ASC engages Accenture for digital transformation  

Friday 25 May, 2018

Australian-owned submarine and warship builder ASC is embracing the digital future by launching a digital transformation program, identifying and rolling out new technology, and innovation across its cutting edge defence programs to secure a more productive future.  

As Australia’s largest locally owned defence prime, ASC’s leadership in the digital space will have flow-on effects for hundreds of Australian and overseas suppliers to its Collins Class sustainment and warship construction programs.

ASC’s Digital Transformation program will affect all areas of its submarine and shipbuilding businesses, across Collins Class sustainment and warship construction and maintenance.

ASC Chief Executive Officer Stuart Whiley said the digital transformation would build on ASC’s track record of successful innovation, delivering better ways of conducting its work and better value for ASC’s customers.

“Following several years of reform and improvement across our operations, this digital transformation will further challenge the status quo, leading to further cultural change and creating opportunities for major improvements.”

ASC has engaged digital technology provider Accenture for the first phase, scoping the program, understanding the current state and gathering relevant insights.

“This is an exciting time for ASC as it continues to find ways to improve, innovate and engage the latest in technology and systems,” said Mr Whiley.

“We are proud of delivering for our customer, the Commonwealth, and the nation, and we are looking forward to exploring what is possible and how to get there with Accenture.”

Accenture Chairman for Australia and New Zealand, Bob Easton, said: “We are delighted to be working with ASC on the first phase of their digital transformation journey.  This is a very important project and we are committed to supporting defence and infrastructure development in Australia.”  

“Our defence expertise and the evaluation and application of emerging technologies and innovation will be central to this project, ensuring the ongoing efficiency, agility and sustainability of the industry and workforce behind the Australian Defence Force.”

Improvements under consideration will likely include increased use of seamless digital technology, the integration of big data analytics, and the implementation user interfaces, such as virtual and augmented reality and the internet of things, to improve ASC’s productivity.   

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