The first era of the digital age spanned mainframes, minicomputers, the personal computer, the Internet, the World Wide Web, social media, mobility, the cloud, and big data. We're now entering a second era where digital technologies permeate everything. Such inventions as machine learning, robotics, drones, software robots or "bots," process automation, and additive manufacturing are accelerating new types of platforms on which to build digital engines of the global economy.
This second era has weighty implications for enterprise strategy and architecture. New business models will disrupt most industries and provide platforms for innovation for decades to come. This book looks at blockchain technologies as foundational to the governance and widespread adoption of these innovations—digital identities, data analytics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, distributed energy infrastructure, and quantum computing. Every organization can finally become a truly digital entity if its leaders are prepared. This book is designed to prepare them for the waves of creative destruction ahead.
The book Platform Revolution features the work of seven experts, drawing from their contributions to the Blockchain Research Institute's syndicated research program. Featuring insights from deliverables that have briefed some of the foremost leaders in enterprise and government, Platform Revolution consolidates these expert conclusions into a perfect guide for the current era of digital disruption.
Chief of Staff, Astranis; Research Contributor, Blockchain Research Institute
Dr. Mark van Rijmenam
Founder, Datafloq; Research Contributor, Blockchain Research Institute
Investment Analyst, ParaFi Capital; Research Contributor, Blockchain Research Institute
Dominique D. Guinard
CTO, EVRYTHNG; Research Contributor, Blockchain Research Institute
CEO, FanClub Sports Capital; Research Contributor, Blockchain Research Institute
Founder, Good Robot; Research Contributor, Blockchain Research Institute
President, evolutionQ Inc.; Research Contributor, Blockchain Research Institute
Director of Communications
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