Capgemini the new ‘intelligent industry.’

  • The company is converting its key technologies into more intelligent systems.
  • It plans to hire 30,000 workers from India this year.

 

Capgemini is focusing on what the French software services company calls “intelligent industry” to push its next period of growth, a top executive said.

The intelligent industry means digitalising the company’s vital industrial parts of the businesses by using embedded software, data, and new-generation wireless connectivity to enter the next digital transformation stage.

“Cloud, data, ER&D (engineering and research & development), edge computing and 5G are the big tech focus areas we are building our solutions around the world,” Ashwin Yardi, CEO of Capgemini in India, said recently in an interview.

During the pandemic’s peak last year, Capgemini started its first set of intelligent industry offerings that leverage its abilities in data, digital, and industrial technologies. The new offerings aim to enable network equipment providers, communications service providers, and enterprises across industries to implement 5G and top technologies at scale.

Capgemini has also been taking the inorganic way as part of its plan to build on its intelligent industry capabilities. Last year, it completed the takeover of Paris-based engineering consulting firm Altran Technologies for about $4.1 billion. Altran is expected to provide Capgemini’s ER&D capabilities. About one-third of Altran’s workers are based in India and are now part of Capgemini’s India team of 125,000 employees.

In November, Capgemini also agreed to acquire Australia-based RXP Services to extend its digital, data, and cloud capabilities. This purchase is in line with Capgemini’s strong focus in the Asia-Pacific region.

“The company would focus pockets of acquisitions on key niche technologies in the market,” Yardi said.

Capgemini intends to hire about 30,000 workers in India, the company’s single-largest talent hub, in 2021 to meet the request from clients across the world. Like most IT services firms, Capgemini’s incomes from the India market are relatively much smaller but growing “fairly well”, Yardi said.

 

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