ESI ThoughtLab is an innovative think tank that offers fresh ideas and evidence-based analysis to help business and government leaders understand and respond to economic, industry and technological shifts around the world.
Our in-house team of over 40 economic, industry, and thought leadership specialists excel at creating valuable decision support that combines visionary thinking, analytical excellence, with engaging multi-format content.
Our Latest Thought Leadership Work
ESI ThoughtLab launches a cutting-edge, global research initiative December 11, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – ESI ThoughtLab and a coalition of leading industry professionals today announced the launch of Driving Cybersecurity Performance: Improving results through evidence-based analysis. This research initiative will provide executives with much-needed evidence-based analysis for understanding and benchmarking cybersecurity investments, practices, and performance results for their industries. “With cyber risks rising […]Read More
Cities Can Unlock a Combined $60 Billion by Hyperconnecting their Urban Ecosystems, according to New ESI ThoughtLab Study
November 20, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – Today, ESI ThoughtLab announced the key findings from its Building a Hyperconnected City program, a year-long global study of 100 cities using technology to improve, connect, and secure all areas of their ecosystem. The study, supported by a coalition of industry leaders, shows how cities can go beyond current […]Read More
We are excited to announce the launch our latest multi-client research program, Driving Cybersecurity Performance. The nine-month long follow-up to last year’s global study, The Cybersecurity Imperative, is distinct from other research, as it will provide executives with a comprehensive analysis of the ROI of cybersecurity investments. What We’ve Learned Despite increased investment in cybersecurity, […]Read More
Today’s organizations seek to identify data that’s most relevant to meeting business goals and make these data types actionable. To do so, they are turning to advances in artificial intelligence […]
How many legacy firms are still in existence today? Many that were household names, Kodak, Blockbuster, BlackBerry, and Sears, for instance, haven’t survived the digital transformation paradigm shift that is […]
Companies across all industries are embracing robotic process automation (RPA). In as little as two years, RPA leaders – those companies our research identified as ahead of the curve – […]
Building a Hyperconnected City
Businesses and residents are embracing technological innovation faster than many cities can react. With digital change happening in hyper-speed, urban leaders need to act now to bridge the technology gap between their cities and stakeholders.
Building a Hyperconnected City will provide urban and business leaders with the definitive playbook for creating a digitally-enabled and seamlessly interlinked ecosystem.
Join the growing list of cities benchmarking their smart investments and outcomes.
All cities that participate will receive a free, comprehensive database showing how their smart investments, plans, and outcomes compare with other cities around the world. Cities currently involved include:
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