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The Future of Jobs: Platform Business Models and Technology
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Nicolas Scott

As a speaker, mentor, judge and workshop host, Adam’s support and expert guidance to our hackaton was invaluable. His keynote speech on “The Future of Jobs” inspired participants and the subsequent on-demand mentoring he provided proved to be crucial to their success, with winning teams personally thanking him for his tireless efforts. (IF) (WHEN) you have the chance to work with Adam (THEN) take it, you won’t regret it!”

– Nic Scott, Co-Founder & CDO at Educraftor

In 25 years, 50% of the income of the S&P 500 companies in the United States will come from platforms.

Today 4 of 5 biggest companies in the United States are platforms. Platform business models have already transformed the world and with recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, blockchain, and robotics will forever change the nature of work.

These technologies can unleash new productive capabilities by removing gatekeepers and intermediaries but have one important limitation​ that will have a major implication on the future of jobs and meaningful startup innovation.

Want to know more?

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My name is Adam and I’m from Canada. And, I have been fortunate to have been invited to give this presentation in many parts of Northern, Eastern and Central Europe.

After several years of researching the philosophy of science and platform innovation, I am now working with one of the top platform designers in the world to launch a new search engine mechanism for online learning in Eastern Europe, called If When Then.

This is a highly sophisticated presentation that shares meaningful insights into how platform business models and technology will change the nature of work. The World Economic Forum estimates that 65 percent of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist. Since most of the jobs have not been created, the opportunities and challenges will largely depend on a persons ability to recognize these changes.

Are you ready?

Past Lectures: The Future of Jobs: How platform Business Models and Technology are Changing the Nature of Work.
– February 2017, Shenzhen, China at Simply Work
– May 2017, Kyiv, Ukraine at the Innovation and Development Foundation
– June 2017, Odesa, Ukraine at Terminal 42
– July 2017, Riga, Latvia at Birojnīca
– July 2017, Tartu, Estonia at Startup Hub
– August 2017, Prague, Finland at Impact Hub
– August 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia at 0100 Campus
– September 2017, Bucharest, Romania at TechHub
– September 2017, Timisoara, Romania at Coworking Timisoara
– September 2017, Cluj, Romania at Cluj CoWork
– October 2017, Lviv, Ukraine at iHub
– October 2017, Helsinki, Finland at Microsoft Flux
– October 2017, Tampere, Finland at EduHack 2
– November 2017, Kyiv, Ukraine at iHub
– November 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia at EBCG Robotics conference
– November 2017, Lasi, Romania at TechShift
– November 2017, Chisinau, Moldova at iHub Chisinau
– November 2017, Kharkov, Ukraine at Fabrika Space

Valentyna Kondratenko

Adam’s presentation was sophisticated and valuable for all the attendees at our venue. I would recommend everyone to listen to this presentation at least once. You will find some practical insights for yourself.

– Valentyna Kondratenko, IDF Reforms Lab manager

The presentation inspired me about the future and to explore platform innovations in my sector.
Sergii Oliinyk
Sergii Oliinyk
Project manager at an NGO, Ukrainian Social Academy
Adam Dorfman is an inspirational speaker and shared many insights into platform innovation.
Alexandra Gladyshevskaya
Alexandra Gladyshevskaya
CEO and Co-founder at Insurance Broker INSART
The logic of Platform Design got me thinking about the future in a new way.
Kate Genzerska
Kate Genzerska
Creative Director, Head of Design at Genza Design

[ Speaker ]


Adam Dorfman [MBA, Author, and Platform Designer]: Following several years working in investment banking in Canada, Adam realized the world is being transformed by platforms.

Platform business models are transforming the world, with recent breakthroughs in AI and robotics, they will soon forever change the nature of work for humanity.

In this presentation, we’ll explore real-life platform business models and the mindset used by iconic figures to answer the follow questions:
• How to prepare for the new economy?
• What are practical ways to think about the future of jobs?
• How the basic principles of platform design unleash new productive capabilities?
• How to find platform business model opportunities?

Platform business models have already transformed the world. And, with recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology and Robotics they will soon change the nature of work: To compete for the jobs of the future, people will need to adapt quickly and be prepared for change.

How should you design your life in this new economy? Come find out!

[ Why should I go? ]

Platform Design Secrets
Firms that fail to create platforms and don’t learn the new rules of strategy will be gone. New networks supported by data science and speed will transform our economies. Come learn the secrets of a successful platform design strategy.
How to Work With Robots
Automation will impact the least educated first, hitting drivers, waiters, factory workers and office administrators. Productivity gains will be found, but it will be greatly disruptive. How can you start to prepare for this change?
Think Differently
It is much easier to imagine the jobs that will be lost, then to think about the new ones that will be created. The skills for the successful 21st-century entrepreneur will rapidly evolve and many exciting new opportunities will emerge. Will you be ready?

[ Advisors ]

Pixelated Realities
Leader in 3d scanning, photogrammetry, and virtual reality. An NPO protecting the heritage of Ukraine.

Jonathan Kennedy
Owner at and founder of the Shopify Entrepreneurs Facebook group with 35,000 members.

Maksym Savanevskyi

Maksym Savanevsky
Maksym Savanevskyi is Editor-in-chief of and Managing Director at OnePlus Media

Sangeet Paul Choudary
Sangeet is a co-author of the book Platform Revolution. And, Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

[ Where it will take place ]

Platform Design Thinking: The New Meaning of Work

For leaders in technology, education, and international organizations.


Uspenska Street, 44, Odessa

More Information

With everything changing so fast, I’ve been thinking about the things I need to do to prepare for the future. This was a great presentation to better understand the impact of recent technological advancements and platforms business models on the future of jobs. And, it will provide you some practical new ways of thinking.