Viqtor Davis adds digital consulting firm Bloom to network

14 March 2019 3 min. read

Viqtor Davis, a Western European digital consulting group, has expanded its network with Bloom, a boutique consulting firm from the Netherlands.

Founded last year, Viqtor Davis supports clients with a range of digital transformation and data science services. The firm was established following the merger between Netherlands-based Jibes and DataDogs, and UK-based Entity Group.

Two months after purchasing data science company Simplxr, the advisory and implementation group has now completed a second inorganic bolt-on. Bloom, a data strategy consulting firm with 12 consultants, has joined the firm’s footprint in the Netherlands, lifting the group’s team to over 250 data scientists, consultants, and analytics and IT experts. 

“The market is increasingly asking for a player that can provide broad support in data and digital transformation,” explained Ivo-Paul Tummers, CEO of Viqtor Davis. “This requires the bundling of various practices.”

Viqtor Davis adds digital consulting firm Bloom to network Launched in 2013 by co-founders Eric Klaassen and Merlin de Graaf, who met during their joint spell at Harvest (acquired by Naspers in the same year), Bloom supports clients with digital strategy, growth, sales & marketing, technology and the scaling-up of ventures/start-ups. Among the firm’s roster of clients are corporates, fast growing scale-ups, investment firms and start-ups, including the likes of Emesa, Naspers, Philips, Picnic, FrieslandCampina, Catawiki, KPN, Shedd and Troostwijk. 

Commenting on the joining of forces, De Graaf said, “We can now offer even better service to clients in the growing data science market by building on the expertise and experience of Viqtor Davis. We can also leverage their experience in areas including data integration and management of data services.”

“Since inception, we have supported over 100 projects. Our vision is, and has always been: data driven companies are tomorrow’s winners. In a rapidly changing market we continue to be actively looking for new developments and innovations. We consider Viqtor Davis to be our ideal partner to accelerate Bloom’s growth.”

The move comes at a time when digitisation is becoming essential in business strategies. In an era where data serves as this century’s new gold, while the pace of technology advancement continues to accelerate with the rise of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and hyper connectivity, companies that master their digital operations have been found to perform profoundly better. According to one estimate, by Capgemini Invent, ‘digital masters’ – players that rank higher on digital maturity – are on average 26% more profitable than their industry peers, and enjoy 9% higher revenue from their physical assets. 

“The causality between optimal usage of data and success in business can no longer be deemed the result of mere chance,” concluded Viqtor Davis’ chief executive Tummers.

Viqtor Davis has offices in the Netherlands, the UK and the US, while its managed services offerings are provided from India and Mexico.