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Sogeti in the UK continues to expand operations in the North of England – launching new hub in Leeds

The new location will create employment opportunities for the local community and provide industry-leading technology services to businesses in the region

21 Sep 2022

Leeds, September 21, 2022 – Sogeti in the UK, a leading technology services provider, part of the Capgemini Group, today announced that it will be opening a new hub in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The expansion further highlights Sogeti’s commitment to provide market leading professional services to the local business community – replicating the success it has seen in other countries.

Sogeti’s new operations in the city, its first Yorkshire hub, will build on its existing presence in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol and will be headed by Cassy Calvert, Hub Director at Sogeti in the UK. Sogeti in Leeds is looking to hire over 40 employees with a particular focus on Quality Engineering & Testing and specialists delivering Cloud and applications solutions. The hub will function as a collaboration area for these employees.  

Sogeti chose Leeds in recognition of the city’s growing reputation as a digital and technology powerhouse, and its thriving business scene. Leeds also offers a strong pool of graduate technology talent, stemming from the city’s leading universities. As part of its integration into the community, Sogeti plans to work alongside local universities to offer career lectures and speaker opportunities to educate students on the different career paths available to IT graduates.

The new location will also be used to support Capgemini’s long-standing partnership with UK-based non-profit, Code Your Future – an organisation that trains refugees and other disadvantaged people to become IT specialists, helping them to find work in the technology industry. As well as providing office space for Code Your Future classes from September, Sogeti volunteers will support the Code Your Future team and run homework clubs with the students during the week.

In addition, the new location will enable UK charity AbilityNet to expand its digital assistance network to Leeds, with members of the new Sogeti office having the opportunity to join AbilityNet’s community-based volunteer network helping individuals with any disability, of any age, use digital technology.

Darren Coupland, Managing Director of Sogeti in the UK, said: “Sogeti’s culture has always been about providing the local touch to our clients but with the delivery capability of a global leader in business technology and digital services. Our new hub model emulates this and I am delighted that our Leeds Hub will be spearheaded by our locally based female leader. We plan to grow into other regions to bring our teams closer to our clients, no matter where in the UK they might be, whilst maintaining a huge capacity to deliver our services. We believe the Leeds hub will be the first of many new bases in the UK.”

Germán Bencci, Founder and CEO of CodeYourFuture, said: “We’re excited to base one of our classes at Sogeti’s new office, as part of our ongoing partnership with Capgemini to offer advanced digital skills training to those who would otherwise struggle to access education and employment. The location is ideal as it will enable us to reach a new audience in Leeds directly.”

To mark the launch, Sogeti is hosting an event focusing on, ‘Infinite Machine Creativity’ on 28 September. Part of the Leeds Digital Festival 2022, the event will feature Michiel Boreel, Sogeti’s Global Chief Technology Officer, discussing the breakthrough capabilities of Deep Machine Learning[1] and Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)[2] and presenting examples of how both can create value while also accelerating digital transformation. Find out more and register: Here

About Sogeti

Part of the Capgemini Group, Sogeti makes business value through technology for organizations that need to implement innovation at speed and want a local partner with global scale. With a hands-on culture and close proximity to its clients, Sogeti implements solutions that will help organizations work faster, better, and smarter. By combining its agility and speed of implementation through a DevOps approach, Sogeti delivers innovative solutions in quality engineering, cloud and application development, all driven by AI, data and automation.

Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organisation of over 350,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fuelled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2021 global revenues of €18 billion.

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[1] Deep Machine Learning is a neural network with three or more layers. These neural networks attempt to simulate the behaviour of the human brain, allowing it to “learn” from large amounts of unstructured data. While a neural network with a single layer can still make approximate predictions, additional hidden layers can help to optimise and refine for accuracy. – IBM

[2] Generative Adversarial Networks is a framework for estimating generative models via an adversarial process, in which you would simultaneously train two models – a generative model that captures the data distribution and a discriminative model that estimates the probability that a sample came from the training data rather than the generative model. The aim for the generative model is to maximise the probability of the discriminative model making a mistake. –  Thesis by Ian Goodfellow, who designed the framework