Professor in Strategy and Innovation at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, Conference Speaker Carmelo Cennamo also fills the role of co-director of the Entrepreneurship MBA programme. Besides his time spent in Denmark, he also collaborates with the digital DEVO Lab at the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Italy, where he recently led a research project on Platform Economy and Disruption. The research project he handles at the latter, Platform Economy and Disruption, analyzes the penetration and impact of the platform in traditional settings. It also looks at the extent and ways platform technologies have potential when it comes to business and operations disruption via innovations and new market design.
Carmelo Cennamo, with regards to his research, focuses on competitive dynamics in platform markets as well as strategies for managing platform ecosystems. He is a recognized thought leader in this field. His work on competitive dynamics in platform markets and value creation capture in platform ecosystems is widely recognized as influential with regards to the theory of platform competition and ecosystems. Furthermore, it serves to uncover strategic tradeoffs and potential pitfalls commonly confronted by both startups and big corporations in platform-based business models.
When it comes to his more recent area of focus, Carmelo Cennamo looks at the impact of platforms on traditional sectors and policy implications in terms of market definition, competition, and antitrust. His more recent studies on the hotel industry, blockchain-based ICOs, and digital news aggregators show the limitations of current frameworks and policies in capturing platform market peculiarities.
Carmelo Cennamo’s work regularly appears in important scholarly outlets. Amongst these, he counts Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Information Systems Research, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, MIT Sloan Management Review, and California Management Review. He has received numerous awards and accolades, such as Best Paper Award (finalist, 2017) from the Academy of Management, Best Paper Prize (finalist) from the Strategic Management Society (2014, 2018), Best Paper Proceedings (2017, 2015, 2013), Best Dissertation Award (finalist, 2011), Distinguished Student Paper Award (2010), and Outstanding Reviewer Award (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014) from the Academy of Management.
Regarded an expert in his field, conference speaker Carmelo Cennamo focusses on digital ecosystems, competition within the digital market, and disruption due to technology.
Carmelo Cennamo spends his time between Italy and Denmark and is fluent in Italian and English.
Example keynote outline delivered to a Russian client in September 2019
Title: Ecosystem design: Why, How and When Building an Ecosystem?
Ecosystem strategy – a new, competitive paradigm: Why care about ecosystems?
Ecosystem design – elements and challenges: How to design ecosystems?
Digital transformation: When do you need an ecosystem?
"Dear Jonathan, The speech of Carmelo was splendid! He had a lot of questions after the speech. And everybody was listening very attentively. So I guess the candidature of Carmelo was a very good choice and we are very pleased. Thank you very much for your recommendation and your help in inviting him to our event!" Carmelo Cennamo gave the following keynote breakdown to Sistema in Russia about Ecosystems which included: - Ecosystems (what they are, how to build them, when do they matter and why) - Competition in digital markets (what’s new, what’s different, how do we conceptualise and how do we compete in these markets) - Platform economy and platform markets (what they are and how do they different form standard markets, how do they impact the business, how to play in it) - Platform-based disruption (when do platform technologies are more likely to disrupt incumbent businesses, types of disruptions and their impact on business, strategies for reacting to disruptions)