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Spotlight Hexagon: Fusing the Physical World with the Digital

25 Nov, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Founded in 1992 to build sensor and measurement tools for factories, farms and mines, Sweden’s Hexagon AB is at work today fusing the physical world with the digital. By integrating hard data collection with software, mobile and cloud-based technologies, this Knowledge Leader uses the tools...

Spotlight Mowi: Spawning a Knowledge Revolution in the Ocean

16 Sep, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

In our work studying Knowledge Leaders, there’s a common thread: highly innovative companies often exist at the intersection of global trends that demand intensive R&D efforts to solve complex problems the world has never faced before. Coincidence? We don’t think so. The global population is expected...

Spotlight Elbit Systems: The Brains Behind Border Security

22 Feb, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Pilots used to say, “speed is life.” But things have changed, says former F-15 pilot Bob Edmonds, now of Elbit Systems, in a recent white paper. Today, “information is life.” Because for military pilots, lack of data can lead to spatial disorientation, or worse, fatalities....

Spotlight Novozymes: An Innovation Catalyst

13 Dec, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

For decades, industries worldwide have used toxic chemicals like fertilizers, pesticides and antibiotics that are harmful to people and the environment to drive profits. Denmark-based Novozymes is working to replace those chemical processes with enzymes, naturally derived proteins that initiate biochemical reactions. This Knowledge Leader...

Spotlight: Inside Prada’s Knowledge Workshop

11 Sep, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

For decades, the fashion industry has tried to explain the elusive magic of the Prada brand. “Some designers are seekers of trends, but Prada actually is the trend, season after season,” the New York Times Magazine wrote. And this summer, when Jeff Goldblum appeared on...

Spotlight: Diageo, Toasting New Continents of Consumers

04 Jun, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

If you don’t know the name Diageo, that’s because Diageo wants it that way. This Knowledge Leader would prefer you to know the names Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness, the group it calls its “Global Giants,” representing 41% of the firm’s...

Spotlight: The Secret of Chevron’s Permian Dominance

04 May, by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

A recent report by The Wall Street Journal identified a new generation of supercomputers as the fuel behind Big Oil’s “digital arms race to find oil and trim costs.” Indeed, make a quick visit to the websites of most of the Supermajors  – that’s BP,...