120 episodes

All Things Asia, All Things Tech

Asia Tech Podcast - Michael Waitze Media Michael Waitze Media

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All Things Asia, All Things Tech

    Asia Tech Podcast - Episode 119 - Krishnan Subramanian and Sangeetha Phalgunan of JIFFY.ai - Enabling Transformation in a Large Enterprise through AI

    Asia Tech Podcast - Episode 119 - Krishnan Subramanian and Sangeetha Phalgunan of JIFFY.ai - Enabling Transformation in a Large Enterprise through AI

    The Asia Tech Podcast had a great conversation with Krishnan Subramanian and Sangeetha Phalgunan.  Kris is a co-founder and President and Sangeetha is the VP of Sales & Alliances in APAC at Jiffy.ai.  “JIFFY.ai’s revolutionary app-based intelligent automation platform turbo-charges productivity, transforms complex processes, and helps your teams unleash their creativity and innovation.”

    Sangeetha is an exceptionally experienced and accomplished sales leader building her craft over a two-decade career in enterprise sales.  Kris is also an extremely accomplished startup founder who believes that automation has to be an enabler to true digitalization.

    Some of the topics we covered during our conversation included:


    Making coding easier through no-code/low code implementations
    Simplifying Business Process Automation (BPA)
    Employing artificial intelligence, natural language processing (NLP), machine learning and advanced analytics
    Why the cloud matters and how it helps enterprises automate even the most complex business processes
    What is a HyperApp and how is one developed
    How does Jiffy.ai’s ‘Innovate’ product changes the way software is developed and who is its target audience
    Some pretty interesting use cases

    • 33 min
    Asia Tech Podcast - Episode 118 - Vaibhav Dabhade - Founder & CEO of Anchanto - Making Decisions Together

    Asia Tech Podcast - Episode 118 - Vaibhav Dabhade - Founder & CEO of Anchanto - Making Decisions Together

    The Asia Tech Podcast had an in-depth and very insightful conversation with Vaibhav Dabhade, the Founder and CEO of Anchanto.  Anchanto’s cutting-edge technology simplifies backend operations and helps e-Commerce providers achieve unprecedented productivity through automated selling management.  Anchanto’s platform enables businesses to manage their ‘end-to-end’ e-Commerce operations across multiple channels, helping them bypass complexities & fragmentation.

    Some of the topics that Vaibhav and I discussed:


    The emerging trends in e-Commerce
    His family’s background in logistics and how that prepared him for building Anchanto
    His wife’s encouragement to venture out and start his own business
    Social commerce and its growing impact in Southeast Asia
    What actually enhances product discovery in crowded marketplaces
    How AR and VR could impact online shopping experiences
    The future of e-Commerce and the growing role of complex logistics solutions

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    Asia Tech Podcast is powered by Podcast Network Asia. For more information on the shows and the network, visit Podcast Network Asia at their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

    DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.

    • 38 min
    Asia Tech Podcast - Episode 117 - Jingjin Liu - CEO & Founder at ZaZaZu - Why Don't You Ask For It?

    Asia Tech Podcast - Episode 117 - Jingjin Liu - CEO & Founder at ZaZaZu - Why Don't You Ask For It?

    The Asia Tech Podcast was pleased to welcome Jingjin Liu, the CEO, and co-Founder of Zazazu. ZaZaZu has been founded to be the game changer to normalize sexual wellness and to empower women to own their sexual pleasure and intimacy moments with confidence. This is our story – based on personal experiences and through interaction with other women.

    Some of the topics that Jingjin and I discussed:


    Born in China but moved to Germany as a teenager
    Grew up with low self-confidence and society perceived her as ugly
    Went to Germany as she felt more comfortable in the Western world
    Studied  Industrial Engineering
    Believed she could have a good career as she checked come good diversity boxes - Female, Asian, speaks German, English, and Mandarin, and was an engineer
    How sexual education is terrible globally, but particularly bad in Asia
    How sexual pleasure is closely linked to confidence
    The important role that Facebook and Instagram play in allowing or disallowing advertising for sexual pleasure products
    The thin line between courage and madness in establishing a startup in a controversial space

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    DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.

    • 35 min
    Asia Tech Podcast - Episode 116 - Marc Ruffet - iZZi Guide and AI and Robotics Ventures - Make Sure Everybody Connects with Everybody

    Asia Tech Podcast - Episode 116 - Marc Ruffet - iZZi Guide and AI and Robotics Ventures - Make Sure Everybody Connects with Everybody

    The Asia Tech Podcast was joined by Marc Ruffet, an Entrepreneur In Residence at AI and Robotics Ventures (ARV).  ARV is the venture building arm of PTTEP, set up to innovate and develop new technologies to scale up new S-Curve businesses.

    Some of the topics Marc and I discussed:


    His introduction to Asia as a teenager and his parents’ influence
    His first trip to Myanmar when he was 17 and how that changed his life
    The importance of learning the local culture and understanding that foreigners have as much or more to learn from locals than vice versa
    The pure potential of the Thai startup ecosystem and Thai people in general
    The beginning of Marc’s entrepreneurial life with iZZi guide
    The challenges of starting a TravelTech company in the midst of COVID
    The excitement and challenge of working at AI and Robotics Ventures

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    Asia Tech Podcast is powered by Podcast Network Asia. For more information on the shows and the network, visit Podcast Network Asia at their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

    DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.

    • 40 min
    Asia Tech Podcast - Episode 115 - Dave Malhotra - SoldOutt and ShakeSphere - You're Basically Connecting the Dots

    Asia Tech Podcast - Episode 115 - Dave Malhotra - SoldOutt and ShakeSphere - You're Basically Connecting the Dots

    The Asia Tech Podcast had a wide-ranging conversation with Dave Malhotra, the CEO & Lead Hustler at SoldOutt, Founder at ShakeSphere.  SoldOutt is a sales-focused, white-labeled ticketing platform startup that helps event businesses like TechSauce, StartmeupHK, and Startup Launchpad hack ticket and booth sales.  ShakeSphere is a digital business consulting agency that builds tech and startups for clients like Central Group.

    Some of the topics that Dave and I discussed were:


    His family has run the Pattaya Mail Media Group for almost 30 years
    Worked in the digital space at/with ThaiTicketMajor, Major Cineplex, Minor Food Group
    How he founded an e-commerce startup and ran for 3 years but shut it down after Alibaba invested in Lazada
    The idea behind SoldOutt and how the white-label ticketing platform can drive 90% conversion rates
    Some real-life examples of SoldOutts prowess including TechSauce Global Summit, TechFest 2020 Malaysia, and others
    How ShakeSphere is different than other venture builders
    Building a complete food delivery platform for the Central Group in 2019 in just 3.5 weeks
    How COVID has impacted venture building

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    Asia Tech Podcast is powered by Podcast Network Asia. For more information on the shows and the network, visit Podcast Network Asia at their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

    DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.

    Asia Tech Podcast is powered by Podcast Network Asia. For more information on the shows and the network, visit Podcast Network Asia at their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

    DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Asia Tech Podcast - Episode 114 - Tareef Jafferi - Founder at Happily.ai - Building Better Human Connections

    Asia Tech Podcast - Episode 114 - Tareef Jafferi - Founder at Happily.ai - Building Better Human Connections

    The Asia Tech Podcast had the pleasure of speaking with Tareef Jafferi, the Founder of Happily.ai.  Happily’s mission is to create a happier workplace using behavioral science, technology, and fun. Happily.ai helps companies engage employees, drive a culture of feedback & recognition, create positive habits, manage talent, and more.

    With people analytics and artificial intelligence, Happily.ai helps managers, people ops, and leaders make better people decisions using real-time personalized insights and nudges.

    Some of the topics Tareef and I discussed:


    Startup failure and the power of resilience and persistence
    How continuous innovation and learnings make success more likely
    Happily.ai’s mission to make workplaces happier
    The impact of COVID on Happily’s mission
    Approaching problems with optimism and believing that anything can be solved
    People systems are outdated and why he does not mean the software
    Modern organizational management is fundamentally flawed
    The fact that workplaces are impacting mental health is unacceptable

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    Asia Tech Podcast is powered by Podcast Network Asia. For more information on the shows and the network, visit Podcast Network Asia at their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

    DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.

    • 39 min

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