Automotive | Materials & Manufacturing Technology | 01 December 2016

Changing for good

This article discusses Arthur D. Little's 'Global Automotive Mobility Study' which sheds light on the three megatrends of car sharing, autonomous driving and electric mobility. A total of 6,500 end consumers from 10 core markets of the car industry were surveyed and the results show an industry facing massive changes. In the article, Wolf-Dieter Hoppe of Arthur D. Little, says that car sharing won't replace the private vehicle, rather it is still seen as an additional mobility option.

Healthcare | Infrastructure Intelligence | 15 November 2016

Is the car industry about to change for good?

In its "Global Automotive Mobility Study", experts from Arthur D. Little shed light on the three megatrends of autonomous driving: electric mobility and car sharing.

Financial Services, Technology & Innovation Management | Health Matters | 14 November 2016

How pharma companies get ahead in an era of rapid digital change

Innovations coming from outside the traditional healthcare industry span a wide spectrum of products and services, but all take advantage of advances in digital technologies and the ability to analyze and present large amounts of data in new ways. From new biosensor technologies and smart devices to portals and physician guidance tools, there are numerous exciting breakthroughs that allow enhanced self-monitoring capabilities and patient adherence - and ultimately superior clinical decision-making and treatment success. In this article, Ulrica Sehlstedt, Nils Bohlin, Fredrik de Maré and Richard Beetz of Arthur D. Little discuss how a pharma company should act in the midst of this rapid change if it is to stay ahead.

Healthcare | International Journal of Healthcare Management | 13 November 2016

Embracing digital health in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Disruptive innovations challenge pharma companies to change up business models and value chains to stay ahead. In this article, Ulrica Sehlstedt, Nils Bohlin, Fredrik de Maré and Richard Beetz of Arthur D. Little discuss how as the industry becomes more digitalized, pharma companies will need to implement changes that will ultimately lead to new business models and value chains.

Chemicals | ICIS | 10 November 2016

Chemical industry is more open to digital innovation

The chemical industry recognises that digital innovation can help it to be, and stay, competitive. And it is important for the industry to identify the key digital technology building blocks and to tap into possible shared digital benefits across industries, Arthur D Little partners Michael Kolk and Frederik van Oene said in an interview with ICIS.

Financial Services, Technology & Innovation Management | International Finance Magazine | 25 October 2016

Implementing Digital

The way customers interact with banks and insurance companies has changed: according to Eurostat and The Financial Brand, as much as 40% of banking customers in the EU are active online banking users. That number rises to 61% in the US. We expect this number to rise to 83%-89% in the EU by 2020. In this article Alejandro Gonzalez and Pedro Fernández of Arthur D. Little, discuss how financial institutions can develop digital strategies as bricks and mortar become obsolete.

Strategy & Organization | European Communications | 11 October 2016

Telcos’ “shallow” innovation efforts shunned by start-ups, report finds

Telcos' innovation strategies have been shown up in a new report, which laments a continued protection of their core business activities. The report from management consultants Arthur D. Little, Match-Maker Ventures and The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, noted that realising value from innovation remained "elusive". Over two-thirds (67 percent) of telco respondents said that innovation is among their top three strategic priorities, but only 34 said they were satisfied with their innovation activities. The report noted that their approaches were often "shallow" and "scratching the surface". "Observing and mimicking often is the key, instead of true innovative thinking," it said. A desire to protect the status quo and shareholder pressure were two reasons for this, according to the report.

Automotive | Automotive World | 10 October 2016

CV priorities shift as South America’s ‘little brother’ grows up

In this article about truck manufacturers in the Middle East truck market, the authors of a new report from Arthur D. Little are quoted as saying the following: "From a marketing footprint, we're not suggesting they should withdraw from the market in South America. The recommendation is to scale back on the production capacity side and reallocate capacity to Middle East in one form or another," said Roman Mathyssek, Principle at Arthur D Little's Munich Office. "It is only a temporary solution. They have overcapacity in South America but not enough in the Middle East." And they are going to need it, soon. "The region is going to see a shift to quality, which also hasn't been addressed adequately enough in the past," Arthur D Little's Michael Rüger, Partner, Frankfurt Office, told Automotive World. "People always think it's just a budget market and you just sell on price, but that's not true. You sell on quality now more than ever. That's the new name of the game, and it goes hand in hand with services and everything else that you need in order to sell a high quality truck to a fleet."

Travel & Transportation France | The Economist | 01 October 2016

It starts with a single app

This article discusses transport as a service and how combining old and new ways of getting around will transform transport-and cities, too. In 2007 half the world's population lived in cities; by 2050 it is expected that two-thirds will. One of Arthur D. Little's reports is referenced in the article saying urban journeys already account for nearly two-thirds of all kilometres travelled by people. On current trends urban distance travelled each year will have trebled by 2050, and the average time urban drivers spend languishing in traffic jams is set to double to 106 hours a year. The traditional policy responses to congestion-build more roads and expand public transport-are too expensive for these cash-strapped times. Hence the appeal to urban planners of the idea of travellers combining existing mass-transit schemes with a growing variety of private services. It offers a way to attract private capital into "public" transport. By enabling a closer link between supply and demand it will make mass transport more efficient. Congestion at peak hours will fall as travellers are diverted from crowded routes to less-packed ones; varying prices by time of day could help here, too.

Technology & Innovation Management | European Communications | 09 September 2016

Move beyond discounts to monetise fixed mobile convergence

Fixed-mobile convergence has become a reality in Europe, driven by operators in markets with infrastructure-based competition and essentially adopted by customers for its discounts. Behind the nice take-up figures, there is a contrasting reality - the challenge being for operators to capture the value creation potential. In this article, Gregory Pankert of Arthur D. Little discusses why moving beyond discounting is critical to maintain differentiation and secure a positive incremental margin. Operators will need to deepen their understanding of how convergence affects customer segments and value contribution, and translate it into new go-to-market strategies.

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