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Tackling the Digital Hype – Executing digitally enabled...

Successfully implementing a business strategy is usually a lot more challenging than developing it. Advances in digital technology are frequently perceived as a “silver bullet”. However, digital can also expose a company’s inner contradictions, reveal hidden pockets of poor performance and even...
Digital problem solving

New Product Development – Organizing to identify customer...

Obtaining a deep understanding of B2B customer needs is central to any new product development process. In a complex customer relationship, fi nding the best way to organize and manage customer interaction is anything but simple, especially when the product is technically complex. Rather than...

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...

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

Capturing sustainable value from technology: a case for...

Businesses can no longer afford to simply protect their intellectual property (IP) and use it defensively to prevent competitors encroaching on their territory. Moving to actively licensing IP is increasingly critical for open innovation, provides a powerful mechanism for revenue generation, and is...
Technology & innovation management

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