C-Level Executive Advisor & International Best-Selling Author
Sangeet Paul Choudary is an international best-selling author of the books Platform Revolution and Platform Scale and a C-level advisor to Fortune 500 firms in Europe, North America and Asia. He has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is ranked among the top 30 emerging thinkers globally by Thinkers50. His work on platforms has been selected by the Harvard Business Review as one of the top 10 management ideas globally or 2017 and has been included twice in the HBR Top 10 Must Reads compilations. Read More >
The Flow of Business has Changed
Pipes to Platforms
Based on the international best-selling book Platform Revolution and the top 10 ranked HBR article, this keynote explains the shift from a world of linear pipelines to a world of networked platforms. Taking examples from multiple industries, it lays out the key drivers for this shift and a set of design principles that separate the successful platforms from the unsuccessful ones. Topics covered, in particular, include platform openness and governance decisions, launch and monetization strategies, and factors that lead to competitive advantage.
A topic requested often in board meetings and C-level offsites, this keynote is based on our extensive work with clients across different industries transforming to platform models. The keynote lays out a disruption spectrum and the factors that are powering the rise of platform-based models in industries like Energy, Healthcare, Finance, Mobility, and Manufacturing. It also lays out the structural inefficiencies that exist across industries that allow platforms to create alternate business models and pull user activity to themselves, eating away business from incumbents. The keynote explores impact of platform models across the value chain for a particular industry and patterns in cross-industry competition.
A topic frequently requested by our banking and manufacturing clients, this keynote lays out a framework of different positions that asset-heavy incumbent companies can take in the platform economy. It explains which parts of the business should transform to becoming platforms and which parts should choose to participate on other platforms. The keynote also lays out predictions on which firms are likely to get commoditized next.
China has rapidly emerged as not merely an imitator but an innovator in the platform economy. This keynote lays out the strategies of the successful BAT trio of platforms (Baidu-Alibaba-Tencent) as well as lesser known names like Toutiao and PingAn. It also explores the unique market and regulatory context that have helped these platforms take very different paths as compared to their Western counterparts. This keynote is frequently requested in Western Europe where companies and regulators alike are keen to understand the factors driving the dominance of Chinese platforms.
"Sangeet was a powerful addition to The Australian Financial Review Business Summit in 2018 thanks to his valuable insights and willingness to put strident and well-argued views about the risks posed by platform companies."
"Sangeet Choudary engaged our C-level client audience very effectively in an inspirational, yet practical, coverage of the key technological shifts impacting business today and the concrete steps that leaders should take to win in this new landscape."
"Sangeet's vision of the legal industry's transformation was an important milestone to help us align our organization around our platform strategy. Sangeet masterfully translates today's technological trends and their impact on business, for audiences from traditional industries."
“Once you see Sangeet in action – from delivering a keynote at a large summit, to moderating a panel, to brainstorming with an executive group; it becomes clear immediately why he’s been recognized so many times as one of the best global thought leaders on business model innovation. He delivers in a unique way, combining solid facts with surprising correlations and case studies, and always being focused on actionable recommendations. I’ve seen him changing the mood of conference rooms within minutes, transitioning the audience into a state of hyper-attention and asking for more.”
“Sangeet's powerful opening keynote was a great start to our Global Digital Content Market Conference 2018 and engaged the delegates to appreciate the policy and economic implications of today's bigtech platforms. His stimulating presentation combined intellectual depth with the clarity required to make it accessible to audiences from policy, creative arts, and business."