SYDNEY, 11 January 2021 / PRNewswire / – Be aware (Nasdaq: CTSH) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Servian, A Sydney, AustraliaPrivate-based transformation consulting firm specializing in data analytics, artificial intelligence, digital services, experience design and the cloud.
Servian is Cognizant’s 10th digital-focused acquisition announced since then January 2020, highlighting Cognizant’s strategy to accelerate capabilities and growth in priority areas of data and artificial intelligence, digital engineering, the cloud, and the Internet of Things around the world.
The acquisition of Servian significantly extends Cognizant’s integrated, end-to-end digital transformation capabilities Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) to help clients move to the cloud, build digital products and services, unlock value from data, modernize enterprise applications, and achieve operational excellence.
“Company on Australia and New Zealand are at a turning point in their digital adoption, “said Jane Livesey, CEO, Cognizant Australia and New Zealand. “Cognizant’s extensive digital expertise combined with Servian’s strength as a key technology partner in the region will unlock the full power of digital transformation for our Australian clients. We look forward to welcoming Servian’s talented digital-native professionals to Cognizant.”
“Enabling clients to leverage their data assets to accelerate business transformation and drive competitive advantage is at the core of our success,” said Tony Nicol, Founder and CEO, Servian. “We share Cognizant’s passion for innovation powered by digital technology. With Cognizant’s deep industry expertise and global scale, we will be able to apply our strengths in strategic consulting, engineering delivery, and managed services across the broader spectrum of challenges and opportunities presented by digital economy. “
Cognizant has more than 1,200 professionals at Australia serving more than 110 clients, including Australia’s top banks, insurers, retailers and communications companies. In recent years, the company has consistently strengthened its domestic cloud, product engineering, platform, Salesforce, and Workday capabilities to grow its digital business in Australia.
Founded in 2008, Servian has worked with more than 190 major companies at ANZ in the banking, telecommunications, insurance, retail and government sectors, including eight of ANZ’s 15 largest companies. After the closure of the acquisition, more than 500 Servian technology and consulting professionals, mainly based in Australia and New Zealand, will join Cognizant, doubling the size of Cognizant’s cloud and data team at ANZ.
Servian brings expertise in all major digital technologies and has partnerships with the biggest names in the industry, including Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, Snowflake, Oracle, HashiCorp, Talend, Informatica, and Red Hat. The company was named Google Service Partners of the Year in 2019, Snowflake’s Let It Snow and Snow Mate Australia in 2019, HashiCorp’s APJ Service Partner of the Year in 2020, and Talend Partners of Value Added Retailer of the Year at APAC in 2020.
The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory clearance and other closure conditions. Financial details were not disclosed.
Servian is the leading data consultant in the Australasia region, whose mission is to enable customers to use their data to build a competitive advantage. Servian provides services across data and analytics, cloud infrastructure, DevOps, UI / UX, customer engagement, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and IoT. Servian also provides consulting services to help organizations define and implement their IT strategy, as well as managed services to manage and run the platform on behalf of its customers. Servian is a technology agnostic, consultant-led organization with a strong culture of continuous learning. To learn more about Servian, visit https://www.servian.com.
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business models, operations and technology for the digital age. Our unique, industry-based consultative approach helps clients imagine, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the US, Cognizant ranks 194 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead digitally on www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant.
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