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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.

All consultants are top athletes

Long working hours. Top athletes. No women.  Steep learning curve. Consultant Jacob Lihn put himself on the line yesterday when he asked a group of MSc students from Aarhus BSS to note down their prejudices about management consulting.

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.

Best of consulting

Our strive for excellence in our transformation and restructuring project at one of Germany’s top 10 municipalities was recognised with an award in the Public Sector category. We are much obliged.

Go ask Kash

Do you know what a mining futurist is? Kash Sirinanda from our knowledge hub QVARTZ Analytics does. He is committed to further developing the mining sector, and has recently published an article on the exciting boom in mining startups. Among other good things, the...

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.

The awesome eight

In the QVARTZ & Reach for Change internship, Emil, Lukas and six other students have worked alongside social entrepreneurs and experienced QVARTZ consultants to help them develop innovations that create a better world for children in Denmark.

Business Battlefield champions

Collaboration. Negotiation. Logical reasoning. Pitching. Last week, eight teams of talented business students competed in four challenging disciplines as part of the CBS Business Battlefield – an intense one-day event bridging theoretical knowledge from academia with real-life leadership challenges.

QVARTZ DOGBITERS: Nils chose people over numbers

Nils Christiansen of BÜLOW & QVARTZ in Hamburg is an industrial engineer who joined consulting because of the people aspect. He finds the interaction with clients, the quality of the work delivered and the professionalism of colleagues some of the greatest advantages to his work. As BÜLOW joined the QVARTZ civilisation, Nils experienced that he got more of everything.

Youth has no age – happy 30th, Morten

Morten is today a sought-after Manager. Like the clients, we treasure you compañero and are happy to offer you the biggest cake around on this special day.

For the run of it

From the notorious New York Marathon to the JP Morgan Challenge in Sydney to trail running in three feet deep mud holes. Henriette, Emma, Søren, Katrine, Samuel and the rest of the magnificent QVARTZ Running Club made sure that the Northern Star was strongly represented at iconic running races around the globe during the past weeks.

In the presence of greatness

QVARTZ Co-founder Hans Henrik Beck was invited to join a key panel discussion during this week’s gigantic Salesforce.com event in San Francisco with over 170,000 participants. However, it was not only because of the magnitude of the event, or that Salesforce.com is number 1 on Forbes’ “Future 50” as well as on the list of the most innovative companies in the world, that he was in the presence of greatness. It was also because he had the opportunity to listen to and dine with former First Lady, Michelle Obama.

That kind of week

An intimate dinner at QVARTZ Partner Roar Brun Jensen’s house. A workshop for top-notch case solvers. Meaningful conversations with passionate science students at SCIENCE Dating. What a week!

Preparing for battle

In preparation for the upcoming Business Battlefield at Copenhagen Business School, 32 talented CBS students recently attended an eye-opening and interactive workshop at our Copenhagen office.

-17° Celsius in the mine

In the Finnish part of the Arctic Circle lies a small town called Kittilä. Every second year, the Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining conference attracts over 1,000 participants from all over the world to Kittilä, and this year, QVARTZ Analytics’ Kash Sirinanda was one of them.

A people culture

“What surprised me the most about QVARTZ is the flat organisational structure. As a junior consultant, you can talk directly to a founding partner instead of having to go through 12 different layers because you’re not important enough”, says Caroline, an MSc student in Economics at University of Copenhagen.