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    Infographics 01.16.2020

    Digital Export: A Long Road Ahead!

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    The digital channel is becoming increasingly more relevant for accessing international markets. In 2018 worldwide e-Commerce grew 20%, reaching a value of 2,500 billion Euro. Italy, however, is still unable to fully leverage the opportunities that e-Commerce offers at a global level. Here are the results of the 2018-19 Research on the subject.
    Observatory Digital Export
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    Infographics 12.13.2019

    Welcome to the Supply Chain Finance collaborative arena

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    The Italian Supply Chain Finance market is one of the biggest in Europe: how can financiers serve an interesting sector such as that of SMBs? What role does technology play in this environment?
    Observatory Supply Chain Finance
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    Infographics 07.10.2019

    The store of the future. The place to be!

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    The success of eCommerce and the start of new interaction and purchasing modes change the reasons that drive consumers to visit a store. The sales point has lost its original purpose of enabling physical access to products and is now searching for new meaning and purposes, including relational.
    Observatory Digital Innovation in Retail
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    Infographics 11.21.2018

    Big Data: Fast & Smart

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    The Analytics market continues to grow, but the changes are not just to the figures. The analysis methods are changing, with the disruptive arrival of Machine Learning and Deep Learning technologies- for which around one third of companies have already acquired skills in-house – and data analysis in real time, already used in just over 10% of companies. At the same time, there is a growing need for Data Science skills, and the number of users who can access data in companies in self-service mode is growing.
    Observatory Big Data & Business Analytics
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    Infographics 05.16.2018

    People 4.0: staying ahead to avoid falling behind

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    The world is changing. New technology trends such as Artificial Intelligence and Analytics have an increasing impact on the business world and on people’s daily life. Is the HR department ready to face these challenges? What is it doing to support the organization in facing the digital transformation? Is it rethinking its competences and people development and management processes to make them adequate to the changes introduced by digital technology?
    Observatory HR Innovation Practice
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    Infographics 03.22.2018

    Digital Export, to each their own channel!

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    The digital channel is clearly becoming more important for accessing international markets and undoubtedly represents an interesting opportunity at global level. How to seize it?
    Observatory Digital Export
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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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    Infographics 01.15.2018

    Building an organisation for the future starting from people: the role of the HR Department in digital transformation

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    The HR Department has a leading part to play in supporting organisations in the changes needed for the process of digital transformation, and to do so, the skills and the processes typical of the department must be adapted.
    Observatory HR Innovation Practice
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    Infographics 11.22.2017

    Big Data is now: tomorrow is too late

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    How much is the Analytics market in Italy worth in 2017? How mature is the adoption of Analytics solutions among Italian organisations? How are large companies approaching the management of Data Science?
    Observatory Big Data & Business Analytics
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    Infographics 11.16.2017

    Retail of the future: between tradition and innovation

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    For Italy’s top retailers, the biggest challenge for the store of the future will be to offer an efficient and enjoyable customer experience to consumers with a multitude of different needs and behaviours.
    Observatory Digital Innovation in Retail
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    Infographics 08.28.2017

    Digital export: a challenge, many opportunities

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    Digital export, moving between challenges and new opportunities requires training, competences, disposition to change and adequate investments. Here is the 2016-17 Research of the Export Observatory promoted by the School of Management del Politecnico di Milano.
    Observatory Digital Export
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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

    Big Data: Driving the change, unleashing value

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    The digital transformation process of business organizations is unstoppable therefore, the ability to become a Data Driven Company is no longer an option but a requirement, to respond to the market’s abrupt changes. Governing Big Data has become a priority: acquiring new data science and innovative organization structure competences is a challenge that cannot be postponed any further.
    Observatory Big Data & Business Analytics
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    Infographics 01.20.2017

    Digital Retail in Italy: people, technologies, experiences

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    What is the level of digital maturity of Retail in Italy? Analysis of governance mechanisms and key figures of digital innovation among top Italian retailers. Evaluation of the digital innovation spread in back-end and front-end processes and of the level of omnichannel integration among top and medium-small Italian retailers. Study of customer experience innovation models and of the in-store customer journey.
    Observatory Digital Innovation in Retail
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    Infographics 11.29.2016

    HR Business Enabler: data, technologies and skills to leverage human resources

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    One of the main, high priority challenges that HR professionals must face in 2016 is managing company reorganizations, reported by over half of the interviewed sample (52%), followed by the need to increase worker motivation and satisfaction (39%), by searching for new roles and skills (34%), and employer branding and new talents attraction (34%). Also growing, compared to last year, is the need to organize Smart Working initiatives focused on revising work models: 1 HR management office out of 3 considers this theme highly relevant.
    Observatory HR Innovation Practice
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