Cognizant to buy Servian to boost biz in Australia and New Zealand

Cognizant has agreed to acquire Servian, a Sydney, Australia-based provider of data analytics, artificial intelligence, digital services, experience design, and cloud.
Cognizant employeesServian is Cognizant’s 10th digital-focused acquisition announced since 2020, reflecting Cognizant’s strategy to accelerate capabilities and growth in priority areas of data and artificial intelligence, digital engineering, cloud, and Internet of Things across the globe.

The IT services company announced that the acquisition of Servian expands Cognizant’s integrated digital transformation capabilities in 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.

“Cognizant’s digital expertise combined with Servian’s strengths as the premier technology partner in the region will open up the full power of digital transformation for our Australasian clients,” Jane Livesey, CEO, Cognizant Australia and New Zealand.

Cognizant said its more than 1,200 professionals in Australia serve more than 110 clients, including top Australian banks, insurers, retailers, and communications companies. The company has strengthened its in-country cloud, product engineering, platform, Salesforce, and Workday capabilities to expand its digital business in Australia.

Founded in 2008, Servian has worked with more than 190 major companies in ANZ in the banking, telecommunications, insurance, retail, and government sectors, including eight of ANZ’s 15 largest companies.

Servian’s more than 500 technology and consulting professionals, based primarily in Australia and New Zealand, will join Cognizant, doubling the size of Cognizant’s cloud and data team in ANZ.

Servian has partnerships with Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, Snowflake, Oracle, HashiCorp, Talend, Informatica, and Red Hat.