Leading Australian software company LiveTiles has announced that it will establish its new global innovation centre and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Geelong, Victoria.
The Melbourne-born company said the regional headquarters and innovation centre will be a major part of its global operations, providing service and technical support to thousands of customers around the world including PepsiCo and the US Department of Defence.
Premier Daniel Andrews, who joined Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis to make the announcement, said the move will transform Geelong’s digital technology sector, which already features major companies like education technology provider Tribal Group and incubators like Runway Geelong.
He said the investment will also enable the creation of 500 local jobs.
“This major coup will see 500 more jobs heading for Geelong – all part of the massive jobs boom spreading across Victoria,” the Premier stated.
“From Geelong to Gippsland – we’re fighting for every job and building a stronger and fairer Victoria.”
Mr Dalidakis said Victoria’s highly-skilled workforce and vibrant tech sector have already attracted investments by global leaders such as Alibaba, Dialog, Square and CyberGym – all of whom have recently established regional headquarters in the state.
“We’re bringing the biggest and brightest global companies to Victoria to invest and create jobs,” the Minister concluded.
Established by Melburnians Karl Redenbach and Peter Nguyen-Brown, LiveTiles allows users to create their own intelligent workplace software using simple drag and drop functionality.
The company has offices in New York City, Washington State, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, North Carolina, London, Zurich, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart and major markets include the US, UK, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Australia