INNOVATIONS 2008: CGI CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON HELPING BANKS DEVISE STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S CREDIT MARKET
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leader in information technology and
business process services, is pleased to announce that it will host the annual
Innovations conference at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA, April
Innovations 2008 is the premier networking and education event for senior executives and managers working in credit and trade. CGI has organized a slate of top-notch keynote speakers, including industry analysts from TowerGroup and Financial Insights.
“The Innovations 2008 conference is an opportunity to bring together members of the financial community to discuss short-term action plans to minimize the impact of the current downturn in the banking industry, while devising longer-term strategies to continue expanding their business,” said Jame Cofran, Senior Vice-President Credit Solutions for CGI. “The conference program offers attendees exposure to targeted subject matter expertise and networking among industry experts, analysts and peers.”
Sessions will focus on specific issues facing the banking industry, and the techniques and tools necessary for banks to transform their systems and processes to enable true relationship banking. In addition, Dr. Ken Mayland, President, ClearView Economics, LLC, will address the economic future of the banking industry. Dr. Mayland has spent more than thirty years studying the business cycle and providing economic analyses to a variety of constituencies. He has won several awards and in 2007 was the recipient of the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy, presented to the person who best forecasted key economic indicators over the 4-year period 2003-2006.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 26,500 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $3.7 billion and at December 31st, 2007, CGI's order backlog was $12.04 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
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