DXC Technology, an end-to-end IT services company, and Swinburne University of Technology, opened the DXC Digital Transformation Centre on November 27.
Based at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus, the DXC Digital Transformation Centre at Swinburne will allow for collaborative research between government, Australian industries and academia.
The centre 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.
It 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.
The centre 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.
DXC Technology Australia and New Zealand managing director, Seelan Nayagam, said by creating a space for the incubation of ideas and learning, the company believes the centre will spark new conversations, which lead to innovative solutions that solve real business challenges faced by Australian enterprises.
“[It] 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.”
Swinburne deputy vice chancellor of research and development, Aleksandar Subic, said the partnership further builds the university’s ecosystem of key global digital business partnerships embedded on campus that are aligned with key research strengths.
“Having DXC Technology right here on campus through this collaborative venture puts Swinburne at the forefront of digital transformation and will drive new research-led innovations and solutions for the rapidly changing industry environment,” said Subic.
The centre’s first client, Guide Dogs Victoria, aim to use the services to have a working prototype of a peer support platform for individuals with low vision or blindness developed.
Guide Dogs Victoria CEO, Karen Hayes, said 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,” she said.