India, May 7, 2012 – Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services announced the launch of Capgemini Super Techies Show a first-of- its-kind reality television show for Information Technology (IT) professionals, brought to you in association with ET NOW. The show gives the contestants an opportunity to battle it out with India’s brightest minds and solve real business challenges faced by some of India’s largest enterprises. The winning team will win a grand prize of Rs. 10lakhs.
For the first time in the history of Indian Television, real life technology-business challenges of companies will be addressed by 21 teams of two young IT professionals each, through their proposed technology solutions. These 21 teams will be arrived at through a stringent selection procedure based on the applicant’s technological skill sets and business-problem solving abilities.
Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India said, “In an industry that is constantly evolving, innovation is critical to a company to serve its customers better and to stay relevant in the competitive landscape. India has a rich technology community which is constantly ideating, innovating and delivering technology solutions thus bringing in business benefits. Capgemini’s Super Techies Show is a platform to bring together these ideas and stimulate innovations in response to business demands and recognize the contribution of this community which has helped India, become a global IT superpower.”
Capgemini Super Techies Show will air on ET Now in the month of July and will comprise of eight episodes. Each episode will feature three teams, presenting their technology solutions in response to a company’s business challenge. The jury, comprising of senior management representatives from the participating companies, established technologists and subject matter experts from Capgemini will award points to each team based on their solution. At the end of each episode, the scores of the team are recorded on a leader board and accordingly the top three teams on the leader board, after the seventh episode, will compete in the Grand Finale of Capgemini Super Techies Show.
Any Indian national who is 21 years & above and has experience of working on technologies in a business environment is eligible to apply online at www.capgeminisupertechiesshow.com
About Capgemini India
Capgemini in India is more than 35,000 people strong across 7 cities (Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune and Delhi). A pioneer in the IT industry, Capgemini has over 43 years of global expertise collaborating with leading corporations and now brings the Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing experience to India. With dedicated teams to service the local markets, Capgemini has strong domain experience to assist clients across the Government and Public Sector, Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, Telecom and Financial Services sectors and help them advance in their respective industries.
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With around 120,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2011 global revenues of EUR 9.7 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore ®, its worldwide delivery model.
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