Tech & Media Watch Blog


By Alvaro Marco, Sergio Quero and Beltrán Rivera | 18 October 2019

Setting Up an eSports Team: How to Avoid the Pitfalls and Win Big

Companies across the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industries are increasingly focused on the world of eSports - with good reason. eSports presents a way to interact and engage with audience and customer segments that are becoming increasingly hard to reach...


By Kevin Bianchi and Lee Duran | 04 October 2019

How Audits Can Retain Investors’ Trust In Times Defined By Disruptive Tech

Any business leader can testify to the transformational power of the likes of AI and robotic process automation systems. In this new world, driven by disruptive technologies, auditors and audits play a pivotal role in maintaining trust amongst investors. In other words, audits...


By Hari Iyer | 01 October 2019

Why Southeast Asia is Primed for an RPA Revolution

Robotic process automation (RPA) is growing at a rapid rate worldwide. The same applies to Southeast Asia, with several RPA software vendors experiencing triple-digit revenue growth rates according to a recent Gartner paper. Companies across the Southeast Asian region can...


By Scott Rodie | 26 September 2019

BDO Celebrates #AuditorProud Day By Looking Back and Dispelling Myths

The answer is simple when we are asked what the driving force for an international audit and consulting firm with offices in more than 160 territories is: People.No matter the influx and influence of new technologies that BDO has integrated in the five years since the first...


By Christian Goetz | 18 September 2019

How Safe Is Telecommunications Companies’ Trillion-Dollar 5G Investment?

Select cities across the world already boast of 5G networks with many more to join in the near future. If all goes according to plan, the new networks will provide the backbone for mobile communication throughout a large portion of the 21st century. They will also play a...


By Amy Yau | 04 September 2019

How Rule Changes Make Hong Kong A Prime IPO-destination for Biotech Listings

Early results from Hong Kong’s rule changes for listing biotech companies, as well as secondary listings for technology companies, indicate a growing appetite for biotech IPOs on both the company and investor side. A little over a year after the new rules took effect, several...


By David Butcher and Andrew Viner | 11 July 2019

Why Blockchain Won’t Fix Online Advertising’s Biggest Problems – Yet

Ask just about any group of online advertising executives, creatives or technical staff about the future of the industry, and the conversation is likely to gravitate toward blockchain technology. Some see it as a saviour capable of fixing some of the industry’s biggest...


By Marc Reinecke | 25 June 2019

What Approaching Grid Parity Means For Investment In Renewable Energy

In a few, short years, renewable energy sources like wind turbines and solar panels will produce energy at a price that is equal to or lower than that of fossil fuels. The approaching grid parity, as it is called, is great news for renewable energy. Counterintuitively, it may...


By Scott Rodie | 03 June 2019

Why US technology companies are heading to Australia to IPO

BDO advised US technology company Life360 in connection with its recent successful IPO on Australia’s stock exchange (“ASX”). The Life360 IPO represents a trend of foreign companies choosing to IPO on the ASX that could gain further momentum as the exchange looks to solidify...


By David Butcher | 13 May 2019

How Crypto Is Disrupting Existing Business Models

2019 looks set to be a year where the effects and ramifications of cryptocurrencies impact more and more industries and business models. The most significant impact could, potentially, involve Facebook launching its own cryptocurrency. A move that, according to Barclay’s...