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Deloitte opens new Centre for Innovation and Technology in SA

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Deloitte opens new Centre for Innovation and Technology in SA

Deloitte Australia has launched its first Centre for Innovation and Technology in Adelaide, creating up to 500 jobs in automation, analytics, cyber and financial audit services. 

The professional services firm worked with the SA Government’s Department for Trade and Investment in establishing the Centre for the development of a skills and employment package, building linkages to universities and graduate pipelines with the Department for Innovation and Skills. 

Premier Steven Marshall has welcomed the expansion of Deloitte’s operations with the new Centre.

“While we currently have more South Australians employed than ever before in our state’s history, my aim is to create even more jobs and today’s announcement by Deloitte is going to help massively with that effort,” Premier Marshall said. 

“The establishment of Deloitte’s Australian Centre for Innovation and Technology in Adelaide further highlights our economic growth in sectors underpinned by technology and innovation, such as defence, space, healthcare and the public sector. The expansion will mean more jobs for South Australia, tapping into our talent market and pipeline of skilled workers that are available to take up roles in cyber security and data science in our state.” 

Minister for Trade and Investment Stephen Patterson said the Centre for Innovation and Technology in Adelaide will add to the state’s position as a global leader within the hi-tech sector. 

“Once again, South Australia has positioned itself at the forefront of the nation when it comes to innovation and technology,” Minister Patterson said. 

“The opening of Deloitte’s first Australian Centre for Innovation and Technology showcases our hi-tech ecosystem, the opportunity for innovative collaboration and partnerships across industries and also provides our graduates with access to exciting careers within cyber and data science.” 

41 graduate positions have already been filled for roles at the Australian Centre for Innovation and Technology. EOIs are also now open for further positions. 

“We have chosen Adelaide as the home of our first Australian Centre for Innovation and Technology because we have enormous confidence in the South Australian economy and the exceptional talent market that exists in the region,” Adelaide-office Managing Partner Hendri Mentz said. 

“This is about harnessing the technology and innovation ecosystem in Adelaide to develop new offerings for the Australian market and then delivering on these offerings. We’ve seen investment from our alliance partners and want to be part of that story. Our clients across many sectors including the public sector, defence industry and space.” 

Deloitte’s Centre for Innovation and Technology will start providing services to clients in late 2021. 

SOURCE: PREMIER OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE

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