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Data's Role in Platforms: A Chat w/ Factual & Applico
Date: June 07, 2016
Location:Santa Monica
Data's Role in Platforms: A Chat w/ Factual & Applico. A platform enables the exchange of value between two sets of users, usually producers of value and consumers of value. Uber, Airbnb, Snapchat, Facebook, Tinder, App Store, and Lending Club are all platforms. 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. What is the role of data in these platforms? This quarterly Meetup by Applico will explore the topic with perspectives from executives, product & engineering and data scientists. See
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