Mumbai, July 17, 2012. Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services in association with ET NOW, announced the names of the companies who will participate in the Capgemini Super Techies Show, a first-of- its-kind reality television show for Information Technology (IT) professionals. The show will be aired every Saturday at 1930hrs with repeat telecast on Sunday 1230hrs and Friday 1030hrs.

Real-life ‘technology-business’ challenges will be shared by 7 large enterprises with 21 pairs of young IT professionals. These teams (chosen over 20,000 aspirants and 9000 registrations) have been hand-picked, after a stringent selection process, which was based on gauging the applicant’s technology skills and business problem-solving abilities.
The participating companies and their representing technology leaders who rendered active participation in the presentation of challenges are:

– Vishant Vora, CTO, Vodafone India
– Jai Menon, Group Director – Innovation and IT, Bharti Enterprises
– Rajeev Jorapur, Head-IT, Mercedes-Benz India
– Hitesh Arora, Chief Technology Officer, Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd
– V V R Babu, Group CIO, ITC Limited
– Atanu Roy, Vice President & CIO, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd
– Manish Choksi, Chief – Corporate Strategy & CIO, Asian Paints Ltd

The show will give India’s brightest minds an opportunity to battle it out amongst themselves, by using technology to solve real business challenges. The winning team will win a grand prize of INR 10 lakhs and the title of India’s first ‘Super Techie’.

Commenting on the soon-to-be-aired show, Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India said, “Capgemini’s Super Techies Show has provided an independent platform for IT professionals to come up with innovative ideas, applying technology to solve real-life business issues. The show will provide an interesting insight into some of the challenges faced by leading organisations and their expectations from technology.”

About Capgemini Super Techies Show
Capgemini Super Techies Show, will air on ET Now on 28th July – 15th September 2012 (eight episodes). Each episode will feature three teams, presenting their technology solutions in response to a company’s business challenge. The jury, comprising of technology leaders 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.

About Capgemini India
Capgemini in India is over 37,000 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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About Capgemini
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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About ET NOW
India’s #1 Stock Market Channel, ET NOW, helps you make money every day, by providing breaking news that impacts the market, trading strategies, cutting edge analysis and in-depth interviews. ET NOW is supported by the unmatched resources and expertise of The Economic Times, India’s leading business daily.

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Times Television Network is part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group.

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