Platform Strategy: Building and Thriving in a Vibrant Ecosystem

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Over the past two decades, some of the most profitable and successful firms are those that have adopted a digital platform model—a strategy whereby the company allows two or more disparate groups to interact over a platform to co-create value; for example, website developers and users on Akamai, recruiters and employees on LinkedIn, and drivers and customers on Uber. In this two-day program, participants eager to develop or launch a digital platform approach will learn why and how their business strategies may need to be revised to be successful.

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  • Hugo R: Well organized, terrific mentors, nice cases.. some maybe a bit to technical. Tools and methods are well applicable. The only thing i am missing is a sort of iconic model for the platform, something like a business model canvas for platform strategy. But overall, well done! Best Hugo

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  • Ilyas B: it is quite a new content and both instructors are not well synced. Their description of platform is quite different.

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  • Manoel L: I enjoyed to see the theory behind digital platforms in a more formalized way. Its a new subject with several subtleties that are not well understood by everyone. The program did a good job on systematizing the platform understanding and to create a framework for future discussions.

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  • Jennie J: Great course--very applicable to everyday use!

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  • Michael K: Good overview/introduction of a complex subject matter. The course provides a good road map for anyone interested in the subject matter. Incorporation of pricing issue was outstanding. The course is well structured.

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  • Biju K: This program gives us a good view of how organizations can build new business models to leverage an integrated and global economy and the democratization of business opportunities to to organizations for all sizes and types.

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  • Trevor S: Excellent course. Great class size. Relevant subject matter. Great instructors. Perfect venue (right next to the hotel I was staying in). What more can I say?

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  • Brahma Sandhi T: Great course overall.

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  • Alexander B: Good engagement of profs and class discussions (more in first than second day) but limited applicability to current business situation

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  • John M: Enjoyed the instruction, particularly the first day.

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Participant Testimonial

"Great class. Enjoyed every bit of it. The platform framework is excellent and forces managers to ask the right questions in order to develop a good business model." -Ashwin M.

Faculty Insights

Pierre Azoulay on Platform Strategy: Building and Thriving in a Vibrant Ecosystem.

Participant Insights

Participant, Christian Abera Degu shares his experience at Platform Strategy: Building and Thriving in a Vibrant Ecosystem.