Building a successful IoT business in Asia Pacific isn’t easy, but Bosch Software Innovations has done just that.
In this podcast, I speak with Thomas Jakob, Regional President for Asia Pacific, to find out how Bosch developed their impressive IoT solutions portfolio.
What I found most interesting is that while many tech vendors drive innovation by acquiring innovative companies, Bosch has built many of their own custom solutions – and partnered with start-ups to jointly develop others – to meet the diverse local requirements of the Asia Pacific market.
We hear about the importance of the “localisation” of solutions – Bosch in Asia Pacific is the perfect example of how it should be delivered.
(Note: In January 2020, Bosch Software Innovations was renamed Bosch.IO)
1:40 Intro to Thomas
2:50 Tell us about Bosch Software Innovations
4:20 Which industries does Bosch work with in Asia?
7:00 How Bosch is using technology to transform the agriculture industry
8:45 How Bosch sources innovation
10:00 Bosch’s new lift/elevator management solution
13:50 How Bosch has leveraged Smart Building solutions to IoT-ise their business
16:35 An overview of Bosch in China
18:40 The importance of localised solutions that meet customer requirements
- Anti-counterfeit solutions in China
- Greenhouse farming solutions in Japan
- Oyster farming in Australia
25:00 What has kept the IoT industry from reaching its potential
29:25 What is the most interesting IoT market in Asia?
31:45 Name one solution over the past decade that has exceeded your expectations? And failed to live up to expectations?
35:20 The fun questions
- Electric or classic cars?
- German or Singaporean food?
- Christmas by the fire or the beach?