CANBERRA; Aug. 1, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today opened an innovation hub in Canberra, providing defence and national security organisations in Australia and New Zealand with access to the latest technology innovations and digital solutions to help them innovate and stay ahead of an evolving threat landscape.
Designed with a human-centric focus, the hub is a vibrant collaborative environment that encourages co-creation and breakthrough thinking between employees, defence and security agencies, and other digital innovators. Focusing on new technologies including blockchain, artificial intelligence, internet of things, cyber, robotics and advanced analytics, the hub will help clients stay ahead of adversaries through technology innovation.
“Defence organisations need to increase their resilience to emerging threats and require secure, innovative and flexible delivery capabilities, often on tight turnaround,” said Matt Gollings, Accenture’s defence & national security lead in Australia and New Zealand. “Through on-site demonstrations of how innovative and often disruptive digital technologies can enhance mission readiness, deliver better operational outcomes and ultimately help deliver mission success, our innovation hub addresses this need while maximising innovation and delivering the defence agency of the future.”
Officially opened by Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, the facility will also serve as a hub for Accenture’s local defence and national security-related corporate citizenship initiatives, such as Accenture’s contribution to the Prime Minister’s Veteran’s Employment Program, along with providing a forum for collaboration between industry, academia and research organisations.
Catherine Garner, who leads Accenture’s Health & Public Service practice in Australia and New Zealand, said, “We are focused on innovation and building new digital capabilities for our local clients. This innovation hub embodies our investment in and commitment to implementing new and relevant technologies to support the growth and digital advancement of Australia’s government and health sectors.”
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