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Sense of Purpose

From time to time concepts that, at first sight, seem quite old fashioned suddenly get a new lease of life. For example, open innovation has been around for decades, but it’s come to the fore again in recent years in the context of converging industries, start-up collaborations and the rise of the...

Agile – Turning data overload into meaningful value

Why and how agile can help organizations understand and benefit from a growing amount of data

In today’s digital environment, companies and their customers are generating increasing amounts of data. Correctly interpreted and used, this overload can be a means of competitive differentiation. It can improve understanding of customers and their behaviors, as well as control of internal...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Information management

The Space Agency of the Future

The space agency in the era of Space 4.0: A key space sector enabler

The space sector has been increasingly moving from specialized activity within the domain of superpowers and large industrial conglomerates and corporations to a more democratized and accessible undertaking. The spur of new actors, both public and private, as well as emerging space countries,...
Aerospace & defense, Technology & innovation management

Innovation purpose

Innovation is central to success for businesses today, yet many large, asset-heavy companies with decentralized business units struggle to combine R&D agility with common, clearly communicable corporate strategies. This article, based on experience at a large global energy company, explains how...
Technology & innovation management

Implementing a digital shift

Today, every company wants and needs to become digital. However, what this actually entails will be different depending on the industry, size of the company, and competitive environment. Businesses essentially need to find the right degree of digitalization – their digital “equilibrium”. By...
Digital company transformation

Cyber-threat: Is your business prepared for an attack?

Despite the emphasis on and investment in cyber-security, traditional approaches, which tend to focus on either technology or risk, are failing to protect businesses and their customers. This article explains the benefits of adopting a new, unified approach that brings together technology and risk...
Risk

Shaping the oil company of the future

After over a century of growth, demand for oil is likely to peak and begin to decline by around 2035. This will lead to radical transformation of the industry, convergence, new entrants and new business strategies. What will this future ecosystem will look like? Will existing players be able to...

Demystifying robotics: A drone’s eye view

Robotics is transforming businesses in multiple industries across the globe. Already a $100 billion market, it is growing rapidly thanks to improvements and declining costs in sensors and AI software. However, the robotics sector is not well understood by executives or investors. This article...
Digital problem solving, Operations management

Interview: Using innovation to create sustainable growth

An interview with Alessandro Profumo, CEO, Leonardo S.p.A.(formerly Finmeccanica Group S.p.A.)Francesco Marsella, Giancarlo Agresti, Andrea VisentinAlessandro Profumo is the chief executive officer of Leonardo S.p.A., a role he has held since May 16, 2017. He has also been the honorary chairman of...
Aerospace & defense

The race to 5G

Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)