Western Sydney Airport concept

The Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) has appointed a consultancy firm as its Master Technologist.

Accenture was selected to design the technology architecture and infrastructure required for an international airport capable of delivering an enhanced passenger journey now and into the future.

In this position, Accenture will support Western Sydney Airport, which is responsible for building the airport itself, scheduled to open in 2026.

Working with airport authorities, Accenture will consider how innovative technologies – such as the internet of things (IoT), data management (analytics), cloud computing and security – can be deployed to enable efficient operations and facilitate the rapid and safe movement of people and goods throughout the airport.

The company’s goal is to create a world-leading airport that is responsive to the needs of travellers, users of airport facilities, employees and industry partners.

Bob Easton, Chairman, Accenture Australia and New Zealand, said the project was a great example of innovation in the planning and development of intelligent infrastructure.

“We look forward to working with Western Sydney Airport and will bring our deep industry experience in airports, digital technologies, cloud and customer experience to this project of national significance,” Mr Easton said.

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