A consultant-led, client-first philosophy

A true technologist at heart, Tony is passionate about improving cloud, data and DevOps consulting for both the people it serves and those who work within the burgeoning industry. Tony is the founder of Sydney-based Servian; a 900-person-strong enterprise cloud, AI, data analytics and digital experiences consultancy. Fresh from Servian’s acquisition by global systems integrator Cognizant in early 2021, he’s on a mission to bring his humanist and client-first approach to consulting stateside. This is Tony’s Story:

Founder's Story
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Early days

Innately curious about how emerging technology can improve the way we live and work, Tony completed his Bachelor of Science (Microelectronics and Computing) from Aberystwyth’s University of Wales in 1989. He subsequently graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Master of Science (Applied Artificial Intelligence) in 1990.

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2000s

Throughout the naughties, Tony held a range of leadership roles, working as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at EDS Consulting Services (2003 – 2005). In 2005, he founded Globalsoft, an enterprise cloud consultancy focused on delivering managed services, enterprise data management, analytics and application development capabilities. Tony worked as Globalsoft’s Managing Director until 2007, when he was then appointed CTO at DWS; a leading Australian IT and managed consulting services group (2007 – 2008). In 2009, Tony became Chief Data Officer for Wholesale Banking at National Australia Bank (2009 – 2010).

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Servian (2008 – 2021)

In 2008, Tony founded enterprise cloud and data consultancy, Servian: The place where talented technologists matter. In 2010, he resigned as Chief Data Officer for NAB Wholesale Banking, taking on Servian’s CEO role full-time. With Tony at the helm, Servian grew year-over-year to become Australia and New Zealand’s leading consultancy specializing in solutions, advisory and managed services across cloud, data and DevOps. Servian has worked with more than 190 major companies in ANZ in the banking, telecommunications, insurance, retail and government sectors, including eight of ANZ’s 15 largest companies. Prior to its 2021 acquisition by Cognizant, Servian won a swathe of awards via its chief technology partners, including: Google’s Services Partner of the Year (2019 – 2020), Snowflake’s Snow Pro and Snow Mate awards (2019 – 2020), HashiCorp’s APJ Services Partner of the Year 2020, and Talend’s APAC Value Added Reseller of the Year (2020).

Early days
Innately curious about how emerging technology can improve the way we live and work, Tony completed his Bachelor of Science (Microelectronics and Computing) from Aberystwyth’s University of Wales in 1989. He subsequently graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Master of Science (Applied Artificial Intelligence) in 1990.

2000s
Throughout the naughties, Tony held a range of leadership roles, working as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at EDS Consulting Services (2003 – 2005). In 2005, he founded Globalsoft, an enterprise cloud consultancy focused on delivering managed services, enterprise data management, analytics and application development capabilities. Tony worked as Globalsoft’s Managing Director until 2007, when he was then appointed CTO at DWS; a leading Australian IT and managed consulting services group (2007 – 2008). In 2009, Tony became Chief Data Officer for Wholesale Banking at National Australia Bank (2009 – 2010).

Servian (2008 – 2021)
In 2008, Tony founded enterprise cloud and data consultancy, Servian: The place where talented technologists matter. In 2010, he resigned as Chief Data Officer for NAB Wholesale Banking, taking on Servian’s CEO role full-time. With Tony at the helm, Servian grew year-over-year to become Australia and New Zealand’s leading consultancy specializing in solutions, advisory and managed services across cloud, data and DevOps. Servian has worked with more than 190 major companies in ANZ in the banking, telecommunications, insurance, retail and government sectors, including eight of ANZ’s 15 largest companies. Prior to its 2021 acquisition by Cognizant, Servian won a swathe of awards via its chief technology partners, including: Google’s Services Partner of the Year (2019 – 2020), Snowflake’s Snow Pro and Snow Mate awards (2019 – 2020), HashiCorp’s APJ Services Partner of the Year 2020, and Talend’s APAC Value Added Reseller of the Year (2020).

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