Company says technology and business convergence creates opportunities for high-tech companies in Pennsylvania and nationwide
CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced the opening of its latest Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. CGI executives and employees were joined at the event by local community, technology and business leaders who toured CGI’s collaborative studio, cloud-based virtual lab and other spaces designed for teamwork, innovation and the exploration of new ideas and technologies.
“The opening of our Pittsburgh Innovation Center demonstrates our commitment to an innovation culture,” said Bernie Mongilio, CGI Senior Vice-President. “The Center is a key enabler for CGI and its clients to apply new ways of thinking to deliver business results. Together, we pursue an innovation agenda at a pace our clients need to deliver it to market.”
As part of its client proximity model, in the U.S. CGI employs 12,000 professionals located across 80 offices, and operates with a commitment to work with local clients, governments, academic institutions and other organizations to help transform communities into economic, technical and education hubs. In Pittsburgh, CGI has over 300 professionals and continues to grow its presence.
As companies nationwide continue to increase their technology investments, CGI is well-positioned to take advantage of a growing market, fueled by the continuing convergence of IT and business operations. CGI’s 2018 Client Global Insights revealed IT spending is expected to increase over the next three years as new technologies – such as large-scale data analysis and intelligent process automation – continue to disrupt business models and spur growth. In addition, according to the 2018 Client Global Insights, companies and governments will make investments in response to rising customer and citizen demands.
“We are excited about the role our professionals and clients are playing in Pittsburgh’s economic transformation and IT innovation nationwide,” said David L. Henderson, CGI President of U.S. operations. “With a resurgent technology sector and top talent right around the corner, our clients in the region are gaining access to the industry’s foremost experts, who are also committed to local STEM education and other impactful community engagement.”
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 74,000 professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from IT and business consulting to systems integration, outsourcing services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With annual revenue of C$11.5 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.
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