Autonomous Driving in an Urban Context

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Travel & Transportation October 2017

Autonomous Driving in an Urban Context

In our Munich office we carried out an Executive Roundtable covering the topic of “Autonomous Driving in an Urban Context”.

The aim of the event was to provide its participants with the opportunity to be part of an interactive, cross-industry session with exchanges of real-life experiences presented by top management representatives from the automotive, telecommunication, engineering and electronics industries, as well as from technology start-ups. [...]

Seizing the digital opportunities in pharma

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Healthcare October 2017

Seizing the digital opportunities in pharma

Preparing your organization and monetizing the digital technologies

Digitalization in healthcare is booming, and creates unprecedented opportunities to further improve health standards and accessibility. Still, large pharma companies are confronted with the challenge of selecting, funding and developing the right projects among myriad initiatives: What is the right starting point and framework to compete? What to prioritize? How to make digital pervasive in the organization? How to monetize it? [...]

Digital transformation in developing countries

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Technology & Innovation Management October 2017

Digital transformation in developing countries

Promotion and adoption should be the main actions for companies and government

We believe it is a mistake to equate the digital-economy development needs and implications of Latin America (and other developing countries) with those of developed economies. These differences are not only based on the purchase power gaps that every businessperson is aware of, but also how all market forces differ in the two regions. [...]

Car sharing in China: another storm is coming in city mobility

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Automotive October 2017

Car sharing in China: another storm is coming in city mobility

The booming car-sharing business in China, its challenges and key success factors

After Didi acquired Uber China in 2016, the fierce battle between the two chauffeur giants came to an end, resulting in a large customer pool that was well educated on new urban mobility. Now the battle in city mobility continues, with another storm coming in - car sharing. Arthur D. Little analyzes the market dynamics, major challenges, and implications for the future. [...]

How to scale your Agile right

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Information Management, Technology & Innovation Management October 2017

How to scale your Agile right

Successfully implementing Agile in large corporations

Being capable to react to change with agility is a key requirement for all companies onboarding digital business models or digital products and processes. It is becoming even more of a necessity to compete. Yet large and grown companies, in particular, see many challenges with the necessary balance between agility and stability - implementing agile methodologies outside thetechnical domain fails in many cases for many reasons.

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Economic Impact on Europe of the Nord Stream 2 project

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Energy & Utilities October 2017

Economic Impact on Europe of the Nord Stream 2 project

Analysis of effects on job creation and GDP

The objective of the ADL study, commissioned by Nord Stream 2, is to understand the direct, indirect and induced effects of Nord Stream 2, a major natural gas infrastructure project that aims to build a pipeline system with 55 bcm per year of transport capacity, on the European economy, and on countries where actual investments in the pipeline have been or are being made. [...]

A tipping point in airport-industry economics: securing profits in uncertain times

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Travel & Transportation October 2017

A tipping point in airport-industry economics: securing profits in uncertain times

Arthur D. Little explores how airports must adapt their business models

At a time when the airport industry has never been so attractive, Arthur D. Little explores how airports must deal with fundamental disruptions in their business models. This calls for strong CxO focus and bolder and faster moves to guarantee value creation for all stakeholders in the ecosystem. [...]

In praise of perpetuity

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Energy & Utilities October 2017

In praise of perpetuity

National oil companies manifesto

Perpetuity is every national oil company’s mission. Their articles of incorporation proclaim that they must toil for future generations. While international operators can wander from one country to the next according to the circumstances and various regulatory frameworks of producing countries, national oil companies cannot be so versatile. [...]

ICT security in the digital transformation era

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Technology & Innovation Management September 2017

ICT security in the digital transformation era

Do organizations need a digital security strategy?

Digital transformation and Cyberspace increase, as a result of IoT (internet of things) and Industry 4.0 spreading, will increase the risk of cyber-attacks. Public and private organizations need to define a strategy, an organization, processes and how to manage the information capable of mitigating cyber threats while remaining aligned with security, confidentiality and traceability requirements for compliance with recent regulations. [...]

Dynamic innovation strategy

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Strategy & Organization, Technology & Innovation Management September 2017

Dynamic innovation strategy

How to develop a strategy for innovation in the fast- moving digital world

Having a clear strategy for innovation seems like an obvious priority for any large company. However, the classical "top-down" analytical approach, which starts with business objectives and cascades down perfectly through to a series of narrowly defined innovation projects, is seen by many as too rigid for the post- digital "lean start-up" world. [...]

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