When Grundfos embarked on their digital transformation journey, it was like looking at a blank piece of paper; everything was possible. The management interviewed 30 thought leaders around the world; everyone from Grundfos’ distributors to professors to consultants to writers to start-up companies, and asked them: “What do you think can disrupt our industry and our company?”
Here’s what’s buzzing at QVARTZ
Predictive maintenance has been around for 20 years, so it is by no means a new concept. However, factors such as lowered maintenance costs with reduced downtime, the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the immense technology development are expected to greatly increase the demand for predictive maintenance solutions and services. Read more about why more and more companies are investing in predictive maintenance in our recent perspective here.
How do you best run a management consulting company? Thirty curious students from Stockholm School of Economics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Linköping University gave it their best shot when we challenged them to a round of our self-invented consulting game, QVARTZOPOLY, at our Stockholm office last week.
“We believe that getting refugees into employment is the only sound business case from a long-term perspective”. In the latest edition of UNITEE’s magazine, The New European, Senior Consultant Christian Engkrog Andersen talks about how to motivate long-term employment for refugees and asylum seekers, taking his point of departure in QVARTZ’ recent white paper on the subject. UNITEE is a Brussels-based organisation representing entrepreneurs and professionals in the EU with a migrant background. Read the entire article here.
The entrepreneurial creativity was booming at the three-day Charge Programme in Oslo, where eager start-ups presented their business ideas to the jury. Charge is Norway’s first incubator for immigrants, and QVARTZ is a co-driver of the project. Watch the video for more.
We are very happy to welcome Niels Sørensen as Senior Advisor in QVARTZ. With his extensive experience from consulting in both the Nordics and the US, Niels will be working closely with our Operations team to accelerate our development in the area.
QVARTZ is proud to announce the newest addition to our civilisation: QVARTZ Analytics. This digital knowledge hub delivers and realises new insights and business recommendations based on advanced analytics and data science. The QVARTZ Analytics expert team combines business acumen with a development mindset while being flexible in terms of systems and tools. Drawing on our extensive global open garden network, QVARTZ Analytics brings clients the best the industry has to offer.
First-tier consulting skills – insight and experience delivered with integrity. Flexible approach – matching team and skill configuration to client needs. People centrism – mobilising client organisations’ energy and capacity.
Leadership through followership – creating opportunities for others as early as possible. Individualised career development – accelerated learning and career ownership. Opportunity to influence – room to create, build and be entrepreneurial.