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Over the past year, manufacturing firms have faced unprecedented disruption. Daunting change caused by the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in accelerated digitalization, increased risk of cyberattacks, and transformed consumer behavior. ESI ThoughtLab worked with PwC to conduct a survey of 585 manufacturing industry COOs to understand the future of manufacturing. Click here to access an […]
ESI in partnership with The North Broad Renaissance (NBR), released the 2021 State of North Broad report, which highlights demographics and development within the North Broad census tracts, and the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic had on the corridor. According to the 2021 State of North Broad report, North Broad Street performs the core roles of […]
The Workflow Quarterly Experience Issue reports on how leading organizations are driving productivity and growth through better business processes for employees and customers. The Winter 2020 edition of the magazine offers advice on how to lead through uncertainty, invest for resilience, and jumpstart an engaged workforce. Even before the pandemic hit, new research shows, companies […]
In Collaboration with Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, Center for Retirement Initiatives. What are the Potential Benefits of Universal Access to Retirement Savings? An Analysis of National Options to Expand Coverage The Center for Retirement Initiatives (CRI) at Georgetown University engaged ESI to assist the Center in developing an analysis of national […]
As the pandemic continues to disrupt all aspects of life, companies are re-evaluating how they get work done. For many large enterprises, reassessing their use of, and future investment plans for shared service centers is a key part of this strategic planning. The business logic behind these “captive” centers – standardization, economies of scale, lower […]
The shadow economy, sometimes called the informal or underground economy, comprises economic activity that takes place outside of formal channels—generally to avoid governmental scrutiny and taxation—and is not included in the officially calculated gross national product (GNP). It results in significant social, economic, cultural, and political challenges. To better understand the impact of the shadow economy […]
The Big Shift: Are you prepared for 2021? As this new era unfolds, private- and public-sector leaders will require visionary thinking and actionable insights to keep their businesses profitable and their cities safe. To fill this need, ESI ThoughtLab will be conducting thought leadership research throughout 2021 to analyze how industries and cities will need to […]
Wealth and Asset Management 4.0 How digital, social, and economic trends will transform the investment industry Download The pandemic has been a watershed event for the investment community, accelerating market shifts already in motion. Overnight, the world has become digital-first and socially minded, irrevocably transforming investor expectations and the industry’s way of working. Over the […]
Driving ROI Through AI Full findings publicly available! Download To help executives drive ROI through AI, ESI ThoughtLab, together with a group of AI leaders, including Appen, Cognizant, Cortex, Dataiku, DataRobot, Deloitte, and Publicis Sapient, conducted a benchmarking study of 1,200 organizations across a wide cross-section of industries and world markets. This ground-breaking research and […]
Driving Cybersecurity Performance Improving cybersecurity results through evidence-based analysis Download Report ESI ThoughtLab worked with a coalition of cybersecurity, cyber insurance, and technology experts from leading companies and associations to answer a central question: How can firms drive the best cybersecurity performance in today’s complex digital world? Our Driving Cybersecurity Performance research provides critical insights into how […]
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 a cross industry coalition of leading firms and research organizations. This study provides an evidence-based roadmap that cities can use to become vibrant, hyperconnected urban […]
Smarter Cities 2025 Building a Sustainable Business and Financing Plan “The cities of the future – and the cities of the present that will be relevant in the future – will be smart. Full of sensors, data, and analysis that help the traffic flow, civic leaders lead, and citizens fully realize all the benefits of […]