RESEARCH PAPER: Digital Transformation And The Circular Economy

By Patrick Moorhead - February 18, 2020

Today many businesses recognize the importance of ecologically sustainable operating practices and either have a sustainability strategy in place or plan to adopt one in the near future. The terms reuse, recycle and remanufacture are likely some of the first words that come to mind when people think “sustainability.” Less familiar is the broader concept of the circular economy: a reimagining of traditional industrial practices that seeks to maximize resources and minimize waste and pollution. In short, the circular economy strives to keep non-renewables cycling through closed product loops at their highest utility, while returning biodegradables safely to the natural environment. Many businesses don’t realize the huge potential adopting such an approach holds for their bottom lines.

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Table Of Contents

  • Summary
  • What Is The Circular Economy
  • Circular Economy Best Practices
  • Call To Action

Companies Cited

  • HPE
  • The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Patrick Moorhead
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.