Global consultancy leader Accenture announced that it will be opening a new facility in Adelaide in a hope to create 2000 new jobs in Southern Australia. Accenture will be investing an undisclosed amount in the development of cyber defence and national security operations capabilities.
The facility in Adelaide will also be used to design and develop Intelligent Operations capabilities for artificial intelligence and analytics. Additionally, it will be home to what the company called an ‘Advanced Tech Centre of Excellence’ for SAP, Oracle, Salesforce and Splunk.
More on the new Adelaide tech hub by Accenture
The hub would be in collaboration with Accenture’s existing facilities in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Canberra. In a joint statement, ANZ Chairman of Accenture said Adelaide is home to a high-quantity labour force, a government that embraces new opportunities and a committed business community. He adds that this makes Southern Australia the ideal location for Accenture’s newest technology hub and a fresh collaborative approach towards technology as well as business.
The consultancy giant Accenture is more than just committed to serve as a key member of the local community, working together with other educational institutions and businesses to assist the South Australian Government in meeting its economic growth goals.
Premier Steven Marshall’s words on the Adelaide tech hub
Southern Australian Premier Steven Marshall said the announcement of the new tech hub is a job bonanza for South Australia, and at a time they need it most. The investment by Accenture could be worth over a billion to the economy of the state along with creation of thousands of jobs. Premier Marshall says the move by Accenture to invest in Adelaide is proof that Southern Australia is a huge drawcard to international organizations across high-tech and high-growth sectors.
The intentionally leading consultancy has already started the recruitment drive as a part of the project and listed a number of support and engineering positions at the new Adelaide facility.
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