MIT PLATFORM STRATEGY SUMMIT

July 25, 2014

8:00 AM to 6:30 PM

MIT Media Lab - 6th Floor

Agenda

Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Opening Remarks & Welcome

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Geoff Parker - Professor, Tulane University/MIT

What's the Future of Business?

8:45 am - 9:15 am

Brian Solis - Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group

Panel: Energy’s Digital Revolution: Emerging Platform Leaders

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Chair: Peter Evans - Vice President, Center for Global Enterprise

Panelists: Mike Kaplan - Vice President Marketing, Retroficiency

Eric Graham - Co-founder & CEO, CrowdComfort

Coffee Break

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Platform Pull

10:30 am - 11:00 am

John Hagel - Co-chairman, Deloitte LLP Center for the Edge

Education Platforms

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Jose Fuentes - Co-founder, Duolingo

Publishing Platforms

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Eileen Gittins - Founder, President and CEO, Blurb

Lunch

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fireside chat: The Investing Ecosystem

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Rich Miner - Co-founder, Android

Jeff Jarvis - Journalist and Media Expert

Jawbone Platform

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Andrew Rosenthal - Group Manager: Wellness + Platform, Jawbone

On-line Staffing Platforms Go Global

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Stephane Kasriel - SVP Product and Engineering, Elance-oDesk

Markets & Platforms

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

JP Rangaswami - Chief Scientist, Salesforce

Coffee Break

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Building Communities on Gaming Platforms

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Songyee Yoon - Chief Strategy Officer, NCSoft

Panel - Winning! Platform Strategies in the Digital Games Industry

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Chair: David Nieborg - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Amsterdam and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Panelists: Mark Coleman - Director, Digital Analytics, Turbine/WB Games

Joost van Dreunen - Founder and CEO, SuperData Research, Adjunct Professor, New York Unversity

Walter Somol - VP, Publishing, Harmonix Music Systems

 

How Will Big Data and Cloud Computing Change Platform Thinking?

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Keynote: Ming Zeng - Chief Strategy Officer, Alibaba

Closing Remarks

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Marshall Van Alstyne - Professor, Boston University/MIT

Reception

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm