TechBurst Asia sat down with PwC Malaysia’s Mike Graham to discuss Southeast Asia’s latest tech trends and the annoying buzzwords and catchphrases we have been forced to endure during the pandemic. We also talk about our predictions for what WILL – and WON’T happen in 2021.
01:00 Intro to Mike Graham and his multiple roles at PwC
08:20 Review of 2020: Which companies managed the pandemic well – and not so well?
12:15 What positives can we take from 2020?
15:50 What will the big stories in 2021 related to 5G in Southeast Asia
23:50 Why have Southeast Asia telcos lagged behind the global telcos with regards to innovation?
28:30 We keep hearing that during 2020, companies will implement 10 years of digital transformation in 2 months – can we keep the pace of change?
32:00 Which buzzword (e.g. 5G, OpenRAN, Digital Twins, FinTech) will have the biggest impact in 2021?
43:15 What WON’T happen in 2021?
47:00 What is the worst buzzword or phrase we created during the pandemic?
48:00 The importance of finding a way to decompress while working from home (spoiler alert: jigsaw puzzles help!)
52:00 PwC’s new B2B digital marketplace to help their clients source innovative solutions – and help start-ups reach enterprise customers.
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