Accenture opens Canberra innovation hub for defence and national security
20 Aug 2018
US consultancy firm Accenture has
opened an innovation hub for defence and national security in Canberra.
The hub will focus on new technologies including blockchain, artificial
intelligence, internet of things, cyber security, robotics and advanced
The facility was opened by The Hon Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence
Industry, who says the hub is a significant investment towards building
local ICT capabilities, and will provide a dedicated space for Defence and
National Security projects.
‘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,’ says Minister
Pyne in a Department of Defence
‘Defence is proud to have a longstanding partnership with Accenture, having
collaborated on the update and support of Defence human resource and air
safety systems, as well as the delivery of ICT infrastructure modernisation
Catherine Garner, Practice Lead for Health & Public Service at
Accenture, says the company is focused on innovation and building new
digital capabilities for local clients.
‘This innovation hub embodies our investment in and commitment to
implementing new and relevant technologies to support the growth and
digital advancement of Australia’s government and health sectors,’ she
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a
broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital,
technology and operations. In Australia, Accenture employs over 4,000
professionals working across a broad range of industries, including the
public sector and Defence.