Thoughtworks acquires AWS consultancy Itoc


Chicago, USA: Thoughtworks acquires AWS consultancy Itoc for an undisclosed sum, the company said in a statement. Itoc is a privately-held Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner and Cloud Managed Services provider in Australia.

The acquisition expands Thoughtworks’ capabilities to modernise and place digital at the heart of operations for clients on their journeys to the cloud.

As one of the first AWS partners in the Asia Pacific region, Itoc offers a full spectrum of consulting and implementation services on AWS with over 100 certifications, including security and SaaS.

Founded in 2012, Itoc has about 70 employees who have worked with established companies and digital natives across multiple industries, such as Comestri, Frollo, Judobank and MyTreasur-e, on their cloud migrations.

Itoc has deep expertise with AWS services to develop new products, rethink business models and drive extraordinary solutions for clients.

“While businesses looking to modernise operations are moving to the cloud for increased speed at scale, they are also looking for ways to innovate, enhance customer experiences and stand out from the competition,” said Guo Xiao, President and CEO of Thoughtworks.

“I am excited about making this acquisition happen with the highly talented team at Itoc who have accelerated hundreds of clients’ digital transformations through the creative and optimum use of their IT infrastructure on a highly-flexible AWS cloud platform,” added Xiao.

“We are proud to be one of the first Australian born-in-the-cloud players and recognized for our ability to identify clients’ problems and create the strategies that empower them to deliver the future today. We are thrilled to combine Itoc’s and Thoughtworks’ progressive work cultures, values and pioneering spirit as we accelerate our clients’ paths to innovation and realize business benefits faster,” Richard Steven and Trent Haag, Co-Leaders of Itoc said.

Post the acquisition, Steven and Haag along with the entire team will be joining Thoughtworks.

In 2022, Thoughtworks also achieved AWS Premier Tier Services Partner status, the highest tier of partnership that less than 3% of AWS partners achieve.

Itoc will strengthen the Thoughtworks enterprise modernisation, platforms and cloud service line in Australia and the entire team will be joining Thoughtworks.

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