The digital (r)evolution of data models

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Technology & Innovation Management August 2017

The digital (r)evolution of data models

From a product-centric data model towards a “connected” and true customer orientation

Across industries the digitalization changes the way how real world is represented in company data structures. Product or channel orientation is being replaced by customer centricity: [...]

Output-based regulation

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Energy & Utilities August 2017

Output-based regulation

Fields of innovation for energy-grid operators?

The regulatory environment in Europe is pushing network utilities to face new challenges that will heavily impact their operations. Regulators all over Europe are watching the tariff mechanism introduced in Great Britain, named RIIO, which is based on incentives, with interest. Many have plans to introduce similar output-based methodologies already under way. [...]

Utilities’ contribution to national fiber development

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Energy & Utilities August 2017

Utilities’ contribution to national fiber development

How utilities and telecom operators can cooperate to accelerate fiber deployment

As the race for building fiber infrastructure accelerates globally, utilities (especially electrical utilities) are increasingly seen as new credible players. In the most onvincing cases, utilities step in and play a complementary role in national fiber development. [...]

Connected Education

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TIME, Strategy & Organization July 2017

Connected Education

Vodafone Power to you

Arthur D. Little is proud that our Telecoms & Sustainability teams have supported the Vodafone Foundation and over a dozen partners across the world through the development of the 'Connected Education' study, seeking to address the target of 'Quality Education' which is one of the 17 goals that make up the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. [...]

The rapid growth of bike sharing in China – good news for city mobility?

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Automotive July 2017

The rapid growth of bike sharing in China – good news for city mobility?

The explosive growth of the bike sharing business in China, and the implications for new mobility

With significant venture capital injected, bike sharing has been booming rapidly in China since the second half of 2016, and already looks to be impacting the future development of the urban mobility ecosystem.  [...]

The WHY strategy: there is no strategy without meaning

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Strategy & Organization July 2017

The WHY strategy: there is no strategy without meaning

In our changing business environment we need new strategic reasons to exist

What does your company bring to the world? Companies and their CEOs often have clear visions of "what" they do: they know their products - names, features and functional benefits. [...]

5G deployment models are crystallizing

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TIME June 2017

5G deployment models are crystallizing

Opportunities for telecom operators to facilitate new business ecosystems

5G comes with the promise of unseen services and futuristic use cases. Telecom operators andother industry players are making big bets on next-generation services. 5G will bring newinteractive and immersive experiences to customers. [...]

Food & Beverage in Spain

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Consumer Goods June 2017

Food & Beverage in Spain

Consumer shifts will unlock further growth

Changes are occurring in the food & beverage industry regarding consumers providing opportunities to unlock growth.

In Arthur D. Little, we summarize them in four key trends : [...]

What the customer wants!

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TIME June 2017

What the customer wants!

From Networking to Network PaaS

This viewpoint is the result of 12 months of intense activity, in which BBVA, supported by Arthur D. Little, developed a vision, defined requirements and sourced its global networking platform concept - called "Synapse". BBVA wants to share its insight from its internal architectural development process, in order to give momentum to the shift to platform-centric networking. [...]

Diversification in the Era  of Convergence

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Strategy & Organization June 2017

Diversification in the Era of Convergence

Responding to the opportunities and threats of industry convergence

Corporations have pursued diversification strategies for decades as a means by which to create long-term value and achieve sustained growth. Historically, companies such as General Electric diversified via inorganic acquisitions, in addition to investing heavily in R&D programs. [...]

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