Chicago, October 18, 2018 – Capgemini today unveiled its newly expanded Chicago office and advanced technology and development center that represents a significant investment in building and shaping the workforce of the future.
“Chicago is home to great tech talent and it’s critical that we continue to attract skilled employees who are essential in helping our clients transform their businesses in an increasingly fast-paced, digitally driven market,” said John Mullen, member of the Group Executive Committee and President of the North America Business Unit at Capgemini. “Our new office is a place where employees and clients can push the limits on how technology can help their businesses grow, leveraging industry-leading partnerships and end-to-end capabilities in digital, cloud, innovation, business and IT transformation services.”
“Capgemini’s commitment to expanding in Chicago demonstrates the city’s growing strength as a tech and innovation leader on the global stage,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. “Companies are drawn to Chicago for the city’s skilled workforce, which includes one of the largest tech talent pools in the country. I look forward to watching Capgemini continue to thrive in Chicago for years to come.”
The expanded Chicago location is part of Capgemini’s worldwide, connected network of innovation centers, designed to serve clients across all major industries. In the innovation centers diverse teams of experts develop and deploy new technology and digital experiences, while shaping the next wave of world-class talent in fast-growing areas such as digital, cloud, artificial intelligence, customer experience innovation and emerging technology.
“With the most diversified economy in the U.S., Chicago’s broad industry base allows global companies to thrive,” Andrea Zopp, President and CEO of World Business Chicago, said. “This coupled with our burgeoning innovation ecosystem enables companies like Capgemini to be leaders within their sector.”
“Emerging technologies like AI and machine learning are providing businesses with opportunities they’ve never had before, however this also means they are facing new levels of complexity to embed these technologies into their organizations,” added Tim Bridges, Head of Global Industries at Capgemini. “With the expanded capabilities based in our Chicago office, we’ll be able to work closely with our clients to ensure they’re engaging in these technologies and know how to take full advantage of them to keep their organizations at the forefront of digital transformation.”
Capgemini has had a presence in Chicago since 2002 and its location at 333 West Wacker Drive first opened in May 2014. Capgemini also has Chicago area offices in Lisle, Westbrook, and Rosemont that opened in 2018, 2008 and 1998 respectively. In September 2017 Capgemini acquired Chicago-based Lyons Consulting Group, located in the Civic Opera Building, to strengthen its eCommerce offerings.
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A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion (about $14.4 billion USD at 2017 average rate).