ENTERING: THE LION CITY

Going global in a networked, digital world is not about having an office in every city, but about being present and close to the strategic epicenters of the world. Singapore is exactly such an epicenter for commerce, finance and logistics. After steadily increasing our presence year-on-year, working for our international clients, we are now opening an office in the Lion City. High expectations.

Pumping it up for the future

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?”

When heritage meets performance culture

Not too long ago, Danish Crown was through what can be defined as a near-death experience. During a decade, the company was increasingly challenged on competitiveness and was consequently forced to terminate 7,000 Danish workplaces. Join Jais Valeur, CEO of Danish Crown, looking back at his first 365 days in the drivers seat.

So long, snail mail

The ones adapting are the ones surviving. But how do you remain adaptive, not only through the digital upheaval we are living in now, but also in the coming eras? To the customer communication management company PostNord Strålfors, this has certainly been a relevant question to consider. Annemarie Gardshol, CEO of PostNord Strålfors, explains how a company that is part of an 800-year heritage has change embedded in its DNA.

The great sprint of a fitness empire

SATS ELIXIA is one of the fitness industry’s greatest success stories, having grown into Scandinavia’s largest chain of fitness centres. However, with time, harsh competition from low-price players and niche clubs squeezed SATS ELIXIA into an unfortunate, middle-market position, ultimately forcing the chain to redefine their entire value proposition.

Here’s what’s buzzing at QVARTZ

Digital disruption explanied

On Tuesday, QVARTZ and Cisco co-hosted a VECTOR workshop with 41 participants from leading Nordic companies at Vertical’s office in Copenhagen. VECTOR is a transformational workshop designed by Cisco to help companies chart their strategic courses in the Digital Vortex.

Don’t tell you’re funny, tell a joke

The highly dynamic world of management consulting can be difficult to explain, which is why we prefer to show it.Last week, we challenged a group of curious business students from the Copenhagen Economics and Finance Association (CEFA) to a round of our self-invented game, QVARTZOPOLY.

Largest Internet conference in Northern Europe

One of the speakers at the SIME conference this week was Jerker Rosander from QVARTZ’ Stockholm office who presented our recent Digital Transformation Report, compiled in collaboration with Microsoft.

QVARTZ DOGBITERS: Johan goes for the full spectrum

Motivated by the deep quantitative aspects he found at QVARTZ Analytics, Johan Emil Rasmussen joined our analytics knowledge hub 2.5 months ago. “Here, I get to work on complex analytical challenges for clients, often alongside partners such as Teradata, Microsoft, Salesforce and Cisco”, he says.

300 chickens in the kitchen

The passion and perseverance of the many Zimbabwean smallholder farmers who keep going despite challenging conditions and limited funds is truly inspiring. For the past year, QVARTZ has been working with The Zimbabwe Agricultural Development Trust (ZADT), a non-profit organisation that manages funds to recover, develop and improve the smallholder farming sector.

Three’s a charm

Today we celebrate the 3×10-year anniversaries of QVARTZ veterans Jens Friis Hjortegaard, Jens Buur Madsen and Tune Marschall.

What we offer
to our clients

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.

What we offer
to our people

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.

Care to join our civilisation?

Some speak about people as “diamonds in the rough”, needing polishing to fit in. To us, it’s the opposite. We’re looking for people who have an edge.

A peek inside our civilisation

Generosity and trust constitute the glue of our civilisation, and it’s an amazing source of energy to be surrounded by people who put in more than they take out. Here you can take a peek at some iconic moments from our civilisation.