Knowledge Leaders

Spotlight DeNA: Embracing the User’s Point of View March 25, 2021

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Pronounced “D-N-A,” this Knowledge Leader was founded in 1999 by three Tokyo entrepreneurs seeking to establish an online auction site. Today the company operates a broad range of mobile and online services including online shopping, mobile auctions, social networks and game platforms. DeNA attributes the…

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Spotlight BHP: Embracing Technology to Clean Up Mining March 12, 2021

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Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, BHP is the world’s No. 1 mining company. Formed in the mid-1800s from two small mining companies, BHP is the result of a merger between Broken Hill Properties (BHP), which began as a silver, lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill,…

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Spotlight South32: A Bias Toward Base Metals March 05, 2021

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Australian metals miner South32 is a 2015 BHP Billiton spinoff named to reflect the southern latitude where most of its assets are located. In its new iteration, South32 has a bias toward developing its business in “base” metals, those metals considered common and therefore non-precious,…

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Spotlight Pirelli: Driving the Future of Intelligent Tires February 26, 2021

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Italy’s Pirelli is the only tire producer that sells exclusively to consumers. Today with more than 3,000 different models in stores, one area of breakthrough innovation is what Pirelli calls connected tires. The firm’s “cyber” technology strategy involves building sensors into the tire to collect…

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Spotlight Sandvik: The Future Will Be Printed in 3D January 11, 2021

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One behavior demonstrated by innovative companies is a tendency to embrace change, to apply the tools of the digital revolution to drive innovation within companies that then permeates entire industries. One example of an old school company embracing new tools is Sandvik. Based in Stockholm,…

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