Capgemini shows commitment to Energy and Utilities industry

by Editor 6/16/2008 3:50:00 PM

Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the appointment of five new members to its Energy and Utilities team. The new team members bring with them years of Smart Meter and Smart Grid experience that will help Capgemini’s clients prepare for and overcome critical and emerging industry issues around energy conservation and customer experience.

“We’re excited to add these five industry veterans to our energy and utilities team in North America and further increase our Smart Meter and Smart Grid expertise,” said Steve Power, Vice President, energy, utilities and chemicals practice, Capgemini. “These professionals bring more utility industry knowledge and experience that will help our clients address critical issues such as: aging infrastructure, changing regulation, increasing customer demands and the worldwide call to lower carbon emissions.”

Joining Capgemini’s North American Energy and Utilities team are:

Jonathan Burr, Smart Network Solutions Architect

Frank Hoss, Smart Grid Business & Technology Solutions Architect

Jeff Norman, Smart Grid Account Executive

Carol Ray, Project Management Professional, Smart Metering Solutions Architect

Hassan Valji, Manager, Advance Metering Infrastructure and Distributed Generation

These individuals join an established energy and utilities industry specialist team that is dedicated to supporting the sector through thought leadership, participation in industry organizations and events, and dedication to working with the top organizations to research and identify critical business issues that will impact the industry today and in the future.

In the first half of 2008, Capgemini has published the Platts/Capgemini Utilities Executive Study and the first ever nationwide survey of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) state energy regulators across the country. Capgemini is also sponsoring the EEI Annual Convention in Toronto this week, of which one of its Smart Metering clients, Hydro One, is the host utility.

About Capgemini

Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working – the Collaborative Business Experience – and through a global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to offer the right resources in the right location at competitive cost.

Present in 36 countries, Capgemini reported 2007 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion (approximately US$12 billion) and employs over 83,000 people worldwide. Capgemini has more than 10,000 professionals dedicated to the Energy and Utilities sector and the strongest end-to-end Smart Metering experience in North America. More information is available at www.us.capgemini.com/energy

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