VisualCortex signs agreement with Servian, appointing the leading data consultancy as key service delivery partner for its video analytics technology across Australia and New Zealand.
Sydney, Australia — 3 November 2022 — VisualCortex – the Video Intelligence Platform connecting computer vision’s potential to real-world business outcomes – has signed a referral and services agreement with Australia’s foremost data consulting company, Servian.
Under the guidelines of the partnership agreement, Servian will be permitted to recommend VisualCortex’s Video Intelligence Platform – as well as deliver implementation, integration, model building and associated professional services – to its current and future clients throughout Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Servian, Australia’s largest data-focused cloud consultancy, was acquired by US-based multinational IT services firm, Cognizant, in January 2021. Servian and VisualCortex have already collaborated to deliver computer vision outcomes for government entities and transport organisations.
Servian National Managing Partner, David Emery, said that the partnership would help its Australian and New Zealand clients exploit and act on video-based insights at scale.
“As a consultancy, Servian is constantly focused on how we bring value to our customers quickly,” said Emery. “The partnership with VisualCortex allows us to bring a platform approach to video analytics, meaning quickly focusing on the usage of data – and the insights and decisions we can make from it – instead of spending all our time on the engineering and integration.”
“Historically, analytics has focused on data from the core systems in our businesses. Video analytics gives us the ability to leverage data, which was previously untapped, to generate new insights about new areas as well as new perspectives on existing parts of our businesses. At Servian, we don’t see video analytics as a standalone service offering. We see it as part of the instrumental data backbone of an organization. VisualCortex will help us achieve that vision.”
VisualCortex CEO and Co-Founder, Patrick Elliott, said that partnering with Servian was an integral moment in the company’s evolution, growing its reach and helping to service its customers throughout the region. “Servian is a genuine computer vision pioneer and force in data services throughout the ANZ region,” said Elliott. “As both an emerging technology and market, Gartner cites the top two challenges facing organisations undertaking AI projects – like Computer Vision – as a lack of skills as well as an inability to understand potential use cases and connect them to real-world challenges.”
“We know that Servian has the skills, and practical experience delivering real-world computer vision projects, to help organizations achieve business value quickly and great ROI over the long haul. Their deep footprint, trusted client relationships and large workforce will also help us scale fast, underpinning VisualCortex’s channel-based go-to-market strategy across ANZ.”
Associate Partner and Head of AI / ML at Servian, Andy Huang, said that the VisualCortex partnership would enable Servian clients to facilitate enterprise-wide computer vision programs. “Unlike camera-side or point solutions – which typically focus on one video analytics challenge per deployment – VisualCortex delivers a highly performant enterprise-grade platform to facilitate any real-time or historical video analytics use case,” said Huang.
“Where VisualCortex offers significant value to Servian’s clients is its extensibility – it’s easy to deploy, use and add new use cases as they emerge. We’re able to leverage commodity hardware to perform video analytics at scale. VisualCortex can also be deployed anywhere clients desire – from on-premise and on-the-edge, to public and private clouds, or a hybrid approach. This means we get started faster and significantly reduce the barrier-to-entry for our customers.”
“Through the platform approach, we’re also able to readily adapt to changing client needs. Once we’ve started a video analytics project, we often find that three or four other use cases quickly emerge. With a range of intuitive dashboards and reports, combined with the ability to easily integrate video-based data generated in VisualCortex with other data sources, we see enormous potential to democratize access to video analytics throughout the enterprise. We want to enable our customers to realize the value across all parts of their organisation.”
Servian works with a wide range of customers within the video analytics field across ANZ – from retail and transport to logistics and occupational health and safety.“We’re particularly excited to see how we can help our transport clients enhance their computer vision capabilities with VisualCortex,” said Emery. “We’ll do this across a range of use cases – from proactive incident detection and traffic flow management to timetable optimisation and automated number plate recognition.”
Servian is a leading APAC tech consultant specializing in Digital, Marketing Analytics, Cloud, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Data, Analytics and AI/ML. Servain delivers end-to-end data-driven digital products & services. Our highly skilled team of consultants ensure they focus on solving client objectives through the best use of technology. We build and manage rich user experiences through the smart use of software and data engineering, which creates, and sustains, the competitive advantage for our customers.
VisualCortex is making video data actionable in the enterprise. As the world’s best Video Intelligence Platform, VisualCortex provides the stability and scalability to productionise computer vision technology for the first time. Unlike camera-side or point solutions, VisualCortex can be used for any video analytics use case in any industry. VisualCortex’s production-ready cloud-based environment transforms video assets into analysable streams of data at scale. The VisualCortex platform delivers artificial intelligence smarts, governance and usability, enabling organisations to connect any number of video streams, repositories and use existing commodity hardware.