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Quenching digital thirst of water utilities

How should water utilities execute their digital transformation ?

Water utilities across the globe are under increased pressure due to challenges posed by rapid urbanization, climate change, aging infrastructure, high network losses, and increasing customer expectations. Innovation and cutting-edge digital technologies are proving critical in helping utilities...
Utilities & alternative energy

Transforming a utility company’s front line

A framework to optimize field force utilization and productivity

Previously stable and involatile utilities are entering a fast-transforming environment that requires rapid, decisive, and strategic actions. Utilities currently face higher cost and margin pressures stemming from scale and age of the network as well as regulatory mandates and competition. To...
Utilities & alternative energy

The ecosystem future

Once, when someone described an ecosystem, they would be talking about a biological community where living organisms interacted with each other and their environment – such as the coral reefs in our cover illustration. Then, about 10 or 15 years ago, it became hijacked by the business management...

Corporate sustainability

Sustainability has now risen to the top of the business agenda, with a combination of technology, financial backing, and greater government and consumer pressure all making it an imperative for every organization. Our lead article explains how taking a business ecosystem approach is crucial to...

Appetite for disruption

The food value chain has changed dramatically over recent years – and promises to continue transforming, with ecosystems becoming ever more complex. Based on a comprehensive study carried out with three major players in the food value chain, the authors explore the trends and scenarios shaping the...

Hyper-collaboration in the healthcare and life science industry

The successful rapid development and rollout of multiple COVID-19 vaccines has demonstrated the potential speed of innovation within healthcare and life sciences. Our third article explains why the same ecosystem collaboration approach is underpinning wider changes in healthcare, transforming...

The role of hydrogen in building a sustainable future for automotive mobility

The pressing need to decarbonize mobility means automotive players are facing key choices around the fuels of the future. Taking a holistic approach, the authors explain why hydrogen is a strong candidate for powering automotive transformation and how a global green hydrogen ecosystem is likely to...

The Future of Innovation Districts

Where innovation takes place has changed radically over the last decade, with the rise of physical Innovation Districts across the world that bring together researchers, start-ups and corporates to work and live in open ecosystems. Our article outlines the Innovation District concept and factors...

Paving the way for green hydrogen

Key considerations for green H2 deployment

Green hydrogen (H2) has become a key topic on the agenda of policy makers and industrial players, driven both by the global decarbonization push and the commercial opportunities that it could bring. Although ambitious targets have been set and multiple projects announced, the road toward the green...
Utilities & alternative energy

The role of green capital in financing a circular plastics economy

Key findings from an ADL executive webinar with corporates and investors

To meet sustainability challenges, corporates need to bring together technology, scale-up capabilities, and capital. As we outlined in our previous Viewpoint, “Green financing of corporate breakthroughs,” they now have access to a broader range of finance options. With all three blocks in place,...
Technology & innovation management