Deloitte merger aims for leading data edge in Aust

Big Four accounting firm
is expanding its data analytics group in
through a strategic merger with local boutique firm Analytic Insight. The team
of eight, comprising senior analytic consultants in Sydney and Melbourne, will
join Deloitte’s existing Australian practice of 70.

Giam Swiegers, Deloitte chief executive officer in Australia, said data
analytics was considered the ‘last frontier’ in managing information overload
and achieving strategic growth.

Partner Anthony Viel, head of the Deloitte data analytics group, said the
collection of petabytes of data in response to consumer demand for organisations
to become more electronic and convenient, plus the competitive influx of the
global economy over the coming years, increasingly required effective and
efficient data management, modelling and insight solutions.

‘Our data analytics team assists organisations to fully leverage the huge
investment today in enterprise technology and information systems’ he said. ‘Our
increasingly sophisticated methodologies can be applied across all industries
and issues, whether that be financial crime detection, customer behaviour or
supply chain logistics.’

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