Capgemini announced the appointment of Patrick Nicolet to Chief Technology Officer (CTO), in charge of the technology and innovation agenda for the Group. Patrick also continues to be a member of the Group Executive Board.
“In addition to a passion for technology, Patrick’s impressive track record of business unit and operational leadership at Capgemini means he brings a wealth of experience to the role of Group CTO,” comments Paul Hermelin, Chairman and CEO, Capgemini Group. “In this position, Patrick will lead and shape Capgemini’s technology and innovation agenda to strengthen the Group’s leadership in that domain, ensuring that our clients will be equipped with an effective technology roadmap to address their business needs, a key pillar of our growth strategy.”
Building upon the Group’s advances and accomplishments in its client-driven Applied Innovation strategy, Lanny Cohen takes on the role of Chief Innovation Officer. Focusing on Capgemini’s overall innovation mandate, leading the design and planning for Group-wide innovation initiatives, and overseeing the global Applied Innovation Exchange (AIE) platform including its 16 exchanges, this move extends and further reinforces Capgemini’s commitment to its clients’ innovation priorities. Lanny continues as a member of the Group Executive Committee.
Patrick Nicolet’s Biography:
Most recently, from January 2016, Patrick created the Group’s Competitiveness Program where he regrouped Delivery, Industrialization, Procurement and Internal IT into a single platform to generate significant productivity savings across the organization. He also supervised Capgemini’s India operations since the IGATE acquisition, ensuring a successful integration of 30,000 IGATE colleagues with an existing 60,000 Capgemini India colleagues.
Between January 2011 and December 2015, Patrick was the CEO of Infrastructure Services and Executive leader for supervising Capgemini’s operations in Latin America.
Patrick was appointed CEO of Nordic and Central Europe Application Services in 2009. He joined Capgemini in 2000 and held significant roles delivering business development/business transformation as the Sales Director for Capgemini’s Telecom & Media business and subsequently, as the Group Sales Director.
Patrick began his career as the General Manager of the first Swiss private-public partnership company to develop an incubator, technology transfer services and a science park. He then worked as an independent turnaround manager for several European industrial corporations following which he became a partner at the Corporate Recovery practice of Ernst & Young Consulting, Switzerland.
Patrick graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Lausanne in 1984 as major of his promotion. He was honoured in 1993 as Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.