Following the Infosys announcement last week of three new innovation hubs, DXC Technology and Swinburne University of Technology announce the opening of their own Digital Transformation Centre
MELBOURNE, Australia – 27 November 2018:
Swinburne University of Technology, an industry aligned university with key strengths in Industry 4.0 and advanced digital research and innovation, announced the opening of the DXC Digital Transformation Centre at Swinburne (DTC).
Based at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus, the DXC Digital Transformation Centre at Swinburne is the first of its kind in Australia and will allow for collaborative research between government, Australian industries and academia. The DTC will also facilitate the creation of a new talent pool of students to support the evolving needs of workforces and communities as they prepare for a digital future.
The DTC will showcase a new and evolving approach for clients to deliver digital solutions by drawing on DXC’s global experience in digital transformation and Swinburne’s expertise in Industry 4.0 technology, social impact and design thinking. It will engage research excellence across all key digital research capabilities including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Advanced Visualisation, Autonomous Systems and Cloud Computing.
“By creating a space for the incubation of ideas and learning, we believe the DXC Digital Transformation Centre at Swinburne will spark new conversations which lead to innovative solutions that solve real business challenges faced by Australian enterprises,” said Seelan Nayagam, managing director, DXC Technology, Australia and New Zealand. “The DXC Digital Transformation Centre at Swinburne will provide an environment focused on generating rapid outcomes and return on investment for organisations embarking on digital tranformation, and new product and service development.”
“This partnership with DXC Technology further builds our ecosystem of key global digital business partnerships embedded on campus that are aligned with our key strengths,” said Swinburne’s Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Development, Professor Aleksandar Subic. “Having DXC Technology right here on campus through this collaborative venture puts Swinburne at the forefront of transformation and will drive new research-led innovations and solutions for the rapidly changing industry environment.”
DXC and Swinburne announce the DTC’s first client
Guide Dogs Victoria have been quick to recognise the benefits of engaging the DXC Digital Transformation Centre at Swinburne to develop a working prototype of a Peer Support Platform for individuals with low vision or blindness.
“Improving client outcomes is always the focus for our organisation and being at the forefront of technological innovation is an important ingredient to achieve this. This collaboration will allow us to work with the brightest minds at both DXC and Swinburne on what will be the first project under their new partnership,” said Guide Dogs Victoria CEO, Karen Hayes.
“After securing an NDIS-funded grant earlier in the year to address information access and social isolation issues for our clients, we’re excited to bring together DXC, Swinburne researchers and our clients to create a new Peer Support Platform that will enable Victorians with low vision and blindness to actively contribute to leading, shaping and influencing their community.”
This unique offering of the DXC Digital Transformation Centre at Swinburne draws on collaborative minds and home-grown partnerships across industry, academia, community and government, and is intended to foster a new culture of innovation in a digital world.
“In October 2017, DXC announced its plans to open Digital Transformation Centres in Australia, with the aim of advancing digital innovation and delivering economic and social impact outcomes. We are delighted to see this vision come to life at Swinburne today,” added Nayagam.
About DXC Technology
DXC Technology was created by the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. DXC Technology serves nearly 6,000 private and public sector clients across 70 countries. For more information, visit http://www.dxc.technology.com