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Philips hosts a discussion on transforming health systems in emerging markets


At least 400 million people globally lack access to essential health services, according to the World Health Organization. For some 100 million people, accessing healthcare means being pushed below the poverty line into extreme poverty and debt due to out-of-pocket expenditure, exposing many to the risk of preventable death. On the occasion of the World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington D.C., Philips will gather together influential stakeholders from the private and public sector to discuss how innovative business models, such as Managed Eq... Read More »

Système U and Auchan: exclusive negotiations aimed at a closer partnership


Last September, Groupe Auchan and Système U announced their purchasing partnership, when the U group entrusted a negotiation mandate covering major international and domestic brands to Eurauchan, which is the purchasing department of Groupe Auchan and its partners in France. In the face of stagnating or even declining household food consumption, a deflationary context and a shared philosophy of the business they operate in - which has been further confirmed by the past 5 months of the purchasing partnership - the management of both groups de... Read More »

Data Days Conference 2014: International platform for dialogue about Big Data established


Berlin, 08.10.2014: The Data Days Conference 2014, hosted by under the slogan ‘AIR. WATER. EARTH. DATA.’, evoked fascinating panels and discussions on several Big Data topic on October 1st & 2nd: international guests from politics, economy, privacy, and the digital sector talked about the impact of algorithms on non-digital environments and how automation is changing the online industry as well as our everyday lives. Topics like the ethical, economical and political consequences of huge volumes of data were discussed and to what ext... Read More »

Essilor launches new inclusive business models to improve access to vision correction in Mexico and in Brazil


These initiatives will improve access to vision correction for low-income populations and contribute to Essilor’s mission of improving lives by improving sight. 2.5 billion people globally need vision correction but do not have it, of whom 170 million people live in Latin America. ... Read More »

The Future of Urban Mobility


Current business models offer alternative and new mobility solutions, such as car or bicycle sharing and new leasing mobility offerings, electric vehicles, autonomous driving, talking cars, micro mobility or integrated mobility. What future impact have key global mega trends on Urban Mobility? What are the major challenges in balancing economic needs and environmental policies? What role can innovation play or what innovation is needed? The speakers and topics are: Wim Korver, Head of Research & Development Unit, Goudappel Coffeng ... Read More »

IBM and SAP help Shell launch one of the largest SAP Solution Upgrades in the world


Shell’s “Downstream One” programme aims to simplify and standardise its downstream business processes, which cover all operations from manufacturing to marketing and sales of oil products around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. Simplified business models, standardised processes, roles and responsibilities were implemented prior to the global implementation of SAP solutions across all countries in a phased manner. Now Shell’s downstream staff can access the same system, with common data, common processes and a uniform basis ... Read More »

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