Digital Business Models

Digital business models refer to leveraging digital technologies to either transform or create new businesses, go-to-market approaches, and/or product and service combinations. This often results in a redefinition or reordering of the value chain and/or approach to the customer, thus altering or offering a new customer value proposition or new monetization path. At the CDS, we seek to understand the nature and type of these changes in model or approach and the role technology plays in enabling them.

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Meet Our Fellows: Alexander Becker T’21

Name Alexander Becker Hometown I’m a transplanted New Englander and Boston is home these days.  What did you do prior to Tuck? I’m a (borderline ...

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Meet Our Fellows: Ben Simon T’21

Name Ben Simon Hometown Wendell, MA. It’s a town of 800 people next to the NH and VT borders. No traffic lights, no gas stations. We have one countr...

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Meet Our Fellows: Arleen Chien T’21

Name Arleen Chien Hometown Taipei, Taiwan. I grew up in Taipei and moved to the United States when I was 14 for high school. What did you do prior to ...

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Meet our Fellows: Keri Arslancan T’21

Name Keri Arslancan  Hometown Southern California & Turkey…I spent so much time living and working in Turkey that it is as much a reflectio...

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Meet our Fellows: Will Maness T’21

Name Will Maness Hometown Boston, MA What did you do prior to Tuck? I worked in the Risk Assurance group at PwC, Boston. The work was 50% IT auditing ...

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Meet Our Fellows: Youssouf Ntambi T’21

Name Youssouf Ntambi Hometown I’m originally from Rwanda, but Kampala, Uganda is “home” to me, and I have spent most of my professional life in ...

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Meet Our Fellows: Hugo Naulot T’21

Name Hugo Naulot Hometown Rouen, France What did you do prior to Tuck? I worked as a management consultant, first at Ernst & Young (EY), and then ...

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The Pandemic as a Catalyst: Rapid Transformation for Future Success in Media and Healthcare

On October 23, 2020, the Center for Digital Strategies (CDS) and Center for Health Care (CHC) hosted a pilot “Digital Safari,” bringing together C...

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Chatbots and the Strategic Value of Conversational Marketing

Drift VP of Operations, Will Collins T’16, explains chatbots and the impact of conversational marketing in B2B.

 

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Twitch: A Tough Decision Demonstrates Long-Term Thinking

What should a business—and its leadership—do when antagonized by a third party? When thinking about the wider value chain, is there enough value t...

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Retrospective: Fireside Chat with Niraj Shah, CEO of Wayfair

On October 8, the Center for Digital Strategies hosted Wayfair co-founder and CEO Niraj Shah for a fireside chat with the center’s Faculty Direc...

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Uber, Lyft Face Serious Challenges to Their Business Models

We started this week’s conversation with the following prompt: “The City of Seattle recently announced it would require Uber and Lyft to pay the d...

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Microsoft ZeniMax Acquisition is Smart Digital Strategy

Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax shows how far the company has come under CEO Satya Nadella in understanding the future of technology business mod...

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Our Take on Apple’s Disruption of IDFA and Digital Ad Tracking

A key topic for discussion this fall (and especially this week) is centered on data privacy and a feature embedded into the forthcoming iOS14 update t...

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Walmart+ Demonstrates a Patient, Focused Digital Strategy

On Tuesday, Walmart announced the launch date for its new membership platform, Walmart+. At the Center for Digital Strategies, we spend a lot of time ...

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Simple Value Proposition, Complex Digital Strategies

What is your clear promise to your customers, your clients, your constituents? That’s the question Professor Alva Taylor, Faculty Director of th...

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Creating a Digital-First Strategy

In a recent article in Stanford Social Innovation Review, CDS Faculty Director Alva Taylor was quoted in an article about how non-profit organization...

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Lessons Learned: Silicon Slopes 2020

In late January 2020, the Center for Digital Strategies descended upon Salt Lake City, Utah, with 3 CDS Fellows for the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit. Si...

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On the Ground in China: Witnessing Digital Transformation at a Global Scale

In the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that the Bay Area has new competition for tech dominance. We’re not talking about Seattle, New ...

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Tech 101: Learning Series Teaches Tech Fundamentals to Future General Managers

Over the past several years, the Center for Digital Strategies heard from Tuck students and alumni that some students need to learn the basics of the ...

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Digital Deep Dive: Center for Digital Strategies Visits China

In our first meeting as second year CDS MBA Fellows this past fall, we crowdsourced a list of “must know” technology companies: Ping An, an insura...

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