Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has opened an Innovation Center at Macquarie Park, north of Sydney, focusing on the development of technology solutions in areas such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality and augmented reality.

The Innovation Centers are dynamic, multi-functional facilities designed to offer convenient and technologically advanced services to commercial IT and government industries. CSC employees and guests utilizing the centers are able to conduct intelligent prototyping of IT solutions in order to mitigate risks and accurately assess investments before they are allocated. The centers’ unique capabilities include the following:

  • A state-of-the-art facility designed to support the conferences/meeting requirements of IC customers.
  • An Innovative Solutions Showcase that is designed to show off new and existing technologies developed by CSC, its customers and partners. The showcase is also a venue for demonstrating CSC’s industry-leading global service offerings.
  • A Prototyping Sandbox that is designed to serve as a workshop for prototyping innovative IT solutions prior to committing to investment. The Sandbox serves as an outlet for sharing knowledge about new products. Visitors to this facility can run proof of concepts and pilot projects.

Inaugurating the center on Friday, CSC managing director Seelan Nayagam said the new center will serve as a hub to incubate technology and act as a “prototyping sandbox” that will allow clients to experience and test the viability of their own technology solutions before committing to a large scale implementation. Seelan added,

It will be a showcase for the very latest technology solutions from CSC and our partners.

According to Nayagam, it is not just the technology, but also the people involved in the innovation labs that really make a difference. He added,

The Innovation Center is a place where we want to bring creative people. Innovation is not just about technology, it’s about processes, it’s about thinking differently.

CSC also launched its Regional CTO Group, which comprises of seven chief technology officers reporting to the chief CTO Sam Johnston, who Nayagam said are all experts in their respective industries.

Also speaking at the Innovation Center’s opening, New South Wales Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello praised the launch of the center, noting that in such a digitally-focused climate, organizations such as CSC need to be at the cutting edge of innovation. The minister added,

People like CSC— through the innovation lab— are going to have to think of new ways to make it easier for clients to engage with government and with society. This will put [CSC] as a market leader and we need more companies to follow the lead in bringing these innovation labs internally because it shows that you have the right cultural settings to ensure your success.

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