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
Today in Present Value, we highlight a case study from Building a Hyperconnected City. We review Las Vegas’ pilot system, highlighting two pilot programs specifically – a park safety pilot application and driving detection pilot. Instead of issuing traditional RFPs, Las Vegas has established a pilot system in which companies work with the city to […]Read More
Evidence-based research from ESI ThoughtLab will offer executives the strategic insights and performance metrics needed to create data-enabled enterprises for the Fourth Industrial Revolution March 10, 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) – ESI ThoughtLab, a leading economic research firm, today announced Driving ROI Through AI, an in-depth research program that will provide executives with an evidence-based roadmap for transforming their companies into high-performance enterprises powered by artificial intelligence (AI). While some ROI analysis on AI exists, it is generally anecdotal and fails to present the variations […]Read More
In my new capacity as an ESI Senior Advisor I had the opportunity to attend a presentation on ESI Thoughtlab’s global research initiative, Building a Hyperconnected City. This project surveyed 100 cities across the globe about their use of advanced technologies, data, and analytics, along with returns on smart city investments. ESI economists used 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 Despite increased investment in cybersecurity, most companies are still in the early stages of cybersecurity maturity. Executives are often unclear on […]
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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