Victoria’s booming tech sector is set to get another 200 high skill jobs with leading technology services company Dialog Information Technology announcing it will establish a new Innovation Factory in Melbourne.
Dialog’s Innovation Factory will start operations in the coming months focussing on new business practice areas such as digital, accessibility, cyber security, cloud computing, social media, mobile and analytics.
The hub will support Dialog’s strategic plans to expand into the North America and Asia Pacific markets, initially focusing on Hong Kong, Singapore, China and New Zealand.
In a major win for Victoria’s tech students, Dialog’s investment will also work with local universities to fill 30 new graduate positions, bringing its Victorian workforce to more than 600.
Victoria is perfectly positioned to take advantage this opportunity to fill these high skill roles with 37 per cent of the country’s tech graduates, compared to 28 per cent in New South Wales and 19 per cent in Queensland.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing heavily in Victoria’s tech sector to position the state as the number one destination for business and tech investment in the Asia Pacific.
Dialog joins a long list of leading tech companies, from across Australia and internationally, that have invested in Victoria in recent times including Alibaba, Hired, Cybergym, Square and Slack.
Since November 2014, there have been more than 2,140 new tech jobs created across the state from investment alone.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis
“Dialog’s decision to choose Victoria to expand their workforce by 200 jobs is a huge vote of confidence in the growing talent pool that our local tech sector is producing.”
“With our ability to attract some of the world’s leading tech companies and at the same time help our home-grown talent expand, Victoria is fast becoming the number one destination for business investment across the Asia Pacific.”
Quotes attributable to Dialog Managing Director Alan Key
“The Victorian Government put together a strong case to attract Dialog’s development centre into the state and we look forward to seeing both government and industry reap the benefits of the great new innovative solutions that the Innovation Factory will develop for the Australian and international markets.”
“Dialog’s Graduate Program will be drawing on the skilled graduates coming out of Victoria’s education sector, growing both them, the local talent pool and further improving availability of highly experienced technologists across the state.”