Versor gears up for further growth by becoming the first Databricks Implementation Partner in Australia

News Facts:

  • Versor, a leading data analytics and AI consultancy, has become the first Databricks Implementation Partner in Australia.
  • The new partnership will allow Versor to operate as an extension of Databricks Australia’s consulting and professional services team to help customers throughout Australia unlock the business value of their data.
  • Versor was recently recognised by Databricks as the 2020 Regional Systems Integration Partner of the Year (APJ), at the inaugural Databricks APJ Partner Awards.

Melbourne, April 14, 2021 - Versor, a leading data analytics and AI consultancy, today announced that it has become the first Databricks Implementation Partner in Australia. As an Implementation Partner, Versor will operate as an extension of Databricks’ consulting and professional services team to help customers throughout Australia unlock the business value of their data.

Versor first joined the Databricks Partner Network as a Systems Integration Partner in 2019. Since then, the company has partnered closely with Databricks to bring impactful data analytics and AI solutions to life for organisations across both the public and private sector, including City West Water, a Victorian Government owned retail water businesses, Alinta Energy, an electricity generating and gas retailing utility supplying energy to customers in Australia and New Zealand, and Bluescope, a leading international supplier of steel products and solutions for building and construction markets.

Dougall McBurnie, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Versor said, “We’re very proud to become Databricks’ first Implementation Partner in Australia. Not only is this a great opportunity for both companies but, most importantly, it will enable us to better serve our customers and become a more tightly integrated extension of the Databricks team.

A silver lining of COVID-19

Versor was founded in Melbourne in 2013 and has since been dedicated to servicing organisations in the state of Victoria and across Australia. Since 2020, however, the data and AI consulting firm has expanded its reach to organisations throughout the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, and most recently has been acquired by Fujitsu.

“The silver lining of COVID-19 for us was that as physical borders went up last year to control the spread of the virus, the digital borders came down. Thanks to that we became a national and even international business overnight,” McBurnie said.

As a result of this rapid regional growth, Versor was recently recognised by Databricks as the 2020 Regional Systems Integration Partner of the Year (APJ), at the inaugural Databricks APJ Partner Awards.

“Our strategic partnership with Databricks has been built through the hard work and commitment of everyone involved and is underpinned by Databricks’ trust in our ability to deliver high quality customer outcomes. We are excited to build on the momentum of this partnership and find new ways to support customers as the first Implementation Partner in the region,” McBurnie said.

Greg Taylor, Databricks’ VP of Business Development and Partners, APJ, concluded: “Partners are essential to our continued growth, delivering impactful solutions which help customers maximise the power of the Databricks platform. We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with the Versor team and look forward to continuing our collaboration to help more organisations realise the value of data and AI across the region.”


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