technologies that will change our world

For 135 years, Arthur D. Little has been at the forefront of science, technology and innovation, shaping entire industries and powering human progress.

Blue Shift is ADL's forward-looking institute at the crossroads of technology and strategy.

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Blue Shift focuses on early stage exponential technologies with the potential to have a profound impact on business, society & humans. We detect, rank and investigate these technologies. Going beyond confirmed knowledge: we bring together diverse experts and people with more atypical profiles to uncover fresh insights beyond conventional thinking.

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Astronomers use blue shift to understand the distance and motion of galaxies relative to our own... and to get ready for what’s coming our way. For 135 years, Arthur D. Little has been at the forefront of science, technology and innovation, shaping entire industries and powering human progress.

Blue Shift is our forward-looking institute. We use it to identify and understand the technologies that will change the world....

Albert Meige has been an entrepreneur since his teenage years when he started selling magic shows. He is the founder of Presans, a startup he sold to the strategy consulting firm Arthur D. Little in 2020, and of which he is now Associate Director. Albert has been an Academic Director at HEC Paris and Mines-Telecom Institute. Trained as a Telecom Engineer, he holds a PhD in Computational Physics from the Australian National University and an MBA from HEC Paris Business School. In 2008, the French École Polytechnique awarded him its Innovation Prize. He is the author of many books and publications on innovation and digital transformation, over a dozen peer-reviewed...

Rick Eagar
United Kingdom

Partner Emeritus

Rick is Partner Emeritus at Arthur D. Little and Chairman of the editorial board of ADL’s management journal, PRISM. Rick has over 28 years of consulting experience in technology and innovation management, R&D strategy and organization, and 10 years of industrial experience in capital projects. His sector focus included transport, oil & gas, energy, chemicals, food & drink, nuclear, government, and consumer goods. Examples of his work included R&D, organizational and process redesign, transformation of national research institutes, new growth strategies, innovation strategies, technology strategies, and benchmarking...

Zoe Huczok
New York

Zoe is a manager with almost 10 years of experience advising companies on growth (both organic and inorganic), organization, and technology adoption. She has worked in industries such as telecommunications, robotics, mobility and biotech. The interplay between technology and humans is her topic of choice, which she explores from business, design, and philosophical perspectives. She has conducted and published research on Trust & Safety and Human-Computer Interaction at Stanford University. Zoe has lived across the UK, France and the US, and thrives leading international teams. She is an author of the Blue Shift reports on Generative AI and Climate Adaptation.

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Our global network of Ambassadors representing all of Arthur D. Little’s geographies and practices…

Emmanuelle Quilès

Global Vice President for Cardiovascular, Metabolism, and Pulmonary Hypertension at Johnson & Johnson

Didier Roux

Former R&D Director of Saint Gobain, member of the French Academy of Sciences and member of the Academy of Technologies

Étienne Klein

Physicist and philosopher of science, member of the French Academy of Technologies

Yves Caseau

Chief Digital Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Michelin, and member of the French Academy of Technologies

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