KEYNOTE ADDRESS: LAY-OF-THE-LAND FOR 21ST CENTURY BUSINESS MODELS: HIERARCHIES, PLATFORMS, CRYPTONETWORKS

As we transition from an industrial to a knowledge economy, the possible range of business models and strategies has never been broader. This presentation will present an organizing framework to understand the continuum of centralization/decentralization options:

  • CENTRALIZED: Industrial model hierarchies — traditional corporations
    and governments
  • PARTIALLY DECENTRALIZED: Web 2.0 platforms
  • DECENTRALIZED: Web 3.0 distributed cryptonetworks

Questions addressed about the organizing framework and model options
will include:

  • What is decentralization and why is it such a big deal?
  • What are defining characteristics and tradeoffs among the 3 models?
  • How/where is value created?
  • How is value captured and distributed?
  • What are implications for various healthcare stakeholders: patients,
    providers, payers, supply chain participants, etc.
    The presentation will highlight the unique roles that blockchains can play
    in different business models.

Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC