We need to talk about platforms

Platforms are not to be confused with traditional corporations. They are much more. Here’s three reasons why: 1. Platforms are a new, unforeseen and strong user of power Platforms that aggregate people’s needs, physical assets and labour. Companies such as Amazon, Etsy, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, and Uber are creating online structures that enable a wide range of human activities. This opens the way for radical changes in how we work, socialize, create value in the economy, and compete for the resulting profits. In future, all of our interactions with strangers […]

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Why IoT leads to the platform economy?

  1. There is nothing new about platforms  An emergence of digital platform economy is driving fundamental changes in our societies. But there is nothing new about platforms. Platform refers to a product, technology or organization that enable direct interactions between two (or more) distinct actors. For example most General Motors cars were already years ago built on a shared product platform. So, no matter if you bought an Opel or a Cadillac, the underlying structure of the car was actually similar. It makes sense, of course, to standardise production […]

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Hot tips for Slush 2016

Demos Helsinki is part of Slush 2016, one of Europe’s biggest technology and startup event! Follow this schedule and find us at Slush 2016: TUESDAY 29th NOV 2016 17:30–21:50 // FREE PRE-EVENT The Sexy Truth – An Afterwork of Cleantech & Opportunities G Live Lab, Yrjönkatu 3, Helsinki Satu Lähteenoja from Demos Helsinki will discuss the opportunities of cleantech to solve environmental problems in the afterwork event of cleantech. The Sexy Truth is that climate change and the environmental problems of the world are actually opportunities for change, growth and […]

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