Capgemini has launched a digital innovation lab in Melbourne to help businesses exploit the emergence of social, mobile, analytics and Cloud (SMAC) technologies.
The SMAC Lab, in Capgemini’s Global Development Centre in Melbourne's CBD, will provide businesses with an immersive digital experience that helps them embark on their digital transformation journey.
According to the Capgemini Applications Landscape Report 2014, more than 89 per cent of companies will use at least one of these major technology tools as their business grapples with the shift to digital.
The SMAC Lab plays a pivotal role in offering support to businesses with varying degrees of digital maturity, tailored for individual needs and goals.
Capgemini chief executive A/NZ, Deepak Nangia, said SMAC technologies are revolutionising the way businesses invest and interact today.
"They have become an integral part our lives, presenting a myriad of great opportunities," he said.
"The SMAC Lab offers an exciting opportunity for our clients to leverage the best from Capgemini’s global and local talent pool and our ecosystem of partners, universities and start-ups to co-create and to innovate for growth.
"Today’s announcement reinforces our ongoing commitment to the local ICT market and building tomorrow’s talent."
SMAC Lab is configured to offer three interactive engagement scenarios supporting the agility and speed required by businesses today.
Capgemini is working with Australian businesses to implement a set of strategic initiatives, such as 'Geopoint technology' to enable Acquire to gather smart analytics that impact on the end-to-end chain of placing the right people for the right job.
Acquire Learning, group managing director, John Wall, said his company had been partnering with Capgemini to build and leverage next generation products to deliver the desired experiences to users.
"With Capgemini's ability to rapidly deliver on complex technologies while bringing in a long-term view of our business, we have been able to re-imagine our products, offerings and market scenarios and how we are connecting with people, to education and employment," he said.
Capgemini Australia chief technology officer, Sudhir Pai, said the SMAC Lab was a highly interactive, physical and virtual workplace which provided clients with a wide array of tools and solutions for their digital transformation needs," he said.
"Focused on the SMAC theme, it will provide a platform to demonstrate Capgemini’s thought leadership and capabilities in leading technologies across industry sectors.
"With abilities to leverage solutions from Capgemini’s 30 plus innovation labs globally, it serves as a one-stop shop for our clients and partner’s needs."
It offers the opportunity for innovation across a broad range of industries, including public sector, retail, financial services, and energy and utilities, with solutions customised for businesses across these key industry segments.