COMPASS MAGAZINE #14
COMPASS MAGAZINE #14
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HOME & LIFESTYLECUSTOMER-FOCUSED CREATIVITY

Product designs that focus on features and functions are no longer enough to meet consumers’ expectations. Today, successful product innovation starts with understanding consumer needs and wants, and then crafts experiences that make the consumer’s life easier or more enjoyable. As a result, consumer goods organizations are abandoning a focus on what they can make and innovating by considering the experience from the user’s point of view.

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TRANSPORTATION & MOBILITYBESPOKE FOR ALL

With consumers demanding automobiles that reflect their lifestyles and personalities, the Transportation & Mobility (T&M) industry is under intensifying pressure to increase the level of vehicle customization it can offer. This shift requires manufacturers – both OEMs and their suppliers – to become significantly more agile and responsive. Today, new software solutions for digitalizing the extended enterprise are helping companies to anticipate customer demands and collaborate efficiently to achieve mass customization.

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TRANSPORTATION & MOBILITYA UNIQUE EVOLUTION

XYT, originally founded in 2007 as France Craft, builds light modular vehicles that consist of only 600 parts, versus the typical 6,000 to 10,000. Using a modular design approach, the vehicles can be personalized and upgraded simply by replacing the modular components. Compass spoke to Simon Mencarelli, CEO and co-founder of XYT, about what makes the startup and its vehicles unique, and what they may indicate about the automotive market’s future.

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CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS & RETAILULTRA-EFFICIENT RETAIL

A groundbreaking partnership among SES-imagotag, Atos and Dassault Systèmes is delivering seamless connections between the virtual and physical store. By combining electronic shelf labels with digital services on the 3DEXPERIENCE business solutions platform, the partnership enables services such as ‘click and collect,’ which permits customers to purchase products online and then pick them up at the retailer’s nearest physical store. Compass asked Guillaume Portier, vice president of marketing at SES-imagotag, about the project.

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ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTIONCUSTOMIZED EFFICIENCY

The Permasteelisa Group, based in Italy, is a leading worldwide contractor in the engineering, manufacture and installation of architectural envelopes and interior systems. Compass spoke to Permasteelisa IT project manager Federico Momesso and communication manager Massimiliano Fanzaga about how the company is adopting more standardized technologies and processes to better meet the construction industry’s growing demand for customized building systems on short timelines.

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FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICESINNOVATIONS IN INVESTING: Radical changes in market conditions require new solutions

Amin Rajan, chief executive of CREATE-Research, a research boutique based in London, UK, orks with financial institutions in general and asset managers in particular to improve their innovation processes. Rajan’s latest study focuses on innovation challenges for asset managers who invest US$65 trillion in assets worldwide, yet lag in innovation. In an interview with Compass, Rajan spelled out his recommendations for adapting to this new era.

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ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTIONBREAKING WITH TRADITION : Why the construction industry needs an industrial revolution

Until recently, the construction industry has suffered a technology bypass, relying on centuries-old processes and procedures to manage complex modern projects. Today, however, the same software applications that make manufacturing industries efficient are being deployed in building construction. Compass spoke with leading construction industry consultant Dr. Perry Daneshgari about why the industry must evolve.

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