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Dynamic innovation strategy

How to develop a strategy for innovation in the fast- moving digital world

Having a clear strategy for innovation seems like an obvious priority for any large company. However, the classical “top-down” analytical approach, which starts with business objectives and cascades down perfectly through to a series of narrowly defined innovation projects, is seen by many as too...
Strategy, Organization & transformation, Technology & innovation management

Digital platforms in freight transportation

A true industry disruptor?

The wind of change is blowing strongly in transportation & logistics. Digitization is in full swing: it is opening a whole portfolio of new opportunities to reduce costs, differentiate product offerings and redefine business models. Digital freight platforms are driving the transformation. The...
Travel & transportation, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Innovation in the Indian life insurance industry

Improving customer retention through predictive analytics

Predictive analytics provides the necessary tools to Indian life insurance companies to improve customer retention, optimize business processes and improve profitability.In India, there are 24 life insurance companies. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), a Government of India-owned...
Financial services, Strategy, Organization & transformation

Digital workplace

The foundation of the digital organization

Reshaping the workplaceDigitalization brings radical changes for all organizations, independent of industry and size. The competitive landscape is transforming, as existing business models face disruption and traditional value chains disintegrate. In their stead, new value networks are emerging, in...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy, Organization & transformation

Connected Education

Vodafone Power to you

Arthur D. Little is proud that our Telecoms & Sustainability teams have supported the Vodafone Foundation and over a dozen partners across the world through the development of the ‘Connected Education’ study, seeking to address the target of ‘Quality Education’ which is one of the 17 goals that...
Public services, Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Strategy

The WHY strategy: there is no strategy without meaning

In our changing business environment we need new strategic reasons to exist

What does your company bring to the world? Companies and their CEOs often have clear visions of “what” they do: they know their products – names, features and functional benefits. However, they have more limited and inexplicit expressions of “why” they do what they do in today’s world. The “WHY” is...
Strategy, Operations management

Diversification in the Era of Convergence

Responding to the opportunities and threats of industry convergence

Corporations have pursued diversification strategies for decades as a means by which to create long-term value and achieve sustained growth. Historically, companies such as General Electric diversified via inorganic acquisitions1, in;addition to investing heavily in R&D programs. We...
Strategy, Organization & transformation

The Future of Urban Mobility 2.0 – Full study

Imperatives to shape extended mobility ecosystems of tomorrow

It includes an updated version of the Urban Mobility Index with an extended scope of 84 cities worldwide as well as an extended set of 19 criteria. It highlights what is holding cities back and identifies three strategic directions for cities to better shape the future of urban mobility.
Travel & transportation, Strategy

Waking up in a new world

Results of Arthur D. Little’s global survey on the economic crisis

Virtually all economies and all sectors worldwide are simultaneously going through a brutal downturn. The speed and depth of the fall have caught us all by surprise. Six months into the financial and economic crisis, let’s no longer dwell on the pain it is inflicting. Let’s focus instead on what...
Strategy

Catching the Smart Home Opportunity

Room for Growth for Telecom Operators

In this report, Arthur D. Little reviews the key trends driving the potential for Smart Home solutions, presents an overview of four main segments and provides recommendations for telecom operators in the launch of Smart Home services. A Smart Home is a home or building that is equipped with a...
Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy