Hartford Eastside Project Management Roundtable - August 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018 | 7:30AM to 9:00PM

Goodwin College
Room 311
1 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT
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  • 7:00am - Building Opens
  • 7:30 - 7:40am - Registration, Networking, Get Settled
  • 7:40 - 7:45am - Introductions
  • 7:45 - 8:45am - Main Program
  • 8:45 - 9:00am - Wrap Up and more Networking
Costs: Pre-Register At the Door
SNEC Members Free * Free
Non-SNEC Members $10 $10

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Registration closes:
Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Midnight


  • Refreshments: Coffee and Tea will be provided.
  • Inclement Weather: If Goodwin College is closed or open late, the Roundtable will be cancelled.



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The PM for this event is:
Neelima Kothapalli
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Platform based businesses serving two-sided markets
with Ramesh Shankar

This talk focuses on how the evolving nature of technology-intensive products (such as streaming movies, cloud computing, cryptocurrencies) and technology-dominated industries (such as the emerging sharing economy) can enable and restrict the strategic choices of companies – both incumbents and new entrants, with its attendant implications for how a company can secure competitive advantage in interaction with competitors, customers, vendors, and other stakeholders.

We will explore ideas in Information Economics relating to network externalities, platform competition, two-sided markets, and technology product strategy. We will examine how these ideas can be applied to understand and analyze the causes and consequences of competition in technology dominated industries such as cloud computing, online retailing, consumer software products, enterprise computing, web services, and online marketplaces.

A deeper understanding of issues in these industries is essential for a variety of reasons. Almost all of us are consumers – either individual or institutional – of most of these technologies and products. Several of us may be partners or players in the digital ecosystems created by these technologies. Moreover, we will explore how the strategic issues raised here apply to the industries and companies where we currently work.


Talent Triangle

PDU Info: You will need to record and self-report your PDU's for this activity. Following the guidelines of the new CCR program and the PMI Talent Triangle®, the PDU's for this course can be applied as follows:

1.0 PDU for Strategic and Business Management


Speaker Bio: Ramesh Shankar

ramesh shankarRamesh Shankar is Associate Professor of Information Systems at the School of Business, University of Connecticut. His current research focuses on Big Data analytics, social media, strategic analysis of digital goods such as software, music and video games, and the impact of information systems on business processes and the structure of firms. His research has appeared in leading journals such as Information Systems Research, Marketing Science, and ACM Transactions. He serves as Associate Editor for MISQ and ICIS, and has served as reviewer for more than 150 manuscripts for leading Information Systems and Marketing journals including ISR, MISQ, Management Science, Marketing Science, POMS, JMIS, DSS, and ACM Transactions.

Ramesh has served as a management consultant with multinational corporations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Morgan Stanley, Wipro Infotech, and ICICI Ltd, providing strategy formulation and implementation, economic analysis of contracts, financial business process re-engineering, systems design and implementation to industries such as financial services, electric utilities, oil and gas, consumer electronics, and enterprise software. He has also taught courses on Big Data, business information systems and database management systems.

Ramesh has a Ph.D. from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras), Chennai, India.




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Event Properties

Event Date 08-10-2018 7:30 AM
Event End Date 08-10-2018 9:00 AM
Registration Closes 08-09-2018 11:55 PM
Individual Price $10 for non-members / Free for members
Location Goodwin College River Campus
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