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Gas Directive amendment and relations with third countries

What would the need for new or renegotiated agreements mean in practice?

The proposed amendment to the EU Gas Directive aims to extend EU Internal Gas Market legislation to import pipelines from third countries. This would mean imposing third-party access, ownership unbundling, transparency and EU-regulated tariffs on infrastructure outside the boundaries of the...
Oil & gas

Time for a pivot

Going it alone has proven to be neither faster nor further

The cloud is the playing field of the digital economy. However, most financial services companies have only been able to scratch the surface. Working within its existing operating practices and vendor ecosystem, it seems impossible to look beyond the lowest-hanging fruit. We make the case that it...
Technology & innovation management

The Lebanon municipal solid waste crisis

Insights into long-term solutions

Most developed countries have established solid waste management practices to deal with different types of waste in economical and environmentally friendly ways, including industrial and hazardous waste, medical waste, construction and demolition waste, agricultural waste, waste-water sludge and...
Public services, Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Breakthrough Incubator

Rapidly creating and delivering new step-out business

New growth outside the core business is at the top of the CEO agenda for many companies in mature sectors. Our Breakthrough Incubator service is a unique and powerful model for creating and delivering new step-out businesses. Using this approach Arthur D. Little (ADL) acts as lead delivery partner...
Technology & innovation management

Capacity effect of autonomous vehicles

Impact of autonomous vehicles on the capacity of traffic

Arthur D. Little conducted a real-world simulation analysis that demonstrates that switching to totally autonomous vehicles dramatically reduces urban congestion, but that a mix of human and robot drivers actually increases traffic jams. The micro-simulation was based on a major intersection in...
Automotive, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Omnichannel transformation

How to ensure success

To succeed on the omnichannel path, there are 5 key components that need to be tackled in their integrity – in this executive briefing series, we share key insight into how to achieve this.Step-by-step we will reveal how to:Define your omnichannel strategyDesign and differentiate omnichannel (OC)...
Technology & innovation management

Energy trends in the Middle East

Interview – Adnan Shihab-Eldin Director General (CEO)

Dr. Shihab-Eldin, formerly Acting Secretary General and Director of Research of OPEC, is currently the Director General of Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), and was a member of its Board of Directors. He served, among others, as an Advisor to and a member of the Kuwait...
Oil & gas

Telecoms operators and startups: Rethink and reinvent

Harnessing the disruptive power of startups

Telecoms operators around the world are already engaging with startups in an attempt to benefit from their agility, execution speed and disruptive power. However, realizing tangible benefits and value from these initiatives has been a persistent challenge. Fundamental changes to current approaches...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Electric mobility roll-out in Latin America

ADL explores success factors for premium BEV roll-out in Latin America

Market introduction of full battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is, in many aspects, more complex than launching regular internal combustion engine cars (ICEs), and therefore represents a challenge in itself. However, it is an even greater challenge in emerging markets, where importers and dealers...
Automotive

Energy Journal – Oil & Gas

Perspectives on the Oil & Gas Industry 2018

In recent months, the rules of the game in the Oil & Gas industry have continued to change, with a shifting of positions across the entire value chain.Upstream, the traditional East-to-West flow of hydrocarbons continues to slow, driven by increasing efficiencies in North American...
Oil & gas