Typhoon Talks

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 […]

Disruption In The Legal Industry With Lucy Ashenhurst

August 28, 2018

In the past couple of years we have witnessed a growing number of companies in Banking, Health Care, and Retail sectors racing against each other to adopt the latest pieces of smart technology, whether it’s blockchain, smart contracts, or machine learning. The legal industry, however, is generally behind when it comes to innovation and technological disruption. […]

Demystifying AI (Ep. 4) – Valuable Human Skillsets In An AI World

August 28, 2018

Does the rise of AI mean the demise of humankind? As superintelligent machines continue to gain capability, the need to identify our human competitive advantage is essential. In this instalment of our ‘Demystifying AI’ series, we speak with Kevin Pereira, MD of Blu Ltd – Artificial Intelligence. Listen in as we discuss critical skillsets, the […]

Blockchain in The Medical Tourism Industry with Taeyong Kim

August 28, 2018

Blockchain, a buzzword most recently associated with the Bitcoin bubble, is in fact an undeniably revolutionary technology. Be it in banking, law or healthcare, it holds the potential to transform any number of transactions requiring trust. In this episode, we talk blockchain in the healthcare industry with Taeyong Kim. As the CEO of medical tourism […]