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Seizing the IoT opportunity in the 5G era

The make-or-break moment has arrived – how can operators make sure they are capturing the potential of IoT?

In light of accelerated industrial digitalization, there is a consensus that the IoT market has significant, yet untapped, potential. This potential seems more reachable with the arrival of 5G capabilities such as vastly improved speeds and reduced latency, all of which are poised to accelerate the...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Managing competition, price and access

The changing paradigm for the pharmaceutical sector

High medicine prices impose a burden on national healthcare systems, where pharmaceuticals account for a significant share of spending, especially for countries in the early stages of maturity in the pharma sector. Competition authorities have expressed concerns that access to affordable,...
Healthcare & life sciences

Successful Public-Private Partnerships

How countries should set up an effective ecosystem for public-private partnerships

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are an essential tool to satisfy and advance infrastructure needs worldwide. If planned, designed and implemented properly, PPPs can contribute to national development and growth across all socioeconomic sectors, benefiting private- and public-sector players....
Strategy

The National Innovation Ecosystem

A holistic approach to designing an effective National Innovation Ecosystem

Innovation is key in driving social and economic development and bridging the wealth gap between emerging and developed countries. Over the last 50 years, only a few countries, such as South Korea and Singapore, have succeeded in unlocking the full benefits of nation-wide innovation. Instrumental...
Technology & innovation management

Electric buses

Growing towards a 50 percent global market share

Electric buses are expected to be more efficient and greener than diesel buses, and key to making cities more environmentally friendly. Every city must carefully choose its individual solution for its bus fleet, and OEMs have to be ready to mirror the local requirements by understanding the needs...
Travel & transportation

Helping MSMEs rise again

Governments should help MSMEs as a key to global economic recovery

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of the economy, accounting for well over 40 percent of GDP in most countries. While MSMEs have always needed government support, COVID-19 has dealt them a devastating blow from which many may not recover. Various governments have...
Public services, Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Dematerialized ticketing

Delivering an enhanced ticketing experience in mass transit networks

Transport authorities and mass transit operators should consider dematerialization of ticketing for increased resilience and to pave the way for Mobility-as-a-Service in a post-Covid worldTraditional card-centric ticketing technologies, with which every user is issued a physical ticket or token,...
Travel & transportation

Transforming car sales in a perfect storm

The COVID-19 crisis gives OEMs the opportunity to quickly evolve the car distribution model

The effects of the COVID-19 crisis on automotive markets highlight the fragility of the traditional car distribution system and intensify the existing need for change. Ongoing transformations such as EV sales, new car ownership models, process digitalization, and new sales models will challenge...
Automotive

Upscaling digital pilots in oil and gas

How are oil and gas companies adopting digital in their operations, and how can they shift from pilots to full-scale implementation?

The oil and gas sector has been applying cutting-edge technologies and digital solutions for years but failed to tap the full potential of digital. Companies have been able to sustain these inefficiencies during the period of high oil prices. However, with the increasing market pressures, they must...
Oil & gas

Pricing for crisis

How pricing and offering can unlock demand in a crisis

The current COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented, and the impact on demand across all industry sectors has been brutal. But if companies are to survive and even thrive in this situation, they must develop sales strategies for both the short- and medium-term – however grim the current outlook might be....
Strategy