Breakfast & Keynote - Lital Marom

PLATFORM Economy Changing the Shape of Industry

Over the past two decades, some of the most profitable and successful companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber— have upended entire industries by adopting a single phenomenon: the platform business model.

The platform multi-sided market is one of the most important economic and social developments of our time. We are moving from a world of linear businesses which create and push out value to consumers, to a world of networked systems which allow users to create and exchange value with each other. Moving from linear design to exponential networks.

This keynote lays out the fundamental differences that set platforms apart and the key drivers for its success. We will also explore how these considerations could be applied to innovate and re-shape tourism today. Whether you’re building a platform business or not, you can’t succeed in today’s economy without understanding how platforms work.