thought leadership

The Intelligence Revolution: Driving ROI with AI

February 3, 2021 / Comments Off on The Intelligence Revolution: Driving ROI with AI

The rise of artificial intelligence both reflects and accelerates the major geopolitical, social, and economic shifts happening around the world. With growing evidence that AI gives companies and organizations the ability to be more efficient, effective, and profitable, how can leaders, who may have limited understanding of AI and its benefits, make informed investment decisions […]

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Bogota: How Data Helps Tackle Mobility and Transportation Challenges

February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Bogota: How Data Helps Tackle Mobility and Transportation Challenges

Urban mobility is a critical factor for the economic productivity of a city, and for the quality of life of its citizens and their access to basic services. In the wake of COVID-19, cities are reevaluating their urban mobility strategies and policies. According to ESI ThoughtLab’s survey of 167 cities globally, 55% of city leaders […]

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Managing the Challenges of a Post-Pandemic World: Cities 4.0

January 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Managing the Challenges of a Post-Pandemic World: Cities 4.0

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring a healthy, safe, and prosperous future for citizens has been a burning imperative for city leaders around the world. At the same time, the health crisis has raised the importance of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which many cities have adopted as a framework for achieving their social, environmental, […]

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Expert Views: Post-Pandemic Trends in Cities

November 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Expert Views: Post-Pandemic Trends in Cities

As city leaders around the world continue to cope with the impacts of COVID-19, they are also assessing which will remain with us in a post-pandemic world. Repercussions of the health crisis, including recession, high unemployment, and the new urban exodus, have highlighted weaknesses and underscore why leaders need to improve public health and other […]

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ESI ThoughtLab and CityAge Team Up to Reinvent Thought Leadership for a Digital-First World

November 6, 2020 / Comments Off on ESI ThoughtLab and CityAge Team Up to Reinvent Thought Leadership for a Digital-First World

November 6, 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) — ESI ThoughtLab, an innovative research firm, is joining forces with CityAge, a leading digital events and networking company, to create 360° thought leadership—a new formula for firms to ensure the effectiveness of their marketing initiatives in a digital-first world. The coronavirus pandemic has transformed most aspects of business, including […]

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Business, Government, and Academic Leaders Analyze the Post-pandemic Future of Cities and Create Roadmap for Change

November 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Business, Government, and Academic Leaders Analyze the Post-pandemic Future of Cities and Create Roadmap for Change

ESI ThoughtLab Study will examine how innovative technologies will drive urban sustainability, resilience, and citizen well-being November 5, 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) –ESI ThoughtLab, a leading research firm, has joined forces with a coalition of business, government, and academic leaders to analyze how COVID-19 and associated disruptions will permanently change how people work, shop, travel, learn, […]

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