My experience and insights of joining Konsert as an associate consultant

I first learned about Konsert through my master’s education where Konsert had guest lectures in topics such as IP strategy and management in modern business. I also participated in Konsert arranged events to meet and get to know the team. Right from the start I got the impression of Konsert as a company with highly ambitious individuals aiming to achieve out-of-the box thinking. In combination with always striving to break new ground and providing niched consulting services, everyone seemed genuine, and with a high ambition to grow as a team.

I felt that Konsert was a place where I would learn and develop, while contributing with my drive, curiosity, and interest in the impact of digitization and IoT on business environments. Furthermore, despite its smaller organizational size Konsert is working with some of the largest global companies, targeting intriguing and complex challenges with its unique expertise on how to manage technology, know-how, data, and IP to strengthen competitiveness and profitability. Hence, to me, Konsert almost seemed too good to be true.

During my first 10 months at Konsert I have been involved in several client engagements. The work has included developing business-driven IP strategies for a mobility solutions provider and for an innovative energy management supplier. In both projects we worked in close collaboration with the clients to define strategic business priorities in relation to IP and where to focus IP creation and management activities to successfully navigate the client’s ecosystem for current and future business ambitions. In addition, I have supported global companies with IP cost efficiency initiatives and in framing governance of IP.

In addition to client engagements, I am also part of Konsert’s strategic marketing team. I have worked with employer branding activities and is managing our social media channels. Our team trips for internal knowledge sharing and teambuilding have additionally allowed me to become further integrated into and familiarize with the team and the Konsert culture. The flat organization is a cornerstone in Konsert’s culture and way-of-working. Every team member is encouraged to voice their opinions, ask questions, and suggest solutions, which builds a place with entrepreneurial spirit and creativity.

Working as an Associate at Konsert has been nothing short of my expectations, and most enriching. Apart from joining a great culture and team, I also enjoy being part of developing the company.

Past event: Office mingle

Get to know us better over a drink and something to eat.

On December 2nd, we welcome a litmited number of students to our office for an evening mingle. This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about what we do and who we are, and what a career at Konsert could mean for you.

To reserve your spot, send an email to therese.werner@konsert.com. Please include your year and program.

Our offices are located at Arvid Wallgrens Backe 20, Gothenburg.

We look forward to meet you!

 

Upcoming event: I-dagen

On November 28, 2019, Konsert will be at the career fair I-dagen at Chalmers University of technology.

This is a perfect opportunity for you to get to know us a bit better and learn more about what a career at Konsert might entail.

Swing by our booth, or sign up for a one-to-one talk with one of our consultants.

You can sign up for a one-to-one contact talk here, from 5-14th of November.

Read more about the fair here.

Interested in our​ digital projects?​

WHEN?

November 14th, 12:00-12:45

WHERE?

Vasa A (Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, Göteborg)

WHAT? 

Konsert will hold a lunch lecture at Chalmers University of Technology on the topic of how to successfully drive technology-based business in industries transformed by digitalization.

If you are interested in learning more about this field, and to get some more meat on the bone regarding what types of engagements we do at Konsert, don't hesitate to join the lecture.

 

Innovation Strategy 101 – student workshop

Yesterday, we held an innovation workshop for 25 students at our office, where they got to experience firsthand what it can be like to work as a management consultant at Konsert.

The students got introduced to some of the methodology we use in our client engagements and got to apply our different frameworks to a fictive digital innovation case. We very much enjoyed introducing the students to some of our thinking, and hope they got a better idea of what it means to design a digital innovation strategy and what life as a management consultant more concretely could entail.

The innovation workshop was our contribution to the yearly I-Academy for Industrial Engineering & Management students at Chalmers University of Technology. The I-Academy program cover a handful of different themes offered by partner companies, all aiming at providing the students with tools to better equip them for their future careers.