Visagio becomes upskilling partner of WA data science hub

13 March 2023 3 min. read

Dedicated to supporting Western Australia’s digital progression through business advisory and skills development, the WA Data Science Innovation Hub has signed on consultancy Visagio as an upskilling partner.

Business consultancy Visagio has joined the WA Data Science Innovation Hub (WADSIH) as a partner in its upskilling program, a government-backed initiative which aims to support the state’s economic diversification through the promotion of data science and ensure Western Australia remains at the forefront of the digital revolution.

As part of the agreement, Visagio will over the course of 2023 deliver training sessions in four areas focused on working relationships; presentation skills & storytelling; project & change management; posture & interpersonal relationships; and problem resolution methods.

Visagio becomes upskilling partner of WA data science hub

One of Australia’s leading supply chain consulting firms, Visiago joins Microsoft, Tracked, and Insight as the WADSIH upskilling program’s official partners.

“This agreement marks the beginning of something we have been nurturing with much love and expectation,” the firm stated in a post to LinkedIn. “We want to thank Alex Jenkins (WADSIH director) and Shannon Hansen (Training & Events Manager) for their trust and partnership throughout the year.”

“We were together at the Data Science Business Conference earlier this year, and now we are taking our relationship to another level. Keep an eye out on the WADSIH 2023 calendar to take advantage of this unique opportunity.”

Established as a joint partnership between the WA government and Curtin University, WADSIH contends the state will require an additional 3,000 data scientists by the end of the decade to remain economically competitive, through encouraging students to consider a career in the field as well as by upskilling existing professionals. This month will see the launch of WADSIH’s four-week ‘Analytics for All’ program in partnership with Tracked.

Visagio also has a connection to a university, with the management consultancy born out of the technology incubator of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2003, having since spread from Brazil to include offices in London, Berlin, Sydney and Perth.

Visagio in Australia

Visagio’s Australian wing, founded by Wilson Casado in 2011 after a period at BHP, recently reached the 100-employee mark with the arrival of IT consultant Felipe Vasconcelos.

The firm is also proud of its skilling programs, and human resources record in general. Last year Visagio introduced its ‘Think WIDE (Wellbeing, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity), initiative to promote a diverse and supportive workplace, while the firm also operates its own ‘UniVisagio’ training academy for staff, clients and students. And the approach seems to be paying off, with the firm making this year’s Top 100 Graduate Employerslist.

“This recognition shows that we are on the right track, supporting our graduates and interns with a global network of equally passionate and welcoming team members, ready to guide, teach, and grow with them,” said Visagio partner Jonathan Almeida of the firm’s sixth-place ranking on GradAustralia’s management consulting list, and 72nd overall. “We pride ourselves on being a people platform, where our team is what makes us better.”