Prof. Marshall Van Alstyne, SM ‘91, PhD ‘98

Professor, Boston University Questrom School of Business

Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Symposium Roles
Speaker/Panelist 2018, 2016, 2015
Panels Participated in
Platforms & APIs: How to Cut Costs, Raise Revenues & Boost Market Cap (2018)
The Owner’s Guide to Platform Strategies (2016)
Platform Shift: How New Business Models are Changing the Shape of Industry and the Role of CIOs (2015)
Book: Platform Revolution
Marshall Van Alstyne is one of the world’s foremost experts on platform strategies and network business models. He is a frequent speaker, board level advisor, and consultant to both startups and global firms.
His research has received half a dozen academic awards and appeared in top journals such as Science, Nature, and Harvard Business Review. Interviews appear regularly across Bloomberg, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio. Prof. Van Alstyne is a research scientist at MIT, tenured professor at Boston University, and graduate of Yale and MIT. His consulting includes such firms as British Telecom, Cisco, Haier, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Pearson, and SAP. He holds multiple patents; and was among the first to measure individual dollar output from social networks and IT. His theories of network businesses are now taught worldwide.
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