How integrated software solutions such as Odoo are integral to every successful business model Doing business in the digital world today doesn’t just require business acumen and willpower. The current business environment depends heavily on integrated systems to keep operations ticking over...

For the past week, I’ve been asked at least once a day (yesterday I was asked several times, with an R0 of 3) about what I think the coronavirus’ impact will be on the global supply chain. I have a perspective that it’s too early to really know but there are starting to be guidelines about...

Dallas-area startup OneDine has secured a new round of investment of US$5 million to handle growth as it brings needed tech to the restaurant industry. Founded in 2017, OneDine, a Plano-based tech firm with the potential to reduce restaurants’ labor costs, said it would use a new US$5 million...

Government and organisations in Asia Pacific are realising the benefits of new technologies as digital spend is expected to have reached US$375.8 billion in 2019. Spending on technologies that enable the digitisation of business practices, products and organisations is also forecasted to steadily...

The blockchain technology has come a long way since the time it was introduced back in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto. Today, the latest statistics show that global spending on blockchain solutions is expected to grow from US$1.5 billion in 2018 to an estimated US$11.7 billion by 2022.  Authorities and...

There has never been a better time than now to be a tech investor in Southeast Asia. The region’s tech companies saw investments worth US$5.99 billion in just the first half of 2019, with early-stage investments rising sharply. Tech companies, many of them just a few years old, are transforming...

This world is getting digital-faster than we could imagine. Technology is taking new shapes every day, molding according to the people’s needs, bringing us new ideas in the form of innovation.  One such advancement seen in recent years is the digital workforce, estimated to become pretty...

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As I was reading The Atlantic article Silicon Valley Abandons the Culture That Made It the Envy of the World I kept flashing to the end of Anna Wiener’s awesome memoir Uncanny Valley. And it was no surprise to see this article in the Boulder Daily Camera titled Big tech in hot seat at...

The word brand or logo is often cast-off in the technological world and though it is one of the most important factors to work on digitally. Branding has been stated to companies for a long time, but nowadays almost every next person has its own brand. Not the majority of the people know about that...

You may think, “Podcast is media.” Maybe you’ve considered advertising your new product on a podcast or getting on someone else’s podcast for publicity, but you’ve never thought of doing an original podcast for your brand. Or perhaps you’ve jumped on the bandwagon of podcasting, but...

2020 opened with major fintech companies vying for digital banking licenses, especially in Singapore. After Grab and Razer, Ant Financial followed suit. Digital banking is at a tipping point in the Asia-Pacific region and the financial services industry needs to be prepared for a transformative...

Vietnam is one of the most densely populated countries in Asia, with 95.5 million residents living in the country, according to the statistics from 2018. This developing country has been undergoing a lot of changes during the past two decades, including opening its borders for global business. In...

As you might have seen in an earlier post, Foundry Group is helping to bring the Helium Network to Boulder. Another Helium fan – James Fayal – reached out to me about his effort to do the same in his hometown of Baltimore, as well as DC and Philly. I’m hopeful that some of the readers of...

Life as an Asian startup can be especially tricky. There’s little power afforded to new players in their bids to rub shoulders with the region’s elite players, and scant traces of help from respective governments.  Startups, especially those emanating from Southeast Asia, are attaining...

Bill Gates famously said that “If I was down to my last dollar, I’d spend it on PR.” Every tech company has a story to tell and people to reach. But not all stories travel equally far. Effective communication defines success and failure. In a dynamic field like the tech industry, innovation...

Survival of the fittest– the only way you can win is if you adapt to the environment around you. The e-commerce industry is no different. It’s a rapidly changing and highly competitive sector. You constantly need to be tracking the latest developments and staying ahead of the curve if you want...