At a ceremony during the IBM Software Partner College on Wednesday 4 March 2009,
Capgemini UK was awarded IBM Software Group UK Business Partner of the Year for

IBM recognised the efforts Capgemini has made in taking a good relationship and
making it great. The award is a testimony to the dedication and energy of both
the Capgemini and IBM teams.

The strength of the alliance is a prime example of Capgemini’s Collaborative Business Experience and highlights the level of intimacy between the two organisations.

Capgemini continued to drive its strategic industrialisation agenda through a
further significant commitment to the IBM Rational brand for custom solution development.

In accepting the award on behalf of Capgemini, Rob Toguri, Vice President & Global Head of Business Intelligence, Capgemini, said: “IBM makes it easy for us to work together and has enabled us to jointly deliver
innovative technology solutions that unlock new levels of value for our clients.

Rob Toguri accepts UK Business Partner of the Year Award from IBM's Mark Kenyon

Rob Toguri (left) accepts the award from Mark Kenyon, UK Business Partner Manager,
IBM Software Group.

Commenting on the award, Nigel Kirby-Green, CEO, Capgemini Technology Services UK, said: “In 2008 we actively engaged with IBM to bring leading edge, innovative solutions
to our clients. I am thrilled that this plan has been successful for our clients,
IBM and Capgemini. This wonderful accolade is a declaration of the tremendous
success of the UK IBM Alliance team.

Mark Kenyon, UK Business Partner Manager for IBM Software Group, said: “Capgemini hasbuilt new business opportunities for clients delivered through co-operation
and trust with IBM. I am proud, on behalf of IBM, to give recognition to their
significant achievements over the twelve months.

In 2008 Capgemini grew its delivery capability across all five IBM software brands:
Information Management, Lotus, Rational, Tivoli and WebSphere. 

Related links: