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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  • Iranda H: Good to include platform matrix as a discussion point

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  • Abolaji O: I cam with notion of understanding the strategy for platform management, but i left with ways to create my platform as a startup. This is the best of all the modules i attended in MIT. I will recommend for anyone who which to become an entrepreneur or a new startup

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  • Shintaro N: I could get a variety of knowledge of the platform strategy from this course, especially element and component of the platform and efficiency were clearly shared to attendees.

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  • Toronata T: For those who have attended EDP MIT then you will find only the 1st day content will add value where Professor Tucker elaborates on the platform pricing frameworks. I wish to have the pricing material and its workgroups extended on the 2nd day too. The current content ask students to do almost a half day workgroups on the 2nd day on creating a multi-platform nanny sites which for EDP students will take 5 days. The nanny sites was developed based on "personal embedded" experience by students sat in the table, hence not very structured ala MIT.

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  • Nikesh K: Well captured and delivered content. Good high-level concepts. Light on the math, would be great to dig further into Platform pricing models.

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  • Arjen G: A perfect program, which allows you to cut to the core of the platform concepts, and apply insights to real strategic choices to be made, whetehr you are in a technical or a general management position.

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  • Dani Abu G: The program is extremely effective - I loved the content, the engagement of the participants and the style of the professors; Professors are very knowledgeable of the subject they are teaching and deliver the courses efficiently!

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  • Chris Van H: Great lessons to think through a platform strategy. If you miss the opportunity to implement, it will cost you.

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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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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.