Morten Vardal

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This is an IFS 2015 liveblog which means everything was written at-the-moment. The first of Alastair Sorbie’s Diamond Sponsor guests presenting to the thousand-strong IFS crowd was Morton Vardal, the managing director of Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm. He began: “Disruption is the theme of this conference, and it’s also a key way we can innovate our…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Events

This is a liveblog which means everything was written at-the-moment. “If you want to ride the wave of disruption, you need to have an agile system in place and work like mad.” And with that, IFS President and CEO Alistair Sorbie kicked off the this year’s edition of the world conference, held in beautiful Boston. To…

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NextUp

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A few weeks ago, I attended NextUp, an IT competition for eighth graders in Kista, the Silicon Valley of Stockholm. The purpose of this initiative was to increase interest in the IT industry, especially among young girls, and to let the future generation of IT professionals interact with us company representatives. At the end of…

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New IFS website

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It’s not quite taken the IFS team nine months to deliver our new website, but we certainly feel like proud parents with its recent launch. We hope you will enjoy the changes in design, speed and content you see. Check out the new website here. The website has been designed working with ideas and feedback from…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation

My very first experience of the captivating atmosphere watching biathlon was in Ruhpolding in 2000. It’s amazing to be part of the crowd of thousands of screaming and jumping people when the biathletes ski into the stadium to shoot. At that time we lived in Germany, and Magdalena Forsberg crossed the finish line as the…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation

During the past couple of years, our operation in Sri Lanka has played an increasingly significant role in the way we execute on our projects and deliver service to our customers. And there is no doubt that a successful cooperation between Scandinavia and Sri Lanka is a true prerequisite for achieving our ambitious goals in…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

In 20 years’ time, mobility, wearable technology and the Internet of Things will be commonplace and new technologies will change the way war is waged, military equipment is developed and how assets are supported. AI, autonomy and robotics are already becoming embedded in military weapon systems and inevitably will have major implications in the world…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

Two posts in the IFS blog last month address a question of business agility. IFS Analyst Chuck Rathmann wondered whether IFS lives up to the agile enterprise hype. And Global Director for Process Industries Jakob Björklund asked how IFS can help you, the customer, be agile. After all, IFS itself is agile and knows quite…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation

The art of building design and construction is one that has always been dictated by the technologies available at the time. Improvements to the materials, tools, vehicles and IT available have all had a significant impact in pushing the boundaries of what it is possible to build. Today, increased use of smartphones and the introduction…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Creativity & Innovation, Strategy, Supply Chain

To measure your supply chain’s performance, take a look at these three variables. Two years ago I had the pleasure of participating in Gartner’s Supply Chain Executive Conference in London. I joined a couple of presentations about supply chain segmentation that I found really interesting. I went home and wrote a couple of blog posts…

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