Spotlight: Julian Thomas shares a historical perspective on platforms

Julian Thomas, Distinguished Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), shares a historical perspective on platforms and why it is important towards understanding their influence in society and markets today. Julian was speaking on a Platform Futures panel discussion Mobile Ecosystems: Opportunities and Challenges in the Asia-Pacific hosted by Digital Asia Hub on[…]

The Stratifying Internet: Measuring digital inclusion in the mobile era

The extraordinary recent growth of the mobile internet across Asia and the Pacific carries the promise of a more inclusive digital economy, accessible to everyone with a cheap smartphone. A low-cost, mobile internet could reconfigure the provision of health and education, open new economic opportunities, and expand cultural, civic and political engagement. But as we[…]