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Smart Cities – Turning challenge into opportunity

The 100 largest cities in the world produce 25% of the planet’s wealth. To succeed, more and more cities are going “Smart” in order to meet their biggest challenges and enrich the quality of their citizens’ lives. This unstoppable trend is driving double-digit growth in a trillion-dollar global...

Imperatives for growth in power

European utilities are currently undergoing significant reinvention due to a rapidly changing market and political environment. The traditional energy generation model is under fire, while at the same time demand is shrinking due to changing habits. The industry desperately needs to develop new...
Utilities & alternative energy

Embracing complexity with value-based risk management

In the current environment uncertainties seem to be everywhere, making strategic planning more difficult than ever. Many companies use enterprise risk management (ERM) as a proven framework for managing risk. However, businesses are now looking to improve their track records when it comes to...
Risk

Making sense of the bioeconomy

Many companies, both large and small, view fuels and chemicals derived from bio-based feedstocks as a potential source of sustainable growth. Yet in practice, breakthroughs have been hard to achieve and the number of large-scale commercial successes are few. In this article the authors examine the...
Utilities & alternative energy, Technology & innovation management

IP management 4.0

One of the key results of digitalization is closer co-operation between traditional manufacturing companies and those within the ICT industry. Yet when it comes to IP management, ICT companies manage their intellectual property quite differently from more traditional industries. In this article the...
Technology & innovation management

The chemical industry is already quite advanced in terms of...

The chemical industry is reshaping around several major trends, which it is critical to anticipateArthur D. Little: As President of CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council), what trends do you identify for the sector?Jean-Pierre Clamadieu: The chemical industry is reshaping around several major...
Chemicals

“Back to the Core, Focus on Customers”

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is the world's largest horse racing and entertainment organization, founded two years before Arthur D. Little in 1884. In our interview with Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of The Hong Kong Jockey club, he shares the secrets of how he led the transformation of the...
Marketing & sales

Effective Infrastructure Asset Management

It would be easy to assume that after decades of development and refinement, infrastructure asset management practices and approaches would now all be fairly straightforward and well established. However, many companies are realizing that in the face of mushrooming asset replacement costs and...
Technology & innovation management

Driving Transformation through Self-assessment

Transforming large decentralized organizations is always a difficult challenge for any business. The challenge is even bigger in public service organizations in areas such as education or care provision, where there may be large numbers of autonomously run operational units.
Travel & transportation, Organization & transformation

Metro Railways - A Journey of Transformation

Metro railways are critically important assets for the world's cities if we are to meet the challenges of maintaining urban mobility. For established metros, responding to the needs of the future is no easy thing.
Travel & transportation, Technology & innovation management