Haydn Shaughnessy is an economist and strategy advisor specialising in the development of business ecosystems and the impact of business platforms on global competitiveness. He is the author of the first book on modern platforms and ecosystems, The Elastic Enterprise, as well as Shift: A leader's Guide to the Platform Economy. He has advised some of the world's most influential organisations as well as startups in the blockchain and finance space. He is currently working on ecosystem development on the blockchain and on a global imaging platform.