German Insurance company Allianz launched a new online feature to its services in France with a revolutionary move towards the internet of things in July 2014, similar to the strategy of State Farm Insurance in the U.S. in 2011. Like most insurance companies around the world, Allianz launched a mobile app allowing customers to manage(…)
The 2014 MIT Platform Strategy Summit was a great success with terrific conversation and a wide variety of perspectives on the rise of the platform economy. Please join us in thanking MIT, the Center for Digital Business, the Initiative on the Digital Economy, Boston University, the International Post Corporation, Thomson Reuters and of course the terrific set of(…)
It has now been several years since video game console companies have understood that users needed new innovative ways to interact with their machine and truly immerse in the game. In early July, Microsoft decided to expand its Kinect strategy beyond their Xbox devices to have an impact on the way users interact with computers.(…)
Technology and business professionals will gather at the MIT Media Lab on July 25, 2014 in Cambridge, MA, for the second MIT Platform Strategy Executive Summit. The Summit will feature CEO, CTO, and CSO level speakers from industries including technology, education, and infrastructure. The event will be tweeted at #mitplatform2014. Registration for the event is at platforms.mit.edu/reg.
The second academic symposium on platform related research will be held at the Boston University Executive Education Center and the BU Castle on July 24 in Boston. The program is set and available at smgworld.bu.edu/platformstrategy/ The types of topics that will be covered include: • Platform business models • The sharing economy • Two-sided networks(…)