MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series
Saujanya Shrivastava, SDM ’11
Senior Product Manager, Amazon
Date: October 15, 2012
About the Presentation
Managing a network platform business can be a complex proposition for the platform owner due to various intricacies that are associated with it. These platforms have distinct users, each having exclusive needs and requirements. Also, success of one side is closely interlinked to the success of the other.
This webinar attempts to implode various aspects of network platforms, helps to develop the understanding of the core concepts and develops key strategies for success of such platforms. It also shows that strategies involved in managing successful network platforms are different from those involved in managing legacy products, and only those companies that are able to understand these key differences are able to successfully create a vibrant ecosystem around the platform.
About the Speaker
Saujanya Shrivastava, technology enthusiast and SDM’11 alumnus, currently works as a senior product manager at Amazon, based out of Seattle. At Amazon, he is involved in bridging the gap between business needs and technology innovation, helping Amazon to provide the highest level of customer experience at an optimal cost.
While Saujanya completed his master’s degree in Engineering and Management in the SDM Program, he worked as a strategy consultant in the MIT Center of Digital Business, where he consulted SAP on its next generation platform strategy based on on-demand cloud services. Prior to MIT, he worked in telecom industry for nine years in Europe and Asia and earned an MS in Software Engineering from University of Oxford, UK.
About the Series
The MIT System Design and Management Program Systems Thinking Webinar Series features research conducted by SDM faculty, alumni, students, and industry partners. The series is designed to disseminate information on how to employ systems thinking to address engineering, management, and socio-political components of complex challenges.