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Urban Experts Join Forces to Develop Results-Driven Playbook for Becoming a Smart City

May 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Urban Experts Join Forces to Develop Results-Driven Playbook for Becoming a Smart City

Study will define cost-benefits of smart-city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide for future sustainable growth May 6, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – ESI ThoughtLab announced today the launch of its 2019 Smart City Research Initiative, Building a Hyperconnected City: Business models, use cases, and benchmarks behind high performance. Given the […]

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Boosting the ROI on Thought Leadership

May 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Boosting the ROI on Thought Leadership

According to a recent survey conducted by Edelman and LinkedIn, only 18% of executives give high marks to the thought leadership they receive. For these executives, much of today’s thought leadership is derivative: it lacks the vision, analytical insight, and valuable advice that busy executives desire. During my years as a publisher with Business International, […]

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KPMG 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index

April 9, 2019 / Comments Off on KPMG 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index

ESI ThoughtLab has been working with KPMG to update the Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI). Since the first AVRI was published in January 2018, there has been a huge acceleration in investment in autonomous vehicle technology, policy adoption by governments to encourage autonomous vehicles, and media coverage of the topic. The 2019 index adds five […]

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Competing in the Cognitive Age with Protiviti

February 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Competing in the Cognitive Age with Protiviti

Advanced artificial intelligence (AI) may conjure up futuristic images along with hype and fear, but the reality is much different. To understand where this technology is headed and how business leaders will apply it in the immediate future, Protiviti and ESI ThoughtLab conducted a global research study delving into where advanced AI stands today and […]

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Who’s the Smartest One of All? The Smart City Challenge in Latin America

February 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Who’s the Smartest One of All? The Smart City Challenge in Latin America

Latin America is one of the most urbanized regions of the world, with around 80% of all inhabitants living in cities—the highest rate anywhere outside of North America. Several of its cities are among the largest on the planet, with São Paulo and Mexico City each with 21 million inhabitants. Latin America was last a […]

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Building a Hyperconnected City

January 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Building a Hyperconnected City

Building a Hyperconnected City Full Findings Available ThoughtLab gathered benchmarking data from 100 cities, conducted in-depth interviews with city leaders, and drew on valuable input from a cross industry coalition of leading firms and research organizations. This study provides an evidence-based roadmap that cities can use to become vibrant, hyperconnected urban centers of the future. […]

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