Upcoming Event

EXECUTIVE DINNER

The Platform is Becoming the Dominant Business Model of the 21st Century

Giant platform organizations increasingly own the digital infrastructure on which everyone else has to do business.  Their scale and reach mean they also exert systematic influence on our access to information and therefore shape how we act on it.  Regulators struggle to control these giants, while investors talk of a ‘kill zone’ around them, where startups are eliminated or bought at a low price.  Increasingly, CEOs fear the day when one of them enters their market. 

Yet there is hope for us all.  Traditional businesses are fighting back with platform plays. Platform organizations generate more forms of value, at lower cost than a traditional business.  But they are challenging to make work at scale, and especially tricky for existing organizations.  The vast majority of platform initiatives fail.  Much of the problem is that there is little clarity about what platform organizations are, the value they create, how to build them and what makes them successful.

Join Bill Murray and the LEF team to discuss the findings of our recent report, Liberating Platform Organizations, and explore how traditional organizations are creating or transforming themselves into platform organizations – and anticipating the moves of digital-native competitors.  

SPEAKERS
Bill Murray

Senior Researcher and Advisor
LEF

Bill Murray is a Senior Researcher and Advisor for Leading Edge Forum.  Bill is the author of our reports on Liberating Platform Organizations and Rethink Risk Through the Lens of Antifragility. He is also the co-author (with Glen Robinson) of our publication The Renaissance of the IT Organization.

Bill’s IT career spans over 30 years, with 16 years as a Founder and Partner of Differentis, providing strategic IT consulting services to many industry sectors.  Bill has experience of developing Digital and business technology strategies, business cases and change programmes involving technology disruptions such as consumerization, analytics and cloud-based services.  Most recently, Bill has been helping clients develop IoT enabled business propositions and services in Connected Health, Connected Insurance, FMCG and supply chains, and advising on IoT platforms.

Bill’s experience also includes setting up/running business and IT innovation projects; shaping and growing analytics groups; IT organisation reviews; development of strategic IT initiatives and business cases; development of business and IT architectures; IT strategy definition; mobilization, delivery and turnaround of major programmes and business process re-engineering.

Prior to Differentis, Bill was Vice President of Management Consulting and Strategic Development for CSC where he consulted to clients on IT strategy, programme management and business/IT innovation projects.  Prior to CSC, Bill held various strategy roles with KPMG Nolan Norton and Accenture. 

Bill is a chartered engineer by background and started his career with Arup in high energy impact analysis in the nuclear and automotive industries.

EVENT DETAILS
Start: 27 Sep 2018 18:30
Finish: 27 Sep 2018 21:30
Location:

Searcys,
Grand Terrace,
Upper Concourse,
St Pancras Station,
58 Euston Road,
London, N1C 4QL


REGISTRATION

If you would like to attend this event, please email Jane Kingston for further information.


RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Liberating Platform Organizations

04 SEP 2018 / BILL MURRAY / SINGLE TOPIC REPORT


Study Tour Report: Building the Digital Platform

23 MAY 2018 / GLEN ROBINSON / STUDY TOUR REPORT


Becoming a Platform Organization – Preview Chapter, Seeing Digital

05 APR 2018 / DAVID MOSCHELLA / POSITION PAPER


Are Platform Organizations a Wicked Problem?

13 MAR 2018 / DAVE ARON, BILL MURRAY / RESEARCH COMMENTARY