ESI ThoughtLab is an innovative thought leadership firm that generates insights through rigorous research and economic analysis. Our team of experts and economists specializes in assessing the impact of technology on companies, cities, industries, and business performance.
We work closely with clients to create evidence-based thought leadership that drives demand for their products and services. Our services include business, consumer, and government surveys and interviews; economic modeling, benchmarking, and performance analysis; and white papers, eBooks, infographics, and customer-facing analytical tools.
Our Latest Thought Leadership Work
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
Financial firms faced a need for technology transformation even before COVID-19 hit, as regulatory cost pressures, increasing competition, and shifting customer expectations acted as catalysts for change. Now, in the wake of a global shutdown, record unemployment, and social restrictions, they are revising their plans for business transformation. Almost all are turning to next-gen technologies […]Read More
The Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index (AVRI) is a tool developed by KPMG in partnership with ESI ThoughtLab to help measure the level of preparedness for autonomous vehicles across 30 countries and jurisdictions. It is a composite index that combines 28 individual measures from a range of sources into a single score. The 2020 edition of the […]Read More
Driving ROI Through AI Best practices, investment plans, and performance metrics There is little evidence-based research on the economics of artificial intelligence (AI) for businesses. While early attempts have been […]
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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