The growth of the Platform Economy has given rise to a growing need to prepare Platform Professional to manage and lead platform companies. Every month platform companies in N. America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East post positions for Platform Professionals. Platform Professional Learning Navigator is a resource to find current information about educational opportunities that can be valuable in preparing for these roles. Our goal is to provide a global view of the platform focused courses and training programs available. This includes the following areas:

  • Platform Strategy
  • Platform Data Management
  • Platform Privacy & Compliance
  • Platform Product Management
  • Platform Ecosystem Management
  • Platform Engineering

We intend to cover all modes of educational delivery— in person, live online and prerecorded online courses— as well as all disciplines incluiding economics, information systems, engineering, business administration, law and computer science.

Who we are

Platform Professional Education has been developed by Peter C. Evans, Maximilian A. Gutsche and Arun Singh Shekhawat

Peter Evans is Managing Partner at the Platform Strategy Institute and Co-chairs the MIT Platform Strategy Summit. He has published widely on the rise of platforms including most recently the report Preparing the Next Generation of Platform Leaders. For the past two years, he has been a Visiting Instructor for the course Platform Design, Management, and Strategy course at Dartmouth College. He earned his Ph.D. and Master's degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Maximilian Gutsche is a bridging (service) design and platform & ecosystem thinking. He currently supports the British biotech startup Adaptive Diagnostics at all things digital strategy & service design. His previous product roles at MieterEngel, Datarade, and Pendrop have span data analytics, A/B testing, UX/UI design, and strategic road mapping. He is passionate about platforms and all aspects of early-stage startup launch and operations. He holds a BA from Julius Maximilian University of Wurzburg (JMU) and an MS in International Technology Management from the University of Warwick.

Arun Singh Shekhawat has more than 15 years of experience as a platform product manager working for both startups and major international companies such as Bosch and Sapient. He has earned certifications from many platform executive education courses including Platform Strategy for Business (BU Questrom); Digital Transformation: Platform Strategies for Success (MIT Sloan); and IoT & Platform Business Model Innovation (Bosch). He completed his MBA at Emlyon Business School.