Karen Wessinger (Author's Website)
Karen Wessinger is an independent European affairs consultant who has been providing strategic advice and communications support to associations and companies in a variety of sectors. She has over 10 years experience in advisory services and advocacy projects particularly in the internal market, health, food, consumer affairs and financial services sectors.
Background The European Union and its member states are working around the clock to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. EU leaders have agreed on a number of funding priorities to coordinate the EU’s response to COVID-19: limiting the spread of the virus ensuring the provision of medical equipment boosting research for treatments and vaccines supporting […]
Welcome to our 1-day Marketplace Strategies Masterclass where you’ll learn how to design, launch, and monetize your own digital marketplace. Whatever your business is, you are or you will compete with or build on top of existing marketplaces. But this game needs to be played with marketplace rules! […]
Xamk’s international Summer Term takes place for the first time this year in Kouvola and Mikkeli campuses. In Kouvola it consists of 5 courses, and runs from May 6 to August 23. The general theme of all the courses is Artificial Intelligence and I had the chance to interview one of the lecturers, Marco Torregrossa, […]
Platforms have been transforming entire sectors of the economy, marginalizing incumbents and enabling small startups to rise rapidly to global dominance. Many of the world’s most valuable companies are platforms. 70% of the world’s top 10 companies by market capitalization(Amazon, Apple, Alibaba, Microsoft, Facebook et al) and 70% of the $1 billion+ unicorn startups (Didi, Airbnb, […]
For many individuals, the idea of becoming a freelancer is an exciting prospect. Setting your own hours, choosing the clients you work with, and doing what you love may seem like a dream. However, in 2015, it was reported that freelancers comprise “25% of all those working in professional, scientific and technical work” in the EU. In […]