Digital Ecosystems & Platforms: About Will, Courage & SkillStereo Stage
Digital ecosystems and platform economy have been on everyone's lips ever since companies like AirBnB or Uber drastically reshaped entire economic domains in a fairly short time. German and European companies - even those that do not currently feel like software companies - need to consider how they want to position themselves.
In the meantime, there are also more and more established companies and startups in Germany that want to seize the opportunities of establishing a digital ecosystem. But just wanting to do so is not enough, of course: It also takes a fair amount of courage, because while it is a very exciting and promising endeavor, it is also a risky one that involves many uncertainties and typically requires a lot of patience and time. Finally, many new skills are also needed to create the successful establishment of a Digital Ecosystem.
German companies should seize opportunities while they still exist. After all, this topic is too important to be left to Silicon Valley alone!