More than buzzwords

Here’s what’s  buzzing at QVARTZ

 

 

Why invest in predictive maintenance?

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.

Game, set, match

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.

COPENHAGEN GOES GREEN

Yesterday, Green Tech Challenge Copenhagen was kicked off, and the participating startups met with a handful of QVARTZ consultants who were ready to provide feedback on the teams’ business cases. We are looking forward to following their journey closely. Read more...

DIGITISING AARHUS

"Digitalisation is the number one theme at the moment. It’s what pushes companies forward, and it’s at the top of everyone's mind", says Kristoffer Geer, MSc student in Psychology at Aarhus University. He was among the 100 curious students who decided to spend a...

Creating long-term employment for refugees

“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.

Digitising Aarhus

“Digitalisation is the number one theme at the moment. It’s what pushes companies forward, and it’s on the top of all of our minds”, says Kristoffer Geer, MSc student in Psychology at Aarhus University. Kristoffer was among the 100 curious students who decided to spend a rainy Thursday evening in our company, and hear Grundfos, Vertical Strategy and QVARTZ Analytics talk about digital transformation and disruptive innovation.

The world’s first “Life experience” library

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.

Strengthening the operations

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.

Introducing: QVARTZ Analytics

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.

Predictive maintenance

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 and the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) are expected to greatly increase the demand for predictive maintenance solutions and services. Adding to this the immense development that has taken place within technology during the last couple of years, predictive maintenance is more relevant today than ever before, and consequently, more and more companies are investing in it.

Homegrown champions

Last week, against the beautiful backdrop of the German Alps, we celebrated the newly promoted partners, all of whom enrich our civilisation with expertise, energy and followership.

Heading for the Alps

Today, all QVARTZ roads lead to the German Alps. Our entire civilisation is now making its way to the breathtaking landscape, where we will spend some valuable time together, weaving our fabric of unity. Join our trip on Instagram.

At the heart of tomorrow’s business

What is the status of human work today, and how will we conduct business in the future? This was the theme of the CEFA Day 2017 panel debate, in which QVARTZ Partner Christian Sparrevohn participated, together with representatives from Novo Nordisk, A.T. Kearney, EY and Finansforbundet

To lead and be led

”As a child, I quite simply thought it was the airplanes that fascinated me. Later it dawned upon me that it was the team spirit I admired”. To Torsten Hvidt, it is as important to know how to lead as it is to know how to be led – whether you’re 50 or 25. In a recent article published in the Djøf magazine (a Danish trade union for academics), QVARTZ’ Chief Philosophy Officer discusses leadership, management consulting, fighter pilots and what followership is all about. Read it (in English) here.