Electricity demand in Europe is down 5% on 2010 levels, with up to 8% declines in the major markets. U.S. power consumption is stagnant over the same period. Energy demand in developed markets is being driven down for many reasons, chiefly environmental, but the key fact is GDP growth in developed markets is no longer based in energy-intensive industries. Utility CEOs are therefore looking to grow their top line outside of the traditional asset base. In this article, Kirsty Ingham, David Borràs and Matthias von Bechtolsheim from Arthur D. Little, examine how utilities can achieve sustainable growth.
Innovation from sources outside of the traditional healthcare system is changing the pharma industry. A digital revolution in many business models means a positive overall change for patient care - but introducing new services too quickly could see development in other areas suffering. In this article Ulrica Sehlstedt, Nils Bohlin, Fredrik de Maré and Richard Beetz from Arthur D. little discuss the impact of digital health on the pharmaceutical industry.
The "Internet of Things" is one of the hottest topics within the global industry environment. All kind of products are becoming "connected" or "smart"- from home appliances to cars and trucks to vending machines and fitness devices (wearables and smart watches). Enabling products to communicate with the outside world offers tremendous opportunities for value-added services and opens up significant space for new and innovative business models around the connected device ("smart object"). However, the market for services around connected devices is still in a relatively immature stage - sustainable business models are in "trial-and-error" mode. In this article Ansgar Schlautmann from Arthur D. Little, discusses how Telco's can connect the dots within the ecosystem.
Even though Big Data is a new frontier and there is widespread excitement about masteringand executing something new, it is important to base any new investments in skills andtechnology on a strong business context. In this article, Lokesh Dadhich and Shinichi Akayama of Arthur D. Little, discuss why Telcos should aim to build upon small successes and then gradually roll out Big Data initiatives organization-wide.
Historically, pay-TV operators have provided both exclusive movie content and live sports content. The former has been increasingly preyed upon by OTT players (e.g. Netflix). OTT players have been successful for three main reasons: offering an abundant catalogue (available anywhere at any time), at an affordable price and with a simple user interface. Therefore, the perceived value of the filmed entertainment content value proposition of pay-TV operators has come under pressure. In this article, Clemens Schwaiger and Daniel Cheaib of Arthur D. Little discuss how pay-TV operators are shifting their buying power to premium sports, and why free-to-air (FTA) broadcasters are finding it increasingly difficult to retain such live sports rights.
Recent cases in which we have participated have shown that the organization of digital efforts is a key and controversial aspect of every digital transformation. Channels, clients, IT and other departments often think that digitalization is their natural field of play, and that they must keep ownership of the process. Traditional channels, product areas and other "business-as-usual" departments sometimes see digitalization as more of a threat than an opportunity, and their lack of involvement and commitment is a real danger to the outcome of the transformation. In this article, Alejandro Gonzalez and Pedro Fernández of Arthur D. Little, explain why becoming digital centric is a must.
Banks and insurance companies that are able to transform themselves will be well placed to benefit from digitalisation. However, most companies remain unprepared, write Alejandro Gonzalez and Pedro Fernández of Arthur D. Little.
For those of us who live and work in big cities – well over half the world’s population today, a figure projected to increase to 70% by 2050 – metro railways are an ever-present part of daily life. Today there are 148 cities with metro operations carrying over 150 million passengers per day, with about one-third in Asia, one-third in Europe, and the rest split between the Americas, the Middle East and Eurasia. Metros are critically important assets for the world’s cities in order to meet the huge challenges of maintaining urban mobility in the coming decades. In this article, Rick Eagar, Russell Pell and Philip Webster discuss the five key challenges for urban railways to meet future mobility needs.
Banks and insurance companies that are able to transform themselves will be well placed to benefit from digitalisation. However, most companies remain unprepared. According to a 2015 pan-European survey by Arthur D. Little, financial institutions are less adapted to digitalisation than the cross-industry average. Although most companies have undergone considerable investments in order to update their IT capabilities and architecture, other key functional aspects are lagging behind, organisation being one of the most critical ones. In this article, Alejandro Gonzalez, and Pedro Fernández of Arthur D. Little explain how financial institutions can transform to ride the digitalization wave.
It is becoming clear that in order to stay relevant in the future healthcare ecosystem, pharma companies must look to business models that foster much more direct patient engagement than previously. New methods offer significant potential in increasing the quality and efficiency of care. In this article, Ulrica Sehlstedt, Nils Bohlin, Fredrik de Maré and Richard Beetz from Arthur D. Little explain how digital health solutions can solve the major long-term issues of pharma’s most important client groups – patients, providers and payers – all at the same time.