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APO "Productivity Talk"

APO "Productivity Talk"

Respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, APO will organize a series of live streaming "Productivity Talk" through APO YouTube Channel (apochannel1) this month.


No   Date   Time Topic
1 6/2 13:00-14:00   We will never go back to normal: Transform your business now
2 6/4 13:00-14:00 COVID 19 and its impact on food supply chain
3 6/6 13:00-14:00 Digital technology impact on the business and economy
4 6/9 13:00-14:00 Using strategy foresight for anticipatory
5 6/16 13:00-14:00 Emergency response for COVID 19 on agriculture and food sector
6 6/18 13:00-14:00 How to build an inclusive digital workforce
7 6/23 13:00-14:00 How small-scale farmer can survive post COVID 19
8 6/25 14:00-15:00 Quality education under pandemic
9 6/30 13:00-14:00 How service industry recover from the COVID 19











Date: Tuesday, 14 April 2020
Time: 13:00 TST / 14:00 JST
Title: "The Economics of COVID-19 and its Implications for Productivity in the Asia-Pacific Region"
Speaker: Prof. Hak Kil Pyo, Professor Emeritus and Visiting Scholar, Seoul National University
Anchor:  Dr. Jose Elvinia, Head, Public Sector Division


Date: Thursday, 16 April 2020
Time: 13:00 TST / 14:00 JST
Title: "How Korea Has Been Handling the COVID-19 Situation"
Panelist 1: Dr. Wonjae Lee, Assistant Professor, International Healthcare Center, Seoul National University Hospital
Panelist 2: TBD
Panelist 3: TBD
Anchor:  Dr. AKP Mochtan, Secretary-General


Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Time: 09:00 TST / 10:00 JST
Title: “Economic Resilience and Business Continuity for the Digital Economy”
Panelist 1: Dr. Eric Ly, LinkedIn co-Founder 
Panelist 2: Lisa Ma,  HUB Vice President (Special Projects)
Anchor:  Dr. AKP Mochtan, Secretary-General


Besides having live streams, APO also uploaded a new video into the APO YouTube Channel.

In this video, the speaker, who is co-founder of Oculus acquired by Facebook, talks about how VR/AR can be a new business opportunity for SMEs and startups, and also for the future business landscape which will never be the same after COVID-19.

We hope this can be of any help to our member countries in terms of startups, new business opportunities, global supply chains transformation, etc.