About us

cogito ergo sum is a boutique Agile consultancy specialising in solutions delivery. We were founded by Alan Lau, who’s based in our Zurich office, and Aziz Raja, who leads our offshore teams in Chennai.

Meet our founders

Alan Lau is an end-to-end delivery consultant and certified Scrum Master. He has 18 years’ experience in delivering custom software solutions within cross-functional international teams.

“I first had the idea of setting up cogito ergo sum after being involved in far too many rescue projects,” said Alan.

“I also saw firsthand how many businesses lack the confidence to start an offshore initiative to help drive their business forward.

“That’s why cogito ergo sum is a consultancy that does things differently. We don’t just supply ‘bums on seats’. Instead, we mentor businesses with existing offshore engagements, so they can make these relationships work smarter and harder. And we help businesses that are hesitant about engaging with offshore take those first crucial steps toward extending their onshore teams.”

Outside of work, Alan is passionate about racing motorbikes, triathlons and expedition travel. Having already undertaken a successful solo Atlantic row expedition, he’s planning a solo expedition to the South Pole in the near future, and a journey along The Silk Road in the slightly more distant future.

Alan brings this resilience and desire to push the boundaries to his work, where he encourages our clients to embrace change, evolve, and be the best they can be.

Aziz Raja is a delivery manager with 15 years’ experience who leads our offshore team in Chennai.“Many times, cultural differences between different countries becomes a bottleneck to service delivery,” said Aziz.

“I set up cogito ergo sum with Alan because I wanted to be part of a software solutions and delivery organisation that actually understands how to overcome these issues, and delivers the results our clients need.

“Our team fills the gap between offshore and onshore work. We share our training and experience with our clients’ local teams. And we give them the operational visibility needed for all of us to work smarter and really focus on delivery."

Outside of work, Aziz enjoys playing a range of sports and studying history and geography. He brings his passion for learning and growth to his work at cogito ergo sum, where his mentorship has helped our clients manage and maximise the effectiveness of their offshore teams.

Our Team

Software Tester
Office Manager
Marketing Manager
Software Engineer
Software Engineer
Senior Designer
Sales Manager
Business Development Executive
Software Tester
Software Engineer