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In 2018, a multi-pronged research program was led by Visa to assess digital transformation barriers and opportunities for small and medium businesses (SMBs). ESI ThoughtLab performed a cost analysis survey to support the research program in providing SMBs with market insights and tangible strategies to meet the evolving consumer demands for a “Digital First” commerce experience. U.S. […]
Building a System to Provide Sports-Based Youth Development for All of Philadelphia’s Children In 2017, Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) was hired by the Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative (PYSC) to support the Philadelphia Task Force on Sports Based Youth Development (SBYD). The Task Force was created to spearhead the Game On Philly! initiative, a five-year campaign with […]
Make Disruption Work for Your Business Change is one of life’s certainties, so those who look only to the past and the present are likely to be caught out by the future. This is particularly true in the consumer and retail sector, which is being transformed by three revolutions at once: geographic, demographic and technological. In 2018, ESI ThoughtLab conducted rigorous […]
Agriculture has a long rich history in Pennsylvania and has been a driving force of the state’s economy for centuries. While the number of Pennsylvanians farming has decreased, the importance of agriculture to the Commonwealth’s economy has not. In 2018, Team PA, on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, commissioned Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) and Temple […]
Harnessing Data and Technology to Drive Business As the investment industry reinvents itself for a digitally-connected world, wealth advisors must also radically reimagine and retool their businesses. Unfortunately, many have not moved quickly enough — or at all — to make the necessary changes, putting their future market position at risk. In The Next-Generation Wealth […]
Following the global financial crisis 10 years ago, the global banking sector is noticeably healthier. Most banks expect revenues and profitability to improve over the next 12 months to 3 years, despite an increase of approximately 2.1% in costs. EY commissioned ESI ThoughtLab to help it conduct research for its annual global banking outlook, examining […]