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UK | BBC Brazil in London | 26. November 2014

Study put Sao Paulo Ahead of New York in Quality of Urban Mobility

This article highlights the ranking of Sao Paulo’s transport network against 83 other worldwide cities in Arthur D. Little’s study, “The Future of Urban Mobility 2.0”.  Sao Paulo was ranked 34, one place above New York. It scored well in terms of affordability of public transport, but fell down due to its heavy congestion. François-joseph Van Audenhove, partner at ADL, is quoted stating that Brazil’s public transport system performs well, but is lacking in terms of maturity. Oleksii Korniichuk, Head of Mobility Competence Center, CE at Arthur D. Little, is quoted explaining how Brazil experienced a natural growth in the number of cars on its roads with the growth of the city itself, and the government responded by trying to create infrastructure to accommodate the increase in traffic. He says to improve its congestion, Sao Paulo should make long-term improvements in its public transport network and encourage the use of bicycles and pedestrian paths.

UK | Smartrail World | 18. November 2014

Hong Kong Tops Urban Mobility Index but Cities Struggle with Transit Challenges

This article summarizes the findings in Arthur D. Little’s study, “The Future of Urban Mobility 2.0”.  The study’s evaluation of 84 global cities according to 19 criteria found that most cities were still not fully equipped to cope with the projected growth of world urbanization through 2050. The article cites urban mobility as one of the toughest challenges that cities currently face, and says that current transport systems are under increasing strain. François-joseph Van Audenhove, partner at ADL, is quoted explaining how the study aims to help cities and countries build transport systems suitable for tomorrow’s high demand.

UK | Evening Standard | 17. November 2014

Olympics “Pushed London into World Transport Top 10”

This article highlights how the improvements made to London’s transport system in preparation for the city to host the 2012 Olympic Games put London in the top 10 world cities ranked in Arthur D. Little’s study, “The Future of Urban Mobility 2.0”. ADL partner François-joseph Van Audenhove is quoted explaining that all the upgrades were driven by Transport for London. Due to the changes made for the games, everyday commuters benefited from more reliable and frequent transport services and enhanced bus, train and Tube capacity, which showed a vision for the quality of the city’s transport network in the long term.

UK | Mobile News | 03. November 2014

Select Group Aiming to Transform the Industry

This article, a guest feature written by Salman Ali, Principal at Arthur D. Little, explains the need for centralized management of telecommunication networks as web traffic and the number of connected devices in use grow exponentially in the next few years. This change would streamline the movement of traffic through data centers to devices, allowing individual web applications to manipulate the network in “self-defined, instantly created virtual private networks”. The article offers five action points for telecom carriers to consider in order to lead and drive the industry progression.

Korea | Chosun Journal | 24. Oktober 2014

Samsung, Hyundai should transform through active M&A to take a big leap

This article features an interview with Arthur D. Little CEO Ignatio Garcia Alves, drawing out detail from a roundtable discussion at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul, in which Alves participated. The article includes Alves’ comments about current trends and recommendations for the future for Korean companies such as Samsung and Hyundai. He stated that now is the most important period for Korean companies, and that they need to take advantage of it through change and innovation. Stating that Korean companies lack the “fighting spirit” of French companies and are “more hesitant” than Chinese companies, Alves encouraged Korean companies to become more aggressive. He recommended that they evolve themselves through mergers and acquisitions and streamline their operations. He also advised that Korean companies target the European and US markets as they expand outward.

Chile | | 12. Oktober 2014

International study: Public transport in Santiago is the best in Latin America

This article, based on Arthur D. Little’s recent study, “The Future of Urban Mobility,” confirms that of the 84 cities analysed in the report, Santiago has the best public transport in Latin America. The study in conjunction with the International Union of Public Transport ( UITP ), included various means of transportation such as buses , metro, bicycle and vehicles per capita. The best city assessed globally is Hong Kong.

UK | Primary Care Today | 01. Oktober 2014

Will Pharma Business Models be Reshaped by Digital Health?

This article by Arthur D. Little partner Thilo Kaltenbach is adapted from the recent ADL report, “Principles of Winning Digital Strategies”. The report outlines the changes that are predicted to take place in the pharmaceutical industry in the next several years as digital health develops and gains influence over business practices. Kaltenbach emphasizes that a successful digital solution takes into account the “whole customer journey”, connecting all the stakeholders – the patient, physician, healthcare company, payer, and supplier. He explains that this approach is new and will require a shift in mentality from that of traditional healthcare systems, as digital health caters to quick development and communication, whereas traditionally healthcare products are developed over longer periods, meeting multiple regulations, before making it to the market. The article also includes eight principles for pharmaceutical companies to consider when developing their digital offerings.

UK | IPT Innovations for Pharmaceutical Technology | 14. September 2014

Value for life

This article about the impact of the developing digital health revolution on the pharmaceutical industry is based on Arthur D. Little’s study, “Principles of Winning Digital Strategies”. Thilo Kaltenbach, a partner in the consultancy’s Healthcare practice, offers statistics showing how although adoption of digital health solutions is slow in the pharmaceutical industry at present, most companies agree that embracing the technology will be a necessity by 2020. The article goes on to explain what a winning digital solution looks like, listing eight principles for companies to consider when devising successful digital health strategies.

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Switzerland | Finanz und Wirtschaft | 10. September 2014

Digital gym instructor on your wrist

Gadgets that measure health-related functions are flooding the market. But the so-called wearables are only a small portion of the digital health mega-trend. According to Arthur D. Little, we will see different growth rates in four segments of digital health. The consultants expect telehealth to be the fastest-growing sector. In contrast, Arthur D. Little’s analysts expect wireless health to become the largest sector in digital health, and mobile health to be the second largest.

Germany | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | 04. September 2014

A new self-understanding in consulting business

Dr. Fabian Dömer, Managing Partner Central Europe at Arthur D. Little, assessed the most important criteria for a successful collaboration between companies and consultants. The most important criteria are mutual trust, openness and real willingness to change. Companies are affected by the high dynamics of change and complexity in their ecosystems. Therefore, it is more important than ever to detect changes in the competitive environment early and anticipate technological innovations. As external observers, consultants can see a more coherent picture of the overall situation, which can be used by companies for further development.