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Arthur D. Little Media Flow of Funds, 2017

The media industry is experiencing a massive digital transformation. This creates a complex and volatile environment for media companies and the transformation will significantly affect value flows going forward. Traditional media companies will need to take (tough) portfolio decisions as the...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

The customer meeting of the future

Seamless, personal and at the right time

The new wave of digitalization is driven by changes in customer behavior and rapid technology development that contribute to new business logic for companies and organizations. Being able to meet customers’1 or citizens’ specific needs is central. This means a change of focus from specific customer...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

A radical change in the consumption of energy in cities

Substantial savings can be achieved in a decade

Energy efficiency has been a hot topic for several years. It is one of the most important levers when improving the productivity of developed societies, as well as their environmental impact - a unit less of energy consumed for the same productive activity reduces not only costs, but also the...
Utilities & alternative energy

The Future of Healthcare

How to embrace the opportunity?

We’re living in exciting times! Unprecedented changes are ahead of us: artificial intelligence, the internet of things, big data, and social and commercial networks are radically changing the way we live and do business, and the impact of these changes will go above and beyond the...
Healthcare & life sciences

Business-IT-Partnership: It’s complicated

Nothing runs without IT: In the era of digitalization the partnership between business and IT is more essential than ever, but the partnership is

There is no digital future without adequate information technology.In theory, IT should act as a business partner. As the central interface within the company, it connects all business operations and processes, forming the platform for digitalization. In reality, a perfect relationship between...
Information management

Beyond the best network operations!

How telecom operators can enhance network operations efficiency and customer experience

Current international industry trends predict mid-term reductions of profitability margins for telecom operators, in particularfor mature markets. This is a result of huge investments (GSMA estimates that telecom operators will invest $1.7 trillionon capex during 2014-2020) that are required to...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Building the Smart Hospital Agenda

A comprehensive approach for Hospitals executives to develop their Smart Hospital Strategy and Implementation program

A number of factors have been contributing to a rapid change in care delivery models world-wide. Increasing cost of care, need to improve access to care, inherent complexity in treatment options and increasing involvement of patients in the care delivery cycles - all of these factors have fostered...
Healthcare & life sciences

Battery Storage: Still Too Early?

A report by Arthur D. Little

Renewable energy deployment over the last decades has posed unprecedented challenges for the planning and operation of power systems. In the context of increasingly decentralized and intermittent generation, power utilities1 and system operators need to rethink their portfolios, business...
Utilities & alternative energy

Major strategic choices ahead of TelCos: Reconfiguring for value

How digitalization will impact telecommunication operators’ configuration

The telecom industry is not in a stable state. In fact, due to the increasingly large strategic and technical option space, we expect operators to become more diverse. Within the next five years, the structure of operators will likely have changed significantly. This makes evaluating them...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Digital future of electrical networks

How can electricity utilities tackle the digitalization challenges of their network business?

Key triggers for digitalization of utility companies Digital transformation is increasingly impacting businesses around the world. The ubiquity of the Internet and the extremely rapid expansion of disruptive technologies have changed the dynamics within several industries. As...
Utilities & alternative energy, Technology & innovation management