July 15, 2016

7:45 AM to 6:00 PM

MIT Media Lab - 6th Floor



8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m.–8:35 a.m.

David Verrill—MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy

Introduction of Sam Palmisano

8:35 a.m.–8:40 a.m.

Erik Brynjolfsson—MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy

Rise of the Platform Enterprise

8:40 a.m.–9:20 a.m.

Samuel J. Palmisano—Former CEO, IBM; Chairman, Center for Global Enterprise

Global Platform Survey

9:20 a.m.–9:50 a.m.

Peter C. Evans—Vice President, Center for Global Enterprise

Panel: CEO Panel on Future of Workplace Platforms

9:50 a.m.–10:35 a.m.

Panel Chair: Fabio Rosati—Former CEO and Board Member, Upwork and Elance

Mynul Khan—Founder/CEO, Field Nation

Lukas Biewald—Founder/CEO, CrowdFlower

Stephanie Leffler—CEO, OneSpace

Coffee Break

10:35 a.m.–11:05 a.m.

Introduction to Industrial Internet Platforms

11:05 a.m.–11:10 a.m.

Peter C. Evans—Vice President, Center for Global Enterprise

Platform Wars - the Battle for Developers

11:10 a.m.–11:40 a.m.

Janel Garvin—CEO, Evans Data Corp

Building Energy Platforms

11:40 a.m.–12:10 p.m.

Badar Khan—President and CEO, Direct Energy

Cognitive Platform for the 21st Century Enterprise

12:10 p.m.–12:40 p.m.

Sanjiv Sidhu—Founder and Chairman, o9 Solutions


12:40 p.m.–1:40 pm

How Incumbents Build Platforms

1:40 p.m.–2:10 p.m.

Simon Torrance—Digital Ecosystem Management, BearingPoint

NRECA: Leveraging Existing Assets to Build a Platform

2:10 p.m.–2:40 p.m.

John Reynolds—Managing Director, Agile Fractal Grid, Inc.

Fireside Chat: Turning Brands Into Platforms

2:40 p.m.–3:10 p.m.

Sangeet Choudary—Founder/Director, Platform Thinking Labs

Teo Correia—Global Managing Director of Consumer Goods and Services, Accenture

Coffee Break

3:10 p.m.–3:40 p.m.

Panel: Platform Valuation and Venture Capital

3:40 p.m.–4:25 p.m.

Panel Chair: Geoff Parker—Dartmouth College/MIT

Dominic Endicott—General Partner, Nauta Capital

Ian Friedman—Co-Head Private Investment Fund, Goldman Sachs

How Platforms Change Strategy

4:25 p.m.–4:55 p.m.

Marshall Van Alstyne—Boston University

Closing Remarks

4:55 p.m.–5:10 p.m.

Geoff Parker—Dartmouth College/MIT

Marshall Van Alstyne—Boston University

Reception at MIT Media Lab

5:10 p.m.–6:40 p.m.