CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has opened a new global innovation center dedicated to Industry 4.0 in the Occitanie region in Toulouse.
This center joins a network established by CGI in France, comprising centers dedicated to digital transformation (Montpellier), commerce and consumer services (Lille) and digital transformation of the supply chain (Lyon).
“Cradle of industry in France, Toulouse and its surroundings had high-tech industries on their territory, in particular aeronautics, pharmaceuticals and agri-food,” said Jean-Bernard Rodriguez, senior vice-president of CGI , Great South region. The choice to establish this new center in the Occitanie region was therefore obvious; we wanted to be in close proximity with the major manufacturers in the sector. “
In our CGI 2021 Voice of Our Customers report, which provides insights and recommendations from our interviews with nearly 1,700 senior executives in business and IT functions, manufacturers cite modernizing and streamlining their systems as one priority. They are also interested in the digital transformation of their value chain, in particular through technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality as well as the digital twin (digital twin). The development of innovative products and services through automation, including autonomous decision-making within collaborative ecosystems, is also a key priority.
CGI’s new Innovation Center is designed to help manufacturers achieve these goals and more. It gives them the opportunity to explore innovative and practical solutions that can be implemented quickly. As the center is linked to other CGI innovation centers, visitors can discover all of the company’s offerings through an immersive and personalized tour.
CGI has three main objectives with its new center in Toulouse:
In collaboration with its customers in the manufacturing sector, build the factory of the future. Through innovation, develop new manufacturing solutions and improve existing solutions. Bring together in a single place the best global practices of Industry 4.0 to accelerate the transformation. Another unique aspect of the center is its immersive game designed to present seven major challenges of Industry 4.0: Real Time Monitoring (real time monitoring), Data Continuity (data continuity), Digital Twin (digital twin), Process automation ( process automation), Manufacturing execution system, Process mining and cybersecurity.
“ CGI has globally recognized industry expertise, said Laurent Gerin, president of CGI’s operations in Western and Southern Europe. With a network of 6,000 experts, we deploy numerous technological innovations for our customers in the manufacturing sector. This new center will allow us to help our clients with their main transformation challenges, in order to support the complete digitization of their value chain. “
Founded in 1976, CGI is one of the largest independent information technology (IT) and management consulting firms in the world. CGI has 78,000 advisors and other professionals established all over the world thanks to the company offers a complete portfolio of services and solutions: strategic consulting services in IT and management, systems integration, services in IT and business process management in delegated mode as well as intellectual property solutions. CGI’s collaboration with its clients is based on a local relationship-driven model, coupled with a global service delivery network, which enables clients to digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. In fiscal year 2020, CGI generated revenues of C $ 12.16 billion. CGI’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (GIB.A) and the New York Stock Exchange (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.