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Advanced digital technologies

How they can help Public Administrations to expedite EU funding procedures

The digitalization of Public Administrations across Europe is a growing trend, but uptake and penetration are by no means uniform. Yet the adoption of advanced digital technologies could not only bring the benefits of e-government to those countries lagging behind, but also help to expedite...
Public services, Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Extracting network operations efficiency in the post-COVID-19 era

How telecom operators can overcome complexity and demand challenges

Globally, the telecommunication industry faces declining profitability levels with constant pressure on operators’ top line because of price wars and competition from OTT players, as well as increasing expenditures (OPEX and CAPEX) to meet the ever-growing data demand and investments required in...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Innovation management

Getting the digital tools right

Many organizations have created significant business benefit by decentralizing R&D and innovation functions, thus improving the contribution of innovation to business unit performance. However, this often creates a conflict of ownership, as the alignment of R&D activities with corporate...
Technology & innovation management

Electric vehicle charging in Europe

What will be the winning business models in a rising multibillion Euro market?

Look at any urban environment in Europe and one thing is very apparent: electric vehicles (EVs) have arrived! EVs have evolved from a niche technology into a serious alternative to combustion engines. Exploring major manufacturers’ future model plans makes this realization even more striking – EVs...
Automotive

Data-driven healthcare

Analyzing the forces driving the transformation of healthcare

Following on the heels of other industries, the healthcare sector is undergoing a critical transformation to become datadriven. As this revolution comes to the forefront, technology trends are emerging, but other interconnected factors related to both how data is gathered or analyzed and how...
Healthcare & life sciences

Project crisis management

Improving energy projects’ resilience and facing uncertainty with confidence

Energy companies are increasingly relying on extremely large-scale investment projects (megaprojects) to respond to the energy transformation, build capacity and replace depleting energy sources. Ever-increasing technical and commercial complexity, coupled with high political instability, economy...
Utilities & alternative energy, Risk

Seizing the IoT opportunity in the 5G era

The make-or-break moment has arrived – how can operators make sure they are capturing the potential of IoT?

In light of accelerated industrial digitalization, there is a consensus that the IoT market has significant, yet untapped, potential. This potential seems more reachable with the arrival of 5G capabilities such as vastly improved speeds and reduced latency, all of which are poised to accelerate the...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Managing competition, price and access

The changing paradigm for the pharmaceutical sector

High medicine prices impose a burden on national healthcare systems, where pharmaceuticals account for a significant share of spending, especially for countries in the early stages of maturity in the pharma sector. Competition authorities have expressed concerns that access to affordable,...
Healthcare & life sciences

Successful Public-Private Partnerships

How countries should set up an effective ecosystem for public-private partnerships

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are an essential tool to satisfy and advance infrastructure needs worldwide. If planned, designed and implemented properly, PPPs can contribute to national development and growth across all socioeconomic sectors, benefiting private- and public-sector players....
Strategy

The National Innovation Ecosystem

A holistic approach to designing an effective National Innovation Ecosystem

Innovation is key in driving social and economic development and bridging the wealth gap between emerging and developed countries. Over the last 50 years, only a few countries, such as South Korea and Singapore, have succeeded in unlocking the full benefits of nation-wide innovation. Instrumental...
Technology & innovation management