US-based Ness Digital Engineering which is a digital engineering services firm is in advanced talks to acquire two companies in the cloud space. Also, the firm is planning to hire 1000 people to its workforce over the next year.
“We completed one acquisition in April… we are in discussion with two other potential partners in the cloud space and expand footprint in the US,” said chief executive of Ness Digital Engineering, Paul Lombordo.
Prior to this, the company acquired Linium, focused in digital operations in the ServiceNow platform, earlier this year.
The CEO also mentioned that there is a convergence of work involving infrastructure skills (like AWS, Azure, and Google) with SaaS platforms (think Salesforce.com and ServiceNow) in the digital economy. Also, their design expertise has helped Ness leverage this and create new business models for their customers.
Talking about the company, Ness is privately held by The Rohatyn Group (TRG) and does not disclose revenues numbers or deal sizes. The company has three delivery centers in Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
“We plan to hire 1,000 people over the next 12 months in areas related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation, Data Analytics, Experience Design, and Digital Operations (including experts in the ServiceNow platform),” Lombardo said.
It was last year that Ness appointed Vinay Rajadhyaksha as Global President & Chief Delivery Officer, who previously was CDO at L&T InfoTech. Unlike IT services companies, the digital engineering firm has a global delivery model with centers in over 10 countries across the globe.