Our evolution continues and a New Era dawns
– a message from Tony Nicol, CEO at Servian

I am very pleased to be able to make it official that on the 11th of Jan 2021 we joined the Cognizant group of companies to expand Data, AI, Digital Transformation, Cloud and DevOps capabilities in the APAC region and beyond. This new phase of Servian’s growth is an exciting one and is full of opportunities for all of our staff as well as building on the success we have had in growing the business by positively impacting our clients over the last 13 years.

Our journey has been focused on ensuring that our clients are able to create and sustain competitive advantage with data. This new phase in our journey means we can continue to broaden the domains within which we can help our clients achieve their vision.

How far we have come…

Thinking back to our beginnings in 2008, we started Servian with one thing in mind – that talented technologists matter. We believe that talented technologists focusing on delivering business outcomes are key to delivering lasting competitive advantage for our clients.

With just a handful of consultants in 2008, we have grown year on year, adapting to a rapidly changing cloud and technology landscape, to become the leading consultancy in Data, Cloud & DevOps in the Australian & New Zealand marketplace with 600 staff now calling Servian home. This type of growth does not happen by chance. It is instead through the collaboration and hard work of many many committed Servianites, and through a series of purposeful evolutions of the business at each stage of our growth. Some of these evolutions went fantastically, and some that didn’t go so well, but we have continuously learned and adapted to change and have been flexible in our approach, all while staying true to who we are and what we are here to do – talented technologists helping our clients achieve their vision.

We have delivered successful outcomes for some of Australia & New Zealand’s biggest businesses, and continue to build the impact we are able to have with more clients every year. We are humbled by the continued support we have been given over the years by so many of our clients, which has been the foundation upon which Servian has been built. We continue to deliver for our clients by hiring talented individuals and continually investing in their development in both emerging technologies and consulting skills, and building self-sustaining teams and future leaders that can solve challenging multi-dimensional problems and drive future growth for the company.

We have always been vendor agnostic for our clients but specialise deeply in technology to ensure we give great outcomes, as such partnering with key technology vendors has been an important step in achieving our success to date and I would like to thank all the vendors we work with for the friendship and support they have given us. Notably, lately we have won Google’s Services Partner of the Year in 2019-2020, Snowflake’s Snow Pro and Snow Mate awards in 2019-2020, HashiCorp’s APJ Services Partner of the Year 2020, and Talend’s Asia PAC Partner of the Year Value Added Reseller 2020, these industry awards are yet another testament to how our people are valued by the industry.

A natural next phase

Having leveraged Private Equity investment in 2018 to rapidly build our capabilities and expand our regional footprint of our services, joining the Cognizant group is the next natural evolution in our journey to build an even better environment in which talented technologists can thrive and help our clients achieve their vision.

We are excited by the prospect of joining forces with the like-minded teams to combine our collective skills and experience to not only continue the great work our teams do, but to compound the impact that we can have. This is an incredible opportunity to take our clients further faster, and provide amazing opportunities and experiences for our people.

Thank you to all of our clients, past and present, and to all the amazingly talented people at Servian who have made this journey possible – I am thoroughly looking forward to the new and exciting ways in which we will continue to make a difference to the lives of our staff and our clients.

– Tony