Spiral staircase

How to take ecosystems from theory to practice

In this episode of the EY Think Ecosystem podcast, the speakers discuss how ecosystems have emerged as paramount players shaping how value is perceived and generated in business.

This episode of the EY Think Ecosystem podcast, hosted by Brian May, EY Americas Alliances and Managed Services Leader, delves into the transformative potential of technology ecosystems in shaping business value and innovation. With insights from Ted Schadler, Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst, and Laura Atkinson, EY UK and Ireland Alliance and Ecosystem Leader, the discussion navigates the evolution of software ecosystems, the significant impact of generative AI (GenAI) and the strategic importance of ecosystems in today's digital landscape. 

The conversation highlights how ecosystems enable rapid, efficient responses to market opportunities through collaboration, leveraging core competencies and harnessing the power of generative AI. It also addresses the practical challenges of orchestrating ecosystems, the critical role of leadership in ecosystem strategy and the potential of AI to transform software development and business operations. 

This episode offers a comprehensive overview of the complexities and opportunities presented by modern technology ecosystems, emphasizing the need for strategic partnership, agility and innovation in driving sustainable business growth.

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding the role of technology ecosystems in driving business innovation is a foundational step on the path to unlocking their value.
  • Generative AI represents enormous potential for facilitating ecosystems and business operations.
  • Leadership and strategic orchestration have the power to make or break an ecosystem, and choosing the right partners with a clear, unified definition of success is crucial.

For your convenience, a full text transcript of this podcast is also available.


Episode 10


36m 15s