Leading Innovation: SogetiLabs
SogetiLabs gathers distinguished technology leaders from around the Sogeti world. It is an initiative explaining not how IT works, but what IT means for business.
SogetiLabs is a network of over 120 technology leaders from Sogeti worldwide. SogetiLabs covers a wide range of digital technology expertise: from embedded software, cyber security, simulation, and cloud to business information management, mobile apps, analytics, testing, and the Internet of Things. The focus is always on leveraging technologies, systems and applications in actual business situations to maximize results.
Together with the Sogeti trend lab VINT, SogetiLabs provides insight, research, and inspiration through articles, presentations, and videos that can be downloaded via the extensive SogetiLabs presence on its website, online portals, and social media.
Our trend lab VINT (Vision – Inspiration – Navigation – Trends), a part of the SogetiLabs network of experts, always have an eye on the horizon looking for evolutions driven by new technology. Read more on our experts here.
Making sense of new technology developments
VINT provides practical insight into the likely impact and innovative applications of new technologies for organizations worldwide. This valuable intelligence helps public and private sector enterprises to anticipate and plan for the complex dynamics of the future. The use of new technological developments is aimed at generating value that anticipates future developments. VINT brings together the talents and creativity of trendspotters in Amsterdam, Paris, Stockholm and Washington.
At the heart of VINT is our belief that information technology is not important for its own sake. For all its complexity, it is not the features or even the claimed potential. Instead it is the use of technology that is fundamental; it is only the actual application and employment of technological innovations that can play their part in generating value for an organisation. And not all technology creates value!
So here’s the catch. Not surprisingly, successful technological developments and even more so, their practical uses are hard, if not nearly impossible, to predict. This is where VINT can provide insight, inspiration and direction. For VINT, prediction lies in getting beneath the statistics, exploring trends and patterns – human, social and technological – and applying common sense.
We’ve been publishing our research since 1994, always ensuring that all our books and publications are accessible to the non-technical and technical reader alike, and illustrated by many real-world examples.
Voicing an opinion
VINT also believe in stimulating dialogue and speaking out. Our trendspotters contribute to articles around the world. Not surprisingly, VINT are keen explorers of new media, contributing regularly to a number of media-related communities and sites.
Two-way dialogue is essential to keep our thinking fresh, but more importantly to make sure that it is relevant and appropriate. We have no ambitions to inhabit ivory towers. We hold a number of symposia and events around the world each year, where we gather together renowned thinkers from business and academia, to share new ideas on the technological issues challenging business and society today.
Adding business value
VINT’s research can provide an alternative perspective or more comprehensive understanding of the dynamics, which can kick-start corporate strategic debate or act as a catalyst for ground-breaking thinking and action.
About Expert Connect
SogetiLabs and VINT are a part of the Capgemini Group’s worldwide Expert Connect initiative. In total over a 1000 of our experts discuss and share business technology insights with you online. Get to know and interact with people passionate about the same topics as you are.
- Michiel BoreelChief Technology Officer
+31 347 22 10 02
Michiel BoreelChief Technology Officer
+31 347 22 10 02
Michiel Boreel has worked in the IT Industry for over 21 years and since 2007 has held the role of Chief Technology Officer with Sogeti. Michiel started his IT career at a company now owned by Sogeti advising about the reverse engineering of legacy information systems and migration estimation methods.
In 1994, Sogeti asked Michiel to lead a new initiative, called the Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT), a small research and trend spotting group with the goal of inspiring customers to apply new technology in business processes. A constant theme in all of the VINT research is the question what role IT will play in the future society and how technology can be applied to create meaningful business innovation.
In December 2011 VINT was complemented by SogetiLabs, also headed by Michiel Boreel.
- Erik van OmmerenDirector of Innovation, SogetiLabs
+31 34 722 06 20
Erik van OmmerenDirector of Innovation, SogetiLabs
+31 34 722 06 20
His most recent publication is ‘The Connected Workforce – making your digital transformation work’ and he is currently working on research covering Big Data, writing four reports, a book and a running blog on the topic and a publication on Cyber Security. Erik is based in Washington, DC.
- Menno van DoornDirector of VINT
+31 6 51 27 09 85
Menno van DoornDirector of VINT
+31 6 51 27 09 85
Menno is Director of the Sogeti Research Institute for the Analysis of New Technology (VINT). He mixes personal life experiences with the findings of the 19 years of research done at the VINT Research Institute.