Accenture has opened its new innovation hub in Canberra, Australia, to improve defence and national security in the region.
The new hub has been designed for the latest technology innovations and digital solutions projects that would help improve local information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities.
The facility will help support Accenture’s local defence and national security-related corporate citizenship initiatives.
Australian Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said: “The government welcomes Accenture’s investment in building a local ICT capability, which will help foster ongoing innovation and allow projects to transition into business operations quickly and seamlessly.”
Pyne added: “Accenture is responsible for delivery of the core technology upgrade that will lay the foundation for future enhancements to Defence’s Digital Identity capability.
“The upgrade will integrate into defence’s complex and secure the information technology environment.”
Designed with a human-centric focus, the Accenture Innovation Hub allows for co-creation and encourages new thinking between employees, defence and security agencies, and other digital innovators.
The facility will support innovations in new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, internet of things, cyber, robotics and advanced analytics.
Accenture Australia and New Zealand Defence and National Security lead Matt Gollings said: “Defence organisations need to increase their resilience to emerging threats and require secure, innovative and flexible delivery capabilities, often on tight turnaround.
“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.”