Matthias Walter

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How Digital Natives Are Changing B2B Purchasing

The cartoon of business-to-business (B2B) buyers depicts gray-haired executives and purchasing agents in meetings, on the phone and lunching with their vendors. Conversations focus mainly on negotiating price and payment terms.<p>But along with fax machines and long golf games, these features of B2B …

Customer Experience

What Is The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance? | Investopedia

In the pantheon of cryptocurrencies, Ethereum’s ether is right near the top. Much of its promise is based on the ethereum blockchain’s smart contract …

Untangling the ICO mechanics

How characteristics of an ICO campaign determine its outcome<p>Put a cumulative ICO funding number in your presentation, and it will most likely be …

Bankers’ mistrust of bitcoin is still the greatest argument for it

Earlier on Tuesday, at different conferences around New York, JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon took aim at bitcoin, calling the cryptocurrency “a fraud” and “worse than tulip bulbs.”<p>This skepticism by one of Wall Street’s titans, and its reflection in many offices and hallways in top …

Cryptocurrency

How Netflix’s Content Strategy Is Reshaping Movie Culture

“Bueller? Bueller?” If you’ve seen <i>Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,</i> that one line probably conjures up memories of <i>Oh yeah, chicka chicka,</i> Ferraris, playing hooky, and dating in high school — all of which feature heavily in the hit coming-of-age film.<p>Like <i>The Usual Suspects (</i>“Who is Keyser Soze?”<i>)</i>, <i>Old School</i> …

Entertainment

Steuer- und Arbeitsgerechtigkeit in der Plattformökonomie – (k)ein europäischer Ansatz?

Michael Heiling, 1. September 2017Uber und Foodora sind zwei der bekanntesten Proponenten von Unternehmen, die Dienstleistungen online auf Abruf …

Six big banks join blockchain digital cash settlement project | Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) - Six new banks have joined a UBS-led (UBSG.S) effort to create a digital cash system that would allow financial markets to make payments and settle transactions quickly via blockchain technology.<p>FILE PHOTO: The offices of Swiss bank UBS are seen in the financial district of the …

Blockchain

Studie: Digital Labs und bimodale IT bringen Unternehmen nicht weiter

Wie sieht die ideale IT-Organisation in einer digitalisierten Welt aus? Diese Frage stellten sich das Beratungshaus A.T. Kearney und das Fraunhofer …

Digital platforms are governing systems — so it’s time we examined them in more detail

Digital platforms strongly determine the structure of local interactions with users; essentially representing a totalitarian form of control. Image: …

Innovation

Uber, Mired in Corporate Scandals, Sees Uptick in Bookings

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has spent the past eight months reeling from a series of corporate scandals. Yet those have done little to deter people from hailing an Uber for rides.<p>That became clear on Wednesday, when the ride-hailing company shared its latest financials with investors. According to the …

Venture Capital

Platforms and Publishers: A Definitive Timeline

Key developments on tech platforms used by publishers. Explore the significant shifts in the platform landscape since 2000

Columbia University

SoftBank pours $4.4B into WeWork

WeWork just announced that it’s receiving a massive $4.4 billion investment from SoftBank Group and SoftBank Vision Fund.<p>It’s been less than a month since WeWork announced $500 million in funding for a standalone WeWork China business, which SoftBank participated in. It’s also launching in Japan …

Venture Capital

The digital reinvention of an Asian bank

The CEO of DBS says it’s not enough to apply digital “lipstick.”<p><b>DBS is one</b> of the leading financial-services groups in Asia. Headquartered and listed …

Innovation

Amazon-Plattform zieht deutscher Konkurrenz weiter davon

Amazon wandelt sein Handelsgeschäft immer stärker zur Plattform für Dritthändler: Nach Berechnungen des IFH Köln machte der Umsatz, den die …

Token Economy #9

🌡️ Plasma, Filecoin ICO, Coinbase Series D, Decentralized Twitter, Tezos VC fund & more<p>🌡 Plasma<p>Without any prior announcement, Vitalik dropped us a …

Ist die Kryptowährung Bitcoin eine Blase?

Der Publizist <b>Werner Vontobel</b> rechnet ab mit dem Bitcoin, generell mit Kryptowährungen, und untermauert in der Finanzplattform Cash mit Argumenten die …

On execution: Building platforms

I’m often asked what got me into platforms in the first place.There are two ways of stumbling upon a concept/idea, and eventually, you’ll see both …

Neural networks as the architecture of human work

In the brain there are neurons that link. This firing together creates a connection. On the Internet there are servers and people that are linked in …

The next-generation operating model for the digital world

Companies need to increase revenues, lower costs, and delight customers. Doing that requires reinventing the operating model.<p><b>Companies know</b> where …

Customer Experience

How Baidu Will Win China’s AI Race—and, Maybe, the World’s

<b>A company can have</b> the best technology in the world. It can have the strongest talent. It can have the coolest product ideas. But to train the …

From hardware to software: How semiconductor companies can lead a successful transformation

Many semiconductor companies struggle when attempting to transition from hardware to software. How can they improve the process?<p><b>It’s a familiar</b> …

How Hardware Makers Can Win in the Software World

The following are the keys to success.<p><b>Identify the value proposition.</b> To succeed in the software and services business, a company must intimately …

China’s internet giants go global

THERE was a time, not that long ago, when China’s big internet companies were dismissed by investors in Silicon Valley as marginal firms with a …

China

The analysis Filecoin doesn’t want you to read

Digging into the dynamics of Filecoin’s token sale and economy<p>Filecoin could be a game changer for the crypto space. It’s one of the few projects …

Cryptocurrency

6 Digital Strategies, and Why Some Work Better than Others

Digital technology has been roiling markets and disrupting companies for more than two decades, but despite that lengthy history, incumbents are still struggling to enact and deliver on digital transformations.<p>The first challenge is disruption; digitization is enabling new, disruptive models that …

Innovation

MATRIX Voice Open-Source Voice Platform (video)

Makers, electronics enthusiasts and developers searching for an open source voice platform may be interested in a new piece of hardware which has …

Dandelions and orchids: Why some people thrive as entrepreneurs and others flame out

• Facebook<br>• Twitter<p>It’s time to acknowledge an unpopular truth: Your success depends as much on your own personality traits as any online business tactic …

Personality

This year’s top essays on growth metrics, consumer psychology, Uber, push notifs, NPS, and more

Readers,<br>As you can tell, I’ve been a bit more active writing in the last few months. I wanted to do a quick roundup of my essays over the last year, …

Product Management