Mumbai, India, 14 February 2012 – Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today presented the ‘Capgemini Leadership Award for Innovation 2012’ to its Indian client VFS Global at the NASSCOM Global Leadership Awards, held in Mumbai.

The Capgemini Leadership Awards for Innovation honors Capgemini clients who have adopted innovative approaches to drive business excellence and technology leadership.

VFS Global is being honored for demonstrating the power of technology in the government and public sector domains in partnership with Capgemini. The solution created for them has helped various diplomatic missions automate the visa application processes, and ensure that the best security and monitoring services are leveraged for fraud management and control. Globally, VFS has led the visa application process transformation, thus providing millions of travelers with improved customer experience and a more secure environment for international travel.

“We are honored to present along with NASSCOM this award to VFS Global, an important client who is committed to bringing a positive business impact through technology. With over 40 years of global expertise and collaborating with leading corporations, we are keen to make a positive impact on society through our solutions.” said Salil Parekh, CEO, Application Services (UK, North America & Asia Pacific) and Global Financial Services.

“We are very honored to have won this prestigious award. Over the last 10 years we have managed to inculcate the value of innovation into the organizational culture. This was actually not too difficult to achieve due to our legacy, where the creation of VFS Global itself was one of the biggest and most successful innovations born out of a single core competence – the competence to understand the visa process and understand travelers’ needs & requirements. Hence, this award is a strong validation of our goal of imbedding the value of innovation deep into the culture of VFS Global. I thank all our people from around the world for their contribution, and I thank our esteemed client governments for giving us the opportunity to innovate in service to them.” said Zubin Karkaria, CEO and Managing Director, VFS Global Services.

“Over years, VFS has used technology as a key business differentiator which has enabled us in establishing credentials with various client governments. Our quest for innovation has led us to some of the path breaking solutions and industry recognition like this, is matter of great honor to us. Must say, this journey for innovation would not have been possible without ongoing contribution from our IT partners.” said Dhiren Savla, Chief Information Officer, VFS Global Services.

About Capgemini
With more than 115,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2010 global revenues of EUR 8.7 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. Learn more about us at www.capgemini.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. Please visit www.in.capgemini.com for more details.

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