Invent sees the consultancy advise on how to design and implement what it calls “truly new processes, products and services”
CRN asked if Invent has a roster of vendor partners, and was told it intends to leverage “its growing eco-system of partners and start-ups to bring an innovation dimension to client digital projects, for example when working with a client to shape a bank of the future we would facilitate collaborations with a set of relevant FinTechs to name a few.”
We also asked how big Invent is in Australia, to help readers understand what they’re up against in the digital consulting caper. Invent initially told us it has 7000 people around the world and they possess lots of useful skills and wouldn't tell us how many are new hires, rather than re-badged Capgemini staff.
It's since let us know that Invent has 150 staff, plans to double that quickly, and that they're evenly split between new hires and transfers from the rest of Capgemini.
The practice will be led locally by Susan Beeston, who will serve as managing director for Australia and New Zealand. The firm has also opened three “studios” that will focus “primarily in experience design”.
Invent will operate six practices, namely:
- Innovation and Strategy, which sounds like pretty conventional business consulting;
- Customer Engagement;
- Future of Technology, a practice focused that aims “to help businesses capture the possibilities of emerging technology”;
- Insight Driven Enterprise, aka an analytics practice;
- Operations Transformation, to improve supply chain, asset management and other business processes;
- People and Organisation, a workforce culture and skills effort.