Columnists: Vikram Mahidhar and David Schatsky

Vikram Mahidhar is a director in Deloitte LLP’s innovation group. In his leadership role, he focuses on identifying emerging business ideas and driving development and commercialization of new products and services. At present, Vikram has been involved in the development of next generation business intelligence products and services comprising big data, semantic intelligence, analytics and mobile.

For almost 15 years, Schatsky has analyzed business and technology trends and advised some of the world’s largest companies in nearly every industry sector. He has spoken at conferences on four continents and his insights have been featured in major broadcast, digital and print media. He currently works at Deloitte LLP, where he developed and leads a trend spotting and analysis service for the firm’s senior leaders. The service uses proprietary technology and traditional business research methods to identify emerging trends likely to have a significant impact on the firm’s businesses.

Domestic Oil & Gas Industry Sees Renaissance

The US oil and gas (O&G) sector has experienced a renaissance thanks to two innovations—horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing—that have led to a boom in domestic production of natural gas and oil. O&G leaders have been navigating this reality for years. Strategists in other sectors, though, have not fully understood the trend and what it   …Continue Reading