The Open Group announced at its summit in Amsterdam today that Capgemini
has upgraded its membership of the organization to Platinum, joining
other IT industry leaders with this status such as HP, IBM, Philips and
Oracle. Capgemini has been a member of The Open Group for many years,
having previously been a platinum member between 2005 and 2012.
With the convergence of technologies from cloud computing to big data,
end-user organizations are looking for guidance on how to take advantage
of these tools within a rapidly changing market. The Open Group's Open
Platform 3.0™ Forum is a key venue for businesses like Capgemini to
address the architectural issues and structural considerations
associated with these technologies - a key reason for Capgemini
upgrading its membership status. In addition Capgemini recognised that
its new status would allow it to help shape the open standards that the
technology industry increasingly demands.
As part of its Platinum membership, Capgemini will have a seat on The
Open Group's Governing Board, which will be filled by Lanny Cohen,
Global Chief Technology Officer of Capgemini Group, with Ron Tolido,
Chief Technology Officer, Application Services Continental Europe at
Capgemini as his alternate. Capgemini will also boost its paticipation
in a number of The Open Group Forums.
"We are very pleased to welcome back Capgemini as a Platinum Member
of The Open Group," said Allen Brown, President and CEO of The Open
Group. "Capgemini's contributions to all of our Forums and work
groups has always been highly valued and now, rejoining our other
platinum members they will be able to once again help guide The Open
Group's future direction."
"Technologies are evolving quicker than ever and we believe open
standards are crucial to organizations that are looking for Digital
Transformation," said Lanny Cohen, Global CTO at Capgemini. "Our
customers need agility and to innovate, just as much as quality and
manageability; we believe contributions to open standards for
architecture, professional certification, security and the third
platform will help them to find that. We are looking forward to active
collaboration within The Open Group forums."
Notes to editors
About The Open Group
The Open Group is an international vendor- and technology-neutral
consortium upon which organizations rely to lead the development of IT
standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key
industry peers, suppliers and best practices. The Open Group provides
guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and
vendor neutrality. Further information on The Open Group can be found at www.opengroup.org.
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