The Next Scramble: Seizing Opportunities in a Transitioning Arctic

Late August of this year, the Russian tanker Christophe de Margerie became the first merchant ship to sail across the Arctic Sea without the aid of an icebreaker.  It arrived successfully at a South Korean port after a record voyage between Europe and Asia of less than three weeks, about 30 percent faster than the Suez Canal route.

Strategic considerations for tech vendors targeting smart, connected and/or autonomous cars

Strategic considerations for tech vendors targeting smart, connected and/or autonomous cars

This whitepaper seeks to paint a picture of what success in the automotive world looks like for tech firms in the years to come. It outlines the trends driving the development of the autonomous vehicle, typical stakeholder responses to the changing market dynamics, and strategies to navigate the space.

Fiber Laser vs. DPAL … a 5-7 Year Perspective

Fiber Laser vs. DPAL … a 5-7 Year Perspective

Ever since the mid-70s and the NKC-135 Airborne Laser Lab laser has been the technology ‘10 years in coming’.  After many years, many theories, and many experiments, it appears the ‘10 year clock’ has finally started to tick.  But even as more fiber based lasers take to the field, there is yet another twist in the plot that could change everything … again. 

From a Strategic Perspective … U.S. Air Strike in Syria

From a Strategic Perspective … U.S. Air Strike in Syria

Strategy is the matching of resources to objectives.  In this case 59 Tomahawk Cruise missiles matched against a global message that the United States is no longer a paper tiger.  That may be the primary message which is ringing in the ears of leadership in Syria, Moscow, Iran, North Korea and China.

Healthcare Customer Segmentation Framework

Healthcare Customer Segmentation Framework

Healthcare providers and health plans are planning for and reacting differently to the continued shift from a fee-for-service to a value-based care environment.  Many sophisticated health systems are aligning their strategies, infrastructures, and staff to be at the leading the charge of this movement, while others are maintaining the fee-for-service status quo until external pressures force a change. 

A Market-Driven Approach to New Product Development

A Market-Driven Approach to New Product Development

The advent of patent cliffs, value-based care, and increasing cost pressures in the face of heightened levels of investment have spurred numerous articles evaluating the healthcare industry's innovation gap. The task of filling this gap while remaining focused on near-term shareholder value has increased M&A activity across the industry.

RaaS Rising: The Coming Era of Robots as a Service

RaaS Rising: The Coming Era of Robots as a Service

The next wave of robotic industry growth is coming. This paper explores the implications of robotics growth trends for innovators, investors, and Fortune 500 companies across a range of industries and applications. It also presents a series of challenges that successful vendors will need to meet in order to participate in this industry.