating a profitable business.
The Future of Talent & Leadership
The challenges created by the global pandemic mean the role of talent acquisition and leadership strategy have never been more important. Companies must transform their approach not only to navigate the current crisis, but also to prepare for the future.
In this episode, we are joined by a global leader in this space - Elaine Yew - Senior Partner & Global Co-Head of Leadership Development for Egon Zehnder - the world's largest privately held executive search and leadership development firm.
A New Approach to Smart City Initiatives
Let’s face it, Smart Cities have failed to live up to the hype - and given the global pandemic, it’s easy to think that it is not going to get better soon. But every now and then, you run into someone who restores your confidence in the industry because not only do they possess a realistic vision for the future, but also a clear and detailed strategy on how to deliver it.
Today we are joined by Theo Scherman, Chief Strategy Officer for Hitachi Asia, and he is definitely one of those people.
Driving DeepTech in Singapore
Singapore has been investing heavily in DeepTech - and in this episode we sit down with one of the key players in the space, SGInnovate's new CEO, Dr. Jui Lim. We'll discuss the current state of the market, what it will take to move DeepTech from early stage to commercialisation & the amazing journey he followed from medical school in NYC to where he is today.
Sustainability in the Post COVID-19 World - Are Companies Ready To Act?
In TechBurst Asia podcast episode 16, we spoke to Frank Meehan, Co-Founder of Equilibrium.world and Co-Founder & General Partner of SparkLabs Global Ventures about what will happen to corporate sustainability initiatives in the post-pandemic, new normal world.
In our G&T-infused discussion, we also discuss:
- Frank's roles on the Boards of companies like Spotify and Siri
- Why has Asia handled the coronavirus pandemic better than the West, and
- What the future of work will look like
The Post-Pandemic "New Normal" World: Marketing & Comms will never be the same - and that's not a bad thing
Let’s face it, we’re facing a “new normal” in the post-pandemic world. This will create risks and challenges for companies that cannot adapt, but massive opportunities for those that can.
We spoke with Graham Brown, host of the Asia Tech Podcast and Chief Storyteller of Pikkal & Co, about how companies will transform themselves to succeed in the “new normal” world, in particular around the way they leverage marketing & comms. It’s about transforming employees from assets into advocates.