thought leadership

ESI ThoughtLab Reveals How 167 Cities Worldwide are Leveraging Technology, Data, and Partnerships to Drive Social Development Goals

March 30, 2021 / Comments Off on ESI ThoughtLab Reveals How 167 Cities Worldwide are Leveraging Technology, Data, and Partnerships to Drive Social Development Goals

Pandemic accelerates rise of Cities 4.0, propelling the development of a future roadmap toward urban prosperity, sustainability, and citizen well-being The pandemic spurred more than one-third of cities around the globe to give more priority to efforts to promote the social good 65 percent of city leaders said smart city programs were crucial to COVID-19 […]

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A Preview to our Study: Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World

March 26, 2021 / Comments Off on A Preview to our Study: Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World

COVID-19 has served as a stress test for cities as businesses and services were shut down and medical facilities stretched to their limits. It has exposed weaknesses in digital infrastructure and resilience as disruptions have emerged unexpectedly with far-reaching aftershocks. Simultaneously, cities are facing mounting pressures to address vulnerabilities related to cybersecurity and climate change. […]

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ESI ThoughtLab and CityAge Invite City Leaders to Attend The 2021 Smart Cities Strategy Summit

March 10, 2021 / Comments Off on ESI ThoughtLab and CityAge Invite City Leaders to Attend The 2021 Smart Cities Strategy Summit

An Exclusive Meeting of Global City Leaders The COVID-19 pandemic has been a watershed event for cities, with lasting impacts on how residents will live, travel, shop, and work. Our ground-breaking research into the post-pandemic plans of 167 cities worldwide—to be released at the summit—reveals that cities will need to morph into Cities 4.0 to […]

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The Shift to Wealth Management 4.0

February 26, 2021 / Comments Off on The Shift to Wealth Management 4.0

The ongoing pandemic has been a watershed event for businesses and their customers around the world, particularly for the wealth and asset management industry. The crisis is heightening—and speeding up—digital, social, economic, demographic, and regulatory shifts that were already transforming the industry before the virus hit.  But the ensuing health crisis has prompted investors to reexamine their […]

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How Business Will Permanently Change in 2021

February 18, 2021 / Comments Off on How Business Will Permanently Change in 2021

Succeeding in a Transformed Post-Pandemic World With the end of the pandemic in sight, a new U.S. administration in place, and Brexit a reality, 2021 is quickly becoming a new dawn for business and government. Digital, social, and economic shifts will continue to gain momentum, propelling companies and cities into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This […]

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Bogota: How Data Helps Tackle Mobility and Transportation Challenges

February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Bogota: How Data Helps Tackle Mobility and Transportation Challenges

Urban mobility is a critical factor for the economic productivity of a city, and for the quality of life of its citizens and their access to basic services. In the wake of COVID-19, cities are reevaluating their urban mobility strategies and policies. According to ESI ThoughtLab’s survey of 167 cities globally, 55% of city leaders […]

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