Insights from canalys

Originally published on LinkedIn I just experienced an excellent couple of days talking with a good number of our business partners across the region at last week’s Canalys Channels Forum in Macau. Lots of facts and figures get thrown around; so let me be brief on a couple of top-level metrics from the Canalys team...

A digital transformation checklist

Originally published on LinkedIn The market is filled with great insights on successful digital transformations. A recent report from McKinsey weighs the risks and benefits. Another, from MIT Sloan Management Review, compares digitally mature organisations with those still digitally adolescent. As with most adolescents, those less mature are noisier and messier, with the promise of...

How spending & disruption sync in the IT sector

Originally published on LinkedIn Gartner has recently shared its latest IT spending forecasts, and they show that disruption, whilst painful in some market segments, remains nonetheless a force for positive change. In any case, these changes are real and it’s worth reflecting on some of Gartner’s high-level conclusions and observations. With IT spending flat (according...

Use brands to disrupt markets

Originally posted on LinkedIn Brands have more power than you imagine. Now, more than ever,  we’re seeing a shift in global brand leaders as the Asian brand engines go supersonic. Today, Asian economies offer eager consumers (and less-eager competitors alike) brands that combine value, affordability, product functionality, reliability and, in many cases, real innovation. Thirty...