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Editor’s note: As part of our series spotlighting our onshore delivery centers, we reached out to a handful of the CGI members featured in our new videos. We asked them to share their experiences and expand on the story you see on screen. In the first of these, consultant Austin Gaspard reflects on what it means to be a part of the Lafayette community.

I was born and raised in southern Louisiana. The culture, food and exceptional people make it a great place to call home. Because of its location, CGI in Lafayette is truly a melting pot of culture and knowledge. Our office’s support network is what makes the experience so unique. The small community spirit can be felt throughout the office and everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand. Here in Lafayette, we love to work hard, and have great time. As the popular French saying goes: “ Laissez les bons temps rouler” – let the good times roll.

It’s tremendously gratifying to be able work for a transformative and cutting-edge technology company while still maintaining my community roots. The experiences and opportunities that CGI brings to Lafayette makes it a great choice, because I have access to the latest technologies right here at home. As a member of an international team, I have been given the opportunity to work with talented and creative members with a wide range of experiences and insights.

This unique model allows me to share ideas and design innovative solutions for our clients with team members around the world – all from right here in Lafayette. Working in a field that I am passionate about, and living in a place that I love to call home, CGI is allowing me to live locally, and work globally.

See more of our Lafayette story below:

About CGI onshore delivery centers

CGI’s Client-proximity operating model places operations within metro markets such as Lafayette, where clients have concentrated footprints, giving us deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses and enabling us to deliver innovative solutions proactively.

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Austin Gaspard

Austin Gaspard


Austin Gaspard serves as a scrum master for international markets, in addition to holding a role as technical analyst on his teams. With more than Three years in the information technology industry, Austin has a wide range of experience in big data and analytics. He ...

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