Insights

Risk as a value generator

Optimizing risk-based decision-making using a “Total Cost of Risk” approach

Boards and investors of leading corporations are now taking more active and questioning positions on risk management. Striking a balance between the potential opportunities unlocked by appropriate risk-taking and potential losses requires expertise and a clear risk management strategy that is...
Risk

Planning strategic competences of the future

HR long-term strategic planning as a key enabler of company success

Different companies from different industries have been linking HR planning with corporate strategy, but how could HR become an enabler of success?While most often, HR planning is focused on workload management and the short term (or at least the medium term, according to the strategic planning...
Strategy

Back to Oil!

NOCs & the Indies’ agrarian art of production

Back to Oil ! is an elegy devoted to the oilman’s works and days on the ground, in a world where digitalization makes reality abstract. Excellence comes from the simplicity of concrete gestures and the agrarian rites of oil production. The perpetuity of the National Oil Companies facing maturity...
Oil & gas

The BIG patent expiry question: Why sink when you can sail?

Riding the wave of medicine loss-of-exclusivity to gain improved returns

As a biopharmaceutical product approaches the end of its patent life, executives believe that the product’s demise is inevitable and will happen at great speed. They begin to worry about the rapid loss of revenue that will be brought about by the entry of generic alternatives into the market. They...
Healthcare & life sciences

Contract and partnership management at NOCs

Adopting new types of contracts and partnership models sets fresh challenges for national oil companies

The increasing need for new and creative types of partnerships between national oil companies (NOCs) and other operators and service companies has created a difficult task for their management. The implementation of these contracts is almost always a complex and substantial challenge, and usually...
Oil & gas

When should national oil companies have subsidiaries?

Rationales for establishing subsidiaries in national oil companies and how these NOCs can manage their existing subsidiaries more effectively –

National oil companies (NOCs) are becoming ever more influential in today’s oil and gas environment, dominating production output and expanding their footprints beyond their local boundaries. With this growth and increase in influence, many NOCs have expanded their organizations over the years,...
Oil & gas

Nuclear failures

Risks, uncertainties and future potential

In 2011 the tragic events at Fukushima called the nuclear industry to a sudden halt. In the months after the accident, several nuclear programmes for example in Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands and to some extent also in the U.S., were put on hold or stopped entirely. Now, seven years later,...
Utilities & alternative energy

Digitalization trends in the health care industry

ConhIT report: Health care shows great promise for digitalization initiatives

What are the next steps?Show courage regarding technology innovation and tackle digitalization proactively:Take advantage of impulses from technology, openness of both politics and regulation, and increasing customer acceptanceGather experiences with pilot projects in process automation, e.g.,...
Healthcare & life sciences

Monetizing investments in telecom network infrastructure

We discuss how to optimize telecoms network infrastructure investments by adopting amulti-criteria evaluation approach based on business, technical

In an investment-driven industry such as telecommunications, optimizing investment decisions has always represented a key competitive advantage for operators. However, in a market characterized by stagnating growth rates and increasing competition, where many telecommunication companies are facing...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Becoming a Next Practice Business

How to apply the strategy and management practices of creative disruptors to transform established businesses

Everyone knows the real world is complex. And everyone knows the digital era has created a level of uncertainty, disruption and possibility that has never been seen before. And yet management culture embedded in some of the world’s largest companies merely serves to artificially simplify the real...
Digital problem solving