For more than a decade, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) has been a hub of cutting-edge research. Based out of Northwestern University, NICO is a world-recognized leader in research related to the structure, dynamics, evolution, and control of complex networks. NICO’s research is multi-disciplinary and aimed at uncovering the fundamental principles that govern networks and complex systems. Ultimately, the Institute’s goal is to apply this research in science, technology, and human behavior to solve pressing societal issues.
Over the past century, Tellepsen Builders has become a cornerstone in the development of Houston, Texas. Having completed some of the city’s most notable projects, including Texas Children’s Hospital and Lakewood Church, the company has built a reputation as a pioneer in their sector. In its fourth generation of family ownership, Tellepsen began looking for ways to continue their evolution into the fifth. Here’s how they’ve become leaders of the digital transformation of the construction industry with the help of Dropbox Business.
From e-commerce, to e-health, to fintech, the digital revolution is making its way to Germany and shaking things up across all industries. Though research suggests the country is currently operating at only 10% of its digital potential, Germany is poised to fully embrace digitalization. And the opportunities are almost endless.
To stay competitive, you need to provide your customers with memorable experiences. What was once considered “good enough” isn’t anymore. According to Forrester, 72% of businesses say improving the customer experience is their top priority, and many are reworking their approach. But to land that sale with today’s customer, you have to focus on the customer, not the sale itself.
With the web and social media’s ever-growing presence, your customers are more informed than ever. They’re experienced at competitive bidding and focused on value over price. They compare offerings and ask friends for personal experiences. And 3 out of 4 expect sales reps to understand their individual needs.
Prisca Marilanga lives in Zambia. She is a single mother of five children who’s also a healthcare worker. Every day, Prisca would walk nearly ten miles to visit her patients, racing against the sun on her way back home. “The distance was just too long,” she says. “I was only able to visit two patients per day.” Now that World Bicycle Relief has empowered Prisca with a bicycle, she visits 15 patients per day.