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    Slide Booklets 07.09.2019

    Interpretation and Application of Design Thinking across Roles

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    Which are the profiles of the Design Thinking adopters in Italy? Which are the main skills and abilities characterizing the various adopters of Design Thinking?
    Observatory Design Thinking for Business
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    Slide Booklets 07.09.2019

    Adoption of Design Thinking across Industries

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    Where is Design Thinking most widely used? What are the sectors that use it most and why?
    Observatory Design Thinking for Business
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    Report 04.04.2019

    Mapping Design Thinking: Transformations, Applications and Evolutions

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    The report explores how Design Thinking is interpreted by consultants, adopted by innovators and evolved by startups.
    Observatory Design Thinking for Business
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    Report 07.16.2018

    Supply Chain Finance: towards new perspectives

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    Despite the economic upturn, Italy still has the dubious honour of having the largest potential market for Supply Chain Finance in Europe. How is the market (potential and served) for SCF solutions evolving in Italy and in Europe? What business models do the new startups in the sector use? How can new players, such as logistics service providers, find business opportunities in SCF? What is the evolutionary outlook for SCF, considering the impact of digital innovation?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 06.05.2018

    Startups in the Design Thinking Ecosystem

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    The ecosystem of startups active in the field of Design Thinking is still immature: • worldwide, only 150 startups supporting Design Thinking phases have been found; • overall, these startups have received 908 million dollars in funding (7 million on average); • almost all the startups support digitally-enabled service design; • the startups seem to rely on consolidated organizational structures (more than 10 employees) • Creative Confidence is the Design Thinking approach mostly supported by startups (66 out 0f 150)
    Observatory Design Thinking for Business
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    Report 05.25.2018

    4 kinds of Design Thinking

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    The detailed analysis of over 40 organizations providing advisory services based on the Design Thinking paradigm allow us to map 4 different and particular kinds of Design Thinking. More specifically, the case studies of 17 Design Studios, 6 Digital Agencies, 13 Strategic Consultants, and 11 Technology Developers demonstrate that the Design Thinking paradigm can assume different forms and interpretations according to the nature of the companies involved (service provider and client), the specific challenges, and the objectives of the innovation project: • Creative Problem Solving: Solving wicked problems adopting both analytical and intuitive thinking; • Sprint Execution: Delivering and testing viable products in order to learn from customers and improve the solution; • Creative Confidence: Engaging people to make them more confident with creative processes; • Innovation of Meaning: Envisioning new directions that aim at proposing meaningful experiences to people.
    Observatory Design Thinking for Business
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    Report 05.25.2018

    Design Thinking capabilities

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    The skills, competences and attitudes adopted by Service providers in offering Design Thinking services varied depending on the fact that they are adopting Creative Problem Solving, Sprint Execution, Creative Confidence or Innovation of Meanings. The survey conducted shows that 51% of the Service Providers adopt most of the time Design Thinking to manage innovation process and they suggest to reinforce different skills, competences and attitudes for each paradigm. In addition, the report shows the expected improvements in terms of skill, competences and attitudes that Innovators expect from the adoption of Design Thinking.
    Observatory Design Thinking for Business
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    Report 03.16.2018

    Which Kind of Design Thinking is right for you?

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    Design Thinking is rapidly diffusing. As a consequence, different interpretations of the same paradigm are emerging. Would you discover the kind of Design Thinking that is right for you?
    Observatory Design Thinking for Business
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    Infographics 03.15.2018

    Supply Chain Finance: towards new perspectives

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    There are new, innovative solutions appearing on the market, how do I choose the best one for my business? What role do new participants, such as logistics service providers, play? Technology for SCF: is it an enabler, or a strategic component? What are the current trends, in what directions are things evolving?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Report 09.22.2017

    Supply Chain Finance: tomorrow is already here!

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    The Italian context appears to be extremely attractive for the Supply Chain Finance market, especially due to the outstanding amount of working capital of Italian companies. However, some elements of investigation are necessary. Who are different actors that are entering this world? Which are their business models? Which are the costs and benefits of SCF solutions? How does a company choose the best solution for their suppliers? Which are the different sources of information that need to be taken into account when implementing a SCF solution?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Infographics 07.20.2017

    Supply Chain Finance: Tomorrow is already here!

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    What is the value of the Net Operating Working Capital of Italian companies? How is it broken down? What is the cash to cash value of Italian companies? What is it composed of? What does it look like when compared to the European situation? What is the Value of the SCF potential and served markets? What approach do startups have to SCF?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Infographics 02.03.2017

    Technologic and digital innovation for ever more SMART logistics

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    What are the main figures and scenarios of third party logistics in Italy? What are the new paradigms and services within the logistics offering? In the shift from multichannel to omnichannel, what are the possible logistics models and their integration with traditional channels? What are the evolution scenarios? Which technologic and digital innovations are changing the face of logistics today?
    Observatory Contract Logistics “Gino Marchet”
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    Report 09.22.2016

    Supply chain finance: opportunities in the Italian market?

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    A big gap exists between the real world of business and financial word and this is an issue especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEBs), looking for new liquidity and credit access opportunities. But which are the main existing Supply Chain Finance solutions? What is the real value of the Supply Chain Finance market in Italy? Who are the main providers and how is the Italian situation compared to other countries?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Infographics 03.10.2016

    Supply chain finance: what’s up in Italy?

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    Supply Chain Finance is a combination of solutions enabling companies to fund their Working Capital leveraging the position within the Supply Chain they operate in and relationships with other supply chain players.
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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