Geoffrey Parker

Marketplace Thought Leaders

Marketplace Thought Leaders 2023 Honoree

Geoffrey Parker is an engineering professor at Dartmouth College and a visiting scholar and research fellow at the MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy. He has done phenomenal work in distributed innovation, energy markets, and the economics of information. Lately, his scholarly work has focused on platform business strategy, data governance, and technical/economic systems to integrate distributed energy resources.

Prior to joining the academia, Geoff held positions in engineering and finance at General Electric. As a co-developer of the theory of two-sided networks, Geoff has made outstanding contributions to the economics of network effects. Numerous corporations, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation have recognized and supported his work. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and industry events and advises senior leaders in government and business. Geoff has done his BS from Princeton and his MS and Ph.D. from MIT.

Geoff also happens to be the co-author of the book Platform Revolution, a book included among the 16 must-read business books for 2016 by Forbes. The first authoritative, fact-based book on platform models is written by three of the most sought-after experts on platform business.

Marketplace 50 recognizes Geoffrey Parker as one of the eminent thought leaders promoting the platform business model and pushing the pace of network-based commerce development from a business and conceptual point of view. This highly competitive annual distinction accounts for dozens of factors and seeks to recognize those making a meaningful impact on this space.

Geoffrey Parker

Author at Platform Revolution

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Mark Brohan

VP, B2B Research at
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Robin Chase

Founder & CEO of
Zipcar and Buzzcar

Peter Evans

Chief Strategy Officer at McFadyen Digital

Juozas Kaziukenas

Editor in Chief at
Marketplace Pulse

Juho Makkonen

CEO at Sharetribe

Geoffrey Parker

Author at Platform Revolution

Marshall Van Alstyne

Author at Platform Revolution

Rick Watson

Founder & CEO of
RMW Commerce Consulting

Deborah Weinswig

Founder & CEO of
CoreSight Research