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Emergn, the consultancy that works from Porto to the world

Emergn, the consultancy that works from Porto to the world
Dinheiro Vivo · 07 Nov 2022
The company, which has clients such as BP and the BBC, opened an office in Porto and wants to recruit 30 professionals passionate about technology.

Emergn, a global digital business services consultancy whose EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) headquarters are in London, yesterday opened its office in Porto, the second largest of the company, which is present in more than a dozen markets. After two years operating remotely in the Invicta, it has just materialised its investment in the city, which "offers very promising conditions for growth and business evolution", says Margarida Carvalho, responsible for managing the Portuguese team. Access to talent was a determining factor in this choice.

From the very first moment, the employees are working from Porto to the world. The company, which provides training, consultancy and technology services to help multinationals transform their business and create high performance teams, has already worked for British Airways, British Telecom, Vistaprint, Thompson Reuters, The BBC, The Economist, Applied Energy Group, among others. Examples? He supported the development of the self-service payment system at BP petrol stations; and also created an intelligent automation system to streamline processes for Deutsche Börse Group, an international securities agent.

It is projects of this scope that Portuguese professionals, who represent 10% of the consulting firm's global human resources, develop for multinationals. As Margarida Carvalho points out, Emergn works for global companies that are investing in technological transformation in order to provide better products and digital experiences. The strategy is to "transform the way people and businesses work, forever".

You see, Emergn doesn't aim to establish permanent ties with clients, but to "teach them how to drive their work forward" through a results-oriented approach to digital transformation, rooted in the principles of value, flow and quality. "We deliver projects that represent added value and help our clients adopt agile, design thinking, lean and systems thinking to support their innovation efforts to compete more effectively in the digital economy," he stresses.

So far, the Portuguese team has worked on these international projects, but in the future they hope to work with clients based in the country, says the manager. Also in perspective is the possibility of extending the operation in national territory. "We want to establish ourselves physically here in Porto, in a coherent and consistent way, before equating an expansion of offices to the rest of the country, but we are attentive to all national talent," he adds.

To accompany the growth plans, the consulting company is recruiting for the Oporto office. At the moment, it has 30 vacancies for professionals "passionate about technology" and ready to support companies to transform ideas into products. Applications are invited from specialists in software development (JavaScript, Java, .NET), quality assurance, business analysis, data&analytics, intelligent automation, devops and product design.

Emergn, founded in 2009 by Alex Adamopoulos, who also became CEO of the consultancy, does not disclose financial data of the activity.