France | Energy Voice | 03 October 2017

Agility in managing electricity grids: The case for batteries

The rise in renewable energy has created unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of an electricity grid that was built on the assumption of power being provided predominantly by large, centralized generation sources and consumed as soon as it is produced. As a means of addressing these challenges, battery-storage technologies are therefore attracting great interest. In this article, Kurt Baes, Florence Carlot and Adnan Merhaba from Arthur D. Little, look at their future role and the drivers and barriers to their greater adoption in major markets.

Energy & Utilities USA | Gas International | 01 October 2017

Trump’s America First Energy Plans Cannot Turn Back Time

The Trump administration's approach to the traditional energy trilemma - the challenge of balancing cheap, secure, and clean energy - appears set to heavily favour the low-cost and secure aspects of domestic energy supply at the expense of any focus on carbon emissions. There is an abundance of coal, oil and gas in the US, unconventional hydrocarbon production methods have been a game-changer, and technology improvements continue to reduce the cost of extraction. However, renewable power is already proven to be a cost-competitive energy source, and an additional provider of domestic energy supply and potential economic growth. As natural gas and renewable technologies continue to grow in the US, Yvonne Fuller at Arthur D Little, argues that America has reached the point of no return.

Strategy & Organization Saudi Arabia | Institute of the Motor Industry | 01 October 2017

The Integrated Approach

Some of the vibrantly growing urban centers of the Middle East, such as Dubai, 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. The Middle East has been late to urbanization, but has provided a unique opportunity to shape its urban mobility strategies. In this article, Ralf Baron at Arthur D. Little, looks at a Middle Eastern example of how to address the challenges of urban mobility.

Energy & Utilities USA | Industrial Minerals | 01 October 2017

Energy storage: an adaptable approach to managing the electricity grid

The deployment of renewable energy over the last decade has created unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of power systems. Consequently, battery-storage technologies have attracted great interest, as they allow utilities and network operators to adopt a flexible and adaptable approach to managing the electricity grid, balancing supply and demand. In this article, Kurt Baes, Florence Carlot and Adnan Merhaba from Arthur D. Little, discuss battery storage and its part in the energy market solution.

Strategy & Organization Saudi Arabia | ITS International | 01 October 2017

Middle East leads urban mobility revolution

The rapid urbanisation across the globe is leading to mobility challenges as cities struggle to ensure their populations can move around freely using both public and private transport. Solving these issues is critical to ensuring that cities thrive and attract the investment and people they

| Broadband TV News | 20 September 2017

GigaWorld to unlock €250bn wave of innovation

This article is about a new report by Arthur D. Little on GigaWorld, which was presented at Liberty Global's Tech Summit in Amsterdam. Gigaworld is to unlock a wave of innovation worth at least €250 billion per year to the European economy by 2025. New research from Arthur D. Little estimates that Gigaworld - the world enabled by widespread access to high quality, gigabit internet in which people, machines and the environment collaborate intelligently - could generate billions of Euros for the European economy, and trillions globally. During the presentation of the report, Ignacio G, Alves, CEO ADL, said "You cannot prescribe innovation, but you can discourage it. We believe that until now regulation is regulating the past," while taking the example of the introduction of DVB-H as an example. "They were going to push DVB-H, but in the end the model didn't work, because it was not clear who was going to pay for what."

| Thinking Highways | 07 September 2017

Chain of Command

European Communications brought together telecoms executives from across Europe to discuss the thorny topic of digital transformation. Strategy, staffing, technology and challenges were some of the areas hotly debated by participants. During the roundtable Richard Swinford, Partner at Arthur D Little, was in agreement that new business areas are one goal of digital transformation efforts at many operators, but warns that there are several barriers. "One of those barriers is regulation," he said. "There is not a level playing field between a telco and an OTT [player], or a bank, who is offering a similar set of digital services, but often under a different set of regulations."

| European Communications | 01 September 2017

The five 5G deployment models for telcos

5G is becoming a strategic priority for telecom operators. It is expected to embrace and integrate partially existing and partially new innovative technologies, as well as accelerate the digitization of the economy further due to its ability to transmit large volumes of data with low latency in real time on a massive scale. Users will continue to expect new services such as augmented reality and immersive customer experience based applications built on high-speed, low-latency communication, with imperceptible resulting delay, jitter or interruptions. In 5G, the potential for success is higher, however, the risks are also bigger. In this article, Karim Taga, Glen Peres and Richard Swinford at Arthur D. Little, identify and discuss five deployment models, that operators are considering or using for 5G deployment.

| European Communications | 01 September 2017

Digital transformation roundtable: Cutting through the Complexity

European Communications brought together telecoms executives from across Europe to discuss the thorny topic of digital transformation. Strategy, staffing, technology and challenges were some of the areas hotly debated by participants. During the roundtable Richard Swinford, Partner at Arthur D Little, was in agreement that new business areas are one goal of digital transformation efforts at many operators, but warns that there are several barriers. "One of those barriers is regulation," he said. "There is not a level playing field between a telco and an OTT [player], or a bank, who is offering a similar set of digital services, but often under a different set of regulations."

Healthcare UK | Pharma Times | 31 August 2017

High hopes for funding low-priority drug trials

It's no secret that big pharma invests billions in R&D each year, despite recent headlines bemoaning the cuts companies have made to their research budgets in recent years. This investment in exploratory-stage compounds has resulted in a robust pipeline of promising new therapies across a number of disease areas, which could save and improve millions of lives the world over. However, how many of these potential new drugs are being shelved indefinitely because of a lack of resources to fund costly and time-intensive clinical trials? In this article, Ben van der Schaaf at Arthur D. Little, discusses that although not every pipeline drug can get blockbuster funding, there are ways to breathe new life into neglected products.

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