Asset Management – The Primary Asset

40 trillion Euros by 2030 – that’s the experts’ best guess on the investments globally needed just to expand the infrastructure sufficiently to keep up with the expected rate of economic growth. This number equals a 4 followed by 13 zeroes and is only slightly less than ten times the 2015 GDPs of Austria, Germany and Switzerland combined. According to a recent survey among 100 German top managers of companies concerned with the operation and maintenance of public infrastructure such as power grids, railways and…

How Healthcare Convergence Is Changing the Role of Pharma

Changing market dynamics and demands for a more progressive approach to manage healthcare challenges are leading to convergence in healthcare. I spoke about this trend in my last blog and how it’s resulting not only in global healthcare systems becoming more and more alike, but also in convergence across a broad range of healthcare organizations.

Driving the Digital Vehicle

It’s not just central locking systems, power mirrors or the 18 electromechanical actuators one German luxury car had built into the driver’s seat as early as 1985 – the majority of vehicle processes have been managed electrically/electronically for decades. While today E/E components make up 20% to 40% of manufacturing costs of a car, this proportion is expected to rise to at least 50% in the years to come. This is not just due to the fact that the vehicles’ internal control mechanisms are becoming…

Leveraging the Value of Big Data with Automated Decision Making

It is a widely accepted fact that we are living in the era of Big Data. Many traditional companies are looking for ways to improve their business through the virtues of Big Data and Data Science. While matured startups born in this era like Facebook and Twitter seem to naturally exploit the value of their data, many traditional companies struggle to find new ways of utilizing their data to leverage its value for their classical businesses.

Who is Faster than the Competition?

The proceeding digitalization is causing branches and markets to change rapidly. Each company, no matter what branch or whether the company is small or large, is giving strategic thoughts to who the customers are today and who will be the customers tomorrow as well as who the competition is today and will be the competition tomorrow. Often the competition is not even from the direct market environment, but from a totally different area.

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