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2021 Summary
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Digital Article, Harvard Business Review  |  Jun 30, 2022

Adjusting Your Strategy in a Tight Market
Companies need to stop prioritizing growth above all else while recognizing that innovation remains essential.


Workshop, KAIST  |  Jun 27-28, 2022

The Difference Between Success and Failure in Digital Ecosystems
With senior Korean executives exploring value migration and digital transformation


Keynote, BaltCap, Estonia  |  Jun 16, 2022

Winning in a World of Ecosystems
BaltCap Academy Inaugural Meeting for LPs and CEOs of portfolio terms


Keynote,, Porto Montenegro  |  Jun 5, 2022

How the Growth of Big Tech and the Rise of Interest Rates Is Reshaping Ecosystem Priorities
Closing keynote at, Porto Montenegro


Research Article, California Management Review / LBS / Evolution ltd  |  May 25, 2022

Summary of Evolution Ltd's Framework on Building Ecosystems
Drawing on research and our hands-on projects with leading companies, we've laid the groundwork on how to analyze ecosystems and set priorities. 


SLT Workshop, Banca Transilvania  |  May 17-18, 2022

Rethinking Strategy in the Digital Age
2-day workshop with the top 50 executives and CEO of Romania’s leading bank, helping identify the new wave of competitive advantage for BT


Interview, Conversations on Climate Podcast  |  May 16, 2022

How Can We Harness Business Ecosystems by Challenging Existing Practices?
Interviewed by LBS alum Christopher Caldwell, CEO of United Renewables LLC.


Executive breakfast, Emergn / Peter Drucker Forum  |  May 12, 2022

Winning in a World of Ecosystems
Invitation only breakfast at the Ivy Club to present recent research and lessons from engagements and discuss with the audience.


Block-Week Session, LBS  |  May 2—6, 2022

Managing Corporate Turnarounds
Teaching my elective at LBS along with guests, friends such as Serpil Timuray CEO of Vodafone Europe, Donald Featherstone Senior MD Ankura, Stelios Fragkos MD at AlixPartners, Stephen Hair Head of Restructuring NatWest Group and Pelham Allen among others.


Workshop, Spring Studios & Lavazza  |  April 19, 2022

To Help Make Experience Ecosystems a Reality for a Venerable Italian Coffee Company
Workshop with Mexican executives of IPADE showcasing work of Evolution Ltd and Spring Studios on building Lavazza’s ecosystems.


Panel Discussion, Delphi Economic Forum VII |  April 8, 2022

Competing in a World of Digital Ecosystems
With the Global Director for Policy for Google Adam Cohen, the VP of the European Parliament Eva A. Kaili, and my friend and coauthor and Global Director of BCG Henderson Institute François Candelon.


Panel Discussion, Delphi Economic Forum VII  |  April 8, 2022

The Struggle for Sustainable Tourism
With Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias, Greek Tourism Association (SETE) President Yiannis A. Retsos, Europa Nostra's Secretary General Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović and ELLET's Maro Evangelidou.


Panel Discussion  |  April 4, 2022

What Does Strategy Come down to as We Consider the Future of Cities like Athens?
With Georges Prevelakis, Thomas Doxiadis, Rena Klabatsea and Pantoleon Skayannis.


Panel Discussion  |  March 28, 2022

How Do Digital Technologies Change the Landscape for Entrepreneurship?
IE university research initiative on policy & management in the digital economy


Keynote  |  March 27, 2022

Leveraging the Soft Power of the Global Hellenic Community
At the Greek Scientists Society. With many Greek diaspora scientists and executives, in thinking about how we can leverage this diffuse power to help the country that defined us


Discussion  |  March 17, 2022

When Digital Meets Physical: Building your Ecosystem Edge
At LBS Gulf Association Dubai, with Ahmed Galal Ismail, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim discussing their phygital strategy and their promise of building digital and phygital ecosystems.


Article  |  March 9, 2022

Why Regulation of Tech Platforms is the New Game Changer for Strategy
Article for strategy + business


Masterclass  |  February 24, 2022

Business Transformation
Transformation Hub Masterclass series at OTEAcademy

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White Paper   |  February 20, 2022

Gamification: How to Climb the Ladders and Avoid the Snakes
With M. Dalbert Ma, Konstantinos Trantopoulos and Vasilis Vassalos for Evolution ltd

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Academic Research  |  February 7, 2022

How Grab Navigated and Changed the Industry Architecture of Mobility in Southeast Asia
With Nina Teng for Evolution ltd


Award Nomination  |  January 20, 2022

"Regulating Platforms and Ecosystems" article nominated for the 2022 Digital Competition Award
With Ioannis Lianos for Industrial and Corporate Change.


LBS Gaining Ecosystem Advantage Discussion Series  |  December 15, 2021

Will Regulation Reshape the Structure of the Tech Ecosystem in 2022?
In conversation with iconic analyst, Benedict Evans.


LBS Elective, London  |  December 6-10, 2021

Managing Corporate Turnarounds
Elective teaching (finally in person!) in LBS.


Masterclass, Lisbon  |  December 1, 2021

Competing in a Shifting Landscape
Masterlcass for VIA Executives.


LBS Gaining Ecosystem Advantage Discussion Series  |  November 24, 2021

Repositioning the News Media Ecosystem: Putting Readers in Charge
In conversation with K. Underwood, Acting CEO of The Guardian.


Panel, Drucker Forum, Vienna  |  November 19, 2021

Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the Private/Public Space
Panel with C. Bason, M. Ringler, M. Zanini.


Research Paper  |  November 18, 2021

Ecosystems and Competition Law in Theory and Practice
With I. Lianos, paper in Industrial and Corporate Change


Keynote, Frankfurt  |  November 17, 2021

How to Navigate Uncertainty and Win in a World of Ecosystems
Distinguished Speaker Series, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management


Award-Thinkers50  |  November 16, 2021

Recognized as One of the Worlds Top 50 Management Thinkers
2021 biennial ranking. Originally recognized in 2019.


Virtual Keynote  |  November 7, 2021

World Marketing Summit Keynote on “Free Form Competition”
Part of Philip Kotler’s global extravaganza, alongside marketing & strategy gurus, CEOs and political leaders.


Article  |  November 5, 2021

Why Regulation of Tech Platforms is the New Game Changer for Strategy
Article for Strategy+Business.


LBS Gaining Ecosystem Advantage Discussion Series  |  November 3, 2021

Building an Insurance Ecosystem: Lessons from the PingAn Story
With Jonathan Larsen, Chief Innovation Officer, PingAn.


Executive masterclass, London  |  November 2-3, 2021

Workshop with Sber on Ecosystems
Sessions with Europe’s most profitable bank and most visible ecosystem


Masterclass |  October 25, 2021

How Ecosystems Are Transforming Financial Services
Presentation to the U of Zurich FinTech Event


Virtual Panel  |  October 21, 2021

Ecosystems and Competition Law
Hellenic Competition Commission Panel with F. Jenny, G. Parker, N. Economides, I. Lianos.


Virtual Panel  |  October 19, 2021

How to Succeed in a Post-covid19 World
ICAS Annual (virtual) meeting


Research Paper & Special Issue  |  October 19, 2021

Regulating Platforms and Ecosystems: An Introduction
Special Issue co-Edited with I. Lianos in Industrial and Corporate Change with top contributors to the debate


Thinkers50 Virtual Panel  |  October 14, 2021

Ecosystems Thinking
Thinkers50 Ideas Premiere event with Dr. Cristina Caffarra, Monika Dernai.


LBS Gaining Ecosystem Advantage Discussion Series  |  October 13, 2021

The Ultimate Frontier (and Why China’s Ahead): Engaging with the AI Ecosystem
With F. Child, Global MD, BCG Henderson Institute.


Keynote  |  October 12, 2021

Building Your Ecosystem: How to Compete When Industries Digitize and Collide
MIT Technology Review Event: The Intelligent Enterprise.


Research Paper  |  October 11, 2021

The Evolutionary Dynamics of the Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem
Strategy Science publication with ETHZ’s Stefano Brusoni and BCG/BHI’s Francois Candelon.


Keynote  |  October 4, 2021

Value Creation in a Shifting Context: How to Make a Difference
Microsoft / Public Power Corporation Event.


Interview  |  October 1, 2021

Do Adjust Your Set
Feature interview for the CA Magazine, reprinted in CityAM.


Panel  |  October 1, 2021

What Should Guide Regulation of Platforms and Their Ecosystems?
Presentation to the CBS Digital Markets Competition Forum.


Presentation  |  September 30, 2021

Winning Through Ecosystems When You’re Not the Orchestrator
St Gallen / LBS Ecosystem Consortium with Credit Suisse, Zurich, Novartis, UNICEF etc.


LBS Gaining Ecosystem Advantage Discussion Series  |  September 23, 2021

Leading a Sports-based Ecosystem in a Crisis: How Far Does Authority Stretch?
With D. Child, Premiership Rugby CEO.


Symposium  |  September 21, 2021

Ecosystem Dynamics: Value Creation and Capture in a Changing World
Strategic Management Society Panel with R. Adner, N. Furr, C. Baldwin, M. Russo.


Plenary Talk  |  September 19, 2021

Regulating Platforms & Ecosystems: How Might New, Emerging Rules Reshape Global Digital Competition?
Strategic Management Society Plenary on Platform & Ecosystem Regulation with C. Caffarra, A. Gawer, D.Sokol, T. Valletti.


OpEd  |  September 15, 2021

Addressing the Root Cause of the Recent Disaster
Kathimerini / International New York Times article on Greece’s environmental mess.


Panel  |  September 8, 2021

Turnarounds: What’s New? What’s Not? What Should You Do to Get out of a Dicey Spot?
Presentation and discussion with CEO of Shaker Industries and a McKinsey advisor for the LBS GAC.


New York Fed Blog  |  September 1, 2021

Going with the Flow: Changes in Banks’ Business Model and Performance Implications
Preview of the research with New York Fed’s Nicola Cetorelli and Michigan’s Sam Stern on returns to changing a banks’ business model.


Gaining Ecosystem Advantage Discussion Series  |  September 1, 2021

Building Ecosystems in Payments: Can Mastercard Deliver Profit and Purpose?
In conversation with Kelly Devine, the President of Mastercard, UK and Ireland


OpEd  |  August 15, 2021

Why Greece Needs an Independent Environment Agency – Now
Kathimerini (English Edition) / International New York Times (Greece) OpEd on the aftermath of the catastrophic wildfires


Gaining Ecosystem Advantage Discussion Series  |  August  4, 2021

Regulating Ecosystem Stalwarts
In conversation with Cristina Caffarra, one of the leading antitrust practitioners.


Symposium Presentation  |  July 31 - August 4, 2021

Academy of Management Symposia: Ecosystems, Competition and Regulation
Jul 31: Ecosystem Competition: Strategic and Regulatory Implications.  
Aug 3: How should we Regulate Platforms and Ecosystems? Management tools for a key societal challenge.


Professional Development Workshop  |  July 31 - August 2, 2021

Virtual Presentations for the 2021 Academy of Management on Ecosystem Dynamics
Jul 31: Digital Technologies and Platforms: Reshaping Entrepreneurship, Business Models, and Ecosystem.  
Aug 2: The Shape-Shifting Dynamics of Digital Platform Disruption: How Grab Leveraged Established Players.


OpEd  |  July 2, 2021

China’s Business ‘Ecosystems’ are Helping it Win the Global A.I. Race 
Fortune Magazine article with  with ETHZ’s Stefano Brusoni and BCG/BHI’s Francois Candelon


Keynote  |  June 29, 2021

Digital Enforcement & Innovation
Presentating along with Frédéric Jenny (OECD — Competition Division) and Marshall Van Alstyne (Boston University)


Gaining Ecosystem Advantage Discussion Series  |  June 23, 2021

Building Ecosystems in Healthcare
In conversation with David Lancefield and Jeroen Tas (Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer of Philips)


Keynote  |  June 5, 2021 

Winning in a World of Ecosystems: An Entrepreneurial Guide
Closing keynote at the Mbriyo annual conference.


Panel Discussion  |  May 27, 2021

Should Platforms be Regulated? How?
Sharing the stage with the US and EU Digital Competition Report coauthors, MSFT former Chief Economist and the EU Digital Markets Act review team.


Keynote  |  May 27, 2021

Presentation to the European Competition Network Meeting
Working Group on Digital Competition, plenary presentation of framework on ecosystem regulation and new Greek Law proposals


Discussion  |  May 16, 2021

How Will Artificial Intelligence Affect the Business Landscape?
In conversation with Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist of Google at the Delphi Forum


Keynote  |  May 11, 2021

Keynote Address on Innovation Ecosystems
Presentation to Canada's Partnership for the Organization of Innovation and New Technologies


Research Article  |  May 7, 2021

When Diversification Pays Off— and When it Doesn’t
What we can learn from the universe of US banks, with New York Fed's N. Cetorelli and Michigan's S. Stern


Submission  |  April 19, 2021

US Senate Testimony on Identifying Market Power In Digital Ecosystems
Written submission to the 21/4 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust and Consumer Rights Hearing on App Competition


OpEd  |  April 12, 2021

Rethinking Competition: From Market Failures to Ecosystem Failures
OpEd with I. Lianos, HCC President, at the Stigler Centre (U of Chicago)


Interview  |  March 26, 2021

What Corporates Need to Know About the AI Ecosystem
Interview for The Innovator on how to navigate the fascinating world of AI

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Discussion  |  March 25, 2021

Business Ecosystem Alliance Inaugural Summit Presentation
Talk on how to build your ecosystem with Alessandro di Fiore (ECSi)

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Interview  |  March 6, 2021

Thought leader by HBR Japan (in Japanese!)
Featuring a biography and contributions to strategy and policy

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Keynote  |  March 2, 2021

The Future of Platform Businesses Keynote: How to Build an Ecosystem
HBR Turkey event focused on the how-to of ecosystem development

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Webinar  |  February 23, 2021

Adapt and Grow Your Business in an Age of Uncertainty
With Martin Reeves (BCG), available on-demand

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Interview  |  January 19, 2021

With David Nour’s Curve-benders on Innovation and Strategy
An interview on value migration, ecosystems- and personal heroes


OpEd  |  January 8, 2021

EU Big Tech Regulation: Good Job On Trees, But What About The Forest?
With Martin Bruncko, deep tech investor and Senior Advisor for Evolution Ltd., and Rene Langen, a Senior Advisor for Evolution Ltd.

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White Paper  |  December 20, 2020

Regulating Big Tech in Europe: Fixing Competition Issues, Or Settling Geopolitical Scores?

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White Paper  |  December 18, 2020

Ecosystem Development Framework: How can you compete when industries digitize and collide?

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Interview  |  December 1, 2020

Competing in the New Normal: Reassess, Reconfigure and Reallocate
Video interview with HBR Turkey’s Serdar Turan


Keynote  |  November 19, 2020

Keynote at the Insurance Innovators summit


Discussion  |  November 18, 2020

Panel on Platform Leaders: The Future of Platforms—Regulation
Alongside Google’s Head of Legal for EMEA, Oli Bethel, Tom Smith | Legal Director | Competition and Markets Authority, Lewis Crofts, Editor-in-chief of MLex


Keynote  |  November 7, 2020

Keynote in the WorldWide Marketing Summit: Reassess, Redesign and Reallocate to Win in the New Normal

With simultaneous translation in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.

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Keynote  |  October 29, 2020

Digital Transformation World Series keynote: Winning in a World of Ecosystems—Implications for Telcos


Panel  |  October 26, 2020

Strategic Management Society 2020 Plenary Panel on Coping with Disruption in a Digital World. With Takeshi Nakeda, Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer, and Marco Iansiti, Professor, Harvard Business School


Panel  |  October 25, 2020

Strategic Management Society 2020 Session on Regulating in a World of AI and Ecosystems
With Adam Cohen, Global Policy Director, Google, Yiannis Lianos, President of the Hellenic Competition Commission, Cristina Caffarra, European Chair for Competition, Charles River Associates, Geoff Parker, Professor, Dartmouth, Annabelle Gawer, Professor, Surrey, Marco.

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Masterclass  |  October 21, 2020

Adjust to the New Normal
Masterclass to the Glanbia /IMI Top Management Programme

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Keynote  |  October 20, 2020

Competing through Ecosystems
Keynote to the Danish Water Cluster

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Keynote  |  October 14, 2020

Ecosystems: Why Bother, How to Play, and What about Regulation?
Event for the Gartner Chief Information Officer

Keynote  |  July 29, 2020

Competing in the Ecosystem Economy: Will European firms rise to the challenge
Keynote at the Salzburg Summit


Keynote  |  July 7, 2020

Are you Ready to Compete Through Business Ecosystems?
Sap event followed on stage with Tony Blair, Tina Fey, Bill McDermott, Hans Vestberg, Adaire Fox-Martin & Johannes Langguth. Hosted by Jennifer Morgan.


Interview  |  June 06, 2020

How Technology is Changing the World Around Us
SKAI, Synthesis

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