Case Study: Location Sciences
2020, United Kingdom
Accelerating Growth and Innovation with Quontex: A Digital Location Intelligence Company's Success Story
2 weeks
Replacement CTO & handover within 2 weeks of engagement
Factor of 3
Reduced inhouse time to deployment by factor of 3
2 months
Built and integrated augmented Data Science and Data Engineering team within 2 months


  • Tech Strategy Consulting
  • CTO as a Service
  • Extended Team Model
  • Data Science and Big Data Expertise


  • Custom ML Development
  • GIS (Location)
  • Hadoop/Spark
  • Scala
  • Java
  • AWS Cloud

Location Sciences is a publicly listed location intelligence services provider. They offer a range of products aimed at reducing fraud and increasing digital advertising ROI, as well as providing highly valuable insights such as audience categorised footfall statistics and nationwide people movement data to retailers, financiers and government.

The products ingest, aggregate and process billions of location data points from various sources to validate data accuracy and validity, build intelligent geo-clusters and enrich raw consumer location data with geo-statistics that provide highly valuable insights.

As the company experienced rapid growth, their board recommended to engage Quontex to support their tech- strategy, manage the existing in-house team and drive efficiency with an augmented near-shore team.


The company’s incumbent CTO was leaving the business, and the board was looking how best to drive the most efficiency going forward. Quontex was identified as the right vendor to step in.

Location Sciences have an onshore team, that they were struggling to expand with the right talent, furthermore they were seeking ways to drive more performance from their resources and improve their tech stack with the latest technology, to support the next phase of their business driven by Data Science.

The client sought to expand their team to accelerate time to market for their core product offerings. They needed a partner with domain expertise in data science, big data, and a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) vertical.

Quontex were able to step in a week after contracting, with their CTO-as-a-Service offering, with a seasoned tech leader taking helm of the existing team, managing P&L alongside stakeholder responsibilities. Handover from the incumbent CTO was done in a timely manner ahead of the departure.
The short and medium term strategy was defined with the executive team and certified by the board. A roadmap, resourcing plan and KPIs were derived.
Quontex’s team put in place the right processes, migrated to reliable and scalable technologies and built a cost efficient hybrid operation of onshore and nearshore specialists, including Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Developers, Testers and Devops.
The UK-based development team began working seamlessly with the nearshore data specialist team, accelerating the product’s time to market.
The collaboration between the Location Sciences and Quontex resulted in a 6-month turnaround from engagement to delivery of a cutting-edge data product to market. Location Sciences ‘Verify’ product was delivered ahead of time and under budget with a notable improvement in the UK team’s productivity through the integration of Quontex domain experts nearshore. This successful partnership highlighted Quontex’s ability to provide rapid, high-quality solutions where specialised resources and expertise is needed.
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