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Looking Under the Hood of the Internet

Over the last decade, the nature of the traffic for which the Internet and its ecosystem was initially developed has fundamentally changed. Next-generation content and applications are being designed all the time, but there are some hidden bottlenecks preventing these from achieving their full...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

The Future of Agri-Food

The world population continues to grow, and by 2050 a 70% increase in food production will be required to sustain it. Science and technology is widely recognized as being a key enabler to achieving this step change. However, many businesses in the agri-food industry struggle to invest precious...
Consumer goods & retail, Technology & innovation management

The Trends in Megatrends

The forecasting of megatrends has significantly grown in recent years. Business, societies, governments and industries are increasingly demanding insights into future developments. At the same time, intelligence providers have come up with ever more sophisticated forecasting methods. In this...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

How to manage your return on investment in innovation

In any company around the globe investment in innovation and R&D is under critical scrutiny. Is it going to the right places and is the amount spent exactly appropiate? Is the company getting the best return on its innovation spend? These are questions that any CTO today must be able to answer...
Technology & innovation management

Innovation in the healthcare space

The business model of the pharmaceutical industry is changing fast: The era of blockbuster medications with big margins is over. Instead, patient-centric medication is the way forward. While the industry is still grappling with these facts competition from another side is entering the field: tech...
Healthcare & life sciences, Technology & innovation management

The next act in cloud computing

The cloud and the Internet form the backbone of global commerce and have enabled countless new businesses and innovations. The network behind it, though, has grown in an unplanned way, and consequent weaknesses in the architecture of the web must be addressed. The telecoms industry has therefore...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Primium – business models for a privacy-conscious world

Today’s Internet users expect many services to be free of charge. In the current business model intermediaries provide a free service to users, and in exchange they are allowed unfettered access and full control over user data. In a Freemium model, the user pays for enhanced features, the most...
Strategy

The birth of Neo-Petronationalism: a new emerging model

In 2013 Mexico approved an ambitious energy reform that ended 70 years of Petronationalism. The country opened its market and now allows private and international investors to participate through a range of contracting models. The authors believe that a successful implementation of the Mexican...
Oil & gas

“We live in a culture of permanent transformation.”

Audi has been thriving in the luxury car segment. But the company knows that it cannot rest on its laurels. In our interview Rupert Stadler, Audi CEO, talks about the key challenges driving the company such as alternative drive systems, connectivity and the rise of megacities. To solve these...
Automotive, Organization & transformation

Capability Roadmapping – developing the means to an end

Technology roadmaps can be a powerful tool to align research and technology development activities with business aims. However, they are not so helpful when it comes to defining exactly how the company can get there. This article takes the concept of roadmapping one step further, looking at the...
Technology & innovation management