Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Arun Sundararajan, NYU Professor and Platform Economy Expert

Interview Of The Week: Arun Sundararajan

Who: Arun Sundararajan is the Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Technology, Operations and Statistics at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His research studies how digital technologies transform business, government and civil society, wth a recent emphasis on platform governance and antitrust, artificial intelligence, and the future of work.

Topic: The impact of COVID on platforms and what he sees as the opportunities for traditional companies.

Quote: “Behavior changes catalyzed by crisis can be lasting. This has consequence for a range of corporates, including companies that are pure platform businesses, those that must now rely on a platform to reach their customers in some way, and any business in the world that does not yet have a platform strategy.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.