The future of digital platforms

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An initiative by Launchworks & Co

Platform Leaders brings together practitioners, academics and policy makers to exchange insights and best practices on the future of digital platforms and ecosystems.

Why Platform Leaders?

Platforms and ecosystems are re-writing the rules of management. New laws, new skills, new management practices are needed. We bring together communities who don’t always talk to each other but in fact, are collectively building the platform economy. Entrepreneurs, policy makers and academics.

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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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Digital Transformation and platforms

Digital transformation and platforms

Increasingly, established organisations are embracing platform models - often to complement their existing activities. With the help of platforms, entire sectors and industries are going digital. Jennifer Schenker, Founder & ...
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Platforms as Choice Architects

Platforms as choice architects

The choices we face online may appear straightforward: swipe left, swipe right. But these behaviours are shaped by complex frameworks, designed to enable and influence our decision-making. Joost Rietveld, Professor, ...
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Kiva a mission driven social platform

Kiva: a mission driven financial inclusion platform

Founded in 2005, Kiva is a global not-for-profit and crowdfunding platform. Its mission is to expand financial access for all, and the numbers are impressive. In the past 15 years, ...
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designing future-proof platform regulation

Designing future-proof platform regulation

Just as platforms must manage an ecosystem of contributors, the regulation of platforms requires management of diverse stakeholders, from platform businesses to the general public. Getting regulation right demands a ...
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Platform Talent

Platform Talent: Investing in the Professionals of Tomorrow

The rising importance of digital platforms has required us to reimagine our business models, workplaces, and now, our skills. Successful platforms need skilled people to run them. How do we ...
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Delivery Hero Niklas Ostberg

Delivery Hero at scale and beyond: CEO Niklas Östberg shares his vision

Since its launch in 2011, Delivery Hero has made its mark on the platform landscape. The company operates in more than 40 international markets, which makes it the largest global ...
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Digital Platforms and resilience

Digital Platforms: impact and resilience in COVID times

Digital platforms have shown singular resilience at a time when most businesses have been suffering from the COVID pandemic. Why is that? And how structural is this 'digital interface shift'? ...
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Trust at the Heart of Governance

Trust is at the heart of Platform Governance

Trust is at the heart of platform governance. Participants need to trust the concept of the platform, the platform itself and each other to successfully transact. So how can platforms ...
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Platform Leaders 2020 x Louise Plantin

An illustrated summary of Platform Leaders 2020 with live scribing from Louise Plantin.

Platform Leaders 2020 - Platform Impact

This session explores the social and economic impact of digital platforms. Speakers include Jennifer Schenker, Founder and Editor-in-Chief at The Innovator, Professor Arun Sundararajan, NYU, Joe Schorge, Founder and Managing Partner, Isomer Capital and Llibert Argerich, SVP Marketing, Udemy.

Platform Leaders 2020 - Platform Governance

This session explores the governance principles of platforms, the challenges associated with ecosystem management and the importance of trust. Speakers include Azeem Azhar, Founder and CEO, Exponential View, Frédéric Mazzella, Founder and President, BlaBlaCar and Co-president France Digitale, Rob Chesnut, Former Chief Ethics Officer, Airbnb, Author Intentional Integrity and Sasha Michaud, Co-founder & VP Public Affairs, Glovo.

Platform Leaders 2020 - Full Webinar

Platform Leaders 2020: the Future of Digital Platforms. Here is the full webinar with Master of Ceremony Petra Jung, Ecosystem Architect, Launchworks & Co

Platform Leaders 2020 - Introduction

Laure Claire Reillier, COO Launchworks & Co, introduces Platform Leaders 2020.

Platform Leaders 2020 - Platform Regulation

This session explores the challenges associated with the regulation of platforms and ecosystems. Speakers include Lewis Crofts, Editor in Chief, MLex, Professor Michael Jacobides, London Business School, Oliver Bethell, Head of Competition EMEA, Google and Tom Smith, Director of Legal, Competition & Market Authority.

Platform Leaders 2020 - Closing Remarks and Key Insights

Platform Leaders 2020's closing remarks and key insights from Benoit Reillier, CEO Launchworks & Co. Benoit summarises all 3 panels on platform impact, regulation and governance. The session finishes with Louise Plantin's illustrated animations.

 

 

Platform Leaders 2020: Highlights

Here are the best bits from Platform Leaders 2020. Some of the key themes addressed were: platform impact, regulation and governance.

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The Platform Leaders initiative has been launched by Launchworks & Co to help unlock the power of communities and networks for the benefit of all. All Launchworks & Co experts live and breathe digital platforms and digital ecosystems. Some of their insights have been captured in best-selling book Platform Strategy, available in English, French and Japanese.

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TheOrganisers (1)

The Platform Leaders initiative has been launched by Launchworks & Co to help unlock the power of communities and networks for the benefit of all. All Launchworks & Co experts live and breathe digital platforms and digital ecosystems. Some of their insights have been captured in best-selling book Platform Strategy, available in English, French and Japanese.