Global customer relationship management (CRM) platform Salesforce will soon call Adelaide’s entrepreneurial precinct Lot Fourteen home after signing a deal with the South Australian state government.
The deal will add 100 jobs over the next five years for technology-minded Adelaideans with Salesforce signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Australia to help the state reach its goal of net-zero emissions sooner.
Salesforce Net Zero Cloud combined with artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities from the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) - also located at Lot Fourteen - and Green Industries SA (GISA) will be piloted to deliver the sophisticated tools and data sources required by companies to reduce their carbon emissions and take action on climate change.
Premier Steven Marshall said attracting the likes of Salesforce was a boon for the state, with the CRM giant joining Microsoft, Nokia, Amazon and Google at the Lot Fourteen precinct.
“South Australia has the fastest growing economy in the country, the lowest unemployment rate in our history and is now a beacon in attracting global hi-tech companies to Adelaide, with the likes of Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Accenture committing to operations in South Australia,” Premier Marshall said.
“South Australia’s green economy has the potential to create thousands of jobs that will help companies and communities all around the globe transition to a net-zero carbon future – and I couldn’t be more excited to embark on this pilot with Salesforce.
“Having just committed to net 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030 and net zero by 2050 as part of our Climate Change Action Plan 2021-25, Salesforce’s commitment to Adelaide demonstrates they are willing to be a foundational part of this vision and will help create hi-tech sustainability jobs for the future.”
Salesforce created Net Zero Cloud to help organisations easily track, analyse and report reliable environmental data, giving them more resources to take meaningful climate action.
Head of global distribution Net Zero Cloud Tyler Harnish said Salesforce’s collaboration with AIML and GISA will support the government’s transparency and accounting towards decarbonisation across the sector, along with establishing a framework to support private sector utilisation across SA.
"We are proud to put technology in the hands of our customers so they can make meaningful decisions about climate action and are excited to partner with the Government of South Australia to help them reach their climate goals,” Harnish said.
“South Australia has a great sustainability track record, and we look forward to working with the South Australian Government to set a new benchmark in public accountability reporting for carbon emissions,” added Salesforce SVP and general manager, public sector, Barry Dietrich.
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