India’s a priority mkt for Capgemini

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Economic Times; January 13, 2010
Capgemini - a leading player in the consulting, technology and outsourcing services space - is gung-ho about business opportunities in the Indian market. The Paris-based company has just identified India as a priority market in the Asia-Pacific region, along with China and Australia.
This comes at a time when India in end-2009 emerged as the largest employment base for Capgemini globally, with more than 20,000 people. Capgemini currently has some 30 clients in India and exploring deals in verticals like government, utilities, retail and consumer products.
Talking to ET, Capgemini India vice-president and head (sales) Anish Sarkar said the company is investing significantly in India to tap the business opportunities in the domestic market. “The total business from the Indian market may still be small, but it is growing at a rapid pace and receiving a lot of focus from the headquarters”, he said.
Capgemini has also set up centres of excellence in some key verticals across its deli very centres in India. This includes retail and consumer products in Kolkata, energy and utilities in Kolkata and Mumbai, telecom in Bangalore, BFSI in Pune, manufacturing and life sciences in Mumbai. “These hubs will play a strategic role in tapping larger deals and formulate our go-to-market initiatives”, said Mr. Sarkar.
Mr. Sarkar said Capgemini has already started talks with the government for the Unique Identification (UID) number project. “We are talking to the team members and evaluating ways to bid for this project. We already have significant exposure in similar projects globally in countries like Italy, France and UK”, he said.