Cognizant, a US multinational company employing almost 300,000 staff globally, will expand its Australia-based workforce to help local clients solve their most important business challenges through direct access to highly skilled experts in software, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing and data analytics.
A key focus of the centre will be supporting clients to use digital technology and technologies such as artificial intelligence, 5G and space technologies, to meet their sustainability goals, finding a path to de-carbonisation and providing solutions that help South Australia grow its Green Economy.
South Australia’s global reputation for world-leading artificial intelligence, data analytics and machine learning are once again attracting some of the planet’s largest companies to our state.
Cognizant will be in good company in Adelaide with the Australian Institute for Machine Learning, the MIT bigdata Living Lab, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure Space and Nokia 5G all calling Adelaide home.
South Australia’s capability to provide a pipeline of skilled workers through the state’s world-class universities and institutions, coupled with Adelaide’s status as the world’s third most liveable city, makes the city an attractive place to do business.
Cognizant CEO of Australia and New Zealand Jane Livesey said being based in Adelaide will give Cognizant the opportunity to expand strong capabilities in Internet of Things, architecture and data with a focus on building a Centre of Excellence within the global delivery centre to help clients drive carbon neutrality.
“Being based in Adelaide will help us to fulfil our purpose to build a high quality, market leading digital transformation capability that enhances the lives of everyday Australians,” Ms Livesey said.
“South Australia has been at the forefront of championing sustainable industry. The green Adelaide movement which works towards a vision of a cooler, greener, wilder and climate resilient South Australia has been top of mind. It aligns nicely with Cognizant’s sustainability and Internet of Things offerings.”
South Australia’s reputation as an innovative, collaborative and forward-thinking state, along with its recognised capabilities in machine learning, artificial intelligence and data analytics continue to go from strength to strength in attracting the attention of global companies wanting to drive innovation.
Cognizant’s new delivery centre will create digital roles that will see the state’s pipeline of skilled workers continue to have opportunities for careers in Adelaide, rather than having to move interstate.