(First Base Building in the BullStreet district of Columbia, S.C. Image source: Bullstreetsc.com.)
Capgemini, the global consultancy firm based in Paris, has opened a new delivery center at The BullStreet District in Columbia, SC, known as the largest urban redevelopment project east of the Mississippi River. Capgemini says it will service its insurance clients interested in implementations of Duck Creek Technologies software but will also provide services to support other insurance and cross-industry implementations. The new Columbia delivery center is Capgemini’s first location in the state of South Carolina, with 125 employees already assigned to the center, the vendor reports.
Capgemini says that the new delivery center is designed to operate in the new world of DevOps and the distributed Agile model. The firm describes the ethos of the new center as having the objective of fostering collaboration through technology and workplace design, establishing a future-forward model for digital delivery.
“Capgemini selected The BullStreet District in Columbia as the site of its latest delivery center partly because of its acquisition of Columbia-based TCube Solutions,” comments Sam McGuckin, Executive VP and Head of Capgemini’s Columbia Delivery Center. “BullStreet is the state’s first urban gigabit community in a city that has a growing reputation as an IT hub. We are excited about being a part of the dynamic BullStreet District.”
Capgemini notes that acquired Columbia-based TCube Solutions in February 2017 due to its focus on property/casualty insurance software and services to complement its alliance partnership with Duck Creek Technologies. TCube Solutions employees have been folded into Capgemini and as the delivery center’s work expands, it is expected that additional IT resources will be hired.
“It is a bright day for Columbia and the BullStreet District as we add Capgemini’s Delivery Center as another company choosing our city to open up new operations,” comments Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia. “Capgemini is a large global company who works with many leading companies around the world on IT implementations and business transformation. Choosing Columbia and the BullStreet District means that our IT skills are on the global stage.”
Proximity to the University of South Carolina
Capgemini also selected Columbia for its proximity to the University of South Carolina, which the vendor expects to provide potential new IT resources as well as innovation. “The University thrives when innovative tech companies like Capgemini are our neighbors,” comments USC President Harris Pastides. “Maintaining strong relationships with local private sector companies opens up research and employment opportunities for our students and graduates in high-demand fields.”
The new center will be located at the First Base Building, the largest private office building constructed in downtown Columbia since 2009, and adjacent to Spirit Communications Park stadium, home of Minor League Baseball’s Columbia Fireflies.
“We are delighted that Capgemini selected BullStreet as its location in Columbia,” comments Bob Hughes, Chairman of Hughes Development Corporation, master developer of the BullStreet District. “BullStreet will be a one-of-a-kind, walkable district filled with an engaging mix of entertainment, local and national shops, offices, restaurants and residences. It will continue to grow and be a place that helps attract and retain talent and new companies for the Midlands. Capgemini’s choice of BullStreet confirms this vision and we are excited to welcome their team to BullStreet.”