CGI establishes Space, Defence and Intelligence Hub in South Australia

Global IT and business consulting services firm CGI is establishing its new Space, Defence and Intelligence Hub in South Australia with plans to create up to 200 highly skilled technical jobs by 2024 across the country.

With 80,000 consultants and professionals worldwide, the company, founded in 1976, delivers mission-critical IT systems to organisations across Australia.CGI selected South Australia as the location to expand its operations in Australia, tapping into the artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data capabilities the state has to offer.

CGI is an end-to-end services provider, providing business and strategic IT consulting, systems integration and managed services, along with intellectual-property (IP)-based business solutions. The company advises, builds, implements and operates bespoke, technically complex, mission-critical information systems.

It brings tangible innovation to its clients using proven and emerging technologies, agile delivery processes and deep industry expertise across the breadth of space, defence, intelligence, aerospace and maritime, all underpinned by an end-to-end cyber capability that is embedded within all of its services. CGI works collaboratively with global technology companies, cutting-edge SMEs and academia to deliver the optimal solution for each client.

A recipient of the South Australian Landing Pad, CGI received up to $80,000 to expand into South Australia, with access to professional support and accommodation.

The South Australian Landing Pad assists companies to build a presence in the state to not only create jobs locally, but also to forge connections with local vendors, partners, customers and collaborators.

Minister for Trade and Investment Stephen Patterson said CGI’s Space, Defence and Intelligence Hub will bring extensive capability from the United Kingdom to the Australian market, helping to build Australian industry capability, while enabling CGI to develop unique IP in Australia that can be exported internationally.

“It’s fantastic to welcome Tony Nicholls who will be running CGI’s space, defence and intelligence operations from here in Adelaide,” Minister Patterson said.

“South Australia’s worldwide reputation within the hi-tech sector across artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics continues to attract international companies to South Australia, creating opportunities to work with the Australian Institute for Machine Learning, MIT bigdata Living Lab and with some of the biggest primes in the world.

“As the defence state, and with the recent AUKUS defence announcement, CGI will be able to access global capability within defence and space in South Australia.” Neil Timms, CGI Senior Vice-President Space, Defence and Intelligence (Australia and UK) believes South Australia provides the perfect ecosystem for the company to expand its Australian operations.

“We are delighted to open our new office and build long-term professional careers in Adelaide as a key centre for innovation in space and defence in Australia,” Mr Timms said.

“The support and advice of the South Australian Government is helping us deliver on our plans to grow our Australian business to advise, build and operate bespoke, technically complex mission-critical information systems across the space and defence domains.

“We look forward to working in collaboration with the vibrant space and defence ecosystem across the country to support the ambitions of the government.”

CGI is already recruiting for roles within the Space, Defence and Intelligence Hub and plans to build upon South Australia’s innovative space and defence offerings. To view the roles on offer, visit https://cgi.njoyn.com

For further information on the SALP, including details on eligibility, visit: https://invest.sa.gov.au/south-australian-landing-pad

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