Digital transformation in developing countries

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Technology & Innovation Management October 2017

Digital transformation in developing countries

Promotion and adoption should be the main actions for companies and government

We believe it is a mistake to equate the digital-economy development needs and implications of Latin America (and other developing countries) with those of developed economies. These differences are not only based on the purchase power gaps that every businessperson is aware of, but also how all market forces differ in the two regions. [...]

How to scale your Agile right

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Information Management, Technology & Innovation Management October 2017

How to scale your Agile right

Successfully implementing Agile in large corporations

Being capable to react to change with agility is a key requirement for all companies onboarding digital business models or digital products and processes. It is becoming even more of a necessity to compete. Yet large and grown companies, in particular, see many challenges with the necessary balance between agility and stability - implementing agile methodologies outside thetechnical domain fails in many cases for many reasons.

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In praise of perpetuity

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Energy & Utilities October 2017

In praise of perpetuity

National oil companies manifesto

Perpetuity is every national oil company’s mission. Their articles of incorporation proclaim that they must toil for future generations. While international operators can wander from one country to the next according to the circumstances and various regulatory frameworks of producing countries, national oil companies cannot be so versatile. [...]

5G deployment models are crystallizing

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TIME June 2017

5G deployment models are crystallizing

Opportunities for telecom operators to facilitate new business ecosystems

5G comes with the promise of unseen services and futuristic use cases. Telecom operators andother industry players are making big bets on next-generation services. 5G will bring newinteractive and immersive experiences to customers. [...]

Food & Beverage in Spain

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Consumer Goods June 2017

Food & Beverage in Spain

Consumer shifts will unlock further growth

Changes are occurring in the food & beverage industry regarding consumers providing opportunities to unlock growth.

In Arthur D. Little, we summarize them in four key trends : [...]

Diversification in the Era  of Convergence

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Strategy & Organization June 2017

Diversification in the Era of Convergence

Responding to the opportunities and threats of industry convergence

Corporations have pursued diversification strategies for decades as a means by which to create long-term value and achieve sustained growth. Historically, companies such as General Electric diversified via inorganic acquisitions, in addition to investing heavily in R&D programs. [...]

Iran: Ready for a telecom leapfrog

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TIME May 2017

Iran: Ready for a telecom leapfrog

With growth factors aligned, Iran might be on the verge of a digital transformation

Globally the telecom industry has undergone rapid change, driven by an increasing share of data and ICT revenues for operators. Even though Iran still lags in fixed and mobile broadband development, there has been rapid growth in recent years. [...]

Petroleum refiners and shippers struggle  over marine fuel

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Energy & Utilities May 2017

Petroleum refiners and shippers struggle over marine fuel

Tighter marine pollution regulations force marine-fuel value-chain players to rethink industrial and business models in order to maintain their competitive positions after 2020

The marine-fuel sector is facing lower-sulfur-content specifications, with the major change taking place in January 2020. Both petroleum refiners and ship owners could contribute to close the supply-demand gap, but all players' contributions will depend on each other's, in both impact and timing. [...]

A perspective on the Iranian  upstream oil & gas industry

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Energy & Utilities March 2017

A perspective on the Iranian upstream oil & gas industry

Can Iran achieve its full potential?

The global oil & gas market has begun to rebalance in the first half of 2017, following a period of suppressed prices that has stalled the US shale revolution and prompted OPEC intervention, with an agreement to take 1.2 mmbbl/d off the market. Despite this rebalancing, it is likely that the market will remain uncertain in the short to medium term. [...]

Creating a Gigabit Society

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TIME March 2017

Creating a Gigabit Society

The role of 5 G

This study describing a future Gigabit Society in Europe was authored by Arthur D. Little with support from and on behalf of Vodafone as the second in a series. The first edition focused on the role of Fibre networks, and this companion report focuses on the role of 5G mobile networks in facilitating consumer and industrial innovation in that future. [...]

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