The future of digital platforms

Design, Impact, Transformation

24th November 2021

24th November 2021

An initiative by Launchworks & Co

Platforms and their ecosystems are now part of our daily lives. They are redefining the way we work, the way we learn, how we innovate and how we collaborate. As a community of platform leaders, how do we ensure that the full potential of these digital ecosystems is realised for all?

What is Platform Leaders?

Platform Leaders brings together entrepreneurs, policy makers, academics and practitioners to exchange insights and best practices on the future of digital platforms and ecosystems. These communities don’t always talk to each other, yet are collectively building the platform economy. Platform Leaders provides strategic insights into key topics and allow experts to share complementary perspectives to shape the debate so that the potential of digital markets can be unlocked for all.

TheSpeakers
Chris Tsakalakis Platform Leaders

Chris Tsakalakis

CEO of Kiva
Jennifer Schenker, The future of digital platforms at Platform Leaders 2020

Jennifer Schenker

Founder & Editor-In-Chief, The Innovator
Christoph Heyn Platform Leaders

Christoph Heyn

GVP, Digital Product Management, IKEA
Stefan Hunt Platform Leaders

Stefan Hunt

Senior Director, CMA
Tobias Kretschmer Platform Leaders

Tobias Kretschmer

Professor, University of Munich
Benoit Reillier Platform Leaders

Benoit Reillier

CEO, Launchworks & Co
Marie Taillard

Dr. Marie Taillard

L’Oréal Professor of Creativity Marketing
Thibault Rémy

Thibault Remy

CEO Meilleurs Agents
Laure Claire Reillier Launchworks & Co Platform Leaders

Laure Claire Reillier

Co-Founder & COO Launchworks & Co
Louise Plantin Platform Leaders

Louise Plantin

Illustrator
Joost Rietveld Platform Leaders

Joost Rietveld

Assistant Professor, UCL School of Management
Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen

Director of Economic Policy, Google
TheAgenda

3:30PM – 3:35PM

WELCOME TALK

Introducing Platform Leaders. 

Laure Claire REILLIER

 COO, Launchworks & Co
 Co-author "Platform Strategy"

3:35PM – 4:20PM

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND PLATFORMS

In this panel, we will explore what platform models mean for digital transformation and what it takes to pivot to a platform or successfully launch a platform to complement an existing business. In both cases platforms are rewriting the rules of the game and help digitalise entire industries.

Christoph Heyn

 GVP, Product Management, IKEA

Jennifer Schenker

 Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Innovator

Marie Taillard

 Professor, ESCP Business School

Thibault Remy

 CEO, Meilleurs Agents

4:20PM – 5:05PM

PLATFORMS AS CHOICE ARCHITECTS

Choice architecture is an increasingly important way of framing decisions and nudging behaviours. Default settings, online and off line, are far from neutral and shape context and behaviour. Yet too much choice is also unhelpful to consumers. In fact, one of the value-adding roles of platforms is ‘curation’, either directly or through quality signals and reputation tools attributing scores/stars to participants so that choosing what to buy, read or do is easier and informed. In this panel, that brings together practitioners, policy makers and academics, we’ll discuss how digital platforms can become better choice architects.

Stefan Hunt

 Senior Director, CMA

Tobias Kretschmer

 Professor, University of Munich

Joost Rietveld

 Professor, UCL School of Management

Adam Cohen

 Director of Economic Policy, Google

5:05PM – 5:25PM

KEYNOTE

This session will explore how not for profit platforms like Kiva, the microfinance social impact platform, can generate positive outcomes such as financial inclusion. Chris will also discuss the increasingly important social and economic role played by platforms in a range of sectors and geographies.

Chris Tsakalakis

 CEO, Kiva

Laure Claire Reillier

 COO Launchworks & Co

 Co-author of "Platform Strategy"

5:25PM – 5:30PM

CONFERENCE WRAP UP

Closing remarks and key insights from the event by our conference co-chair.
The event will be illustrated live with drawings from Louise Plantin.

Benoit Reillier

 CEO, Launchworks & Co
 Co-author of "Platform Strategy"

Louise Plantin

 Illustrator