Described regularly as "one of the most refreshing thinkers on innovation" Haydn is one of the pioneers of platform thinking and how business platforms are disrupting the global economy. He help leaders understand the disruptive power of platforms and ecosystems in reshaping markets and enterprises.
His first book The Elastic Enterprise - one reviewer called it "a must read for companies facing digital transformation" - looks at how stellar companies prospered during the recession and after by pioneering the platform model. It is the first and simplest introduction to platform and ecosystem business models that are now revolutionising finance, mobile, transport, travel, pharma and more.
His second book, Shift, is a leader's guide to the platform economy, described by Forbes as "everything you need to know about digital transformation." It describes how platform disruption happens and how to anticipate and respond positively. It builds on the Elastic Enterprise's pioneering work on business platforms and ecosystems. In Platform Disruption Wave he looks at global trade restructuring caused by the rise of platforms and of China.
Haydn work with some of the major players in finance, financial infrastructure, innovation, and research covering disruption planning, innovation, distributed ledger systems and future payments paradigms.
He was formerly Chief Editor of Innovation management. He has written for the Wall St Journal, Forbes.com, Harvard Business Review, Irish Times, Times, GigaOM, and many other newspapers and magazines.