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Michael Chalmers

Cognizant Acquires Inawisdom to Boost Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Expertise

Cognizant today announced it has acquired Inawisdom, a UK-based, privately-held consultancy specialising in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics to help businesses make better, faster decisions that improve business outcomes.

Inawisdom focuses on delivering cloud-native, full-stack solutions leveraging its own consulting methodology and analytics and machine learning platform built using Amazon Web Services.

Upon completion of the transaction, Inawisdom will join Contino, another Cognizant company, to deliver end-to-end cloud-native AI and machine learning solutions for clients throughout Europe.

London-based Contino, acquired by Cognizant in 2019, specializes in helping clients accelerate their evolution to modern digital businesses by leveraging enterprise DevOps methodologies, cloud-native development approaches and advanced data platforms.

“Businesses succeed or fail by the speed and quality of their decisions -- the best business decisions are informed by data and AI,” said Malcolm Frank, President, Digital Business, at Cognizant. “We are pleased to welcome Inawisdom’s skilled team to Cognizant and further accelerate our innovation on data modernization and intelligent decision-making. Cognizant and Inawisdom share deep relationships with AWS, and together, we will continue to build on this important alliance. Our combined expertise with AI, machine learning, cloud, and data analytics will provide our clients with complete capabilities and competitive advantage in realizing the full value in their business data.”

“Improving our clients’ speed to value with AI has been at the heart of our business from day one,” said Neil Miles, CEO at Inawisdom. “We are excited to join Cognizant as part of its Contino business group and build on the unique combination of accelerators and skills we have developed to help our clients to embed data-driven decision-making into their operating model. Being part of Cognizant gives us access to a global network of AI and machine learning professionals, and a wealth of new capabilities that will expand our joint service offerings and industrialize data transformation for our clients.”

Michael Chalmers, Managing Director of Contino, commented: “I wholeheartedly welcome the Inawisdom team to Contino. The two companies are a natural fit—both have disruption in their DNA and are committed to driving people-centric culture change in their clients. A strong partnership with AWS is a core element of both our business models. I look forward to delivering transformational data projects together.”

Founded in 2016, Inawisdom has operations in the UK and the Netherlands. Inawisdom is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner holding the Data and Analytics competency. The company has received repeated recognition by AWS for helping clients drive innovation and build solutions on the AWS platform, including being named APN Machine Learning Partner of the Year 2020 and APN Differentiation Partner of the Year 2019 in Europe.

Read the full press release here.

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