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Leveraging ‘The Matrix’ – Digital Ecosystem Dynamics and Strategies – video

Like roads, telephones and electricity in the 20th century, an ever more capable digital ecosystem is becoming the underlying business infrastructure of our time. 

Whereas in the past each major industry sector had its own vertical 'stack' of processes and systems, firms must now leverage 'horizontal' capabilities that are used across many industries.  These new capabilities are radically transforming many aspects of business and society, and will only get stronger over time.

This video describes the effects the Matrix is having on global business and how leading organizations should tackle the challenges it brings:


David Moschella
Research Fellow
David Moschella, based in the United States, is a Research Fellow for Leading Edge Forum.  David's focus is on industry disruptions, machine intelligence and related business model strategies.  David was previously Global Research Director of the programme. David’s key areas of expertise include globalization, industry restructuring, disruptive technologies, and the co-evolution of business and IT.  He is the author of multiple research reports, including Disrupting the Professions through Machine Learning and Digital Trust, 2016 Study Tour Report: Applying Machine Intelligence, There is Now a Formula for Machine Intelligence Innovation,  Embracing 'the Matrix' and the Machine Intelligence Era and The Myths and Realities of Digital Disruption. An author and columnist, David’s second book, Customer-Driven IT, How Users Are Shaping Technology Industry Growth, was published in 2003 by Harvard Business School Press.  The book predicted the shift from a supplier-driven to today’s customer-led IT environment.  His 1997 book, Waves of Power, assessed global competition within the IT supplier community.  He has written some 200 columns for Computerworld, the IT Industry’s leading publication on Enterprise IT, and has presented at countless industry events all around the world. David previously spent 15 years with International Data Corporation, where he was IDC’s main spokesperson on global IT industry trends and was responsible for its worldwide technology, industry and market forecasts.