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Urban Experts Join Forces to Develop Results-Driven Playbook for Becoming a Smart City

May 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Urban Experts Join Forces to Develop Results-Driven Playbook for Becoming a Smart City

Study will define cost-benefits of smart-city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide for future sustainable growth May 6, 2019 (Philadelphia, PA) – ESI ThoughtLab announced today the launch of its 2019 Smart City Research Initiative, Building a Hyperconnected City: Business models, use cases, and benchmarks behind high performance. Given the […]

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Boosting the ROI on Thought Leadership

May 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Boosting the ROI on Thought Leadership

According to a recent survey conducted by Edelman and LinkedIn, only 18% of executives give high marks to the thought leadership they receive. For these executives, much of today’s thought leadership is derivative: it lacks the vision, analytical insight, and valuable advice that busy executives desire. During my years as a publisher with Business International, […]

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Ridesharing

SEPTA Ridesharing Evaluation

March 18, 2019 / Comments Off on SEPTA Ridesharing Evaluation

ESI was hired by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) in 2016 to assess the possible risks and opportunities faced in the new competitive landscape of ridesharing. While Transportation Network Companies (TNC’s) potentially pose a fundamental risk to SEPTA’s business model, their presence also offers vast opportunities for mutual gain where ridesharing’s influence may help […]

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Building a Hyperconnected City

January 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Building a Hyperconnected City

Building a Hyperconnected City Full Findings Available Econsult Solutions through ESI ThoughtLab, the firm’s former thought leadership joint venture, 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. The study provides an evidence-based roadmap that cities […]

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Preparing for the Coming Crisis in Cybersecurity

October 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Preparing for the Coming Crisis in Cybersecurity

“The cat 5 hurricane has been forecast, and we must prepare.”  This was not a warning from the National Hurricane Center, but from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was talking about the “urgent crisis in cyberspace” at a summit in New York earlier in the year. Just as climate change is creating […]

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Visa SMBs

Digital Transformation of SMBs with Visa

July 24, 2018 / Comments Off on Digital Transformation of SMBs with Visa

In 2018, a multi-pronged research program was led by Visa to assess digital transformation barriers and opportunities for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Through Econsult Solutions’ thought leadership joint venture, ESI ThoughtLab, our team performed a cost analysis survey to support the research program in providing SMBs with market insights and tangible strategies to meet the […]

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