Whether your are an innovative startup or an established company seeking to reinvent your business, we can help you succeed in the platform economy and harness its huge economic potential.
Businesses are moving away from the traditional linear business model and are shifting towards platform business models. This model enables organisations to realise the opportunities provided by the platform economy and to reap the benefits:
The platform economy is supported by the unique level of global internet connectivity. It allows organisations to collaborate with agility within and across industries, innovate delivery solutions for goods and services and access new markets and customers. Basically, the platform economy sets the basis for rapid growth and profitability.
In the platform economy, it is important to be vigilant from the beginning. Use a smart risk management strategy to avoid financial and reputational threats.
A sound legal framework is necessary to protect your platform business as well as to ensure its legal viability and, in turn, profitability. For this reason, we advise you to address i.e. privacy laws governing the use of data on the platform as well as intellectual property from the onset.
On the basis of our industry insights, we assess together to what extent you could benefit from a platform business model.
Together, we conceptualise your future platform business model using the platform canvas approach. With this tested methodology and our market expertise, we design a platform model that best suits the scale and nature of your business.
Together, we develop a clear and well structured strategy to turn your platform business model into reality. This includes among others: visualisations, blueprints and partners. A well designed strategy sets the ground for decision making and implementation.
Implementing a platform business model means setting up the necessary infrastructure. You might change your current infrastructure, create a new one or look for a partner to source it. With our experts and international network, we can help you find and implement the right solution.
5. Legal Framework
Setting up a sound legal framework is an essential part of your platform business model and its implementation. We help you to protect it and ensure its legal viability by identifying legal risks, advising on relevant laws and drafting agreements. Fundamental legal aspects that must be addressed from the onset are intellectual property and privacy laws governing the use of data on the platform.
We support you with the launch of the platform. This includes the implementation and execution of the legal framework.
We partner with you throughout the life cycle of your platform to ensure that it stays relevant. We help protect your platform, your intellectual property and help preserve the legal viability of your platform business model.
Data Protection Officer, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 17 12
Head of Intellectual Property (IP), PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 9832
Dr. Idir Laurent Khiar
Head of Privacy & ICT Law | Legal | Senior Manager, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 17 51