Marshall Van Alstyne is a world expert on IT economics and strategy, and coauthor of the international bestseller Platform Revolution. He has made fundamental contributions to IT productivity and theories of network effects. His Harvard Business Review article on two-sided markets is taught worldwide. He holds patents on privacy protection and spam prevention methods, and his work has been honored with multiple best paper awards, numerous National Science Foundation grants and been featured in Science, Nature, Wired, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and on National Public Radio. Van Alstyne is a professor and Everett Lord Distinguished Scholar at Boston University Questrom School of Business. He advises leading executives, is a frequent keynote speaker, a former entrepreneur, and a consultant to startups and global 100 companies. He received his B.A. from Yale and M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT.