| 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.

Automotive, Travel & Transportation France | Vehicle Electronics | 31 August 2017

Shaping the Strategies

The Middle East has been late to urbanization, but this has given it potential to shape its strategies in the development of a core need - urban mobility. Some of its vibrantly growing urban centers, such as Dubai, are now 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, Thomas Kuruvilla, Morsi Berguiga, Michael Zintel, Joseph Salem and Mario Kerbage at Arthur D. Little, discuss the Middle East and urban mobility.

France | The People Space | 31 August 2017

Breakthrough innovation is all about agile but do not forget the role of the people

Business executives have always been under pressure to generate growth, and today's fast-moving and competitive business environment does not make that any easier. Arthur D. Little's eighth Innovation Excellence Survey revealed that leading companies expect their share of revenue from breakthrough, as opposed to incremental, innovation to double over the next five years. However, achieving breakthroughs is easier said than done: the survey also found that 88% of business leaders were dissatisfied with their breakthrough innovation performances. They have become increasingly frustrated with the limitations of their current innovation systems on producing significant results. In this article, Mitch Beaumont, Ben Thuriaux, Prashanth Prasad and Chandler Hatton at Arthur D. Little, discuss why it's time to embrace the agile approach.

| Body Shop Magazine | 31 August 2017

Urban Mobility in 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 looks at the lessons that the rest of the world can learn in Urban Mobility from the Middle East.

Healthcare UK | European Pharmaceutical Manufacturer | 30 August 2017

A model fund

Today's clinical trial costs can cost biopharma companies upwards of $100mn before they even begin to consider additional investment in the marketing and distribution mechanisms that will deliver new life enhancing therapies to patients. For those major drug companies that spent the last decade building a robust pipeline of early stage compounds and indications, these sky-high development costs mean they have a wide portfolio of potential assets without the resources to get them through trial phase. The result? Pharmaceutical businesses with strong R&D pipelines are losing billions each year in potential revenue while promising new therapies sit dormant, waiting for their patents to expire. In this article, Ben van der Schaaf at Arthur D. Little, gives a five-step guide to explore possible funding partnerships for lower-priority drug trials - a new model for big pharma.

Financial Services UK | Global Banking and Finance Magazine | 30 August 2017

Product development team structure: identifying the unmet needs of B2B customers

In our Global Innovation Excellence survey, "Identifying customers' unmet needs" was identified as one of the most important factors for innovation success, with the best practitioners outperforming others by over 20%. However, finding the best way to organize and manage customer interaction is anything but simple, especially when the product is technically complex. For example, often the marketing or sales functions "own" the customer relationship, but are they the best people to uncover highly technical customer needs? In this article, Chandler Hatton, Michael Kolk, Martijn Eikelenboom and Mitch Beaumont at Arthur D. Little, review the highlights from the analysis and offer some guidance to help companies organize their customer-needs intelligence teams.

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