At Opticos, we believe that staying ahead in rapidly evolving business landscape requires not only foresight but also a deep understanding of emerging technological advancements and regulatory changes. Staying true to this philosophy, we recently collaborated with Ortelius to host an exclusive webinar titled “The future is digital, are your Passports Ready?” to understand the upcoming regulation on Digital Product Passport (DPP).
Our webinar provided a unique opportunity for industry leaders and decision-makers to gain valuable insights into the impending Digital Product Passport regulation within the European Union and its significance for businesses across various sectors. The session went beyond the usual discourse on regulatory compliance to explore the exciting business opportunities that DPP can unlock. The webinar generated significant interest, with nearly 100 dedicated professionals participating via the LinkedIn Webinar platform.
Here are the key highlights from the session:
1. Understanding basics
We began by breaking down the “EU Eco-design for Sustainable Products Regulation & DPP,” shedding light on its components and its importance in today’s business landscape. This segment served attendees with a foundational understanding of how DPP can promote sustainability in product development and business processes.
The webinar outlined a clear idea of when and how DPP affects companies in the manufacturing sector. Further, a roadmap for compliance was presented, ensuring that participants benefited from a comprehensive understanding of the requirements.
3. Business Opportunities
Beyond compliance, we explored how businesses can leverage DPP in conjunction with digital thread and Digital Twin technologies to discover new growth opportunities and optimize their processes.
4. Initiating Your DPP Journey
To help businesses take practical steps towards implementing DPP, Opticos & Ortelius unveiled a strategic five-step plan. This actionable blueprint empowers companies to kickstart their DPP journey confidently.
In a world where digital transformation is reshaping industries, being well-prepared and strategically positioned is key. The Digital Product Passport revolution is upon us, and at Opticos, we are committed to guiding businesses through this transformative journey. Stay ahead of the curve, embrace the digital future, and ensure your passports are ready to navigate the complexities of tomorrow’s business landscape.
Did you miss the webinar? You can access the recording here.
With our growing team and the ever-increasing demand from our clients, we are thrilled to announce expansion of our office spaces in both Gothenburg and Stockholm. These new offices not only accommodate our expanding team but also enhance our ability to serve our clients with unmatched expertise.
In Gothenburg, we’ve taken a significant step forward by expanding our office with an impressive 100 square meters space. This expansion is a testament to our dedication to providing top-notch consulting services and maintaining a friendly work environment. Our newly improved office is conveniently located in the heart of the city on Kungsportsavenyn 1, just one floor up from our previous location. The building, dating back to 1880, exudes charm, blending the rich history of the city with a modern and welcoming atmosphere.
Our Gothenburg office offers an open office layout, creating an environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. The space offers spacious conference rooms, ideal for client meetings and brainstorming sessions.
In the bustling city of Stockholm, our brand-new office space, located at Olof Palmes gata 23, is at just a short walk from the Central Station. This spacious 300-square-meter office space has been carefully designed to boost efficiency and promote collaboration among our consultants.
The office supports meeting rooms, including six smaller ones and three conference rooms, with one especially spacious room to accommodate large gatherings and presentations. Our open workspace encourages flexibility and interaction, making it easier for our consultants to collaborate and share insights. A dedicated area is on offer for those who prefer a quiet and focused work environment.
At Opticos, we understand that our success lies in the collective brilliance and dedication of our team. With these expansions in Gothenburg and Stockholm, we aim to provide our consultants with the best possible resources and a friendly work atmosphere where they can thrive and deliver exceptional results for our clients.
We’d like to hear from you! Feel free to visit us in Stockholm or Gothenburg to discuss your requirements. For more information or to book a meeting, please write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Establishing the Strategy and Business Development Capability at Opticos
A Focused Effort to Expand Existing Services and Drive Client Success
“Being responsible for developing the Strategy and Business Development capability at Opticos, I am excited by the enthusiasm and engagement from colleagues across the organization, eager to join in on expanding our capabilities in this area”, says Henrik Agnemyr, Director at Opticos.
“Expansion is the key word here, as this is a natural step in organizing our efforts and collective knowledge as an extension of Opticos’ existing services, focusing on providing more comprehensive and tailored solutions to our clients”, Henrik concludes.
The value proposition of this expansion revolves around three main areas:
- Supply chain management
- Functional business strategy,
- Business development
We aim to provide expert advice and assistance in each of these areas.
- We offer assessments, review and development within Supply chain management, also including material supply and engagement in operational/manufacturing footprint
- In the area of Functional business strategy, we help clients assess, review, and reshape their strategies, providing roadmaps for future growth and development, including assisting with the execution of initiatives.
- In Business development we focus on process improvement, organizational and capability development, as well as overall cost improvement initiatives.
This expanded strategy and business development capability is built upon the strong foundation of Opticos’ existing experience and expertise in these areas, with a diverse team of consultants possessing a mix of industry and consulting backgrounds.
The rationale behind this expansion is based on our history of providing clients with advice in the areas of strategy, performance management, and performance improvement. This new capability will allow us to concentrate our efforts and offer solid advice and support to clients in these domains.
A key aspect of our enhanced value proposition is the hands-on support provided to clients, ensuring that they not only receive expert advice but also assistance in implementing and executing their strategies. By focusing on getting things done, we at Opticos are well-positioned to drive the success of our clients through this expansion of our strategy and business development capabilities.
If you’re looking for guidance and support in supply chain management, functional business strategy, or business development, don’t hesitate to contact me and the team here at Opticos. We’re eager to help you achieve your goals and drive success.
Head of Strategy & Business Development
Anders Sjökvist joins the Opticos Board of Directors in April 2023
Gothenburg, 26 April 2023
“We are thrilled to welcome Anders to the Opticos Board of Directors. His extensive experience and strategic thinking will be invaluable as we expand our business. Anders brings a fresh perspective that will help Opticos broaden our reach and strengthen our position in the market. We are confident that his addition to the team will drive Opticos forward towards sustained growth,” said Fredrik Hallberg, CEO of Opticos.
“I am impressed by the remarkable journey Opticos has undertaken up to this point. The company has achieved great things in a short period, and this momentum has drawn me to join the Board. I am excited to be part of this growth journey and to contribute my expertise to widen the business development dimension,” said Anders Sjökvist, the new Opticos Board of Directors member.
“I see my contribution to be most effective within sales & business development and maintaining structure while growing the business,” concludes Anders Sjökvist.
Anders Sjökvist has had numerous executive positions within the Management Consulting industry since the beginning of the millennium. Recent positions include leading roles in Forefront, Acando, PA Consulting Group, and Ernst & Young. Anders holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Linköping University, complemented by attending the MBA program at Stockholm School of Economics.
Outside work, Anders devotes time to non-profits, “Min Stora Dag” and recently “Mitt Livs Chans” by providing pro-bono expertise.
For more information: Anders Sjökvist, +46 70 639 9726, email@example.com
Opticos launch ViewPoint by Opticos – the Power of Sharing
Gothenburg, 23 February 2023
Built on the idea of leveraging our consultants extensive experience and domain expertise, ViewPoint by Opticos aims to share thought-provoking, independent, and insightful content backed by sound research practices.
“The audience of ViewPoint is our current, and future clients, who we know will appreciate articles, reports, insights, and “points of view” on topics they care about,” said Fredrik Hallberg, CEO.
“ViewPoint will not only enable us to share our expertise and knowledge with our clients in an appealing way. We will also be able to focus internally on collecting, refining, and packaging what we know in combination with new material and research,” said Aravind Venkatesh, Head of the Bangalore office and responsible for ViewPoint by Opticos.
“With ViewPoint, we want to add value to Opticos networks of CxOs and leaders in the Nordics. But we like to think of it as a two-way street. Going beyond our tagline, The Power of Knowing, ViewPoint is about The Power of Sharing,” said Fredrik Hallberg.
“ViewPoint is our approach to thought leadership development. It’s a structured approach for gathering, conceptualizing, and sharing authentic content that leverages our expertise, insights, and collective experience as a firm.” Aravind Venkatesh concludes.
The content produced is available by visiting the Opticos web page, signing up to subscribe to a newsletter which will be sent out quarterly.
For more information contact, Aravind Venkatesh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Opticos & Algorithma announce strategic collaboration
Gothenburg, 16 February 2023
Opticos and Algorithma are proud to announce a non-exclusive strategic collaboration combining efforts to offer clients complete AI solutions.
Opticos, a leader in digital business transformation, and Algorithma, a specialist in AI-powered solutions, will now jointly provide a unique combination of cutting-edge technology and expertise to unlock the full potential of AI for businesses.
“Our collaboration with Algorithma is breaking new ground for Opticos,” said Fredrik Hallberg, CEO of Opticos. “By combining our strengths, we can offer our current and future clients a one-stop-shop for all their AI needs and help drive digital transformation.”
“We are very excited about this collaboration, as it will allow us to provide clients with complete AI solutions covering all aspects of the AI journey,” said Maria Lloyd, CEO of Algorithma. “By combining our strengths, we can help businesses take full advantage of the power of AI and drive digital transformation.”
This collaboration will not only complete but amplify the combined offerings of both companies, making it possible for clients to achieve their AI goals faster and more efficiently – ensuring they stay ahead of the curve.
For more information:
Fredrik Hallberg, +46 766 270 087, email@example.com
Maria Lloyd, +46 703 985 911, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linnea Håkansson takes on the EMA new role in February
Gothenburg, 10 February 2023
Opticos is pleased to announce the creation of a new role within the company – Executive Management Aide (EMA). The role, created to support Opticos accelerated growth, will work exclusively for Opticos CEO and COO to strengthen strategic management and analysis support for executive decisions.
“We are happy to announce that Linnea Håkansson will take on this exciting new role. Linnea has a proven track record of driving results and delivering outstanding customer experiences, making her the perfect fit for this new role,” said Fredrik Hallberg, CEO and co-founder of Opticos.
“Every year, the EMA role will provide high-potential younger colleagues with a unique insight into the management and development of a fast-growing management consulting firm”, Fredrik concludes.
“My first two years with Opticos have been a fun and challenging journey. I have learned a lot, but at the same time, I have realized that my perspectives are both value-adding and welcomed. I am looking forward to learning more about running a management consultancy firm”, said Linnea Håkansson, about taking on the new role.
Linnea Håkansson joined Opticos and the Young Professionals Program (YPP) in 2020. Her history in Opticos includes Programme and Change Management and Sourcing assignments. Linnea holds an M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Lund University. The EMA position will be held on a rolling 12 month schedule.
For more information: Linnea Håkansson, +46 730569898, email@example.com
Anders Larson joins Opticos in February
Gothenburg, 3 February 2023
Anders Larson joining Opticos as a senior associate is part of Opticos strategic direction to strengthen capabilities within hands-on executive management advisory. Anders will also play a vital role in developing new business relations.
“The collaboration with Anders will amplify our management consulting capability and assist our clients in navigating complex change. Anders, and his vast experience of leading change in high tech-oriented organizations, will be part of delivering solid advisory and hands-on support from start to finish”, said Fredrik Hallberg, CEO and co-founder of Opticos.
“I look forward to getting to know both Opticos colleagues and clients. I find Opticos multi-disciplinary delivery teams with a diverse mix of seniority intriguing”, said Anders Larson about joining Opticos.
Anders Larson has had Executive positions within the defense & aerospace industry for decades. Recognized for his industry knowledge in high technology engineering, his recent positions include SAAB, Beyond Gravity, and RUAG Space. Anders holds a Master of Science in Electro Engineering and a Licentiate degree in Lasers and Optics from Chalmers University.
For more information: Anders Larson, +46 732 31 38 74, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Wahlgren joins the Opticos Board of Directors on 3 September 2022
Gothenburg, 1 September 2022
“Peter Wahlgren joining us will not only strengthen the board with relevant expertise and perspectives but will also ensure both direction and stability on our expansive growth journey”, said Fredrik Hallberg, the CEO and co-founder of Opticos.
“Peters contribution will also include developing current and future business relations within our ever-growing eco-system”, Fredrik continues.
“I am truly excited to join the board of Opticos, a company which, in my eyes, already has the solid foundation to grow. My contribution will be focused on strategy work, supporting planned growth and that great culture which aligns very well with my values”, said Peter Wahlgren about joining the Board of Directors at Opticos.
With decades in executive IT Management positions within the pharmaceutical, Management Consulting and most recently in the shipping industry (as CIO of Stena AB), Peter Wahlgren is a very experienced advisor. Peter holds a PhD in Engineering Physics from Chalmers with academic merits from the Yale & Lund Universities. Today, Peter supports tech companies as part of Augmentio AB and is expected to bring new perspectives and business opportunities to Opticos.
For more information:
Peter Wahlgren, +46 739 626 031, email@example.com