Why iQIYI Is the GenAI Innovator to Watch in Video Entertainment (Tech Strategy – Podcast 199)

In the realm of video content creation, generative AI is a game-changer. While Hollywood studios grapple with the disruption, iQIYI stands out. As both a content creation business and a tech company, iQIYI leverages its partnership with Baidu to explore AI-Generated Content (AIGC) technologies. From planning to promotion, they’re advancing every stage of content creation, unleashing creativity and boosting efficiency. Tune in to this podcast to understand why iQIYI is the GenAI innovator to watch in Asia.

Digital Strategy Lesson: CRAs Are the Path From Operating Activities to Competitive Advantage (1 of 2) (Tech Strategy – Podcast 190)

In this episode of the Tech Strategy Podcast, Jeff Towson discusses how CRAs can be used to gain a competitive advantage in the digital age. He explains how CRAs can help companies move from operating activities to competitive advantage. Jeff also provides a comprehensive guide to CRAs and how they can be used to improve your digital strategy.

JD Goes International in Increasingly Smart Logistics. (4 of 4) (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

JD.com is one of China’s leading e-commerce platforms, but it also has ambitious plans to grow beyond its home market. In this article, Jeff Towson explores how JD is using its smart logistics network to enter and succeed in new regions, such as Southeast Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He also discusses the challenges and opportunities that JD faces in its global journey.

Baidu’s AI Cloud Strategy Is Great. It’s a Flywheel in Industry-Specific Intelligence. (1 of 2) (Tech Strategy – Podcast 197)

Baidu is not just a search engine company. It is also a powerhouse of artificial intelligence and cloud computing. In this podcast, Jeff Towson explains how Baidu leverages its AI capabilities to create industry-specific solutions that generate a flywheel effect of data, intelligence and value.

3 Lessons from Alibaba Cloud’s AI and Big Data Summit (Tech Strategy – Podcast 196)

In this episode of the Tech Strategy Podcast, Jeff Towson shares his insights from attending the Alibaba Cloud AI and Big Data Summit in Hangzhou. He explains how Alibaba is using AI and big data to create smart business platforms, empower digital transformation, and drive social innovation. He also discusses the implications of Alibaba’s tech strategy for its competitors, partners, and customers.

Will Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Win Big in Human Capital and Non-Human Workforces? (Tech Strategy – Podcast 195)

The future of work is not just about humans, but also about non-human workforces such as robots, software, and AI. How can ADP, a company that has been serving human capital for decades, adapt and thrive in this new era? In this podcast, Jeff Towson discusses ADP’s strengths, challenges, and opportunities in the changing landscape of work.

Why TikTok Shop is a Big Problem for Etsy (Tech Strategy – Podcast 194)

TikTok Shop is a new feature that allows users to buy and sell products directly on the app. It is a major challenge for Etsy, the leading online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods. TikTok Shop has several advantages over Etsy, such as its massive and engaged user base, its personalized and addictive content, and its strong social network effects.

Facebook Meta is Mostly 4 Networks and 2 Platforms (Tech Strategy – Podcast 193)

Facebook Meta is not just one thing, but a collection of different products and services that work together to create a powerful tech ecosystem. In this podcast, Jeff Towson breaks down the four networks (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger) and two platforms (Oculus and Spark AR) that form the core of Meta’s strategy. He explains how each network and platform serves a different purpose, attracts a different audience, and generates a different revenue stream. He also analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of Meta’s approach, and what it means for the future of social media and augmented reality.

BYD Is Running China’s “Manufacturing to the World” Playbook (Tech Strategy – Podcast 192)

BYD is not just a rival to Tesla, but a pioneer in the electric vehicle market. It has a unique advantage of being a battery maker that later started making cars, and it has a strong presence in both China and overseas markets. Jeff Towson explains how BYD is executing the Chinese manufacturing to the world playbook and what challenges and opportunities it faces in the future.