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Safran to set the ultimate challenge for Capgemini Super Techies Show finale

26 Nov 2014

Paris, Mumbai November 25, 2014Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services has announced that Paris-based Safran will feature in the final of the Capgemini Super Techies Show (CSTS) Season 3, setting the contestants their ultimate challenge. In the concluding episode of this year’s show, due to air on November 30, Safran will ask the three finalist teams: Team Tech Tree, Team O-T-B Thinkers and Team Fractals to define the framework of a technology solution to create a nationwide network of e-infopreneurs1.

The three finalist teams will battle it out for the coveted title of ‘Capgemini Super Techies of Season 3’ and a grand prize of USD 25,000, by presenting their creative technology designs to three finale judges:

  • Sanjeev Shriya, Managing Director – Smart Chip Limited and Syscom, subsidiaries of Morpho (Safran)
  • Salil Parekh, CEO Application Services One[2] and Member of the Group Management Board of Capgemini
  • Patrick Nicolet, CEO Infrastructure Services, Head of LatAm and Member of the Group Management Board of Capgemini.

The finalists are mentored by Franck Greverie, Global Head of Cyber Security at Capgemini Group.
Commenting on the finale of CSTS Season 3, Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India said, “We are delighted to partner with Safran for the finale of Capgemini Super Techies Show Season 3. The challenge Safran and Sanjeev Shriya put forth is a perfect fit for the grand finale episode. Finalists will be able to demonstrate their creative thinking, technical skills and apply technology as an enabler, in solving issues faced by rural India.”

Sharing his experience on the show guest judge, Sanjeev Shriya of Safran, said, “It was a unique experience to be part of the finale of the Capgemini Super Techies Show Season 3. I was impressed by the level of comprehension the participants exhibited in understanding the challenge and the effort they put into their presentations. Each of the three finalist teams approached the challenge from a different perspective and proposed solutions that were both original and innovative.”
The finale episode will be broadcast on ET Now on November 30 at 11:30 AM IST. The show will then be posted on YouTube and can be viewed on the CSTS’s website

The Capgemini Super Techies Show was set up to provide a totally unique platform to showcase the best minds amongst IT professionals and under-graduates. This year’s Season 3 has featured challenges set by technology leaders from a variety of global organizations including New York Times, Epsilon, Quikr, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Power, DuPont, BNP Paribas India Solutions, Heathrow, Bharti AXA, and Safran.

About Capgemini India

Capgemini in India is over 50,000 people strong across 9 cities (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai – Trichy and Salem). A pioneer in the IT industry, Capgemini has over 45 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.

About Capgemini

With more than 140,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2013 global revenues of EUR 10.1 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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[1] An e-infopreneur is an entrepreneur who makes money selling information on the web using data to target audiences
[2] North America, the United Kingdom, Asia-Pacific (excluding China) and the Financial Services sector