Flexibility services: Catch me if you can!

Why and how utilities should seize the opportunity before others do

As utilities are exposed to bigger risks of supply-and-demand imbalance fueled by unpredictable, intermittent generation sources, they are searching for flexibility solutions to offset their open positions. In this market context, energy aggregators have emerged, and are taking an increasingly...
Utilities & alternative energy

Open banking: The beginning of a new era

Due to digital disruption, an important dichotomy erupts: banks have more interaction with customers than ever, but customers have many more choices to fulfill their financial needs. As customers prefer choices and experience over being locked into single suppliers, banks need to transform into...
Financial services

A sky full of eyes - Exploring the commercial opportunity in Eart

600+ Earth observation satellites are constantly keeping an eye on us from space – is there a commercial opportunity in Earth watching, and how can companies play in this space?The Earth observation satellites are orbiting our planet, collecting data and images, as well as monitoring and tracking...
Aerospace & defense

Digitalization of government services

We want an “experience” – not just great IT

Governments and constituent entities are embracing digitalization to provide user-friendly government services to citizens and simultaneously reduce their cost to offer such services. There are numerous success stories, interestingly some of them are from very small nations but failures abound as...
Public services, Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Organization & transformation

Electric mobility impact on downstream oil business

Threat or opportunity?

Mobility has been dominated by combustion engines and fuelled by oil companies. Regulation, customer demand and technological development, are pushing electricity as a mobility power source, which will inevitably impact the downstream oil business. While the traditional business model is under...
Utilities & alternative energy

Telecoms data monetization: Reality, not a mirage

Big Data can deliver the promise of converting data into competitive advantage

Globally, telcos consider data analytics a key strategic pillar, and continue to invest in this direction. However, not many of them have reaped the benefits of these investments, because they face multiple dilemmas around finding the right use cases, making the right technology choices from ever-...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Aviation 2035

Scenarios for value chain recomposition and value sharing in aviation post the era of hyper-competition

Aviation will transform more between today and 2035 than it has over its first 80 years as a commercial industryBy 2035, Aviation will experience a greater change than it went through over its first 80 years as a commercial industry. It has already been through three strategic eras, from (i) the...
Travel & transportation

Innovating in the digital age –a cross-industry exploration

Digital technology will transform the way innovation gets done

Our recent survey of 150 companies and 300+ solution providers revealed five key lessons on “innovating in the digital age”Digital technologies (such as AI, advanced analytics, self-learning systems and IoT) are expected to partly or even completely transform the way innovation gets done, according...
Technology & innovation management

Building the Lebanese oil sector

Strategic thoughts for a successful national experience

Lebanon has officially embarked on its oil & gas journey following the signature of the Exploration and Production Agreement (EPA), and declared its entry into the club of oil nations. With its limited national experience in managing an oil & gas (O&G) sector, what should Lebanon’s...
Oil & gas

Rethinking Independents

How the US’s role as an exporter shifts the strategies of independent operators

To survive and thrive, independent US operators must position themselves for long-term value creation through new business models that consider the risks and opportunities of excess production and delivery to global markets.The development of shale oil and gas production in the US has been truly...
Oil & gas