Wynyard Group has opened its Asia Pacific operation centre in Sydney.
“There is strong demand in Australia and South East Asia for a big data analytics capability focused on surfacing key intelligence on organised crime and drug trafficking from diverse data sources such as financial transactions, mobile phone handsets, call charge records and the movement of people and suspicious packages.
“We will double the size of our Australian based team this year to support a customer base of more than 30 agencies in the region,” said Craig Richardson, Wynyard MD.
The centre will support growth in the region where Wynyard recently secured new contracts, including Australian State and Federal Government agencies, Thai Customs and New Zealand Police among others.
Richardson added that Australia is an important and growing market for the company.
“More than 60 per cent of Wynyard’s 2013 customer revenue was from the Asia Pacific region and Australian financial institutions participated in our recent new capital placement.
“The interest in our products and Wynyard shares has given us the confidence to open a new centre in Sydney and expand our operations in Canberra and Melbourne,” said Richardson.
Wynyard’s Advanced Crime Analytics software is used globally to help prevent and solve serious and organised crime ranging from regulatory offences and financial crime, to drug trafficking, terrorism and cyber crime.
The opening of the Asia Pacific Regional Operation Centre coincides with Wynyard’s Asia Pacific Advanced Crime Analytics User Group event, which brings together customers and crime prevention experts.