Zhamak Dehghani

Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks


Zhamak Dehghani works with ThoughtWorks as a principal consultant, with a focus on distributed systems architecture and digital platform strategy at Enterprise.
She is a member of the ThoughtWorks Technology Advisory Board and contributes to the creation of the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar.
Zhamak has worked as a software engineer and architect for 20 years in the areas of distributed computing communications,
as well as embedded device technologies and she has contributed to multiple patents on embedded mobile sensing devices.

Digital Platforms: Shaping the economy, business and organisation of the future

The rise of the digital platforms is transforming the principles of economic growth, how businesses compete and organisations are In this talk I will introduce the underpinning characteristics of a digital platform, explain why they both accelerate delivery within organisations as well as creating an ecosystem for positioning the organisation to compete and even shape the connected economy. I will describe the key differentiating approach in building a digital platform, the magic that happens at the intersection of product thinking, the technical pillars of the platform, and the organisational autonomy. We will share ThoughtWorks’ global experience working closely with clients who are investing in building a digital platform, and we will leave you with a blueprint to establish a platform strategy unique to your business and a few actionable steps towards this.