ESI ThoughtLab is an innovative thought leadership firm that creates fresh thinking and actionable insights through rigorous research and evidence-based analysis. Our firm specializes in using the latest quantitative and qualitative tools to examine the impact of technology on companies, cities, industries, and business performance. ESI ThoughtLab is the thought leadership arm of Econsult Solutions, a leading economic consultancy.
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Firms will Invest More in AI After the Pandemic, but Delivering ROI will take Skill, Scale, and Time
ESI ThoughtLab study of 1,200 organizations reveals that generating ROI on AI is still a work in progress that requires a focus on strategic change September 15, 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) – Two-thirds of senior executives across industries—and nearly nine out of ten leaders from the world’s largest enterprises—believe that artificial intelligence (AI) is vitally important […]Read More
August 19, 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) – ESI ThoughtLab, a leading thought leadership and economic consultancy, is delighted to announce the promotion of Dr. Daniel Miles to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Dr. Miles was formerly the Chief Economist for ESI ThoughtLab, a position he has held since the firm was created as a joint venture with […]Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only upended society and inflicted tragic losses; it has also been a defining moment for business. The crisis has accelerated the use of modern technology, radically altered customer behavior, short-circuited business operations, and revised how employees get things done. To get a sense of how senior executives are responding to […]Read More
Driving ROI Through AI Full findings publicly available! Download Artificial Intelligence (AI) is spurring the next wave of the digital revolution. To help executives drive ROI through AI, ESI ThoughtLab, […]
Driving Cybersecurity Performance Improving cybersecurity results through evidence-based analysis Full findings now publicly available! Download Report ESI ThoughtLab worked with a coalition of cybersecurity, cyber insurance, and technology experts from […]
Building a Hyperconnected City Now Released: Building a Hyperconnected City ESI ThoughtLab gathered benchmarking data from 100 cities, conducted in-depth interviews with city leaders, and drew on valuable input from […]
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