Data Practices in Digital Ecosystems: Implications for Value Creation, Competition and Regulation

On the 21st of October at 18:00 CEST, DMC Forum hosted its second digital event bringing together academic experts to discuss the role of data in the digital economy, the challenges with current data practices and the economic, innovation and competition impact of the proposed measures. 

The aim was to encourage new ideas that go beyond existing notions and to understand the broader implications for the well-functioning of digital markets.

Geoffrey Parker

Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College

Cristina Alaimo

Assistant Professor in Digital Economy, LUISS Guido Carli

Michael Jacobides

Professor of Strategy, London Business School

Ioanna Constantiou

Professor of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School

Carmelo Cennamo

Director, DMC Forum & Professor of Strategy, Copenhagen Business School & SDA Bocconi School of Management

The workshop explores the role of data for the functioning of digital ecosystems, data practices for value creation and capture, and policy implications by discussing the following issues:
  • How do data work, really? How are data created and used? How do data create value?
  • Open vs. closed data: implications for (economic) value and (societal) values
  • Data practices in the digital economy: what’s good, what’s bad, and why?
  • Proposed regulatory interventions range from curbing data collection and usage to mandating data access: Do these    make sense and on which basis – economic value, innovation, competition?
18:00 - 18:03


Welcome & introduction : Introduction to the topic; aim of the meeting; overview of agenda

Carmelo Cennamo Carmelo Cennamo
18:04 - 18:12

Corporate Perspective: A view on data value

Eliana Garces, Public Policy Director, Economic Policy, Facebook

Eliana Garces Eliana Garces
18:15 - 19:15

Panel Discussion

Panel: Data Practices and Regulation – initial views (30 minutes) Panel Discussion: Bridging views on harmful practices and implications of proposed remedies (30 minutes)

Geoffrey Parker Geoffrey Parker
Cristina Alaimo Cristina Alaimo
Michael Jacobides Michael Jacobides
Ioanna Constantiou Ioanna Constantiou
Carmelo Cennamo Carmelo Cennamo
19:15 - 19:28

Q&As and Open Discussion

19:28 - 19:30

Closing remarks

Carmelo Cennamo Carmelo Cennamo