Cognizant acquires Belgian advisory, analytics firm Hedera Consulting

Nasdaq-listed Cognizant has acquired privately-held Hedera Consulting, a firm specialising in business advisory and data analytics services across a number of industry sectors, for an undisclosed sum. Following the acquisition, Hedera Consulting has now become a part of Cognizant Consulting.

The purchase further expands Cognizant’s consulting, business insight and digital transformation capabilities for clients in Belgium and the Netherlands.
“The most successful companies are the ones that reduce the time from informed insight to action,” said Philip Lahey, Partner, Hedera Consulting. “By joining forces with Cognizant, we are even better positioned to help clients define their strategy, transform their businesses and gain insight and competitive advantage in their fast-changing, highly competitive marketplaces.
“With our combined industry and local knowledge and experience, as well as our strong joint team, will better enable our customers in the Belgian and Dutch markets to extract meaning from their data and use it to effectively shape their products, services and experiences,” he added.
Based in Kontich, Belgium, Hedera Consulting works with leading brands across various industries. Hedera’s consultants and data scientists specialise in helping clients with growth strategy, innovation, marketing, sales and customer service.
“In the Belgian and Dutch markets, companies are re-designing their business and IT operating models for the digital era,” said Santosh Thomas, President, Global Growth Markets, Cognizant. “Hedera Consulting expands our ability to help these European clients create agile and digitally transformed enterprises that can act and react to the oceans of data for deeper customer insight, new product development, and to innovate and exploit new business opportunities.
Founded in 2009, Hedera Consulting specialises in growth strategy, digitisation, innovation and commercial excellence for clients across industries, including financial services and utilities. 
In 2015, Hedera started an additional business line focusing on analytics and data excellence. Hedera is based in the Benelux with offices in Belgium and the Netherlands, and has served clients across the rest of Europe, including Italy, Switzerland, the Nordics and United Kingdom, as well as the Middle East.