The rise of the platform business

September 19, 2018, 21:42

Understanding the pivotal role of platforms for corporates and start-ups alike. Laure and Benoit Reillier are co-founders of Launchworks, an ‘expert platform’ that specialises in helping organisations on their digital transformation journey. Last year, they published ‘Platform Strategy’, a handbook to ‘unlock the power of communities and networks to grow your business.’ The book was… View Article

Using AI to solve unconscious bias

September 18, 2018, 23:10

“Bias – we all have it – the important thing is recognising it and doing something about it. ”   Stefanie Creff and Brigitte Ricou-Bellan talked about the project they have created called ‘Ellpha’, based on their vision of ‘using artificial intelligence (AI) to create a gender-balanced world, faster.’ The starting point for Ellpha was a… View Article

Breaking the corporate mould by partnering with start-ups

September 18, 2018, 22:28

Thomas Birr and Jan Lozek shared their story of how the innogy Innovation Hub has evolved in less than 4 years to become a role model for corporates wanting to reinvent themselves by partnering with start-ups. Originally an in-house innovation project within the traditional German utility company RWE, innogy was created with a vision of… View Article

What do start-ups and comedy have in common?

September 14, 2018, 10:31

Annemie’s main conversation partner at PurpleBeach Experience 2018 was Sally Phillips, the highly acclaimed UK actress and comedian. Sally was a co-creator and co-writer of the renowned sketch comedy series ‘Smack the Pony’ and has appeared in much loved shows such as ‘Miranda’, ‘I’m Alan Partridge’ and ‘Green Wing’, as well as appearing in all… View Article