Discover our services for your company - Agile Netup
We are a strategic consulting services boutique based in Geneva, Switzerland. We help our customers in difficult times and in difficult context. We help our clients (CEOs, CFOs) with their strategy and their users seize the upside of turbulence in an uncertain world. Building an agile organisation is not always easy and we use simple rules to help our client's organisation. Opportunities to cut costs are every bit as important to value creation as increasing sales. Our customers are hitech ICT firms, active in the luxury business, in sensors, wearables, cryptocurrency, cyber-security, big data, fablabs, quantified self.
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Propose you a strategy, an organization, agile principles combined with collective intelligence methods to have a rapid and lasting impact.
Inertia is no longer an option. It is by seeking the right balance that you will succeed in absorbing the current shock.En savoir +
IoT & IA Consulting
We help you find your place in the emerging ecosystem of connected objects and artificial intelligence.En savoir +
Imagining the uses of tomorrow to metamorphose your buildings to enhance the value of your assets.En savoir +
One thing is certain, we are living in unprecedented times, creating situations of unparalleled complexity and uncertainty.
It is precisely in this type of context that strategic agility, simple rules and meta-rules take on their full meaning. Our method generates the most added value for organizations that manage to seize the opportunities that present themselves in these turbulent and uncertain times.
Do you have difficult decisions to make? Are your plans completely thrown into question by the volatility of your industry? Do you feel that your competitive environment is no longer predictable?
Strategic Agility: our references
Assessment of the skills of the sales force and the ability of each talent to strengthen its agility prior to a major transformation.
Psychometric tests and personalized restitution of strengths and weaknesses.
Behavioural Competency Assessment Centre (agility, resilience, change management, state of mind)
Case studies and role plays on advanced sales and negotiation skills
Facilitation of an interactive workshop on strategic agility and open business models for entrepreneurs at the campus incubator La Forge.
Creation of formats (conference, workshops, practical application, “brown bag lunch”)
Animation of the interactive format, exchange and sharing of good practices within the incubator
Individualized follow-up of each initiative with individual business coaching
Ambition Region Innovation
Design of a webinar on agile organizational transformation for business leaders during the COVID 19 crisis to support and help them use strategic agility in the midst of the crisis.
Preparation of the 1.5 hour webinar format
Remote animation with executives from several companies
Personalized half-day follow-up with each SME
« I worked with Yves on a project to improve the skills of the sales force. He was able to carry out the project in three different countries with a lot of flexibility and adaptation. Thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit and customer focus, Yves brought new ideas and proved to be a valuable asset to our team. »
Jonathan Dault, Talent & Organisation
« I met Yves at a UX meeting in Geneva, where he and his colleague had organized a workshop to gather information on one of their projects. The workshop was very well organized and the group collaboration was easy and enjoyable: many interesting discussions came out of it and the dynamics were very positive. I also had the chance to collaborate with Yves on some brainstorming activities for the user experience where we experienced the discovery of the different labs to define potential frictions. Yves is very knowledgeable about innovation, new trends and the technology that supports digital transformation, and the conversations and collaborations with him are always very inspiring. »
Claudia Brazzola, Interaction Technologies
« We are pleased to collaborate annually with Yves Zieba in the framework of a partnership between the 4 universities of French-speaking Switzerland in order to provide support to students in the Management, Human Resources and Careers programs. His advice and guidance are extremely appreciated by all, both in terms of content and form. The feedback underlines in particular her ability to listen, the adjustment of advice to the specificity of projects, the relevance of her recommendations, her open-mindedness and her ability to inject a new and innovative look into projects that are looking for themselves. Collaborating with Yves is a real pleasure and we look forward to continuing our projects. »
Nadine Bague, Assistante scientifique
IoT / AI advisory
We help you to see more clearly among all the innovations in the world of artificial intelligence (machine learning, deep learning and neural networks) and connected objects (IoT, IIoT, M2M, Wearables, Digital Twins).
IoT / IA Advisory : some of our references
Strategic diversification of a plastic extrusion company, specializing in floors, wall coverings and furniture, towards products with higher added value using connected objects.
Missions related to :
Integrated smart lighting with modern interfaces
New communicating products with wireless IoT solutions
Wireless solutions via induction
Improvement of customer focus through the use of design thinking to improve the internal and external value propositions of the company (an energy multinational).
Animation of the design thinking workshop
Emergence of internal improvement in productivity, liaison, performance and effectiveness
Ideation of new, more energy-efficient customer products
Commercial exploitation and geographical expansion of an artificial intelligence solution on smartphone, using machine learning, neural networks, Nvidia and NLP to detect stroke and trigger emergency responses.
Geographic expansion (Europe, China, United States)
New applications in the healthcare sector
Coaching and support in obtaining awards (European Future Unicorn Award)
« I have had the opportunity to see Yves work in several group contexts - as an association leader, start-up coach, workshop leader - as well as in more intimate conversations with business leaders. He shows great sensitivity and curiosity for others, while knowing how to steer the conversation towards business objectives. I would recommend Yves to anyone who needs a fresh look at their sales and marketing strategy, or who simply wants to talk to someone who is always on the lookout for new trends and can generate an impressive number of new ideas per minute. »
Sébastien Dupuis, CEO, Conversations for humans and interactions
« Yves gave a tailor-made design thinking course for 9 people in a very professional way. He managed to captivate the audience with verve. His time management was remarkable. Thank you for everything ! »
Yannick Liniger, Head of Sales Management
« It was a real pleasure to work with Yves in the CAS Executive Program "Digital Transformation for Business" at HEG Geneva. Yves provided an exceptional session for HEG participants on the Industrial Internet of Things - Quantified self, Fablabs & Open Innovation . Yves is an asset to any education program. »
Yvan Cognasse, EMEA Executive Architect
When you list the many options for making a place “smarter”, there is no shortage of possibilities. To help you find your way around, we propose a simple and effective decision support model that allows you to distinguish the necessary, the useful from the useless gadget.
The “classic” methods are no longer adapted to the current economic landscape (start-ups, ultra-digitalization, uberization). Our methodological approach is novel and has been designed to meet new needs, those of the VUCA industry, and by extension all sectors facing uncertainty. It is based on tailor-made support and on the expertise of the latest technologies (Blockchain, BIM, GIS, real-time 3D).
After our intervention, you know that you have made the right trade-offs.
Smart : some of our references
Design of a new building for the future headquarters of a leading e-commerce company in French-speaking Switzerland, at the cutting edge of digital technologies and with a huge fan community.
Immersion during 2 months with the teams of architects, landscapers, BIM expert, interior design, people and material flows and with the owners and investors.
Organisation of a participatory and collaborative workshop for the identity of the building and the future uses to be imagined
Specific foresight workshop on the “smart” elements to be retained for this unique building concept
Metamorphosis of the head office of a multinational company, to open two of its three buildings to a new audience of startups and entrepreneurs.
Animation of a workshop with the existing occupants to collect the desires and prerequisites in particular on the current and future common areas.
Constitution of a panel of possible future external users representative of the target audience
Organization of an interactive format to find consensus among current residents and the desires of potential future occupants to improve buildings and make them more modular and flexible.
Coaching to enable the rapid commercial expansion of a breakthrough technology solution for real-time 3D architectural visualization and urban planning simulations.
Understanding the context of the startup’s real-time 3D technological disruption and the advantages of the new technology
Development and implementation of export business development plans
Search for key partners to accelerate growth.
« Yves is an effective communicator and trainer who led the Commission for Technology and Innovation's sales course, successfully motivating the class. When discussing projects and course ideas, he listens and provides valuable feedback and input, and follows up constructively and systematically afterwards. »
Anaïs Rassat, Technology, Innovation, Science
« Yves is a positive, calm and efficient person. It's nice to work with him no matter what the subject is. He knows how to listen, how to put people at ease, how to ask the right questions and I must say that his energy is communicative and beneficial. Moreover, he is an experienced professional, accomplished in many fields. He is a person of choice to have in his network and he will know how to guide you no matter the challenge. »
Gael Luisier, Entrepreneur, Coach Agile
« Yves is a great professional. He not only has analytical and communication skills: he is experienced in managing complex scenarios with a pragmatic approach. I highly recommend Yves as he is a real asset to any team. »
Alexandre Lamartinière, CEO