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The business of platforms: strategy in the age of digital competition, innovation, and power - 28 Mar 2023

We had the honor to host a breakfast roundtable with world-leading digital platform scholar, Professor Annabelle Gawer, University of Surrey and University of Oxford.

Together with Professor Gawer, we discussed the value creation, influence, and market dominance of platforms, as well as the potential limits of their reach and how society can regulate platforms. Because of their impact across industries – and their potential impact – the business of platforms is ultimately everybody's business.

About Annabelle Gawer

Annabelle Gawer is Chaired Professor in Digital Economy and Director of CoDE the Centre of Digital Economy at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey (UK). She is also Visiting Professor of Strategy and Innovation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. For over 20 years, Annabelle Gawer has been a leading scholar and a thought-leader on the business of digital platforms and innovation ecosystems, the dominant business model of our times. She has published 4 books and over 40 academic articles in top international journals. Annabelle has served as an Expert for the EU Commission and Parliament, the UK House of Lords, the OECD, and UK government departments, and currently serves as a Digital Expert for the UK Competition and Markets Authority, and consults with the World Bank on the regulation of digital platforms in developing countries.

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