10 May 2022: Deloitte Australia will become the leader in artificial intelligence (AI), data and machine learning (ML), with the team from Intellify – an Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Databricks specialist – to join the professional services firm’s Consulting arm.
The addition of the Intellify team will add further scale and depth of capability to Deloitte’s market leading practice of more than 600 professionals nationally who offer high value AI, data and ML business and public sector client solutions that can unlock new sources of value and competitive advantage.
Intellify has more than 40 certified AI/ML developers and operates nationally across the banking, insurance, energy, government and retail sectors. Co-CEOs Matt Alamdari and Kale Temple will become Deloitte Consulting partners.
The business was AWS Partner of the Year for 2019 and 2021 (Data, Analytics, and Machine Learning), and the second partner in Australia to achieve AWS’s Machine Learning Competency in 2019. The team was also named Databricks Partner of the Year for Australia and New Zealand in 2021 and 2022.
Deloitte was named AWS Customer Experience Partner of the Year in 2020 and GSI Partner of the Year in 2020 and 2021, and also launched its dedicated AI Institute in 2021, to drive collaboration and research focused on AI and machine learning.
Deloitte National AI Leader, Dr Kellie Nuttall, said: “The sky really is the limit when it comes to AI, data and ML, and technology’s potential to drive improved productivity and deliver hundreds of billions of dollars to our economy and future prosperity.
“Deloitte research shows that over 90% of Australian executives view AI as crucial to remaining competitive, and from supply chain optimismation to hyper personalisation of customer and citizen experience, Australian organisations are getting serious about the critical role that AI, data and ML technologies will play in unlocking new sources of value and driving the next evolution of business transformation in our country.
“The pandemic has encouraged the accelerated adoption of AI technologies as businesses and governments transition from experimenting with AI to embedding and scaling AI across all areas of operation. But it only delivers value when it is put into production and operated as a core system of the organisation.
“The arrival of the highly credentialled Intellify team will add greater scale and depth of capability to our offerings, given their deep understanding of the entire AI management lifecycle, and we’re excited to be bringing them into Deloitte.”
Deloitte National Data & AI Leader, Stuart Scotis, said: “Intellify has been successfully delivering high value solutions for a number of years, and our teams coming together will offer clients both deep technical experience and sector solutions addressing opportunities like personalisation, value chain optimisation and workforce optimisation.
“As the leader in this space, the move also positions our firm as an even stronger supporter of Australia’s significant investment in unlocking the country’s AI opportunity.”
Intellify co-CEO, and soon-to-be Deloitte Consulting partner, Matt Alamdari, said: “By simplifying the complexity of creating value from data, we build competitive advantage for our clients by delivering smarter, faster and more scalable decisions through AI and ML.
“With Deloitte, it’s very much a meeting of minds. The firm has a strong existing market presence in Australia and globally, and our being part of this investment in the future is a logical next step for us and our people.”
Intellify co-CEO, and soon-to-be Deloitte Consulting partner, Kale Temple, said: “Our team has achieved a great deal in a short time – in terms of market presence and the value and opportunity we know we provide to our clients.
“Joining a bigger consulting business, and one so strong as an alliance partner of both AWS and Databricks, is the right move, at the right time, for us.”
Databricks Vice President of Partners, Greg Taylor, said: “More and more Australian organisations are leveraging data and AI to drive competitive advantage and we are seeing the adoption of a lakehouse architecture – which brings efficiency to data scientists, data engineers, and business analysts on one platform – continue to accelerate.
“Intellify and Deloitte are both award-winning Databricks partners that, together, will bring customers deep industry experience, enterprise expertise, and highly-skilled teams of data-focused talent. This is an exciting milestone for both teams and the winners from this union are Australian customers. We look forward to our continued partnership in bringing the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to more organisations throughout the region.”
The Intellify team will formally join Deloitte on 23 May 2022. Terms of the transaction are confidential.