Industry leaders are unleashing technology’s power by developing new technology platforms. But more than that, it’s the platform-based business models and strategies they enable that are driving the most profound global macroeconomic change since the industrial revolution. In the digital economy, platform ecosystems are nothing less than the foundation for new value creation.
Tech companies and digital-born organisations (DBOs) like Amazon, Google, and Alibaba have long understood the power of digital technologies. But look a little closer. Many of their most ground-breaking products and services are based on platforms. DBOs’ success rests on two key elements: the technology platforms they’ve built to support their businesses, and the business models these platforms enable. These platform-based business models fundamentally change how they operate.