Executive Roundtable with Alex MoazedVIEW EVENT DETAILS
(President's Circle Event)
Alex Moazed is co-author of the best-selling book, Modern Monopolies: What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy. Published by Macmillan in 2016, Modern Monopolies analyzes the platform business model dominating the 21st century economy. The book has won the Yicai-J.P. Morgan Award for best bilingual business book, and has been lauded as the authoritative text on platform businesses. Since its publication, Alex has cemented his reputation as one of the world's leading platform business strategists and has worked with Fortune 500 CEOs to help them build their own platform businesses, reinvent their revenue streams, and grow beyond their market's constraints.
"What do Google, Snapchat, Tinder, Amazon, and Uber have in common, besides soaring market share? They're platforms - a new business model that has quietly become the only game in town, creating vast fortunes for its founders while dominating everyone's daily life. A platform, by definition, creates value by facilitating an exchange between two or more interdependent groups. So, rather that making things, they simply connect people.
The Internet today is awash in platforms - Facebook is responsible for nearly 25 percent of total Web visits, and the Google platform crash in 2013 took about 40 percent of Internet traffic with it. Representing the ten most trafficked sites in the U.S., platforms are also prominent over the globe; in China, they hold the top eight spots in web traffic rankings.
The advent of mobile computing and its ubiquitous connectivity have forever altered how we interact with each other, melding the digital and physical worlds and blurring distinctions between "offline" and "online." These platform giants are expanding their influence from the digital world to the whole economy. Yet, few people truly grasp the radical structural shifts of the last ten years. In Modern Monopolies, Alex Moazed and Nicholas L. Johnson tell the definitive story of what has changed, what it means for businesses today, and how managers, entrepreneurs, and business owners can adapt and thrive in this new era."
11:00 - 11:30 AM Registration
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Event and Q&A Discussion
About Alex Moazed
Alexander Moazed is the Founder and CEO of Applico. Alexander founded Applico in 2009 when he was 20 years old and funded the company with his own credit cards. Within the first three years, Alex led the company to become one of the largest app developers in the industry. Subsequently, Alexander evolved Applico into the world's first Platform Innovation Company, trailblazing a new type of services firm. In his role as CEO, Alexander is laying the foundation for platforms to be the predominant business model of the 21st century. He speaks extensively about mobile technology, the Connected Revolution™ and Platform Innovation™. He appears frequently on major television networks, as well as in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Alexander is a founding board member of the Application Developers Alliance and a graduate of Babson College, Choate Rosemary Hall and Greenwich Country Day School.
Asia Society Northern California hosts private Executive Roundtable Briefings with industry leaders every month in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Program topics are around headline news, business analysis, and critical issues coming out of Asia. These monthly briefings, launched in September 2017, have grown in popularity to generate wait-lists quickly. Most events are off-the-record to encourage open debate and discussion.