Thoughtworks Acquires Connected, a Leading Product Development Consultancy, to Rapidly Accelerate Product-Driven Design and Engineering
CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thoughtworks (NASDAQ: TWKS), a global technology consulting firm that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation, today announced its acquisition of Connected, a privately-held Canada, an end-to-end product development service company that partners with its customers to discover and deliver products. Together with Connected, Thoughtworks will advance its business problem-solving capabilities through product-driven design processes, from strategy definition to discovery and delivery.
Founded in 2014, Connected was created with the goal of helping ambitious companies build impactful software products. Today, Connected has over 165 employees based primarily in Toronto, Canada, covering a wide range of technologies throughout the software product development lifecycle. The Connected team of engineers, human-centered designers and product strategists have applied their product thinking approach to discovering and creating product experiences in more than 50 global organizations where they have quickly forged a reputation as an essential leader in “0 to 1”. “New Product Development Services.
Product development is difficult; Connected helps customers bring clarity and speed to their ambitious product goals with the Product Thinking Playbook.
“Creating engaging digital experiences and products is key to successfully engaging customers and ultimately driving brand equity and revenue growth,” said Guo Xiao, President and CEO of Thoughtworks. “With the strong alignment of our diverse and cultured cultures, I am excited about the tremendous opportunity Thoughtworks and Connected have to empower our clients to embrace digital and have extraordinary impact across the enterprise.
The acquisition will allow Connected to augment and enhance Thoughtworks’ suite of customer experience, product and design (CXPD) services in North America. The addition of Connected significantly expands Thoughtworks’ Canadian footprint with a particularly strong presence in Toronto; one of the fastest growing technology talent markets in North America and in which we plan to invest more. The entire Connected team will join Thoughtworks, including Mike Stern, CEO and Co-Founder, and Tammy Chiasson, its President. Both will play key roles, with Ms. Chiasson also being named Managing Director of Thoughtworks Canada and reporting to Chris Murphy, CEO, Thoughtworks North America.
“We are excited to join the Thoughtworks team to pursue our common goal of connecting strategy, design and execution, using cross-functional teams to develop better products that deliver exceptional value to our customers,” said Tammy. Chiasson, president of Connected. “Teaming up with Thoughtworks gives us an incredible opportunity to apply our product thinking approach and expertise on an exceptional scale. We look forward to continuing our deep integration and ongoing work with customers that has allowed us to build long-standing partnerships with our world-class customers. »
Financial details are not disclosed.
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Connected is a Toronto-based end-to-end product development and strategy services company. We partner with the world’s largest organizations to build software products at scale and speed. Our interdisciplinary and unique team of engineers, strategists, researchers and designers use the Product-Thinking approach throughout the product development cycle.
Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. We have over 10,000 people in 49 offices in 17 countries. Over the past 25+ years, we’ve had an extraordinary impact with our clients, helping them solve complex business problems with technology as a differentiator.
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