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A Preview to our Study: Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World

March 26, 2021 / Comments Off on A Preview to our Study: Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World

COVID-19 has served as a stress test for cities as businesses and services were shut down and medical facilities stretched to their limits. It has exposed weaknesses in digital infrastructure and resilience as disruptions have emerged unexpectedly with far-reaching aftershocks. Simultaneously, cities are facing mounting pressures to address vulnerabilities related to cybersecurity and climate change. […]

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ESI ThoughtLab and CityAge Invite City Leaders to Attend The 2021 Smart Cities Strategy Summit

March 10, 2021 / Comments Off on ESI ThoughtLab and CityAge Invite City Leaders to Attend The 2021 Smart Cities Strategy Summit

An Exclusive Meeting of Global City Leaders The COVID-19 pandemic has been a watershed event for cities, with lasting impacts on how residents will live, travel, shop, and work. Our ground-breaking research into the post-pandemic plans of 167 cities worldwide—to be released at the summit—reveals that cities will need to morph into Cities 4.0 to […]

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The Broadridge Next-Gen Technology Adoption Survey

March 10, 2021 / Comments Off on The Broadridge Next-Gen Technology Adoption Survey

To understand how financial services companies are adopting AI, blockchain, the cloud, and digital technologies; where they are investing most; and the returns they are generating, ESI ThoughtLab conducted a comprehensive survey on behalf of Broadridge in late 2020 of senior executives at 1,000 companies in eight financial subsectors across 18 countries. Financial services executives […]

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The Shift to Wealth Management 4.0

February 26, 2021 / Comments Off on The Shift to Wealth Management 4.0

The ongoing pandemic has been a watershed event for businesses and their customers around the world, particularly for the wealth and asset management industry. The crisis is heightening—and speeding up—digital, social, economic, demographic, and regulatory shifts that were already transforming the industry before the virus hit.  But the ensuing health crisis has prompted investors to reexamine their […]

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How Business Will Permanently Change in 2021

February 18, 2021 / Comments Off on How Business Will Permanently Change in 2021

Succeeding in a Transformed Post-Pandemic World With the end of the pandemic in sight, a new U.S. administration in place, and Brexit a reality, 2021 is quickly becoming a new dawn for business and government. Digital, social, and economic shifts will continue to gain momentum, propelling companies and cities into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This […]

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PwC Manufacturing COO Pulse Survey

February 4, 2021 / Comments Off on PwC Manufacturing COO Pulse Survey

Over the past year, manufacturing firms have faced unprecedented disruption. Daunting change caused by the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in accelerated digitalization, increased risk of cyberattacks, and transformed consumer behavior. ThoughtLab worked with PwC to conduct a survey of 585 manufacturing industry COOs to understand the future of manufacturing. Click here to access an interactive […]

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