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A tipping point in airport-industry economics: securing profits in uncertain times

A tipping point in airport-industry economics: securing profits in uncertain times

Arthur D. Little explores how airports must adapt their business models

At a time when the airport industry has never been so attractive, Arthur D. Little explores how airports must deal with undamental disruptions in their business models. This calls for strong CxO focus and bolder and faster moves to guarantee value creation for all stakeholders in the ecosystem.

Released: October 2017

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Economic Impact on Europe of the Nord Stream 2 project

Economic Impact on Europe of the Nord Stream 2 project

Analysis of effects on job creation and GDP

The objective of the ADL study, commissioned by Nord Stream 2, is to understand the direct, indirect and induced effects of Nord Stream 2, a major natural gas infrastructure project that aims to build a pipeline system with 55 bcm per year of transport capacity, on the European economy, and on countries where actual investments in the pipeline have been or are being made.

Released: October 2017

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In praise of perpetuity

In praise of perpetuity

National oil companies manifesto

Perpetuity is every national oil company’s mission. Their articles of incorporation proclaim that they must toil for future generations. While international operators can wander from one country to the next according to the circumstances and various regulatory frameworks of producing countries, national oil companies cannot be so versatile

Released: October 2017

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ICT security in the digital transformation era

ICT security in the digital transformation era

Do organizations need a digital security strategy?

Digital transformation and Cyberspace increase, as a result of IoT (internet of things) and Industry 4.0 spreading, will increase the risk of cyber-attacks. Public and private organizations need to define a strategy, an organization, processes and how to manage the information capable of mitigating cyber threats while remaining aligned with security, confidentiality and traceability requirements for compliance with recent regulations.

Released: September 2017

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Dynamic innovation strategy

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 rigid for the post- digital “lean start-up” world.

Released: September 2017

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Identifying new growth frontiers in Indian passenger vehicle market through digitization

Identifying new growth frontiers in Indian  passenger vehicle market through digitization

Building a case to develop an online platform leveraging used-car sales data to penetrate tier-three cities in India

India may be the third-largest passenger vehicle market by 2020, clocking 5 million units in annual sales. A strong demand, growing market and a thriving supplier ecosystem have attracted several players in the Indian passenger market in the last 8 years, the most recent being Jeep and Kia Motors.

Released: September 2017

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Unlocking GigaWorld Innovation

Unlocking GigaWorld Innovation

GigaApps in a GigaWorld

A GigaWorld is emerging amidst complex converging ecosystems. It is enabling a new wave of GigaApps, such as Augmented Discovery, Virtual Telepresence and Automated Living. Critical real-time two way transmission characterizes them. Through them the GigaWorld has the potential to unlock a market of €250–660 billion per year by 2025 in Europe around, while at a global level, its value is predicted to be €1.3–3.5 trillion per year. These GigaApps need end-to-end superior Quality of Service, and new monetization models will be necessary to finance the extra network investments.

Released: September 2017

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Innovation in the Indian life insurance industry

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.

Released: September 2017

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Digital Lean Management

Digital Lean Management

Unlock potential and achieve next performance levels

Successful companies have achieved outstanding performances by incorporating Lean Management at the center of their corporate transformations. At the same time, the potential of digital technologies to transform performance has become widely recognized. However, we observe two types of lean companies on their way to digital: either companies realize a radical performance increase of up to 50% or more, or become stuck in situations in which initiatives happen in silos, efforts lack coordination, and success is never achieved. This Viewpoint is about transforming companies to digital lean by developing their lean capabilities and embedding technological building blocks into their value streams.

Released: September 2017

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Digital platforms in freight transportation

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 narrow focus on clearly delineated market segments currently restricts their disruption potential. However, the longterm effect on the industry can be immense, as other sectors have shown.

Released: September 2017

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