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IoT Business Index 2017: Transformation in Motion




The data-driven enterprise: New strategies for better decision-making

The volume, variety and usability of data have expanded at an unprecedented rate over the past decade. At the same time, the ability to quickly generate decisions based on data alone, sometimes through automation, is increasing. Industries have been made and remade thanks to a rigorous emphasis on acquiring and exploiting data—or a failure to do so. 

Accelerating urban intelligence: People, business and the cities of tomorrow

This report explores the expectations of citizens and businesses for smart-city development in some of the world’s major urban centres.

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The digitisation of finance

The second episode of The EIU Digital Economy podcast examines the impact of digital technology on the financial services industry. Host Pete Swabey is joined by Greg Baxter, chief digital officer at US insurance company MetLife, and Tejal Mody, head of business development for Rabobank’s wholesale banking division, to discuss how digitisation has shaped insurance and banking so far, how they lead digital innovation within their organisations, and how the evolution of the industry will affect their employees and customers.


The Urban Transit Evolution

This new report, sponsored by Siemens UK, which reviews some of the urban mobility challenges facing well-established, congested cities. It provides a roadmap for city leaders to overcome these challenges, with a focus on factors to consider when making decisions around infrastructure projects and transport policies.

Key findings of the report include:

Banking on Big Data

Big data is the key to better risk management.

Digital Cities Index 2022

Digital Cities Index

Making digital work for cities: A global benchmark for urban technology


A delicate balancing act: the impact of US-China conflict in Latin America


Beyond the unicorns: Smaller companies also hold great promise In Latin America


AgTech in Latin America: Small-scale solutions in a large-scale transformation


Can banks create a true ecosystem with embedded finance?

  • New technologies will have the biggest impact on banks in the next five years—more than changing customer demand and evolving regulation. Generative artificial intelligence (AI) in particular is expected to impact banking, according to 75% of respondents to a survey conducted by Economist Impact. More than 70% of survey respondents see unlocking value from AI as a key differentiator between winners and losers.
  • Collaboration with fintechs or other technology providers is key to access expertise in emerging technologies as openbanking initiatives multiply across the world.

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