It seems like everybody has their head in the clouds these days—cloud computing, that is. The sector is seeing tremendous growth as businesses work to transform their information technology infrastructure, with worldwide spending reaching a staggering $49.4 billion in Q3 FY2021. Operating in a relatively young industry with a wide variety of methodologies, cloud consulting businesses ultimately have one thing in common: they are all largely forging their own path, with no official code of ethics or obligations. One Australian entrepreneur is looking to change all that in the United States.
Tony Nicol, the founder of Australia’s largest data consultancy Servian, which was founded in 2008 and sold to Cognizant in January 2021, is looking to embrace the challenge of a new venture. He recently announced the launch of data-focused cloud consulting business Vivanti in the U.S., with a mission to introduce a new standard of professional governance to the industry. The new company plans to take a client-first, consultant-led approach to doing business.
“For Vivanti consultants, this means backing them to put the client’s needs front-and-center at every stage of each engagement. We organizationally empower our people to act in the best interests of our clients; irrespective of what that means for VIvanti. For clients, it means the knowledge and peace-of-mind that our people enter into every interaction with a client-first mindset. Our priorities are always aligned,” said Nicols in a press release.
Vivanti intends to focus its services on cloud data services, DevOps, artificial intelligence, customer engagement, and a wide range of data capabilities such as design and architecture, data migration and transformation, and the delivery of actionable insights via advanced analytics. The company has offices in New York City and Washington D.C., with consultants working with major industry players such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.
The new firm has a three-pronged approach to growth: consultant recruitment campaigns, strong channel relationships, and proactive pursuit of acquisition opportunities. Nicol seeks to create a network of over 1,000 consultants across the U.S. in his aspiration to make Vivanti the new home for the best minds in cloud and data technology.
After 14 years at the helm of Servian, it’s clear that Nicol is fully primed to launch this new endeavor, and ready to blaze new trails in the cloud industry by empowering his consultants to put their clients—and their businesses—first.