BY Neeraj Nanda
MELBOURNE, 4 December 2019: One of India’s top tech companies is expanding its operations in Victoria. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas today announced that Wipro Limited will establish a state-of-the-art, $1.5 million Cyber Defence Centre in South Melbourne where local tech experts will help to protect organizations from cyber-attacks.
Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas, “Melbourne is Australia’s leading tech city and we welcome this reinvestment by Wipro – one of India’s top tech companies.”
“Setting up the Asia Pacific Defence Centre will strengthen Victoria’s capability in cybersecurity and draw on the
local expertise to help Wipro protect Australian organizations from cyber-related incidents.”
Supported by the Victorian Government, the investment is likely creating up to 100 new tech jobs, including internship opportunities for Victorian university graduates pursuing a career in cybersecurity.
The Centre will help the company service its clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, energy, and utilities, as well as Government organizations.
Wipro is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company and one of India’s top five listed technology companies by revenue. It has more than 175,000 employees serving clients across six continents and has been operating in Melbourne for over 15 years.
Wipro Senior Vice President Raja Ukil, “The launch of the center in Melbourne showcases Wipro’s commitment to leverage local talent and specialized expertise to cater to the cybersecurity needs of the region.
The company has fostered strong relationships with Victoria’s tertiary sector, including establishing the Swinburne- Wipro Chair on Artificial Intelligence with Swinburne University.
Melbourne is Australia’s leading tech city, as confirmed by the Savills Research Tech Cities in Motion global report released earlier this year.