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
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
Key findings and benchmarking tool from the Building a Hyperconnected City program to be unveiled ESI ThoughtLab will be on hand from Monday, November 18 – Thursday, November 21 at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain to unveil complete findings from the Building a Hyperconnected City program. The study, which is a deep dive assessment of […]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
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
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