Platform Economy Award
Sponsored by SHARE
The sharing economy can be characterized as a system of dynamic decentralized networks that enables the increased utilization of assets by directly and nimbly matching supply and demand. Technology has enabled new platforms to flourish, disrupting traditional businesses and transforming the future of transportation, lodging, computing, energy, and other services. The estimated impact of sharing economy practices on society is striking, directly affecting the lives of more than a quarter of the adults living in the USA. However, the rapid pace of change has resulted in limited understanding of the dynamic interactions of these platforms with society, and the lag in understanding may be dangerous as disruptive changes continue to accelerate.
SHARE envisions and works toward a world in which sharing economy platforms are intentionally engineered for socially desirable outcomes considering their long-term sustainability, cyber-security, resource usage efficiency, impact on the environment, workforce and community relations, interactions with public services, and value-creation.
Awarded to the RISE presentation that demonstrates the most creative and promising approach to using technologies and algorithms for optimizing design, incentives, operations and security of sharing economy systems that enable socially desirable outcomes, such as sustainable growth, social equity and improved resilience.
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Any RISE Presenter registering for this award is eligible.