SAP North Central West backs Queensland bid for NBN HQ

Queensland offers technology expertise and project delivery experience, says SAP

Queensland, AustraliaSAP North Central West representing Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia today announced its support for Queensland as the location for the National Broadband Network (NBN) Head Office. The announcement follows Ministerial statements by Queensland Premier Bligh and The Hon. Robert Schwarten, Minister for Public Works and ICT.

The Queensland Government highlighted its leadership in related technology disciplines, its demographic and geographic profile and its experience and expertise as a partner in the nation’s largest civil infrastructure programs.

“We congratulate the Queensland Government on its announcement and proposal,” said Tim Moylan, General Manager – North Central West Region, SAP ANZ. “Through my experience with customers, I have seen Queensland prove time and time again that it has the resources and expertise to execute large complex technology based projects on time and on budget. Whether a Queensland city is the sole location or part of virtual decentralised office, we at SAP stand ready to support this proposal as part of a critical national initiative.”

In 2001, SAP selected Brisbane as the home for its Research Centre in Australia. Today, SAP Research Brisbane works collaboratively as part of SAP’s global Research network, consisting of fourteen centres around the world.

“Queensland has a world class skill base in technology, a collaborative mindset and a genuine commitment to the benefits and potential of technology,” said Karsten Schulz, Director, SAP Research Brisbane. “SAP is committed to research endeavours that leverage the inter-connectivity and potential of high speed broadband technologies to deliver new efficiencies and capabilities to consumers, businesses and Government. A major focus of SAP research is determining how small and de-centralised businesses can leverage the power of the NBN.”

SAP Research Brisbane boasts a world-class reputation for innovation, forming a part of the Queensland Government’s Smart State initiative. It works closely with the extensive research and academic community in Queensland. The Centre is closely linked to Australian Universities in Queensland and nationwide including UQ and QUT. SAP is a primary sponsor of the QUT Business Leadership Series.