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Andrew Zimmerman, Managing Director of Capgemini Invent NA & frog © 2021 frog design inc. frog is part of Capgemini Invent

For many, frog is a design legend. The company, originally called Esslinger Design, was founded in 1969 by Hartmut Esslinger in Altensteig in Germany’s Black Forest. It was renamed FROG – an acronym for Federal Republic of Germany – in 1982. Over the course of 52 years it evolved from its roots in industrial design (developing designs for, among others, Wega and Apple) into a catalyst for innovation in the early days of Silicon Valley, ultimately becoming a global leader in design-led innovation with studios all around the world. Now, the next chapter of the frog story will be written together with Capgemini Invent.

As part of the Altran acquisition, the Capgemini Group has gained “two world-class teams” in frog and Cambridge Consultants. According to the press release, the integration of frog and Cambridge Consultants will strengthen Capgemini Invent’s position as a powerhouse of innovation, design and transformation. The spotlight is on three key competencies that will be bolstered by the new acquisitions: customers first, intelligent industry and enterprise transformation. The move builds on Capgemini Invent’s sector and data expertise and aims to foster the development of a new generation of products and services for sustainable business growth.

Capgemini Invent is an integral part of Capgemini, an organisation with 270,000 team members in nearly 50 countries. It is a globally leading partner for companies seeking to transform and manage their business using technology. In 2020 the Capgemini Group reported global revenues of EUR 16 billion.

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