A longer term friend of mine, who also owns an runs The Asian Banker, has visited me a couple of weeks ago and out of a great beakfast conversation an impromptu interview evolved. See the following Video and Transcript
Central Retail “IPOed”, as no one could have missed from my and other posts. The 2nd largest retail IPO globally and largest IPO in Thailand ever. History has been made. Digital Platforms and OMNI Channel, positioning versus new entrants and teaming with partners, played a key role in the journey to the IPO. This journey [...]
End of the eighties I studied in Germany, focusing on a business and economics degree, and started a bit working in the company of my family. I was so excited about this degree, that I started writing the software my family business was to use, even sold it to 2 more firms. Since school days [...]
In April this year, I had the great opportunity to have a keynote at the AWS Asia Summit, outlining Central Groups, dramatic change journey, creating a mostly in-house technology and data driven capability.
Today I shared my thoughts on the future of work and the workplace at Startup Thailand. The audience was a mix of students, investors, startup founders, and executives. I tried to capture how work is changing and create a different social and work experience, requiring all of us more than ever to evolve our skills. [...]
Thailand came from a 7% to 5% to 3% growth economy (give or take a few) and now is the most aging economy in the ASEAN (next to Russia and China, the only emerging economy). Instead of uplifting productivity and developing the workforce or investing into people and smart automation (which would lead to more [...]
It was a pleasure to have been part of the tremendous team effort over the last few years and having helped driving upsides, which are shown in the Annual Report 2016 of Standard Chartered. Initiatives like an aggressive API Strategy, the Hadoop and Machine Learning ecosystems driving massive upsides for the business (Very proud to [...]
Digital Transformation Presentation This presentation, I discussed at the Creative Bangkok Event 2016 in Bangkok, organised by Bangkok University.
The mistake most startups and corporates make is to look for a developer with good university or corporate backgrounds. They fall into the trap of buying brand value. Big corporates nor Computer Science Universities are being generated because of the engineering talent, but through a self fulfilling prophecy: "I am big, I m perceived as [...]
I know that many people are preoccupied to give you much advise on any possible topic and especially foreigner's are busy with sometimes ridiculous input. I am since 1993 in Asia and Thailand in different jobs and I have always been careful to understand different point of views before speaking out. My professional background focused [...]