2018 proceedings are available

Dear all,

the European workshop on software ecosystems, this year held at the Platform Economy Summit in Berlin, was a huge success.

All the results are in the proceedings, so if you have not been participating, you can get a summary of the discussions in the workshop!

The proceedings are available in print and ebook with the ISBN 9783748140153

at amazon

at BOD, our publisher.

DETAILS

The workshop was held within two sessions of the second day of the First European Platform Economy Summit in Berlin. The first session was a workshop called “New Ecosystem Opportunities & 'White space' Opportunities in Software and High-Tech“ and the second session was a panel about “Network Effects, Data Effects & AI - Keys to the castle“ moderated by Slinger Jansen. You can find more details on both sessions below.
Session one: New Ecosystem Opportunities & 'White space' Opportunities in Software and High-Tech

This design-thinking based workshop featured three short motivating presentations by Peter Buxmann, Sebastien Dupre and Thomas Curran followed by topic-based, hands-on workshops.

Thomas captured the audience by describing his recent success with creating new cloud based ecosystems for digital business in the financial industry. In a traditionally closed industry, what do you do to turn a company into a digital, open platform? Thomas had done just that in a three year project and talked about how to do that successfully.

Peter reported about several studies on the value of data and the importance of privacy. He provided insights into challenges and success factors for software platform providers regarding the value of customer data, customer privacy and tradeoffs between data privacy and data farming by platform providers.

Sebastien showed how Uberization in field service management works by engaging a crowd of service technicians inside and outside of companies. He explained how companies can build an ecosystem connecting field service technicians, partners, own employees and customers to scale their field service operations, increase revenue and provide unmatched customer experience.

All presentations are in the proceedings. The proceedings are available in print and ebook with the ISBN 9783748140153, at amazon, and at BOD, our publisher.

Then we split the crowd of thirty people into three teams that worked together and discussed with the help of the moderators and our design thinking coach Olaf Mackert. First, we ran an introduction game called two truths and one lie, which created a lot of laughter and made everybody ready to work together trustfully.

Then everybody dumped his ideas, questions, issues he or she wanted to discuss on post-its, which were clustered into topics by the moderator. Then the teams voted on the topic to start with. The discussions went on in five minute slots. The team voted on either continuing the discussions on the topic or going to the next topic after each slot.

Thomas Curran´s team, which was the largest team, focused on the technical aspects of creating a platform and technology selection. They had lively and productive discussions leveraging the joint wisdom of the team.

Sebastien´s team of ten discussed topics around uberization of any industry and about changes in strategies for field service management.

Peter Buxmann´s team was a diverse team made up of members from venture capital, manufacturing, public administration which made discussions very interesting based on the different views. The team addressed question around motivations of people to share data, ways to create value from data and also around data protection impact on data-driven business models.

The results of each team are listed in the proceedings. The proceedings are available in print and ebook with the ISBN 9783748140153, at amazon, and at BOD, our publisher.

Session TWO: Network Effects, Data Effects & AI - Keys to the castle

John Rethans, head of Digital Transformation Strategy from Apigee/Google, brought everybody on the same page regarding APIs - what they are and what it means to implement an API driven strategy and technology.

Slinger Jansen from Utrecht University opened the panel with a short presentation about his research. The panel´s focus was on pragmatic aspects of creating successful API platforms. It covered questions like “What is the role of APIs for platforms? How do you build API-based platforms?  What are the success factors and pitfalls when building API-based platforms? How to explain their power to non-technical executives and shareholders?”

In addition to Slinger and John, the panel featured the following speakers: Nik Willetts - President & CEO, TM Forum, Andreas von Oettingen - MD of Factor10.

The presentations are in the proceedings. The proceedings are available in print and ebook with the ISBN 9783748140153, at amazon, and at BOD, our publisher.

best regards

Karl

Program of the workshop as part of the Platform Economy Summit

The European Workshop on software ecosystems will be held as part of the Platform Economy Summit in Berlin, we will have two sessions on the second day of the European Platform Economy summit.

The first session is called “Challenges and success factors for creating digital platforms: Insights from studies, real life projects and Uberization“ and will feature three short motivating presentations by Peter Buxmann, Thomas Curran and Sebastien Dupre followed by topic-bases workshops.

Peter Buxmann, Head of Software & Digital Business Group at Technical University of Darmstadt, will present the topic “Data Economy, Platforms, and Privacy: Insights from multiple empirical studies“. He will provide insights into challenges and success factors for software platform providers regarding the value of customer data, customer privacy and tradeoffs between data privacy and data farming by platform providers.

Thomas Curran will present the transformation of a financial industry heavyweight to becoming an open, digital platform. In a traditionally closed industry, what do you do to turn a company into a digital, open platform. Thomas has done just that in a three year project and will talk about how to do that successfully.

Sebastien Dupre from Coresystems (now SAP) will present the topic “Uberization of field service: a software platform for crowdsourcing service technicians and show how companies can build an ecosystem connecting field service technicians, partners, own employees and customers to scale their field service operations, increase revenue and provide unmatched customer experience.

The second session in the afternoon is called “Network Effects & APIs: Their role in driving platform value “ and will be moderated by Slinger Jansen - Software Ecosystems Research Lab, Utrecht University. It will focus on questions like “What is the role of APIs for platforms? How do you build API-based platforms?  What are the success factors and pitfalls when building API-based platforms? How to explain their power to non-technical executives and shareholders?”

The session will start with a short introduction about APIs in general by John Nethans from Google. Then Sligner will present the essence of latest research on API approaches. After that, the panel will focus on pragmatic aspects of creating successful API platforms.

This session will feature the following speakers:

Slinger Jansen - Software Ecosystems Research Lab, Utrecht University

John Rethans - Head of Digital Transformation Strategy, Apigee, Google

Nik Willetts - President & CEO, TM Forum

This session will start with short statements from the panel and will transition to a discussion with questions from the audience.

hope to see you there. please make use of discounted tickets as of below.

Dr. Karl Popp

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Academic pricing for the 2018 workshop available

We could secure a massive discount for researchers for the Platform Economy Summit.

Researchers get 50 percent off the normal price, which makes 1130 € if you book before Oct 19.

I know this is a lot of money for researchers, but it is a unique opportunity to socialize with many companies.

To register, please send an email to Callum.McGuire@informa.com with a proof of your affiliation like a link to your profile on the university website. 


Software AG sponsors an industry keynote at EWSECO 2017

Software AG sponsors an industry keynote at the European workshop on software ecosystems 2017 in Darmstadt.

Software AG will present a keynote at the workshop on the topic of " Survival of the smartest: Digitalization of mechanical engineering companies by creating a software ecosystem ".

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Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) helps companies with their digital transformation. With Software AG’s Digital Business Platform, companies can better interact with their customers and bring them on new ‘digital’ journeys, promote unique value propositions, and create new business opportunities. In the Internet of Things (IoT) market, Software AG enables enterprises to integrate, connect and manage IoT components as well as analyze data and predict future events based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Digital Business Platform is built on decades of uncompromising software development, IT experience and technological leadership. Software AG has more than 4,500 employees, is active in 70 countries and had revenues of €872 million in 2016.

Seeburger sponsors an industry keynote at EWSECO 2017

Seeburger AG, an all-in-one Central Platform for all Integration Tasks, sponsors a keynote at EWSECO 2017.

The keynote will be about the European Standard on eInvoicing EN16931. Starting in November 2018, all contracting public authorities and contracting entities in the European Union will be mandated to receive and process electronic invoices complying with the European standard. The benefits for the public and private sector and the wider economy of adopting eInvoicing are reduced risks, reduced costs and improved market.

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Corum Group sponsors an industry keynote at EWSECO 2017

Corum M&A, a long time sponsor of the European workshop on software ecosystems will hold a keynote presentation at the workshop about the ecosystems in mergers and acquisitions of software companies.

Corum Group is the world leader in software mergers and acquisitions and will present an overview of hot topics and recent deals in the software ecosystem.