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More than 40% of Australian executives say platform-based business models will be part of their core growth strategy within three years. But what do they need to do to get there? Who will be the challengers in this space? What will the growth of digital labour mean for their plans? Where will platforms sit with the growing peer-to-peer and digital co-op movements?

Who wins and who loses in these new digital innovation eco-systems?

In this event, international scholar-activist Associate Professor Trebor Scholz of The New School, New York City, Stocksy co-founder Brianna Wettlaufer, and Melina Morrison, BCCM CEO, will join UTS Business School researchers Associate Professor Danielle Logue and Associate Professor Sarah Kaine to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the platform economy.

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UTS BUSINESS SCHOOL

UTS:CBSI - The Centre for Business and Social Innovation

BCCM: Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals

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Trebor Scholz is a scholar-activist and Associate Professor for Culture & Media at The New School in New York City. His book Uber-Worked and Underpaid. How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy (Polity, 2016) develops an analysis of the challenges posed by digital labour and introduces the concept of platform cooperativism as a way of joining the peer-to-peer and co-op movements with online labor markets while insisting on communal ownership and democratic governance. His next book will focus on the prospects of the cooperative online economy. His edited volumes include Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory (Routledge, 2013), and Ours to Hack and to Own: Platform Cooperativism. A New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet (with Nathan Schneider, OR, 2016). In 2009, Scholz started to convene the influential digital labor conferences at The New School. Today, he frequently presents on the future of work, solidarity, and the Internet to media scholars, lawyers, activists, designers, developers, union leaders, and policymakers worldwide. Scholz is a member of the Barcelona Advisory Council on Technological Sovereignty. His articles and ideas have appeared in The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Le Monde, and The Washington Post.

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