Platform Strategy Executive Briefings & Workshops
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New platform business models are disrupting almost every industry. Old and new firms need to develop their own Platform Strategy. What is yours?

We have witnessed first hand the birth of the web and the digital disruption it brought about… yet we find that many firms that are embarked on their digital transformation journey are simply transposing their existing business model onto the digital world. While this may be necessary, it is rarely sufficient. Successful firms, like Apple, Google, Facebook, or Amazon have use the power of platforms to translate -rather than transpose- their business model.

And many disruptive firms, like Uber or airbnb, are enshrining the power of platforms from day one and rewriting the rules of the game as incumbents scramble to find a competitive response.

What are the management principles underpinning these new business models?
How can firms develop a robust strategic response leveraging existing capabilities?


Get the tools and frameworks to harness the power of platforms and update your strategy

Strategic Briefings & Executive Workshops

Lasting Results

All participants get a copy of the Platform Strategy book, exclusive workshop content and a licence to use tools & frameworks

High Impact

The authors of Platform Strategy, who have researched and worked for platform business models for years, deliver the interactive workshops and answer your questions

High Value

For the price of going to a conference, we equip leaders and executives with the tools and insights to craft their own platform strategies

How we can help you

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What are platform based business models?

Business model types: Distributors, Manufacturers, PlatformsYesYesYes
Platform types: from marketplaces to social mediaYesYesYes
Pure platform businesses vs platform-powered ecosystemsYesYesYes
Underlying economic principles of platform businessesYesYes

How do platforms/marketplaces operate?

The Platform Rocket Model vs Value ChainYesYesYes
Core functions: Attract, Match, Connect, Transact, OptimiseYesYesYes
Strategic enablers: Governance, Trust & BrandYesYesYes
Supporting enablers: IT, UX, PaymentsYesYes
Case studiesYesYes

How to manage a platform across its life stages?

Designing the business modelYesYes
Igniting a platform businessYesYes
Scaling up a platformYesYes
Defending a platform position at maturityYesYes

What does it mean for you?

Implications in terms of strategy formulationYesYes
Implications in terms of value propositionYes
High level platform impact on key industry stakeholdersYes
Interactive session to craft your Platform StrategyYes

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