BUSINESS MODEL REVOLUTION: DISRUPTIVE NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND THEIR IMPACT ON PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

From Google to Amazon, Uber to Airbnb, Warby Parker to Rent the Runway, disruptive new business models underlie the success of many of today's most innovative, biggest, and fastest growing companies. In addition, new business models are beggining to transform a range of other economic and social arenas, from health care and education to energy and government.

In this session we will examine disruptive new business models and how they are revolutionizing the way we do business: What are platform business models and how do they outcompete traditional companies by solely being "matchmakers"? How do some companies eliminate middlemen to create competitive advantage? Will renting eventually beat sales? How do developments in 3D printing change various businesses? Are peer-to-peer models the future for lending? Do we still need universities for higher-education? What is the impact of these various new business models on people and talent management?