Tech & Media Watch Blog


By Mubin Shaikh and Khyati Shah | 17 November 2020

What Companies Can Learn from India’s IoT Leaders

The Internet of Things (IoT) is pivotal for companies’ competitiveness - and to other technologies like AI and big data analytics. Frontline executives responsible for implementing IoT can learn to separate hype from best practices through lessons from Indian IoT leaders.


By Scott Rodie | 02 November 2020

Opportunities and risks when entering Asia’s tech hubs

BDO’s International Tech Hubs publications illustrate what companies and investors stand to gain by entering some of Asia’s bustling tech hubs. However, good results depend on successfully navigating risks and grasping opportunities.


By Tony Spillett, Eric Picarle and Bart Paalman | 26 October 2020

Topics and Trends Defining the Investment Landscape for Europe’s Tech Hubs

Start-ups, scaleups and incumbents across the European tech landscape are prime investment targets. Companies’ ability to respond to the on-going COVID pandemic is one of the topics defining their place in the investment landscape.As illustrated by the first and second edition...


By Luis Vila Rojas | 14 October 2020

Five graphs illustrate why Latin America could see a Tech explosion

Latin America’s technology sector looks primed for rapid growth. Five charts illustrate some of the factors that contribute to the region’s high potential. Increased innovation, digital transformation, market growth, and rise of a new generation of start-ups looks to be...


By Greg Leathem | 28 May 2020

Gaming and esports – Entertainment's new normal

When 12 million people tuned in to watch Travis Scott perform on Fortnite it became clear that gaming, the growth industry of the last decade, is one of the few industries that is thriving during the COVID-19 crisis.


By Yudhi Prasetyo | 11 May 2020

How SME Companies Can Prepare for New Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Regulations

New regulations on data privacy may catch especially small and medium-sized (SME) companies unawares and under-prepared. Indonesia provides an excellent example of the coming changes and how SME companies around the world can prepare.


By Scott Hendon | 27 April 2020

What PE-backed companies can expect from their investors

Private equity companies are working on the changes that need to be instigated in the light of the ongoing Covid crisis. Some of the changes will affect portfolio companies, including those in the technology, media, telecoms and life sciences. I have spent the last many weeks...


By David Yasukochi | 09 March 2020

Taxing the digital economy: find the answer to how new rules might affect your business

Global tax regulations for companies to fit the modern, digital economy used to share the fate of nuclear fusion. It was something that would soon become a reality and fundamentally change how things operated – and that had been the case for the last many, many years.Then 2019...


By Alex Lacobelli and Andrew Viner | 04 March 2020

Five Talent Challenges for Media & Entertainment Companies – and How to Solve Them

Although companies across the media & entertainment sector – and related sectors - are increasingly technology-driven, people remain the pivotal power behind growth, innovation and revenue. While the competition for top talent has always been intense, the advent of a new...


By Scott Hendon, Kevin Bianchi and Aftab Jamil | 13 February 2020

BDO Studies reveal where PE and tech CFOs agree, and disagree, on 2020 - and potential M&A

Two new BDO studies underline that technology company Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and private equity (PE) leaders agree that changes are afoot. However, the two groups do not always see eye to eye on what those changes will mean. Areas of disagreement, such as the impact...