Know to change.

Wakaru is a consulting firm dedicated to make things happen on behalf of our Customers.
We’re committed to design, enable and promote organizational change, in an effective way.
We strongly believe in Customer knowledge. We believe that an informed and conscious Customer, will be able and willing to do more and more complex projects with us, understanding all reasons for change with the right sense of urgency.

WAKARU








Wakaru is a Japanese verb meaning: to understand, to see, to follow 分かる.
We believe you need to know and, when you know, you change.
Let us help in the process and we will build future together.


Wakaru is a Ideias Dinâmicas – Tecnologias SGPS participated company

ITGest, Pryog, Positive Blue and Kentra, are Ideias Dinâmicas – Tecnologias SGPS group companies and Wakaru’s business partners.


Our Services

We connect and align business and technology at strategic, tactical and operational levels.

Advisory

Everyday businesses face complex and diversified challenges. If you need specialized advice about how technology and its management, can help you to achieve or sustain your business objectives, we can set up a multi-disciplinary and cross-generation team which will explore your challenge from different perspectives and possible solutions. We’ll find the best course of action for you.

Assets Management
Lifecycle Programs

Many businesses depend eavily on assets. Managing and optimizing their lifecycle is key for your success. We blend knowledge, experience, best practices and regulations to ensure that at investment, operation and maintenance levels you protect your business while complying to the most demanding requirements, internal or external.

Technology
Procurement Lifecycle

From our experience, we can help you in any phase of the procurement lifecycle. We will not look for the cheaper solution or the one in the edge of technology, we will balance every internal and external factor, protecting your current investment and ensuring that your decision will impact positively the organization because you are prepared to deal with it and to get real benefits from that investment. If you need to review the performance or the relationship model of your technology or service partners we will find were you can tune or design a complete new partners ecossystem for you.

Research & Development Innovation

Beginning in the idea phase until the innovation materialization in a process, a new product or service, we’ll be serving you organically. We’ll try to understand your business in detail and build opportunities to improve. We create, we co-create with you, we will travel the world to find who can help us to build the best team, find the resources and, if possible, to reduce your investment. At the end, we’ll build and deploy a business oriented systemic approach to open innovation.

Strategic Planning
and Business Alignment

Building bridges between business, operations and technology requires the capacity to understand inner relationships between the organization, processes, applications and systems and make them efficient. This is essencial for a better internal and now, external alignment, due to new business and technology delivery models.

Governance, Risk
and Compliance

Design and implementation of governance frameworks and compliance programmes based on business objectives, best practices, laws and regulations. Identify, assess, measure and monitor risks.on a long term basis. Embed risk in your business practice and let management at all levels be conscious about the business impact of their actions and decisions.



Audit and Review

Audit, gap analysis and maturity assessments to understand how do you compare with generally accepted best practices standards, laws and regulations you might need to care and/or comply with. Enable a positive environment that embraces organizational change and motivates every stakeholder to be part of that change as fully engaged team member.

Our Work

We’ve been working for Customers in Africa, Europe and South East Asia since 1986.
Among those are multinational companies from Energy and Utilities, Telecommunications, Financial Services, High Tech and Public Administration.
Our assignments ranged from audit to advisory, training, systems design and implementation, project management to innovation, research and development.

About Us

If you want to know more about our experience and our Customers, give us a call.
We and our Customers will be glad to answer your questions.

Wakaru

We master the best practices and international standards both in business and technology. That’s why we integrate those frameworks in a totally different approach, by a unique process framework with embedded internal controls, you'll be able to answer multiple requirements. This way, you will reduce the organizational impact of the change and you can expect higher levels of acceptance, resilience and sustainability. This means that your results in internal and external audits will be better than your competitors.
But above all, we create a positive environment that embraces change and operational efficiency. But we do systems too. Those you’ll be using in the future, systems able to anticipate what's going to happen just by observing current reality. Helping you to achieve unrivaled levels of operational efficiency. We're doing this by partnering with customers on a long term basis.

Multi Capability

We’re addicted to address the unknown. We’re fascinated by doing things for the very first time. We’re delighted by an educated conversation and discussion about complex and challenging problems that no one has found a solution. We take calculated risks.

Whenever needed, we build networks with analysts and subject matter experts, from social sciences to management and technology, to provide you a single source of knowledge and an integrated solution.

In the past, we’ve delivered several R&D projects funded by national and international programs like Eureka in European Union. If you need a partner or to establish partnerships with Research Centers at Universities or Institutes, we’re able to find the one that best suits your needs.

Our Process

We love to think 'out of the box'. We like to put things in perspective and discover new possibilities.

1

MEET & DISCUSS

2

THINK &
PLAN

3

ARCHITECT
& DESIGN

4

DEVELOP

5

TEST &
LEARN

6

ADAPT & LAUNCH

Management Team

Our consulting team has an extensive international experience and holds several professional certifications from the Institute of Asset Management, itSMF International (ITIL), ISACA-International Systems Audit and Control Association (CISA, CGEIT, CISM, CRISC) and, ISO-International Standards Organization (ISO9001, ISO20000, ISO27001 as Certified Implementation Consultants and Lead Auditors).

Vitor Prisca

CEO

CGEIT, CISM, CRISC, ISO 27001 Certified Implementation Consultant, ISO 20000 Certified Implementation Consultant, IAM Certified Asset Manager, ITIL Certified and ITGI Expert Reviewer (COBIT).

Danilo Barreto

Partner

CGEIT, CISM, CRISC, CISA, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 20000 Lead Auditor, ISO 9001 Lead AuditorNP 4457 Lead Auditor, IAM Certified Asset Manager, ITIL Certified, COBIT Certified, ISO 20000 Practitioner.

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Corporate
certifications, accreditations and memberships

Wakaru’s people
certifications, accreditations and memberships

Corporate support and social responsibility

Find us

We will be where you need us.
Our offices in Portugal are located in

Wakaru Consulting
Rua Dr. Gomes Leal, 3-A
2560-331 Torres Vedras

Praça de Alvalade, 6, Edifício Alvalade - 1.º Esq.
1700-037 Lisboa

Madan Parque, Rua dos Inventores 2.07
2825-182 Caparica

info@wakaru.eu // +351 965 243 474

News Room

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Press Release • 06/08/2018

STARTUP PORTUGUESA VENCE COMPETIÇÃO MUNDIAL PARA SOLUÇÕES INOVADORAS NO SECTOR DAS ÁGUAS.

Realizou-se no passado dia 26 de Julho, no Centro de Convenções da Cidade do Conhecimento (Ciudad del Saber) no Panamá, o Global Demo Day 2018 Latin America.

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News • 06/08/2018

Wakaru foi distinguida como uma das 10 melhores startups do mundo no sector das águas

Wakaru foi distinguida como uma das 10 melhores startups do mundo com inovações no sector das águas e irá participar no H2O Challenge, na cidade do Panamá, a decorrer de 16 a 27 de Julho de 2018

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News • 20/09/2018

Water Wise – solução

O Water Wise System é uma solução inovadora que está a ser desenvolvida no contexto de um projeto de I&DT apoiado pelo programa Portugal 2020...

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Innovation

PT

Designação do Projecto: W + INT: Reforço das competências empreendedoras da Wakaru Consulting para a internacionalização

Aviso Nº 17 / SI / 2016

Nº Projecto: 025518

Tipo de Projecto: Internacionalização de PMEs

Programa Operacional Programa Operacional Regional da Região Centro

Objectivo Temático: OT 3 - Reforçar a competitividade das PME

Prioridade de Investimento: IP 3.2 - O desenvolvimento e aplicação de novos modelos de negócios para as PME, nomeadamente em matéria de internacionalização

Tipologia de Intervenção: TI 52 - Internacionalização de PMEs

Fundos: FEDER

Visão geral do projecto: Internacionalização da empresa e inovação de técnicas e modelos de comercialização.

Os objetivos estratégicos da empresa estão posicionados no mercado nacional e internacional com uma oferta diferenciadora, inovadora e de qualidade no setor de água. Atualmente a empresa já opera no mercado angolano, pretendendo penetrar também nos mercados de Cabo Verde e Moçambique. Para tal, definiu os seguintes objetivos estratégicos a serem alcançados:

  1. Aumentar o volume de negócios internacional, reforçando a sua posição em Angola e entrando em dois novos mercados;
  2. Fortalecer a equipa com talentos qualificados;
  3. Certificar o seu Sistema de Gestão da Qualidade segundo a norma ISO9001 e a Norma Portuguesa de Inovação, I&D;
  4. Alcançar uma taxa de exportação de 35,5%.

Data de aprovação 2017/05/18

Data de ìnicio 2017/08/24

Data de conclusão 2019/08/23

Investimento: € 290,652.50

Apoio financeiro da União Europeia: FEDER - € 130,793.63


EN

Project name: W + INT: Strengthening Wakaru's entrepreneurial skills for internationalization

Public Notice: 17 / SI / 2016

Project Number: 025518

Project Type: Internationalization of SMES

Operational Program: Regional Operational Program of the Center Region

Thematic Objective: OT 3 - Reinforcing the competitiveness of SMEs

Investment Priority: IP 3.2 - The development and application of new business models for SMEs, especially with regard to internationalization

Typology of Intervention: IT 52 - Internationalization of SMEs

Funds: ERDF

Project overview: Internationalization of the company and innovation of techniques and marketing models

The strategic objectives of the company are positioned in the national and international market with a distinct, innovative and quality offer in the water sector. Currently the company already operates in the Angolan market, intending to penetrate also in the markets of Cape Verde and Mozambique. To this end, it defined the following strategic objectives to be achieved:

  1. To increase international turnover by strengthening its position in Angola and entering two new markets;
  2. Strengthen the team with qualified talent;
  3. To certify his Quality Management System under the ISO9001 standard and the Portuguese standard for Innovation, R&D;
  4. Achieve an export rate of 35.5%.

Date Approved: 2017/05/18

Start date: 2017/08/24

Date to be completed: 2019/08/23

Investment: € 290,652.50

Financial support from the European Union: ERDF - € 130,793.63

PT

Designação do Projecto: W+QUAL: Reforço da capacidade de gestão e organização da Wakaru e certificação dos seus processos internos, tendo em vista o incremento da competitividade e da capacidade de resposta no mercado global

Aviso nº: 18 / SI / 2016

Nº Projecto 025510

Tipo do Projecto: Qualificação do SMES

Programa Operacional: Programa Operacional Regional da Região Centro

Objetivo temático: OT 3 - Reforçar a competitividade das PME

Prioridade de Investimento: IP 3.3 - Concessão de suporte para a criação e extensão de recursos avançados de desenvolvimento de produtos e serviços

Tipologia de Intervenção: TI 53 - Qualificação e Inovação de PMEs

Fundos: FEDER

Visão geral do projeto: Reforço da capacidade de gestão e organização interna. Desenho, implementação e certificação do seu sistema de gestão de acordo com a ISO9001 e NP4457.

Com este projeto, a empresa pretende reforçar a sua capacidade organizacional e de gestão, através da implementação de certificações ao nível de Sistemas de Gestão da Qualidade e de IDI, segundo as normas ISO 9001: 2015 e NP 4457: 2007, respectivamente, do reforço da equipa com recursos qualificados em áreas consideradas prioritárias pela empresa, e aderência a diversos mercados nacionais e internacionais (plataformas de software / suporte para gestão de projetos e compras públicas), além de criar e registrar internacionalmente a marca Water Wise e registo internacional da marca Wakaru existente, com vista a consolidar a sua presença no mercado nacional, entrar em novos mercados estrangeiros (Moçambique e Cabo Verde) e fortalecer a sua posição no mercado Angolano.

Como parte integrante da sua estratégia para os mercados internacionais, a empresa pretende-se concentrar na oferta de soluções para a modernização das redes de água, através da implementação de sistemas inteligentes de gestão de água nomeadamente na eficiência do nexus água e energia, garantia da qualidade e segurança do abastecimento de água.

Data de aprovação: 2017/07/26

Data de ínicio: 2017/11/01

Data de conclusão: 2019/10/31

Investmento: € 182,205

Apoio financeiro da União Europeia: FEDER - € 81,992.25


EN

Project name: W + QUAL: Strengthening Wakaru's management and organizational capacity and certification of its internal processes, with a view to increasing competitiveness and responsiveness in the global market

Public Notice: 18 / SI / 2016

Project Number: 025510

Project Type: Qualification of SMES

Operational Program: Regional Operational Program of the Center Region

Thematic Objective: OT 3 - Reinforcing the competitiveness of SMEs

Investment Priority: IP 3.3 - Granting support to the creation and extension of advanced product and service development capabilities

Typology of Intervention: TI 53 - SME qualification and innovation

Funds: ERDF

Project overview: Reinforcement of management capacity and internal organization. Design, implementation and certification of your management system in accordance with ISO9001 and NP4457.

With this project, the company intends to strengthen its organizational and management capacity, through the implementation of certifications at the level of Quality Management Systems and Innovation, R&D, according to ISO 9001: 2015 and NP 4457: 2007 standards, respectively, of the reinforcement of the team with qualified HR in areas considered to be a priority by the company, and adherence to various national and international marketplaces (software / support platforms for project management and public procurement), as well as creating and internationally registering the Water Wise brand and international registration of the existing Wakaru brand, with a view to consolidating its presence in the domestic market, as well as entering new foreign markets (Mozambique and Cape Verde) and strengthening its position in the Angola market.

As part of the international markets, the company intends to focus on offering solutions for the modernization of water networks, namely the implementation of intelligent water management systems for efficient water and energy management and guaranteeing the quality and security of water supply.

Date Approved: 2017/07/26

Start date: 2017/11/01

Date to be completed: 2019/10/31

Investment: € 182,205

Financial support from the European Union: ERDF - € 81,992.25

W2S

PT

Designação do Projecto: W2S: Sistema “Water Wise”

Aviso nº: 33 / SI / 2015

Nº de Projecto: 017904

Tipo de Projecto: Equipas de Investigação e Desenvolvimento (I&D) nas Empresas – Projetos co-promoção

Programa Operacional: Programa Operacional de Competitividade e Internacionalização

Objectivo Temático: OT 1 – Reforçar a investigação, o desenvolvimento tecnológico e a inovação

Prioridade de Investimento: PI 1.2 -Promoção do investimento empresarial em inovação, investigação e desenvolvimento (I&D)

Tipologia de Intervenção: IT 47 – Atividades nas áreas da inovação, investigação e desenvolvimento (I&D)

Fundos: FEDER

Visão geral do projecto: Reforçar a investigação, o desenvolvimento tecnológico e a inovação.

O projeto W2S visa desenvolver um sistema de rede inteligente capaz de monitorizar, controlar e gerir, em tempo real, as redes de distribuição de água no nível das redes de baixa pressão, de forma agnóstica, com respeito aos fabricantes de equipamentos e protocolos de comunicação. Visando atingir o objetivo proposto, o consórcio definiu uma abordagem de desenvolvimento de software com tratamento preditivo e em tempo real de grandes volumes de dados (integrados em um sistema de gestão SCADA) e o desenvolvimento e integração de hardware (incluindo a escolha de elementos sensores inteligentes inovadores, o desenvolvimento de um gerador de energia hidroelétrica e a evolução para Zonas de Operação Inteligentes, em oposição às Zonas de Medição e Controle.

Os desenvolvimentos esperados permitirão que o sistema de gestão possa ler, armazenar e manipular grandes volumes de informações baseadas em arquiteturas de IoT (antecipando problemas e planejando operações, a fim de aumentar o uso de informações em tempo real), para apresentar um interface amigável, contribuir para a gestão eficiente do nexo água-energia, garantir a qualidade e segurança do abastecimento de água, reduzir o consumo de energia e reduzir as perdas. O consórcio é constituído pela Wakaru, Consulting, Lda. e Tecnilab - Portugal - Sociedade de Planeamento Técnico e Científico, S.A ..

Data de aprovação: 2017/06/21

Data de ínicio: 2017/05/07

Data de conclusão: 2019/11/04

Investmento: € 1.224,641.58

Apoio financeiro da União Europeia: FEDER - € 872,962.42


EN

Project name: W2S: Water Wise System

Public Notice: 33 / SI / 2015

Project Number: 017904

Project Type: R&D PROJECTS COMPANIES IN COPROMOTION

Operational Program: Operational Program Competitiveness and Internationalization

Thematic Objective: OT1 - Strengthening research, technological development and innovation

Investment Priority: PI 1.2 - Promoting business investment in Innovation, R&D

Typology of Intervention: IT 47 - Business R&D Activities

Funds: ERDF

Project overview: Strengthening research, technological development and innovation.

The W2S project aims to develop an intelligent network system capable of monitoring, controlling and managing, in real time, water distribution networks at the level of the low-pressure networks, in an agnostic way with respect to the equipment manufacturers and communication protocols. Aiming at achieving the proposed objective, the consortium defined a software development approach with predictive and real-time treatment of large volumes of data (integrated in a SCADA management system) and the development and integration of hardware (including a choice of innovative intelligent sensing elements, the development of a hydro power generator and the evolution to Intelligent Operating Zones as opposed to Measurement and Control Zones.

The expected developments will allow the management system to be able to read, store and handle large volumes of information based on IoT architectures (anticipating problems and planning operations, in order to boost the use of information in real time), to present a user-friendly interface, contribute to efficient management of water-energy nexus, ensure quality and safety of water supply, reduce energy consumption and reduce losses. The consortium is made up of Wakaru, Consulting, Lda. and Tecnilab - Portugal - Sociedade de Planeamento Técnico e Científico, S.A..

Date Approved: 2017/06/21

Start date: 2017/05/07

Date to be completed: 2019/11/04

Investment: € 1.224,641.58

Financial support from the European Union: ERDF - € 872,962.42