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Matthias Walter
It all started in 2019, pre-Corona, that Philip Meier (PHd Researcher on Platforms), Carsten Hahn (Prof. in Karlsruhe for Platform Economics) and Bernd Weidmann (Co-Founder of Wind-turbine.com platform) initiated the Slack community “Plattform Macher”. Aim was to bring together like minded people and platform builders to give them a space to interact and exchange their...
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In our current podcast episode, we look at an aspect that doesn’t come up so often in our conversations: the closing of a B2B platform – and reasonable next steps. For this, we caught up with Henrik Hahn from Evonik Industries.
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In our newest episode, we talked to Chritian Warneck – VP of Amadeus, the platform to connect the travel ecosystem about the challenges of market entry and intermediation when it comes to building a platform for the travel business. Additionally, we learned a lot about the role of data and AI for todays and the...
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In our latest conversation with Josef Brunner, CEO of leading IoT platform relayr, we talked about key success factors for building a platform business. And he was clear right from the beginning that it is not about technology, it’s about focusing on outcomes for the customers and to understand market transformations. Only when you understand...
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Through a conversation with Sebastian Brenner, CEO of CheMondis, we explored how an incumbent company like Lanxess executed a platform strategy and launched the leading B2B platform in the chemical industry in Europe.
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Through a conversation with Adam Broadway, CEO and founder of platformOS, a leading innovation platform, we explore the role and impact of communities on growth and network effects.
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Through a conversation with Malte Zur we explore how testxchange, Europe’s leading platform for testing and certification, extended their marketplace business into a bigger SaaS. “Come for the network and stay for the tool” is a legitimate strategy, especially in B2B, to leverage the power of network effects in order to drive demand for your...
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Mercateo is Europe’s largest B2B platform; in this open discussion with Managing Director Lars Schade, we explored how the company unlocks network effects and leverages them to build defensibility against Amazon. Lars also shared with us how he leverages data and product information to give customers the possibility of more sustainable product purchases.
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Read what has been discussed at the MIT Platform Strategy Summit 2020 and learn more about the latest trends regarding Platform Talent, Experience Economy, Ecosystem Approaches and how corporates embrace the combination of physical-digital.
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How to respond to a crisis as a multi-sided business Key Takeaways for the Reader Platforms are not immune against the Corona Virus and some of them are in major troubleTo survive a crisis a structured 4-step process is requiredThe process is led by a “Crisis Response Team”A new “Crisis Response Canvas” supports the work...
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