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The Fintech Opportunity for Banks in Europe

March 21, 2018 • Finance & Economics, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Elena Mazzotti and Francesca Caminiti Propelled by data-driven innovation, fintech companies continue to gain traction – taking some financial firms by surprise. For banks that are looking into investing and partnering with fintechs to ensure relevance and growth and avoid losing market share, the time is right for strategic collaboration.   Bank

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Insights into the Transformation of Business in the Cyber-Age

March 16, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Future of Business, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Mario Raich, Simon Dolan, Dave Ulrich, and Claudio Cisullo The rapid and disruptive technological developments are leading us into a global all encompassing transformation. The main driver today is the progression of the information and communication

Turning Societal Challenges into Business through Value Sharing

February 10, 2018 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Simona Rocchi, Bahaa Eddine Sarroukh, Karthik Subbaraman, Luc de Clerck and Reon Brand How do brands stay meaningful and relevant in the 21st century? One powerful route is to deliver high  value to customers while addressing wider social and

Supply Chain Digitalisation Management Challenge

January 22, 2018 • OPERATION, Business Process, Future of Business, Supply ChainComments (0)

By Richard Markoff and Ralf seifert As part of the broader Industry 4.0 trend, the digitalisation of supply chains is happening quickly. Much of the attention is centred on innovations like cloud computing, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and advanced analytics.

Breaking the Mould! A New Business Model for the 21st Century

November 26, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Internet of Things, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

By Karl-Heinz Streibich The pace of change in the digital era is too fast, and survival is the main objective.  Software AG CEO Karl-Heinz Streibich shares a new business model for the 21st century, strategies we can learn from the foundation of ADAMOS, and

The Rise Of The Imagination Economy

November 13, 2017 • INNOVATION, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (1)

By Mark Purdy, Athena Peppes and Suning An The physical constraints of distance and geography shape how we live, work, produce and consume. But advances in Extended Reality technologies promise to break the limits of distance and create new sources of value

Sustainability: A $12 Trillion a Year Market by 2030

October 20, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Finance & Economics, Climate Change, Future of Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By John Elkington and Richard Roberts Leading companies today are starting to think of sustainability as a tool for growing profitability, using frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a guide to future market opportunities. In this

A Magna Carta for Inclusivity and Fairness in the Global AI Economy

October 6, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Commentary, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Olaf Groth, Mark Nitzberg and Mark Esposito Machine meritocracy is here. In this article, the authors elaborate on questions of inclusivity, fairness, and governance. Will we survive as we are or is there a need for a new Magna Carta?   We stand at a

5 Smart Ways to Increase Europe’s “AIQ”

September 11, 2017 • INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Editors' Pick, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Francis Hintermann, Madhu Vazirani, and Carsten Lexa At first glance, it would be surprising to learn that Europe is lagging behind in the field of artificial intelligence. In this article, the authors elaborate on this reality and share 5 smart ways to

Top IoT Companies Grow Faster But Require All-In Commitment

September 7, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Future of Business, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Peter Weill and Stephanie Woerner The Internet of Things is one of the many inevitable changes happening in our digital world. In this article, the authors provide key factors that will help a business thrive in an IoT-driven market. More importantly, they