Sydney, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 — Google Cloud today announced that Lendlease, the international property and infrastructure group with heritage in Australia, has selected Google Cloud as its primary cloud partner to launch Podium, the company’s new property lifecycle platform, aimed at simplifying the interdependencies in the built world.
The newly launched Podium platform includes innovative new products and services that will be used by Lendlease as well as offered as-a-service to the broader industry to provide better clarity and detail into the entire lifecycle of a project.
Built on Google Cloud Platform, this will see Lendlease leveraging Google Cloud’s fully managed capabilities to simplify operations and product deployment so it can remain nimble and adapt fast. The secure and responsive nature of Google Cloud provides Lendlease with the ability to deploy change securely, and at speed, enabling the digitally-focused company to continuously improve the products and services it is providing its teams and customers.
Google Cloud’s data analytics capabilities will also support Podium’s ability to connect insights from past projects and across the lifecycle of a development — linking visions, plans and programs to results, realities and efficiencies — to simplify interdepencies and improve decision making.
“We believe the next phase of innovation is centred around autonomous buildings, which sees AI used to automate building in a more holistic way. Google Cloud’s capabilities will help us drive this forward, allowing us to innovate and bring new services to our customers quickly and at scale. Podium is a big move for us that will help us continue to lead in the property industry, and having a trusted partner like Google Cloud is critical to make this a success,” said William Ruh, CEO of Lendlease Digital.
“Lendlease has been at the forefront of innovation in property for decades, and we are proud to be able to work with them on this new venture as they continue to shape the cities around us and remove the complexities and inefficiencies that slow down progress in the industry,” said Mark Innes, Vice President of Australia and New Zealand and APAC Industry Verticals at Google Cloud.
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