Marshall Van Alstyne
Marshall Van Alstyne (@InfoEcon) is an expert on IT economics and strategy. He has made fundamental contributions to IT productivity and theories of network effects. His coauthored work on two-sided networks is a Harvard Business Review all-time bestseller and book Platform Revolution has sold 200,000 copies across 9 languages. He holds patents on advertising, privacy protection, and spam prevention methods. Van Alstyne is a Questrom Chair Professor at Boston University and a Digital Fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. Work has been honored with numerous best paper awards, National Science Foundation grants and been featured in Science, Nature, Wired, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and on NPR. He is a frequent keynote speaker and board level advisor. In 2019, Thinkers 50 named him #36 in management thinkers globally. He received his B.A. from Yale and M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT.