Data science specialist Versor joins Fujitsu Consulting

06 April 2021 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Versor – a Melbourne-based management consultancy specialised in data science – is set to join the Australian arm of global IT major Fujitsu. Versor’s team and leadership will integrate into the data analytics vertical of Fujitsu Consulting. 

Fujitsu is a Japanese-origin global IT firm with a full suite of cloud, software and digital transformation offerings. The firm has been active in Australia for nearly four decades, and is now looking to strengthen its data science offering in an increasingly data-driven business environment.

Versor is a strategic bolt-on to this end. “The Versor acquisition positions Fujitsu as a leader in the advanced data consulting industry,” noted Fujitsu Australia CEO Graeme Beardsell, who highlighted Versor’s “specialist data capabilities” and “alignment with Fujitsu’s products, services and corporate culture.”

Data science specialist Versor joins Fujitsu Consulting

Versor was launched in Melbourne in 2013 ­– as an enabler of digital transformation through the power of enterprise data. Advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and cloud technology all play a key role in the Versor offering – backed by partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Data Bricks, among others. 

The boutique consulting firm serves myriad industries across the Asia Pacific, via with a team of around 70 professionals spread across offices in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Singapore, alongside the Melbourne head office. This expansive team – led by managing director Dougall McBurnie – will now operate as a Fujitsu company. 

“Versor will retain its identity as a new division of Fujitsu. We look forward to bringing our highly skilled team of data and analytics consultants who will support new levels of innovation for Fujitsu customers and strategic alliance stakeholders,” noted McBurnie.

For Versor, the move is an opportunity to join a 5,000+ strong Fujitsu Australia team, and a global Fujitsu operation of over 150,000 professionals in more than 100 countries – clocking more than $30 billion in revenues last year. “The acquisition provides career opportunities for Versor’s people and growth opportunities for the Versor business,” said McBurnie. 

For Fujitsu Australia, Versor marks the first acquisition since 2009, signalling a strategic drive to inorganically occupy the country’s rapidly expanding digital market. “Fujitsu is proud to be investing further in Australia and providing new career development opportunities for Versor employees,” said Beardsell. 

“Versor’s experienced team of data scientists and data engineers will strongly compliment Fujitsu’s existing teams,” he concluded.