ESI Blog: Present Value
Present Value was created as a platform for sharing ideas, discussing our interests and improving connections with our community. Each week, we invite guest contributors from the ranks of our senior advisors, industry experts, and thought leaders.
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Econsult Solutions’ Transportation Practice helps transit agencies and departments of transportation make the case for infrastructure expenditures and investments by measuring the service area economic footprint and analyzing both economic and social impacts. With our focus on transportation this month, Steve Wray, ESI Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and former executive director of the Economy […]
While the public policy conversation in recent weeks has understandably been focused on the health and economic implications of the current crisis, it is also necessary to maintain a long-term view. This is particularly true with infrastructure investments, where the decisions made today will have impacts on our economy and way of life for years […]
For this Present Value post, ESI’s thought leadership team sat down with experts participating in our Driving ROI Through AI research program to gain deeper insight into how companies around the world are currently using artificial intelligence, where the technology is headed, and how it will impact the future of business. Driving ROI Through AI […]
The global pandemic has shuttered college campuses and shaken the entire higher education industry. We don’t know what’s next. Heck, we don’t even know when’s next. But, it’s likely some schools won’t make it, others will look completely different, and none will ever be the same. What’s a university administrator to do? Higher ed was […]
Today in Present Value, ESI Principal Lee Huang interviews Jamie Bracey-Green, recently appointed to the PA COVID-19 Small Diverse Business and Community Task Force. Huang and Bracey-Green discuss small diverse businesses dealing with COVID-19, and what her role is in the new Task Force. LH: You’ve long been working at the intersection of innovation and […]
In late April, Econsult Solutions Inc. hosted a webinar series on critical issues facing the higher education sector. When these five sessions were first conceived and scheduled, of course no one could have predicted that a global pandemic would bring travel and economy to a halt, disrupt all social and commercial activity, and leave every […]
The other week, the ESI principals penned a blog post, Our Love Letter to Cities, which really resonated with us as urban planners who love not only Philadelphia, but the many cities we’ve each visited in our travels. What do we love so much about cities? Partly, it’s the ability to access most of our […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists and more companies are placing greater reliance on digital systems, corporate cybersecurity systems are being put under pressure like never before. Companies have shifted to remote operations, disruption and increased attacks from opportunistic threat actors are mounting, and supply chains have been impacted on a global scale. This is creating vulnerabilities […]
Today in Present Value, we interview Stephen Mullin, President and Principal of ESI. Steve shares some words of wisdom from his previous jobs as Director of Commerce and Director of Finance for the City of Philadelphia on how cities such as Philadelphia will handle the current COVID-19 crisis. Ed Rendell famously said that when he […]