Program of the European workshop on software ecosystems as part of the Platform Economy Summit
The European Workshop on software ecosystems will be held as part of the Platform Economy Summit in Berlin, we will have two sessions on the second day of the European Platform Economy summit.
11:15am Challenges and success factors for creating digital platforms
14:30 Network Effects & APIs: Their role in driving platform value
The first session is called “Challenges and success factors for creating digital platforms”, moderated by me: Insights from studies, real life projects and Uberization“ and will feature three short motivating presentations by Peter Buxmann, Thomas Curran and Sebastien Dupre followed by topic-bases workshops.
Peter Buxmann, Head of Software & Digital Business Group at Technical University of Darmstadt, will present the topic “Data Economy, Platforms, and Privacy: Insights from multiple empirical studies“. He will provide insights into challenges and success factors for software platform providers regarding the value of customer data, customer privacy and tradeoffs between data privacy and data farming by platform providers.
Thomas Curran will present the transformation of a financial industry heavyweight to becoming an open, digital platform. In a traditionally closed industry, what do you do to turn a company into a digital, open platform. Thomas has done just that in a three year project and will talk about how to do that successfully.
Sebastien Dupre from Coresystems (now SAP) will present the topic “Uberization of field service: a software platform for crowdsourcing service technicians and show how companies can build an ecosystem connecting field service technicians, partners, own employees and customers to scale their field service operations, increase revenue and provide unmatched customer experience.
The second session in the afternoon is called “Network Effects & APIs: Their role in driving platform value “ and will be moderated by Slinger Jansen - Software Ecosystems Research Lab, Utrecht University. It will focus on questions like “What is the role of APIs for platforms? How do you build API-based platforms? What are the success factors and pitfalls when building API-based platforms? How to explain their power to non-technical executives and shareholders?”
The session will start with a short introduction about APIs in general by John Nethans from Google. Then Slinger will present the essence of latest research on API approaches. After that, the panel will focus on pragmatic aspects of creating successful API platforms. After a short while, the panel will open up and take questions from the audience.
This session will feature the following speakers:
Slinger Jansen - Software Ecosystems Research Lab, Utrecht University
John Rethans - Head of Digital Transformation Strategy, Apigee, Google
Nik Willetts - President & CEO, TM Forum
Andreas von Oettingen - CTO Factor10
This session will start with short statements from the panel and will transition to a discussion with questions from the audience.
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