Data and analytics consultancy Notitia expands to Canberra

13 February 2024 2 min. read
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Data and analytics consultancy Notitia has expanded its footprint with a new office in Canberra, its third nationally.

Established in Melbourne in 2019 with a further outlet in Adelaide, data & analytics consultancy Notitia has now launched its third office in Canberra, citing double-digit growth in its local clientele numbers and the ever-increasing demand for digital transformation services.

The firm has recruited Ariel Pilcer to head up the new branch, with Pilcer crossing as a principal after spending the past fifteen months as a delivery lead with KPMG.

Data and analytics consultancy Notitia expands to Canberra

Notitia – pronounced ‘no-tish-ah’ and taking its name from Latin – was established by University of Melbourne neuroscience graduate and one-time PwC consultant Alex Avery after a period focused on data analytics in the healthcare sector. With further offerings in design & development and data strategy, Notitia counts numerous healthcare organisations among its roll-call of clients, along with others in the government and private sectors.

“Notitia is proud to commit to building local capabilities and capacity in Canberra,” Avery told online publication ChannelLife. “Over the past four years there has been a massive shift in awareness and an increase in demand for the services we provide. Governments and businesses are becoming more data literate, implementing governance processes, fit-for-purpose technology and using reliable data to inform strategy and make decisions.”

In addition to KPMG, Pilcer also brings a public service background to Notitia’s ACT operations, having previously served on projects for the defence, finance, industry and employment & workplace relations departments. Earlier, he worked as an aviation industry and airport planning consultant and analyst, drawing on a bachelor of science in mathematics from Monash University, with four years also spent between global tech firms Qlik and Teradata.

“Our team delivers data, where it is needed, in an intuitive, informative and actionable format,” Pilcer said upon joining Notitia, noting the firm’s diversity of experience and areas of expertise. “The challenges of working with technology and data analytics is about finding the right balance – whether that be team size, detail vs the big picture, or in project management styles. Depth of experience really helps to hone intuition on these questions.”

Alongside Avery and Pilcer, the Notitia team is made up of more than a dozen professionals, including directors Pierre du Preez (Melbourne) and Helen Dockrell (Adelaide), the latter who spent time with Avery at Aginic prior to its acquisition by Mantel Group and likewise brings a medical research background. Du Preez meanwhile counts Qlik, Eclipse Computing (now DXC Technology), Extend Technologies (NTT Data), and Deloitte among former employers.