IT services giant DXC Technology plans to open Digital Transformation Centres in Canberra and Melbourne, to showcase digital innovations to local enterprise clients.
The centres will drive digital developments by offering end-to-end services, capacity-based staffing and access to advisory services.
“The DXC Digital Transformation Centres will aim to advance digital innovation and deliver economic and social impact outcomes to Australia,” said Mike Lawrie, chairman, president and chief executive officer, DXC Technology. “This unique offering in the Australian market draws on collaborative minds and home-grown partnerships across industry, academia, community and government, and fosters a new culture of innovation in a digital world.”
Set to open in the first half of 2018, the centres will be based on similar models in the United Kingdom and Belgium. The centres will be co-located with the Australian National University (ANU) and Swinburne University of Technology, enabling for the collaborative research between industry and academia.
“The DXC Digital Transformation Centre at Swinburne aims to embed both our research and practice based research training, within an industry environment on campus, to find innovative business solutions to complex digital challenges,” said Swinburne’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development), Professor Aleksander Subic.
Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation, the Hon. Angus Taylor MP, said the new Centres would support the Federal Government’s digital transformation agenda across the public and private sectors.
“Initiatives such as these support our efforts by driving agility and innovation among Australian businesses, service providers and government agencies, as we become more mobile, connected and reliant on technology than ever before,” said Taylor.
A number of industry partners will also collaborate with ANU – Tandem.ai, Gulanga, Canberra Data Centres (CDC) and Microsoft. Tandem.ai will provide predictive analysis of the social and economic impact of digital change on the Australian workforce. Gulanga will provide capability to resource projects as well as IT employment pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. CDC will provide secure and reliable data centre solutions and services, and Microsoft will offer skills, tools and technology.