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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  • Ricardo A: Great content and class interaction.

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  • Thomas P: Interesting class with lots of good insights. The MIT facility and support staff are excellent and greatly enhance the experience.

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  • José Luis Núñez D: It's key to understand and even anticipate all the dynamics involvedin the platform-based economy. The course will give you somerecipes to go beyond the Internet of Things/Everithing/People/Messages to the Internet of Platforms

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  • Abdul R: All in all the course was really good and helpful. I found Day 1 to be more helpful in understanding the concepts and real world examples.

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  • Federico I: Excellent and super-dynamic!

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  • Karl-Heinz R: I strongly recommend this course to everyone, who is interested in platforms. The faculty engagement and the quality of the discussions, with participants from all over the world, made this course so valuable for me.

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  • Evgeniya F: This is an insightful and strategic session, highly recommend attending.

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  • Memosh K: From a future entrepreneur's point of view considering setting up a digital platform, this was an excellent program. There are several practical cases to go through in a dynamic participant engaging environment. The highlight was that faculty could already share best practices in this very new arena. Full marks !

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  • Stefano P: Excellent class. In-depth and objective discussion on what a platform is and is not. Cutting edge thinking and practical frameworks on how to develop a platform end-to-end, and on how to decide between developing a product/service or developing a platform.

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  • Dr. Khalid A: Thanks a lot, great program.

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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.