Victoria's booming tech sector is set to get another 200 high skill jobs with leading IT services company Dialog Information Technology announcing it will establish a new Innovation Factory in Melbourne.
In a major win for Victoria's tech students, Dialog Information Technology will also work with local universities to fill 30 new graduate positions, bringing its Victorian workforce to more than 600.
Dialog's Innovation Factory hub will focus on current and emerging technologies such as digital marketing, user experience enhancement, cyber security, social media integration, mobile, analytics and cloud computing.
In developing the new solutions, Dialog will leverage its existing strong partnerships with organisations such as Google, Microsoft. IBM, Amazon Web Services, Oracle and SAP, while also supporting the company's strategic plans to expand into the North America and Asia Pacific markets, initially focusing on Hong Kong, Singapore, China and New Zealand.
Dialog's Managing Director, Alan Key said he is looking 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."
Victoria's Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade commented that 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."
Since November 2014, there have been more than 2140 new tech jobs created across the state from investment alone.