Business Models With Intelligent Platforms

Aalto University School of Business

How long?

  • 5 days
  • blended

Aalto University School of Business


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Who should attend

The program is designed with and for business leaders in big companies and top management in medium-sized companies responsible for making the strategic investment decisions. You are eager to deepen your understanding of how to harness the latest technology developments in platforms and AI to effectively communicate, organize and work with tech specialists in order to make well-founded business decisions for the future.

The program is suitable for business executives in industrial and other B2B companies responsible for:

  • Business strategy
  • Innovation
  • Development
  • Digitalization
  • Services

About the course

To stay successful in the future, companies will need a portfolio of business models. Among these, platforms will play a crucial role. An essential concern is how to hold on to the existing business while at the same time developing platform business models that present novel possibilities for creating innovations, business renewal and new growth opportunities. These challenges and opportunities apply especially to B2B companies with a firm foundation in advanced technology.

However, constructing a platform strategy is complex, even more so as it challenges your existing assumptions about how business is made. As digital technologies and platforms grow in number, the place, organizing, participation and practices of innovation actions are changing. Accurate data is the raw material in platform industry and AI is the focal tool to be employed.

In this unique program, you will learn to think about platforms beyond marketplaces and real-time monitoring of service processes. You will gain a deep insight into the platform economy and how to create and capture value through platforms. With concrete examples, you will apply the insights and procedures to your own organization in practice.


Gain a deep insight into platform economy, how value can be created and captured through platforms and how your company can benefit from it. You will learn how to align your company´s platform strategy with ongoing digital transformation undertakings and your overall enterprise strategy. With concrete examples, while applying the insights and procedures to your own company, you will explore the principles of how to lead platforms as well as how to exploit AI for your own lucrative platform business.

Identify different logically sound platform business models and understand their partly conflicting foundations

Compare and assess pre-conditions of different approaches to platforms and become conscious of the risks and opportunities for your own company

Exploit the overarching possibilities of AI in finding an algorithmic advantage, automating the creation of partnerships, driving optimization by AI-based organizing and customizing your change approach ​

Create and further develop lucrative platform business models for your own company by making well-founded decisions on building and scaling, monetizing, choosing the right technologies and developing the right team and organizing pattern.


Timo Vuori

I produce new knowledge of how companies formulate and execute strategies. I draw insight from the cutting edge research conducted all over the world and my work with companies. I pay special attention to the human-side of the process, with an emphasis on shared feelings and cognitive dynamics. ...

Ville Eloranta

Dr. Ville Eloranta is an expert in business model innovation (especially platform business models), distributed ledger technologies (especially open blockchain implementations), and design management (connecting design paradigms to management practice). Dr. Eloranta is currently working as a Pos...

Tero Ojanpera

Chairman, Co-founder, Silo.AIBoard Professional Dr. Tero Ojanperä shares his longtime experience and expertise in global scale technology business and business transformation with AI for large corporations. Dr. Tero Ojanperä is an executive and a technology visionary with a strong experience in...

Business Models With Intelligent Platforms at Aalto University School of Business

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