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Making the drone revolution a reality

How to enable the drone economy faster while overcoming major obstacles

The number of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) sold worldwide is increasing steadily. Overall market size could increase up to US $30 billion in the next 10 years, with value of services reaching $50 billion in the next five. Yet, even with this optimistic forecast, several market enablers lag....
Travel & transportation

Integrated planning in metals & mining

How can CEOs find opportunities for new performance boost ?

Over the past decade, heavily invested projects from metals, mining, and other industrial companies have transformed and optimized functional processes – standardizing operations within ERP systems and enriching systems with data through modern digital tools. Such key functional area optimization...
Utilities & alternative energy, Operations management

Attracting foreign direct investment in cultivating digital economy

Strategic policies enabling nation’s unique core strengths are fundamental

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a catalyst for digital economy development. With competition increasing as countries announce various FDI-attractive policies, policy makers must think strategically, not tactically. Nations should actively direct investments into targeted digital services with a...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Design the information-driven enterprise

Is your organization ready for the information-driven transformation ?

As the digital transformation accelerates, companies are speeding up their efforts to unleash the benefits of data across their different businesses and departments. Undertaking a comprehensive information-driven transformation requires developing the organizational capabilities that enable better...
Technology & innovation management

Capturing business opportunities arising from climate change

New business models emerge in anticipation of the impacts of climate change

Climate change is certainly no longer a novel topic and much has been said about its impacts and strategies for mitigation. In this Viewpoint, we focus on how corporates can anticipate the impacts on their business and provide perspectives on how new business models can be envisioned with climate...
Organization & transformation, Sustainability

Unlocking high CO2 gas fields – Contributing to the carbon economy

Can high CO2 fields successfully become a new business line for exploration and production operators that embrace an energy transition strategy?

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, gas consumption will be a key driver for the short to medium term as many O&G companies embark on their energy transition roadmaps. In this Viewpoint, we provide an overview of the key opportunities available by unlocking high CO2 gas fields, the...
Utilities & alternative energy

Safety on the move

Evolving risk culture in the automotive sector

The automotive sector is in a period of extreme disruption. Alongside trends in decarbonization of transport, technology is fundamentally shifting the way vehicles work, including increasing levels of automation with the expectation that fully autonomous vehicles will be the vehicles of tomorrow....
Risk

Innovation across business units

Why is innovation best practice not replicated across business units in the same organization?

In analyzing Arthur D. Little’s benchmark dataset on innovation management practices, we discovered a pattern that challenged our assumptions about the deployment of innovation best practice: that there is far less transfer of innovation best practice across a company’s business units than is...
Technology & innovation management

Diversification trends in the automotive supplier sector

Time for auto suppliers to leverage their capabilities in adjacent industries?

Automotive suppliers once resided in a fairly stable business environment with reliable demand. The growing number of passenger cars sold in Europe each year has led to a similarly increasing demand for OEM components and parts. Moreover, the overall vehicle fleet on Europe’s roads has continuously...
Automotive

Agritech to drive the next green revolution in India

Convergence of digital technologies to meet Indian challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted businesses across many sectors globally, including India. Nevertheless, the recent growth of the agritech market in India reflects its enormous unrealized potential. Increased rural Internet penetration and the greater affordability of digital technologies...
Consumer goods & retail