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Executive Roundtable: Digitalization

What are “real-world use cases” of today’s digital-hype technologies?

Arthur D. Little’s sixth executive roundtable on “Digitalization” focused on implementation examples of technology-hype topics in different industry contexts, with emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI), robotics process automation (RPA) and blockchain. The cross-industry discussions revealed...
Technology & innovation management, Digital company transformation

Transforming medical technology businesses to create value

There is significant value to be captured with digital products and services in the healthcare industry. However, existing medical technology companies going digital will require major business and operational model changes. This article ...
Healthcare & life sciences, Digital company transformation

Digitalization can make energy more affordable

An interview with Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO, TotalPatrick Pouyanné has been chief executive officer of Total since 2014, after the death of his predecessor, Christophe de Margerie, in Moscow. A year after, he became chairman of the board of directors. During his career at...
Oil & gas, Digital company transformation

The “human-to-technology” language challenge

It is often said that within every business is a technology business, with software central to enterprise success. However, translating ideas into working software is not easy. Looking at typical business-to-technology language problems, this...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Digital problem solving, Digital company transformation

Embrace the shadow

Shadow IT, systems built and used by business units without approval from the IT function, are now pervasive. Given that shadow IT is now a reality, this article outlines how companies and IT departments can embrace the trend in order to properly...
Digital problem solving, Digital company transformation, Information management

Four key questions to consider for successful digital

The majority of “analog-native” companies are struggling to become digitally mature enough to compete with “digital-native” rivals. How can they adapt strategies, business models, organizational structures and capabilities to remain competitive and ...
Strategy, Organization & transformation, Digital company transformation

Integrating lean principles into digital transformation

With the advent of digital, many organizations are looking to move away from lean management, in search of more radical performance gains. This article explains why lean principles are still vital, and how integrating them into digital transformation...
Digital company transformation, Operations management

The digital (r)evolution of data models

From a product-centric data model towards a “connected” and true customer orientation

Across industries the digitalization changes the way how real world is represented in company data structures. Product or channel orientation is being replaced by customer centricity:Truly customer centric data view of relevant data objects (One customer withan individual service portfolio of many...
Technology & innovation management, Digital company transformation

Logistics 4.0 – Facing digitalization- driven disruption

At a time of market transformation, legacy logistics players (LLPs) risk being held back by the weight of their past, with static organizations, old IT systems, and complex processes preventing them from competing. As Logistics 4.0 becomes a reality, how can LLPs set their future strategies and...
Travel & transportation, Digital company transformation

The Digital Century: where is value headed in the digital

With supporting conditions, Europe can regain a leadership role in this fast-growing ecosystem.

The digital industry has been through a lot of turbulence in the last 15 years, since the Internet bubble burst after the dot-com boom. Customer usage has changed radically, technology has been regularly upgraded and new players have emerged. Some of these have skyrocketed while others have...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Digital company transformation