Trendsetters in analytics-driven thought leadership
ESI ThoughtLab is an innovative thought leadership firm that creates fresh thinking and actionable insights through rigorous research and evidence-based analysis. Our firm specializes in using the latest quantitative and qualitative tools to examine the impact of technology on companies, cities, industries, and business performance.
Our multidisciplinary team of economists, industry specialists, and subject matter experts produce distinctive thought leadership to help clients engage private- and public-sector decision-makers. Our services include fielding business, consumer, investor, and government surveys; organizing executive interviews, meetings, and advisory groups; conducting economic modeling, AI sentiment monitoring, benchmarking, and performance analysis; and developing white papers, eBooks, infographics, and customer-facing analytical tools.
ESI ThoughtLab is the thought leadership arm of Econsult Solutions, a leading economic consultancy with close links to the academic community, including Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University's LeBow College of Business. Our clients include top consulting firms, such as EY, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, Accenture, and Cognizant; leading technology companies, such as Verizon, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft, and Intel; major financial institutions, such as State Street, Visa, Mastercard, and J.P. Morgan Chase; and government institutions, such as the UN, IFC, UNECE, and the World Bank.
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ESI ThoughtLab collaborated with a coalition of government, business, and academic leaders to conduct the global benchmarking study.
SmartCitiesWorld will support the new in-depth research report Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World and work on future joint initiatives that seek to solve urban challenges.
By using these technologies to transform and interconnect their urban ecosystem, government leaders aim to deliver a myriad of benefits to their stakeholders.
ESI ThoughtLab will define the cost benefits of smart city investments and provide city and business leaders with an evidence-based guide.
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