French IT services provider Capgemini has created a new business unit called Capgemini Invent by combining nearly half a dozen startups it acquired in recent years.
The new unit will assist business leaders in identifying the digital transformation strategy that suits their need before offering them the tools necessary to achieve their goals.
Capgemini Invent is made up of over 6,000 employees currently working in more than 30 offices and 10 creative studios.
The startups being folded into it include innovation consultancy Fahrenheit 212, customer engagement firm Liquidhub, and design agencies such as Idean, Adaptive Lab, and Backelite.
Today, says the French technology company, organizations need someone to help them figure out an answer to the complex question of “what’s next?” on their digital transformation strategy.
Considering a company statement, Capgemini Invent may also act as a business accelerator, because it offers to advise businesses on developing ideas into prototypes and prototypes into scalable products and services.
“We have built Capgemini Invent to meet increasing client demand for our advanced digital services,” says Paul Hermelin, Chairman and CEO of Capgemini Group.
“This integrated global business line combines perfectly our specialist capabilities and expertise that are needed to design, create and trial new digital solutions and business models of the future, all supported by the recognized strengths of the Group to implement them at speed and scale.”
Cyril Garcia, currently serving as a member of the company’s executive committee, has taken charge as the CEO of the new business unit.