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IoT Business Index 2017: Transformation in Motion




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.

The Intelligent Transformation Index

The Intelligence Transformation Index explores the usage of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and big data analysis by businesses across 33 countries. As part of the study, a survey of businesses in China was conducted to compare the world’s second largest economy with its OECD peers.

The outlook series: behind the data—10 things that will matter in 2023

The Advanced Analytics team at Economist Impact answers important global questions by applying economic and data-science techniques. We analyse a range of issues, including trade, remote work, food security and scope-3 emissions. We love data. It can provide insights that confirm or challenge our preconceptions, empowering us to understand the world better.

Here’s a summary of what is currently on our minds:

The pace of innovation is slowing

Digitisation has progressed far among businesses in Singapore—but it is proceeding at different speeds, and many organisations are lagging

The Future of Europe's Data Economy

From an innovation point of view, access to data can lead to groundbreaking discoveries. Take, for example, data modelling for the property comparison of molecules in drug discovery; the gathering of data from smart metres to balance power supply; or the collection of data for measuring and reducing carbon emissions. Opportunities are vast and, as a result, there is an economic as well as social incentive to widen access to data.

Shifting gears: procurement refocuses on risk and sustainability

This report is a compilation of changing procurement trends based on a survey of 430 C-level executives conducted between January and February 2022. Economist Impact conducted the accompanying research and interview programme of practitioners and subject-matter experts.

Culture and the Creative Economy

Culture and the Creative Economy

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