Deloitte Boosts AI and Data Science Capabilities with Acquisition of SFL Scientific

Deloitte announced the purchase of SFL Scientific (SFL), an award-winning artificial intelligence strategy and data science consulting firm, as part of its efforts to provide industry-leading business transformation advisory services, scalable technology, and ongoing support to improve investments with AI-backed tech.

Founded in 2015, SFL Scientific works across more than 20 industries and helps S&P 100 companies, startups, and government agencies design, prototype, integrate, and manage AI systems. The company’s team of data scientists, engineers, and AI strategists help executives understand and evaluate AI investment opportunities and uncover ways to ideate, develop, and execute business transformation efforts.

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SFL Scientific has a demonstrated record of successfully serving large, market-leading organizations in the private and public sectors, delivering solutions that address novel and complex projects, and offers deep domain and scientific capabilities.

"As our clients advance their enterprise AI journeys, they require the comprehensive and sophisticated experience that SFL Scientific delivers," said Dan Helfrich, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Consulting LLP. "The acquisition builds on an already strong relationship between our two organizations serving both commercial and public sector clients. Additionally, it will help us advise clients with the best approach to how AI can help transform their business, implement scalable capabilities to drive that transformation, and provide ongoing support to continually improve investments with AI-infused tech."

Deloitte says the purchase of SFL will deepen its position as an AI leader and advance its capabilities to deliver AI-driven transformation for its clients. Deloitte Global’s AI and analytics business is made up of more than 27,000 practitioners based in 28 delivery centers, offering AI strategy, data and analytics modernization, cloud machine learning, intelligent automation, and much more. Deloitte has made two other AI-related acquisitions in 2022: Etain, a Belfast, Northern Ireland-based provider of AI and data solutions; and Intellify, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Databricks partner that offers extensive AI and machine learning expertise.

With three AI acquisitions on the books for 2022, it’s obvious that Deloitte is aiming to deepen its commitment to AI and data expertise, cementing its position as an AI leader and advancing its ability to deliver next-generation transformations for clients.