Swinburne University of Technology has unveiled a new Digital Transformation Centre in partnership with DXC Technology to showcase new and evolving approaches for clients to deliver digital solutions.
The DTC will be based at Swinburne’s Hawthorne campus to expose students to the evolving needs of workforces and communities as they prepare for increasingly digital careers.
Research and development at the DTC will focus on the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, internet of things, cybersecurity, autonomous systems and cloud computing.
Guide Dogs Victoria is the first organisation to sign on as a client of the centre, following a grant from the NDIS to address information accessibility and social isolation issues within the vision-impaired community.
“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,” Guide Dogs Victoria CEO Karen Hayes said.
“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.”
Guide Dogs and its clients will now work with the DTC to develop a prototype Peer Support Platform to “enable Victorians with low vision and blindness to actively contribute to leading, shaping and influencing their community,” Hayes added.
Swinburne’s deputy vice chancellor of Research and Development, professor Aleksandar Subic, said the partnership with DXC Technologies on the DTC is a continuation of the university’s ecosystem of “key global digital business partnerships”, which already include arrangements with Siemens, Wipro and TrendMicro.
“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,” Subic said.