MARSHALL VAN ALSTYNE, QUESTROM CHAIR PROFESSOR OF INFORMATION ECONOMICS, BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Marshall Van Alstyne (@InfoEcon) is coauthor of the international bestseller Platform Revolution. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on network business models and is the Questrom Chair Professor of Information Economics at Boston University. He is a frequent speaker, board advisor, and consultant to startups and global firms. In 2019, Thinkers 50 named him one of the top management thinkers globally. His research has received more than 20,000 citations, a dozen academic awards, and appeared in such places as Science, Nature and Strategic Management Journal. Interviews appear regularly across Bloomberg, The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio. He studied computer science at Yale and information economics at MIT. He holds multiple patents; was among the first to measure the dollar value of social networks. Marshall is a husband and dad, who loves dogs, exercise, travel, and questions of governance.