M2 Insights - Media and Markets

John Phua - Strategy & Management

Over the years of bringing products from concept to market, I have found the most rewarding aspect is being able to build relationships and the ability to connect the dots between people, business & technology

My interests are to provide strategic business development between corporate partners and Silicon Valley startups through strategic partnership, development collaboration and investments.

Executive Management:
  • Domain expertise in consumer product, online services & entertainment markets
  • Strategic planning, investments, partnership development, project creation & product development
  • Create & manage international teams for consumer products design, development & launch (mobile, platforms, Sony PlayStation)
  • Budget planning & overseeing business operations of new businesses with direct P&L responsibility

Strategic, Business & Partnership:
  • Experienced in strategic planning, investments and international partnership creation
  • Strong relationship management with partners, channels, media, technologist, etc. which created an ecosystem for product launch
  • Licensed & published content for international markets
  • Experienced in fostering strong mobile, content, platform partnerships for business development

Product, Technology Development & Operations:
  • Initiated and set up of operations of international mobile development studios
  • Established content publishing & consumer services organization to support product launches
  • Built & led large cross discipline teams including business development, project management & R&D. Instrumental in launching the original PlayStation, PS2, PS3 & the PS Network in North America
  • Initiated & oversaw the creation of user management, social, payment, geo discovery & analytics platform

Specialties: Strategy, business development, program management, partnership management & negotiation, international management, resource & budget planning, start-up creation