Capgemini launches Applied Innovation Exchange in London

25 July 2016

Capgemini has launched an Applied Innovation Exchange in London, the firm’s ninth globally. The new innovation platform enables business leaders in the UK to plan their organisations’ future (digital) transformation and address any disruptions ahead of them, by immersing in the discovery, experimentation and application of emerging technologies.

The Applied Innovation Exchange (AIE) in London is the latest in a global network of nine Exchanges, including Paris, Munich, Mumbai and, more recently, San Francisco. The extension of the AIE network to include London enables Capgemini to tap into the local vibrant tech scene and globally recognised expertise in areas such as artificial intelligence, FinTech (the UK is the 'FinTech capital of the world') and design.

Capgemini’s AIE in London, co-located with the Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE), connects innovation environments and tools with the combined know-how of Capgemini’s experts worldwide, its partners, and a broad community of start-ups. It focuses on exploring cutting-edge technologies, such as blockchain, bots and artificial intelligence, and how they can help organisations solve their most complex challenges through the generation of ideas and the ability to rapidly build prototypes.

Capgemini Applied Innovation Exchange in London

“We’re thrilled to be opening our latest Applied Innovation Exchange in London, giving business leaders the chance to not only see the latest innovations from a host of exciting companies across the globe, but also explore, here and now, what they could achieve within their own organisations,” comments Rory Burghes, Vice President at Capgemini UK. “Being part of a global network of Exchanges, it will provide our clients with access to the very latest thinking from across Capgemini, as well as our partners and start-up communities worldwide. This will help them transform their businesses by reducing the development and deployment cycles from years down to months or even days. With the increasing pace of emerging technology, the AIE will ensure innovation drives real and sustainable growth for our clients’ businesses.” 

Lanny Cohen, Global Chief Technology Officer and Group Leader for the Applied Innovation Global Platform at Capgemini, adds: “As we work with our client and partner eco-system, we continue to validate that the rapid application of innovation brings sustainable value for the enterprise. By focusing on the discipline of Applied Innovation, we are providing organisations with a path to address one of the most strategic and important dynamics in the market today. With the new Exchange in London now part of our Applied Innovation Global Platform, it gives us even greater capability to engage with and support our clients in the UK and across the world on a different level.”

Two months ago Synechron also opened an innovation centre in London, the firm's second globally.