APO Productivity Talk

با عنایت به اهمیت استفاده از بستر دیجیتال برای دبیرخانه APO و کشورهای عضو در شرایط کنونی، مجموعه‌ای از برنامه‌های زنده اینترنتی با استفاده از خدمات کارشناسان و شخصیت‌های مشهور تحت عنوان Productivity Talk (P-Talks) طراحی گردید. مجموعه برنامه‌های p-talk به خاطر طرح تعاملی در ماهیت خود مستقیما بین ذینفعان بهره‌وری و کارشناسان موضوع ارتباط برقرار می‌کند. این امر پویایی جدیدی را در مفهوم بهره‌وری به ارمغان آورده است و آن را به موضوعی پر جنب و جوش تبدیل کرده است. طی این برنامه APO از متخصصان فنی، دانشگاهیان و سخنرانان از سراسر جهان دعوت به عمل می‌آید تا به ارائه جدیدترین موضوعات متناسب با شرایط روز بپردازد. در همین راستا بر اساس پیشنهاد دبیرکل مجموعه افرادی که شامل مقامات دولتی، رهبران صنایع و سایر شخصیت‌های برجسته می‌باشند نیز به ارائه مطالب خود می‌پردازند. طول مدت این سخنرانی‌ها هر کدام یک ساعت در روزهای سه‌شنبه یا پنج شنبه می‌باشد. 

The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted the school year for millions of students across the world.
SMEs and small farmers are the hardest hit by the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. This APO Productivity Talk examines the pain points of small farmers and how they can survive the pandemic and emerge stronger.
This APO Top Talk features the insights of Senior Minister YB Dato’ Seri Azmin Ali, Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry, as well as Ambassador to Japan Dato’ Kennedy Jawan on Malaysia’s experience in post-COVID-19 recovery. Senior Minister Azmin Ali will report how Malaysia helps domestic businesses, especially SMEs, survive under the new circumstances as well as the various business continuity measures undertaken to ensure that Malaysia not only survives but thrives in the new normal. Ambassador Kennedy Jawan will describe how the Malaysian Embassy in Tokyo works with international organizations and the Government of Japan to ensure the safety of its business community, residents, and students in Japan.
The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is going live on 8 April from 14:00 to 15:00 JST with Prof. Keith Carter, Director of the National University of Singapore Ripple Fintech Lab and Associate Professor of the School of Computing, along with Prof. Datuk John Xavier of Putra Business School, Malaysia, to talk about how to keep calm in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 Public health systems and government leadership are the most important coping strategies to combat COVID-19. In this APO Productivity Talk, the ROK’s Dr. Wonjae Lee, a physician at Seoul National University Hospital, a leading healthcare institution, and the ROC’s Andrea Yang, consultant for Members of Parliament share interesting innovative ideas and public health leadership measures in challenging COVID-19.
  The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is going live on 14 April from 14:00 to 15:00 JST to talk about the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with Prof. Hak Kil Pyo, Professor Emeritus and Visiting Scholar at Seoul National University. Join this APO Productivity Talk, anchored by the APO Secretariat, in which Prof. Hak Kil Pyo considers the implications of the pandemic for productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) is going live on 16 April from 14:00 to 15:00 JST to talk about Korea’s handling of the COVID-19 situation with Dr. Wonjae Lee, Assistant Professor at the International Healthcare Center, Seoul National University Hospital, and Secretary Karlo Nograles, Cabinet Secretary of the Philippines.
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, many companies and institutions are in trouble. SMEs and startups have been hard hit. In this APO Productivity Talk, Dillon Seo, co-founder of VR startup Oculus, shares his insight on new business opportunities in VR/AR technology. He will also shed light on how FDI and major manufacturers will change after the COVID-19 pandemic, while suggesting what startups and SMEs should consider for their business.
Ways of doing business are changing. Integrating methods, such as offline and online, local and global, as well as humans and machines, for the greater good will become the new normal. In this APO Productivity Talk, Hermawan Kartajaya, a world marketing guru and author, will talk about surviving the COVID-19 crisis and preparing for the post-normal since “the world will never be the same again.”
The current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the entire food system. Restrictions on travel within countries and across national borders hinder logistics services, disrupt supply chains and affect food availability. The impacts on the movement of labor and supply of inputs pose critical challenges to agricultural production, jeopardizing nutritional security for all, especially those living in the poorest countries. In this APO Productivity Talk, Vijay Sardana explains how food security could be ensured in the face of major challenges and suggests priorities for policymakers in the Asia-Pacific.
The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the vulnerabilities of women in the labor force. The closing of many businesses in female-dominated sectors negatively affects women’s employment and causes income loss. When working from home, women shoulder increased unpaid additional care for children and the elderly. For girls pursuing education, educational divides will increase their disadvantages in seeking productive employment in the future. In developing countries where a vast number of women are working in the informal economy, the situation is dismal. In this APO Productivity Talk, discover insights on these issues and government efforts to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on working women.
The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting manufacturing and global value chains. While lockdowns, suspension of work, and travel restrictions are in place to curb the spread of the virus, businesses are facing immediate consequences as flows of materials, information, and finances are delayed, interrupted, or suspended. Contractions in global trade, prolonged times to settle invoices, and a lack of orders were seen in March and April 2020. Nonetheless, this pause may provide opportunities for manufacturers to build stronger, more diverse supply chains. In this APO Productivity Talk, Jackie Tan, Vice President, Digital Service, TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific, will discuss what manufacturers can do to strengthen the resilience of their supply chains and how digitalization can support the necessary transition.
As economies around the world are hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, basic income as a means to guarantee social protection has become a more mainstream concept. Spain is set to pay a basic income to millions of the country’s poorest households after cabinet approval in May. With other countries around the world considering similar policies, including some in the Asia-Pacific, it will be useful for citizens and public-sector officials to understand the key elements and debates surrounding these policies. In this APO Productivity Talk, we’ve invited India’s leading expert on basic income, Dr. Sarath Davala, to explore the principles and practical applications of basic income as a policy response to economic crisis.
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted the school year for millions of students across the world.
There are countless warnings to prepare for even greater economic hardship than during the Great Depression of 1929. Such predictions may not be exaggerated. Economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are witnessed almost everywhere here and now. We must therefore act quickly. In this APO Productivity Talk, Mrinmoy Chakraborty, Vice President, Head of SOLiD Digital, outlines his insights on surviving the coming economic tsunami.
COVID-19 has hit global supply chains like a gigantic earthquake, with each aftershock as bad as the main tremor. The outward ripple effect has been devastating, especially to food supply chains that are by nature fragile, due to the perishability and shelf life of produce/products. In this APO Productivity Talk, Dr. Rodney Wee, Chief Executive and Principal Consultant, Asia Cold Chain Centre, will give his views on how COVID-19 will impact food supply chains in Asia.
Technology is critical in battling COVID-19. Digital Minister Audrey Tang of the ROC developed an app to check face mask inventory levels at a glance. Technology in the form of artificial intelligence, open-source platforms, telehealth consultations, 3D printing, ultraviolet robots, etc. is also preventing the spread of the coronavirus. In this APO Top Talk, Minister Tang will share insights on how technology can overcome the COVID-19 crisis while reshaping business and the economy.
Some startups and SMEs have been doing well or even better during the current pandemic. This session is about how the entrepreneurs of TheDecisionLabs, Drivemate, and Qlue foresaw the future to design successful business models. In this APO Productivity Talk, the three describe the thought processes resulting in concrete ideas for the future of their enterprises. They will also discuss their visions, future challenges, and strategies for data usage and management.