Capgemini and Google Cloud expand long-standing partnership to create first-of-its-kind Generative AI Center of Excellence to accelerate client value
Capgemini will utilize Google Cloud’s generative AI technologies to develop a library of 500+ enterprise-ready industry use cases beginning with financial services, retail, and automotive.
Paris, May 30, 2023: Capgemini and Google Cloud today announced a major expansion of their long-standing strategic partnership in data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), creating a global Generative AI Google Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) to help enterprises realize the full potential of AI technologies. The new CoE will help clients advance their business transformation goals, enhance engagement with customers, and accelerate value creation from AI investments. The partners will work together to rapidly broaden generative AI skills within the 65,000+ Capgemini community that is engaged with Google Cloud.
This expanded partnership brings together Google Cloud’s generative AI technologies and Capgemini’s unique three-dimensional approach, informed by industry expertise, deep product and software engineering skills, and data science capabilities, to facilitate clients in their entire AI journeys from ideation to value creation.
Aiman Ezzat, CEO of Capgemini, said, “Capgemini will bring its deep industry expertise and considerable experience in generative AI to help clients realize the benefits of Google Cloud’s generative AI solutions and uncover new sources of business value. With this new Generative AI Google Cloud Center of Excellence, we will leverage our leading capabilities in business transformation, infrastructure, applications, data, AI and engineering, in an array of industry-specific use cases and accelerators, to assist clients in their digital and sustainable transformation journeys.”
“Generative AI has the potential to fundamentally improve how businesses operate in every industry,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. “Capgemini has helped some of our largest customers transform their businesses with Google Cloud’s data analytics and AI, and the launch of the Generative AI Google Cloud Center of Excellence will provide businesses with the expertise needed to successfully use this breakthrough technology safely and responsibly.”
Accelerating business value creation and innovation
Leveraging its deep industry expertise, Capgemini will utilize Google Cloud’s generative AI to develop a rich library of more than 500 industry use cases. The use cases will provide a blueprint for clients to successfully identify, deploy, and maximize generative AI capabilities to achieve their business transformation objectives. The key focus areas of the new CoE include:
- Generative AI use case development: Capgemini will build enterprise-ready use cases that solve industry-specific challenges and improve common business processes. The first wave of 100 use cases will initially focus on the financial services, insurance, retail, and automotive sectors. In the next wave, this will expand to all industries, reaching more than 500 use cases within the next 24 months.
- Value creation: The global Generative AI Google Cloud CoE will work with clients to enable bespoke AI strategies, which can create new revenue streams, transform customer experiences, increase productivity, and improve business efficiency.
- Enterprise-grade implementation: Capgemini will work with enterprise clients to successfully deploy generative AI at scale, utilizing responsible AI frameworks and purpose-built security tools to ensure generative AI is implemented safely and securely.
Solving business challenges with Google Cloud generative AI
Capgemini is already working with a number of clients in this space, including a leading insurance company located in more than 50 countries, to enhance the way very specific business data is queried by senior executives. The “Intelligent Document Query Assistant”, a joint effort devised by the client and Capgemini, is capable of responding to questions asked in natural language and has significantly improved query response time and efficacy. Previously, the query accuracy rate was 70%, but accuracy is expected to increase to 95% by integrating the Google Cloud (PaLM 2) foundation model. Generative AI has enabled non-technical executives who previously had to rely on manual querying of the database by data scientists, sometimes taking hours, to now articulate their query conversationally and refine their search, in just a few seconds with a simple question in natural language.
Building on Capgemini’s expanding generative AI expertise
With support from Google Cloud’s generative AI specialists, Capgemini will engage its 65,000 strong Google Cloud community worldwide in a series of enablement initiatives to scale its pool of certified AI consultants and developer talent. These initiatives are designed to augment Capgemini’s existing expertise and solutions based on Google Cloud’s data, analytics, and AI technologies.
Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided every day by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organisation of 360,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering, and platforms. The Group reported in 2022 global revenues of €22 billion (about $23 billion USD at 2022 average rate).
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