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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

April 5, 2020

Big data and its gathering, cleaning, and organization in industrial settings. The digital transformation of physical industries is well underway, with corporations throughout the world investing in predictive analytics, AI, and automation tools. Industrial sensors and big data form the backbone of ... read more.

Technology

Yuan-Sheng Yu

Alternative Fuels More...

April 4, 2020

Neste is a Finnish oil refining and marketing company operating assets in Finland, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Upon its establishment in 1948, Neste focused on refining and marketing conventional fuel products and operated service stations in Finland, as well as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and ... read more.

Case Study

Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

April 3, 2020

An undisclosed Fortune 100 insurance company needed to analyze thousands of contracts to determine which of its customers to market new products to. This process required its legal team to manually review the contracts and gather feedback from other members of the team by exchanging and commenting ... read more.

Case Study

Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

April 3, 2020

Advanced machine learning techniques making use of neural networks for much-improved computer vision, speech recognition, natural language processing, filtering, and more. Deep learning is having a transformative effect on AI in areas like computer vision and more recently natural language ... read more.

Technology

Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

April 3, 2020

Tools and techniques, including machine learning, to process, analyze, and generate text. Due to advances in machine learning and specifically deep learning, natural language processing (NLP) is rapidly reaching human performance in a variety of pattern recognition tasks; however, the technology is ... read more.

Technology

Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

April 3, 2020

Optimization of commercial, municipal, and residential buildings beyond energy savings, targeting enhancements in facility operation and utilization as well as occupants' well-being and productivity. Advanced sensing and connectivity have already transformed building energy management. Moving beyond... read more.

Technology

Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

April 3, 2020

Mobile wrist-worn devices with touchscreen displays offering connectivity, sensors, and operating systems, which act as either an extension of smartphones or untethered, stand-alone devices. Innovations around advanced biosensors and connectivity will look to expand the use cases of smartwatches ... read more.

Technology

The Digital Transformation of Transportation and Logistics

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2020

Supply chain's across industries struggle with the fundamental issues of visibility, reliability, and agility. These challenges get further compounded due to the global spread of complex supply chains, slowdown in global economic growth, and broader sustainability goals. On top of that- customers across the board are now more demanding with regards to lead times, reverse logistics, and product customization in the era of e-commerce. Starting off with the downstream end of the supply chain, this report discusses the novel solutions digital technologies bring to warehouses and logistics that could solve the perennial issues of supply chains while also highlighting emerging players, and case studies for a deeper insight.

Decarbonization of Industry: The Impact of Supply Chain Constraints on LNG Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: April 2020

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as global regasification capacity continues to outgrow liquefaction capacity, the outlook for LNG and near-term supply constraints needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system and analyze the collateral impact of supply chain constraints on LNG markets in the near future.

Framing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Current Status, Opportunities, and Challenges

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2020

Food, water, and energy are critical resources, and share intimate connections. This connection forms a nexus, with actions in one sector influencing the others. Historically, policy and strategy makers have often considered these systems independently, disregarding their inter-dependency. Growing concerns on the affordability and accessibility of resources, driven by climate change and population growth, are making it increasingly important to understand the impacts and influences each of these sectors has on its counterparts in the nexus. This report will discuss the current state of the water-energy-food nexus, looking into its benefits for corporations, and barriers to successfully navigating; it will highlight successful strategies by companies using the nexus for more efficient and sustainable resource management.

The Next Generation of Satellite Imaging

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2020

With the emergence of smallsats and significant improvements in computer vision, satellite imaging has begun to serve powerful use cases that hint at its enormous future potential. In this report, we’ll discuss the factors that have led to the advances in satellite imaging we’re seeing today, the many use cases where the technology has found success, and what new capabilities and use cases to expect in the future.

Benchmarking the Digital Transformation of Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2020

Innovation management is a mature field with a fairly complete and proven toolkit, built over decades. However, as processes like open innovation and corporate venturing have added more ideas to the funnel, innovation leaders are now under significant pressure to make the innovation process faster, more efficient, and more nimble. One promising solution that some firms are exploring is using digital tools and data science to speed up the process. To benchmark the current use of emerging data science and AI tools in corporate tech innovation, Lux has conducted a survey of innovation leaders focused on the use of specific advanced digital and AI-based tools in corporate innovation. This report capture current benchmarks and best practices to help the innovation community understand the impact of these tools and make better use of them in the future.

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2020

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.

Biopolymer Vision 2020

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2020

Bio-based polymers have garnered significant interest for replacing petroleum-based incumbents, but commercial success stories have been few and far between. Has the recent rise of interest in sustainability and worries about plastic waste changed the game for biopolymers? Or are the same economic challenges going to keep biopolymers consigned to a niche unless or until oil prices skyrocket? In this report, we update partnerships and production capacity to provide a new vision of the commercial future of bio-based polymers.

The food company of 2050

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Planned Publication Date: June 2020

Being a successful food company in 2020 requires focus on things like sugar reduction and alternative proteins, but what about remaining a successful food company and growing through 2050? The majority of growth in the food and beverage industries in recent years has gone to companies outside the top 20 players, with smaller and more agile brands capitalizing on the demand for personalized products. This report will uncover the themes and technologies that will be most important to successful food companies in 2050.

The Business of Personalized Nutrition

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2020

This report will examine personalized nutrition business model considerations and strategies.

Maximizing for renewable generation capacity for energy export

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2020

As the world's energy production continues to trend toward decentralization, decarbonization, and digitization, it is no longer a question of "if" global renewables penetrations will exceed 40% within the next 15 years but "in which regions" will these high penetrations will occur. This report considers the scenario that with high enough renewables penetrations, renewable generation capacity will exceed local needs and certain countries will become energy exporters – using only non-dispatchable, land-based renewables (solar photovoltaics and wind). Understanding countries’ maximum annual power production, regardless of existing land use, is the first step to predicting which countries are likely to be the renewable energy exporters of 2050.