How to Leverage a Platform Strategy to Fuel Growth

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Justin Dustzadeh, Chief Technology Officer, Equinix

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As companies recalibrate and digitize their business model, many look to platforms as their future — to become one or be part of one. McKinsey calls this Ecosystem 2.0. It is also becoming an important drive to sustainability and ESG-related goals. But while joining a platform opens direct-to-customer opportunities and unlocks business agility, it also can introduce new competitors, disrupt traditional product lines and dilute your value proposition in a crowded online world. As a business or technology leader, how should you scale your platform aspirations? Hear Justin Dustzadeh, Equinix’s CTO and Uber’s ex-Platform Head. He will use his in-depth platform experience to provide thought-provoking takeaways that people don’t realize until it is too late. 3 reasons to attend: • Get direct and practical platform advice from a seasoned technology executive • Understand how Equinix’s Platform Vision enables you to deploy your digital infrastructure anywhere • Learn real-world case studies on creating and scaling platforms About the Presenter Dr. Justin Dustzadeh joined Equinix in 2019 and serves as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he is responsible for developing a technology roadmap to support the company’s broader platform strategy, leading the next-generation technology and innovation function, and contributing to the company's ongoing leadership in the cloud ecosystem. Prior to Equinix, Mr. Dustzadeh served as Head of Global Network and Software Platform at Uber, where he led the team responsible for the architecture, engineering and operations of Uber’s global network infrastructure, as well as software platforms enabling Uber's business worldwide.

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