Public services receive AI and digital boost through major tech acquisition

The deal, which will see strategic delivery consultancy Newton purchase artificial intelligence leader Xantura.

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It is hoped that will improve on the current capabilities of both companies, which have already partnered on a number of projects involving local authorities. 

This has included developing a data platform, utilising predictive analytics and AI to identify older residents at risk of a fall. This then led to the creation of a new operating model, switching to proactive interventions, ensuring that support was offered to individuals before incidents occurred, reducing the number of falls. 

‘I am very excited about being able to deliver greater impact for our public sector clients, and the people they serve, by combining Newton’s expertise and capabilities with Xantura’s,’ said Steve Philips, Newton’s Managing Partner. ‘Xantura’s digital technology and advanced data analytics will bolster our own, and will help us in our mission to support public services achieve brilliant outcomes for the people they serve while making best use of scarce public sector resources.’

Moving forward, the new strategic partnership aims to build on an already-strong track record of using AI and data systems to roll out preventative measures, which have a direct positive-impact on quality of life for vulnerable members of the public. While individual services provided to local and central governments, healthcare authorities and more will remain unchanged, the two firms will merge their offerings. 

‘I am delighted that Xantura is joining the Newton family,’ said Wajid Shafiq, Xantura’s Founder and CEO. ‘Through this partnership we will be able to expand the reach and adoption of our already-proven solutions, whilst accelerating innovations in new areas. I am confident that our shared values and commitment to improving outcomes will make a real difference to the public sector and the citizens it serves.’

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