Altimeter Group, Capgemini Consulting team up

In a move designed to help companies take their research-based strategies up a notch, Altimeter Group and Capgemini Consulting have started a partnership.

Altimeter Group's Charlene Li

SAN FRANCISCO: Altimeter Group has agreed to form a partnership with Capgemini Consulting in an effort to help clients implement research-based strategies.

Through the collaboration, Altimeter will combine its research and strategy-planning chops with Capgemini’s implementation experience, said Altimeter CEO Charlene Li.

She added that Capgemini, part of the larger Capgemini Group, specializes in working with companies to make sure they are using technology and strategy correctly.

"We don’t have the people to do that, so we were looking for a partner who could work with us when we have clients who need more of the implementation work," Li explained.

Altimeter works with large organizations and Fortune 500 companies such as UPS and Southwest Airlines

Capgemini was interested in teaming up with Altimeter because of the firm’s research and its experience in the Silicon Valley market, said Li.

Helping companies with their digital transformations is a major area of focus for both organizations, specifically in terms of customer relationships, she added.

"A lot of companies focus on the technology, while we’re more focused on the customer experience being created from those technologies," Li explained, adding that another goal of the partnership is to disrupt the mostly insular consulting space. "If you look at the speed at which innovation happens, the more networked and open you are, the faster you can move and the more you can serve your clients. We really see this as a way of shaking up the research space."

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