How PwC is using IT to transform professional services

CIO - PwC

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Farm Table says:

The new PwC offices in Sydney are a bit different from a workplace in the paddock, but how intriguing to get a glimpse of their innovative layout. Hopefully ag will reap the benefits of their new business arm and focus on technology.

“Just recently, PwC opened the doors to a new office spread over several floors inside tower one at the swanky $6 billion Barangaroo precinct on the western side of Sydney’s central business district.

The professional services firm’s Sydney digs join new offices in Melbourne and Brisbane, which all use innovative technology in an attempt to transform the client experience.

No-one has an office – not even the CEO. Client meetings and entertainment take place over four floors, connected by internal stairs, while other floors house internal PwC staff and are open plan, activity-based working environments.

An agricultural drone built by an engineer at the University of Sydney is on display inside the innovation room. The drone detects and poisons weeds in crop fields. Downstairs, a small unmanned submarine, developed by a researcher at the Queensland University of Technology, is capable is destroying one crown-of-thorns starfish every 20 seconds. This multiple-armed sea creatures are killing coral along Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef.

In February, PwC expanded its investment in the Australian food and agriculture sectors by establishing a Food and Agribusiness Advisory Team and a new food safety assurance offering. The team, led by Greg Quinn, Ben Craw and Tim Lee, is focused on helping Australian farmers, investors and agribusiness clients get the most out of their investments.”

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