Hugo has more than 20 years’ experience in leading global digital innovations for companies including Vodafone, Philips and ING. In his last position as Global Head of Innovation at ING, Hugo was responsible for defining and implementing the bank’s global innovation transformation program, including the open banking platform strategy. Currently Hugo is partner at PA Consulting, a Global Innovation & transformation consultancy firm and manages a practice that focuses on Innovation Transformation and Platform Innovation.
Can corporates deliver successful platforms?
If you look at today’s most successful companies, most of them are platform businesses. Established corporates are facing substantial disruption in the market, leading in many cases to product commodization. As a result many regard Platform business models as a direction for new revenues and growth. Success is not guaranteed because Platforms are complex. What are the challenges, opportunities and pitfalls for corporates to successfully design, develop and launch platforms? In this keynote Hugo will explain the key characteristics of a successful platform approach.