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CGI opens office at Defence and Space Landing Pad in Adelaide to integrated into Australian industry

The global IT and business consulting services firm has established its new Space, Defence and Intelligence Hub at Lot Fourteen, an innovation district in the CBD of Adelaide. It has joined the district’s Defence and Space Landing Pad, which was set up as a one-stop-shop that supports the relocation and set-up of international companies in South Australia.

Dr Sholto Forbes-Spyratos, CGI Australia Space Lead (left) and Tony Nicholls CGI Director of Space, Defence and Intelligence at the Lot Fourteen innovation district in Adelaide, South Australia

Managed by Defence SA, the Defence and Space Landing Pad helps companies tap into a range of government support programs and a network of industry consultants. CGI provides end-to-end IT-related services and advises, builds, implements and operates bespoke technically complex, mission-critical information systems.

With 88,500 consultants and professionals worldwide, CGI selected South Australia for its Space, Defence and Intelligence Australian base in 2021 and now has moved into a larger office at Lot Fourteen to tap into the artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data capabilities on offer.

Other international defence and space companies that have utilised the Defence and Space Landing Pad to establish offices in Adelaide include Bureau Veritas, CBG Systems and Ghenova. The companies have landed in South Australia to be part of some of the nation’s largest Defence projects, as well as a growing space industry that will provide Australia with sovereign capabilities.

Tony Nicholls, CGI Director of Space, Defence and Intelligence that since establishing the Space, Defence and Intelligence Hub in South Australia in 2021, the company has gained access to space and defence markets, recruited new members and worked on innovative new projects.

“The opportunity for close collaboration with our partners in South Australia’s innovative space and defence industry such as Sypaq and Saber Astronautics makes the Defence and Space Landing Pad at Lot Fourteen a great new base for CGI in Adelaide,” Nicholls said. “Lot Fourteen’s innovation district provides the opportunity to fully immerse ourselves at the heart of the thriving space and defence ecosystem in South Australia.”

Minister for Defence and Space Industries Susan Close said that South Australia has joined the global constellation of defence and space economies. “The Defence and Space Landing Pad is just one example of successful investment in our state’s innovative space and defence offerings,” Minister Close said. “The government remains focussed on attracting high-calibre companies and talent to South Australia and Lot Fourteen to ensure the industry continues to thrive and CGI are a great example of this success.”


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