Dialog IT has opened its second Victorian office as part of its ongoing commitment to bring 200 new digital technology jobs to the state.
The Brisbane-based technology firm today opened the doors to its software development and IT professional services office located in Geelong. The new office will help to provide local expertise in Dialog's focus areas, which includes digital, accessibility, cloud computing, managed application services, mobile and analytics.
Dialog said the new office would also support its national operations and will look to take in graduates from local universities. The company said that a "good share" of the 200 jobs it has committed will come to Geelong.
Dialog principal Brian Fitzpatrick said a big drawcard for setting up an office in Geelong was the investments from state and federal governments. The Victorian government funded an accelerator program in July to encourage cybersecurity start-ups to move to the state.
“We believe our investment in the local Geelong market will better enable the region to cope with the increased demand for skills as new large organisations such as WorkSafe and the NDIS settle in," Fitzpatrick said.
The Geelong office will support the new digital business centre Dialog opened in Melbourne in August called the Innovation Factory, which also provides expertise in cybersecurity, VR, robotics and machine learning.
Dialog IT is a Google partner that is part of the wider Dialog Group, which also includes quality assurance and software testing company Access HQ, business insight and data management consultancy Catapult BI, multimedia company Icemedia, data management solutions company Moonwalk and Microsoft Gold partner Lynx IT.