Typhoon Talks

Monthly News Review – October

October 31, 2018

Listen to our latest October podcast to catch up with the most debated and thought-provoking news this month. We discuss two new infrastructure projects launched in China, a breakthrough in the diagnosis of Diabetes using AI, and economic consequences of Saudi’s journalist scandal.

Business Process Maturity – A Path to Industry’s Best Practices

October 26, 2018

A company’s competitive position and the success of its internal projects may be at risk due to immature business processes. BPM is an assessment tool, which addresses these issues by evaluating capability and maturity of a company’s business processes. It guides enterprises on the path of continuous improvement, helping identify defects in daily procedures and […]

Is Lean Six Sigma Still Relevant in the Digital World?

October 25, 2018

Lean Six Sigma is a popular methodology introduced by Motorola in the 1980s, which was later successfully applied by Toyota to develop and implement quality improvements and waste management in its critical production processes. For a long time, lean Six Sigma was argued to be a quality control tool used solely in manufacturing, rather than […]

How Can We Build Smart Cities with AI?

October 10, 2018

More than half of the world’s population currently lives in cities, and this number is projected to increase to 4.4bn in the next 10 years. However, such rapid urbanisation will add further pressure on current issues with traffic, environment, and healthcare. In this Podcast we are joined by Dr Andy Chun – a leading Artificial […]

Introducing SEEK: A New Approach To Change Management

October 8, 2018

Over the past decade, change management has grown from foundational understandings to a recognised discipline. Although change management is clearly becoming a buzzword, very few people are aware of the actual meaning of this concept. In this podcast, together with subject matter experts fro Typhoon, we discuss the real value of change management and introduce […]

Monthly News Podcast – September 2018

October 8, 2018

Listen to our latest September podcast to catch up with the most debated and thought-provoking news review! This month we talk Goldman Sachs’ move into digital consumer banking, incoming IPOs from the disrupters in close mobility solutions, and a recent epidemic of illegal robocalls

HBX Harvard Business Course with Claire Simon

October 8, 2018

A growing number of universities have been offering innovative online programmes to executives and professionals as a way of keeping employees’ skillsets relevant to the fast-changing business world. In this podcast we talk with Claire Simon, Senior Consultant at Typhoon to learn more about her recent experience with HBX program and to understand the real […]

Is the Gig Economy the Future of Work?

October 8, 2018

Stemming from the need to remain agile, both from employer’s and employee’s perspective, the gig economy continues to strive in numerous organisations. In this podcast we talk with Nick La, co-founder and COO of Weploy, about the potential legal and cultural challenges arising from the new setup. We ask a question: is gig economy slowly […]

Building A Global Platform for Residential Property

October 8, 2018

When looking at tech disruptors, they often fall into two categories: either they support existing industry players through innovative tools or services, or they challenge and hope to replace the incumbents. In the residential property sector, the key incumbent players are the salespeople – the realtors and the brokers. Rather than replacing these intermediaries entirely, Property Passbook streamlines the process by which consumers and realtors interact. As Colin indicates,
‘Sales people and customer service is a big part of the process. […] In many ways, technology is enabling and empowering those people to do their jobs better. So I don’t think we are really disrupting the agent’s role but probably more disrupting the company they work for.’
While fearmongers predict the demise of humanity (or, at least, humanity’s job prospects) as a result of technology, it is important to remember that technology is and will continue to play an even greater role in the augmenting, rather than replacing, our capabilities.
Funding for PropTech globally has increased exponentially in the past five years. According to a report by JLL, 179 startups in Asia-Pacific have received USD 4.8 billion investments. However, a large amount of money went into co-working type of startups. PropTech, as a vaguely defined space, is foreseen to have more developments in the next decade. Typhoon Talks will continue its PropTech series and bring these latest innovative business ideas to our listeners.

Monthly News Review – August 2018

October 8, 2018

Getting lost in the nonstop flood of events happening in the world of business and politics? Listen to our latest August podcast to catch up with the most debated and thought-provoking news review! This month we talk Elon Musk’s surprise announcement of privatising Tesla, Google’s attempts on re-entering China and Uber’s recent strategic moves into […]