DXC Technology has launched the first Digital Transformation Centre in a planned series of academic research centres in Australia.
Built with Melbourne's Swinburne University of Technology, the centre will focus on research in artificial Intelligence, internet of things and cloud computing, among other areas.
The centre, with capacity to host 85 people, will be used for project work by a mixture of university staff, students, plus DXC customers and partners.
DXC will manage the day-to-day operations of the centre, while a joint management committee will be responsible for decision making.
DXC Digital Transformation Centres for Australia and New Zealand manager James Robins will assume overall leadership of the site.
The company first announced its plans to launch digital transformation centres last year. A site at Canberra, in partnership with the Australian National University (ANU), was quietly opened earlier this year.
“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,” DXC managing director A/NZ Seelan Nayagam said.
“The centre at Swinburne will provide an environment focused on generating rapid outcomes and return on investment for organisations embarking on digital transformation, and new product and service development.”
Guide Dogs Victoria will be the first customer using the centre to build a prototype of a peer support platform for the blind.
“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,” Swinburne deputy vice chancellor of research and development professor Aleksandar Subic said.