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Omnichannel transformation

How to ensure success

To succeed on the omnichannel path, there are 5 key components that need to be tackled in their integrity – in this executive briefing series, we share key insight into how to achieve this.Step-by-step we will reveal how to:Define your omnichannel strategyDesign and differentiate omnichannel (OC)...
Technology & innovation management

Energy trends in the Middle East

Interview – Adnan Shihab-Eldin Director General (CEO)

Dr. Shihab-Eldin, formerly Acting Secretary General and Director of Research of OPEC, is currently the Director General of Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), and was a member of its Board of Directors. He served, among others, as an Advisor to and a member of the Kuwait...
Oil & gas

Telecoms operators and startups: Rethink and reinvent

Harnessing the disruptive power of startups

Telecoms operators around the world are already engaging with startups in an attempt to benefit from their agility, execution speed and disruptive power. However, realizing tangible benefits and value from these initiatives has been a persistent challenge. Fundamental changes to current approaches...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Electric mobility roll-out in Latin America

ADL explores success factors for premium BEV roll-out in Latin America

Market introduction of full battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is, in many aspects, more complex than launching regular internal combustion engine cars (ICEs), and therefore represents a challenge in itself. However, it is an even greater challenge in emerging markets, where importers and dealers...
Automotive

Driving transformation in research & technology organizations

Using key performance indicators to catalyze change

Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs) are under growing pressure to stay abreast of rapidly evolving business or national science and technology priorities and to demonstrate greater impact. They therefore undergo continual strategic and operational change to adapt, but in some cases,...
Organization & transformation, Technology & innovation management

Moving from “Best Practice” to “Next Practice”

How to drive effective transformation

We are constantly bombarded with the message that we are living through a period of unprecedented change; that technology is rewriting the rule book across all industries; that any organization that fails to fully master technology will become commoditized, obsolete, or extinct; and that the only...
Technology & innovation management, Digital problem solving

2018 Technology Trends

Say vs. Do Innovation

While KPCB venture partner Mary Meeker’s annual “Internet Trends“ report does an outstanding job as a ”State of the Digital Nation,” there is no single user manual on the related trends affecting how companies can leverage emerging technology. Often there is asymmetry between the apparent positive...
Technology & innovation management, Digital problem solving, Information management

Why machine learning is crucial

Managing and gaining the most value from big data

This article explores the challenge of managing and gaining the most value from big data. We highlight the increased opportunity associated with larger data sets, while illustrating the limitations of current methods and human intellect across the 4 Vs of big data (volume, velocity, variety, and...
Industrial goods & services, Technology & innovation management, Digital problem solving, Information management

The race to gigabit fiber

Gigabit fiber is driving take-up of new services

We increasingly see deployment of applications and services provisioned by underlying gigabit broadband. This is enabling people, machines, and applications to collaborate effectively and intelligently in order to enhance quality of life, improve our mobility, grow our economies and empower our...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Risk as a value generator

Optimizing risk-based decision-making using a “Total Cost of Risk” approach

Boards and investors of leading corporations are now taking more active and questioning positions on risk management. Striking a balance between the potential opportunities unlocked by appropriate risk-taking and potential losses requires expertise and a clear risk management strategy that is...
Risk