Platform Professional Success Plan

Leverage ADAPT Digital Lab and the Platform Strategy Institute

Platform business models have emerged as powerful drivers of growth and innovation. We now find platforms not only in the top ranks of companies globally by market capitalization, but also across a growing number of industries that include media, travel, transportation, finance, manufacturing, healthcare and more. Platform approaches are also causing enterprises to rethink how they staff their ranks and overcome a shortage of leadership talent.

Many organizations are now looking to grow or acquire specialized talent who can take on the complexities of running platform companies or platform product lines within larger companies. Some of the most sought-after roles include platform strategy, platform product management, platform ecosystem management, platform engineering, platform data management, and platform trust and compliance.

When you do find anew leader, there is still substantial risk, especially in the first six months. This is a period when a new leader must integrate into a new organization and also frame actionable plans, build, or adjust teams and score some early wins. The transition should not only focus on avoiding derailment, but to put in place a clear plan that ensures the leader’s contribution to optimizing strategic achievement.

What We Offer

We hit the ground running by providing you with our proven approach to establishing a 180-day platform professional action plan (or whatever time frame you need) to support you and your organization’s need for new hires that perform at the top of their ability. The plan builds alignment on your priorities and develops a complete plan of action with a detailed calendar. Our virtual engagements draw on the ADAPT Digital Lab methodology and help our clients visualize and capture every phase in real time. It brings tremendous value in:

The Adapt Digital Lab culminates in a visual, shareable plan complete with roles, responsibilities, and a detail 180-day action plan (or whatever timeframe you need). These plans of action have been used by leaders to secure budget approvals, define, and communicate an effective reorganization process and launch a new product.

Action Plan

Adapt Labs can be:

An individual engagement structured around the specific needs and success of a single executive.

A team engagement structured around the participation of up to 8 team members collectively contributing to strategic priorities and developing an action plan

Once the plan of action is complete, we will remain engaged as needed to support a successful implementation. Additionally, our library of communications resources can be easily customized and deployed.

Our Team

Shaun Budnik
Shaun is a CPA and retired partner of Deloitte LLP on assignment to DTTL, Deloitte’s Global Firm. Prior to her global leadership role, she was president of the U.S. Deloitte Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports educational programming that is shaping the talent of the future, and a retired partner and KPMG Audit Innovation Leader. Additionally, Shaun served on the judging panel of the firm’s first ever Audit Innovation Challenge and was instrumental in making this “Shark Tank” type challenge a reality at KPMG. She served on KPMG’s Women’s Advisory Board, dedicated to creating a compelling work environment and enhancing career opportunities for women. 

Peter C. Evans, PhD
Peter is Managing Partner at the Platform Strategy Institute. Peter has over 20 years of experience leading teams in identifying, framing, assessing, and communicating high-priority marketplace trends and disruptions that support business planning and investment prioritization. He has held senior strategy, innovation and market intelligence roles at large global enterprises including General Electric, KPMG and IHS/CERA. He is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served on the board of the National Association for Business Economics. Dr. Evans been at the forefront of identifying and articulating significant new trends, such as The Rise of the Platform Enterprise, the first global survey of platform companies. He as also served as the co-chair of the MIT platform strategy Summit since 2016. Peter received his BA from Hampshire College and his master's degree and PhD degree from MIT.

Peter's Papers and Podcasts

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