DiscoverAshley Talks – Asia Tech Podcast250: Case Engelen, CEO of Titoma (Ashley Talks ASH11)
250: Case Engelen, CEO of Titoma (Ashley Talks ASH11)

250: Case Engelen, CEO of Titoma (Ashley Talks ASH11)

Update: 2018-05-082
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Podcast highlights:



  • 07:25 Is Taiwan losing its competitive advantage against Mainland China? Is Case moving there from Taiwan?

  • 40:25 In terms of the manufacturing process itself, what is the technology that gives Case chills and excitement right now?

  • 44:05 More manufacturing migrating away from Mainland China into Southeast Asia and the rest of the world like Africa - what does Case think about that?


Podcast notes:


  • 00:05 ASH11 - Ashley Talks with Ashley Galina Dudarenok

  • 00:10 Welcome Case Engelen, CEO of Titoma, to Ashley Talks

  • 00:35 Case shares his journey into Taiwan and Mainland China and founding Titoma - "time to market"

  • 02:15 What is the difference between manufacturing in Taiwan and manufacturing in Mainland China?

  • 07:25 Is Taiwan losing its competitive advantage against Mainland China? Is Case moving there from Taiwan?

  • 11:10 Is Taiwan worse paid than Mainland China in the manufacturing world? Also, what are the pitfalls or dangers that manufacturing firms face now?

  • 20:30 What are the differences between hardware, software, and firmware? And how fast can people manufacture devices in places like Shenzhen?

  • 28:35 Does Case see a lot of factories, like traditional OEMs, start to market their own brands? Huawei as an example

  • 32:00 A lot of people think China is still a nation of copycats and that any partner you work with is potentially gonna stab you in the back, take the product and sell it by him/herself - what is Case's take on that?

  • 38:20 Would Case encourage people to go to platforms like Kickstarter with an idea in order to raise money in order to test the market and move ahead with it?

  • 40:25 In terms of the manufacturing process itself, what is the technology that gives Case chills and excitement right now?

  • 44:05 More manufacturing migrating away from Mainland China into Southeast Asia and the rest of the world like Africa - what does Case think about that?

  • 50:45 What scares Case the most about China are the regulations which are often rather "fluid" but Ashley sees the situation getting a lot better

  • 55:55 What book or movie does Case recommend that gave him critical insight into China, the world or manufacturing?

  • 56:50 What does Case's company, Titoma, do? Get in touch at titoma.com
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250: Case Engelen, CEO of Titoma (Ashley Talks ASH11)

250: Case Engelen, CEO of Titoma (Ashley Talks ASH11)

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