The future of digital platforms

Web 3, Design, Sustainability

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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, investors 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.

The last conference on 7 June 2022, with speakers from Arianee, Google, Too Good to Go, Refurbed, Columbia Business School, the CMA, the Behavourial Insights Team, Bonsai Partners, and the Innovator, focused on 3 key themes: Web3, Designing User Centric Platforms and Building sustainable platforms. Discover the videos and articles below.

Articles
Frederic Montagnon - the promise of web3

The promise of Web3

Serial entrepreneur Frédéric Montagnon is not afraid to lead the way, especially when it comes to new technologies. Self-described as ‘an engineer, not a financial guy’, he was first drawn ...
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Platforms and user-centric design

Platforms and user-centric design

“Every time we make a choice, someone has been there before us. We've had a hidden partner who's made a bunch of decisions.” These are the practical terms that Professor ...
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Platforms aiming for net zero

Platforms aiming for net zero

In our globalised world, shared issues demand collective action – perhaps none more urgently than the climate crisis. Jennifer Schenker, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Innovator, Lucie Basch, Chief Expansion Officer ...
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Videos
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Platform Leaders Cartoon 7 June 2022

An illustrated summary of Platform Leaders on 7 June 2022 with live scribing from Louise Plantin.

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Keynote Frédéric Montagnon from arianee - 7 June 2022

Frédéric Montagnon, Co-Founder and Chairman of NFT platform Arianee in conversation with Platform Leaders Co-Chair Laure Claire Reillier. Frédéric shares his vision of the promise of Web3 and his hopes for the future.

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Scaling Sustainable Platforms - 7 June 2022

Jennifer Schenker (The Innovator), Lucie Basch (Too Good To Go), Peter Windischhofer (refurbed) and Martí Escurell (Bonsai Partners) discuss scaling sustainable platforms.

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Full Video 7 June 2022

Watch the 7 June 2022 full video on the Future of Platforms: Web3, Design and Sustainability.

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Designing User Centric Platforms - 7 June 2022

This panel, with Prof. Eric Johnson (Columbia Business School), Elisabeth Costa (BIT), Esra Ozkan (Google) and Andreas Maaløe Jespersen (CMA) explores the challenges of designing user centric platforms.

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Benoit Reillier Closing Remarks - 7 June 2022

Benoit Reillier, Platform Co-Chair and Launchworks CEO, summarises key insights from the 7 June 2022 event on Web3, Design and Sustainability.

TheSpeakers
Lucie Basch Too Good To Go Platform Leaders

Lucie BASCH

Co-Founder and CEO, Too Good To Go
Eric J. Johnson Columbia University Platform Leaders

Prof. Eric J. Johnson

Professor, Columbia Business School
Laure Claire Reillier The future of digital platforms at Platform Leaders 2020

Laure Claire Reillier

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

Louise Plantin

Illustrator
Frédéric Montagnon Arianee

Frédéric Montagnon

Co-Founder & Chairman Arianee
Elisabeth Costa

Elisabeth Costa

Managing Director Behavioural Insights Team
Peter Windischhofer Refurbed Platform Leaders

Peter Windischhofer

Co-Founder and CEO Refurbed
Esra Ozkan Google Platform Leaders

Esra Ozkan

UX Lead, Alphabet Inc.
Martí Escursell Bonsaï Platform Leaders

Martí Escursell

Managing Director Bonsai Partners
Benoit Reillier Platform Leaders

Benoit REILLIER

Co-Founder and CEO Launchworks & Co
Jennifer Schenker, The future of digital platforms at Platform Leaders 2020

Jennifer Schenker

Founder & Editor-In-Chief, The Innovator
Andreas Maaløe Jespersen

Andreas Maaløe Jespersen

Behavioural Hub Assistant Director, CMA
TheAgenda

3:30PM – 3:35PM

WELCOME TALK

Introducing Platform Leaders. 

Laure Claire REILLIER

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

3:35PM – 3:55PM

KEYNOTE

Web3 and NFT marketplaces are on everyone’s lips. But how different are they from traditional marketplaces? How are they unlocking the power of digital goods? And how to scale an NFT platform?

 Frédéric Montagnon

Co-Founder & Chairman, Arianee

Laure Claire Reillier

COO Launchworks & Co

Co-author of Platform Strategy

3:55PM – 4:40PM

DESIGNING USER CENTRIC PLATFORMS

The digital platforms we now use on a daily basis make it incredibly easy to find what we are looking for. We can be matched with relevant partners, holiday destinations, applications as well as countless content types, products or services. Platforms have become masters at removing friction in user journeys by designing winning user experiences that balance the needs of all their participants. How do platforms ensure that users have the best possible experience and selection? How can platforms keep friction to a minimum while still offering the right options to its users? When should regulators be concerned about platform design?

Dr. Esra Ozkan

UX Lead, Alphabet Inc.

Dr. Andreas Maaløe Jespersen

Behavioural Hub Assistant Director, CMA

Prof. Eric J. Johnson

Professor, Columbia Business School

Author of The Elements of Choice

Elisabeth Costa

MD, Behavioural Insights Team, UK

4:40PM – 5:25PM

SCALING SUSTAINABLE PLATFORMS

Our planet's resources are finite. We urgently need to find sustainable solutions to reuse natural resources and reduce the impact of carbon emissions. A new breed of entrepreneurs and investors are doing just that with scaling circular economy platforms. From reducing food waste, to giving a second life to electronic equipment, clothing etc., this panel explores how multi-sided business models can help build a more sustainable future.

Lucie Basch

Co-Founder & CEO, Too Good To Go

Martí Escursell

Managing Partner

Bonsai Partners

Peter Windischhofer

Co-Founder & CEO, Refurbed

Jennifer Schenker

Founder & Editor-In-Chief at The Innovator

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