Technology & Innovation Management UK | Irish Tech News | 01 August 2017

Adding agile to improve breakthrough innovation

For the past two decades, the information technology and software world has been applying the agile approach, a highly dynamic innovation model. As a result, the software industry has consistently produced patents at three times the level of the next-most prolific sectors. Today, agile approaches are increasingly being deployed alongside phase-gate processes in engineering and R&D functions outside software, also with positive results. In this article, Mitch Beaumont, Ben Thuriaux, Prashanth Prasad and Chandler Hatton at Arthur D. Little, discuss why companies that have successfully added agile methods to their toolboxes, and tailor their breakthrough innovation approaches by the type of innovation, perform significantly better than those that stick to the traditional waterfall/phase-gate approach.

TIME Saudi Arabia | SAMENA trends | 24 July 2017

Digital Platforms and Services: Operating in the OTT Environment

Operators should partner with OTTs to differentiate and reduce churn, whereas equity investments could be undertaken for financial and strategic diversification.

Over-the-top (OTT) services are considered to be online mobile applications that are typically provided by third parties through app stores and often consume significant mobile network bandwidth. With billions of users, OTT services already have huge scale and still have further growth potential. In this article, we discuss four kinds of OTT services - consumer messaging & voice, mobile gaming, video and music streaming, focusing on the impact to telecom operators and the options to address and benefit from collaborating with OTT players.

| Body Shop Magazine | 24 July 2017

Urban Mobility

Learning from the Middle East

This article is based on an Arthur D. Little Prism article written by Ralf Baron, Thomas Kuruvilla, Morsi Berguiga, Michael Zintel, Joseph Salem and Mario Kerbage. The article examines the challenges of mass migration into Middle Eastern cities and the strain that is putting on transportation. Dubai is one city that is getting it right.

TIME Saudi Arabia | SAMENA | 04 July 2017

SAMENA trends

Aligning Visions to meet the demand of the digital world

Digital disruption is evident across all industries driven by changing customer preferences, new digital competitors and access to new technologies. The telecom industry is no exception to this with shrinking revenues in traditional business ; yet, new opportunities are emerging as industry landscapes are redrawn and transformative approaches become available in business operations.

Strategy & Organization Saudi Arabia | Route One | 28 June 2017

Building a transport network from scratch

The Middle East has been late to urbanisation, but that has provided a unique opportunity to shape its urban mobility strategies. Some of its vibrantly growing urban centres are building on best practice from around the world. This experience provides lessons, good and bad, for other cities across the world as they struggle to meet their own urban mobility challenges. In this article, Ralf Baron from Arthur D. Little, discusses why Dubai presents a good example of a city that moved from a transition to an ecosystem model.

| New Mobility | 21 June 2017

Urban Mobility growth: The leading example of the Middle East

Over the last decades, the Middle East has witnessed fast population growth, from 186 million people in 1990 to 323 million in 2015. Its urbanization rate has increased rapidly during the same period, from 54 percent in 1990 to 63 percent in 2015. Some countries in the region, such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and others, have been in a position to drive major development and growth initiatives that would allow them to become top global economic performers in record time. In this article, Ralf Baron, Thomas Kuruvilla, Morsi Berguiga, Michael Zintel, Joseph Salem and Mario Kerbage at Arthur D. Little, discuss why these countries need to catch up with standard urban development issues extremely quickly.

Automotive | International Fleet World | 23 May 2017

What’s in the future for fuel cell vehicles?

FCV sales volumes are expected to be significant, but only in the long term, even with a favorable climate-policy scenario. Due to a recognized absence of CO2 emissions during vehicle operation, expectations of the future FCV market are growing following the adoption of the Paris Agreement. The agreement for the first time brought all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change. Within a similar scenario, the international energy agency (IEA) estimates an FCV market share of about 17% by 2050 (35 million annual unit sales). Yet will hydrogen fuel cells fully demonstrate their benefits when the uptake scenario is still uncertain? Fabrizio Arena, Daniele Spera and Fabio Laguardia at Arthur D. Little discuss.

Healthcare | The Pharma Letter | 17 May 2017

Partnering to address the rising cost of clinical trials

The cost of the clinical trial process today is upwards of $100mn. So how can drug developers with robust R&D pipelines but a limited operating budget make the most of their portfolios and get as many promising new therapies to market in the narrow window before patents expire? In a word, partnerships. In this article, Ben van der Schaaf at Arthur D. Little discusses why by working with CROs, universities, and patient advocacy organizations, innovative drug makers can find investors who see their intellectual property as a valuable starting point for the drug development process.

Healthcare | Pharmaphorum | 15 May 2017

New funding models to progress low-priority clinical trials

The cost of funding a clinical trial today can run biopharma companies upwards of $100mn, and that does not even begin to consider the costs of marketing and distribution necessary for a new life enhancing therapy to reach patients' hands. Global pharma businesses that spent the last decade building a robust pipeline of early stage compounds and indications are now faced with a wide portfolio of potential assets without the resources to fund their development. The result? Drug makers who've made the investments necessary to ensure a strong R&D pipelines are now losing billions each year in potential revenue as promising new therapies are sitting dormant, waiting for their patent to expire. In this article, Ben van der Schaaf at Arthur D. Little discusses new funding models to progress low-priority clinical trials.

TIME Saudi Arabia | SAMENA Trends | 05 May 2017

SAMENA trends

Middle Eastern Telcos - Where is the next efficiency frontier?

Telecom operators have a real opportunity to reduce operational costs by 30-40% whilst improving service quality and customer satisfaction.

This is primarily achieved by reducing / eliminating operational complexities accumulated during the growth phase and digitalizing the operations.

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