2014 Platform Strategy Executive Symposium


Agenda

8:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Opening Remarks
David Verrill, Executive Director, IDE
Welcome
Geoff Parker - Professor, Tulane University/MIT

8:45 am - 9:15 am What's the Future of Business?
Brian Solis - Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group

9:15 am - 10:00 am Panel: Energy’s Digital Revolution: Emerging Platform Leaders
Chair: Peter Evans - Vice President, Center for Global Enterprise
Panelists: Mike Kaplan - Vice President Marketing, Retroficiency
                Eric Graham - Cofounder & CEO, CrowdComfort

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:00 am Platform Pull
John Hagel - Co-chairman, Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge

11:00 am - 11:30 am Education Platforms
Jose Fuentes - Co-founder, Duolingo

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Publishing Platforms
Eileen Gittins - Founder, President and CEO, Blurb

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Fireside chat: The Investing Ecosystem
Rich Miner, Co-founder, Android
Jeff Jarvis, Journalist and Media Expert

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Jawbone Platform
Andrew Rosenthal - Group Manager: Wellness + Platform, Jawbone

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm On-line Staffing Platforms Go Global
Stephane Kasriel - SVP Product and Engineering, Elance-oDesk

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Markets & Platforms
JP Rangaswami - Chief Scientist, Salesforce

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Building Communities on Gaming Platforms
Songyee Yoon - Chief Strategy Officer, NCSoft

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Panel - Winning! Platform Strategies in the Digital Games Industry
Chair: David B. Nieborg - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Amsterdam and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panelists: Mark S Coleman - Director, Digital Analytics, Turbine/WB Games
                Joost van Dreunen - Founder and CEO, SuperData Research, Adjunct Professor, New York University
                Joost Rietvald - Visiting Scholar, New York University
                Walter Somol - VP, Publishing, Harmonix Music Systems

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm How Will Big Data and Cloud Computing Change Platform Thinking?
Ming Zeng - Chief Strategy Officer, Alibaba

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Remarks
Marshall Van Alstyne - Professor Boston University/MIT

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Reception