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
For this Present Value post, we asked our research coalition behind Building a Hyperconnected City to offer their perspectives on the future of smart city solutions. Businesses and residents are embracing technological innovation faster than many cities can reach. These professionals and thought leaders span multiple industries and locations across the globe, providing a holistic […]Read More
Budgets will increase by 34% next year, according to a global survey conducted by ESI ThoughtLab and WSJ Pro Cybersecurity. Companies worldwide expect to boost their cybersecurity investments by 34% in the next fiscal year, after raising them by 17% the previous year, according to a just-released study covering 467 firms across industries and based […]Read More
We asked ESI’s experts and our partners, ANBOUND, a Beijing, China based global think tank, to give their insights on the future of technology, so we can offer both a US and Chinese perspective. They focused on four major topics: smart cities, jobs of the future, autonomous vehicles, and tourism-related apps. To view our previous […]Read More
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 – […]
To benchmark the emergence of new jobs, Cognizant created the Jobs of the Future Index (CJoF Index). This quarterly index measures the changes in demand for a set of 50 jobs […]
As digital transformation propels organizations worldwide to deploy digitally-enabled products and services that increasingly collect and leverage abundant amounts of data, protecting that data and maintaining consumer trust is increasingly […]
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:
Ho Chi Minh
"ESI ThoughtLab stands out from the thought leadership pack in its ability to provide true visionary insight backed up by comprehensive research and rigorous economic analysis"
Yoni Assia, CEO, eToro
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