Plenary Networks to join Deloitte in latest tech move

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Plenary Networks to join Deloitte in latest tech move

24 October 2016: Deloitte has added again to its integrated technology advisory and solutions capability, with the team from network architecture and integration specialists Plenary Networks to join the professional services firm on 1 November 2016.

Established by Managing Director Peter Stojkovski in 2012, Melbourne-based Plenary develops network and security focused solutions and assists with network automation and orchestration for medium to large scale organisations. Stojkovski will become a Deloitte Consulting partner.

The move follows the team from Cloud Solutions Group joining Deloitte in late 2015, providing capability across cloud migration, managed services and infrastructure transformation.

Plenary Networks now adds network architecture and integration skillsets and expands client offerings from application services through to network design and deployment.

Deloitte Australia CEO, Cindy Hook, said: “Technology is so critical to an organisation’s competitive advantage, customer experience, ability to innovate and, ultimately, success.

“Deloitte is always looking to add capacity and capability to ensure we are best placed to offer our clients integrated solutions, certainly when it comes to technology, but also across so many other areas of business operation.”

Deloitte Consulting Managing Partner, Robert Hillard said: “The arrival of the Plenary Networks team adds further to the suite of technology advisory services Deloitte is able to offer private and public sector clients, across industries such as financial services, health care and energy, and geographies, as they grapple with rapidly evolving changes in the technology space.

“As business and government seek to deliver more services to their customers, people and business partners in new and innovative ways, such as via the cloud and the ‘internet of things’, the right network services are so important when it comes to technology transformation.”

Kevin Russo, Deloitte Consulting Lead Partner, Technology, Strategy & Architecture said: “Network architecture and integration is the real backbone of technology, with networks underpinning the technology stack and communication between hardware and application software across an enterprise.

“As technology changes, and organisations become increasingly reliant on technology, the network becomes a critical area of importance and innovation. And there’s a lot of change, and opportunity, coming in the cloud-based solutions and network spaces – in Plenary’s specialisation area of software defined networkings (SDN), network automation and the ‘the internet of things’.

“With the Plenary team on board, we will be even better positioned to help clients with technology transformation strategy, design and integration, and bolster key vendor realtnioships such as with Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, and F5 Networks.”

Plenary Networks Managing Director Peter Stojkovski said: “This is an exciting time for our team and our business. We’re looking forward to harnessing the Deloitte brand reach, and strengthening relationships with our clients and key vendors.

“Joining Deloitte will allow our team to compete at all levels, and for the first time we’ll be able to provide a re-sell capability as well as managed services. This is the end-to-end capability we were always striving for, and now it’s here.

"We know that Deloitte's Consulting and Technology businesses see this as an exciting step in their capability offering, and our cultures, with strong client-centric business values, are really well matched."

The Plenary Networks team will join Deloitte Consulting’s Technology, Strategy & Architecture practice. Deloitte expects it to grow quickly to support clients nationally. Network security capabilities will also compliment and further strengthen Deloitte Risk Advisory's deep cyber technology and engineering capability.

Plenary Networks and Cloud Solutions Group are just two of a number of technology and related transactions and alliances Deloitte has achieved in recent years, also including:

  • Sixtree (providing a platform-led approach to structuring and integrating legacy and emerging technologies, more effectively and securely)
  • Qubit Consulting (making Deloitte Australia’s largest provider of identity and access management services)
  • Dataweave (Oracle implementation services, identity management and cloud solution delivery).

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