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Driving acquisition value with efficient commercial spend

How telecom operators can rationalize commercial spend without sacrificing acquisition

Telecom operators in emerging markets face the challenge of continuously optimizing their commercial architecture to stay economically healthy. Playing in highly competitive markets can lead to overspending to maintain acquisition activity. Aligning commercial spend with acquired value is key to...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

The low-cost puzzle for long-haul trains

Will we see low-cost carrier models in rail?

Long-haul (high-speed) rail has been gaining popularity globally in recent years – especially in Western Europe and East Asia. Due to the growing popularity among travelers and branching out of incumbent operators, it is likely that we will see diversification of business models in the near future...
Travel & transportation

After the hype: Where is the carbon car?

Opportunities for carbon composites in the automotive industry

In 2013, the “carbon hype” in the automotive industry reached a peak when BMW presented an electric mega-city vehicle, the i3, with a fully carbon body. At that time, EVs and stricter CO2 targets were expected to bring the breakthrough for carbon fiber cars. However, five years later, applications...
Automotive

What’s next for TSOs?

Leading the way in the energy transition

Within the energy ecosystem, the transition towards a more sustainable future mostly materializes through rapid increases in renewable energy sources, distributed generation and energy storage at large. The increasing share of intermittent generation sources is redefining the rules of the game –...
Utilities & alternative energy

What’s next for aerospace composites?

Perspective on current trends in the aerospace composite components market

When the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB were developed almost a decade ago, they promised a new level of profitability for airlines and huge growth potential for the composites industry. Now that the early struggles are over, composite planes are taking to the skies. Today, the airspace...
Aerospace & defense

Future of automotive mobility – reloaded

How end-customer perspective has developed on key mobility trends

Key findings of Arthur D. Little’s new worldwide automotive market report are that desire for car ownership remains strong, especially amongst the young, and that drivers are considering a dramatic switch to electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs). This will impact manufacturer and supplier engine...
Automotive

Flexibility services: Catch me if you can!

Why and how utilities should seize the opportunity before others do

As utilities are exposed to bigger risks of supply-and-demand imbalance fueled by unpredictable, intermittent generation sources, they are searching for flexibility solutions to offset their open positions. In this market context, energy aggregators have emerged, and are taking an increasingly...
Utilities & alternative energy

Open banking: The beginning of a new era

Due to digital disruption, an important dichotomy erupts: banks have more interaction with customers than ever, but customers have many more choices to fulfill their financial needs. As customers prefer choices and experience over being locked into single suppliers, banks need to transform into...
Financial services

A sky full of eyes – Commercial opportunity in Earth observation

600+ Earth observation satellites are constantly keeping an eye on us from space – is there a commercial opportunity in Earth watching, and how can companies play in this space?The Earth observation satellites are orbiting our planet, collecting data and images, as well as monitoring and tracking...
Aerospace & defense

Digitalization of government services

We want an “experience” – not just great IT

Governments and constituent entities are embracing digitalization to provide user-friendly government services to citizens and simultaneously reduce their cost to offer such services. There are numerous success stories, interestingly some of them are from very small nations but failures abound as...
Public services, Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Organization & transformation